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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. to Ten's Early News. Good morning and welcome Making news this morning. lose preselection Two federal shadow ministers as Labor's factional war continues.

off a big party in Brisbane That war taking the gloss for Peter Beattie. controversial Abu Ghraib prison. The US set to close Iraq's sends out an ominous warning And in sport, the world's fastest man

to his Commonwealth Games rivals. briefly for today: Checking the weather Now for our first look at finance. Good morning Bill, all major US indexes this morning well stocks are higher across in General Motors and Biogen. thanks to gains The big news there tough - of a record $92 billion in January the blow-out in the trade deficit and Chinese imports rise. as the oil import bill on the Qantas job losses. And Bill, more shortly claimed another sitting MP The ALP preselection process central committee meeting. at last night's After six years in Parliament,

on the Victorian seat of Isaacs. Ann Corcoran lost her hold Allan Griffin Shadow Veterans Affairs Minister

narrowly retained his seat of Bruce winning the rank and file vote. despite overwhelmingly just survived And Scullin MP Harry Jenkins with 51% of the overall vote. have overshadowed Divisions within the ALP celebration in Queensland overnight. what was supposed to be a Labor Time has come to cool it, in a civilised fashion. start talking sensibly to each other at last tonight's soiree Kim Beazley was one of 1,200 guests

10 years as Labor leader to mark Premier Peter Beattie's in the Sunshine State. in these three terms We've gone through a lot also got some things to do better on but we've done a lot of good, we've and I'm determined we'll do that. of the other big name party-faithful Gough Whitlam and Bob Hawke two who attended the festivities. has spread to other states. The New South Wales asbestos scandal from South Australia Emergency service workers are undergoing health checks at Sydney's Holsworthy Army Barracks. after taking part in training the mock rescues contained asbestos. The materials used in were exposed at the Sydney barracks. Up to 2,000 people in South Australia Fire and rescue services facilities, while they check them. have now closed their own training using the word 'bloody' Australia's tourism campaign from British television. has been banned the language is offensive, Regulators say have welcomed the controversy. but tourism experts the new advertising campaign Tourism bosses swore

about Australia. would get people talking And it has. So where the bloody hell are you? from British television That's the line which has been banned has been deemed too offensive because the word 'bloody' by the UK's TV advertising regulator. The surprising thing is 'Benny Hill' and 'The Two Ronnies' in a country where the TV shows like are allowed on British TV, that our cheeky little ad isn't. completely forbidden in the UK. The $180 million campaign isn't at cinemas, online and in newspapers. The uncut version will still be shown As for TV, will now sound something like this. the modified commercial So where the hell are you? also applies to Singapore A ban on the word 'bloody' because of strict censorship laws. the controversy is a blessing. Tourism experts say version of a barbecue stopper is I don't know what the English but we certainly hope

travelling to Australia. it gets them talking about and take notice of Australia To make people sit up

and it's delivering. on British TV next Monday. The ads are due to be launched Ebbeny Faranda, Ten News. Baghdad's notorious Abu Ghraib prison The United States says it will close within the next few months. was used as a torture centre The high security jail under Saddam Hussein's regime in 2003 but gained international notoriety soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners. when photos emerged of American US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld Since then, in torture claims at the prison. has been implicated to other jails in Iraq. Its 4,500 inmates will be transferred Up to 40 people are believed dead

in central Turkey. after a bus plunged into a river 14 bodies, Rescuers have recovered

in the fast flowing river. some of them 20km downstream At least 17 are missing. were trapped below water The passengers and officials fear the only survivor village to raise the alarm. is the man who walked to a nearby is still not clear. The cause of the crash rogue surgeon Doctor Jayant Patel, The man dubbed Doctor Death, is on the run again. fled Australia to his home in America The Indian-trained surgeon the death of at least 13 patients amid claims he was responsible for at a Queensland hospital. his hometown of Portland, Oregon, He's now reportedly hiding in causing a three-year-old boy's death after being sued for allegedly by cutting his bowel during surgery. two changes to its team Australia has made fourth one-day international for tonight's must-win against South Africa in Durban. Andrew Symonds is back in the team with a hip injury. after missing the first three games He replaces Shane Watson. who's been named 12th man. Mick Lewis comes in for Brad Hogg, has blown away the cobwebs World record holder Asafa Powell in seven months. in his first competitive hit-out in the 100 metres The Jamaican cruising to victory at a grand prix meet in Melbourne. After a nervous false start almost halfway down the track, that was pulled up finally settled down to business. the world's fastest man his nearest rivals early on, Powell blowing away comfortably in 10.29 seconds. eventually coasting to victory I was a little nervous I'm the world record holder so, but the confidence I have, I have to prove that I am. she arrived, Disappointment for Jana Pittman, pull the pin only to have coach Chris Rawlinson on a start in the 400 metre hurdles

during the warm-up. when she suffered hamstring tightness medals in that stadium across there I said to her it's about getting and risking injury. rather than take silly chances in the women's 3,00 metres And another Games preparation hiccup with local hope Benita Johnson fading to a disappointing seventh. Frank Smith, Ten News. There's speculation, again, surrounding the future of another NRL coach, Brisbane's Wayne Bennett but it's not coming from the man who pays his wage. The recent coaching carousel has seen three coaches sign to new clubs for next year. Bennett's future plans are a talking point, even though he's contracted to the Broncos until 2009. Wayne's got a 4-year deal with us and we'll decide whether we want to complete it on our half. Cullen is also questioning how the newly-signed coaches will avoid breaching the league's anti-tampering rules. Kath now with more finance and it's official, jobs will be lost at Qantas? Yes Bill, but not as many as first though. 480 jobs will go after airline announced its moving its Sydney heavy maintenance operations to Avalon Melbourne. Qantas Boss Geoff Dixon says the closure is necessary to remain competitive but is not ruling out moving more jobs offshore. I've just come from the unions and dicussed the matter with them, as has David, and I am quite sure we will be able to work together. It's reported that the operations have to move

because the Sydney site is being developed into retail space.

And while Qantas is trimming its workforce, the Australian economy is adding more jobs. Over the month of February nearly 26,000 new positions were created pushing the unemployment rate down to 5.2%. Most of the jobs created were part-time positions. Victoria making the greatest gains. But a tight labour market could pressure the Reserve Bank in to raise rates if there are signs of wage pressures. National weather for the rest of the day: So what's making news in the papers: Coming up on Ten's Early News, a police shame campaign

leads to further charges over the Cronulla race riots. And the Brits say no to our 'bloody' tourism ads. Welcome back to Ten's Early News. Our top stories this morning - and the United States says it plans to close down the notorious Abu Ghraib Prison in Iraq More bad news for the Labor Party A 10 year celebration for Queensland Premier Beattie overnight with the who's who of the Labor Party rubbing shoulders in Brisbane. And in sporting news the world's fastest man in fine form,

taking to the tracks ahead of the Commonwealth Games. To business news with Kath and a some news from the Bank of Japan? A significant day in Japan yesterday with the country's central bank saying it will no longer maintain its zero interest rate policy. The Bank of Japan says it will slowly begin raising rates in the world's second biggest economy, that are currently the lowest in the world at nearly zero.

The BOJ last increased rates in 2000, but was forced to cut them again within a year. That's all for the time being Bill, but shortly a warning for IAG shareholders. After six years in Parliament, Ann Corcoran lost her hold on the Victorian seat of Isaacs. Shadow Veterans Affairs Minister Allan Griffin narrowly retained his seat of Bruce despite overwhelmingly winning the rank and file vote. And Scullin MP Harry Jenkins just survived with 51% of the overall vote. Divisions within the ALP overshadowed what was supposed to be a Labor celebration in Queensland, Kim Beazley was one of 1,200 guests at last tonight's soiree to mark Premier Peter Beattie's 10 years as Labor leader in the Sunshine State. We've gone through a lot in these three terms but we've done a lot of good, we've also got some things to do better on and I'm determined we'll do that. Gough Whitlam and Bob Hawke two of the other big name party-faithful who attended the festivities. Another two people have been charged over the race riots at Sydney's Cronulla Beach last December. The breakthrough came after police yesterday released photographs of 20 people suspected of being linked to the violence. A 33-year-old man from Miranda in Sydney's south turned himself in, while an 18-year-old from Bella Vista in the city's north-west was arrested at a hotel. Both have been charged with riot and affray. Earlier, a 20-year-old man turned himself into police after seeing his picture in newspapers and on television.

And with the Games less than a week away, the world's fastest man has made his Australian sprinting debut, setting a scorching pace at a lead-up meet. In his first Australian race, the biggest name left in the Commonwealth Games didn't disappoint. Asafa Powell bringing his Jamaican 400 x 100m relay team home to victory,

in a Games practice event. Claims lightweight boxer Sitaleki Maka has been practising on the streets of Auckland.

He was bailed to fight at the Games after allegedly attacking four teenagers. The boxer denies he was involved. And fears those meant to keep the peace during the Games could end up disrupting it. Victorian police want penalty pay for their Games service at a cost of $19 million. Doping police say they'll test more than 1,000 athletes during the competition

and that drug controversies are inevitable. You'd have to assume there'll be some positive drug tests Our swim team is rapped with its new cossies. For the first time in 18 years they're in green and gold. Christopher Still, Ten News. A major siege is under way at a French school this morning with an armed man taking 20 hostages.

The unemployed teacher stormed the high school near Le Mans, holding 18 students, a teacher and a another man at gunpoint. Police surrounded the building where the gunman has barricaded his hostages into a classroom on the upper floor. The students are aged between 16 and 18. It's believed the 33-year-old unemployed teacher lost his job at the Sable-sur-Sarthe state school two years ago.

The surprising thing is in a country where the TV shows like 'Benny Hill' and 'The Two Ronnies' are allowed on British TV, that our cheeky little ad isn't.

The United States says it will close Baghdad's notorious Abu Ghraib prison within the next few months. The high security jail was used as a torture centre under Saddam Hussein's regime but gained international notoriety in 2003 when photos emerged of American soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners. Since then, US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has been implicated in torture claims at the prison. The violence in Iraq shows no sign of letting up with more deaths in another wave of explosions. And 40 people are feared dead in Turkey after a bus plunged into a river, trapping passengers underwater. Another day and more deadly blasts wreak havoc in Baghdad. This time, gunmen attacked a police convoy in the city's west, injuring four people. As the wounded reached hospital, a car bomb was detonated, killing two and seriously hurting nine. The violence comes as police continue their hunt for 50 security workers - kidnapped yesterday when militants stormed their office. And a blast has also rocked the Turkish town of Van

on the Iranian border, killing 3 and injuring as many as 18. The attack was the work of a suicide bomber, believed to be a Kurdish guerilla. Also in Turkey - up to 40 people are feared dead after a bus plunged into a river. The crash occurred in the central Turkish province of Togat about 350km east of the capital Ankara. Rescuers have recovered 14 bodies, but at least 17 are still missing, feared drowned after passengers became trapped below the water. Matthew Taylor, Ten News. The AFL is defending as logical its radical experiment allowing boundary and goal umpires to pay free kicks in tonight's practice match between St Kilda and the Western Bulldogs. The league will allow boundary and goal umpires to make decisions on free kicks, if it's clear the field umpire is unsighted. All up, 9 umpires will be issued with a whistle. It's a chance for clubs to experiment

and a chance for us to experiment a little bit anything that we can do better.

The AFL says the experiment is a one-off move. The NRL coaching carousel may not have stopped. After last year's finals flame-out, the league's longest-standing coach is feeling the heat in Brisbane Three coaches already signed to new clubs for next year. The speculation now moving north, with Brisbane's 18-year coaching veteran, Wayne Bennett, under the microscope. Wayne's got a 4-year deal with us and we'll decide whether we want to complete it on our half. When the Broncos do make a change, they won't necessarily buy into the current game of musical chairs. Someone, one day, probably has to think outside the square and bring in some new coaches. They're all just jumping all over the place. Cullen also questioning how the newly-signed coaches will avoid breaching the league's anti-tampering rules with current players. The NRL not prepared to make changes, despite the instability in its ranks. I don't think it affects the credibility of the competition, but I would have to admit there will be some fans who feel uneasy about it. Sydney FC is refusing to comment on claims Dwight Yorke has been told he can leave the club before the next A-League season. But the Trinidad and Tobago captain insists he's not ready to leave.

I've signed a two year contract with Sydney Sydney FC says it is likely to loan Yorke out in the lead-up to the World Cup. Now national weather for the rest of the day: Finance now with Kath and an update expected on the housing market today? That's right Bill, today we'll find out just how much money Australians are borrowing to buy houses. For more I'm joined by Juliana Roadley from CommSec. And Juliana, you were pretty good on the jobs figures yesterday - what's being forecast today for housing finance?

The housing finance numbers will be

weak. Ace after housing market

weak. Ace after housing market were helped keep interest rates at 5.5

points. I ain't she sent out a

points. I ain't she sent out a letter to it shareholders. It is

letter to it shareholders. It is it in advance of a possible offer. Stay with us, we cross live to the United States for the latest on the decision to close Abu Ghraib. This program is captioned live. Welcome back to Ten's Early News. Making news this morning. Two federal shadow ministers lose preselection as Labor's factional war continues. That war taking the gloss off a big party in Brisbane

for Peter Beattie.

The US set to close Iraq's controversial Abu Ghraib prison. And in sport, the world's fastest man sends out an ominous warning to his Commonwealth Games rivals. Checking the weather briefly for today: Now for finance. Japan's largest brewer Kirin wants to increase its stake in local beverage maker Lion Nathan. Kirin already owns 46% of the group but wants to up its shareholding to boost profits. Lion shares jumped nearly 5% on the news. Well, stocks are higher across all major US indexes this morning thanks to gains in General Motors and Biogen. And Bill, more shortly on Harvey Norman's upcoming profit result. After six years in Parliament, Ann Corcoran lost her hold on the Victorian seat of Isaacs. Shadow Veterans Affairs Minister Allan Griffin narrowly retained his seat of Bruce despite overwhelmingly winning the rank and file vote. And Scullin MP Harry Jenkins just survived with 51% of the overall vote. Divisions within the ALP have overshadowed what was supposed to be a Labor celebration in Queensland overnight. Time has come to cool it, start talking sensibly to each other in a civilised fashion. Kim Beazley was one of 1,200 guests at last tonight's soiree to mark Premier Peter Beattie's 10 years as Labor leader in the Sunshine State. We've gone through a lot in these three terms but we've done a lot of good, we've also got some things to do better on and I'm determined we'll do that. Gough Whitlam and Bob Hawke two of the other big name party-faithful who attended the festivities. One man is dead and a woman with serious wounds after a shooting in south-east Queensland.

Police were called to a home in Bundaberg just before 10:00. They found the man dead inside the house, the woman aged in her 60s sot in the face. In Sydney, a resident has beaten off three would-be home invaders. The men approached the man in his Roseville home, one armed with a shotgun. A fight broke out and the resident stabbed one of the intruders. He was later charged after attending a nearby hospital. The New South Wales asbestos scandal has spread to other states. Emergency service workers from South Australia are undergoing health checks after taking part in training at Sydney's Holsworthy Army Barracks. The materials used in the mock rescues contained asbestos. Up to 2,000 people were exposed at the Sydney barracks. Fire and rescue services in South Australia

have now closed their own training facilities, while they check them. Regulators say the language is offensive, but tourism experts have welcomed the controversy. Tourism bosses swore the new advertising campaign would get people talking about Australia. And it has. So where the bloody hell are you? That's the line which has been banned from British television because the word 'bloody' has been deemed too offensive by the UK's TV advertising regulator. The surprising thing is in a country where the TV shows like 'Benny Hill' and 'The Two Ronnies' are allowed on British TV, that our cheeky little ad isn't.

The $180 million campaign isn't completely forbidden in the UK. The uncut version will still be shown at cinemas, online and in newspapers. As for TV, the modified commercial will now sound something like this. So where the hell are you? A ban on the word 'bloody' also applies to Singapore because of strict censorship laws. Tourism experts say the controversy is a blessing. I don't know what the English version of a barbecue stopper is

but we certainly hope it gets them talking about travelling to Australia. To make people sit up and take notice of Australia and it's delivering. The ads are due to be launched on British TV next Monday. Ebbeny Faranda, Ten News. A major siege has ended at a French school this morning The unemployed teacher stormed the high school near Le Mans, holding 18 students, a teacher and a another man at gunpoint. Police surrounded the building where the gunman has barricaded his hostages into a classroom on the upper floor.

The students were aged between 16 and 18.

It's believed the 33-year-old unemployed teacher lost his job Up to 40 people are believed dead after a bus plunged into a river in central Turkey. Rescuers have recovered 14 bodies, some of them 20km downstream in the fast flowing river. At least 17 are missing. The passengers were trapped below water and officials fear the only survivor is the man who walked to a nearby village to raise the alarm. The cause of the crash is still not clear.

This was expected. The photographs

This was expected. The photographs are at the prison were very damaging

are at the prison were very damaging to US credibility. Nine soldiers have

gone to jail. George Bush has been

gone to jail. George Bush has been losing popularity in Iraq.

losing popularity in Iraq. A prison hasn't helped him. It's not

hasn't helped him. It's not surprising they are closing the

prison. There is no specific date.

prison. There is no specific date. It will probably happen within three

months. The prisoners will be biscuit

months. The prisoners will be biscuit distributed to other jails in Iraq. That there World record holder Asafa Powell has blown away the cobwebs in his first competitive hit-out in seven months. The Jamaican cruising to victory in the 100 metres at a grand prix meet in Melbourne. After a nervous false start that was pulled up almost halfway down the track, the world's fastest man finally settled down to business. Powell blowing away his nearest rivals early on, eventually coasting to victory comfortably in 10.29 seconds. I was a little nervous

but the confidence I have, I'm the world record holder so, I have to prove that I am. Disappointment for Jana Pittman, she arrived, only to have coach Chris Rawlinson pull the pin on a start in the 400 metre hurdles when she suffered hamstring tightness during the warm-up. I said to her it's about getting medals in that stadium across there rather than take silly chances and risking injury. And another Games preparation hiccup in the women's 3,00 metres with local hope Benita Johnson fading to a disappointing seventh. Frank Smith, Ten News. Australia has made two changes to its team for tonight's must-win fourth one-day international against South Africa in Durban. Andrew Symonds is back in the team after missing the first three games with a hip injury. He replaces Shane Watson. who's been named 12th man.

The AFL is defending as logical its radical experiment allowing boundary and goal umpires to pay free kicks in tonight's practice match between St Kilda and the Western Bulldogs. The league will allow boundary and goal umpires to make decisions on free kicks, if it's clear the field umpire is unsighted. All up, 9 umpires will be issued with a whistle. It's a chance for clubs to experiment and a chance for us to experiment a little bit anything that we can do better.

The AFL says the experiment is a one-off move. There's speculation, again, surrounding the future of another NRL coach, Brisbane's Wayne Bennett but it's not coming from the man who pays his wage. The recent coaching carousel has seen three coaches sign to new clubs for next year. Bennett's future plans are a talking point, even though he's contracted to the Broncos until 2009. Wayne's got a 4-year deal with us and we'll decide whether we want to complete it on our half. Cullen is also questioning how the newly-signed coaches will avoid breaching the league's anti-tampering rules.

Kath now with more finance. Harvey Norman will today unveil its first-alf profit with the market forecasting 5% earnings to around $107 million. But retailers today will be focusing on the sale of the Myer department stores. Reports that a consortium comprising of the Myer family and Newbridge Capital are the successful bidders. Making news in the papers: Ten's Early News returns after the break. GOOD MORNING, COMING UP IN THE NEWS TODAY, THE RAIDERS PREPARE FOR THE SEASON OPENER AND, THE BRUMBIES AFTER THEIR BONUS BUT FIRST, A POST MORTEM WILL BE CARRIED OUT ON THE BODY OF A NARRABUNDAH MAN TODAY. THE MAN, IN HIS 70S, WAS FOUND DEAD IN A HOUSE IN

WILD STREET ON TUESDAY. POLICE WON'T SAY IF THEY'RE TREATING THE DEATH AS SUSPICIOUS. HOWEVER, ITS BELIEVED THE MAN HAD BEEN DEAD FOR SEVERAL DAYS. THE CHIEF MINISTER WILL LAUNCH THE CENTENARY OF CANBERRA TASK FORCE REPORT, AND NAME THE CENTENARY OF

CANBERRA PATRON AT MANUKA OVAL THIS MORNING. HE'LL ALSO NAME THE LUCKY WINNERS OF AN IDEAS AND

LOGO COMPETITION FOR CANBERRA'S ONE-HUNDREDTH BIRTHDAY. MORE THAN SIX-HUNDRED CARS AND BIKES WILL PARK ON THE LAWNS NEAR OLD PARLIAMENT HOUSE THIS WEEKEND, FOR THE ANNUAL SHANNONS' WHEELS DISPLAY. YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SEE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF ORIGINAL, RESTORED AND MODIFIED CARS, FROM THE CANBERRA REGION AND BEYOND. TO SPORT, AND THE BRUMBIES WILL BE LOOKING FOR A BIG

WIN TO GET THE BONUS POINT IN THIS WEEKEND'S SUPER-14 CLASH WITH THE SHARKS, AT CANBERRA STADIUM. AND, THE RAIDERS KICK START THEIR N-R-L SEASON WITH AN AWAY-GAME AGAINST MANLY AT BROOKVALE OVAL. HALFBACK LINCOLN WITHERS PLAYING HIS ONE-HUNDREDTH ALL-IMPORTANT WEEKEND CANBERRRA SUNNY AND 30, THE SAME TEMPERATURE FOR SYDNEY, AND REMEMBER THE BROLLEY IF YOU'RE HEADING THERE THIS WEEKEND DUBBO, FINE AND A WARM 35, ORANGE CLEAR SKIES AS WELL

TODAY AND 27, WAGGA FINE WEATHER, PARTLY CLOUDY FOR BEGA BATHURST, SUNNY AND 29, BOWRAL PARTLY CLOUDY AND 26, FINE FOR GOULBURN MUDGEE SUNNY AND 32, WITH A HOT DAY FOR PARKES, COOMA

28 AND FINE AS WELL ANOTHER DAY OF VERY HIGH DANGER WARNINGS FOR MOST OF

Welcome back to Ten's Early News. Our top stories this morning - and the United States says it plans to close down the notorious Abu Ghraib Prison in Iraq within three months. More bad news for the Labor Party with two federal ministers losing preselection in Victoria. A 10 year celebration for Queensland Premier Beattie overnight with the who's who of the Labor Party rubbing shoulders in Brisbane. And in sporting news the world's fastest man in fine form, taking to the tracks ahead of the Commonwealth Games. After six years in Parliament, Ann Corcoran lost her hold on the Victorian seat of Isaacs.

Shadow Veterans Affairs Minister Allan Griffin narrowly retained his seat of Bruce despite overwhelmingly winning the rank and file vote. And Scullin MP Harry Jenkins just survived with 51% of the overall vote. Divisions within the ALP have overshadowed what was supposed to be a Labor celebration in Queensland overnight. Time has come to cool it, start talking sensibly to each other in a civilised fashion. Kim Beazley was one of 1,200 guests at last tonight's soiree to mark Premier Peter Beattie's 10 years as Labor leader

in the Sunshine State. We've gone through a lot in these three terms but we've done a lot of good, we've also got some things to do better on

and I'm determined we'll do that. Gough Whitlam and Bob Hawke two of the other big name party-faithful who attended the festivities. Another two people have been charged over the race riots at Sydney's Cronulla Beach last December. The breakthrough came after police yesterday

released photographs of 20 people suspected of being linked to the violence. A 33-year-old man from Miranda in Sydney's south turned himself in, while an 18-year-old from Bella Vista in the city's north-west

was arrested at a hotel. Both have been charged with riot and affray. Earlier, a 20-year-old man turned himself into police after seeing his picture in newspapers and on television. And with the Games less than a week away, the world's fastest man has made his Australian sprinting debut, setting a scorching pace at a lead-up meet. In his first Australian race, the biggest name left in the Commonwealth Games didn't disappoint. Asafa Powell bringing his Jamaican 400 x 100m relay team home to victory, in a Games practice event. Claims lightweight boxer Sitaleki Maka has been practising on the streets of Auckland. He was bailed to fight at the Games after allegedly attacking four teenagers. The boxer denies he was involved. And fears those meant to keep the peace during the Games could end up disrupting it. Victorian police want penalty pay for their Games service

at a cost of $19 million. Doping police say they'll test more than 1,000 athletes during the competition and that drug controversies are inevitable. You'd have to assume there'll be some positive drug tests Our swim team is rapped with its new cossies. For the first time in 18 years they're in green and gold. Christopher Still, Ten News. More than 7,000 pathology tests in New South Wales will be reviewed amid concerns about accuracy. The tests affect tissue samples taken in surgeries across northern New South Wales between November 1999 and December 2001. The review comes after health authorities raised concerns about the accuracy of one worker's results. All patients whose samples are affected will be contacted once the review has been completed. The Brits have banned Australia's controversial tourism campaign from their televisions. The commercial's tag-line "Where the bloody hell are you?" fell foul of British censors, so the un-cut version will only run in cinemas, print and online.

The Federal Tourism Minister has asked her British counterpart to reconsider the ruling. The surprising thing is in a country where the TV shows like 'Benny Hill' and 'The Two Ronnies' are allowed on British TV, that our cheeky little ad isn't.

The campaign is due to be officially launched in the UK on Monday. The United States says it will close Baghdad's notorious Abu Ghraib prison within the next few months. The high security jail was used as a torture centre under Saddam Hussein's regime

but gained international notoriety in 2003 when photos emerged of American soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners. Since then, US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has been implicated in torture claims at the prison. Its 4,500 inmates will be transferred to other jails in Iraq.

Another day and more deadly blasts wreak havoc in Baghdad. This time, gunmen attacked a police convoy in the city's west, injuring four people. As the wounded reached hospital, a car bomb was detonated, killing two and seriously hurting nine.

The violence comes as police continue their hunt for 50 security workers -

kidnapped yesterday when militants stormed their office.

And a blast has also rocked the Turkish town of Van on the Iranian border, killing 3 and injuring as many as 18. The attack was the work of a suicide bomber, believed to be a Kurdish guerilla.

Also in Turkey - up to 40 people are feared dead after a bus plunged into a river. The crash occurred in the central Turkish province of Togat about 350km east of the capital Ankara. Rescuers have recovered 14 bodies, but at least 17 are still missing, feared drowned after passengers became trapped below the water. Matthew Taylor, Ten News. The AFL has joined its clubs in experimenting during the pre-season competition. The AFL now has enough whistleblowers to police its new rules. The league will allow boundary and goal umpires

to make decisions on free kicks if it is clear that the field umpire is unsighted. In total, 9 umpires will be issued with a whistle - 3 field, 4 boundary and 2 goal umpires. It's a chance for clubs to experiment in the NAB series and a chance for us to experiment a little bit with umpiring to see if there's anything that we can do better. Experimenting is exactly what Adelaide coach Neil Craig is doing.

The Crows, one of four teams still in contention to win the NAB Cup, will not risk senior players in Friday's semifinal against Melbourne. If it's to win the Cup, Goodman would definitely play, Skipworth would probably play. Trent Higgs, Ten News. Sydney FC is refusing to comment on claims Dwight Yorke has been told he can leave the club before the next A-League season. Yorke says a club insider has told his management he would be free to cut short his two year deal. But the Trinidad and Tobago captain insists he's not ready to leave. I've signed a two year contract with Sydney. Sydney FC says it is likely to loan Yorke out in the lead-up to the World Cup.

Now national weather for the rest of the day: Police in the US are on the look-out for a cheeky thief. Surveillance cameras caught the bare bottomed bandit as he crawled around a tobacco store in Nebraska. Police say it's not the first time they've caught the man committing a robbery with his pants around his ankles. Despite the widespread exposure, investigators don't have any leads so far. Now national weather for the rest of the day: Looking ahead: A quick recap of the morning's top stories. Warring Labor factions have claimed two scalps in Victoria with more Federal MPs losing preselection. The who's who of the Labor Party rub shoulders in Brisbane to celebrate the 10th year in office for Queensland Premier Peter Beattie. And the jail at the centre of the prisoner abuse scandal in Iraq -

Abu Ghraib - will be closed by the United States within three months.

And that's all for this edition of Ten's Early News. The morning news is at 11:00 and we'll wrap up the day in our state editions of Ten News at 5:00.

I'm Bill Woods. I'm Kath Robinson. Have a great weekend. Supertext Captions by the Australian Caption Centre. www.auscap.com.au