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Tear tears and disstress as a jury

finds former water polo champion

Keli Lane guilty of murdering his

2-year-old daughter Tegan. It's

Tuesday, 16 December. I'm Frank

Coletta, welcome to Ten's 'Early

News'. Police in Sweden say the

failed suicide bomber who tried to

stage a terror attack at the

weekend was a man who lived in the

United Kingdom. In sport - the

Christmas presents don't get much

better than this. A halve court

shot for 20 grand - too easy. And

then in finance, the stock market

verdict is in. The government's big

stick to whack the banks turns out to be a feather duster.

Former water polo champion Keli

Lane spent the night in jail after

being found guilty of murdering her

2-day old daughter Tegan, in

dramatic scenes Keli Lane screamed

and collapsed in the dock as the

verdict was delivered, the outcome

a relief for the DoCS worker who

pursued the case. It's been justice

for Tegan. She's never had a voice.

35-year-old Keli Lane claimed she

handed 2-day old Tegan to the

baby's father, but despite nation-

wide searches, no trace of him or

Tegan has been found. Keli Lane

will be sentenced in February. The

latest WikiLeaks revelations will

Defence Minister Joel Fitzgibbon, prove an embarrassment for former

secret cables from the US Embassy

in Canberra say they thought Joel

Fitzgibbon's sacking was a blessing

in disguise for Joel Fitzgibbon,

because of his inability to detail,

weak parliamentary performance and

inability to get information from

the Defence Department. Joel

Fitzgibbon resigned after questions

were raised about his relationship

with a businesswoman connected to

the Chinese government. Cables

reveal the US doubts Australia will

be able to pay for a military build

up. A secret cable from the US Embassy in Canberra suggests

Australia may have to sell defence

real estate and delay purchasing

equipment until it can afford the

new weapons. US diplomats believe

Australia will have to stop

awarding contracts to domestic

companies and buy more equipment

from the US companies to save money.

Striking union members at Visy in

Melbourne camped out at the factory,

saying they plan to continue their

11 day picket even though dozens

have been arrested. 29 factory

workers were carted away as police

tried to break the strike.

(CHANTING) (CHANTto break the strike.

. The protesters are angry at moves

to change working conditions. Visy

says negotiations are ongoing. You

lock them for nothing, they are not

breathing atal. We are not

criminals. Once it got to a point

where people were endangered by

blocking the roadway, we had to

take action. Picketers claim a

protestor was hit by a truck,

another taken to hospital, overcome

by heat. Richard Pratt would turn

in his grave if he knew what Visy

was up to. This is not the company

he built. After an application from

Visy Fair Work Australia banned

union representatives from the site.

We are calling on Visy to stop the

thuggery, come and sit down at the

table and negotiate like civilised

people. The arrested workers face

1,500 fines for stopping trucks

from entering the factory. Police from entering the factory. Police

in Sweden have identified the

suicide bomber who died in a failed

terror attack at the weekend,

saying he's was a 28-year-old

Swedish citizens named Taimur Abdul

Wahab al-Abdaly, who lived in the

United Kingdom and returned to

Sweden for his father's birthday.

Taimur Abdul Wahab al-Abdaly died

in one of the two explosions in the

Swedish capital. In an email before

his death he sent threats to

authorities because of Sweden's

involvement in Afghanistan.

Controversial and colourful Italian

Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is

barely clinging on to power. Silvio

Berlusconi faces a confidence vote

our time in both the Senate and the

Chamber of departmenties, both

which are expected to go down to

the wire -- deputies, both of which

are expected to go to the fire.

Following a fall out between the Following a fall out between the

Prime Minister and one time ally

Gianfranco Fini. Silvio Berlusconi

urged policitians to stand by him

saying stability is necessary in

the midst of an economic crisis. As

the Italian government is crumbling,

so too its famed archeological

sites. Last month two walls

collapsed at the rue of Pompeii

bringing the number gone -- ruins

of Pompeii, bringing the number

gone to seven. The decay at the

site outraged locals and is blamed

on government cuts to art spending.

Some say the only solution to save

enterprise. Pompeii is to sell it to private

Sports news - Peter Senior proved

age means nothing when it comes to

golf. The 51-year-old yesterday

Australian PGA Golf Championship, became the oldest winner of the

after holding out Geoff Ogilvy on

the second hole of the play-off. I

wasn't nervous on a couple of play-

off holes, maybe the little grit

and determination is still there.

Senior's third PGA title, and comes

21 years after he captured his

first. The AFL Premiers are at it

again. It's a scary thought.

Thousands of Collingwood supporters

ganged up for a share in history

off the football field. A December

evening well out of football season

yet the Collingwood faithful came

in their thousands adorned in

native colours to be a part of TV

history in what is hoped to be the

biggest commercial made in

Australia. Membership, different

things we have done, attendances,

we created Australian history in

sport. Something else we are trying

to do today. Good to have the

Magpie army behind us. Maxwell and

his merry men were to march side by

side with supporters as part of the

2011 march to October premiership

campaign, the skipper confident of

a record, but not on what he'll be

doing when the cameras roll on the

commercial. No idea. Hopefully not

too much. That will be a change,

the Premiers will little respite as

they prepare for a tilt at back to

back. It's been the toughest

preseason I have done for a mile.

Arse owna they cranked it up on --

Arizona they cranked it up. We had

a rude shock. Having said that we

came back and it's been just as

hard here. Russell Crowe enlisted

Oprah to get the Greg Inglis deal

over the line, he took Oprah

sailing in bunnies caps and with

the Greg Inglis deal on the rocks

the big O leant support. Greg

Inglis. That may be all it takes,

Greg Inglis could be headed up the

Parramatta River, after Eric Grothe

was the latest to leave the Eels

because of knee problems, with

Timana Tahu loose, Parramatta will

hopefully have money to splash

around. Speaking of which, Frank

Coletta, the deal to reign rein in

the banks appears to have backfired.

We alluded that it looked like a

tickle on the belly, the Treasurer

claims his announcements were a big

stick, but look how the market

stick, but look how the market reacted to the news.

big four rose. reacted to the news. Shares in the

Look at the smaller lenders, who

were supposed to be the companies the government was helping.

The stocks were the worse and

second-worst performers on the second-worst performers on the

index. A Senate inquiry into

banking competition continues in

Sydney, turning the blowtorch on financial Goliathse blowtorch on

financial Goliaths, the inquiry has

been told the banging sector is

competitive and found an ally in

the RBA -- banking sector is

competitive and found an ally in

the RBA governor. Reserve Bank

Governor Glenn Stevens says we are

doing well. The market, I think is

more competitive than it was in the

mid '90s, borrowers have access to

a range of products. Fronting the

inquiry National Australia Bank CEO

Cameron Klein, admitting banks

haven't always done the right thing

The banks were - broke a bond of

trust with the community when they

closed branches 10 years ago. No

question. An unhappy customer took

his protest to the height. You

cannot have variable interest rates,

it's the biggest fraud ever to be

perpetrated on this country, these perpetrated on this country, these

people are thieves. The big banks

pointed to decisions to slash fees

on transaction accounts as proof of

competition. Some maintain the

industry needs more. The

Treasurer's confident his plan will

work. These are good measures,

they'll be effective and enduring.

The NSW Government is reportedly

set to announce that it has sold

off the State's energy retailers,

according to news limited the

Kristina Keneally government

unloaded Integral, and Country

Energy to Origin, and Energy

Australia will go to Hong Kong

owned Tru Energy. The deals are

worth a reported $5 billion. But worth a reported $5 billion. But

that's well down from the $15

billion forecast when privatisation

was proposed three years ago. If

more proof was needed of how global

our markets are, it came in how

much Wall Street was boosted by

China announcing it would curb

inflation by not raising interest

rates. The Dow Jones reacted.

Still ahead dramatic developments

in the tragic Daniel Morcombe case

expected today. Which state pays

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Headlines every 15 minutes on Ten's

'Early News', Oprah fever will come

to a head in Sydney today. The TV

queen will tape her two Australian

shows at the Sydney Opera House in

front of 6,000 fans. Ten Reporter

Ashlea Brown is at the Opera House,

what can we expect in those shows

today? Well, there's a huge line up

of celebrities, we know Olivia

Newton John will be involved,

Russell Crowe, her buddy that she

spent time on the harbour with

yesterday. Nicole Kidman, her hubby

Keith Urban, and Bon Jovi will

perform lie with Jay-Z and little

Bindi Irwin will be involved. Oprah

insists that she has a few

surprises up her sleeve, so we'll

have to sit tight for that. As for

the audience members, what they'll

take away, we know Oprah is

generous, and a kind person, so

there's talk she'll give some of

those audience members pearls, make

diamonds, and as for a car, who

knows. Well, what about those of us

who missed out. Frank is upset

about the whole thing that he

missed out on a ticket. 6,000 will

be there. Will everyone else get a

peak at Oprah. Security is

incredibly tight. There's exclusion

zones in the air and on the water.

Unless you have those lucky tickets,

then probably not. Thanks a lot for

that. Ten Reporter Ashlea Brown.

Disappointing Frank no end at the

Sydney Opera House. A jailed killer

who lied to police about abducting

Queensland killer Daniel Morcombe says the real kidnapper will

identify himself this week, the man

whose name has been suppressed is

one of six connected to the

disappearance of Daniel from a

Sunshine Coast bus stop eight years

ago. The prisoner says a fellow

inmate confessed to the abduction,

rape and murder of the 13-year-old

and told the Brisbane Magistrates

Court the truth will come out to

provide closure for the Morcombe

family. Lawyers for the Keli Lane

say they plan to appeal her murder

conviction, she was found guilty of

murdering her 2-day-old daughter.

In dramatic scenes Keli Lane

screamed and collapsed in the dock.

The outcome a relief for the DoCS The outcome a relief for the DoCS

worker that pursued the case. It's

justice for Tegan. She's never had

a voice. The 35-year-old mother had

claimed she handed 2-day-old Tegan

to the baby's father. Despite a

nation-wide search, no trace of him

or Tegan has been found. Keli Lane

will be sentenced in February.

Hundreds of failed asylum seeker

will be returned home in a new deal

between Australia and Afghanistan.

According to News Limited the

Gillard Government brokered a deal

to deport Afghanis found to be

ineligible for asylum status, they

make up half asylum seeker since

2008. A memorandum of understanding

with Afghanistan will be signed

within weeks. Four flood ravageed

areas of NSW have been declared

natural disaster zones as residents

mop up. Bringing to 37 a number of

districts declared natural disaster

zones since flooding two weeks ago.

5,000 remain isolated in parts of

the State. The town of Forbes on

the alert as the Lachlan River threatens homes. And South

Australian emergency crews continue

their search for a 29-year-old man

swept away in the Murray River, he

jumped from the back of a houseboat

Sunday night and the current pulled

him under. Even on the houseboat

doing the You turn you could see

the current ripping it down stream,

it was intense. Police warned

people not to swim in the Murray.

The floodwaters are raging down the

river at 3km/h. A married father of

two young children is believed

responsible for two blasts that

rocked Stockholm over the weekend.

Taimur Abdul Wahab al-Abdaly was a

Swedish citizen moving to the

United Kingdom in 2001. Moments

after the first explosion a second

causes more panic. Oh, my god.

Fixing attention firmly on this

busy Stockholm high street. The

focus of the investigation has

shifted 1,000 miles away to the

United Kingdom. Police started

searching a house in Luton after a

warrant was issued under the

Terrorism Act. It's thought to be

the home of this man, Taimur Abdul

Wahab al-Abdaly, the only person

killed, and widely believed to be

the bomber. On a Muslim dating site Taimur Abdul Wahab al-Abdaly said

he was born in Baghdad but moved to

Sweden in 1992 and arrived in the

United Kingdom in 2001 to study, he

said he was a physiotherapy

graduate. And married with children,

he was looking for a second wife.

It's been revealed Taimur Abdul

Wahab al-Abdaly was expelled from a

local mosque because of his views

He began to prop gait extremist

views of Islam in our mosque. We

got wind of this, I confronted him.

He got angry, upset. Got up and

stormed out the mosque. After that

day we never saw him again. Meanwhile radical Indonesia cleric

Abu Bakar Bashir will face the

death penalty over his links to a

new militant group. The 72-year-old

has been handed to prosecutors in

Jakarta, along with confiscated

rifles and ammunition, he's known

as the founder and spiritual leader

of Jemaah Islamiah, responsible for

the 2002 Bali bombings, police

allege he's linked to a new

terrorist cell plotting high

profile assasinations and Mumbai

style attacks on foreigners in

French hotels. French police

overcame a teen imer who took

teenager who took hostages at the

start of class. The youth released

most of the children over the

course of the morning but kept five

aged between four and six, and

their female teacher for several

hours. Authorities say police

overpowered the kidnapper when he

moved away from the hostages for a

moment. No-one was injured. Former

ABC News reader James Dibble has

died. He was a familiar face during

his career at the ABC, spanning

almost 30 years. He presented his

first television news bulletin from

the ABC's Sydney studios in 1956

and continued news reading there

until his retirement in 1983. James Dibble was 87.

Australia's new spin hope Michael

Beer has had his first training

session with the National cricket

team and admits the shock of his

call up is sinking in. The 26-year-

old had only just met some of his

team-mates, he'll be the 10th

spinner since Shane Warne's

retirement. To be honest, I don't

think it's fully sunk in, today was

pretty good and training with the

guys, and obviously I was making

sure I was concentrating on what I

was doing. The third Ashes begins

in Perth on Thursday. Australia's

first professional sighingling team

is searching for a sponsor after a

major partner -- cycling team is

searching for a sponsor after a

major spoon support pulled out.

Pegasus Sports has a deadline until

tomorrow. This is an opportunity

for corporate Australia to get

behind us and make a difference, to

get Australia's first professional

cycling team up and running. The

team is hopeful of raising the

funds in time. Finally, one which

fits into the saying 'only in

America', the equation for Oklahoma

City fan Robert Yanders was simple

- makiun shot from halfway and win

20,000 big ones. Wow. Right in time

for Christmas. That was plenty of

reason to jump around. It got

getter for Robert Yanders, his

Thunder smashed the Cavaliers by 29

points.

US Stocks have been higher as

traders were encouraged by China's

decision not to raise interest

rates despite its inflation fears,

here with the details is James

Rosenberg, from Macquarie Private

Wealth, as well as the Chinese news,

there were big acquisitions

announced as well. There were. In

terms of the Chinese news, or lack

of news, it's a surprise after last

week's record trade figures, and

the thought is that they will

increase interest rates to try to

restrain growth to a modest 8% and

restrain growth to a modest 8% and

inflation hasn't happened to date.

There's a risk of it happening. In corporate news in America it's

starting to pick up the takeover

cycle. Dell last week were involved.

Last night it was a lab equipment

company, and it does seem that

corporate America, which is

swimming in cash after raising it

in the GFC looks to be heading down

the path of mergers of acquisition,

it's a key feature of 2012. A it's a key feature of 2012. A

decent start yesterday, how is the

market shaping up. Dull, and I

meant 2011 of course. The economic meant 2011 of course. The economic

and company news is easing off as

we head towards Christmas. There's the National Australia Bank

business survey, evidence is

showing that the economy is a bit

weaker in the last quarters, it

will be interesting. The National

Australia Bank survey will give an

indication whether that was a blip

or something of underlying weakness. September building figures expected

to be sluggish at best. Thanks for that. James Rosenberg from

Macquarie Private Wealth. Stamp

duty relief may be on the way for

Victorian home buyers, the State

Government promising to halve the

tax for first home buyers, and

considers more. Melbourne buyers

pay the highest stamp duty. We have

to make sure the Budget is

financially responsible. Maybe in

the future we can revisit it.

Victoria's stamp duty has risen 76%

over the past five years.

Here is a lesson on why it is

important to be polite. A man

graciously allowed a woman to go

ahead of him in a line to buy a

lottery ticket. Guess what happened.

I think I know. Speaking of that

billionaire Clive Palmer needs

workers, he'll seek help from a big

trade partner. Details when Ten's 'Early News' rurps.

Ben Hartman This program is captioned live.

You are watching Ten's 'Early News',

these are the main stories - tears

and distress as a jury finds former

water polo champion Keli Lane

guilty of murdering missing

daughter Tegan. Police in Sweden

say the suicide bomber that tried

to stage a terror attack on the

weekend lived in the United Kingdom.

In sport - the Christmas presents

don't come better than this, a half

court shot for 20 grand - too easy.

And then in more finance new, the

stock market verdict is in, the

got's stick to whack the banks with

turns out to be no more than a

feather duster. Former water polo

champion Keli Lane has spent the

day in jail after being found

guilty of murdering 2-year-old

daughter Tegan. She screamed and

collapsed in the dock as the

verdict was delivered. The outcome

a relief for the DoCS worker who

pursued the case. It's justice for

Tegan. She's never had a voice. The

35-year-old mother claimed she

handed 2-day-old Tegan to the

baby's father, despite nation-wide

searches no trace of him or Tegan

has been found. Keli Lane will be

offenced in February. Latest

WikiLeaks revelations are

embarrassing for former Defence

Minister Joel Fitzgibbon, secret

cables from the US thought Joel cables from the US thought Joel

Fitzgibbon's sacking was a blessing

in disguise. They critiqued Joel

Fitzgibbon's inattention to detail,

weak parliamentary performance and

inability to get information from the defence Department. Joel

Fitzgibbon resigned after questions

were raised about his relationship with a businesswoman connected to

the Chinese government. The cable

reveals US doubts Australia will be

able to pay for a military build-up.

A secret cable suggests Australia

may have to sell defence real

estate and delay purchasing

equipment until it can afford new

weapons. US diplomats believe

Australia will have to stop

awarding contracts to domestic awarding contracts to domestic

companies and buy more equipment

from US companies to save money.

Striking union members at

Melbourne's Visy cardboard plant

camped out at the factory, saying

they plan to continue an 11-day

picket even though dozens have been

arrested in dramatic scenes. 29

factory workers were carted away as

police tried to break the strike.

Chance chance. The protesters are -

- (CHANTING)

. The protesters angry at moves to

change works conditions, Visy say

negotiations are ongoing You lock

them in. We are not criminals. Once

it got to a point where people were

endangered by blocking the roadway,

we had to come down and take action.

Picketers claim a protester was hit

by a truck, another taken to

hospital overcome by heat. Richard

Pratt would be turning in his grave

if he knew what advicey was up to

now. This is not the -- Visy was up

to now. This is not the company me

built, not how they negotiate.

After an application from Visy,

Fair Work Australia banned union

representatives from the site. We

are calling on Visy to stop the

thugry, to sit at the table and

negotiate like civilised people.

Arrested workers face $1,500 fines

for stopping trucks entering the

factory. Police in Sweden have

identified the suicide bomber who

died in a failed terror attack

there at the weekend saying he was

28-year-old Swedish citizen Taimur

Abdul Wahab al-Abdaly. Who lived in

the UK and only returned to Sweden

for his father's birthday. Taimur

Abdul Wahab al-Abdaly died in one

of the two explosions in the

Swedish capital. In an email before

his death he sent threats to

authorities because of Sweden's

involvement in Afghanistan. A

Filipino man was lining up to buy a

lottery ticket when a rude woman

cut in front of him. Guess what

happened. The 60-year-old who works

in the US was home for holidays and

decided to try his luck. The man

kept his cool and brought the next

ticket after the woman pushed in.

It won him the equivalent of $17

million, the biggest prize given

away from the Philippines. You

could hear the screaming in the

background, that could be the woman

wishing she had waited her turn.

Peter Senior may be screaming, he

proved age means nothing when it

comes to golf. He became the oldest

winner of the Australian PGA Golf

Championship, after holding out

Geoff Ogilvy on the second hole of

a play-off. I wasn't nervous on a

couple of play-off holes,. Maybe

the little grit and determination

is still there. It's Senior's third

Australian PGA Golf Championship,

title and comes 21 years after

capturing his first. The AFL

Premiers are at it again, it's a

scary thought. Thousand of

Collingwood supporters ganged up

for a chance to share in a slice of

history off the football field. A

December evening well out of

football season, yet the

Collingwood faithful came in their

thousands, adorned in native

colours to be part of TV mist in

what is hoped to be the -- TV

history, in what is hoped to be the

biggest commercial made in

Australia. Membership, different

things we have done, we've created

aup history. This is -- Australian

history. This is something else we

are trying to do. Maxwell and merry

men are to march side by side with

supporters as part of the 2011

march to October premiership

campaign. The captain confident of

what he'll do there, but not when

it comes to the commercial. No idea.

Hopefully not too much. That will

be a change, the premiers will

little respite as they prerp for a

tilt at back to back -- prepare for

a tilt at back to back flags. It's

the toughest preeen. Arizona was

cranked up. We -- preseason.

Arizona was cranked up. It's been

as hard here. Time for finance with

Frank Coletta, and it turns out it

was a severe beating with a feather

for the bank. They are hurting. The

Treasurer claimed his announcements

were a stick to snack the banks. It

seems like more of a tickle on the

tummy. They are laughing all the

way, day I say, to the bank, this is why. way, day I say, to the bank, this

is why. Shares in all the big four rose.

Look at the smaller lenders:

The Treasurer is sure to face more

questions, here is Amanda Hart to

discuss the issue. Wayne Swan was

out there to beat the drum on the

weekend, this is not the verdict he was hoping

weekend, this is not the verdict he

was hoping for. Instead of getting

a ringing endorsement from the

markets, he got more of a slap in

the face. The big four banks roes

in value by more than $3 bill --

rose in value by more than $3

billion, reflecting doubts that the

banking package would stir up get

eggs. Second tier lenders, credit

unions and banking societies, the

banks or second-tier people that

this is supposed to help, they

dropped in value. At a banking

Senate inquiry, a number of bank

bosses said the current system is

competitive as it is, and the

inquiry heard it is too soon to see

if the banking package would have

an affect on interest rates. Time

heels all. Can the government dig

its way out of this or is it hoping

everyone will forget by Christmas?

The market reaction is a bit of a

slap in the face for the government.

Wayne Swan has basically had the

big four banks in the firing line

ever since a number of interest

rate rises earlier this year. Many

critics say this is more of a

political fix than a banking reform

package. Again, as you say, time

will tell. I guess the only way the

government can dig its way out of

this one is if the banking sector

becomes more competitive. It's not

April fool's day, it's nearly

Christmas. NSW Government is

reportedly set to announce that it

has sold off the State's energy

retailers, according to news limited. The Kristina Keneally

government all but unloaded

Integral and Country Energy to

Origin, and the largest retailer

Energy Australia will go to Hong

Kong owned Tru Energy, the deals

worth $5 billion, well down from

the $15 billion forecast when

privatisation was proposed three

years ago. Queensland mining

magnate Clive Palmer signed off on

a deal to bring hundreds of Chinese

workers to Australia, his move a

chronic to our skills shortage. For

Clive Palmer, it's onwards and

upwards. Onwards with the China

First coal project. Four

underground, two open cut churning

40 million tons of coal to be

hauled on his rail line to Bowen

for export. We are fortunate we

sold our coal for the next 20

across. The mining magnate want to

export in three years and estimates

total sales at $40 billion. To the

knockers who say the project is

more hype than reality, Clive

Palmer says it's on, he's pushing

ahead. He's adamant it's not hot

air, it's the other project. Clive

Palmer registering a $2 company to

look into uses for Zeppers. There's

a lot of applications people have

not thought about. Not apparently

in natural resources. Not being

used for mining. We are not mining

stars or anything like that. Now,

if ever more proof was needed of

how global our markets are, it came

in how much Wall Street was boosted

this morning by China announcing it

would curve inflation without raising interest rates.

Still ahead, it's a big day for Her

Majesty, Queen Oprah, we cross to

the Sydney Oprah House next. And a Chicken and avocado sub - love it. 'Cause I bought a coke with it, this could be my ticket to another sub in a Subway restaurant anywhere around the world. It's gonna be epic.

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Headlines Early 15 minutes on Ten's

'Early News', Oprah fever to come

to a head in Sydney, the TV queen

to tape her two shows in front of

6,000 fans at the Sydney Opera

House, Ashlea Brown is at the Opera

House, excited fans lining up there

already. Yes, that's right. They

started to line up here at 2:00

this morning. I got to tell you I

was asleep at that time. Now, when

they got here, they are so excited,

take a listen to what they said.

How are you feeling. We are going

to Oprah. Excited. We are going to

Oprah. Wacky do. There's also a lot

of disappointed fans out there as

well. Look, I did speak to one fan

who travelled down here this

morning. She recently got Oprah

tattooed on her arm. She came

bearing gifts hoping to send a

heart felt message to her big star.

I just want to give her flowers,

because I can't go in. I want to

meet her face to face and say thank

you for what she did. So amazing

scenes there. Give us an all of

what you are seeing around you?

Well, there's trucks moving

everywhere, there's caterers

obviously with 6,000 people, they

need to be fed, so it's very hectic

down here this morning. Thank you

very much. If there's a spare cup

of coffee for our reporter she'll

get that into her this morning.

Very excited being at the Opera

House for Oprah. The parents of missing teenager Daniel Morcombe

have been told they will learn the

truth about their child's abduction

this week. A man told the Coroner's

Court the murderer is ready to

confess. For seven years the

Morcombe family wanted answers. It

seems later this week they may

finally learn the fate of their son.

A jailed killer and self-confessed

liar told a Coroner's Court

yesterday the real kidnapper will

come clean when he takes the

witness box Thursday. Known only as

P1 claims he knows the identity of the man stating:

He alleges his fellow inmate

confessed in private telling him it

will end on Thursday when he tells

the truth. New evidence comes to

light, and fingers crossed at the

end of the week we are closer to

finding where Daniel's body is. The

Morcombe family has little Morcombe family has little

confidence. P1 lied to them and the

police telling authorities he had

participated in the abdubgsz of the

13-year-old from a bus -- abduction

of the 13-year-old from a bus stop

in 2003 before dumping the body in

the Brisbane River. Now he claims

he has no idea where the body has

been discarded. Lawyers for water

polo champion Keli Lane claim they

are planning to appeal her

connection. She has been found

guilty of killing her 2-day-old

daughter Tegan. Keli Lane screamed

and collapsed in the dock as the

verdict was delivered. The outcome

a relief for the DoCS worker who

pursued the case. It's justice for

Tegan. She's never had a voice. The

35-year-old mother claimed she

handed 2-day-old Tegan to the

baby's father, despite nation-wide

searches, no trace of him or Tegan

has been found. Keli Lane will be

sentenced in February. Hundreds of

failed asylum seeker will be

returned home in a new deal between

Australia and Afghanistan. According to News Limited the

Gillard Government brokered a deal

to deport Afghanis ineligible for

asylum status, they make up half of

the 10,000 boat arrivals since 2008.

A memorandum of understanding with

Afghanistan is due to be signed

within weeks. Four more flood

ravageed areas of New South Wales

have been declared natural daser have been declared natural daser

zones as res -- disaster zones as

residents mop up. Bringing to 37

the total districts declared

disaster zones. 5,000 people are

isolated in parts of the state. The

town of Forbes is on alert this

morning as the swollen Lachlan

River threatens homes. South

Australian emergency crews continue

their search for a 29-year-old man their search for a 29-year-old man

who was swept away in the Murray

River, he jumped from the back of a

houseboat Friday night and the

current pulled him under. You could

see the current ripping down stream.

It was intense. Police warned

people not to swim in the Murray.

22 sailors are feared dead after a

fishing boat sank in the freezing

waters off the Antarctic Ocean. The

South Korean vessel was trawling

for deep sea fish when it got into

trouble. Five are confirmed dead,

17 missing. All the survivors went

into the water without life jackets,

emertion suits, we are looking at

survival time of 10 minutes. 20

sailors were rescued by a passing

ship and are reportedly in good

health. Three Korean boats have

been called in to help look.

Shi'ites strap themselves with

sharp blades and chains for six

hours to mark a holy day of Ashura, hours to mark a holy day of Ashura,

which commemorates the martydom of

Prophet Mohammed's grandson. It

looks gruesome, but devotees say it

leaves no pain. The married father

of two children is believed to be

behind a blast that rocked Sweden

on the weekend. Taimur Abdul Wahab

al-Abdaly was a United Kingdom

citizens. Moments after the first

explosion, a second causes more

panic. Fixing attention fimply on panic. Fixing attention fimply on

this busy Stockholm -- fixing

attention firmly on this busy

Stockholm high street. Investigations shifted to the

United Kingdom. Police searched a

house in Luton after a warrant was

issued under the Terrorism Act.

Thought to be the home of this man, Taimur Abdul Wahab al-Abdaly, the

only person killed in the explosion,

and believed to be the bomber. On a

Muslim baiting site he its: --

dating site he says:

He was married with children but

looking for a second wife. Tame wr

was expelled from a local -- Taimur

Abdul Wahab al-Abdaly himself was

expelled from a local mosque bows expelled from a local mosque bows

of his extremist views. He

propagated extreme views with our

worshippers, we got wind of this, I

confronted him. He got angry, upset.

Got up and stormed out of the

mosque. After that day we never saw

him again. Radical Indonesia cleric

Abu Bakar Bashir is to face the

death penalty over his links to a

new militant group. The 72-year-old

has been handed to Jakarta

prosecutors with confiscated rifles

and ammunition, he's known as the

founder and spiritual advisor of

Jemaah Islamiah, responsible for

the 2002 Bali bombings, police

allege he's linked to a new cell

plotting high profile assasinations

and a Mumbai style attack on

foreigners at luxury hotels. Australia's new

Australia's new spin hope bier has

had his first training -- Michael

Beer, has had his first training

session in the Australian team. He

has only just met some team-mates

and will become the 10th spinner we

are used since Shane Warne's

retirement. To be honest I don't

think it's sunk in. Today was good,

training with the guys, and

obviously I was making sure I

concentrated on what I was doing.

The third Ashes begins in Perth

Thursday. One which fits into the

category 'only in America', the equation for Oklahoma City fan

Robert Yanders was simple. Make one

shot from the halfway mark and win

20,000 big ones. Wow. Right in time

for Christmas. Wow indeed. That was

reason to jump around and it got

better for Robert Yanders, his

Thunder smashed the Cavaliers by 29 points.

US stocks have been higher this

morning, traders encouraged by

China's decision not to raise

interest rates despite inflation

views, with the details is James

Rosenberg, from Macquarie Private

Wealth, as well as the Chinese new,

there were some big acquisitions

announced today. There have been,

one of the key features of

corporate America over the last

couple of years have been the

amount of cash they raised. US

boards swimming in cash, they have

been reluctant to expend it. We

have started to see that change.

Dell was involved last week, last

night, a company called Thermo

Fisher Scientific Lab Equipment

involved in a take over. How is our

market shaping up today. Future is

positive. There's not a lot coming

out. September housing construction

starts. That'll be sluggish, the

National Australia Bank business

survey, not a lot of implications

there, other than anecdotal

evidence. A positive day by the

look. Maybe a quiet one. Quickly,

over your left shoulder is that a

big O on the Macquarie sign. It is

a big O, that is there purely in

tribute to Ten's guest over the

next few days. James Rosenberg.

Thank you. The man from Macquarie

Private Wealth joining us. In other

news. Westfield Retail Trust fell

on debut, closing 9 cent down on

issue price. Transfield Services

set to spend $575 million on

Toowoomba based oil rig Eastern

Well. Fairfax Media to spend $16

mill on on TenderLink. Qantas

bought into Network Aviation,

servicing fly in/fly out miners.

Before we go, Oprah - she's worth

about $2.7 billion. Big bickies

that's call. The O over James part

ownership of Macquarie Bank. It

could be.

These are the top stories - lawyers

are planning to appeal the murder

conviction of former water polo

chafrlion Keli Lane. It's been

reveal the -- champion Keli Lane.

The suicide bomber at the head of

Sweden said suicide attack has

United Kingdom links. Oprah tapes

her shows at the Sydney Opera House

with 6,000 fans. That's it for the Ten's 'Early News'.