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Is the final act being played out

in Tripoli this morning? Rebels are

attacking a complex where the

Libyan leader is believed to be

hiding. It's 6am on Friday, August

26. Good morning, I'm Ron Wilson

And I'm Frank Colleta. Welcome to

Ten's Early News. Also this morning. Ten's Early News. Also this morning.

The Craig Thomson scandal has

become a fight for survival for the

Federal Government. - And its

getting increasingly nasty. In

sport, veteran Rugby League forward

Steve Menzies has some advice for

troubled star Todd Carney - move to

France to escape the spotlight. And

in finance, Woolies announces a $2

billion profit but warns of tough

times ahead at the checkout. Here

is a brief check of today's weather.

Fierce gun battles have erupted in Fierce gun battles have erupted in

Tripoli with rebel forces

Gaddafi responding to reports that Muammar

Gaddafi is cornered in a lie list

neighgourhood necessary her

compound. More than 1,000 fighters

swarmed inthat area. That fight is

still going on. Out of nowhere, the

battle still rages in Tripoli was

on our doorstep. The hotel where

most of the international

journalists have been staying was

engulfed in a gun battle. It ended

as suddenly as it has started, but

it was typical of the fire fights

that are still making life so

difficult for everyone in this city.

Further south, the rebels have

managed to liberate a number of

prisoners held in the notorious

jail. Many had been held by the

regime when the uprising began six

months ago. For the most part, the

the fighting and weaponry have moved to

the south. The rebels have

convinced they have the battle won.

The one piece of news they want to

hear is that Giada has been

captured. And this evening, rumours

spread through rebel ranks that

they may have members of Muammar

Gaddafi's family, perhaps everyone

himself, surrounded in a building.

Apartment blocks near Bab al-

Azizyah were stormed and doors

kicked in amid heavy fire from both

sides.

The Craig Thomson scandal has

become a fight for the Federal

Government's political survival.

Both sides are throwing accusations.

The stakes are growing for the

Prime Minister. Flying out of a

political storm, the government is

desperately trying to turn the

agenda back to policy as the Craig

Thomson credit card scandal looms

large. Is this a big distrack shuck

n I think Australians want to know

about the economy. People are

entitled to a presumption of

innocence. If he has nothing to

hide why won't he address

Parliament? The presumption of

innocence applies to everyone. Mr

Thomson has kept tight lipped over

the allegations. That is despite

the Opposition's best efforts to

force him to explain himself to

Parliament. Come into Parliament

and make a statement and clear the

air so the government can move on.

The government is trying to turn

the tablings and go for the attack

after the revolutions that the

shadow Attorney-General rang the

NSW Police Minister who then rang

the police commissioner four days

before police said they would

assess the allegations. Senate bran

bran rings up his mates to ring up

a police commissioner. We know they

are not above putting pressure on

police Governors because it has

happened before. The idea that

Julia Gillard tried to put out

today was highly inflammatory.

Parliament resumes in two weeks for

what will be another fiery debate

as the government introduces legislation for its controversial

carbon tax. US President Barack

Obama is reportedly planning a

whirlwind visit to our shores in

November. "The Australian" says the

president will come Down Under

after an APEC leaders' meeting in

his home state of Hawaii. He'll

reportedly also make a second

Presidential trip to Indonesia,

where he lived for four years as a

child. Domestic problems have

already forced Mr Obama to cancel

two trips here when Kevin Rudd was

Prime Minister. Hurricane Irene has

washed away homes in the Bahamas

and is now heading towards the

southeast coast of the United

States. The category three storm

lashed the Caribbean with 185km/hr

winds and heavy rain. It brought

downs roofs and cut power to a

million people. Three died as the

storm passed through the region. In

the US, emergency officials have

urged millions of people from the

Carolinas north to New England to

be prepared for Irene which is due

there tomorrow. Sports news. Former

NRL player Steve Menzies says

troubled Roosters star Todd Carney

should move to France if he wants

to keep his football career alive.

Menzies is playing with French

Rugby League side the Catalans

Dragons, and says it's the perfect

escape for someone like Carney. If

you did want to avoid the heat,

then probably France is the best

place you can go to play

professional rugby league and not

be in that type of spotlight.

Carney's teammate, Nate Myles,

won't be playing with the Roosters

again after the club confirmed the

forward, who's bound for the Gold

Coast, has been fined and stood

down for the rest of the season.

Brendon Fevola will face off with

old Carlton teammate Michael

Jamison tomorrow as he looks to

further push his claims for an AFL

comeback. The former Blues and

Brisbane bad boy maintains he's

turned a corner. 16 kilos lighter

and with 33 goals in five weeks of

VFL football, bren Fevola is back

in form but not necessarily back in the

the mind of AFL recruiters.

Everybody who has been asked they

have suggested that the risk is too

because high, it is sad for the game

because he has so much to offer. It

is nice if it happened but I think

it is a dream. I am keen as but I

don't know what do you reckon? I

don't know. We would love to see

you back. Nick buy buy's knee is

the catalyst for an ongoing form

slump, but the Saints say he is

doing fine. With his form I don't

think it is that bad. She not

playing the best footy of his

career, that is sure, but he has

still been good for us and still

playing a really important role.

Collingwood will start an unbackable favourite against

tonight's game. Now here's an

soccer field. example of what not to do on the

A Brazilian player is facing a life

ban from the sport for slapping an

official. Montevideo Wanderers

striker Diogo was sent off, but

then took out his frustrations on

Uruguayan Premier Division, the linesman. The match, in the

finished in a 1-nil defeat for

Montevideo. Time for all the

Woolworths finance news with Frank Coletta.

Woolworths profit is slowing down a

little. They have done alright but

there are warning now. It is

announces a full-year profit

increase of $2 billion, but they

have also warned of tough times

shareholders ahead at the checkout. That saw

shareholders dump the stocks. They were down 5%. After

After 34 years with Woolies, he

handed down another record profit. But

But he hands over the reigns at a

worrying time for retailers. We

have to be honest with everybody

and there is all the signs that

consumers are saving and not

spending. In the 2011 financial

year, Woolworths reported a net

profit of $2.1 billion. Investors

will increase a divide of $.22.

Sales results cross each division

were mixed. We have to give the

market the right guidance and this

will be a tough year for retailers

again. Woolworths has rolled out a

fresh approach to the supermrbgt

experience and its iPhone application is already proving a

winner with customers. It has

become the number one app in

Australia and it has spread like

wild fire. We is have had 400,000

downloads. It is a English Premier

Leagueer of good news as the

Woolworths chief checks out. The

consumer watchdog has lost its bid

to stop Metcash from taking over

Franklins supermarkets. The ACCC

went to court because Metcash

already owns the IGA chain. It

claimed competition in the sector

would be reduced if Metcash was

allowed to swallow up Franklins as

well. The court disagreed, so

Metcash is now poised get 80

Franklins' stores in a deal worth

$215 million. Investors on Wall

Street hit the brakes very hard

following a three-day advance as

anxiety about Europe's debt crisis

returned to the spotlight. The Dow

Jones was off about 1% after the

Steve Jobs resignation, Apple fell

1.7%. Talk of a ban on short

selling coming into play in Germany has hurt European markets.

Let's take a look at the national weather.

Still ahead, the New Zealand

President of the world croquet

federation has been stabbed to

death in Thailand. And the

billionaire founder of the IKEA is

in trouble over his links to the

Nazis. Details when Ten's Early News returns.

Headlines every 15 minutes on Ten's

Early News More than 3,000 people

have attended a prayer service for

the 11 people killed in one of

Queensland's most deadly house

fires.. Premier Anna Bligh said the

entire state shared the family's

pain. They arrived by the bus load,

thousands wanting to show their

support, inside a sports hall, a

packed house. The people of

Queensland share your pain and your

sorrow. Family patriach spoke of

the high hopes he had for one of

his daughters. That is the one that

I thought that one day she is going

to be the Prime Minister of

Australia. And now she has gone. Australia. And now she has gone.

She has gone and I lost her. That

is why I am crying. Through so much is why I am crying. Through so much

sadness, humour as well. More good

people work in heaven, there is not

enough good people up there that is

why he took my people and make me

very, very happy too night.

Family and friend wore woven wraps,

symbols of mourning and thanked the

community for its support. It has

poured for three days now. About

won't stop. A woman has died after

being hit by a train in Sydney's

inner west. She was hit while

walking on the line between

Lewisham and Summer Hill station

last night. The incident caused

major delays. A 24-year-old

Melbourne woman also died last

night, after she was hit by a train

while crossing tracks in Roxburg

Park. NATO has confirmed it's been

providing intelligence to the

rebels to help track down former

Libyan Dictator, Muammar Gadaffi.

But the British government has

refused to comment on reports a

squadron of its elite SAS is on the

ground there. Plumes of smoke

rising over the disstripgt of

Tripoli, as NATO jets continue to

try to destroy the remnants of

Gaddafi's military machine. It

seems that have also been looking

for the man himself. NATO is of

course continuing to provide

intelligence and reconsense efforts

in the hunt for Gaddafi. In the air

there is round the clock survey there is round the clock survey

lens. An American spy plane, with

RAF personnel on board s monitoring

what is happening below. The voice

recognition technology can identify

who is making calls N theory, air crews could pinpoint the exact

location of a call and if Gaddafi

breaks cover they could track him

down. ITV news understand that some

military experts believe that the

storming of Gaddafi's compound

could not have happened without

help from special forces. All agree

that finding Gaddafi is critical to

ending the violence. It is pretty

clear that the capture or indeed

the death of Gaddafi would probably

pull the rug from below the feet of

those who are still resisting. If

he is not found soon, the fear is

there could be months of messy

fighting ahead. The Prime Minister

has gone on to the offensive over

the Craig Thomson credit card

scandal. She's accused the Shadow

Attorney General of interfering in

police matters. It's been revealed

Senator George Brandis phoned the

NSW police minister four days

before an investigation began into

alleged misuse of Mr Thomson's

union credit card. We know they

have not above putting pressure on have not above putting pressure on

police officers because it has happened

happened before. The idea that

Julia Gillard tried to get up to

day, that somehow George Brandis

has interfered in a police

investigation is highly defamatory

and completely untrue. The

Opposition has repeated its calls

for Mr Thomson to explain how his

credit card came to be used to pay

for prostitutes. South Australia's

legal system will have to deal with

the growing number of people

smugglers arriving on our shores.

Nearly 300 are already before the

courts, mainly in Western Australia,

and the government there wants that

burden shared. It is likely that

within the next few months there

will be a small number of people

smug gers conferred to South

Australia and then prosecuted in

the South Australian court system. South Australian Correctional

Services say the state will cope,

even though the prison system is at

a record 95% capacity already.

Police in Melbourne are

investigating a bizarre street

fight involving a Victorian MP.

Liberal member for Frankston, Geoff

Shaw, has gone into hiding since Shaw, has gone into hiding since

the scuffle with a 21-year-old man,

just metres from his electoral

office. It's believed the former

bouncer intervened when a driver

became abusive after being pulled

over by police for not wearing a

seat belt. They were having an

altercation so I saw Mr Shaw out

there, he was just on his phone. Mr

Shaw wasn't injured. The other man

suffered minor injuries. Thai

police are investigating the murder

of the New Zealand president of the

World Croquet Federation. Charles

Jones was holidaying on his way

back from the world golf croquet

championships in London. He was

found stabbed to death at an

apartment he owned in Pattaya.

Police say the murder apparently

followed an argument between Jones

and a person he invited to his room.

That person is expected to be

arrested in the next few days.

Brendon Fevola hasn't given up on a

return to the AFL. He says he's

finally in a good place after the

toughest 12 months of his life. The

sacked Brisbane Lion has impressed

in the VFL, with 33 goals in his

past five games. I am keen as but

I'm not sure, what do you reckon?

That is a tough one, isn't it. You

just don't want to say no We would

love to see you back Let's hope so.

I am not putting any time into

thinking about other clubs and what

they are going to do. Fevola hasn't

heard yet from any AFL clubs. A

cameraman has been handed a slice

of the action in a major league

baseball game between the

Cincinnati Reds and the Florida

Marlins. Things were looking dull

in the far left field until Joey

Votto belted this monster in the

Votto belted this monster in the

third inning. Still with it - oh!!

Glen, are you OK? Yep, he's fine.

Now that's commitment to your job.

Votto smashed two homeruns to see

the Reds scrape through for a 3-2

win. More on finance and what a big

week in business. How is it going

on Wall Street. Let's go to New

York and the person to tell us is

Alexis Christoforous. Investors

took some profits after three days

of gains. It seems everyone has

been sitting on their hands waiting

to hear what Ben Bernanke has to

say? That's right, but is it not

just him. We know, Frank, that

Europe continues to be a big player

here on Wall Street. There were

some rumours today that Germany may see

see its sovereign debt downgraded.

That did not happen, but in this

market it is really all about

working on news or trading on news

as it is coming in, even if it is not

not true. We are trading on rumours

all day long. So not only Europe

but, you are right, Ben Bernanke

going to be speaking at the Fed's

annual retreat, and the hope is

that she going to announce some sort

sort of government stimulus for the

economy, but remember there have

already been two rounds of stimulus

for the economy, did little to help

for the economy, did buttress the

stock market but that is not their

job to manage things here on Wall

Street. Tell me, the finance world

still talking about that

resignation, I am talking about the

one of Steve Jobs. What is the

future for Apple then? Well, if you

look at what wall street did today,

the stock is pretty bright.

Initially the stock sold off about

6% in after hours trading but then

as the trading day got under way

the stock started to recover and by

the end it was down a fraction of

1%. All along it hasn't been if but

when he was going to resign. Now

that we know when that uncertainty

is not hanging over the market any

more and Tim Cook, the company's

chief operating officer, has been

groomed for years to take over.

There is a feeling overall on Wall

Street is that the company has its

blueprint in place. It is still a

strong company. It's job successor

has bencherry picked by Steve Jobs

so the feeling is good for Apple.

Thanks for that. Alexis

Christoforous from New York.

The billionaire founder of the Ikea

furniture company is facing big

questions about his Nazi past. A

new book claims Ingvar Kamprad was

a recruiter for a Swedish Nazi

group, and stayed close to them

well after the end of World War II.

Mr Kamprad has previously admitted

he was marginally involved with the

Nazis. He described it as youthful

stupidity and the greatest mistake

of his life. Another busy day for

other groups. Virgin's Australia

out paced the expectation. Overall,

a $67 million loss in the past

financial year. Crown Casino has

reported a 15% profit increase to

336 million, much of that from its

City of Dreams resort in Macau. A

check of the weather for you today.

The White House has confirmed the

US President is thinking about

finally getting Down Under for a

visit. We will have that story next.

And back at home, the big mining

companies have been accused of supporting supporting foreign companies at the

expense of local ones. All the details

details when Ten's Early News returns. What's power to me? The passion of the V8 fans. You're out the back of the pits talking with the fans and this guy had completely forgotten about his anniversary, asked me to ring his wife, "Please get me out of trouble "'cause I should have been home hours ago." "Who's this?" "Craig Lowndes." "Yeah, sure, who is it?" You know, "He'll be home later." "Where is he?!" "Uh..." "Tell him he's in trouble!" "I'll pass the message on." Pass the phone back and say, "You're in trouble."

Power to you. Vodafone.

These are our main stories this morning. (GUNFIRE)

Is the final act being played out

in Triploi this morning?

Rebels are attacking a complex

where the Libyan leader is believed

to be hiding. The Craig Thomson

scandal has become a fight for

survival for the Federal Government.

And it's getting increasingly nasty

In sport, veteran Rugby League

forward Steve Menzies has some

advice for troubled star Todd

Carney - move to France to escape

the spotlight. And in finance,

Woolies announces a $2 billion

profit but warns of tough times

ahead at the checkout. Fierce gun

battles have erupted in Tripoli,

with rebel forces responding to

reports Muammar Gaddafi is cornered

in a loyalist neighbourhood near

his former compound. Around a

thousand fighters swarmed into the

area. That fight is still going on.

Out of nowhere the bat that still

rages in Tripoli was on our

doorstep. The hotel where most of

the international press are staying

and which had been considered

relatively safe, was engulfed in a

gun battle between rebels and what

they believed was a Gaddafi lie

list snieping from a high building.

It ended as suddenly as it had

started but it was typical of the

fire fights that are still making

life so difficult for everyone in

this city. Further south in the

city, the rebels have managed to

liberate large numbers of political

prisoners held in the jail. Many

had been held by the regime ever

since the uprising began more than

six months ago. For the most part,

the fighting and the weaponry are

have moved to the south. The rebels

are now convinced they have this

battle won. The one piece of news

they do want to hear is that

Gaddafi has been captured. And this

evening rumours spread through

rebel ranks that they may - just

may - have members of the Gaddafi

family, possibly even the Colonel

himself, surrounded in a building

near his compound. Apartment blocks

near Bab al-Azizyah war stormed and

kicked in amid heavy fire from both

sides. The Prime Minister has gone

on the offensive over the Craig

Thomson credit card scandal. She is using the shadow Attorney-General

of interfering in police matters.

It has been revealed that Senate

George Brandis phoned the police

mincer four days before an

allegation began into the misuse of

Craig Thomson credit card. We know

they are not above putting pressure

on police officers because it has

happened before. The idea that

Julia Gillard tried to get up today that that somehow George Brandis

interfered in a police

investigation is highly defamatory

and completely untrue. The

Opposition has repeated its calls

for Mr Thomson so explain how his

union credit card came to be used

to pay for prostitutes. The Federal Government will conduct a parliamentary inquiry into the impact of fly-in-fly-out workforces.

The inquiry will be chaired by

Independent Tony Windsor, who says getting rid of fly-in fly-out

workers may be the answer to high

unemployment in some regions. Mr

unemployment in some regions. Mr

Windsor says the inquiry will look

at the social and community

implications of the practice. The

White House says a visit by

President Barack Obama later this

year is a possibility. President

Obama is scheduled to attend the

APEC leaders' summit in his home

state of Hawaii in November. It's

hoped he'll stop off here following

the summit, and may even make a

second Presidential trip to

Indonesia, where he lived for four

years as a child. Domestic problems

have already forced Mr Obama to

cancel two trips here when Kevin

Rudd was Prime Minister. Hurricane

Irene has washed away homes in the

Bahamas and is now heading towards

the southeast coast of the United the southeast coast of the United

States. The category three storm

lashed the Caribbean with 185km/hr

winds and heavy rain. It brought

downs roofs and cut power to a downs roofs and cut power to a

million people. Three died as the

storm passed through the region. In

the US, emergency officials have

urged millions of people from the

Carolinas north to New England to

be prepared for Irene which is due

there tomorrow. The Wallabies fear

a repeat of the disastrous 2008

clash against the All Blacks when

the two sides meet at Suncorp

Stadium tomorrow night. Australia

is trying to claim the Tri Nations

trophy for the first time in a

decade. Three years ago we had it

in our grasp with a ten point

second half lead. But an All Black

blitz took it away. They showed in that

that game, there are a lot of guys

still in that side, that if you

turn off for a few minutes they can

pump a few tries on you and the pump a few tries on you and the

game is gone. And Sonny Bill

Williams could have very little

impact at the World Cup after

missing out on the All Blacks squad

for the Tri Nations decider.

Former NRL player Steve Menzies

says troubled Roosters star Todd

Carney should move to France if he

wants to keep his football career

alive. Menzies is playing with

French Rugby League side the

Catalans Dragons, and says it's the

perfect escape for someone like

Carney. If you did want to avoid

the heat then, probably France is the

the best place you can go to play

professional rugby league and not

be in that type of spotlight. Carney's teammate, Nate Myles,

won't be playing with the Roosters

again, after the club confirmed the

forward, who's bound for the Gold

Coast, has been fined and stood

down for the rest of the season.

Brendon Fevola will face off with

old Carlton teammate Michael

Jamison tomorrow as he looks to

further push his claims for an AFL

comeback. The former Blues and

Brisbane bad boy maintains he's

turned a corner. 16 kilos lighter

and with 33 goals in five weeks of

VFL football, bren Fevola is back

in form but not necessarily back in

the minds of AFL recruiters.

Everybody who has been asked, has

suggested that the risk is too high.

I think it is sad for the game

because he has so much to offer. It

would be nice if it happened but I

think that is a dream. I am keens

be but I'm not sure, what do you

reckon? That is a tough bun. You

just don't want to say no. We would

love to see you back. Speculation

remains rife that Nick Riewoldt's

knee injury is the problem with his

form. With I form I don't think it

is that bad, he is not playing the

best footy of his career, that's

for sure, but he has still been

reasonably good for us and playing

a really important role.

Collingwood will start as

unbackable favourite tonight, with

Dockers finding 22 fit players a constant battle.

More in finance now, and from

Woolies, good, not great, though?

You think they would have every

reason to be happen by, but not

exactly. Woolworths has reported an

increased profit, but holds little

hope for a pick-up in consumer

spending. Woolies earned $2.1

billion last year. That was up 5%

on the year before. But outgoing

CEO, Michael Luscombe, says its

more likely to be 2%this year. We

have We have to be honest with

everybody and there is all the

signs that consumers are saving not

spending. Yes, but he does say that

Woolies customers are very excited

by a new app which advertising

specials and allows users to

compile a shopping list and locate

which aisle they will find those

items. 400,000 downloads already.

Glen Stevens is due for his 6

monthly appearance before federal

politicians today. He will face a

grilling on whether the RBA has

made mistakes on the interest rates

decision and the employment outlook.

MPs will want his take on the

impact of an uncertain global

economy on Australia's future.

Labor MP, Julie Owens is the new

chair of the committee following

the resignation of Craig Thomson.

Unions in Labor's left have

demanded the government take more action action to help the struggling

manufacturing industry. They have

accused big mining companies of

favouring cheaper steel imports

over local product the A

manipulation of the market or just

good business sense. They are

accused of locking out steel

manufacturers in favour of cheap

imports. I believe it is the role

of the Australian Government to protect protect Australians. They want

local content requirements for

projects. Follow the leads of

Brazil and Canada and tax imports.

They don't sit back and allow the

mining industry there to simply

send jobs offshore and destroy the

manufacturing sector. He has won no

support from his own Government We

are working to boost the

competitiveness of manufacturing

work. We can without reverting to

protectionism. And Tony Abbott has protectionism. And Tony Abbott has

his own way to get to it bloom. If

you can get government spending

down you take the fresh sure of

interest rates and that should take

the pressure of the dollar. He has

man an art form of standing next to

blue colour workers with a hard had

on. It will be very interesting to

see whether or not the man from the

North Shore will put his hand up

for steelworkers when the time

comes. The Greens are keen to have

a dig at the mining industry and

the Gillard Government too,

demanding that they reinState Kevin

Rudd's version of the mining tax

which would raise billions of dollars more.

Investors on Wall Streets hit the

brakes hard as anxiety about

Europe's debt crisis. The Dow was

off about 1%. After the Steve Jobs

resignation, Apple fell 1.7% to

keep the Nasdaq in the red. It some

very pleasant conditionings around

most of our major centres today.

Making news on websites around the

world this morning. The UK mirror

says that artists have turned

Manchester bus shelters into mini

houses. The project is to draw

attention to families losing their

homes in the financial crisis. USA

Today say as couple has been

arrested after they shop lifted

more than $1,000 in food from a

supermarket for their wedding

reception. And the police who were

watching on to catch the thief swiping

swiping flags from a memorial site,

were surprised to discover that the

offender was a squirrel. Too

Swedish hosts have had a large

glass of champagne on the air.

There was no arsenic in. And will

our market bubble along? We will go

to the Wall Street for the last

time and pop a cork for the last day GOOD MORNING, Amy La Porte with your local news update... There's been a mixed response from the Canberra Community which will see ACT food chains forced to display the nutritional content of all meals. The legislation was passed yesterday with the support of the Greens and Labor. From January 20-13, food outlets with seven or more identical stores locally or 50 or more stores nationally, will have to publish their kilojoules content. But many restaurants say they're angry there was little consultation with local businesses before hand. A new study has shown Canberrans are presently paying more for water than anywhere else in the country. According to the latest Water Services Association

of Australia report, Canberra locals are paying a minimum of 2 dollars 33 for each kilolitre of water they use. But this CAN be as high as four dollars sixty-six. While further north in Sydney, locals pay a fixed rate of 2 dollars 10. Queanbeyan was blanketed in smoke yesterday as fire burning through a pile of fighters battled a blaze mulch. metres in Oaks Estate. It spanned nearly 60 square fight the blaze with ACT It was a joint effort to Rescue New South Wales and Fire Fighters, Fire and all working together. the Queanbeyan City Council fire didn't threaten any Fortuntately though the produced was non-toxic. property and the smoke it And Aussie Mark Webber will TURNING TO SPORTS NEWS NOW,

Belgium this weekend, after be back on the circuit in summer. a three week break over the was great, but is keen to The F1 driver says the rest get back into his R-B-7 and fight for his FIRST Grand Prix win of the season. And Long-serving Canberra Raider Josh Miller is set to join the Dragons for the next two NRL seasons. The 27-year-old player has been out for the rest of the Raiders season with an injured collarbone. He's signed on to serve with the reigning premiers until the end of 2013. NOW TO THE LATEST WEATHER DETAILS... low cloud over far To the satellite map.. And Wales in moist northeastern New South causing the odd shower near southeasterly winds is only the coast skies over Sydney with a To the capitals... sunny Morning fog and frost top of 22 degrees... Canberra. clearing to a top of 19 in Dubbo is looking at a top To our regional centres... conditions... Fine too in of 23 degrees with fine 19 in Wagga. Orange for 17... Sunny and showers for 19 in Batemans On the coast... And late Bay... Fine in Bowral. the snowies and 5 the top 17 the top in Cooma... On in Thredbo. Taking a look at the three day forecast for Canberra now... Sunny skies are predicted overhead tomorrow. We're looking for a top of 18 degrees. Sunny and 17 on Sunday. Much the same is forecast on Monday. That's the latest news, sport and weather. Stay with us, I'll have more updates for you throughout the day... . day of the week. Don't miss it.

Headlines every 15 minutes on Ten's

Early News. More than 3,000 people

have attended a prayer service for

the 11 people killed in one of Queensland's most deadly house

fires. Premier Anna Bligh says the

entire state shares the family's

pain. They arrived by the bus lead,

thousands to show their support.

Inside the sports hall, a packed

house. The people of Queensland

share your pain and your sorrow.

The family patriach, one of only

three survivors, spoke of the high

hopes he had for one of his

daughters. That is the one that I

thought that one day she is going

to be the Prime Minister of

Australia. And now she has gone.

She has gone and I lost her. That

is why I am crying. Through so much

sadness, humour as well. He want

good people, more good people to

work in heaven. There is not enough

good people over there that is why

he took my people. And make me very,

very happy tonight. Family

Family and friend wore woven wraps,

symbols of mourning and thanked the

community for its support. It has

poured for three days now.

(Sings) # Let it be# And won't stop.

The 4-year-old girl mauled to death

by a neighbour's pit bull last week

will be farewelled in Melbourne

later today. Ayen Chol died when

she was attacked by the dog as she

watched TV. Her family who

emigrated from Sudan in 2004, have

been devastated. Earlier this week children from Ayen's kindergarten

released pink balloons in her

memory. The funeral will be held at

a local catholic church at 1

o'clock. Hundreds of people are

expected to attend the funeral of

veteran ABC journalist, Paul

Lockyer, later today. The much-

loved reporter will be farewelled

at a memorial service in Sydney,

more than a week after the

helicopter crash that claimed his

life. Cameraman John Bean and pilot

Gary Ticehurst also died in the

fiery crash. A woman has died after

being hit by a train in Sydney's

inner west. She was hit while

walking on the line between

Lewisham and Summer Hill station

last night. The incident caused

major delays on the Inner West,

North Shore, Northern, South and

Western Lines in both directions.

And a young mother has been killed

after being struck by a train in

Melbourne. The 24-year old was

crossing the tracks at Roxburgh

Park station to go to the toilet

just before 7:30 when she was hit.

A group of family members saw the

incident from the platform. The

family was heading to the city for

an outing. NATO has confirmed it's

been providing intelligence to the

rebels to help track down former

Libyan Dictator, Muammar Gadaffi.

But the British government has

refused to comment on reports a

squadron of its elite SAS is on the

ground there. Plumes of smoke

rising over the disstrict of

Tripoli, as NATO jets continue to

try and destroy the remnants of

Gaddafi's military machine. It

seems they have also been looking

for the man himself. NATO is of

course continuing to provide

intelligence and reconsense efforts

in the hunt for Gaddafi and the

other remnants of the regime. In

the air there is round the clock

surveillance. An American supply

plane, with RAF personnel on board

s monitoring what is happening

below. The voice recognition

technology can identify who is

making calls. In theory, air crews could

could pinpoint the exact location

of a call and if Gaddafi breaks

cover they could track him down.

ITV News understand that some

military experts believe the storming of Gaddafi's compound

could not have happened without

help from special forces. All agree

that finding Gaddafi is citcal to

ending the violence. -- critical to

ending the violence. It is pretty

clear that the capture or indeed

the death of Gaddafi would probably

pull the rug from below the feet of

those who are still resisting. If

he is not found soon, the fear is

there could be months of messy

fighting ahead. Prime Minister

Julia Gillard has warned against

political interference in the Craig

Thomson scandal. Joins us for more

on this is Ten's Matt Moran in

Canberra. The Opposition is like a

dog with a bone on this topic? Ron,

the Opposition is definitely not

going toston its attack on Craig

Thomson any time soon. Yesterday

they tried to use question time to

get him to answer some questions

but that failed. The government is

with accusing the oiption of interfering

with a police investigation. The

government has been accused of

double standards. It is reported

that Julia Gillard's chief of staff

rang the industry register in 2009

to find out if they were

investigating Mr Thomson. It is

over the alleged use of union funds

to pay for prostitutes. Let's have a

a listen to what has said yesterday.

Senate Brandis ringing up his

liberal mates to ring up a police

commissioner. We know they are not

above putting pressure on police

officers because it has happened

before. The idea that Julia Gillard

George tried to get up today, that somehow

George Brandis has interfered in a

police investigation is highly

defamatory and completely untrue.

Now, Parliament is on break for a

couple of weeks but this is not

going to go away any time soon so

particular stay tunes for more on this

particular story. Doesn't look like

it is going away at all. Thank you

for that. A paraplegic adventurer

has completed a marathon four month

flight from London to Sydney in a

micro-light aircraft. Dave Skyes

was greeted by clear skies as the

record breaking journey came to an

end over Sydney. He was met by

Australian adventurer Dick Smith. A

motorbike accident left Mr Skyes

paralysed 18 years ago, but that

didn't keep him from flying. The

idea for the epic journey came from

mates. I was in the pub one night

taking to my friends and I said,

"I'll fly to Australia", and they

say, no, you won't. Never make

plans like that in a pub with your

mates. Mr Skyes flew over 18

countries on his journey to Sydney.

Two Swedish television presenters

have risked their own safety on air

by drinking a glass of champagne.

Not just any champagne. The bottle

of 1937 Moet et Chandon was thought

to have belonged to Adolf Hitler

and was taken from the Fuehrer's

wine cellar by a British soldier at

the end of world war two. There

were fears the bubbly could have

been poisoned by cyanide, so

medical staff were in the studio

during the show. But no need. It

wasn't poisoned but the presenters

say it tasted terrible. Brendan

Fevola hasn't given up on a return

to the AFL. He says he is finally

in a good place after the toughest

months of his life. He has

impressed in the VFL are 33 goals

in his past five games. I am keen

as but I'm not sure, what do you

reckon? That is a tough one, isn't

it You just don't want to say no.

Let's hope so. I am not really Let's hope so. I am not really

putting any time into thinking

about other clubs and what they are

going to do. He hasn't heard yet

from any AFL clubs. Here season

example of what not to do on the

soccer field. This player is facing

a life ban for striking a linesman. a life ban for striking a linesman.

The match finished in a 1 nil

defeat for his team,

American stocks were lower this

morning as investors hit the brakes

following three days of rises. Here

with the details is James Rose from

Macquarie Private Wealth. Investors jumpy

jumpy over the debt crisis. They

are indeed they are nervous about

Europe, they are nervous about the

US, they are nervous about what may

or may not happen tonight in

Jackson Hole. Marketing are more

nervous than a knock on Colonel

Gaddafi door at the moment. We saw

selling start in Europe,

particularly in Germany, ahead of

short selling bans. That market

fell 4% in about 15 minutes. It did

recover later on, and lower US

jobless claims saw pressure on Wall

Street. Nervousness is quite the

call for the day, I'm afraid. Well,

OK. Are we nervous? Is the market

not looking good for the fantastic

Friday finish? I don't think it

will be a fantastic Friday finish,

not with a lead in of 170 points

down on Wall Street. It is reporting season continuing. We

have the likes of perpetual and

Lend Lease coming out today. Glen

Stevens will talk about the outfor the

the economy but nerves is the

outlook for the day I'm afraid. It outlook for the day I'm afraid. It

will not be a good fin toish the

week. Nothing fantastic about that.

Thank you very much. Ron, just

before we go, Steve Jobs, what a

career. Took Apple through the roof.

He is estimated to be the 43rd

wealthiest person in the US. He

owns 5 million shares in Applement

his he has a lot of apples that man.

His health must be in dire

straights. Yes, a remarkable person.

A final check of the weather today.

As we head towards the weekend

let's go to Josh Holt at the

Weather Channel. Not only any Weather Channel. Not only any

waebgd but a last weekend for

winter. You beauty. There is plenty

of smiles right around the nation

just at the moment and duo have

some temperatures to match. You can

see here not much Claude around Australia, just at this current

point in time, and the temperatures

will remain quite warm for Sydney

on Saturday and Sunday. Around on Saturday and Sunday. Around

about average for areas of Victoria,

South Australia and even certain

parts of Tasmania. So that will be

nice to see. In fact, Melbourne and

Hobart are going towards their

warmest August on record and Sydney warmest August on record and Sydney

its fourth warmest on record. In

terms of the rain it is interesting terms of the rain it is interesting

this weekend, we have the trough

through inland parts of Queensland.

That will spark up some thunderstorms and rain fall right

across the inland but moving east

as we get towards Sunday and we

could see around 30 to 40mms of could see around 30 to 40mms of

rape under think thunderstorm activity

We also have a cold front which is

approaching areas of Tasmania, late

Sunday night into the early hours

of Monday morning. That will

produce some rainfall for the West

Coast. We can see over the next

four days plenty of rain throughout

South Australia east Queensland and

also for north-east NSW. Also, the

bureau has release its three month outfall

outfall outlook. They have been

very busy and it looks like at this

stage we have the chance of

exceeding medium rainfall above

average through the south-west of W

wafplt and also above average for

areas of Queensland and it looks

like it could be below for areas in

western Victoria and also parts of South Australia. Back to the forecast for this weekend.

For the Wallabies on Saturday night

it looks like it could be wettor

the game. If anyone is hending out

make sure you get your best green

and gold poncho. Thank you for that.

Producer Brian is whining about my

German accent of the Swedish story.

I I will wish you goodbye have a

great day. Yar. I'm Frank Coletta.

Have a great Friday.

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