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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. This is Ten's Early News. Good morning. I'm Bill Woods. agree to a cease-fire Today - Israel and Hezbollah after a month of fighting. to fall silent this afternoon. Bombs and rockets are expected

immigration laws The Senate to start debating for an almost certain defeat. which are headed The Coalition losing key support. A rescue on the high seas. The Australian Navy Japanese sailor to safety. plucks a seriously ill into the AFL's top four And in sport - St Kilda sneaks with a win over Geelong, effectively ending the Cats' season. Let's check the national weather: of the markets this morning Now time for our first check here's Kath Robinson. Bill, good morning. close eye on inlfation data this week Well, investors will be keeping a

in the US. as the earning season winds down Restrictions on hand luggage to hit Maqcuarie airports. on certain international flights

I'll have more on that shortly. with Israel agreeing to a cease-fire. A breakthrough in the Middle East silent this afternoon The fighting is expected to fall

are launching a final assault. but in the meantime, both sides

to a cease-fire, As the hours counted down southern Lebanon. fierce battles continued across with their offensive Israeli troops continued Hezbollah guerillas trying to trap or drive out to the Israeli border. from the area close advantage from a month-long battle. It was a day of enemies seeking final Israeli troops from Lebanon, Despite the presence of 30,000 more than 250 rockets. Hezbollah managed to fire hit by a missile. This was the port city of Haifa

In Jerusalem, after a stormy debate, the UN cease-fire resolution, the Israeli cabinet approved

would pull out of Lebanon but Israel made it clear its troops

had taken up position. once an international force the guns are due to fall silent In a few hours, but this will be a fragile cease-fire are separate. until Israeli forces and Hezbollah

look likely to fail Tough new asylum seeker laws of a key Senator. after the Government lost support the laws are ludicrous and unfair. Family First's Steve Fielding says of just one in the Senate The Government has a majority on Senator Fielding's vote. and was hoping to rely don't support the bill. Several Coalition MPs crossing the floor will kill it Any Government Senator

were to abstain, and if two Government Senators that would kill it as well. the Senate today. The legislation will go into as today Queenslanders could know as early for a September election. if they'll head to the polls about to decide The Premier and his cabinet and an early statewide poll. between a hard-to-win by-election The political rumours have been rife to end the early poll speculation but Queensland's Premier is expected either today or tomorrow. cabinet at the Ekka this morning Peter Beattie will meet with his announcement straight after. and could make his election is called this week If a snap election be at the polls by September 9. then voters will most likely I have to work out a by-election or an election whether its better to have my mind. and I genuinely haven't made up

would be costly and hard to win, But because a by-election are banking on the September poll. many political observers underdog status The Premier is already claiming could be costly for Labor saying an early election health systems still in crisis. with Queensland's water and Mr Beattie will call the election The Opposition believes before things get any worse. so he can regain power Chloe Baker, Ten News.

considering a one-off $2,000 payment The Government is reportedly their cars to LPG. to entice more people to switch of a federal energy plan The proposal is part who convert to gas receive $1,000 that would see owners of new cars the payment would double. for older cars, grants to people in regional areas The plan is also looking at offering that use solar power. The proposal comes record high petrol prices. as motorists continue to battle has been flooded with calls Our national security hotline transatlantic terror attacks broke. since word of the failed 'The Australian' newspaper reports 3,000 potential terrorist cases. ASIO is now investigating more than Daily call numbers have doubled to 50 in and around airport hubs. most focusing on transportation

an emergency dash into heavy seas The Australian Navy has made Japanese sailor. to rescue a seriously ill HMAS 'ANZAC' answered the SOS, in Western Australia. 220 km south-west of Cape Leeuwin between boats, After a challenging transfer medical treatment. the sailor was given vital but stable condition. He's now in hospital in a serious

UK aviation terror plot Detectives investigating the foiled are searching woods north of London. Police are hoping to find vital clues the 23 suspects arrested last week. as they continue to question All day in all weather,

the undergrowth of Kingswood officers have been pouring through outside High Wickham. of a major search This has become the scene suspected of plotting to explode in the police operation against men transatlantic passenger jets. beyond this point We're not being allowed to film

of counter-terrorism officers but these woods are full of dozens and forensic specialists searching for evidence, explosives and detonators. evidence they hope of make-shift was received last summer, The first intelligence soon after July 7 bombings. the main priority this year. M15's director-general made it of surveillance The agency made extensive use and bugging the suspects monitoring emails and phone calls perhaps people we don't know There could be others out there, in other plots, perhaps people involved in the UK is still very substantial. so the threat of a terrorist attack So as the searches go on, level - critical. Britain remains at the highest alert

for the arrests It's understood one trigger applied for new passports. was when one of the two suspects in northern Spain Four people have now died as intense wild fires continue to grip the region. A 70-year-old man became the latest victim after he was burnt while dousing his home. 15,000 firefighters are battling 71 separate blazes, 28 of them have been brought under control.

Authorities have arrested 24 suspected arsonists. Most of the wild fires are believed to the work of fire bugs. St Kilda has snuck into the AFL's top four after a dream comeback from ruckman Justin Koschitzke. The 23-year-old booted two goals as the Saints derailed Geelong's late dash for the finals. After three months of nervous uncertainty, Justin Koschitzke finally returned from a fractured skull and it didn't take long for the big man to get his hands on the Sherrin. COMMENTATOR: Welcome back to football, Justin Koschitzke. With their season on the line, the Cats took their eye off the ball, Koschitzke impressive getting through unscathed. It was like I was probably just starting, just a little bit more just wanted to get through and I got through unscathed. But with one career finally back on track, another came to an end. A hamstring injury forcing an early retirement for Peter Riccardi. Unfortunately, we've lost today and Peter Riccardi's played his last game and it doesn't look like we'll play in the finals.

Fremantle notched up a sixth straight win and now set six on the ladder after an upset victory over the Crows. Jeff Farmer booting three goals. And Carlton has sunk back to the bottom of the ladder after a 23-point loss to Hawthorn. Kelli Underwood, Ten News. NRL and Brisbane have lost their fifth consecutive match but Wayne Bennett is still happy with his team. The Broncos went down to competition leaders Melbourne. It's also their seventh loss in nine games but Bennett refuses to panic. If we play like that every week we're going to win a lot more games than we're going to lose and for us it's being able to repeat that again that's the best team in the comp, we muscled them for most of the afternoon. Melbourne's Michael Crocker from the match review committee will await a decision

following this lifting tackle on Sam Thaiday. British golfer Simon Dyson has claimed his second title of the season,

beating Australian Richard Green at the first extra hole of a sudden-death play-off in the Dutch Open at Zandvoort. Dyson's birdie separated the pair who had finished on 14-under-par 270, a stroke ahead of Ireland's Damien McGrane who had a three-stroke lead going into the final round. Kath's back with more finance now and workplace agreements become a reality for Qantas?

That's right, Bill. The Qantas boss says

the airline would begin implementing AWAs across parts of its workforce. Chief executive Geoff Dixon says while enterprise bargaining agreements with most staff will remain, the airline needs greater flexibility. The flying kangaroo has also flagged a rise in ticket prices to combat rising costs associated with increased security measures in the wake of last week's foiled terror plot.

And restrictions on hand luggage as a result of that terror plot are set to hit Macquarie airports hard. The owner of Sydney Airport makes a large portion of its annual revenue through sales at stores in its terminals

and with passengers now only allowed to carry the bare essentials on board flights to the US and UK, there are fears sales will nosedive. On Friday, MAP shares lost nearly 2% on the news. It also owns stakes in Birmingham and Bristol Airports. Let's check the national weather: Let's see what the newspapers are saying -

In Sydney's 'Daily Telegraph' - more revelations about those 24 people arrested over the plot to bomb planes out of London. One couple said to be planning to take its baby on the suicide mission. Doctors join the fight for seat belts in school buses. That story in the Adelaide 'Advertiser'. And a push to make Tasmania's shopping malls, beaches and playgrounds smoke-free. The Hobart 'Mercury' is chasing that story.

A teenager kicked unconscious on the soccer field in Perth. The details when Ten's Early News returns. A teenager kicked unconscious on the soccer field in Perth. The details when Ten's Early News returns.

This program is captioned live. Welcome back to Ten's Early News. This Monday - immigration division. The Senate expected to sink laws for asylum seekers to be processed off-shore. Sporting shame - ugly brawls on opposite sides of the country. One teenager kicked unconscious.

Southern Lebanon under heavy fire despite a UN deal to stop the bloodshed. The truce coming into effect at 3:00 this afternoon. And a third of flights cancelled in Britain as security checks brought in after last week's foiled terror attack to delay passengers. Kath's back now with another look at finance and how's the market likely to open? Well investors will be keeping a close eye on inflation data this week as the earning season winds down in the US. Corporate Australia prepares for an outbreak of bird flu. I'll tell you what companies like BHP and Telstra are doing to combat an outbreak. John Howard is facing defeat on the asylum seeker issue after losing the support of Family First in the Senate. The Government needed the support with some Coalition MPs expected to oppose the bill. Steve Fielding might have killed the Government's legislation, but the pressure wasn't obvious as he played tennis with his family.

Family First is opposing the changes because it will see Australia no longer playing by the rules. The Senator made the decision after meeting several groups, including Indonesia's Ambassador and West Papuan refugees. He's concerned about the plan to send all asylum seekers to Nauru. Businessman Ian Melrose agrees - paying for a series of ads.

TV COMMERCIAL: Tell your Senators to vote 'no' to the asylum seeker legislation. The legislation now appears doomed. The Government has a majority of just one in the Senate and it was hoping to rely on Senator Fielding if any Coalition MPs abstain or vote against the bill this week. Any Government Senator crossing the floor will kill it and if two Government Senators were to abstain, that would kill it as well. And it looks dead. Liberal Senator Judith Troeth doesn't support the bill and Barnaby Joyce says he will abstain. The legislation goes to the Senate today. Laurel Irving, Ten News. Interest rates and rising fuel prices are starting to hurt the Government's popularity, according to the latest Herald Poll. Compiled by AC Nielsen, the poll reveals a swing away from the Coalition on a Two-Party preferred basis. 53% of voters would now vote for the ALP, up 1% since the last reading. On petrol prices 75% of voters are dissatisfied with Government's response to soaring costs, up 38% in just one year. Long queues will be a thing of the past for those claiming their Medicare rebates. The current system is set to be streamlined

so patients can make claims straight from a doctor's surgery. The swipe-and-go system will be introduced next year and will see the rebate deposited into accounts within 24 hours of consultations. Doctors will also benefit from the move getting their payments sooner. Medicare says no jobs will be lost.

Wild brawls have marred late season amateur football competitions across the country. Police called in to investigate one clash in Perth which left a teenager unconscious. The all too serious consequences of bad blood in amateur sport. for C-rays to his skull A 15-year-old taken to hospital for X-rays to his skull after being knocked unconscious during a junior soccer match between Perth sides Belmont and Balga. It's believed a series of racist taunts led to a brawl during which the hospitalised teenager was allegedly punched and kicked in the head. Two of our boys have been assaulted but they're OK and have been taken away. This is the first time we've had racial problems as far as I'm aware. The match was called off. Police and competition officials are investigating the incident.

Cameron Baud, Ten News. Police in Israel have carried out a controlled explosion on a pair of shoes belonging to a man who was trying to gain access to the PM's office. Authorities reported finding a suspicious substance in the shoes that belonged the a man of Arab descent. They called in a robot to safely detonate what they thought were explosives but it was later discovered to be a false alarm. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and his cabinet ministers were in the building at the time.

Fighting in the Middle East is intensifying ahead of an expected cease-fire at 2:00 this afternoon. Israeli forces have fired a barrage of rockets overnight bringing southern Lebanon to its knees. On the eve of the cease-fire this is southern Lebanon. Imagine being trapped here in the city of Tyre. 25,000 people are. We watched Israeli jets coming in to strike targeting Hezbollah positions but also destroying petrol stations, essential for civilian life. Among the casualties, a family of four killed inside their own home. We heard Hezbollah firing its rockets and counted down to the Israeli response. And Beirut was not spared. The southern suburbs were hit hard, the place where Hezbollah is strong.

They were digging through the rubble of apartment blocks with their bare hands. 20 explosions here in two minutes just as the Israeli cabinet approved the UN resolution. Hostilities are supposed to end but both sides have unfinished business. A lot could go wrong with this cease-fire. UK detectives investigating the alleged terror plot to blow up planes are searching woods north of London. They're hoping to find vital clues including hidden explosives and detonators as police continue to question 23 men who were arrested last week. Meantime, passengers travelling through UK airports are experiencing major delays. More than 100 flights were cancelled yesterday and aviation authorities are warning the new security precautions are not sustainable. St Kilda has snuck into the AFL's top four after recording a 23-point win over Geelong at Telstra Dome. It was a dream comeback for Justin Koschitzke. The 23-year-old booted two goals in his first game back after three months sidelined with a fractured skull. It was like I was probably just starting, just a little bit more just wanted to get through and I got through unscathed. But with one career finally back on track, another came to an end.

A hamstring injury forcing an early retirement for Cats veteran Peter Riccardi. Rugby league - and Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett refuses to panic despite his team losing five straight games. the latest to competition leaders Melbourne. Their record doesn't read well. The Broncos having lost seven of their last eight matches but Wayne Bennett believes his side will be competitive in the finals. If we play like that every week we're going to win a lot more games than we're going to lose and for us it's being able to repeat that again that's the best team in the comp,

we muscled them for most of the afternoon. The Storm are now just one win from wrapping up the minor premiership. The 18-12 result their 11th consecutive victory, but Michael Crocker faces a nervous wait for a decision from the match review committee

following this tackle on Sam Thaiday. Dragon Sam Isemonger also on the end of an unfortunate tackle. The lock lucky to avoid a broken jaw. The Bulldogs's 26-10 win guaranteeing the luxury of a loss in the finals

but Steve Folkes wants improvement. It secures us a top two spot, which is great, but we're going to have to play a lot better than that in the coming weeks and semi finals. Meantime, a field goal in golden point time landed the Raiders a 19-18 point victory over the Tigers. The win almost suring up a finals berth. Andrew Brown, Ten News. The Australian women's water polo team has won the World Cup

for the first time since 1995. The Aussies crushed Olympic champions Italy, 10-5 to make it five straight wins for the tournament. A promising result in the lead-up to next year's World Championships in Melbourne. Finance now with Kath and corporate Australia muscling up to bird flu?

There are growing fears of an outbreak down under. So much so, public companies like Telstra and BHP are planning for a pandemic and experts are warning others to follow suit. As Thailand and Indonesia deal with new bird flu outbreaks, experts say it's only a matter of time before the H5N1 strain reaches Australia. It could well already be here on our northern shores somewhere. While the World Health Organisation says our threat level is low, the corporate sector isn't taking any chances.

Telstra has had pandemic planning on its horizon since 2004.

Telstra holds committee meetings every few months. Preparations include expanding computer networks so staff can work from home. Basic human hygiene is a very important part of it and we communicate those messages on a regular basis. Bluescope Steel is another public company leading the charge.

So too, is BHP Billiton. Some companies are starting to stockpile quantities, amounts of anti-viral drugs.

The banking industry is also ahead of the game. The big five and many others conducting their own bird flu blitz. We've been planning for some years for this and our individual banks are ready to go. Business continuity and staffing levels are a top priority.

The industry now working with the Federal Government to ensure plans are in place. We have to be prepared. You never know what might happen. So far, people can only catch the disease from sick birds but a final warning from the experts. It is clear that it's marching towards a more human-like strain. Kate Donnison, Ten News. Let's check the national weather: A cease-fire to end the fighting in the Middle East. But will Israel and Lebanon abide?

Find out after this short break.

This program is captioned live. Good morning. This is Ten's Early News. Today - Israel and Hezbollah agree to a cease-fire after a month of fighting. Bombs and rockets are expected to fall silent this afternoon. The Senate to start debating immigration laws which are headed for an almost certain defeat. The Coalition losing key support. A rescue on the high seas. The Australian Navy plucks a seriously ill Japanese sailor to safety. And in sport - St Kilda sneaks into the AFL's top four with a win over Geelong, effectively ending the Cats' season. Let's check the national weather: Now time for a check of the markets. Well, investors will be keeping a close eye on inlfation data this week

as the earning season winds down in the US.

Fighting in the Middle East is intensifying ahead of an expected cease-fire at 3:00 this afternoon. Israeli forces have fired a barrage of rockets overnight bringing southern Lebanon to its knees. On the eve of the cease-fire this is southern Lebanon. Imagine being trapped here in the city of Tyre. 25,000 people are. We watched Israeli jets coming in to strike targeting Hezbollah positions but also destroying petrol stations, essential for civilian life.

Among the casualties, a family of four killed inside their own home. We heard Hezbollah firing its rockets and counted down to the Israeli response. And Beirut was not spared. The southern suburbs were hit hard, the place where Hezbollah is strong.

They were digging through the rubble of apartment blocks with their bare hands. 20 explosions here in two minutes just as the Israeli cabinet approved the UN resolution. Hostilities are supposed to end but both sides have unfinished business.

A lot could go wrong with this cease-fire. Tough new asylum seeker laws look likely to fail after the Government lost support of a key Senator. Family First's Steve Fielding says the laws are ludicrous and unfair. The Government has a majority of just one in the Senate

and was hoping to rely on Senator Fielding's vote. Several Coalition MPs don't support the bill. Any Government Senator crossing the floor will kill it and if two Government Senators were to abstain, that would kill it as well.

The legislation will go to the Senate today. Queenslanders could know as early as today if they'll head to the polls for a September election. The Premier and his cabinet about to decide between a hard-to-win by-election and an early statewide poll. The political rumours have been rife but Queensland's Premier is expected to end the early poll speculation either today or tomorrow. Peter Beattie will meet with his cabinet at the Ekka this morning and could make his election announcement straight after. If a snap election is called this week then voters will most likely be at the polls by September 9. I have to work out

whether it's better to have a by-election or an election and I genuinely haven't made up my mind. But because a by-election would be costly and hard to win,

many political observers are banking on the September poll. The Premier is already claiming underdog status saying an early election could be costly for Labor with Queensland's water and health systems still in crisis. The Opposition believes Mr Beattie will call the election

so he can regain power before things get any worse. Chloe Baker, Ten News. Former Opposition leader Mark Latham is heading for the hills. The hills of Sydney, that is. He's reportedly paid $550,000 for a secluded block of land at Mt Hunter in the city's west, where he'll build a family home.

His existing residence in suburban Glen Alpine is up for sale. The one-time Labor heavyweight has been keen to shun the limelight since quitting politics last year due to ill-health.

Detectives investigating the foiled UK aviation terror plot are searching woods north of London. Police are hoping to find vital clues as they continue to question the 23 suspects arrested last week. All day in all weather officers have been pouring through the undergrowth of Kingswood outside High Wickham.

This has become the scene of a major search in the police operation against men suspected of plotting to explode transatlantic passenger jets.

We're not being allowed to film beyond this point but these woods are full of dozens of counter-terrorism officers and forensic specialists searching for evidence,

evidence they hope of make-shift explosives and detonators. was received last summer, The first intelligence soon after July 7 bombings. the main priority this year. M15's director-general made it

of surveillance The agency made extensive use and bugging the suspects. monitoring emails and phone calls perhaps people we don't know There could be others out there, in other plots, perhaps people involved in the UK is still very substantial. so the threat of a terrorist attack So as the searches go on, level - critical. Britain remains at the highest alert for the arrests It's understood one trigger

applied for new passports. was when two of the suspects an emergency dash into heavy seas The Australian Navy has made Japanese sailor. to rescue a seriously ill

HMAS 'ANZAC' answered the SOS, in Western Australia. 220km south-west of Cape Leeuwin

between boats, After a challenging transfer medical treatment. the sailor was given vital but stable condition. He's now in hospital in a serious

Cuban President Fidel Castro in hospital. is celebrating his 80th birthday the first pictures of Mr Castro A newspaper published two weeks ago. since he was rushed into hospital Cubans he faced a long recovery The long-standing leader warned and to prepare for adverse news. to his younger brother Castro has temporarily handed power a serious intestinal condition. while he recovers from

the AFL's top four St Kilda has snuck into from ruckman Justin Koschitzke. after a dream comeback The 23-year-old booted two goals late dash for the finals. as the Saints derailed Geelong's of nervous uncertainty, After three months from a fractured skull Justin Koschitzke finally returned

man to get his hands on the Sherrin. and it didn't take long for the big to football, Justin Koschitzke. COMMENTATOR: Welcome back

With their season on the line, the Cats took their eye off the ball, Koschitzke impressive getting through unscathed. starting, just a little bit more It was like I was probably just

just wanted to get through and I got through unscathed. finally back on track, But with one career another came to an end.

retirement for Peter Riccardi. A hamstring injury forcing an early Unfortunately, we've lost today his last game and Peter Riccardi's played in the finals. and it doesn't look like we'll play a sixth straight win Fremantle notched up and now set six on the ladder over the Crows. after an upset victory Jeff Farmer booting three goals. to the bottom of the ladder And Carlton has sunk back after a 23-point loss to Hawthorn.

Kelli Underwood, Ten News. their fifth consecutive match NRL and Brisbane have lost with his team. but Wayne Bennett is still happy to competition leaders Melbourne. The Broncos went down games but Bennett refuses to panic. It's also their seventh loss in nine If we play like that every week than we're going to lose we're going to win a lot more games

to repeat that again and for us it's being able that's the best team in the comp,

of the afternoon. we muscled them for most

Melbourne's Michael Crocker from the match review committee will await a decision on Sam Thaiday. following this lifting tackle has narrowly lost the Dutch Open Australian golfer Richard Green in a sudden death play-off. had finished on 14-under-par 270 Green and British golfer Simon Dyson forcing the play-off. to get a result. It only took the first extra hole

Both found the green safely in two the hole. as Green's putt slipped just past his birdie putt Dyson held his nerve to sink

of the season. and take his second title runner-up finish on the European Tour Green settling for his sixth eight years ago. since his sole victory in Dubai Kath's back with more finance now. posted it's biggest fall in profit Less than a week after Telstra

since going public, may cut the dividend there are fears the phone giant for its long suffering shareholders. to lower dividend payouts The decision a lower rental rate comes after the phone giant secured for its raw copper wires. from 28 cents a share to 20 cents. Analysts are forecasting a cut 'The Australian' newspaper says to shareholders any decision to reduce returns as low as $3.20. could send the company's stock

weekend's auction clearance rates - Now let's take a look at the

And there's evidence is having its desired effect. the interest rate rise in May personal borrowing Bureau of Statistics figures showed 2.7% cent in June, to $6.8 billion. on things like credit cards dropped Let's check the national weather:

are saying - Let's see what the newspapers

This program is captioned live.

Welcome back to Ten's Early News. This Monday - immigration division. The Senate expected to sink laws to be processed off-shore. for asylum seekers on opposite sides of the country. Sporting shame - ugly brawls One teenager kicked unconscious. Southern Lebanon under heavy fire to stop the bloodshed. despite a UN deal

this afternoon. The truce coming into effect at 3:00 in Britain And a third of flights cancelled as security checks brought in attack to delay passengers. after last week's foiled terror on the asylum seeker issue John Howard is facing defeat of Family First in the Senate. after losing the support The Government needed the support expected to oppose the bill. with some Coalition MPs the Government's legislation, Steve Fielding might have killed

as he played tennis with his family. but the pressure wasn't obvious Family First is opposing the changes no longer playing by the rules. because it will see Australia after meeting several groups, The Senator made the decision and West Papuan refugees. including Indonesia's Ambassador to send all asylum seekers to Nauru. He's concerned about the plan paying for a series of ads. Businessman Ian Melrose agrees - to vote 'no' TV COMMERCIAL: Tell your Senators

to the asylum seeker legislation. The legislation now appears doomed. of just one in the Senate The Government has a majority on Senator Fielding and it was hoping to rely or vote against the bill this week. if any Coalition MPs abstain Any Government Senator crossing the floor will kill it

and if two Government Senators were to abstain,

that would kill it as well. And it looks dead. Liberal Senator Judith Troeth doesn't support the bill and Barnaby Joyce says he will abstain. The legislation goes to the Senate today. Laurel Irving, Ten News. Interest rates and rising fuel prices are starting to hurt the Government's popularity, according to the latest Herald Poll. Compiled by AC Nielsen, the poll reveals a swing away from the Coalition on a Two-Party preferred basis. 53% of voters would now vote for the ALP, up 1% since the last reading. On petrol prices 75% of voters are dissatisfied with Government's response to soaring costs, up 38% in just one year. Wild brawls have marred late season amateur football competitions across the country. Police called in to investigate one clash in Perth

which left a teenager unconscious. The all too serious consequences of bad blood in amateur sport. A 15-year-old taken to hospital for X-rays to his skull after being knocked unconscious during a junior soccer match between Perth sides Belmont and Balga. It's believed a series of racist taunts led to a brawl during which the hospitalised teenager was allegedly punched

and kicked in the head. Two of our boys have been assaulted but they're OK and have been taken away. This is the first time we've had racial problems as far as I'm aware. The match was called off. Police and competition officials are investigating the incident. On the New South Wales north coast, an all-in brawl erupted between Gimbisi and Port Macquarie in a reserve grade group two country rugby league game

just two minutes before full time. The violence spread to the crowd and resulted in the first grade game being cancelled. In another ugly incident, the mother of a junior league player could face charges after running onto the field to confront one of her sons' opponents after another brawl in an under 18s match between Orara and Woolgoolga. Cameron Baud, Ten News. It's considered the world series for pilots and will soon streak across the Perth skyline. A round of the global Red Bull Air Race getting the nod Civil Aviation Safety Authority officials. Their adrenaline beats just about anything we can conceive of and it's just a fantastic coup for it to come to Perth.

The daredevil event will be staged in the city in November. It's expected to pump $10 million into the economy and attract a TV audience of up to 100 million people. Sydney had fought for the Australian race rights. A breakthrough in the Middle East with Israel agreeing to a cease-fire. The fighting is expected to fall silent this afternoon but in the meantime, both sides are launching a final assault. to a cease-fire, As the hours counted down southern Lebanon. fierce battles continued across

with their offensive Israeli troops continued Hezbollah guerillas trying to trap or drive out to the Israeli border. from the area closest advantage from a month-long battle. It was a day of enemies seeking final Israeli troops from Lebanon, Despite the presence of 30,000 more than 250 rockets. Hezbollah managed to fire hit by a missile. This was the port city of Haifa In Jerusalem, after a stormy debate, the UN cease-fire resolution, the Israeli cabinet approved would only pull out of Lebanon but Israel made it clear its troops had taken up position. once an international force the guns are due to fall silent In a few hours,

but this will be a fragile cease-fire are separated. until Israeli forces and Hezbollah has been flooded with calls Our national security hotline transatlantic terror attacks broke. since word of the failed 'The Australian' newspaper reports

3,000 potential terrorist cases. ASIO is now investigating more than Daily call numbers have doubled to 50 in and around airport hubs. most focusing on transportation foiled terror plot to blow up planes UK detectives investigating the are searching woods north of London. They're hoping to find vital clues and detonators including hidden explosives who were arrested last week. as police continue to question 23 men travelling through UK airports Meantime, passengers are experiencing major delays. were cancelled yesterday More than 100 flights and aviation authorities are warning are not sustainable. the new security precautions the AFL's top four St Kilda has snuck into over Geelong at Telstra Dome. after recording a 23-point win for Justin Koschitzke. It was a dream comeback in his first game back The 23-year-old booted two goals with a fractured skull. after three months sidelined

starting, just a little bit more It was like I was probably just

just wanted to get through and I got through unscathed. on track, another came to an end. But with one career finally back an early retirement for Cats veteran A hamstring injury forcing Peter Riccardi. Wayne Bennett refuses to panic Rugby league - and Brisbane coach five straight games. despite his team losing

Melbourne. the latest to competition leaders

Their record doesn't read well. of their last eight matches The Broncos having lost seven will be competitive in the finals. but Wayne Bennett believes his side If we play like that every week than we're going to lose we're going to win a lot more games to repeat that again and for us it's being able that's the best team in the comp, of the afternoon. we muscled them for most wrapping up the minor premiership. The Storm are now just one win from

their 11th consecutive victory, The 18-12 result faces a nervous wait but Michael Crocker match review committee for a decision from the following this tackle on Sam Thaiday. of an unfortunate tackle. Dragon Sam Isemonger also on the end The lock lucky to avoid a broken jaw.

the luxury of a loss in the finals The Bulldogs's 26-10 win guaranteeing but Steve Folkes wants improvement. which is great, It secures us a top two spot, a lot better than that but we're going to have to play in the coming weeks and semi finals. point time Meantime, a field goal in golden

victory over the Tigers. landed the Raiders a 19-18 point a finals berth. The win almost suring up Andrew Brown, Ten News. team has won the World Cup The Australian women's water polo for the first time since 1995. Italy, 10-5 The Aussies crushed Olympic champions for the tournament. to make it five straight wins next year's World Championships A promising result in the lead-up to in Melbourne. team has received a massive boost And the Australian men's basketball

championships in Japan. ahead of this week's world down at half time The Boomers came from eight points France in a warm-up tournament to knock off European powerhouse in China. for Australia with 20 points. NBA star Andrew Bogut top-scored

Finance news now with Kath. of an outbreak down under. There are growing fears So much so, are planning for a pandemic public companies like Telstra and BHP others to follow suit. and experts are warning with new bird flu outbreaks, As Thailand and Indonesia deal it's only a matter of time experts say Australia. before the H5N1 strain reaches on our northern shores somewhere. It could well already be here says our threat level is low, While the World Health Organisation isn't taking any chances. the corporate sector on its horizon since 2004. Telstra has had pandemic planning every few months. Telstra holds committee meetings

expanding computer networks Preparations include so staff can work from home. is a very important part of it Basic human hygiene

on a regular basis. and we communicate those messages public company leading the charge. Bluescope Steel is another So too, is BHP Billiton. to stockpile quantities, Some companies are starting amounts of anti-viral drugs. is also ahead of the game. The banking industry conducting their own bird flu blitz. The big five and many others

for some years for this We've been planning are ready to go. and our individual banks Business continuity and

staffing levels are a top priority. the Federal Government The industry now working with to ensure plans are in place. You never know what might happen. We have to be prepared. the disease from sick birds So far, people can only catch but a final warning from the experts.

towards a more human-like strain. It is clear that it's marching Kate Donnison, Ten News. A quick check of the markets now. this week And all eyes on US inflation data winds down. as the earning season there

of Hong Kong's biggest men A waif-like woman has taken on some in a bun-eating competition and won. Weighing in at just 45kg on a mission Sonya Thomas was a woman in just 12 minutes. wolfing down 17 steamed buns The 39-year-old has become known as the black widow because she devours all of her male competitors. She walked away with a $3,300 cash prize and, no doubt, a severe case of indigestion. Let's check the national weather:

A quick recap of the news headlines for this Monday. Cease-fire count down.

Israel and Hezbollah have agreed to a truce, but rocket fire still rages. The Government's asylum bill looks set for defeat. Family First senator Steve Fielding described the laws as 'ludicrous'. And a Perth teenager kicked unconscious in one of two violent sporting brawls. That's it for Ten Early News. I'm Bill Woods. Have a good day. And I'm Kath Robinson. Good morning. Supertext Captions by the Australian Caption Centre. www.auscap.com.au