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Terror in Mumbai, coordinated

blasts rock India's finance

district leaving 21 dead. It's

6:00am, Thursday, 14 July, good

morning, I'm Ron Wilson, I'm Cannes Film

Film Festival, welcome to Ten's

Early News. This morning, -- Tim

Webster, welcome to Terell Thuesday,

the bid for BSkyB withdrawn. In

sport, Darren Lockyer defends Mal

Meninga, as the war of words

between Queensland and New South

Wales Rugby League intensifies. And in

in finance, we tell giant David

Jones slashes its forecast of

profit after consumers aband on winter

winter sales. A check of the weather:

Mumbai's finance district has been

rocked by what appears have been a

coordinated terrorist attack after

succession, three bombs went off in quick

succession, at least 21 have been

killed, authorities warn that

number could rise. The explosions

were in busy areas of Mumbai during

the evening rush hour. Three near

simultaneous blasts ripping through

the heart of India's commercial

capital. One in the Bisari bizarre,

one in the Opera House district and

a third. We feel that this was a

coordinated attack by terrorists.

The choice of locations and timing

designed to cause maximum

casualties, Mumbai, Delhi Calcutta

and other cities have been placed

on high alert. Mumbai was was the

place of coordinated attacks in

2008. These latest explogss come on

the birthday of the -- explosion the birthday of the -- explosion

come on the birthday of the sole

surviving gun mun of those attacks.

-- Munman of those attacks. Mumbai

-- gunman of those attacks.

Investigations are under way.

Rupert Murdoch has bowed to public

and political pressure, and shelved

a planned takeover of the British broadcaster BSkyB, Europe

Correspondent Brett Mason has been

following the story when it was

discovered that a murder victim's

phone was hacked. Pulling away from

the BSkyB, is it a major blow to

the Murdoch empire. It's a huge

blow for generations in Britain, Rupert Murdoch's friendship and

support has been essential to political

political survival, tonight. In the

halls of power in Westminster

politican after politican is

standing up saying how terrible the

actions of News International and

News Limited are. They are

accusation, but both sides of

parliament voted to vote down the

$12 billion takeover bid of BSkyB,

by Rupert Murdoch. The United

States Senate is considering an

investigation into News

International, and News Corporation,

actions in that country with 9/11

victims accused of having their

phones hacked. And News Limited is

announcing a 3-year review of its

expenditure to ensure legitimate

services were paid for. For decades

he had policitians in his grip.

They fared him, courted him and

convinced themselves his approval

was a prerequisite for power. All

of that is changing. It's not about

Rupert Murdoch, the power of the

press will be dramatically eroded.

We may be witnessing the most

significant rebalancing in a public

life. Today we saw the latest

manifestation of this with

Murdoch's almost total retreat from

the battlefield as he shelved his

bid for BSkyB. I think this is the right

right decision. This company needs

to sort out the problems at News

International. This is put down as

a victory for people power, and few

played a greater part in that man

Milly Dowler's family and solicitor.

This shows the power of the public,

to stand up to something however

big an organisation is. The

atmosphere at Westminster is pretty

bad tempered. News International

descrepded from the gutter to --

descended from the gutters to the

Suez, the tragedy is they let the

rats out of the Suez. This is the

end of the world as we know it, and

the beginning of something new.

Former NSW MP has been allowed to

stay in Tel Aviv. Sylvia Hale has

been given the nod to stay in the

country until she receives an entry

permit into Palestine, Sylvia Hale,

and another activist were arrested

as they were on their way to take

part in the protest. We simply said

"We would like to go to Palestine,

you cannot get there unless you go

to Israel. Israel officials have a

different story, saying Sylvia Hale

was arrested when she shouted "Free

Palestine", and faced deportation.

Julia Gillard will take her carbon

tax campaign to the National Press

Club, and will be hoping for a

better reception than she received in

in Brisbane. She was heckled about

lies and backflips by voters at a

shopping centre when she tried to

explain the details of her

controversial tax. Why did you lie

to us? I thought I could talk to

you about it. Tensions were running

high at a Melbourne community forum

run by Tony Abbott after a carbon

tax supporters was followed and

intimidated by a man opposing the

tax. And Malcolm Turnbull suggested

Tony Abbott flip flopped on climate

change to take the party's

leadership. Malcolm Turnbull lost

the top job in 2009 over the

Emissions Trading Scheme. The new

Liberal leader, Malcolm Turnbull

Emissions says, has gone from a carbon tax to

Emissions Trading Scheme, to no

scheme to his Direct Action Plan,

when asked the former Liberal

party's leader refused to endorse his

party's current climate change

policy. The Christmas Island

inquest has been told that a man

who survived took a small girl's

life jacket and kicked her away.

Islanders have been giving their

account of the crash that killed 60

people. Many could have been saved

if they had better equipment and

called on the WA Government for an

urgent upgrade, it was said. Purely

to improve the Emergency Services

on Christmas Island should the

event occur of another tragedy. event occur of another tragedy.

Officers say many victims drowned

after being washed away from the

rescue vote. Work to convert a

Western Australian army camp into a Western Australian army camp into a

detention centre is about to

commence. The plans to transform

the bash action in Northam, has

locals on edge. Many are worried

their community will not be safe.

The Federal Government scaled back

the plan, the facility will hold the plan, the facility will hold

600 male asylum seeker of 1500. The

imare graigs Department says the

centre will -- Immigration

Department says the centre will

open in October costing $165 open in October costing $165

million. Queensland Captain Darren

Lockyer is standing by coach Mal

Meninga as the State of Origin feud

refuses to go away. Mal Meninga has

kept silent since criticising the NRL

NRL judiciary, accusing the Blues

of a conspiracy to undermine his

coaching credentials. Can we have a

quick comment. No. He's let his

personnel feelgts be known publicly.

Where -- feelings be known publicly,

he's the coach of the team. The

Match Review Panel is seeking an Match Review Panel is seeking an

apology from Mal Meninga, and the

newspaper that published the

comments. AFL and Collingwood will

give Alan Didak until Friday to

prove his fitness for Saturday's

clash with Carlton, Didak missed

two games, and was restricted to

running laps at training. I'd be

confident he come up. He has until

Friday to prove his fitness. Dale Thomas

Thomas trained with the main group,

and looks to have overcome his knee

complaint. Cadel Evans hopes of

winning the Port Stephens Tourism

rests in the Pyrenees, he upheld

his -- pee' winning the Tour de

France the rests in of the Pyrenees. France the rests in of the Pyrenees.

Andre Greipel reversed the results

winning the 11th stage Mark

Cavendish, and Andre Greipel, head

to head. Kaved, oh, boy, revenge is

-- Mark Cavendish, ho buoy, revenge

is sweet -- oh boy, revenge is

sweet. Now for the finance with Tim

Webster. David Jones looks like it

may have been hit hard by the

retail problem. David Jones/ed

profit forecasts after distras

rocks You -- David Jones slashed

profit forecasts, it warned the ASX

ith fourth-quarter profit could plunge

plunge 11%. The June and July sales

means the company downgraded

second-half forecasts. News on the

back of the latest consumer

confidence index, falling 8.3% to

lows not seen since the global

financial crisis, things are

looking better in China, economic

activity up 9.5%. Retail sales up

17.7% on last year, industrial output

output extended by 15.1%. Inflation

is the main concern, rising 0.3% to

6.4%. Results are generally

positive for Australia's economy.

The numbers - US stocks are trading

higher, the following Ben Berne

angry's promise the new -- Ben Bernanke's promise that the new

invasion project is due.

Let's look at the weather forecast: Let's

Let's take a look at what is making

newspaper headlines around the newspaper headlines around the

country, the 'Herald Sun' remembering late football legend

Allan 'Yabby' Jeans, who died

yesterday. 'The Australian' - ABC's yesterday. 'The Australian' - ABC's

lobbying for Government funding to

broadcast Australia's overseas broadcast Australia's overseas

television service as inappropriate.

Two economists have shaken up the

native forest logging debate after

purchasing a woodchip mill. And the

Adelaide 'Advertiser' says the push

for stunning of livestock in

Australia before slaughter will be

proposed. Still ahead - injuries in

Spain's Running of the Hills, and

Qantas engineers go on strike for

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You're with Ten's Early News, a man

is dead after being run over in the

driveway of a property near

Brisbane overnight. Police officers

say there was an altercation at the

Alberton property before a woman

allegedly drove over the man and

fled the scene. She was arrested a

short time ago on the Gold Coast.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard told a

Brisbane community forum her carbon

tax is better and more ambitious

than Kevin Rudd's failed Emissions

Trading Scheme. The PM will face

the National Press Club, after

being heckled by voters. The blades

have come out. That is incredibly

sharp. The carbon crew said turned

cold. At a Melbourne community

forum run by Tony Abbott a lone

Green swamped in a sea of blue. We

do not need you at all. Pushed. Go.

Excuse me, is there a reason why

you are holding and pushing me. And

followed outside. I can't leave

because I'm scared of you. Finally

brought to tears. Come and pick me

up, I'm really scared. Julia

Gillard's truth campaign took her

to a Brisbane shopping centre, when

a Galaxy Poll shows 60% opposed the

carbon tax, many did not believe

her broken words. You have no

mandate. Good on her. You are an

Australian. Good on them. I'll tell

you what Australia is. Why did you

lie to us. I thought I could talk

to you about it. Why are you

continuing? At a community forum

tempers pay have cooled. When is it

OK for a person in a high office

lied. How can anyone trust you with

this ror. I can only answer you on

that explaining who I am, what my

values are and what guides me. You

can change your mind, but when you

change your mind on something like

that, you should take it to the

next election. The colour of the

political roadshow overshadowed the

Government's announce., giving more

money to the Consumer Watchdog to

crack down on businesses using the

carbon tax rr as a chance to -- to

price gouge. Nurses at a Sydney

Hospital will go on strike after a

colleague was beaten and stabbed.

Edith Castro was attacked by a

distressed patient. No security

officers were in the security

office at the time. Security were

there within minutes. We would have

expected they would have had a

heightened sense of security and

protection of their staff. NSW

Health Minister Jillian Skinner has

since ordered a review of security

in the State's hospitals. A man has

suffered cuts to his head and hand

before being stabbed outside his

home in Sydney's south-west

overnight. The 40-year-old was

confronted by a man wearing a

balaclava, as he pulled into his

driveway. The offender attacked a

man with a knife before fleeing.

The victim is in Liverpool hospital,

police continue to investigate. A

teenage girl found dead in a Sydney

apartment is believed to have been

murdered. The 18-year-old's body

was found by a concerned family

member. The building is mainly

occupied by younger people and

foreign students. The body may have

been there since Saturday. The

block's residence have been

questioned. A post-mortem will be carried

carried out. It could be 12 months

before we know the full story

behind the Tiger Airways safetys

breaches, an interim report reveals

that a plane flue too low at Avalon,

but gives away not much else. The

Tiger Airways is still grounded

pending a safety investigation. An

interim report confirms a pilot

flew into the danger zone following

a missed approach to Melbourne's

Avalon airport, the pilot

reposition without clearance,

flying the aircraft at 1600 feet

instead of the minimum 2,000. The

airline ace it won't comment while

the investigation is under way. But

Tiger is not the only Australian

airline in hot water. Jetstar

shrugging off a pending CASA

investigation into the airline's

safety procedures, leading to four

planes being grounded last week. We

wouldn't be here if we had a doubt

about the safety of our operations.

The airline, instead, expanding its

horizons, with the announcement of

a daily service from Melbourne to

Beijing. We are excited to announce

the to Beijing. The first flights

will take off in November.

Biosecurity experts have warned a

cull of flying foxes will only

spread the deadly Hendra virus

further. While Flying foxes

transmit the disease, Queensland's

Chief Veterinary Officer says a

cull will cause stress on the

ananalyse and agrees the risk of

hend re spreading, Dr Symons admits

more research is needed. The way

the disease is spread by flying

foxes we don't have a good handle

on. Australian WikiLeaks founder

Julian Assange is no closer to

finding out if his appeal against

extradition from England is

successful. The judges reserved

their decision. They'll hand down

their findings at a date to be

confirmed. The 40-year-old Julian

Assange is contesting the

extradition order to Sweden where

he's accused of sexual assault.

Julian Assange maintained the sex

with the two women at the centre of

the case was consensual. Seven

people have been injured on the

second-last day of the Running of

the Hills, in Spain, one bull was

on a rampage, picking up and

tossing his runner like a rag doll.

He was one of several knocked to

the ground by the 600 kilos raging

bull. Those taken to hospital

suffered leg, head and face

injuries. To AFL, and Collingwood

will give Alan Didak until Friday

to prove his fitness for Saturday's

clash with Carlton, the forward is

battling a calf injury which has

him sidelined for two games.

Restricted to running laps at

training, Alan Didak looks unlikely

to play Saturday against Carlton.

The club is yet to rule him out.

I'm not sure, I'm confident he'll come

come up. He has until Friday to

prove his fitness. Blues have injury

injury concerns, missing book ends

Mark Jamieson, and Jarrad Waite for

the blockbuster. Mark Jamieson, and

Jarrad Waite are big outs. We are

confident with the depth in the

group, the guys coming in will

perform. Gold Coast Captain Gary

Ablett is expected to play on

Saturday after a strong hit-out at

training. His fitness test will be

Friday. Look, we are are not about

playing games. If I was a betting

man I'd think he was an 80-90%

chance of playing. West midfielder

Daniel Kerr is in doubt. The coach

rating him a 50 similar 50 chance to

to play. He had issues with his

glut, that's the one he missed

earlier in the year, as well as

some hip pain. Old age maybe as

well. Australia's front row plans

for the Rugby World Cup stumbled

with proper Benn Robinson diagnosed

with a season-ending knee injury,

Dodgeing it at training, scans

revealing a torn anterior cruciate

ligament. Digby Ione is the only

run-on player in the test against

Samoa. It's the best effect for us.

Rocky Elson makes a return from

hamstring and ankle injuries. US

stocks have been boosted overnight

after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben

Bernanke says the Central Bank is

ready to provide stimulus to boost

America's economy if needed. James

Rosenberg is at Macquarie Private

Wealth, how much confidence has

this announcement given investors?

A lot. The do you was up in excess

of 100 points after Ben Bernanke's

comments. But it has to be tempered

with the fact that if the further

easing is required, further

quantitative easing, the Federal

Reserve borrowing money to allow

the Federal Government to borrow more

more themselves, it's not because

the US economy is firing, last

month there was 18,000 jobs created,

as you'd be aware, there's millions

of unemployed over there, it's a

difficult road back, and difficult

path for the Fed to tread,

particularly in the light of all

the debt problems that Europe have

had, the US will want to be careful

about how they do thuf to stimulate

the economy, but not so much that

they find themselves being the next

Greece. Our market closed higher

after the positive economic data

from China, what can we expect from

the market today. It was an

enormous boost for the market

yesterday, there's not a lot out

today. Not in our region or in the

economic news out in Australia.

Same for tomorrow. I think the

market will focus on regional trade,

and will focus on individual issues,

News Corporation, pulled the bid

for BSkyB, for example, in the wake

of the scandal that rocked that

company in the United Kingdom and

elsewhere. Gold hit a record, that

may give us sparkle. Other than

that, it will be a quiet day. Thank

you. James Rosenberg at Macquarie

Private Wealth. Qantas engineers

will stop work for a minute as part

of an ongoing dispute with the

airline, News Limited said two

right handed engineers will work

with their left hands. Qantas

slammed the move as unprofessional

and a safety risk. The Australian

Licensed Aircraft Engineers

Association strongly denies those

claims. I'm afraid the temperatures

will be chilly if you are left-

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You are watching Ten's Early News,

these are the main stories, terror

in Mumbai. Coordinated blasts rock

India's finance district leaving 2

1da. News Corp withdraws a bid for

British broadcaster BSkyB, as News British broadcaster BSkyB, as News

Limited begins a review of

editorial spending in Australia.

Darren Lockyer defends Mal Meninga

as the war of words between Queensland

Queensland and New South Wales

Rugby League intensifies. In

finance, retail giant David Jones

slashes profit forecasts after slashes profit forecasts after

consumers abandon the winter sales.

21 have been killed after coordinated bombings struck

Mumbai's finance district. The attack

attack occurring during the evening

rush hour, with all three bombs going

going off within minutes. More than

100 were injured, authorities warn

the tolls would rise. The Indian

Government refuses to speculate on

who was behind the attack, but said

it was the work of terrorists.

Julia Gillard's job is looking

shaky, Tony Abbott may need to

watch his back, Leah Craven has

been keeping a close watch on

leadership tension, and she joins

us from Canberra. Malcolm Turnbull

has been pointed out Tony Abbott's

climate change backflips. Yes, a

backhander from Malcolm Turnbull as

he distanced himself from his

party's climate change policy,

pointing out that Tony Abbott once supported an Emissions Trading supported

Scheme, but changed his mind, resigned

resigned from Shadow Cabinet to

mount a leadership challenge. He

said out of loyalty he'll oppose

the carbon tax, but was not

afforded the same loyalty when he

was leader. It puts it mildly, but

a tough day in the electorate for

Julia Gillard? That's right. She

has been touring the nation, taking

her message to the people. The

people have been returning the

favour, delivering their own

message to the MM. She's been dodge

-- dogged with questions about her

backflip, called a liar. And

unwittingly provoked a shouting

match between two shoppers, one for,

one against the carbon tax, at a

community forum in Brisbane she

admitted she disappointed some

voters, let's listen. Why did you

lie to us. I thought I could talk

to you about it. Why are you continuingle

continuingle I can answer,

explaining who I am, what my values

are and what guides me. The carbon

tax is not the only contentious

issue, same-sex marriage plagues

the PM. She has no intention of

changing Australia's marriage laws,

even though she was lobbied by Lady

Gaga. Leah Craven reporting live

from Parliament House in Canberra.

The South Australian Government

will push for a law requiring all

Australian abattoirs to stun cattle

before they are slaughtered. The

State adds Agriculture Minister,

Michael O'Brien will ask

counterparts from other states to

move back the move during a

National meeting of Agriculture

Ministers in Perth today. The call

follows a one month live export ban

to Indonesia after vision depicting

cruelty in oversees slaughterhouses

was broadcast on television. Wayne

Swan is heading to New Zealand to

move the country closer to a single

economy with Australia. He'll be in

talks to free up investment between the talks to free up investment between

the two countries and encourage law

reform that will make it easier for

Australian businesses to operate on

the other side of the Tasman. The

Kiwis will discuss a joint effort

on reducing carbon emission and

look at how our nations can work

together during natural disasters.

A Melbourne teacher injured during

a shooting in Thailand had an

emotional homecoming. Lynda Cody

was leading children from Ringwood

Secondary College, when her car

came under fire in Chiang Mai. I

project il came through the window.

I felt the back of my head. There

was a hole there. Lynda Cody spent

the night in hospital and received

six stitches to the head. She

returned to Melbourne into the arms

of her relieved husband and

daughter. It should be more

comfortable for Sydneysiders, the

temperature set to reach 16 after

yesterday's unusually cold weather.

Sydney shivering through 12 degrees

after thermometers reached 19 the

day before. Yesterday was the

coldest day and the sharpest drop

in 15 years. Murdoch bowed to

public and political pressure,

shelving plans to take over British

broadcaster BSkyB, the announcement

came as politicians united in a

move to vote down the multibillion

dollar deal. For decades he held

politicians in his grip. They

feared him, courted him and

convinced themselves that his

approval was a vital prerequisite

to power. All that is changing.

It's not just about Rupert Murdoch,

the power of the press generally

will certainly be dramaticicsly

eroded. We may witness the most

significant rebalancing in public

life in a generation. Today we saw

the latest manifestation of this

with Mur-de-Bretagna's almost total

retreat from the battlefield as he

shelved his bid for BSkyB. I think

this is the right decision, I said

this company needs to sort out the

problems at News International.

This has been put down as a victory

for people power, and few have

played a greater part in that. Than

Milly Dowler's family and their

solicitor. This shows, actually,

the power of the public, ready to

stand up to something however big

an organisation is. The atmosphere

at Westminster is, if one is honest

bad tempered. News International

descended from the gutters to the

suers, the traj did I is they let

the rats -- tragedy is they let the

rats out of the sewers, This is the

end of the world as we know it and

the beginning of something new. NRL,

and the Eels Captain Nathan

Hindmarsh is desperate to celebrate

his 300 sth game with a win in the

lok really derby against Penrith,

He's bled blue and gold for a

decade. Nathan Hindmarsh is ready

to lace up for game number 300, an

incredible mark he's intent on

I'm smashing. I would like to pli until

I'm 50, if the coach wants me. If

the coach wants me or not. Phil

Gould wants to keep Petero

Civoniceva at Penrith. The skipper

held on emergency meeting with the

general manager after speculation

surfaced he'd be axed next season.

It was one of those things that I

needed to nip in the bud with Phil.

We had a chat yesterday, that was

sorted. Cowboys Brent Tate will

make a long-awaited return from a

third knee reconstruction. I have

huge mental scars that I will carry

for a long time. They face the West

Tigers Saturday who announced the

signing of Adam Blair for next

season, Joel Reddy is heading to

Tiger town. Cadel Evans's hopes of

winning the Tour de France rest in

the Pyrenees stages, finishing 7th

he uphead his position of third

overnight. Mark Cavendish exacted

revenge over Andre Greipel,

reversing the result of 24 hours

earlier, to win the 11th stage. He doesn't care, Mark Cavendish, and

Andre Greipel as they go head to

head. Mark Cavendish, oh, buoy, revenge

wins. revenge is sweet as Mark Cavendish

wins. Frenchman Thomas Voeckler

retained the leaders yellow jersey,

if you are thinking of getting away

to the snow for the weekend. Let us

whet your appetite. Kellie Schlecht,

can her teeth are chattering, maybe she

can talk to us, it is that cold,

what is it like. It is cold, very

much the winter morning, -10 with

winter in the valley. Up the top of

the mountain minus 9 with wind

chill. It's good news for the snow

makers, 105 snow guns fired through

the night producing 6,000 cubic

metres of snow. Let's look at the

action on the slopes. On top of the

man-made snow, there's been 3cm of

fresh snow. Perisher will have 47

lifts in operation. A park has been

opened, taking the count to four.

The cover is in fantastic condition,

with plenty of wind blown amongst the

the tree, off peak is the best in

years. The base is topped with a

base layer of snow, 13 lifts in

operation, all lifts at Selwyn, the

average depth 55cm. Cloudy at Mt

Buller, and at Mt Hotham it's

looking good. If you wonder what

the weekend will be like. The

forecast is sunny skies and light

winds. We can't beat that. Kellie

Schlecht at Perisher Ski Resort, we

love that. Time for finance news

with Tim Webster. David Jones has

been hit by a downturn in retail. They

They tell us we are not spending,

here is the evidence. David Jones

slashes its profit forecast after

disastrous winter sales, shares are

expected to fall after the ASX was

warned its fourth quarter profit

could plunge to 11%. After a rapid

deterioration in trading conditions. deterioration in trading conditions.

Disappointing sales means the

company downgraded second-half

profit forecasts from nine to 12%.

News on the back of consumer

confidence which fell to 8.3%.

Jetstar announced a daily service

to Beijing as parts of a push into

Northern Asia, it will fly from

China to Melbourne in November. The

one-way fare will be $499, half the

cost of flying with competitor Air

China. Jetstar's Chief commercial

officer said Beijing is the ninth

Chinese destination. The carrier

announced a sale for the rue, one

way tickets on offer for $149.

2,000 seats were sold in 90 minutes.

Now, the numbers US stocks trading

higher following Ben Bernanke's

comments that a new US stimulus

package is around the corner.

Here is the weather info:

Looking at news websites around the

world, London's 'Telegraph' says there's

there's a rise in social networking

for pets. With one in 0 critters

having their own Facebook profile -

- one in 10 critters having the

Facebook profile. The 'The

Vancouver Sun' says a man spent

money on what he thaws was

authentic. 'The LA Times' - a wife

threw her husband's genitals in the

rubbish because he deserved it.

Lady Gaga sends Sydney wile, her

one off show was not without

controversy. Two men to face court

in Melbourne after police seized

$40 million worth of drugs, more when Ten's Early Returns. GOOD MORNING, AMY La Porte with the latest from the Southern Cross newsroom... New South Wales police are urging local motorists heading to alpine regions this snow season to take care. They're reminding travellers that it's a requirement for all motor vehicles within the kosciuszko national park --- except four wheel drives --- to carry snow chains suitable for use on their vehicle. Snow chains must be used when indicated by a sign --- or if a park ranger or police officer says so. Meantime, ACT Police are concerned about unauthorised warning devices on ACT Roads, putting other drivers at risk. New smart-phone applications can replicate the look of flashing police lights .... And they say there's been a number of incidents where people have used them to pull unsuspecting drivers over on Canberra roads. Police are reminding us officers will always be carrying their badge as a form of identification...

People can be charged or even imprisoned. Clubs Australia has begun it's campaign against changes to pokies legislation, with a protest in Braidwood. Representatives from clubs and pubs right across the Eden-Monaro region ramped up their protests to proposed mandatory pre-commitment for poker machines yesterday. The rally was the first of 15 to be held across New South Wales Air services won't be hit too hard by the new carbon tax - with both Qantas and Canberra based-regional airline Rex confirming they're not going anywhere yet. Both major airlines expressed fears over how the new tax would affect their services .. To Sport, And it was a close call for Queanbeyan

Blues coach Adam Doyle who has avoided having his thumb amputated after he developed septic arthritis. He injured it in last weeks game against Yass with pins supporting it removed earlier this week. But Doyle noticed excessive swelling in the joint... Which turned out to be septic. Now having a look at today's weather details... Checking the satellite now, and low cloud over southern new south wales in moist westerly winds, is bringing the odd light shower to the South West Slopes. To the capitals now, and a partly cloudy day is forecast for Sydney... Much the same for Canberra and a top of 12. Checking the forecast in our major centres now ...and Wagga is looking at a sunny day. Fine and 15 in Wollongong... Cloudy for a top of 8 in Orange. Sunny and 11 for Goulburn... . On the snowies and just 1degree forecast for Perisher. Sunny too in Mudgee... Cloudy conditions expected for Parkes. Turning to the three day forecast for Canberra now... That's the latest news, sport and weather. I'll It's annoying when things aren't complete, especially when you have all the symptoms of cold and flu. You want a remedy that works hard, to clear your chesty cough, headache, fever, blocked nose and sore throat. Lemsip Max Multi-Relief. Our most complete remedy.

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Mumbai's finance district has been

rocked by what appears to have been

a coordinated terror attack after

three bombs went off in quick

succession, 21 have been killed.

Authorities warn that number could

rise. The explosions were in busy

areas of Mumbai during the evening rur

rur hour, three near simultaneous

blasts ripping through the heart of

India's commercial capital. One in a

a bizarre, another in the Opera

House business district and a third

in the city centre. We felt this

was a coordinated attack. Mumbai

has been placed on a state of high

alert, along with Delhi, Calcutta

and several other cities. Mumbai

was the scene of a 10-man raid and was the scene of a 10-man raid and

coordinated attacks in 2008. In

which 170 people were killed. These

latest explosions come on the

birthday of the sole surviving

gunman from those attacks.

Investigations begin to track down

those responsible for the latest

attacks. Mumbai is once again a

city living in fear. A man suffered

cuts to his head and hand after he

was stabbed outside his home in

Sydney's south-west overnight. The

40-year-old was confronted by a man

wearing a balaclava, as he pulled

into his driveway, the offender

attacked the man with a knife, then

fled the scene. The victim is in

Liverpool Hospital, as police

continued to investigate. Victoria

Police have charged two people following

following one of the largest drug

hauls in the State's must. $44

million worth of heroin and

amphetamines were seized following

raids in Melbourne suburbs of St

Albans, Mara bin ong, Docklands and

Southbank. A man and woman have

Southbank. A man and woman have

been charged with trafficking and

will face court later. Julia

Gillard will take her carbon tax

campaign to the National Press Club

and will hope for a better reception

reception than she received in

Brisbane. She was heckled about

lies and backflips by voters in the

shopping centre. Why did you lie to

us. I thought I could talk to you

about it. Why are you continuing to

lie. Tensions were running high at

a Melbourne community forum run by

Tony Abbott after a carbon tax

supporter was followed and

intimidated by a man opposing the tax.

tax. The Federal Government will

spend a multimillion drought relief

package to Africa. Countries on the

Red Sea face the worse dry spell in

60 years. 11 million in the region

are in need of foreign aid as they

face the worst famine in recent

times. Australia is giving more

than $11 million, it's a fraction

of $1.5 billion that the United

Nations says is needed to prevent a humanitarian crisis. Rupert Murdoch

shelved his planned multibillion

takeover for control of BSkyB, News

Corporation made the announcement

as Pol politicians in Britain made

a show of unity, rallying to vote

down the bid. I have been saying

this company needs to sort out the

problems at news International, at

'News of the World', that must be the

the priority, not takeovers. News

Limited, the Australian arm has

announced an audit of editorial

spending over the past three years.

Lady Gaga was wheeled out for a

performance that shocked in her

exclusive Sydney show. The singer

caused controversy after coming out

in a wheelchair dress in a black

shroud. It was their inner monster

that scored 800 guests and invite.

It was out in force at Lady Gaga's

exclusive show. 200 VIPs made up

the rest of the guest list,

including Brian Adams, and John

Ibrahim. She sang the hits for an

hour that saw her rise to the top

of the chorts. (SINGING) (SINGING)

The one hour show was put op for The one hour show was put op for

Australia. Fans had their paws out.

Followers who missed out on tickets

waited in the cold in hope of a

glimpse of their idol. The city was

going Gaga for the Mon stores. So

lucky enough to get inside will be

talking about this for a long time.

She is phenomenal. Amazing,

incredible. I can't wait until she

is back. AFL news and Collingwood

will give forward Alan Didak a

chance to prove fitness for the

clash with Carlton. The forward is

battling an injury that had him

sidelined for two games. Restricted

to running laps at training, Alan

Didak looks unlikely to play in

Saturday's game against Carlton.

The club is yet to rule him out.

I'm not sure, I'm confident he'll come

come up. He has until Friday. The

Blues have injury concerns missing

Book oned. Jaleo and Jarrad Waite Book oned. Jaleo and Jarrad Waite

are big outside. We are confident

the depth in the group is there now,

and the guys coming in doing the

roles, we sprect them to perform.

Gary Ablett is expected to play

against Richmond, after a strong

hit-out at training yesterday. His

fitness test will be Friday, and,

like, we are doing whatever. We are

not about playing games, if I was a

betting man I'd think he was an 80-

90% chance of playing. Daniel Kerr

is in doubt for Saturday night's

clash. The coach rating him just a

50/50 chance to play. He had issues

with his glute. That is the one he

missed earlier in the year. As well

as some hip pain. Old age maybe as

well. Queensland Captain Darren

Lockyer stands by coach Mal Meninga

as the State of Origin feud refuses

to go away. Mal Meninga kept silent

since criticising the NRL judiciary,

accusing the Blues of a conspiracy

to undermine coaching credentials.

A quick comment. No, Are you

standing by your comment. His

personal feelings are not known

publicly. The one thing I will say

is he's the coach of the team. He's

been a massive reason to the

success of the team. The Match

Review Panel is reportedly seeking

an apology from Mal Meninga, and

from the newspaper that published

the comments. Australia's front row

plans for the Rugby World Cup

stumbled with prop Benn Robinson

diagnosed with a knee injury, he

damaged his knee, Digby Ione was

the only red named in the run-on

side for Sunday's test against

Samoa. It's managed to the best

effect for individuals and us.

Skipper Rocky Elson makes his return from hamstring and ankle

injuries. US stocks have been

boosted after Federal Reserve

Chairman Ben Bernanke says the tral

bank rer mains ready to boost the

economy if needed. James Rosenberg economy if needed. James Rosenberg

-- stays the Central bank remains

ready to boost the economy if

needed. James Rosenberg joins me

from Macquarie Private Wealth. The

US bank was up 100 points, pairing

the gains, closing up 40, with the

realisation that they are not doing

it for no reason, the US economy

needs stimulus, and needs it

because it's not performing

particularly well. They have to

find a tightrope between having

some stimulus, or having too much

of it, and getting into the

problems that Europe has been in. Our

Our market closed higher after

positive economic data. Anything

exciting expected. Gold reached

highs. Shipees data and most from

the region is strong. The data from

the Northern hemisphere, Europe,

particularly, is weak. Investors to

walk that maze are going to need

something more than a white cane

and a labrador. Have a good day.

Qantas engineers will stop work for

a minute as fart of a dispute with

the airline -- as part of a dispute

with the airline, two right-handed

engineers will work with their left

the the move is slammed as

unprofessional. The Australian

licensed aircraft engineer

association denies those claims. Briefly

Briefly in other business news. The

Housing Industry Association set to

release the residential land report.

CISCO in Australia will have to

wait until next month to learn if

they have a job. Insurers say flood

cover could be too expensive for

some households if they are forced

to ensure everywhere. That's

finance up to now. Good to have you

the weather: in for a couple of days. A check of

Recapping the top stories. At least

21 people have been killed in

coordinated bomb blasts across

Mumbai. More than 100 were injured.

they Indian authorities won't say who

they think is behind the terrorist

attack. Rupert Murdoch is up his

bid to take over BSkyB, as News

International shares plummet in the

wake of a phone hacking scandal.

Former Liberal leader hits out at

his new boss. Malcolm Turnbull has

gone on radio reminding voters of

his flip flop on climate change.

Our next news at at 9ooment. Tim

Tim Webster. Have a great -- 9 am.

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