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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. and welcome to Ten's morning news. Good morning. I'm Natarsha Belling chaos at airports around the nation. Heavy fog in Melbourne has caused and domestic flights Delays to international are expected throughout the day. is at Melbourne airport. Ten reporter Kellie Morgan Kellie, how bad is the fog?

It has been a very foggy this

morning in Melbourne. Ed has

started to lift now which is good

news but it has caused enormous

interruptions to airports around

Australia. A further 25 also domestic flights are being

cancelled or delayed. It is causing

a flower on effect writer around

the nation. That playing a waiting

game at the moment. They're waiting

for Melbourne to give clearance.

His is being tedious for passengers

ages on to international flights from

ages - Asia. They have been

ages - Asia. They have been dashed

they have not been allowed to

disembark from the planes that had

to sit and wait inside the

airplanes. Those passengers are

close to home but they are. To sit

on their flight. There are 200

passengers. They're not allowed to

get off because there are no

customs facilities at Avalon


Because it's an international flight on the aircraft. the passengers are staying to disembark. They haven't been cleared by Customs on there having tea and coffee So at this stage, they're sitting waiting for the fog to clear.

The fog is starting to live right

now so how long other delays

expected? Were you looking to

around one to two hours. It was

that around Melbourne for quite

some time. He will be delays right

through the day. Passengers need to

be aware of that if they will be

flying today. There is a very good

lasers and icily chance this fog could come Baker

lasers and icily could see a

similar situation later tonight

even earlier in the morning.

past is the issue contact the airport of their further delays. on a Queensland terror suspect Crucial evidence in a police bungle. has allegedly been lost It follows a court ruling an extra 48 hours giving investigating officers to detain the Gold Coast doctor.

to speak with Mohamed. Yeah, it's Peter Russo here

Dr Mohamed Haneef Federal Police applied to hold

for an extra five days, them an interim order for two. but the Queensland Court only granted The magistrate he's allowed it to be adjourned. but what he's done is on Wednesday The case will be reviewed will provide further evidence. where Federal Police

Haneef cannot be questioned. Until then, police custody since last Monday The 27-year-old has been in under new counter-terrorism laws. held without charge

under the circumstances. He's coping quite well may be taking some toll on him. Obviously the isolation is one of eight suspects arrested The Gold Coast doctor and Glasgow. over the failed bomb plots in London from Britain A top counter-terror officer

to interview Haneef arrived in Australia last week this morning revealing The AFP Commissioner the size of the investigation. of 230 police officers in Australia Something in the order that amount in the UK. and there would be three times may have made a key mistake And reports that police

early on in the investigations. It's alleged forensic search of Haneef's apartment officers failed to conduct a full

in the initial raids has dismissed the claims. but the AFP doing another type of forensic text. We went back but for another reason, Anthony Donaghy, Ten News. Four men have been found guilty transport network two years ago. of plotting to bomb London's public backpacks on trains and buses The men had tried to detonate but they failed to go off.

of conspiracy to murder. All four were found guilty in the plot Another two men allegedly involved are still facing similar charges. used to convict the men Security vision as detonators are fired. shows passengers panicking could have killed dozens of people. Police say the bombs overwhelming support Voters have given Aboriginal intervention plan, to John Howard's according to the latest Newspoll.

But despite that tick of approval, lead over the Coalition. Labor maintains an election-winning Despite early indications Government's Top End intervention voters were cynical about the just months out from an election, this morning Newspoll indicates more than 60% of voters surveyed

are in favour over the past few weeks, John Howard has dominated headlines

Kevin Rudd's momentum, attempting to halt with big ticket policy announcements on broadband, climate change and national security.

as preferred prime minister And now Mr Howard's rating to it's highest level in six months, has bounced back almost closing the gap on Kevin Rudd. for the Government. But that's where the good news ends

The two-party figures are unchanged.

it's election-winning lead 56 to 44. Labor maintains has been boosted two points. And Labor's primary support

Never take people for granted. a close result on election night Kevin Rudd has long predicted may be cheered with this latest poll, and while the Labor leader

in the personal popularity stakes. Mr Howard is gaining ground And this morning for the latest poll result. Peter Costello had this explanation you expect that as you move closer. Well it's moving back, more, it starts to narrow up. People are thinking about issues Jacqueline Maddock, Ten News. after his bike hit a turning car A motorcyclist has been killed in Melbourne. the rider, a man in his early 20s, Witnesses tried to resuscitate

but he died at the scene. was trapped in his Nissan Skyline Meanwhile, an 18-year-old man for an hour, into a power pole. after a high impact crash with serious leg injuries. The man taken to hospital left a car sinking this morning. And a burst water main Part of the road subsided to rescue the stranded vehicle. leaving the SES

is again in crisis The Queensland Coalition

Liberal leader Bruce Flegg. with a push to oust embattled any challenge A defiant Dr Flegg has vowed to fight

hierarchy for spearheading the push. and is blaming the National Party in Queensland politics It would be an amazing situation

if people from the organisation of another party were to dictate to a totally separate party

who their leader should be. anxious about the Federal poll are also backing a leadership change, with research showing Dr Flegg is a liability to John Howard. The royal romance back on - Kate forgives Prince William amid talk of a 2009 wedding. That story is next. And medical proof the 'five second rule' really works.


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Deadly floods and landslides have hit China. At least 94 people have been killed and another 25 are missing after heavy rain in seven provinces. The wild waters have destroyed more than 49,000 homes.

Economic losses are expected to reach $700 million and more bad weather is on the way. Dramatic pictures this morning of a fire front moving across the United States. A police camera capturing the moment. This fire jumped a freeway and caught a semitrailer by surprise. Meantime, a water bombing helicopter fighting a blaze near Los Angeles

crashed, slightly injuring its two pilots. Authorities are working to determine the cause to the accident and have grounded all aircraft until the cause is determined. And parts of America are continuing to swelter through record high temperatures. Thousands of people on the East Coast took the opportunity to flock to the beach, this stretch of sand in New Jersey at full capacity. The elderly are being warned to remain indoors

with a number of special cooling centres being set up across the country. New York City is bracing itself for power shortages and more people switch on their airconditioners. Have you ever wondered whether something's safe to eat after dropping it on the floor? Scientists in the US have put the 'five second rule' to the test in a bid to set the record straight. To avoid wasting food

that's dropped on the floor. it's tempting to pick up something But in order to prevent consuming any nasty germs along the way, some apply a rule to determine if it's safe to eat. The five second rule was if it falls on the floor you pick it up and you can eat it within the first five seconds, you don't get any germs. But scientists have discovered

we have a lot more than a mere five seconds. A test on apples and lollies found neither picked up enough germs within five seconds to cause illness.

Instead, they found it was safe to eat apple slices up to 30 seconds after landing on the floor and for lollies there was a period of about a minute. It did validate what we already knew, that wet is worse than dry. So if something wet drops, it's more likely to pick something up than something dry to begin with. Previous studies have tested meat and sweet biscuits with similar results, but there are some occasions when the dropped food should just be thrown away.

I have to be honest and say yeah, been there done that. But would I recommend it in general? eat things off the floor.

In the United States, Leisa Goddard-Roles, Ten News. Their on-again, off-again relationship is apparently back on. If you believe the British tabloids Prince William and Kate Middleton may have rekindled their royal romance.

When Kate Middleton popped up in the royal box no less, it sent royal watcher tongues a wagging. Granted, she wasn't on his arm, but was Prince William's on-again, off-again relationship with Miss Middleton, well, on again? In matters of young love, which is what we're talking about here,

no outsider can really know for sure what's been going on. Yeah, but it's the closest the pair have been in public

since the royal romance hit the rocks three months ago. when the prince's people confirmed the 4-year relationship with his college sweetheart was over. Maybe they just needed some, you know, distance. William has used this time apart from Kate to decide that, actually, his future lies with her and that it's time to regularise the relationship, demonstrate his commitment to her, put his money where his mouth is.

Plenty of Brits have been putting their money where their mouth is, heading to the betting shops where bookies have slashed the odds of a wedding in the next year to 2-1. Royal insiders say William figured out he had lost the love of his life and didn't want to make in not wedding his first true love, Camilla Parker Bowles. And many are willing to forgive

Miss Middleton's reluctance to marry into the royal family. After all,

she's smart enough to know that marrying the handsome prince and living happily ever after is only the stuff of fairytales. In London, Charlie D'Agata, Ten News. The stars of the Harry Potter films have been immortalized in a time-honoured Hollywood tradition. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint signing their names in wet cement

at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Sunset Boulevade. The trio join a list of legendary stars in the cement. who have placed their hands and feet The fifth Harry Potter film opens in Australia this week. The end of an era at the Berlin Zoo with the handler that raised polar bear cub Knut bowing out of public life. The zoo keeper has been caring for the furry star

but says the cub is now getting too big for handlers. Knut weighed just nine kilograms when he was first introduced to the world but is now more than five times that weight. The handler will continue caring for cub but will no longer conduct daily appearances. The break will give the zoo keeper some much needed time to recuperate. Ahead - the first coaching casualty of the NRL season.

Plus, the fallout from the AFL tribunal. Also, riders down in stage two of the Tour de France.

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This program is captioned live. In finance news - the Australian share market is lower today.

Good news on the jobless front - economists predicting the increasing demand for new workers could push the existing 4.2% unemployment rate below 3%,

a 33-year low. However, they warn this could place upward pressure on wages growth. Rates may also rise. The forecast comes on the back of positive labour figures. Australia's unemployment rate fell to its current level in May - its lowest since November 1974. More than 39,000 jobs were created.

Rugby league and Chris Anderson has stood down as coach of struggling NRL club the Sydney Roosters, effective immediately. The veteran coach informed the club overnight just 48 hours after the Roosters humiliating 56-nil loss to Manly on the weekend. Club legend Brad Fittler will take over today as a caretaker coach for the rest of the season. Anderson was signed until the end of next year.

The Roosters have won just 5 from 16 games this season. Meanwhile, it was a horror night for Parramatta. They may have lost star fullback Luke Burt for the season with a knee injury. They lost the game too thumped 34-10 by Newcastle. Before they'd even made a tackle, the Knights were on the board.

COMMENTATOR: He crashes over. Steve Simpson made it 12-0,

then Danny Buderus did some boot-scooting

giving George Carmont a saloon passage to the try line. Carmont back on the inside. It is all Newcastle on Monday night. 20-0 at the break. When they returned, the Eels' night got even worse. Oh, no, I think Danny Buderus has fallen of Luke Burt. on the lower leg, the right leg,

The competition's leading points scorer in agony with a dislocated knee. He was taken off, his season almost certainly over. In a world of hurt at the moment. It took 60 minutes for Parramatta to break their duck. A good pass to Mateo. The Eels have found a way. But their defence was paper thin - MacDougall rubber-stamping a humiliating defeat for the Eels. That was embarrassing for the youngster.

I'm grateful. It was nice to enjoy the last 20 minutes of a game without a heap of pressure on us.

Paul Cochrane, Ten News. In AFL - another blow for the out-of-form Eagles. One-time Brownlow Medal favourite Daniel Kerr has been suspended for a second time this season. And the Bombers are still weighing up whether to challenge the tribunal on two fronts. Ben Cousins is injured, Chris Judd is no certainty

and now Daniel Kerr is out suspended. COMMENTATOR: Yeah, it'll get looked at for sure. For the second time this year, Kerr is out. He'll miss Saturday's game against Port Adelaide. The Bombers are likely to accept Dustin Fletcher's one match ban. That's trouble! Not the best. It's the defender's 14th report. But the club is poised to challenge Mark McVeigh's two match ban for this off-the-ball strike on Gary Ablett Junior.

Already undermanned, the Bombers this week face a similarly undermanned Bulldogs. both set to be scratchings. Veterans Scott West and Chris Grant It feels a lot better than it did yesterday so that's encouraging,

so hopefully half a chance of playing on the weekend. It still gives me sort of chance at playing this week. If it wasn't this week, it'll definitely be next week. I'm relatively happy with that, I thought I'd torn a hammy.

In contract talk - negotiations have again stalled between St Kilda and its biggest star Nick Riewoldt. Is there a chance here now that he won't be there next year? I don't think you can start to speculate on that at this stage. It's either up to the club to come forward a bit from where they are or perhaps put forward a revised offer And Kangaroo youngster Scott McMahon has been named round 14's Rising Star. Tim Hodges, Ten News.

It was chaos on stage two of the Tour de France overnight. Around 170 riders brought to a standstill just 2km from the finish COMMENTATOR: Oh, there's been a terrible pile-up. The small group who avoided the spill then made their charge for the line with Belgian local Gert Steegmans taking the victory

ahead of team-mate Tom Boonen. Aussie Robbie McEwen finished sixth

and surrendered his green jersey to Boonen

while Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara retained the overall lead despite limping home. His arm is reported to be OK. A soccer match turned sour in Lituania's Intertorto Cup competition. Enraged Legia Warsaw fans stormed the field at half time with their side trailing Vetra 2-nil.

The spectators took on police using advertising billboards, crude weapons and flares, one officer suffering minor injuries as a result. The riot was eventually brought under control The match was abandoned due to the violence. Switzerland was gripped by extreme action over the weekend. The free four-style festival igniting lake Neuchatel for a contest

combining wakeboarding, jetski racing and spectacular freestyle motorcross action. Europe and the United States went head to head in the motorcross event and it was the locals who came out on top. Frenchman Jeremy Rooanet taking top honours Next in Ten News - a look at the weather around the nation.

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And more bizarre weather from around the world to report. The Argentine capital Buenos Aires has experienced its first major snow fall in almost 90 years. Locals woke to unseasonably chilly conditions and streets blanketed in white. The last time there was a dump of snow in the capital was in June 1918.

That brings you up to date with all the news. Stay with Ten for updates throughout the day

and the full details in Ten's news hour tonight. I'm Natarsha Belling. TTN is next. Good morning. Supertext captions by the Australian Caption Centre.

This program is captioned live. Today - explaining Australia's terror alert plan

following Britain's botched bomb attacks. And - air magic. The talented teens who are skipping their way to the top. Hi, I'm Scott Beveridge. Also ahead on TTN - Boeing's dream of a passenger jet finally rolls off the production line.

First - investigations continue into Australian links

to the failed UK terror plots.

Sniffer dogs have been used to check the Gold Coast Hospital where both Dr Mohamed Haneef and Dr Mohammed Asif Ali are employed. There've been more raids on both men's homes.

Dr Mohamed Haneef is one of eight people arrested over the plots. Dr Asif Ali was questioned by police but released.

Amelia joins me now and Amelia, it's certainly brought the terror scare close to home? It sure has, Scott, but authorities here are calling for calm. Meantime, Britain and Scotland remain on severe terror alert with more attacks possible. Every country has its own terror alert system.

It's a long and thorough process during which a whole range of factors are considered.

When there's a threat to national security, governments have to act fast. That's where terror alert systems come in. It's a system which advises people

who need to respond to a changing, maybe dangerous situation, and gives them advice on what they need to do.

Australia's National Counter-Terrorism Plan

is set by the Federal Attorney-General's Department. The Australian Government controls the level of alert, based upon advice from the intelligence community and from government policy areas. There's a mass of ongoing intelligence gathering and criminal investigations in order to prevent, investigate and respond to terrorist threats and attacks.

The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, or ASIO, conducts a lot of it, but there are a whole range of groups and committees which play different roles. These are a few of the main ones. There are four levels of terror alert -

'Low' means that an attack isn't likely, 'medium' is that it could occur,

'high' is it's likely to occur and 'extreme' is that a terrorist attack is imminent. In the United Kingdom the terror threat level was lifted to its highest level of alert - 'critical' - after three botched car bombings last week. Two car bombs failed to detonate in London while in Glasgow a driver rammed his Jeep into the city's airport. The terror level has now been reduced to 'severe', but Britain's Prime Minister says it's possible there will be more attempts. We will have to be alert at all times and I think the message that's got to come out from Britain and the British people is that, as one, we will not yield, we will not be intimidated. Alert systems are also used in workplaces and schools. This lock-down happened at a Brisbane primary school

earlier this year, in the event of a threat. a training drill to prepare students

they can protect themselves To make sure for their own protection. and not just rely on adults

When it comes to real terror threats the level of risk to the population. authorities are quick to reassess For the alert level to be raised that something is likely to occur. it would require intelligence advice

Despite the UK scare, has not been lifted Australia's alert level and remains at 'medium', since the terror attacks where it's been of September 11, 2001.

certainly be possible in Australia While a terrorist attack could we have no specific information about any such plan of action here. But the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has re-issued travel warnings for Indonesia,

saying it has information that terrorists are actively planning attacks which could take place at any time, and Australia's security experts are moving to introduce new border control technology before the September APEC Summit. Scott, this new software will allow greater background checks on foreigners wanting access to Australia. for that summit Certainly, with world leaders here

for Australia. it's a huge security challenge

Thanks for that, Amelia. See you next week. OK, to lighter news, now. has unveiled its 787 jetliner, Aircraft manufacturer Boeing the Dreamliner. carbon fibre and reinforced plastic, It's constructed from more fuel efficient making it less expensive to maintain, and quieter on take-off and landing. wider aisles, bigger windows Inside there are larger seats,

to smooth out turbulence. and a special system Qantas has ordered 65 planes. next year. The first should be flying here Skipping is something most of us have done at school or in the backyard, but can you make a career out of it? A group of talented Australian skippers is proving you just might be able to.

Bonnie Somers has been skipping for 10 years. All that practise has helped her to a gold and a silver at the Junior Olympics, but it's the famous Cirque du Soleil

which could turn her hobby into a career with skipping one of their many different acts. and I got through the audition stage I went and had an audition on a waiting list and I've been placed or something so when someone gets injured or sick

I get put in one of the shows. for training and work. That would mean flying to Canada I would love that, my dream job! the open men's world champion. At just 16, Luke Boon is I couldn't believe it. I was really happy, I was stoked -

for speed skipping. He also holds the world record

is running on the spot Three minute speed with your wire rope as fast as you can for three minutes and they count your right foot. He did 488 skips, counting both feet. which is almost 1,000, to Cirque du Soleil, Luke's also applied to raise money through skipping. but he's found another way Well, at the moment we're actually doing a skipping musical, and it's called 'Skiparella'.

Bonnie's actually the main character in that and they help us fundraise a lot with our overseas competitions. Bonnie and Luke are just two of the members of Cleveland Air Magic. Between them they won an astonishing 126 medals and Junior Olympics. at the World Championships

I like the competitions. everybody else, including Aimee! I like trying to beat What about the travel? travel's fun. Oh, yeah, that's the good part - of speed and freestyle events. Competitions have a mix as many as 70 different tricks One freestyle routine can have in little over a minute.

I don't like speed. I definitely like freestyle better. Yeah, I agree. freestyle's fun, It's hard and tiring - and everything. with the combinations the world record for double unders - 8-year-old Maddy holds

two rotations for each jump. It's doing double unders for one minute, so basically you just have to get as many double unders in as you can in one minute. She did 143. I was really little when I started. It's just 'cause all the older kids were doing it and it looked really fun to do. For something different, try speed, double-Dutch style. Jake Eve is Junior Olympic champion for the under-14s. His training sessions can last up to three hours, which sometimes take their toll. like, in our ankles or our knees. Many of us have injuries,

from, like, triple unders. Some have it in our necks, they're all having way too much fun. But that doesn't mean they'll stop - in the circus or something. Yeah, I wouldn't mind doing it

for next year's worlds, Just training and beat those Americans! ready to go back

Australian cyclist Robbie McEwen courageous victories of his career, records one of the most Stage 1 of the Tour de France. recovering from a crash to take out the British Formula 1 Grand Prix. Kimi Raikkonen wins for the rest of the field, The Ferrari driver is too fast

outpacing the McLarens of Fernando Alonso and championship leader Lewis Hamilton. Venus Williams cruises to her fourth Wimbledon ladies' crown. The American ends the dream run of French challenger Marion Bartoli while Roger Federer survives a scare from Rafael Nadal to capture his fifth consecutive Wimbledon title. The world number one prevails after five sets. Still ahead on TTN - the answer to a decades-old maritime mystery. come to grief in Australian waters? And why do so many ships

First, try this quiz.

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On July 10, 1940, of World War II began. one of the longest battles It was the Battle of Britain. The German air force, the Luftwaffe, ports and shipping attacked airfields, along the coast of England. three to one, Despite being outnumbered drove them off, British fighter pilots 14 of the enemy aircraft, shooting down but the aerial raids continued

the Germans bombed London. and in August, Britain hit back, bombing Berlin. It wasn't until March 1941 that Britain finally claimed victory. And one of Australia's greatest wartime mysteries has been solved, thanks to a group of divers. With more on that let's cross to Emily who's harbourside today. Em. Good morning, Scott. Yes, the seven scuba divers met at Long Reef Beach just north of Sydney late last year. They decided to head to a spot they'd marked months earlier, noting something interesting on the ocean floor. 70m below the surface, What they'd stumbled across,

missing since World War II. was in fact the M24 midget submarine is believed to contain the remains The fragile wreckage of two Japanese officers,

raised to the surface. so it's unlikely to ever be off the northern beaches It's been resting in the sands until that chance discovery. for almost 65 years - The navy's elite clearance divers the Japanese M24 midget submarine, recently assessed the condition of archaeological information obtaining crucial of Australian history. about this significant piece of just how significant this site is To get a sense all you have to do is look at the shore

and see how close we are and it's a remarkable notion - we're only 5km off the coast and there's a warship here. This was one of three Japanese subs which attacked Sydney Harbour in 1942, during World War II.

Its torpedoes struck the naval ferry 'Kuttabul', killing 21 sailors. There was a night of mayhem and this submarine is a fabulous, tangible relic of that. This is a genuinely historical vessel. connected to it This has so much history adds to that. and the mystery of its disappearance this one simply disappeared. While the other two subs were found, on return to its mother submarine, It's thought it may have lost power may have been overcome by fumes. or the two naval officers

is a third underground The sub, as you can see, with all of this protruding. of the torpedo room is missing, The forehead section as is some of the conning tower. Despite being only 27 metres long, was technically quite sophisticated. the midget sub capable of killing hundreds It had torpedoes

of up to 24 knots - and could travel at a speed

The sub is full of sand,

if the sailors' remains are inside, making it difficult to determine although that appears likely. To ensure the wreck and any relics or remains are undisturbed, a protection zone has been set up,

stretching half a kilometre around the site, and there's a hefty fine if you enter the zone without permission - up to $1 million. Well, it would be possible to raise it is not to raise shipwrecks but the normal protocol in place. but to leave them where they are will guard its final resting place. So high-tech camera buoys a jar of that sand will be presented And later this year of the Japanese naval officers to descendents who were killed in the midget sub. Now Em, about to leave port behind you? there's a modern-day naval vessel

Yes, Scott. USS 'Kitty Hawk', It's the aircraft carrier last Thursday which arrived in Sydney for the crew, for a bit of shore leave who've been on a military exercise. And there have been plenty of Sydneysiders

coming out to catch a glimpse of this huge vessel. With approximately 7,000 crew members, 'Kitty Hawk' has all of the services of a small town,

including a 55-bed hospital, six doctors, two barber shops and five dentists. It can accommodate 75 aircraft and has a landing runway 37m long. And Scott, in a few weeks we'll bring you a special story

The stranding of the 'Pasha Bulker' off Newcastle last month is not the first time a ship has run aground or sunk

on Australia's coastlines. Matt Suleau's been exploring the history of shipwrecks around our shores. Australia is surrounded by water and, for hundreds of years, that water has been treacherous for ships.

In fact, the Federal Environment Department says more than 6,500 vessels have run aground or sunk around Australia, some were destroyed during wars, others just had accidents.

One is a mistake in navigation

where the ship's captain had miscalculated his position at sea and made a mistake and found himself to close to shore and on other occasions it was weather. Our earliest recorded shipwreck is the English vessel 'Trial',

which struck a reef off the coast of WA in 1622 and sank. After James Cook's 1770 voyage in the 'Endeavour' hundreds of ships from the Northern Hemisphere started to head our way - and into trouble.

The sea has always been the same. The difficulty was

the early navigators did not have the instruments that enabled them to find their position accurately at sea. Even with the best equipment accidents still happen. 'Cherry Venture', a cargo ship, ran aground on Queensland's coast. 'Cherry Venture' was in the middle of a cyclone or cyclonic winds and it lacked the power to sail against the waves and wind with the result that it was driven ashore on Teewah Beach. Then there's the MV 'Malabar', which sank off the NSW coast. It went down after the helmsman, who is the man in charge of steering the ship,

misunderstood an order from the captain and turned the ship right - into rocks, but it's the south-west coast of Victoria that's known as the shipwreck coast. There are more than 80 wrecks along a 130km stretch of coast from Port Fairy to Cape Otway. We may never see some of these ships -

they were simply lost in the ocean -

but there are a few that have become famous tourist attractions.

to be able to go down and see something that is part of history. Our most recent stranding, the 'Pasha Bulker', was eventually towed free, but with Australia's vast and dangerous coastline there's always the chance another ship won't be so lucky. Matt Suleau reporting for TTN. There are some great class activities on stranded ships and other stories in today's show. To check them out go to and click on 'activities'. Time for 'Who's Telling The Truth?' Today it's a political term - 'Dorothy Dixer' - so here are our experts from the Parliament House bureau in Canberra. I'm Murray McCloskey and the term 'Dorothy Dixer' is used when we talk about a female politician who is made a government minister. That's because Dorothy Dix was Australia's first female minister and she served in the Menzies government. Fenn Kemp here. A 'Dorothy Dixer' is a question asked in Parliament, prepared for a minister or politician, which allows him or her to express their political point of view. Dorothy Dix was a world-famous journalist who wrote a column for a newspaper. Hi, I'm Leone and the real meaning of the phrase 'Dorothy Dixer' is the awarding of a service medal to a female politican after 10 years in the ministry. Find out which story is right at the end of the show, but up next - a worrying rise in childhood food allergies. Then later - where is the happiest country in the world? So don't beat about the bush.

have a yarn with your local doc. They can really help get you back on track.

You and your rural doctor - a great team for your physical and mental health. And remember, you can contact beyondblue for more information about depression

or call Lifeline for urgent counselling.

Childhood food allergies are nearing epidemic levels.

Some hospitals are reporting admissions are five times more than they were 10 years ago and the worry is, doctors aren't sure why. Mother of three Marcella Aguilar prepares everything her children eat. Twins Enrico and Angelina are allergic to nuts. I think it's also important to educate the children because they know very well. They ask if they're eating something that someone's given them,

"Has it got peanuts in it?" Food allergies for those aged under five are on the increase. That's the claim by a study that looked at the records of one specialist clinic over 11 years and discovered a 47% rise, but the incidence of allergic conditions

When you go from seeing one young child with a food allergy per month to 3-4 per week, it's clear that something is happening. And it's a national trend -

hospitals are treating five times more youngsters with severe food allergies, but the research also revealed that's not the case for allergic conditions

those figures have remained the same or have decreased. An allergy is when the body's immune system reacts to a protein in a food. Experts are not sure why, but they have their suspicions.

They're becoming allergic while they're being breastfed, which then turns our attention to what the mother is eating, What scientists do know is that mothers who breastfeed reduce the risk of their baby developing an allergy. This EpiPen injector is a vital life-saving adrenaline

for children who suffer severe allergic reactions, known as anaphylaxis. Without a national preventative approach, doctors paint a bleak future. In another five years or so we're going to see a whole flood of them coming into their teens, beginning to take risks. Unfortunately, I think there will be more deaths.

Catherine Kennedy reporting for TTN.

an innovative English classroom lesson. It's all about having a good time while learning to rhyme. Not exactly Shakespeare's way, but this is poetry. Welcome to Aberfoyle Park High School's Year 9 English class. Students write and then record their own poems. Waves are crashing one by one, I'm getting burnt by the sun. Using bluetooth technology it's then transferred onto their mobile phone.

It's an innovative way of keeping kids interested. Normally, teaching poetry can be problematic, but when you say to students, "After you've written your poems, "why don't you flick them onto your phones?",

they suddenly get really excited. And it seems to be working. It feels like a lesson because you are doing work but it's so much more fun than going to any other lesson. It's really changed my way of thinking about English and poetry and things. The students can then take their learning outside the classroom and share it with friends and family, providing an ongoing education. One long-standing challenge for teachers has been engaging boys in literacy. Using this approach, poetry lessons have never been more interesting.

It's really fun because we get to work on Apples and laptops and we get to use our phones, which is pretty good. And it's not just the kids getting an education. I had to explain it to my mum a lot, yeah. Jemma Chapman reporting for TTN. Australia has missed out on having one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. The Sydney Opera House lost out after a long global vote.

The idea to create a new Seven Wonders list came from Swiss adventurer Bernard Weber. His New Seven Wonders Foundation

chose a list of over 70 monuments or buildings from around the world. A panel of experts then culled that to 21 finalists, including the Sydney Opera House, the Eiffel Tower and Stonehenge. After complaints from Egypt, the pyramids of Giza were withdrawn from the finals list - which left 20, the seven winners to be chosen by the public in a massive global online and SMS vote. In May and June this year the Sydney Opera House was ranking in the bottom 10. After an estimated 100 million votes the result was announced on the seventh day of the seventh month in the year '07. So here are your choices as the New Seven Wonders of the World. The Great Wall of China, Germany's favourite polar bear cub, Knut, celebrates his one millionth visitor,

but even a superstar still needs his nap time. At the annual hot dog-eating contest in the US, the Japanese title holder is beaten by American Joey Chestnut. He scoffs 66 hot dogs in just 12 minutes. From Japan, a swimsuit made of gold - even the strings which hold it together. There's also a matching sun dress and a golden price tag - $280,000 !

Vanuatu is the happiest country on Earth, according to a global survey. And Australia? Well, you have to go way down the list of 178 countries - to 139 - to find a fairly unhappy Oz. Time for a quick check of the News Limited education liftouts. The 'Mercury's Learning page reports on a new ruler which also teaches maths skills like multiplication, division and fractions. While the 'Courier Mail's Headstart details the upcoming Ipswich Festival of Children's Literature and a teenage author. Finally let's find out which reporter's story about the term 'Dorothy Dixer' was the right one.

Did you get it right? Yes, I was telling the truth! A Dorothy Dixer is when a question is asked in Parliament

prepared for in advance for a minister or politician which allows them to get across their political point of view. Who was Dorothy Dix? Well, she was a world-famous reporter. Now, Dorothy had a worldwide reading audience of an estimated 60 million readers. She had answers on questions on everything to do with love and marriage.

Politics might be a different forum, but that's where the saying comes from. That is TTN for today. Join the team again next week. I'm Scott Beveridge - bye for now.

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