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has escalated But the violence in Iraq they nominate. and taken to whatever destination even if it mean being blindfolded with the kidnappers to speak directly get an opportunity He is hoping he will his captors for confirmation. and is prepared to personally meet he is alive and well But the mufti believes on Douglas Wood's fate. with no word since passed early Tuesday morning, to secure his safety The original deadline eventually be released. just hope. Yeah, we hope he will eventually be just hope. Yeah, we hope he will eventually just hope. Yeah, we hope he will don't really know actually. We just hope. Yeah, we hope he don't really know actually. We just hope. Yeah, we hope don't really know actually. We just hope. Yeah, we don't really know actually. We just hope. Yeah, don't really know actually. We just hope. just don't really know actually. We We midnight tonight. that's midnight Thursday - and according to Australian time He said 72 hours, of all Australian troops. for the withdrawal to extend their deadline And he claims they've agreed with the kidnappers. who've been negotiating of Iraq's senior Muslim clerics, overwhelmed by the support says he's been Sheik Taj Aldin al-Hilali In his first interview, say's he secured a breakthrough. for Douglas Wood's family, in Iraq on a mercy mission spiritual leader, But the Australian Islamic information to help set him free. and a Baghdad phone number for any of the 63-year-old engineer with messages, photos and video appealing directly to his captors, A new website in Arabic and English in the latest bid for his release. his family has taken to the Internet on Douglas Wood drags on, As the agonising wait for news for his safe return. to extend the deadline the hostage-takers have agreed A leading Muslim leader claims kidnapped Australian Douglas Wood. A ray of hope for the family of he had a medical problem. and wasn't aware his first ever seizure because the driver had suffered causing grievous bodily harm of negligent driving not guilty But the magistrate found McNeall with permanent disabilities. that left them recovering from critical burns and spent months in hospital were pinned under the car Young Sophie Delezio and Molly Wood and caught fire 18 months ago. Roundhouse Childcare Centre in Sydney which smashed into the was behind the wheel of a vehicle 69-year-old Donald McNeall of any criminal charges. has been cleared

Ten's Martine Griffiths is in Bali. last-ditch bid for freedom in Bali. comes as the 27-year-old launches her relating to Schapelle Corby The extraordinary new evidence John Hill, Ten News. surveillance are changed. preventing the use of covert but can't do so until workplace laws in the holds of it aircraft to fit hidden cameras on a plan The airline says it's working Government approach. We will have a look at the whole not just baggage handlers. of all people working here, some time ago about the screening with the Government We've, in fact, initiated dicussions so far without result. to charge the baggage handlers, in an attempt to get enough evidence for almost six months with the Federal and State police Qantas has been working and driving away. near the foot pedals of his vehicle stashing the bag the driver of a baggage tug so it came off the aircraft first, checked as business class luggage The bag containing the drugs was baggage handlers at Sydney airport. had allegedly corrupted two teams of trafficker Michael Hurley Ten News has learned fugitive cocaine at Australia's major airports. amid claims crime is out of control extra surveillance cameras The government now forced to use customs without being detected. out of an aircraft hold and past containing 10kg of cocaine to get a breifcase by a drug syndicate baggage handlers were paid off It follows allegations terminal and the Qantas jet base. on the road between the international now setting up a checkpoint the Australian protective service inside Sydney airport, Security now upgraded narcotics into the country. Qantas employees were paid to bring after startling allegations The changes come in all baggage-handling areas. extraordinary new security measures Sydney Airport will introduce Deborah Knight, Ten News. latest deployment of 450 troops. the destination for Australia's in the southern city of Samawah - with several large explosions heard unleashed across the country A spate of attacks have been a blitz of bombings. with insurgents launching

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On August 17 each year, Queensland. On August 17 each year, that's Indonesian independence day and that's Indonesian independence day and that's that's Indonesian independence day and that's when that's Indonesian independence day and that's when the that's Indonesian independence day and that's when the President that's Indonesian independence day and that's when the President can issue issue these and that's when the President can issue these pardons. and that's when the President can issue these pardons. We and that's when the President can issue these pardons. We can and that's when the President can issue these pardons. We can expect intense issue these pardons. We can expect intense lobbying issue these pardons. We can expect intense lobbying from issue these pardons. We can expect intense lobbying from Schapelle Corby intense lobbying from Schapelle Corby lobbyists intense lobbying from Schapelle Corby lobbyists from intense lobbying from Schapelle Corby lobbyists from here intense lobbying from Schapelle Corby lobbyists from here on intense lobbying from Schapelle Corby lobbyists from here on in. Panic on the streets of Washington as fighter jets were scrambled in a security scare. A light plane straying into a no-go zone over the US capital. A large-scale evacuation in Washington just before noon Eastern time, people scramble out of the capital. Law-makers were in the middle of a vote when they were told to get out. At the White House, the Vice President is whisked away to a safe location. The President was riding his bike in Maryland at the time. The FAA confirmed it was tracking an unidentified small plane. The Cessna was travelling in restricted airspace, The pilot was not responding to efforts to communicate with the plane. And then at 12:03, the alert level was raised to red. Fighter jets were scrambled and there was an eye-witness report that those jets fired warning flares. Officials say the plane came within three miles of the White House. I followed my usual procedure to make sure everyone in the office was out. Everybody's out, and I followed them down the stairs. Fighter jets forced the plane to a Frederick, Maryland, airport, about 40 miles from the district. Officials say the situation prove their emergency procedures work. An Australian woman wrongly deported by immigration authorities has turned up in a Philippino hospice. Vivian Alvarez was thrown out of the country four years ago when she was mistaken for an illegal immigrant. The Australian Government had said it didn't know where she was. But Ms Alvarez has been found by an Australian priest at a home for the destitute and the dying near Manila. I just feel that there was no compassion in handling her. And if you can forgive me of my statement I just feel that there was some kind of racial discrimination. I am sure that there are systems that can be made to improve. There are now calls for a royal commission into Australia's immigration system. New legislation to deliver $21 billion worth of tax cuts has this morning been introduced into Parliament. But Labor won't support the cuts, saying there's a fairer way to distribute the cash. As Treasurer Peter Costello introduced his bill for across-the-board tax cuts, he couldn't resist a dig at Labor. This morning the ALP is in absolute chaos, because of the brilliant 'Black Adder'-like tactics. They have a cunning plan, Mr Speaker, a cunning plan. That cunning plan will apparently be outlined when Kim Beazley delivers his Budget reply speech tonight, but one thing's certain - he's not backing down. I am there as leader of the Labor Party to fight for the 7 million Australians who were dudded in this Government's tax package. Labor's opposition means they'll be blocking not only the top-end tax cuts but the extra cash for people on the lowest income tax rate as well. We know that Labor stands for higher taxes. Mr Beazley also forced to defend his earlier stance, acknowledging the unfairness of the top marginal rate hitting middle income earners. You don't have to do a 10-fold increase for the highest levels of earners in this country. But what about the other 80%? These are the people raising their families, paying their mortgages. It's also put him odds with some in his party. I was part of that decision-making process and I agreed 110% that Labor should stand and make a fight. Regardless of Labor's stance, the tax cuts will come into effect eventually when the Government takes control of the Senate in July. Mr Costello is now seeking legal advice to see whether the extra cash can be paid in the interim until the legislation is passed. Leonie Mellor, Ten News. The first star witness has taken the stand in the Michael Jackson paedophile trial, actor Macaulay Culkin admitting he slept with Jackson plenty of times but insists it was never sexual. Macaulay Culkin decided it was time to tell jurors what he's often stated in public. I never saw anything. You know, I wasn't party to anything like that at all. Now 24, Culkin was just 10 when he became friends with Jackson. He asked me over to his house so I went. He describes as ridiculous claims by two prosecution witnesses they saw him being molested by Jackson. He admitted sharing the star's bed countless times and said he would have known if Jackson had tried to molest him while he was asleep. Explaining it was not love or lust which drew Jackson to him but a shared experience of being child stars. Why he liked me is I didn't care who he was, I talked to him like he was a normal human being. Pleading with jurors to understand that Jackson lives a childlike life because he was deprived of a normal childhood. But the prosecution asked Culkin how childlike it was for Jackson to keep pornography in his bedroom. Macaulay said very, admitting he had copies of 'Playboy' when he was 12. The prosection insists Culkin's evidence should be taken with a grain of salt because he's an actor whose career would suffer if he admitted being abused. But analysts believe his star status will weigh heavily with jurors. This is their opportunity to relate to someone whose name they've heard of before, whose face they're familiar with. In California, Rahni Sadler, Ten News. An extraordinary surgery bungle - a man injected with glitter. That story when Ten's Morning News returns. And an amazing glimpse at the distant past - how modern technology unveiled the face of ancient Egypt's King Tut.

Various expressions! with Christmas undies! Going up! blow hard - it's pool inflatables! Wind chimes! Concrete! This program is captioned live. has won a court bid to stop two women suing him over rape allegations. The Victorian Court of Appeal has overturned an earlier ruling saying the women do not have the right to bring civil damages actions against the former ATSIC chairman. Carol Anne Stingel, 49, and Clark's cousin Joanne McGuinness, 38, had previously been granted an extension to sue Mr Clark. He strongly denies the accusations and has not been charged by police. Major delays across Sydney's rail network after maintence workers walked off the job yesterday, refusing to submit to random drug tests. Workers returned early this morning, but the backlog of services means trains could be delayed all day. Some lines could run up to 20 minutes late, and buses are replacing services on the South Coast. And a crashing end to a joyride in Melbourne's north. An amazing glimpse at the distant past - technology now able to show us the face of ancient Egypt's King Tutankhamen on the day he died. The head-turning image was pieced together using thousands of CAT-scan X-rays, revealing a face from more than 3,000 years ago. We can see for the first time how the pharaohs looked like and that is interesting for everyone. to the clay head model and golden mask of the boy king. Work will now begin on other mummies to show the world the true face of ancient Egypt. There's been an extraordinary hospital bungle in the United States. A man left with serious health problems after he was injected with glitter. It was cosmetic glitter, according to attorneys for the undercover deputy injected right into the muscles of his hip. Ron had gone to Florida hospital for sinus surgery in October 2000. Nurses were supposed to inject him with Demerol but one shot, he says, didn't make him feel better at all. There was a lot of pain. I complained several times that something went wrong with my buttock, my hip in the area that I got the shot. Three months later, he had a 4"x4" mass near the injection site. It took another surgery to remove it. An analysis revealed there was green and red sparkling material around the mass, in other words, glitter. When the doctor came to me and said that he took some glitter-looking stuff out of my buttock, I was shocked - I still am. Ron continues to have health problems. He walks with a limp and has been hospitalised 12 more times. He's now suing Florida Hospital. Attorneys for the hospital said in court today that no-one knows exactly what was in the deputy's leg or how it ended up there. It was suggested that it may even be contaminated medicine I don't know who to blame. Obviously, someone did this. I don't know whether it's intentional or by accident. AFL's caffeine controversy - the latest details when Ten's Morning News returns. Also - Arsenal's potent goal-scoring power unleashed as Everton gets thrashed. Ready for a break? It's time to rejuvenate in Tasmania. With reduced 'Spirit of Tasmania' fares from Sydney and a choice of airfares, getting to Tasmania has never been easier or more affordable. You can explore the grandeur of Cradle Mountain, discover ancient rainforests on the West Coast Wilderness Railway, visit Hobart with all its history and fun village atmosphere, for a taste of life in convict times. You can also experience the stunning Freycinet National Park And then it's just a scenic drive to enjoy the gardens, food and award-winning cool-climate wines of the Tamar Valley. Amazingly, prices for this rejuvenating journey for seven nights, staying in premium accommodation start from just $690 per person twin share. So call the Tasmanian Travel Centre now: And rejuvenate in Tasmania. In finance news, the Australian share market is slightly higher. Carl Jensen at Commonwealth Securities - a busy morning for local investors. It certainly has been. Quarterly sales of Coles Myer roles almost It certainly has been. Quarterly sales of Coles Myer roles almost 9% on sales of Coles Myer roles almost 9% on a sales of Coles Myer roles almost 9% on a year sales of Coles Myer roles almost 9% on a year earlier sales of Coles Myer roles almost 9% on a year earlier with sales of Coles Myer roles almost 9% on a year earlier with the sales of Coles Myer roles almost 9% on a year earlier with the food, liquor on a year earlier with the food, on a year earlier with the food, liquor and fuel business achieving solid sales growth. Rinker profit has solid sales growth. Rinker profit has risen solid sales growth. Rinker profit has risen on solid sales growth. Rinker profit has risen on strong solid sales growth. Rinker profit has risen on strong sales solid sales growth. Rinker profit has risen on strong sales in solid sales growth. Rinker profit has risen on strong sales in the United has risen on strong sales in the United States. has risen on strong sales in the has risen on strong sales in the United States. Good news for motorists overnight United States. Good news for motorists overnight with United States. Good news for motorists overnight with oil United States. Good news for motorists overnight with oil prices

motorists overnight with oil prices down sharply. Key employment figures have been released. What do they they show? figures have been released. What do they show? Further figures have been released. What do they show? Further evidence figures have been released. What do they show? Further evidence the labour they show? Further evidence the they show? Further evidence the labour market remains in great shape. The labour market remains in great shape. The Australian labour market remains in great shape. The Australian economy labour market remains in great shape. The Australian economy added 6900 shape. The Australian economy added 6900 jobs shape. The Australian economy added 6900 jobs in shape. The Australian economy added 6900 jobs in April shape. The Australian economy added 6900 jobs in April and shape. The Australian economy added 6900 jobs in April and there shape. The Australian economy added 6900 jobs in April and there was higher 6900 jobs in April and there was higher workforce 6900 jobs in April and there was higher workforce participation. This higher workforce participation. This is higher workforce participation. This is a higher workforce participation. This is a great higher workforce participation. This is a great result higher workforce participation. This is a great result but higher workforce participation. This is a great result but the Reserve This is a great result but the Reserve Bank This is a great result but the This is a great result but the Reserve Bank will be concerned the tight labour tight labour market Reserve Bank will be concerned the tight labour market could Reserve Bank will be concerned the tight labour market could lift wages tight labour market could lift wages and tight labour market could lift wages and therefore tight labour market could lift wages and therefore prices. Wallabies coach Eddie Jones believes the Bulldogs Braith Anasta is serious about switching from league to union. Anasta making his feelings known in a meeting with Jones at the Australian Rugby Union's Headquarters this morning. Union officials had been concerned Anasta was using their code to push up his league value. He's got a great career ahead of him in rugby league. When it comes to rugby union, he's got a great challenge. to rugby union, he's got a great challenge. He's to rugby union, he's got a great challenge. He's got to rugby union, he's got a great challenge. He's got to to rugby union, he's got a great challenge. He's got to start to rugby union, he's got a great challenge. He's got to start again. It challenge. He's got to start again. It is challenge. He's got to start again. challenge. He's got to start again. It is a big decision for a young bloke like him. Jones hasn't set an immediate deadline for Anasta to make up his mind. A bitter row has blown up between two AFL coaches over the use of caffeine by league players. Fremantle coach Chris Connolly launched an extraordinary attack on Richmond's Terry Wallace, who wants the league to ban the stimulant. Chris Connelly created his own storm in a coffee cup by taking Richmond coach Terry Wallace to task for his concerns over play use of caffeine. When Terry coached the Western Bulldogs, he had blokes running around bashing blokes. Did that help promote the game? And if he didn't know they were caffeine tablets, he should have spent more time with his fitness staff. Wallace would like to see caffeine banned and is worried AFL stars boasting about popping caffeine pills sends the wrong message to juniors. There's no ill health effects at all and we're very mindful of that but I don't think Terry should take the high ground to promote himself. But Connelly's diagnosis differs to the doctors'. It can cause excessive arousal, it can cause sleeplessness, it can cause a tremor and it can cause heart palpitations, so all of these are potentially dangerous side effects. Wallace stunned by the outburst. My opinion obviously was different to Chris's. I'm quite surprised by the personal attack. Carlton also needs a hard-to-find boost. There's no mystery tablet that we can take to get our confidence back or walk down the street and say, "I've found the confidence shop. "I'll go and buy $2.50 worth". Tough times at St Kilda, with the premiership fancies battling a string of soft tissue injuries to Aussie Jones, Justin Kositchke and Robert Harvey, who will all be missing for a few weeks. Just for three or four years, we've had...we've had a plague. And Aaron Hammill won't be back in time to play the West Coast Eagles on Saturday. Rob Waters, Ten News. Sydney and the NSW Central Coast Mariners will meet in the Australian final of soccer's World Club Championship qualifiers. Perth Glory and Adelaide United were knocked out in last night's semifinals, Sydney winning 2-1 and the Coast 4-0. Sydney FC have been billed as the glamour club of Australian soccer, but their semifinal clash with Perth Glory started in ugly fashion. An own goal to Ufuk Talay snapping a first-half deadlock two minutes after the break. The perennial powerhouse playing it up in front of their home crowd, but that's where the cheering stopped. A magic solo effort by David Carney securing the equaliser just minutes later, before Saso Petrovski put a deserved win beyond doubt. In Gosford, it was one-way traffic for the Mariners. Nick Mrdja netting a brilliant hat trick in the home side's 4-0 demolition of Adelaide United. Veteran Scottish import Stewart Petrie capping off the win with a stunning long-range lob. And the goal spree continued in the Premier League with Everton given a Champions League wake-up call by the smoking Gunners. COMMENTATOR: Squeezed it through to Van Persie, and it's a case of double Dutch. Dutch striker Dennis Bergkamp at his majestic best, orchestrating three of Arsenal's first half goals before rightfully scoring one for himself. There's his moment, and it's fully deserved. The 7-goal whitewash Arsenal's biggest win under manager Arsene Wenger. Scott Mackinnon, Ten News. Next in Ten news, a look at the weather around the nation.

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