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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. as casualties soar in Iraq, The US rethinks its war tactics

on our military policies. but the PM stands firm firing line over the Cronulla riots. A damning report puts police in the And what this man did to save his life after a freak stingray attack. Ten News with Natarsha Belling. Good morning. its military strategy in Iraq The US is rethinking continues to soar. as the number of American casualities this month alone, 72 US troops have died in Iraq

but John Howard says Aussie soldiers won't be withdrawn. proudly strut the streets of Iraq. Gunmen linked to al-Qa'ida are struggling to gain control It's clear coalition troops more than ever before. claim more lives, Now, as attacks on US forces to have to rethink its strategy. the military admits it's going what we're seeing in the city. We're obviously very concerned about We're taking a lot of time at the whole Baghdad security plan. to go back and look to Vietnam. Comparisons are now being made One commentator has said the equivalent of the Tet offensive, this week's violence may be in the public's attitude to Vietnam. seen as the turning point it's possible. Even the US President admits He could be right. a stepped-up level of violence. There's certainly The US military has described a recent operation in Baghdad as disheartening. John Howard. But the bad news is not swaying heartening and disheartening things. In any military operation, you have

He's again stated Australian troops will stick it out until Iraq is more secure

he's softening his stance on the war. and denies Opposition claims That is ridiculous. is arranged differently Because the sequence of words

from one interview to the next, "You've changed your position." people start saying, has not altered. Look, our fundamental position Australia's involvement in Iraq John Howard has admitted as Prime Minister. is the most unpopular move he's made

a victory for the terrorists, But he's adamant pulling out would be

in Jemaah Islamiah. including those closer to Australia

Laurel Irving, Ten News. General Peter Cosgrove defence force chief became Australia's most well-known to restore order in East Timor. after leading a successful mission he's remained in the public eye, Since his retirement of Cyclone Larry, helping causes like the victims will launch his autobiography. and today the Prime Minister General Cosgrove joins me now. Good morning, General Cosgrove. It's been the hot topic of the week. Australian troops should leave Iraq? In your opinion, when do you think

down there. I support the Prime is for this morning enjoying herself

Minister. This morning I said that I Minister. This morning I said that I believe he should stay and the same

course. The mass majority of the home

do one pays for they are also do one pays for they are also want a

bearded deal. They would have

represented of government and

freedom. The security forces there a

protecting them from a descent into

total anarchy. John Howard was quoted

as saying we could leave the ragout as saying we could

of we left behind a good and stable

country. As the Prime Minister

softening his stance? There seems to

me that there is no country in the me that there is no country

world which has a perfect security,

perfect governments, perfect

administration if bad in the sense,

you need to understand you need to understand them Iraq

there will be an Iraqi form of

democracy, there will always be

volatile society, some level of

localised to cent, so if we looking

for this perfection, we won't find for this perfection, we won't find it there or anywhere else. G thing

staying in Iraq increases the

threatening - threat of terrorism? threatening - threat of terrorism? I

think it is not Iraq per say, but as

and cas art position in line with the West

and cas countries which is for us and

they can which it is an enemy of all they can which it is an enemy of

of these ideological terrorist

movements. It is that rather than any

particular action. We've seen

parallels by the US President with

Iraq being similar to Vietnam. What

is your position about that? is your position about that? There

are some similarities but the

differences are also there. If you differences are also there.

think about the situation in Vietnam,

it had - it up up the Ford team of it had - it up up

difference, there is a geopolitical five years. But there is a time

difference. Will we are whereas some

were obvious differences. Was correct

or similar is there a large number of

troops in there who are confronting a

resurgence villa quite ruthless and resurgence villa quite ruthless

what they do. Today is all about what they do. Today is all

looking back on your Career comedy

had any regrets? I think in the sense had any regrets? I think in the sense

of some of those very big issues that

happened while I was in Canberra, I happened while I was in Canberra,

am quite frank am quite frank that be were it

reflects a loft. The average grade

position as I mentioned. Of course I

deeply regret any casualties we head

with trading accidents we've had.

There is the nature of for the

defence force does. They're amazing

young men and women who take rests on

our country's behalf. It is something

I was always said about. Reflecting I was always said about.

back and your career and now you've back and your career and now

moved on, was a layer the situation

there. I've put out a media statement

today applauding the work by all the today applauding the work by all the

insurers. Builders and the trades men

and women who are preparing homes, it and women who are preparing homes,

looks like we all have the

looks like we all have the vast

majority of homes by the 1st majority of homes by the 1st

December. Even if that means other

construction workers - work inside construction workers - work

behind still take place, people all

not be getting apprehensive after the not be getting apprehensive after the

first of the same buyer. They may be first of the same buyer.

one or two who will still be working

there. That is good news. Carl Scully New South Wales Police Minister

is ignoring calls for his resignation response to the Cronulla riots. over a report critical of the police police command structure broke down The damning inquiry revealing the were left to fend for themselves. and front-line officers last December's Cronulla race riot The heavily edited report into has revealed a deeply flawed response from the New South Wales police, of the 5,000-strong crowd which lost control the Sydney beachside suburb. allowing thugs to rampage through were praised for their courage, Officers on duty at Cronulla undoubtedly saved lives. which the report says But the report also reveals the police command structure failed, there was insufficient command and control of the police response, not enough police to control the angry crowd, poor planning and inadequate communications. Assistant Commissioner Mark Goodwin, who was in charge of the police operation, is one of 12 senior officers ordered to provide a written response to the report. Local Area Commander Robert Redfern,? also named in the report, will be among those asked to account for their actions to Police Commissioner Ken Moroney. And I welcome legitimate criticism, because if it helps or helps individuals in your organisation grow, then that can't be a bad thing.

But following critical reports of police command failures in the riots at Redfern and Macquarie Fields, the Commissioner is under pressure to find a solution.

Mr Moroney now proposing the establishment

of a police command college to train senior police.

The whole issue of the leadership of those situations becomes critical and I believe the establishment of the command college

is crucial to our future directions. Meanwhile Police Minister Carl Scully is ignoring calls for his resignation, the Opposition claiming he misled Parliament and tried to bury the report. This absolute ludicrous nonsense that somehow I was motivated to cover up, keep them in a drawer, secrete them away from the public, I must be overwhelmed by what's in them, frightened and fearful,

what a load of codswallop. Sydney talk back host Alan Jones has also rejected criticism that his comments on air prior to the riot, helped fuel the violence.

John Hill, Ten News. The media deals just keep coming with Rupert Murdoch buying a stake in Fairfax. The strategic purchase of 7.5% was made several hours after the market closed and is worth $364 million. News Corporation could use the stake to block future takeovers or may itself be preparing to launch a bid for the rival company. The new rules not only allow an individual to own a newspaper and a TV station in the same market, they also lift limits on foreign ownership in the media market. The News acquisition follows a $4.5 billion deal between PBL and private Equity firm CVC Asia Pacific and Channel Seven's raid on West Australian newspapers.

Unions have slammed a Qantas decision to move 340 IT jobs overseas. The Australian workers union says moving support services to India will put passport information at risk and jeopardise passenger safety. Qantas has defended the cost-saving measure, saying it was necessary because of extra security expenditure

since September 11. A toddler has been killed and three of her sisters seriously injured in an horrific crash in South Australia's mid-north. The girls, all under the age of 6, were airlifted to Adelaide's Women's and Children's Hospital. Their father is being treated in the Royal Adelaide.

He was driving his daughters along National Highway One just after midnight when their car rolled at Mambray Creek near Port Augusta. A doctor passing at the time stopped to help, but the 2-year-old girl died at the scene.

Queensland's coroner is investigating the shocking death of a little girl in a playground accident. 21-month-old Monica Livingstone died after falling off a pirate ship at a popular playground in Townsville. The toddler had been climbing a rope ladder from the ship just a metre off the ground, when she fell. A CT scan uncovered an undiagnosed cyst on the little girl's brain. It's not known whether that contributed to her death. Townsville Council will review the park's safety. As Brisbane's freeway fiasco continues They say the closure of the Riverside Expressway, the major arterial into the business district, is costing them up to $4 million a day. there. That is good news. The there. That is good news. The we

have to make sure that that does not

fall down on two people down here.

When that exit ramp is open, is

another story.

It's been shut since Tuesday when workers found a hairline crack in an overpass. The small community taking it upon itself to help save drought-ravaged farmers from suicide

That story when the morning news returns. And what doctors think saved the life of the man

attacked in a freak stingray accident. This program is captioned live. The lack of rain isn't the worst problem affecting our farmers. The loss of the family property is one of the major causes of depression and suicide in drought-ravaged communities. In one part of Australia, a small community is having to help itself. When it comes to the weather farmers are used to rolling with the punches. But this year, this drought, and despite enduring optimism,

it's more than they can take. The farmers that we've got here in Australia are the best of the best, I'm confident they'll get through it. Do you think you can see the hopelessness through the town? Sorry, I've got to cut off there. I don't think I can do this. Dennis Hudd is just one of many farmers feeling the strain. His property at Bordertown in South Australia's south-east has been in the family for more than 100 years. But drought and falling crop prices have finally won out. His farm is up for sale. A family farm or a farm that they've built up

over a period of time in their lifetime and put so much into it and to see it all fall down, for no reason, you know. Dennis had the blessing of his family to sell up in times too tough. His neighbours, the Hunts, are also feeling the pinch. Everyone tells us the third generation are the ones that lose the farm so we're working very hard not to do that. Drought doesn't just drain life from stock and crops. In the south-east, there's a growing fear it's also leading to suicide. I don't think there's one farmer that hasn't felt that at one time or another, I know I've banged my head against the wall. Everything comes on top of you. So now Dennis and other locals have organised a series of seminars to run in the region over the next two days. Log on to setyourselffree.com.au for details. Gerda Jezuchowski, Ten News. And for more on what is becoming a rural epidemic we're joined by chairman of Beyond Blue Jeff Kennett. Mr Kennett, staggering statistics reveal one male farmer every four days is taking his own life. What can we do to stop this? another story. Four

another story. Four thing up many of another story. Four thing up many of

the farmers are feeling a great the farmers are feeling a great deal

of stress, great deals of anxiety and

added race but we have to give them

hope. The whole point of hope. The whole point of Beyond the

loos were and most of us in the

community if I to say to the farmers

as banners the problems maybe, as banners the problems maybe, they

have to appreciate the gift of life.

We have to have been through this

particular if crisis. That is our

objective. For many farmers, talking

about depression and their problems

is hard. In rural communities, there

are very few services and those

services than a beer services than a beer I'll have

resented by GPs and they are under much juice as well and there are no

facilities for very few. facilities for very few. The un blue

has tried to address that by opening

up an information line and up an information line and the number

for that his - many farmers in for that his - many farmers in touch earlier Kent menthe is so hot line

than talk about depression. Bacon

hopefully be directed to a system.

Vera things that are happening. Vera things that are happening. We

have to do more. Many have to do more. Many be governments

to understand that while it is very

important that you give financial

relief, you also have to provide

relief that looks after the soles of

our farmers were going through this

incredibly difficult period. That

probably means putting a large number

of psychologists out into the

divisions of general practice divisions of general practice this

year of drought affected year of drought affected area so they

can work with the GPs to talk to

these men if so they don't become

more depressed, more ill and then

think thought that none of us want to

thing. Chisinau, the drought and suicide has been on the news

recently. One academic Slam farmers and slammed the so since I

government. Is it a realistic government. Is it a realistic common

to say that farmers should be

preparing for the drop? I think it is

the most hurtful, that can be made. A

Heffernan set off Amish have move

north. Those, as I'd just read it

ridiculous. They're harmful and are

only love of going to leave only love of going to leave added

stress for those who are going

through Segers as is another hard.

Will we have to do is be more

positive and giver farmers hope positive and giver farmers hope then

give them provide - provide him with

not just financial assistance but

provide them with the sisters are all provide them with the sisters are all at first the condition of their minds

and of their souls and I don't say

that likely. I do believe that likely. I do believe they have

we come together have been

governments realise this, we can governments realise this, we can act in a very proactive in a very proactive way. If they give her much freer words of wisdom. Both. A month after Steve Irwin's death, doctors in America are fighting to save the life of another man stabbed in the chest by a stingray. But unlike the Crocodile Hunter this time the victim didn't pull the barb out. Doctors can't believe such a freak attack has happened again. When it fired the barb, normally it would have gone into the air, or would not have been... A stingray's not a sharp shooter for God's sakes.

82-year-old James Bertakis was in his boat on a Miami canal with his granddaughter and a friend when a metre-long stingray flung itself onboard, landing in his lap. She heard him screaming and she looked over and it was in his lap - it just jumped in the boat and he was trying to get it out of his lap and that's when he was getting lacerated and stung. Just like with Steve Irwin, the stingray's barb shot into his chest, piercing his heart. But unlike the Crocodile Hunter he didn't pull it out and surgeons say that is what saved his life. As long as it's within the muscle and not having been pulled out, which happened to Steve Irwin, it will continue to beat. It took surgeons almost two hours to remove the 6cm barb. It's serrated like a combat knife on both edges and is extremely sharp on the point. The World War II veteran is now in a critical but stable condition. He has a reasonable chance of recovery but it's not guaranteed. It's a very serious and freaky injury. Marine experts are again warning such an attack is rare. But that is little comfort for Bertakis's family who say their thoughts are also with Terri Irwin and her children. I must say, I just didn't think that could happen. I had never heard of that happening ever, until last month, and to hear it happened again, to our father, was shocking. In the United States, Leisa Goddard-Roles, Ten News. A Muslim teacher in the UK has lost her legal battle to wear a veil in class. Her plight has become the centre of a religious debate in Britain after Prime Minister Tony Blair said the Islamic head-dress was a mark of separation. A month ago, it would have made just a few paragraphs in the local paper, but such is the passion surrounding the debate over the Muslim veil that 24-year-old teaching assistant Aishah Azmi has come to symbolise the international debate over the future direction of multiculturalism. Muslim women who wear the veil are not aliens, and politicians need to recognise that what they say can have a very dangerous impact on the lives of the minorities we treat as outcasts.

Suspended from her job at this Church of England junior school in Dewsbury because she refused to remove her veil at work, Ms Azmi took her employers to a tribunal claiming she'd suffered discrimination under religious equality law. In the end, they decided the education of the children was of paramount importance

and the action taken by the school was correct. However, Ms Azmi was awarded ?1,000 in compensation

for what the tribunal described as "injury to feelings". The veil does not cause a barrier. I can teach perfectly well with my veil on. The Prime Minister described the veil this week as a mark of separation. Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell called it a "symbol of subjugation". Shadow Home Secretary David Davis wrote of "voluntary apartheid". As for Ms Azmi, well, despite her local Muslim Labour MP advising not to, she's decided to appeal against today's judgment. A glimpse this morning of Cate Blanchett's new flick. The Aussie beauty is the envy of women the world over in 'Babel', starring alongside Hollywood hunk Brad Pitt. Jesus Christ, why can't you just relax? Why are you so stressed? You're the reason I'm stressed.

You're the reason why I can't relax. Clips from the multi-stranded movie will be shown at the 50th London Film Festival, which opened this week. A great white shark tagged in South Australian waters has turned up off the northern coast of Western Australia. Scientists named the shark Columba and her journey is the longest ever recorded using satellite tracking. Four months ago,

the great white was hauled aboard a CSIRO research vessel off Port Lincoln in waters notorious for the huge man-eaters. A satellite tracking device was fitted to its dorsal fin. Her 4,000km journey from there surprised even scientists. We know sharks do this but this is the first time we've been able to document the pathway it takes. Columba left Port Lincoln waters in late June. She was off the West Australian Coast by mid July and has been loitering 100 kilometres northwest of Exmouth for the last month at depths of up 800 metres. Clearly, there must be some biological event occuring there that attracts them. But researchers don't know what that is.

Humpback whales and their calves head there at the same time but Columba's too far off-shore to be hunting them. There may be other species of whales out there or aggregations of squid or other fin fish that they're interested in. It's the first time such a long journey has been successfully tracked by satellite. Researchers hope it'll reveal travelling patterns of the great white to protect them from us and us from them. They don't produce very many young and because of that

it means their population numbers are easily depleted through accidental capture or fishing. Columba will probably shake-off the tracking device soon. Researchers will be watching closely until then. Kimberley Harper, Ten News. The simple things you can do in the kitchen to ward off osteoporosis. That story when the Morning News returns. This program is captioned live. The PM has refused to put a time frame on bringing Australian troops home from Iraq. He's standing by his commitment to keep them there until the country is stable. It comes as the US begins to rethink its military tactics in Iraq. Calls for the NSW Police Minister to be sacked over a report critical of the police response to the Cronulla riots. Doctors in America are fighting to save the life of a man stabbed in the chest by a stingray. Unlike Steve Irwin's freak accident, the 82-year-old victim didn't pull the barb out.

A decision, surgeons say, saved his life.

Just when you thought the cost of petrol would stay down, the world's largest oil-producing nations have decided to cut production by 1.2 million barrels a day in a bid to boost prices. In other finance news - the Australian share market is stronger this morning. We've all been told from an early age that calcium is good for your bones.

But what's not commonly known is that parts of our diet can actually be bad for them. Joining us on World Osteoporosis Day

is Judy Stenmark from Osteoporosis Australia. Judy, there's some new research

into what fad diets or too much alcohol can do to our bones.

always the excess alcohol, the always the excess alcohol, the good

news is that one or two glasses of

one of the day may protect bones but

excessive alcohol over long periods

can have an extreme effect on bones.

Fed diets, especially when you're at

cutting out a whole group - booed

groups, can have an effect on groups, can have an effect on bones

but particularly when it leaves to

anorexia. If teenagers have eating

disorders, how long can we see before

those problems started again? With

extreme anorexia, sometimes the body

never recovers and extreme person

with anorexia can have the bones of a

70 year-old if nothing is done about

it. It is a big problem if you have

anorexia. What about coffee? We

thought by caffeine intake is thought by caffeine intake is a major

risk that there. If you cast him and

take his low enjoy having six or

seven strong cups of coffee a-day

taking over detrimental effect on taking over detrimental effect on you

by his. Dairy products are very good

in preventing osteoporosis, in preventing osteoporosis, are they

so the key areas? Calcium so the key areas? Calcium in Derry is

a great source of calcium - this

report shows us that there report shows us that there raging

micro nutrients is a protein and the

be by Simmons and Kate Vize Symons as

be by Simmons and Kate Vize Symons as

well, are emerging as interesting

effects on bones. We do need some

more research but things like Green,

- green leafy vegetables all contain

those micro nutrients. If you have a

really healthy, well-balanced diet

and keep up the calcium and vitamin

D. Lidlington is there with you. 5th D. Lidlington is there with you. D. Lidlington is there with you. 5th of D. Lidlington is there with you. 5th

of rural when the oath of of rural when the oath of leaky vessel was a very important.

Broccoli, strawberries to all those

things as well. 10 Seafoods a good

buzz off. Us not so sore if food. If

recurred - for Cossack and goat's

cheese. Banana smoothies a fall of cheese. Banana smoothies a fall of -

full-cream milk and you get if. It is

healthy stuff and says there were

eating. We try to educate the public

to eat properly to prevent the to eat properly to prevent the disease. Some of those recipes to

show and there is not show and there is not to the court to

have those foods in your diet. have those foods in your diet. It is

very simple. These recipes are on the

osteoporosis website but with ricotta

cheese, some say it is bland cheese, some say it is bland by Egon

spice it up if we have spiked spices.

There are lots of things we can do.

There is very easy to keep going with

elegance. As far as a player of all

those foods of flavours. those foods of flavours. They give her much. Adelaide sleep researchers are helping to solve a previously ignored and widespread problem.

Teenage insomnia is being treated with great success in a new university program. Symptoms of insomnia can affect children even before their teenage years. Adelaide researchers surveyed 160 school students. We were a little surprised because we found from say, 10-year-olds to 17-year-olds, within each age group, we found about 50% reported insomnia symptoms. Dr Gradisar says his studies confirm those in America, that chronic teenage insomnia has a biological trigger, usually puberty, which affects their body rhythms. Anxiety and stress are other key factors. His program involves seven sessions of therapy discussions over two months,

including the mechanics of sleep. We also educate them about body clocks and how they can change, then we go through different sorts of behavioural techniques. Young people who don't get enough sleep are irritable and moody. Potentially, kids who are having

persistent and chronic sleep difficulties could be disadvantaged in their education. Those attending the course here at Flinders Uni

are first asked what their goals are once the study is completed.

The results for many are quite remarkable. One 13-year-old girl was typical.

She was taking two to three hours to fall asleep most nights, which, as you can imagine, is pretty stressful. But after therapy... Time taken to fall asleep was down to about 15 minutes on most nights, so she was really happy.

The Adelaide clinic reports excellent results from its treatment with both students and parents reporting improvements in sleep and waking behaviour. Peter Sellen, Ten News. Now for a look at the national weather and for the rest of the day. The Champ Cars have hit the Indy track for the first time in the lead-up to Sunday's big race. But all eyes are on the only full-time female driver. Ten reporter Andrew Leahy is on the Gold Coast speaking exclusively with Katherine Legg. Andrew?

her much. Her ears we're excited to

have Katharine here. She is gee-up

just popped out of the current come

upstairs after a practice round.

Paddy thinking when out there today?

It was very Excite seemed to learn It was very Excite seemed to learn a

new track. It is a very difficult

track. There was good. D find it

different? We do a lot of straight

courses there was not so courses there was not so different

for us but it's a real tricky for us but it's a real tricky one to

get a hang of. It's a very get a hang of. It's a very large

caused an extreme courses caused an extreme courses are all is

a bit harder. It was difficult but

I'm looking forward to this weekend.

It is a very exciting place to drive.

I saw you when you're hopping in the

rigging a love and attention being the first the now drive a full service to make it harder and you?

Not really. A voice in any girl Not really. A voice in any girl safe

for me is just the law. But something

EDS do it then you learn a lot. EDS do it then you learn a lot. We

have to focus on why you do and do a

job and everything else just job and everything else just goes to

the flow. I know you had the flow. I know you had risen be any

good to be the flower rota. Have you

had much opportunity to get out

there? I love it here. The whole

experience, the whole atmosphere

everything area. When I first came

over I was shocked to find their

Hamas there was an everybody keeps

telling you this is the race you go telling you this is the race you go

to. I really genuinely love the area.

It's awesome. I wish I could get rid

of this cough. It's fantastic to be

here. She will be a Labour today.

Plenty of actions of a come back to

you. 'Australian Idol' is one of the highest rating shows on TV but is it becoming little more than a popularity contest. We go one-on-one with the judges when the Morning News returns.

This program is captioned live. 'Australian Idol' has reached the midway point - six finalists eliminated and six remain. This series is attracting plenty of attention with lots of controversy and the highest ratings since year one. To talk about what's in store, I'm joined by judges Kyle Sandilands, with me here in the studio,

and from Melbourne Mark Holden. Welcome to the both of you. First up, the obvious question -

Kyle, Bobby Flynn, often referred to as the best of the 12, left last week. Plenty of actions of a come back to

you. Four Bobby. I don't you. Four Bobby. I don't think in

the past like camp will anyone would

have a vision for the show. I think

we brought a more people are the

watchwords. The watchwords. The win the music

business, as he enough - mainstream

enough to be marketable? Bobby Riggs

of alternative. Be blown the public

the a chance to see these guys. Bobby

- many people have taken them to

heart. If they had voted for home heart. If they had voted for home he

would still be there today. I would still be there today. I think

he is a huge chance and a huge

future. The sterling I'll has not

been a karaoke competition that been a karaoke competition that

people have painted this as. people have painted this as. Wife

Juliet - year one. We have a Malaysia

much alien guy who had the number one

song is our own stars. song is our own stars. The same here

we introduced to Australia to a young

be boxer. A guy who lived been be boxer. A guy who lived been the

son of a Brisbane. He was son of a Brisbane. He was four and

not enough money to buy insurance.

This idea of of lot of lost my

earpiece. I can I hear what you're saying. I'm going to finish on

unsafe. Bobby is a continuation of

idle doing what it does best. presents idle doing what it does best. It

presents the Australian talent to

much earlier. We find it, we shot.

There has been the standard this There has been the standard this

year. The reason behind the success -

these guys are outstanding musicians.

It depends what you like in music. It depends what you like in music.

Some of these guys are doing Some of these guys are doing their

own performances, their own

instruments, showing their own original songs and there are original songs and there are other if

people who don't play their

instruments but they're fantastic

vocalists. I believe it's because

there is a lot of diversity. there is a lot of diversity. Beacon

of people they love Bobby, of

of people they love Bobby, of people

they love Richi, people love Jessica.

A lot of people are to shedding about

I'll at the moment. A couple of days I'll at the moment. A couple of days

ago you make a comment about the

latest election that there are some

people there were still on the

competition the youth or may not have

all should be the a. I'd like to

judge each performance based on every

seven and I showed. I think as who

should before. There are people out

there who get stuck on their

favourite, like Mark. The mark still

answered prayers on his favourite.

Half that people vote on who does the

best show on solo. Kyle, you are best show on solo. Kyle, you are a

complete none of. He is complete none of. He is here to give us a magic performance. I think one

Tuesday night's show, I don't know we

wear, or policy they were no dad is

on Tuesday night's show. I was for

the first time setback in the studio

audience there and watch all those

guys and I think they're all

fantastic and I would be happy fantastic and I would be happy for

any of them to win. I don't have a

favourite. I'm happy for those guys.

I would go and see all the love the

show. Be the one to win? I really

like Dean or Jessica. They have been

constantly good. Marking Wise,

constantly good. Marking Wise, you have to look that been and he is

brilliant. He is the million-dollar

face, a great story, writes his own

staff, and uses own self-. staff, and uses own self-. I think he

is a whole package. I think is a whole package. I think he's the

guy has a good voice. Much, what

effect? I don't disagree with Carl. I

think Dean is the genuine article and

he is learning every week. If he is

not fake. He is a corkage. He is the first I'll have for years that has

come up to me after touchdown and

given the high-five and a handshake

and he didn't do as showbusiness he

did it because he's a genuine

happening guy. I'll be happy with

either of those guys. I think Damien

is an incredible singer. The Asaph

decide with his piercing deadly salvo

quasars. I'd Dooley summer. quasars. I'd Dooley summer. Whether

or not she has grown enough to

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don't smoke. Directing a cold and did not do. Ahead in sport - punters await a verdict on the fitness of Godolphin star Imperial Stride for tomorrow's Caulfield Cup. That's when Ten's Morning News returns. And West Indian Chris Gayle fined for this clash with Aussie batsman Michael Clarke. This program is captioned live. West Indies all-rounder Chris Gayle has been fined 30% of his match fee following a fiery altercation with Australia's Michael Clarke in their opening round Champions Trophy match. Clarke himself was cleared of any wrong-doing at a hearing

before an ICC disciplinary tribunal. Gayle not so lucky after being reported for behaviour contrary to the spirit of cricket. There was banter but I get on with Chris really well and after the game we were fine but out on the field he wanted to get me out and I was doing everything to get Australia home. Australia must beat England on Saturday

to have any chance of progressing further in the tournament. A vet examination this afternoon is expected to clear Godolphin star Imperial Stride to run in tomorrow's Caulfield Cup. Imperial Stride passing a fitness test this morning. On the surface all seemed well following Imperial Stride's crucial hit-out at Sandown this morning. The 6-year-old showing no signs of the leg injury which threatened his Caulfield Cup hopes. Godolphin now confident a final examination later this afternoon will clear its stable star to run tomorrow. Not for the first time in their careers controversial Irish jockey Keiran Fallon and Europe's best stayer Yeats were the centre of attention. The Melbourne Cup favourite stretching his legs for the first time since arriving on Tuesday. don't smoke. Directing a cold and did not do. The AhirI not do. The AhirI love the way he

wrote back. He showed his well-being.

Very relaxed as you see him. Very relaxed as you see him. As soon as he goes on to the tricky knows he

has no job to do what I'm very The 6-year-old appearing in fine order as Fallon took him through a light trot and canter. Fallon says there's no doubt in his mind Yeats is the best horse ever to run in our greatest race. has no job to do what I'm very.

Pleased. I think he is the The weekend weather details when the morning news returns.

This program is captioned live. Now for a look at the national weather.

That brings you up to date with all the news. Stay with Ten for updates throughout the day and the full details in Ten's news hour tonight. I'm Natarsha Belling. Good morning.

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