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Good morning, I'm Kathryn Robinson.

And I'm Frank Coletta. Unlawful killing - a And I'm Frank Coletta. Unlawful

killing - a jury blames the driver

and paparazzi for the death of

Princess Diana. The republic debate

overshadows Kevin Rudd's meeting

with the Queen. Turned off - the

Olympic flame extinguished as

protests disrupt its run through

Paris. And in sport, the Panthers,

ravageed by injury, after stunning

the Wests Tigers in Campbelltown.

To the markets now with Frank.

Stocks clinging on to gains just on

Wall Street? Just. Investors were a little happier earlier in trade

with Washington Mutual could secure

over a $5 billion investment but worries

that quickly. over upcoming earnings reports cut

CMH may be gone but Lachlan Murdoch

Details has his eyes on another prize.

Details on hat in a moment. After

more than 10 years of conspiracy

theories and investigations, this

morning we finally know the truth

about who is to blame for the

deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi

Al Fayed. Ten's Europe

correspondent has followed the

6-month inquest in to their deaths.

Take us through the dramatic final

stages of the stages of the hearing? Well,

dramatic it was. The coroner

himself described this as a

defining moment in history. After

six months and some 250 witnesses,

the jury returned a verdict of

unlawful killing. Diana and Dodi

died of the grossly nepbtsz driving

of their over the limit chauffeur

and the paparazzi who pursued the and the paparazzi who pursued the

Mercedes in to the tunnel. Diana

and Dodi weren't wearing seat belts

and the car crashed in to a pillar,

as two further contributing factors.

This is a serious verdict. The

coroner warned the jury that they

couldn't make a finding of murder

but said this of unlawful killing

was tantamount to manslaughterer. was tantamount to manslaughterer. Not

Not strong enough language for

Mohamed Al Fayed. He wanted a

different result. He left the court

too upset to speak to the media. He

instead issued a statement through

a spokeswoman. Let's hear from what

some reactions were to the verdict.

For 10 years I've endured two police

police investigations. The French

and the Scotland Yard inquiries

were wrong. These inquests prove it.

They said it was an accident and

their findings are now dismissed.

The jury have come back with a

verdict that they're sure about

what's taken place. That surely

should be an end of the matter in

relation to any conspiracy theories.

And I'd be saying let these people

who have died rest who have died rest in peace. Is

there a chance rest in peace they

will? Is there more to come in this

of the French paparazzi gave case? Remember not a single member

evidence at this unprecedented

inquest. You'd think after this

verdict there would be some added

pressure on authorities to pressure on authorities to perhaps

pursue them. The bottom line is

that the British Crown prosecutors

over deaths can't go after foreign nationals

over deaths abroad. Thanks. A

renewed republican debate has overshadowed Kevin Rudd's first

audience with the Queen as PM.

Before the meeting, Mr Rudd

predicted the head of state debate

would gather pace in Australia this

year. Kevin Rudd went to Castle to see the Queen and the year. Kevin Rudd went to Windsor

band played 'What A band played 'What A Wonderful

World'. The weather was the first topic

topic of conversation. It's better

than it was yesterday morning. The

snow was extraordinary. It is

amazing. The audience lasted just

under an hour. Kevin Rudd's

under an hour. Kevin Rudd's wife

got to say hi before they departed.

Mr Rudd had ramped up his republican language. republican language. I expect in

the course of the year

the course of the year ahead,

you'll have an accelerating public

debate about the republic. I

welcome that. Implementing Labor's

republican policy as a matter of

timing and due process. Kevin Rudd

and Gordon Brown met for almost two

hours here at Downing Street, a hours here at Downing Street, a

40hunt one on one before a working

breakfast with officials. And an agreement for closer agreement for closer relationships

on climate change, world poverty

and economics. Kevin Rudd, unlike

Gordon Brown, will be out of town

when the Olympic flame arrives in

Canberra. The Sports Minister will

be receiving the flame. Opposition

back to single leader Brendan Nelson has dropped

back to single digits in the

popularity stakes. Support for

Brendan Nelson down 1% to 9 points

as better PM. Kevin Rudd continues

to ride the popularity wave, though

- back up to a record 73%. Support

for the two major parties remains

unchanged. Labor still ahead on 59%.

The Coalition on 41%. The Olympic torch may have moved The Coalition on 41%. The Olympic

torch may have moved to another

city but the Paris leg of the relay

has been cut short after chaotic

protests by anti-China demonstrators. Police were forced

at least three times to put out the

torch. It was carried on to a bus

as police cleared protesters from

the route.

Today's protests come Today's protests come after 37

people were arrested in London people were arrested in London when

police clashed with demonstrators

along the torch route. Five youths

have been charged with more than

at a Western Sydney high school. 100 offences over a violent rampage

The gang of teenage boys The gang of teenage boys allegedly

wielding baseball bats and a

machete, broke in to the school

yesterday morning. Smashing windows

and showering students with and showering students with glass.

18 students and one teacher were

injured. Students were locked in

their classrooms before protection

before police arrested the group.

They've been refused bail to face

children's court today. The number

doubled of homeless youth in Australia has

doubled in the past 20 years. A

landmark study from the National

Youth Commission reveals 22,000

teenagers are homeless. The report says 1 in 2

says 1 in 2 homeless youths is

turned away from emergency shelter

every night because services are

full. The commission is calling for

$1 billion in Government funding

over the next decade to eliminate youth

youth homelessness. The late Steve

Irwin talked his father out of

committing suicide by threatening

to do the same. Bob Irwin has

revealed his famous son saved his

life after the death of his wife life after the death of his wife in

a car accident. It was a phone call

from the late crocodile hunter that stopped

stopped his father from ending his

life. Bob Irwin says he wanted to

kill himself eight years ago after

the death of his first wife in a

car accident. And then he said,

"Wait there and I'll come with you

because we both might as well go." because we both might as well go."

Bob says he told Steve he couldn't leave his young

leave his young family. And I said,

"You can't do that." Because he had

Bindi at that stage. And he said,

"If you're gonna do it, then I'm

coming." Bob has now remarried and

will leave Australia Zoo. He and will leave Australia Zoo. He and

his new wife will move to a

property where the 68-year-old will

continue the conservation work made famous by

famous by his son. I think he'd be

more than content as long as he

knows that I'm continuing with the

work that he'd want me to foin with.

East Timorese President Jose Ramos

Horta has hinted he's considering

resigning. The President has told News Limited News Limited he'll address the East

Timor Parliament when he returns

will not promise to serve out will not promise to serve out his

term. He remains in a safehouse in

Darwin. The Penrith Darwin. The Penrith Panthers'

second straight victory may have come at a cost... Adam Woolnough and Trent Waterhouse Adam Woolnough and Trent Waterhouse

are expected to miss weeks with

injuries. Pritchard leading the way.

It was just all attitude out It was just all attitude out there

today. It was outstanding. I sat

back and enjoyed it. The Panthers

went straight through. Softening up the the Tigers. Three tries in

succession saw the Panthers take a

16-point buffer in to the break. Injuries to Waterhouse and

Woolnough may linger. 4-6 minimum

on Waterhouse and maybe a bit

longer on Woolnough. A second-half

consolation try but not enough for

their combleten fans or the coach. I'm

I'm not going to offer I'm not going to offer any excuses.

They played better than us and were They played better than us and were more enthusiastic on the ground.

We've got to be better next week.

Fremantle chief executive Cameron

Schwab will quit his job at the end

of the season and head home to

Melbourne. After taking the helm of

the Dockers seven years ago, he's

given notice for personal reasons. given notice for personal reasons.

I'm looking forward to being home

and close to my family who I've and close to my family who I've missed. There's very compelling

reasons for us to go home. Still in

Perth, and a sigh of relief, for

West Coast ruckman Dean Cox will West Coast ruckman Dean Cox will scans revealing only minimal lig

want damage in his foot. He's only

expected to miss a week. Round one

of netball's ANZ Championships has

wrapped up with NSW's 53 to 42 win

over the Southern Steel. The Swifts over the Southern Steel. The Swifts

combination upfront of Cox and

Pratley proving the difference. It

was Cox's first game as captain

following the retirement of Liz

Ellis. A bit nerve-wracking but I'm

glad it's out of the way for so

many reasons but stoked to have a

win on the board. Waikato led by Irene

Irene Van Dyk, defeetding Adelaide

Irene Van Dyk, defeetding Adelaide

36--- defeating Adelaide 46-32?

Lachlan Murdoch's already eyeing

other prizes. His comeback in to

the Australian media market may by

over for now after abandoning a $3.3 billion deal with James Packer

to privatise CMH. The parties

failed to agree on a take failed to agree on a take over

price. Murdoch remains undeterred price. Murdoch remains undeterred and is believed to now be reviewing

other potential Australian media

acquisitions. Some more evidence

the economy is slowing under these very tight financial conditions.

There's been another blight in

Australia's trade deficit, hitting

a record $3.3 billion in February.

The arival of new aircraft and $31

billion in Chinese imports billion in Chinese imports have

spurred it on. Our exports dropped

by 4.1% after problems. In a win

for Australian miners, the price of

coal is expected to triple within

the year.

A look now at the national weather

details for the day ahead:

Now to the morning's headlines. Now to the morning's newspaper

headlines. The 'Sydney Morning

Herald' has more on a gang's violent rampage through a high

school in the western suburbs. The

ANZ banking group is expected to

report its first drop in earnings since 2001 after

since 2001 after lifting its bad debt

debt provisions. And the trial of a

man accused of murdering a

Melbourne under world figure.

School disruptions expected as teachers

teachers walk off the job.

Making headlines - Diana verdict, a

jury blames the Princess's death on

her reckless driver and the

paparazzi. The PM meets with the Queen as the republic Queen as the republic debate

gathers pace. The Paris torch relay

abandoned after more demonstrations. And in sport - only And in sport - only two players suspended after a marathon Monday

for the AFL's match review panel.

Time for a check of the markets

with Frank. How's Wall Street

travelling? A bit of early optimism

has been eroded as early season looms over Wall Street. looms over Wall Street. Corporate earnings down almost earnings down almost 10% in estimates.

A Major bank reveals its bad debt details.

details. After 10 years of

speculation, the inquest in to the deaths

deaths of Princess Diana and her

lover, Dodi Al Fayed, has finally

come to an end. The jury has

decided the couple was unlawfully

killed due to the gross negligence

of their driver and the paparazzi.

Diana and Dodi wait at the back door

door of the Ritz. The man who drove

them that night and these men, the

paparazzi who were waiting for them

outside, are finally sharing the

blame for their deaths. Mohamed Al

Fayed arrived in court in time to hear the jury's decision that there

was no conspiracy, no murder, but

his employee should be held to

account for drunk driving and the reckless actions

reckless actions of the paparazzi.

In court, no doubt aware of the

eyes upon her, after sitting

through six months of evidence, they declared Diana and Dodi died

through unlawful killing. The

paparazzi were said to have been paparazzi were said to have been

grossly involved. They pointed to

Diana and Dodi's failure to wear

seat belts and said the fact the

car hit a pillar rather than the

tunnel wall contributed to their

deaths. The jury have now confirmed what

what many people long believed -

the Princess died at the hands of a

drunk driver, fleeing a determined

pack of photographers. Kevin Rudd

has enjoyed an audience with the Queen

Queen at Windsor Castle. The PM and

the Queen discussed the

unseasonably cold British weather

and his travel plans. It's better

than it was yesterday morning. The

snow was extraordinary. It is

amazing. Yes. Earlier, Mr Rudd met

with British PM Gordon Brown, where

they agreed to greater cooperation on climate change and world on climate change and world poverty.

Kevin Rudd says he welcomed

increased debate on the issue of an

Australian republic. Protesters

have again disrupted the Olympic

torch relay, this time through

Paris. Police were forced at least

three times to extinguish the torch.

It was carried on to a bus as

police cleared protesters from the route.

It follows clashes between police

and protesters in London where and protesters in London where 37

people were arrested. Under world

matriarch Judy Moran has spoken of

her shock at seeing her husband her shock at seeing her husband

gunned down for the first time. The

security vision was played during

the trial of the man accused of

Lewis Moran's murder. Along with

the jury, Judy Moran watched security vision of her husband, security vision of her husband,

Lewis, being shot at close range at

his favourite drinking hole.

Outside court, it was her turn for

a drink. Still very shaky. I'm

going over the road to have a

brandy. The court heard Lewis Moran

was killed at the height of the

underworld war. The jury was told that

that three men were alledged to

have killed the man. Williams rang

one of the co-accused and said..

The closed circuit footage shows

Lewis Moran being shot twice at

close range by a man wearing close range by a man wearing a

balaclava. The crown told the

jurors it's their decision to jurors it's their decision to

decide if it was him. They were

told that the principle witness is

a career criminal with no credibility.

credibility. Schools crass NSW will

be disrupted today -- across NSW

will be disrupted today as teachers

walk off the job over a stop-work meeting. Schools will be

understaffed for the first two hours

hours of the day with limited hours of the day with limited

supervision for students. Parents

are being advised to contacts their

individual school to find individual school to find out

details about the stop-work plans. Because it a marathon Monday Because it a marathon Monday for

the AFL's match review panel. Most

of the roughhouse tactics were

given the thumbs up with only two players

players suspended from 16 incidents.

Hawthorn's Jordan Lewis who has only just got back from suspension has been handed a week's holiday again with this strike combined with his bad record. COMMENTATOR: Oh that's stupid. sheer stupidity! Also gone for a week, Richmond's Kayne Pettifer, for striking Magpie Nick Maxwell. But Hawthorn's Michael Osborne can accept a reprimand for this stray elbow. Same for Essendon's Adam Ramanauskas who has been charged with striking and fellow bomber Mark McVeigh who can also escape with a reprimand. The match day report against Port's Matt Thomas was assessed. It was deemed a single-motion tackle so no more action taken. Dean Brogan was cleared of ironing out Luke Jericho, Port's Michael Pettigrew also with no case for this hit. Robert Harvey

and the nether regions of fellow Brownlow medallist Jason Akermanis From the derby, there was inusufficient evidence for action against West Coast's Daniel Kerr's clash with Fremantle's Josh Carr, while an investigation was conducted into Kerr's treatment of Matthew Pavlich but no futher action is to be taken. And this flying attempt by Kerr on Rhys Palmer was given the green light because he kept his elbow tucked.

The Bulldogs have commenced their

hunt for a new coach after Steve

Folkes has announced he's thrown in

the towel at the end of the season.

Kevin Moore is rumoured to be the

early front-runner. The players are

vowing to send Folkes out on a high.

Steve Folkes has been involved in this club for 30 years. this club for 30 years. So I can't imagine

imagine us as a playing group not

wanting to send him out the right

way. It's not all about that but we

wants to be as successful as we can

under Steve Folkes. Folkes has been

involved with the Dogs for involved with the Dogs for three

decades, delivering a premiership

as coach and winning four himself

as a player. Australian cricketer

Mike Hussey has risen to the top of

the ICC the ICC Test batting rankings

without even facing a ball. The

left-hander leap-frogging left-hander leap-frogging Kumar

Sangakkara who slipped back to

fourth due to his lean fourth due to his lean series

against the West Indies. Ricky

ponting is Ranned second with

paceman Stuart Clark and Brett Lee

ranked third and bowlth for bowling

behind Dayle Steyn from South Africa and Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan.

Muralitharan. Finance with Frank

and a bad debts warning from ANZ?

Mortgage holders will be getting

jittery. Global market turmoil has

forced ANZ to lift its bad debt provisions

provisions by almost $1 billion.

Now setting aside $975 million for

the first half of this year. That's

an increase of 71%. ANZ is now expected to expected to post its first earnings

drop in seven years. Meantime, ANZ

boss Mike Smith has admitted the

bank's reputation has taken a hit

in the wake of the Opes Prime

collapse. Demand for labour is in

decline. Print advertise wants are

down 10.5% and every State is

affected. The Northern Territory suffering the biggest drop. suffering the biggest drop. ANZ's

job ad series, which includes both

print and online advertisements -

tasimilar story coorg to Seek which

dropped by 2.8% last mun.

-- month. A look at the national

weather for the day ahead.

Brendan Nelson plummets in the

polls. That's next. And the CommSec

finance report when the Early News returns.

You're watching Ten's Early News.

Unlawful killing - a jury blames

the driver and paparazzi for the

death of Princess Diana. The

republic debate overshadows Kevin

Rudd's meeting with the Rudd's meeting with the Queen. The

Olympic flame extinguished as protests

protests disrupt its run through

Paris. And in sport - the Panthers ravaged by injury after stunning

the Wests Tigers in Campbelltown.

Wall Street, how is it looking?

Let's take a look. Investors were a

little happier earlier in trade

that Washington Mutual could secure

a $5 billion investment but worries

over the upcoming earnings reports

worried that optimism straight away.

Coming up - CMH is gone but more on

Lachlan Murdoch moving in to other

areas of media. Accusations and

investigations, after more than 10 investigations, after more than 10 years of that, a

years of that, a verdict has been returned

returned at the inquest in to the deaths

deaths of Princess Diana and dordy

Al Fayed. The youry has ruled the

couple were unlawfully killed. The Princess

Princess died because of the gross

nepbs of her driver and pap razz --

negligence of her driver and the

paparazzi. It should be an end of

the matter in relation to any

conspiracy theories. Dodi's father

release adstatement in which he

described the verdict as a blow.

Kevin Rudd has had his first

official meeting with the Queen

since becoming PM. The PM spent

nearly an hour with her majesty at Windsor

Windsor Castle. The first topic of

conversation - the weather. It's

better than it was yesterday

morning. The snow was extraordinary.

It is amazing, isn't it? Earlier Mr

Rudd met with his British

counterpart Gordon Brown. The

meeting again overshadowed by the

republic debate with Kevin Rudd predicting it will gather paceorve

the next 12 months. The Paris leg

of the Olympic torch relay has been

cut short after cootic protests

after pro-Tibet demonstrators.

Police were forced to put out the

torch and carry it on to a bus

after police cleared protesters

from the route. It follows from the route. It follows clashes

between police and protesters in

London where 37 people were

arrested. Opposition Leader Brendan

Nelson has dropped back to single

digits in the popularity stakes.

The latest Newspoll shows support

for Brendan Nelson down 1% to 9

points as better PM. Kevin Rudd

continues to ride the popularity

wave. Thertsport two major parties

remains un-- support for the two

major parties remains unchanged.

Five youths have been charged with

more than 100 offences over a violent rampage at a Western Sydney high

high school. The gang of teenage

boys, allegedly wielding baseball

bats and a machete, broke in to the

school yesterday morning school yesterday morning and

smashing windows and shourg

students with glass. Students were

locked in their classrooms for

their safety. The late Steve Irwin

stopped his father committing

suicide by threatening to do the

same. Bauk Irwin has revealed he

was about -- Bob Irwin has revealed

he was about to kill himself eight

years ago after the car accident

death of his wife. He said, "Wait

there and I'll come with you

because we might as well both go."

I said, "You can't do that."

Because he had Bindi at that stage. And

And he said, "Well, if you're going

to do it, then I'm coming." Bob

Irwin says he was so close to Irwin says he was so close to his

son, he couldn't let him do it. The

number of homeless youths in

Australia has doubled in the past

20 years. A landmark study from the

National Youth Commission reveals

22,000 teenagers are homeless. The

Australia's Homeless Youths Report

says one in two homeless youths says one in two homeless youths is

turned away from emergency shelter every night because services are

full. The commission is calling for $1

$1 billion in Government funding

over the next decade to eliminate

youth homelessness. The Panthers's youth homelessness. The Panthers's

second straight victory of the NRL

season may have come at a season may have come at a cost.

Forwards Adam Woolnough and Trent

Waterhouse are both expected to

miss several weeks with knee and

ankle injuries. Pritchard leading

the way in defence. It was just all

attitude out there today. It was

outstanding. I sat back and enjoyed

it. The Tigers then opened up after being softened

Three tries in succession saw the

Panthers take a 16-point buffer in

to the break. Injuries to

Waterhouse and Woolnough may linger.

4-6 minimum on Waterhouse and maybe

a bit longer on Woolnough. Wests

with a second-half consolation try

but not enough for their fans or

their coach. I'm not going to offer

excuses. They played better than us

and were more enthusiastic on the

ground. We've got to be better next

week. Fremantle chief executive

Cameron Schwab will quit his job at

the end of the season and head home

to Melbourne. After taking the helm of

of the Dockers seven years ago, he

has given notice for personal reasons. I'm looking forward to

being home and close to my family,

who I've missed, is very compelling

reasons for us to go home. Still in

Perth, and a sigh of relief for

West Coast ruckman Dean Kaubs with

scans revealing only minimal -- scans revealing only minimal -- Cox

with scans revealing only minimal

ligament damage in his foot. Rob

Horne is poised to make his run-on

debut for the Waratahs for this

Saturday's encounter. Horne is

expected to fill in for Ben Jacobs

who ruptured his anterior cruciate

ligament over the weekend, ruling him out for the season.

Australia's trade deficit hit a reco

billion dollars in February and for

a look at the latest blowout, a look at the latest blowout, I'm

joined by Juliette. New aircraft

playing havoc with our trade

accounts? Yes. Every month there

seems to be special factors

contributing to the shortfall.

Wild storms heavily disrupted

exports. And new aircraft had a big

impact. It doesn't look like there's

there's any signs of things getting

better in the short term.

Construction rates are also showing

no signs of improving? A lack of

interest from investors thanks to

higher interest rates are see agslowdown in the construction

sector. It is a bit of a mixed bag.

There's a strong demand for housing.

A lot of people turn around and

decide they will build their own

homes. Finally, what stocks are the

ones to watch on the market today?

We'd be strongly favouring resource

and energy stocks today. We had

crude oil at record highs. Gold all

stronger too. We'll be looking at

stocks bike BHP Billiton. Thanks for that. Thanks.

The weather details now for the day ahead:

To the newspaper headlines now.

East Timorese President Jose Ramos

Horta has indicated he may not

serve his full term. A trebgter of

collapsed stock broking firm Opes

Prime has been accused of

manipulating clients' accounts. A

new cross-river link through

Brisbane's western suburbs is being

considered as a Government plan to

solve congestion problems.

Disruptions expected at schools

right across NSW today. That story

when the Early when the Early News returns. Public school students across Southern New South students across Southern New South Wales will have a

short day today, with their teachers attending a stop work meeting. Teachers will meet from nine A-M, to voice their opposition to planned changes to staff hiring

arrangements, and consider further industrial action, including strikes. Many schools have made their own arrangements for made their own arrangements for the meeting, but most are expected to begin classes around eleven A-M The A-C-T Greens are criticising a Federal Government decision to scrap the widening of Constitution Avenue. The Greens' Deb Foskey says the move, which is likely to result in proposed office developments on the avenue being scrapped, will see more traffic around the scrapped, will see more traffic around the already congested airport precinct airport precinct Applications are being sought for two A-C-T Government grants programs. More than a hundred and fifty thousand dollars is on offer for this year's environmental grants, which aim to help local non-for profit groups in green education, research, and on the ground activities. While funds are also on offer for the schools as communities program, which aims to tackle problems faced by school children and their families.

More details can be found at GRANTS DOT A-C-T DOT GOV DOT A-U GOULBURN (MULL-WORRY) MULWAREE Council has received a ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY thousand dollar grant to monitor local sewage run off. The State Government grant will help council inspect more than two thousand local properties over the next three years, to ensure their run-off doesn't contaminate flows into Goulburn's or Sydney's water supply. TO SPORT, Canberra's NEAL BATES has taken out the opening round of the Australian Rally Championship in W-A. BATES took out the weekend's FOREST RALLY south of Perth, after Toyota team mates SIMON and SUE EVANS retired with an engine problem. Bate's is crediting the win to a big workload during the off-season NOW TO THE WEATHER A moist airstream over eastern New South Wales is South Wales is triggering scattered coastal showers today, showers also possible on the ranges.

Nationally... a fine day for Melbourne... a possible shower or two for Canberra... storms are likely around Sydney today Locally... mostly fine for Dubbo today ... partly cloudy around Wagga... 19 the top for a stormy Wollongong A shower or two for Goulburn ... wet for Batemans Bay ... a possible shower for Perisher A fine day for Parkes ... chance of a shower for Cooma... showers for Nowra as well Looking ahead: Scattered showers are forecast on the ranges later this afternoon, before clearing up to a mostly cloudy, though fine week. Overnight

temps around eight degrees. At the moment, showers are

You're watching Ten's Early News. A

jury blames the Princess's death on

her reckless driver and the paparazzi. The PM meets with the

Queen as the republic d) bait

gathers pace. The Paris -- debate gathers pace. The Paris torch relay cut short after more demonstrations. cut short after more demonstrations.

Only two players suspended after a

marathon Monday for the AFL's match

review panel. Now toory final check

of the market numbers. How is Wall

Street set to close? Pretty flat.

Street set to close? Pretty flat.

Worries over upcoming earnings reports

reports has ended the early

optimism.

BHP's grand plan for petrol, coming

up. Interesting. The jury has

returned its verdict at the inquest

in to the deaths of Princess Diana

and Dodi Al Fayed, finding the pair

were unlawfully killed due to

reckless driving. Danielle has reckless driving. Danielle has more.

Thanks. Finally an end to the

biggest and most controversial

coronial inquest in British legal

history. The jury has ruled Diana

and Dodi Al Fayed were unlawfully

killed at the hands of their over

the limit chauffeur, Henri Paul and

the paparazzi who purviewed them in

to the tunnel in Paris that night.

They were killed due to They were killed due to their

grossly nepbltsdz driving and Diana

and Dodi weren't -- nepblts driving

and Diana and Dodi weren't wearing

seat belts. Diana and Dodi wait for

their car at the back door of the

Ritz. The man who drove them that

night, Henri Paul, and these men,

the paparazzi, who were waiting for

them outside, are finally sharing the blame

the blame for their deaths. Mohamed

Al Fayed arrived in court in time

to hear the decision that there was

no conspiracy, no murder but that

his employee should be held to

account for drunk driving, along

with the reckless actions of the

paparazzi. Qat for 10 years I've

endured two police investigations,

the French and the Scottland yard

inquiries were wrong. These

inquests prove it. Lord Stevens,

who conducted the 3-year-long

inquiry in to the conspiracy theories,

theories, interpreted the verdicts

differently. The jury came back

with a verdict about they're

absolutely sure with what happened.

The jury have now confirmed what many people long believed - the

Princess died at the hands of a

drunk driver. A renewed republican

debate has overshadowed Kevin

Rudd's first audience with the

Queen as PM. Before the meeting, Mr

Rudd predicted the head of state

debate would gather pace in

Australia this year. Kevin Rudd went

went to Windsor Castle to see the

Queen and the band played 'What A

Wonderful World'. The weather, the

first topic of conversation. It's

better than it was yesterday morning. The snow was morning. The snow was extraordinary.

It's amazing. The audience lasted

just under an hour. His wife got to say hi before the couple departed.

Mr Rudd had earlier ramped up Mr Rudd had earlier ramped up his

republican language. I expect in the the course of the year ahead,

you'll have an accelerating public debate

debate about the republic. I

welcome that. Implementing Labor's

republican policy as a matter of

timing and due process. Kevin Rudd

and Gordon Brown met for almost two

hours here, a 40-minute one on one before a working breakfast with

officials. Out of all of that, an

agreement for closer relationships

on cliept change, world trade and world poverty. They agreed China needed a settlement with Tibet.

Kevin Rudd, unlike Gordon Brown,

will be out of town when the

Olympic flame arrives in Canberra.

The Sports Minister will be

receiving the flame. In London,

Paul Bongiorno, Ten News. The

paring leg of the Olympic torch

relay has been cut short by

demonstrators. Police were forced

at least times to put out the torch.

It was carried on to a bus as

police cleared protesters from the route.

Today's protests come after Today's protests come after 37

people were arrested in London

where police clashed with

demonstrators, along the torch

route. Five teenagers will face

court today charged with more than

100 offences after a violent

rampage at a Western Sydney rampage at a Western Sydney high

school. The gang of teenage boys

allegedly wielding baseball bats

and a machete broke in to the

school yesterday morning, smashing

windows and showering students with

glass. 18 students and one teacher

were injured. Students were locked

in their classrooms before

protection. They've been refused

bail. One man is fighting for life and three others seriously and three others seriously injured

following a head of on smash in

Melbourne. The 22-year-old's car

ripped in half after it careered

across the Monash Freeway. It's

amazing that car has been split

right in two. The front of the car

is some 20 metres away from where

it is at the present time. Four people were taken to hospital.

Police are investigating the

incident. The late Steve Irwin has talked

talked his father out of committing

suicide by threatening to do the

same. Bob Irwin has revealed his

famous son saved his life after the

death of his wife in a car accident.

It was a phone call from the late crocodile

crocodile hunter that stopped his

father from ending his life. Bauk

Irwin says he wanted to kill himself -- Bob Irwin says he wanted

to kill himself eight years ago after

after the death of his first wife

in a car accident. Then he said,,

wait there and I'll come with you,

because we both might as well go."

Bob said he told Steve he couldn't leave his young family. I said,

"You can't do that." Because he had

Bindi at that stage. And he said,

"If you're going to do it, then I'm

coming." Bob has now remarried coming." Bob has now remarried and

will leave Australia Zoo. He and

new wife will move away, where the

68-year-old will continue their 68-year-old will continue their

conserveitation work made famous by

their son. I think he'll be more

than content as long as he knows

that I'm continuing with the work

he'd want me to continue with.

Schools across NSW will be

disrupted today as teachers walk

off the job for a stop work meeting. They're

They're angry over new powers given

to principals, allowing them to principals, allowing them to

hire teachers directly. Schools

will be understaffed for the first

two hours. Parents are being

advised to contact their individual

to find out details about the

stop-work plans. East Timorese

President Jose Ramos Horta President Jose Ramos Horta has hinted he's considering retiring as

he recovers from a gunshot wound

during a rebel attack. He will not

promise to serve out his full term.

Dr Jose Ramos Horta remains in a

safehouse in Darwin. It was a

marathon Monday for AFL's match

review panel after a rivalry review panel after a rivalry round

with plenty of feeling. Most of the

roughhouse tactics were given the

thumbs up with only two players

suspended from 16 incidents. Hawthorn's Jordan Lewis who has only just got back from suspension

has been handed a week's holiday again with this strike combined with his bad record.

Also gone for a week, Richmond's Kayne Pettifer, can accept a reprimand But Hawthorn's Michael Osborne

for this stray elbow. Same for Essendon's Adam Ramanauskas who has been charged with striking and fellow bomber Mark McVeigh who can also escape with a reprimand. Matt Thomas was assessed. The match day report against Port's As he's dumped, he's out KO.

It was deemed a single-motion tackle so no more action taken. Dean Brogan was cleared of ironing out Luke Jericho, Port's Michael Pettigrew also with no case for this hit. Contact between St Kilda's Robert Harvey was investigated but was deemed accidental. From the derby, there was inusufficient evidence for action against West Coast's Daniel Kerr's clash with Fremantle's Josh Carr,

while an investigation was conducted into Kerr's treatment of Matthew Pavlich And this flying attempt by Kerr on Rhys Palmer was given the green light because he kept his elbow tucked.

The Bulldogs have commenced their

hunt for a new coach after Steve

Folkes announced he's thrown in the towel at the

towel at the end of the season. His

current asirsants coach, Kevin

Moore, is rumoured -- assistant

coach, Kevin Moore, is rumoured to

be the front-runner. Steve Folkes

has been involved in this club for

30 years. So I can't imagine us as

a playing group not wanting to send

him out the right way. We want to

be as successful as we can under

Steve Folkes. Fobs has been

involved with the Dogs for --

Folkes has been involved with the

Dogs for three decades. A Dogs for three decades. A massive

setback for the Titans with Luke

Bailey ruled out for 4-six weeks

after fracturing his wrist. The big

prop suffered the injury after

Saturday's 20-point win over

Canberra at Skilled Park and is set

to be joined on the sidelines by Raiders

Raiders counterpart Michael Weyman.

Weyman will miss six weeks if he

enters an early guilty plea for punching Daniel Conn and his

earlier hit on Luke O'Dwyer.

Finance now with Frank. Lachlan Murdoch abandoned his Consolidated

Media bid? That's gone but there might be

might be others to come. Lachlan

Murdoch's come back in to the

Australian media market - that's

over for now. He dumped a $3.3

billion deal with James Packer.

Murdoch has withdrawn his Murdoch has withdrawn his offer

after the parties failed to agree

on a takeover prois. Murdoch is

undeterred and is now reviewing

other potential Australian media

acquisitions. BHP Billiton's

petroleum division is tipping a 10%

boost in its daily output over the

next five years. Production is

expected to lift from 320,000 to

500,000 barrels a daygue to gas

probts in Western Australia and probts in Western Australia and the

-- a day due to gas projects in

Western Australia and the Gulf of

Mexico. The Dow is just up 3, the

SPI is 4. Thank you. To the weather

details now for the day ahead:

A quick recap now of the morning's

top stories. Unlawful killing - a

jury blames the driver and paparazzi

paparazzi for the death of Princess Diana. The republic Diana. The republic debate overshadows Kevin Rudd's meeting

with the Queen. The Olympic flame extinguished

extinguished as protests disrupt isrun through Paris. That's it isrun through Paris. That's it for

Ten's early News. Have a great day.

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