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(generated from captions) Hold on tight: tropical cry clean

Queensland coast. Anthony crossed the north

Good morning. Welcome to Ten's

early news. Stand by to a scorcher

t south exspebting temperatures in

the sun. the 40s. Warnings to stay out of

Fighter jets in the skies above

Cairo and tan nx the streets as the

Egyptian government shows it's

still in control of the city

and anti-government protests. plagueed by looting, armed robbery

Then in sport, title number 2 for

Novak and Novak Djokovic claims the

Australian Open with a crushing win over Murray.

Cyclone An no anybrought wind gusts

over Queensland coast of 100 kp r

mph the eye of the storm hit just

over 9pm. But Queenslanders are

battering for the next blow, a

supersized system packing gale

force winds twice as power. As

Anthony expected to swing west on

Thursday. More rain associated with

it, it will bring a storm tide

threat. Cyclone Yasi is expecteded

to be a category 3 or higher.

Residents are told to prepare for

days of destructive weather. Ten's

own Anthony is in Townsville, part

of the zone affected by the cyclone,

he fileed this a short time ago.

Cyclone Anthony crosses Bowen. The

winds over 130kmph.

In the last 20 minutes, 130mm, in

and around the town, causing

localised flooding on the roads and

around people's houses. People are

told to stay off the roads. (inaudible ).

The next cyclone C yafplt sai is

expecteded to be much worse,

category 4 or 5.

Already you can see the wind and

rain that has brought signs of are

barely standing and trees are down.

And this cry lone is a warning of

what Yasi can be. Anthony battling

the elements T cyclone warning off

WA is cancelled but heavy rain and

winds are expredicted for parts of

that state. Residents east of Perth

have had a taste of what's to come,

a massive front tore apart homes

and businesses. Pve It lasted only

20 minutes, but this is the carnage

the wheat belt towns of York and

Northern bearing the brunt.

Properties were ripped apart, their

roofs torn off and flung hundreds

of metres away, others smashed. I was

was packing my daks inside the

house. The whole house was shaking, it

it went black. This is what's left

of the pildings at York Racecourse

t streets of the small town east of

Perth littered with iron, bricks

and debris. Large trees also no and debris. Large trees also no

match for the 160kmph wind gust.

This family home one of those

caught many the frenzy. Tieing down

the tramp lean, saving that and the the tramp lean, saving that and the

roof is filling up behind us. Time

to bolt in the house and then she

waited went and hid in the wardrobe and

waited for it to happen. This is

what it looked like, a large red

dust ball that swept through qkly.

I couldn't put my hand in front of

my face, dust, and 20 seconds later,

massive storms, rain, scoring wind.

With at least 100 properties

damaged and calls coming in, it's

believed the damage bill will be in

the millions.

Emergency services are on alert in

Victoria and SA as those states

head into another day of extreme

heat T Mercury hit just over 38 in

Melbourne yesterday, Adelaide

hotter, at 42. The heat taking its

toll at the big day out there.

Victorian paramedics treated about

1,000 concert gathers for heat related illnesses. Another hot one

on the way today, Melbourne for a

scorching 42. top of 39, and Adelaide again a

scorching 42.

The NSW opposition is urged to push

for a new and more powerful enquiry

to the state's ledge tristy sell

off, which could be conducted by

the pub lek accounts committee. It

could provide the legal protection

needed by the power company

directors who resigned over the $5.

3 dollar sale. They refused to give

evidence because of fears of legal

action. The opposition leader says

he will request the new inquiry but

is sceptical about it being conducted

conducted by a Labor dominated

committee. Hundreds of Australians

stranded in Bali are expect to

arrive back today. Ashtiani from

the volcano in Java forced flight

delays and cancellations for days.

Jet star scheduled flights to clear

the back log of 1600. A safe

those presumption of flying and returning

those passengers back as quickly as

of possible. Jet star fears the cost

millions. of the disruption could be in the

And residential areas on the

southern Japanese island is

erupting. The locals just gon on

top of an outbreak of foot-and-

mouth when hit by the bird flu and

now the volcano.

The crisis in Egypt continues to

worsen, the government sent fighter

jets to the skies above Cairo to

show the protesters who is in

charge. Australians with urged to

stay away. 870 austrailtians are

known to be in Egypt, but the real known to be in Egypt, but the real

number is likely to be in the

thousands. They are caught up in

bloody anti-government protests,

easing. which are showing no signs of

No-one is afraid of the curfew,

we've been afraid for 30 years and

no-one is afraid now. Fighter jets

have begun flying over crowds.

While army tanks are spread While army tanks are spread

throughout the streets of Cairo,

most flights in and out of the

Egypt capital have been cancelled

or delayed. The US says it's time

democracy. for a peaceful transition to

democracy.

We have been very clear that we

want to see a transition to

democracy and we want to see the

kind of steps taken that will bring

that about. At least 100 people

have been killed so far, several

prison breaks have been reported

along with widespread looting.

Egypt's opposition leader insists

Hosni Mubarak must stand down for

ord tore be restored.

get The The first step if we need to

get out of this total mess,

security is not there, it's a total

chaos situation right now, the

first step he has to go, second

step we have to have a government

of national salvation. Country's

like India and Turkey have begun

evacuating nationals and Australia

up graded its warnings for tourists

and residents not to travel there.

Novak Djokovic is celebrateing his

second Australian Tennis Open crown

following a crushing victory over

Murray at Melbourne park after a

close opening set, the third seed

barely gave the Scot a chance.

Two 23-year-olds born a week apart

emerge from the shadows of Nadal

and Federer to meet in a major for the first time.

Andy Murray had won the last 3 of

his 7 encounters with Novak

Djokovic, and worked hard early on to hold his ground.

Novak Djokovic gripped and ripped

his forehand with the intention of

the Scot. any hull k as he sought to subdue any hull k as he sought to subdue

Murray conducted his supporters to

- tone it down as Novak Djokovic

worked on the demanding splits

before strutting his stuff to dominate the second set.

After Novak Djokovic closed around

6-2, Murray hinted at a fightback

when he immediately broke the Serb's serve.

It didn't last long as Murray felt

the pain of another defeat nearing,

when Novak Djokovic swept past.

The 75 year wait for a male British

Grand Slam champion continues,

after Novak Djokovic came up trumps.

In cricket, a long over due half

century from Captain Michael Clarke

guided Australia to a one day

victory against England. Clarke

playing a lone hand with the back

and Lee made the light work of the

visitors. Clarke was under pressure

to perform into the fifth and he certainly did.

Clarke finished with 54 as the home

side was bowled out for 249n reply

England's bats men couldn't handle

the Aussie attack falling 51 runs

short. On to soccer: the Victory

defeated Gold Coast United 2-0 in

Melbourne with suspended captain

Kevin Muscat looking on. Allsop

stepped up in the absence of Thompson and Cruz.

He added a second on 55 minutes to

make it five goals in four games

since returning and the win keeps

the side in 5th with two games before the finals.

Cold is set to release its second

quarter results and expected to be

good news - Coles - is expected to

maintain its league over rival

Woolworths. But after Woolies chain

Big W reported a fall in sales all

eye also be on K-mart and Target

the see if they're going through the same pain.

Toys R Us has been forced to

apologise to some us Australian

worker force underpaying them T

firm paid back a million to a

thousand staff across the country

after a probe by the Fair Work

Ombudsman most were casual workers Ombudsman most were casual workers

under 25. Legal action is dropped under 25. Legal action is dropped

against Toys R Us in return for the

company stepping up a whistle

blowing hot line. The firm says

there's been a change of management and processes.

It was a forgetable way to wind out

the week on most of the markets.

A hot one, as we aLewed to.

The can Age says that Victoria's

public housing is in crisis. The

average wailt for a home from 2009

to 2010 was almost two years, one

applicant waited 18 years. The

Telegraph warns that power bills in

NSW will rise twice as fast as forecast

forecast because of green schemes.

And the Australian reports recent

round of Dohar trade negotiations

put Australia and 20 other

countries within reach of a $360

billion trade pact.

Still ahead: more unrest in Egypt,

so will today be the end of the

road for the government, details

when Ten's early news returns. Jonathan 'Living the Life' Seagull was in need of a little breathing space, as the expenses of the festive season were beginning to catch up. So Jonathan decided to consolidate his debts with a NAB Gold Card and enjoy 0% per annum on balance transfers and purchases until 1 January 2012. And that has made Jonathan very happy.

We have headlines every 15 minutes

on the early news. Egypt's

President Hosni Mubarak is clinging

to power as thousands of anti-

government protesters defy a curfew

demanding his resignation. The

death toll is now believed to be

100 T army has started taking a

more hard line approach. Opposition

Opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei

out of house arrest and telling the

crowds what we have begun cannot go back. People

People concerned right now, is

Hosni Mubarak has to go, it's a

chaos situation right now. First

step he has to go, second we have

to have a government of national

salvation, in co-ordination with

the army. On state TV it looks like

the President is calling the shots

but his generals know America pays

for much of their hardware and from

the US a tougher line today. We

want to see an orderly transition,

so that no-one feel fills a void,

that there not be a void, there be

a well thought out plan, that will

bring about a democratic par tis pa

- par tis - participatory

government. Armed with makeshift

weapons, residents are protecting

their own streets.

Many blame the government for

deliberately causeing the chaos. To

divert the people from their up rising.

But back in Liberation Square they

say it's a ploy, that will fail.

Back home, Cyclone Bianca weakened

off WA but heavy rain are forecast

for that state, a massive storm

front left a trail of destruction

across the WA wheat belt. Cyclonic

winds scattered debris for

kilometres over the weekend.

I couldn't put my hand in front of

my face. Dust, dust. And 20 seconds

later, massive storm, rain, scoring

wind. The damage bill is expected

to run into the millions.

Across the other side and Cyclone Anthony crossed the Queensland

coast bringing wind gusts of more

than 100 kmph. The residents are

batoning down for a second

supersized system which is twice the

the size of Anthony, expected to hit this week.

Anthony swept through Bowen just

after nine o'clock, wild winds

lifted roofs and damaged properties.

And the danger isn't past yet. A

supersized cyclone packing gale

force winds twice the punch of

Anthony is expected to swing west. More

More rain associated with it, it

will bring with it a storm tide

threat. Cyclone Yasi could cross on

thurdz, a category three or higher.

Queenslanders are batoning down.

They got generators ready, fuel,

camp food. Battery operateed radio.

Queenslanders know this disaster

drill all too well.

Prepared for the worst and hope for

the best basically. The effect also

be felt across much of the state.

The SE will see an increase in

winds, probably not damaging but

just gusty winds mostly on the

coast. Anna Bligh says the flood

weary emergency response teams will

again answer the call. We are not

battle weary, but battle ready. And

our highly trained people, are well

rested and ready to respond.

Regional train services and coastal

shipping have been cancelled, as

the state's north holds its collective breath.

More on weather and Victoria and SA

have sweltered through the night.

Emergency service also be on alert again again today, with another scorcher on its way.

It was a warm start to the day in

Melbourne, 22 degrees at 6am. By

midday the Mercury had hit 33,

continuing to climb through the

afternoon. Most parts of the state

getting close to 40 degrees, if not a

a little bt above, as high as 42 up

in the north-west of the state. At

St Kilda, life gavereds were kept

busy. About two seconds you have to

go back in again. The heat taking

its toll across town. Paramedics

treating a thousand big day out

concert goers for heat related conditions.

Unable to sleep in the warm weather,

many did what they could to keep

cool over night. It was even hotter

in Adelaide, the city's 42 degree

day the warmest in more than a year.

They're warned to brace for another

scorcher as the Mercury hovers

around 40 degrees.

Dairy farmers in Northern Victoria

can't catch a break, if the flood

wasn't bad enough, bacteria from

the flood water is spreading

decease among herds T biggest

concern is mass tie tis, an

infection which causes inflammation

of a cow's ud der, it requires

antibiotics, it can kill a cow if

left untreated. Farmers in the

flood zone say they will need to

monitor their stock closely for the next 12 months.

Queensland's flood appeal fund has

topped 186 million dollars t

Commonwealth Bank pledged a $50

million customer compassionate fund

and five million for not for profit

groups, it's the largest in the

country's hits his tri but

Queensland Premier Anna Bligh

wanted everyone to dig deep. We

thank you for your generosity,

Queensland needs your help. People

can donate on line or at any major

bank. NSW Premier Leila Mckinnon

has lashed out at her own

government for its indulgent

behaviour. Matthew Cheshirea senior

Labor staffer and the husband of

the Education Minister was arrested

for allegedly buying an ecstasy

tablet over the weekend. To sum up

my feelings about his alleged

behaviour in one word, that is I'm

furious. Cheshire has been able to

convince the court to delay his

next appearance on the charge until

after the state election. A fire

has set off a series of explosions

at a military arms depth yo in

Venezuela forcing authorities to

evacuate 10,000 and killing one.

Everyone living within 6km had to

run from their homes when the run from their homes when the

explosions began. 3 were injured in

the panic, one is believed to have

been killed by exploding ammunition,

but the fire is too danger os to go

near and they can't move in until

it dies down which could take hours.

Tennis: Djokovic yok has captured

his second Australian Open tight wl

a dominant victory over Andy Murray.

In a top class display the third

seed clinched the Crown in straight

sets at Melbourne park. Novak

Djokovic mad a superior service

game and blunted Murray's attack

with a stack of forehand winners.

Djokovic yok dedicateed the trophy

to his family. With cricket a long

over due half century from captain

Michael Clarke guided Australia to

a one day victory against England.

Clarke playing a lone hand while

Brett Lee made light work of the

visitors' top order. Clarke was

under pressure to perform and he under pressure to perform and he

did. He fin irpbed with 54 as the did. He fin irpbed with 54 as the

home side was bowled out for 249.

In reply England's bats men fell 51 runs short.

The Wellington Phoenix climbed to

the top 6 of the A-League soccer

ladder after a one- nil win over

the Jets. The 20th minute score was by by McAllister.

They played most of the second with

ten, after Griffiths was sent off

for eerging with the referee, never

works, the loss put a dent in

Newcastle's finals ambition.

The crisis in Egypt has world markets spooked.

Wall Street was sold off on Friday

as investors got the jitters.

Richard, despite the sell off,

levels are the high in effect two

years but everyone keeping a close

eye on Egypt. Yes, and economically

the US is where the action is. On

Friday GDP showed growth of 3. 2 %

and in the middle of a strong

corporate reporting season, and

markets came close to a two year markets came close to a two year

high last week. But we're still in

an environment sensitive to

sentiment, Egypt overshadowed this

and there's concern as to the

potential supply of oil over the Suez

Suez canal, that gave most the

jitters but we think that knot

withstanding the US will continue

to prove it's on a path of sus

stanable growth and in time that

will be good news for the global

economy. It wasn't a good finish

for our market last weeb, do you

think it will be affected? Yes, our

market won't be immune, weak

offshore leads and we will open

lower. Domestically we have the RBA

meeting tomorrow for the interest meeting tomorrow for the interest

rate decision. If they raise

interest rates on Monday, I will

find a large hat and eat it for

breakfast. It won't happen. I will

get a sombrero for you my friend! Thank you. Okay, weather:

After the break: more on the

cyclones in the west, and north,

more on those sizzling days ahead

and on the volcanic eruption. How

about this weather thrbgs summer?

More an oh on that when we

You're watching the early news T

main stporrys: trop call cyclone an

ho anycrossed the north Queensland

coast near Bowen, the first of two to hit the state.

Stand by for a scorcher. The south

expecting temperatures in the 40s.

There are warnings to stay out of the sun. the sun.

Fighter jets in the skies above

Cairo and tan Michael Jackson the

streets as the Egyptian government

shows it's still in control of a city

city plagueed by looting armed

robbery and ant government protests.

And then in sport, Novak Djokovic

has claimed his second Australian

Open title after a crushing straight sets win over Murray.

Cyclone Anthony crossed the

Queensland coast over night

bringing gusts of more than 100

kmph. The eye of the storm hit

Bowen after 9pm damaging homes. The

system has now been down graded to

a tropical low, but Queenslanders

are batoning down for the next are batoning down for the next

massive blow a second supersized massive blow a second supersized

system packing gale force winds

twice as powerful as Anthony is

expected to swing west by Thursday.

More rain associated with it and it

will bring a storm tide threat. will bring a storm tide threat.

Cyclone Yassi is expected to

develop to a category 3 or high e,

residents are told to prepare for

several days of destructive weather.

And Ten reporter Anthony Donohugh

is in Townsville. He fileed in a

short time ago. This is a true

force, as cyclone Anthony crosses

Bowen. The winds are well over

130kmph. (inaudible ).

It has downed 10mm in the town,

causing localised flooding.

People are told to stay off the

roads. The only people we see are

emergency services riding around

and police. The next cyclone, Yasi

is expected to come many the coming

days is expected to be much worse a

category 4 or 5.

Cyclone an no anyis a two, you can

see the wind and rain it's brought.

Signs are barely standing up, trees

are (inaudible ) in is a warning of

what Yasi can be. Anthony battling

the elements of cyclone Anthony.

Emergency services are on alert in

Victoria and SA as both states head

to another day of extreme heat. The

Mercury hit over 38 in Melbourne,

Adelaide was hotter at 42. The heat

taking it toll at the big day out. Pve

Another hot one on the way,

Melbourne will get to 39, Adelaide 42.

Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak

clings to power as thousands of

anti-government protesters defy a

curfew demanding his resignation t

death toll is now believed to have

reached at least 100 t army taking

a more hard line approach.

Opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei

out of house arrest and telling the

crowd tonight what we have begun

cannot go back. People concern is

that Hosni Mubarak has to go, a

total chaos. First step he has to

go, second, we have to have a

government of national salation, in

co-ordination with the army. In

state TV it looks like the

President is calling the shots but

his generals know America pays for

much of their hardware, and from

the US, a tougher line today.

We want to see an orderly

transition, so that no-one fills a

void, that there not be a void,

that there be a well thought out

plan that will bring about a

democratic par tis patri government.

But on the outskirts, a city of 14

million, it looks like every man

for himself. Armed with makeshift

weapons, residents are protecting their own streets.

The government says there are no

more seats in our home. Many blame

the government for deliberately

causing the chaos. To divert the

people from their up rising.

But back in Liberation Stwair, they

say it's a ploy that will fail.

Now for Australia's reaction to the

political unrest in Egypt, I'm joined

joined by political reporter Amanda

Hart in Canberra. What has the PM

had to say about Egypt? No Western

leader likes to see this type of

anarchy, or loss of life. Julia

Gillard has said he understands the

Egypt people's need or concern or

want for a change and democracy,

but called for calm at the same

time. Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd

called for calm and restraint, but

has said that changes do need to be

made in Egypt. The government also

says it's keeping a watchful and

close eye on the situation as it

unfolds. Briefly, what is the

advice for anyone that's looking to

travel to Egypt? Well, it's pretty

simple. The message is don't go.

The Australian government has up

graded its travel warning to Egypt

and said any Australian please

don't go there. Now, there are

about 870 people who are officially

registered in Egypt, Australians,

there could be more, it could be in

the thousands and to those people

in particular t government is

saying if it's safe to leave, then

please do so. The government, the

Australian government also says it

has increased consular support for the country.

Thank you. The murder trial of

underworld widow Judy Moran is

expected to begin in the Victorian

Supreme Court, she's one of four

charged in relation to the shooting

death of her brother in law killed

in broad daylight in Melbourne in

2009. Her attempts of bail are

unsuccessful and in October her lawyer

lawyer told a court she needed

medical procedures on her hip, knee and cheek bone.

Hundreds of Australians stranded in

Bali by the volcano is are expected

to arrive back home. Ash from the

volcano in Java forced

cancellations for several days. Jet

star scheduled extra flights to

clear the back log of 1600. Our

priority is the safe presumption of

flying and returning passengers

back to Australia as quickly as

possible. Jet star says the costs

could be in the millions.

Serbian star Novak Djokovic is

celebrateing his second Australian

tennis crown following a crushing

victory over Murray. The third seed

barely gave the Scot a chance,

finishing in the final in three.

Two 23-year-olds born a week apart

emerge from the shadows of Nadal

and Federer to meet in a major nor

the first time.

Andy Murray had won the last of his

three of the 7 encounters with

Novak Djokovic and worked hard

early to hold his ground.

Novak Djokovic grib gripped and

ripped his forehand with the

intention of any hull k, as he

sought to subdue the Scot.

Novak Djokovic worked on the

demanding Serbian splits before

strutting his stuff to dominate the

second set.

After Novak Djokovic closed it 6-2,

Murray hinted at a fight back when

he immediately broke the Serb's serve.

Murray felt the pain of a defeat

nearing when Novak Djokovic swept past.

You're kidding! The 75 year wait

for a male British Grand Slam

champion continues after Novak Djokovic came up trumps.

To cricket: a long over due half

century from Michael Clarke guided Australia Australia to a victory against

England. Clarke playing a lone hand

with the bat, while Brett Lee made

light work of the top order. Clarke

was under pressure to perform and he did.

He finished with 54 as the home

side was bowled out for 249, in

reply England's bats men couldn't

handle the Aussie attack. They fell

51 short. Tp the Victory beat Gold

Coast united 2-0 in sweltering

conditions. With suspended captain

Muscat watching, Allsopp stepped up

for the locals in the absence of

Thompson and Robbie Kruse. That

That wasn't the end, he added a second

second on 55 minutes to make it

five in four games since returning

to the side. The win keeps Ernie Merrick's

Merrick's side in 5th on the A-

League ladder with two games before the finals.

Paul Casey won the Volvo tournament in in Bahrain.

One stroke clear of Swede Peter

Hanson and Spaniard Miguel Angel Jiminez. The

The title is Casey's first in 18

months. Richard Green finished the best

best o of the Aussies.

Coal is - Coles is expected to

release its results and expected to

be good news. They're expected to

maintain the lead over Woolworths.

Analysts forecast a 5% rise in 50

and licker -ly corps sales but all

eye also be on K mart and target to

see if they're going through the

same pain as Big W.

Toys R Us have been forced to

apologise to some worker for

underpaying them. They've mayed

back a million to a thousand staff

after a probe by the Fair Work

Ombudsman, most were under 25 and

casual. Legal action is dropped

against the company in return for

them setting up a whistle blowing

hot line. The firm says there's

been a change of management and processes.

It was a forgetable way to wind out

the week on most of the markets. The weather watch:

The chiing low Tribune reports that The chiing low Tribune reports that

America Airlines is leading an

emerging trend of offering bundless

of goodies when people purchase

flights on line.

And in sign - and a new chemical

bandage is being developed to help

in war zones, it instantly clots blood, it claims.

And a survey found that 60% of men

would forgive their partner's

infidelity, as long as it was with another woman.

The latest when Egypt when we return.

Headlines every 15 minutes on Ten's Early News.

The crisis in Egypt continues to

worsen T government set fighter

jets to the skies above Cairo to

show the protesters who's in charge.

Australians are urged to stay away.

8 70 Australians are known to be in Egypt. Egypt.

But the real number is likely to be in the thousands.

They're caught up in bloody anti-

government protests which are

showing no signs of easing.

No-one is afraid of the curfew,

we've bfpb afraid for 30 years and

no-one is afraid now. Fighter jets

have begun flying over crowds.

While army tanks are spread

throughout the streets of Cairo,

most flights in and out of the

Egypt capital have been cancelled or delayed.

The US says it's time for a

peaceful transition to democracy.

We have been very clear that we

want to see a transition to

democracy and we want to see the

kind of steps taken that will bring

that about. At least 100 have been

killed so far, several prison

breaks are being reported along

with widespread looting. Egypt's

opposition leader insists President

Hosni Mubarak must stand down for

order to be restpored. The first

step if we need to get out of this

mess, total mess, security is not

there, it's a total chaos situation there, it's a total chaos situation

right now, first step he has to go,

second step we have to have a

government of national salvation.

Countries like India and Turkey

have begun evacuating their

nationals while Australia up graded

hits warning for tourists and

residents not to travel there.

Back moment and the story is all

about the weather. Cyclone Bianca

weakened off the WA coast but heavy

rain and winds are forecast for the

state, a massive storm has left a state, a massive storm has left a

trail of destruction across the WA

wheat belt. Cyclonic winds tore

roofs off homes an scattered debris

for kilometres over the weekend. I

couldn't put my hand in front of me

face. It was dust, dust, and 20

second ts later, massive storm,

rain, skwaling wind. The damage

bill is expected to run into the millions.

Meantime, Cyclone Anthony crossed

the Queensland coast bringing wind

gusts of more than 100 kmph. The

residents are batoning down for a

second supersized system twice the

size of Anthony expected to hit

this week. Anthony swept through

Bowen after nine o'clock, wild

winds lifted roofs and damaged

properties. And the danger isn't past

past yet. A supersized cyclone

packing gale force winds, twice the

punch of Anthony is expected to swing swing west.

More rain associated with it, and it

it will brupbg with it also a storm

tide threat. Cyclone Yasi could

cross the coast on Thursday, a

category 3 or higher. Queenslanders

are batoning down. They have

generators ready, fuel, camp food. Battery operateed radio.

Queenslanders know this disaster

drill all too well.

Prepare for the worst and hope for

the best. The effects will be felt

across much of the state. The SE

will see an increase in winds, probably not damaging but gusty

winds mostly on the coast. Anna

Bligh says our flood weary

emergency response teams will again

answer the call. We are not battle

weary, but battle ready. And our

highly trained people are well

rested and ready to respond.

Regional train services and coastal

shipping are cancelled as the

state's north holds its collective

breath.

That's the flooding rains part, now

the sun burnt country, Victoria and

SA have sweltered through the night,

emergency service also be on alert

again with another scorcher on its

way today.

It was a warm start to the day in

Melbourne, 22 degrees at 6am. By

midday the Mercury hit 33,

continuing to climb through the afternoon.

Most parts of the state getting

close to 40 degrees, if not a

little bit above 40, as high as 42

up many the north-west of the state.

At St Kilda, life guards were kept

busy. About two seconds you got to go

go back in again. The heat taking

its toll across town. Paramedics

treating 1,000 big day out concert

goers for heat related conditions.

Afrpblgts few collapses. Unable to

sleep in the warm weather many did

what they could to keep cool over

night it was hotter in Adelaide t night it was hotter in Adelaide t

city's 42 degree day the warmest in

more than a year T state's warned more than a year T state's warned

to brace for another scorcher as the Mercury hovers around 40.

NSW Premier Leila Mckinnon lashed

out at her government for its ill

dull jent behaviour. Chesher chesh

a senior Labor staffer and husband

of Conservative education Minister

Verity Firth was arrested for aedge

Edly buying an ecstasy tablet in

the weekend. You can sum up my

feelings about his alleged

behaviour in one word, that is I'm

furious. Chesher chesh was able to

convince the court to delay his

next appearance on the charge until

after the state election. 11 are

killed and 22 injured when the

public bus fell into a ravine in NW

China. The bus dropped down the

side of a hill. Passers by helped

police to drag the wreckage up

allowing people to reach the

trapped passengers, ice is given as the cause.

Tennis: Serbia's Novak Djokovic has

captured his second Australian Open

with a dominant victory over long

time friend Murray in a top class

display t third seed clenched the

crown in straight sets. Novak

Djokovic had a superior service

game and had better court coverage

and a stack of forehand winners.

Novak Djokovic wrapped up victory

in two-and-a-half hours and

dedicateed the trophy to his family.

A long over due half century from Michael

Michael Clarke guided Australia y

to a one day Vic vie against

England. Clark played a lone hand

and Lee made light work of the visitors'

visitors' order. Clarke perform z.

Clarke finished with 54 as the home

side was bowled out, but England's bats

bats men fell 51 runs short.

The Wellington Phoenix climbed to

the top 6 after a one nil win over

Newcastle. The home side grabbed

the decisive in the 20th, scored by

Dylan McAllistar.

The Jets played most of the second

half with ten men after Ryan

Griffiths was sent off with the

referee t loss puts a dent in Newcastle's finals ambitions.

The NBL. T Sydney Kings winning

street has come to an end at the hands

hands of the Gold Coast Blaze. The

two sides were neck to neck, and Sanders

Sanders gave Sydney some hope.

But the Blaze were too good from

the throw line, missing only four

all night to run out 94-91 winners.

The crisis in Egypt has world

markets spooked. Wall Street was

sold off on Friday as investors got

the jitters. The US markets going

okay, has been, but Egypt is a

problem. Well, absolutely.

Economically there is no doubt that

is US is where the action is, GDP

data on Friday, growth for the

quarter up 3. 2% and markets

hitting near two year highs along

with the fact we're in the middle

of a strong corporate reporting

season. Then a sign we're

operateing in an environment

sensitive to sentiment t headlines

out of Egypt grabbed the attention.

But we think the US will continue

to prove it's on a sustainable

growth path and that will in due

course prove to be positive for the

global market and economy.

Locally, will we be affected? We

will, our markets won't be immune,

we will open there for a little bit

lower, and lower in domestic news,

we have the RBA decision on

interest rates. Now, Frank if the

RBA increases rates, I will board a

rocket ship, fly to the ploon and

return back to eat my hat, it won't

happen. Captain Richard English.

Thank you. This

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