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Good morning. Welcome to Good morning. Welcome to Ten's

Early News. Today's sorrys, Prime

Minister Kevin Rudd to take a break

from the UN climate change summit

to lay a wreath at a Bali bombing memorial.

The family of a 10-year-old girl

gang raped in Cape York says their

fears were ignored.

Fire rips through an apartment

20 people. building in China killing more than

And in sports news - guilty. The

IOC sprips Marion Jones of all of

her medals from the Sydney Olympic games.

And the weather today:

to finance

first with Catherine. US stocks

rebounded after the Federal Reserve

said it is collaborating with

other Central Banks to ease global

credit market strains through

increased short-term lending. The

previous day's stocks plunged

after interest rates were cut by a

quarter point rather than the

hopeful half point.

To the currencies. The

latest in the war of words between

BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto.

Kevin Rudd will visit a memorial Kevin Rudd will visit a memorial to

the 88 Australians killed in the

2002 Bali bombings laying a wreath

in a garden at the Australian

consulate. The visit comes as the

United States continues to resist pressure to support a new pressure to support a new global

deal at the climate change summit.

The environment reporter The environment reporter Emily

Price ries is at the conference. The Prime Minister is certainly The Prime Minister is certainly

making the most of the visit. He's

had almost a dozen meetings since

arriving here in Bali on Ten News

night. But the hard work has been

worth it. He's been applauded for

showing leadership on climate change.

His big day started with a little

delay, but it didn't damage the

Kyoto picture moment as Mr Rudd

handed over official documents. His

address to 120 Environment

Ministers went down well. During

that speech, he again referred to the need for urgent action.

Together, we are custodians of the

planet's future. That's why these deliberations here are so important.

That line was repeated by his

international counterparts

throughout the day. The global

community is desperate to have community is desperate to have a

draft climate agreement on the

table by tomorrow night F they

don't, form lating a post Kyoto

Treaty by 20009 will be tough. For

the Prime Minister, it is another

packed day ahead. He has meetings

and launches in addition to

fighting climate change. This visit

to Bali is anything but a holiday. A

A new survey reveals strong support

for action on climate change.

According to the Greenpeace

commission, Newspoll, 86% of

Australians want the Rudd

Government to move swiftly to cut the nation's green house gas emissions

emissions while 77% support

phasing out coal fired power

stations. The family of 10-year-old

girl gang raped say they were

ignored by safety departments. The

case sparked public outcry after it

emerged that the nine men who

admitted to the rape all avoided

jail time. Noel Pearson says the

attack is just the tip of the

iceberg. It's a problem that we've

been trying to highlight for a long been trying to highlight for a long

time now. It's a problem that is

not disappearing. Mr Peason

blaming lenient courts for the stns.

The sentences have been appealed

and the prosecutor stood down.

Other sexual abuse cases across

Cape York are being reviewed.

Satellite pictures taken by Google

Earth may help find a killer. The

Internet company is surveying an

area where a woman's body was dumped. is removed from the crime scene. an unidentified Asian woman The body of

by the property's owner, She was found this morning and hidden behind a fence. wrapped in plastic No comment. Speak to the police.

by what happened this morning? Are you shaken up Speak to the police. from his front yard The man had been clearing trees when he notice the bag. Police believe of the woman, the partially clothed body aged in her 20s or 30s, at the View Road house. had been dumped overnight Detectives are hoping may reveal the murderer. satellite imaging

A Google Earth person, with satellite images, who's doing work in the area has come up to us with Google Earth and we're following up in relation to those images.

residents gathered at the scene. As detectives began doorknocking,

I've got two kids. Scary, especially because Shocking, yeah, my neighbourhood, my street, because it's just right near so I'm just shocked. An autopsy will now be conducted

how the woman was killed. to determine James Wakelin, Ten News.

There are fears that a strike by

Qantas baggage handlers at Adelaide

airport could spread interstate. So

handlers stopped work when the

company unveiled plans to change company unveiled plans to

work structures. The they say it is

contrary to an enterprise agreement.

Extra powers will be granted to police in a major police in a major security

crackdown during the Pope's visit

to Sydney for World Youth Day.

Under the asm PEC-style laws,

police can confiscate cars and kick

people out of even vents. The

airspace above the Randwick race

course will be closed. One course will be closed. One million

people are expected to flock to the course in July. Schapelle Corby could have her course in July.

sentence reduced as a Christmas

sentence. The governor recommending

15 days to two months be cut from

the jail time. An announcement will

be made on Christmas day. At least 21 people have been killed

and more than 200 rescued after

fire tore through an apartment

building in eastern China.

Firecrews battling thick smoke and Firecrews battling thick smoke and

intense flames to save the

residents. Witnesses say that the

fire broke out in a flower shop on

the first floor. The cause of the

blaze is being investigated.

Rescue workers are searching

through the rubble of the twin car through the rubble of the twin car

bombings in the Algerian capital in

a search for survivors. At least

26 people were killed in the

suspected al-Qa'ida attack,

including 11 confirmed UN officials.

Buildings have been levelled and

large craters scar the roads

following the most violent attack

since the 1990s.

Shane Warne has called for Adam

Gilchrist to be dumped as Gilchrist to be dumped as

Australian vice captain in favour

of Michael Clarke who captained

Australia's Twenty20 win over fuse

news on Ten News. Meanwhile, Luke

Pomersbach wants another shot at

the big time after Tuesday night's international debut.

Back to the real world for Luke

Back to the real world for Luke Pomersbach, state training a long way from the bright lights of international cricket and the sheer terror that came with it. I didn't know what to do - I was shaking. Couldn't really get a word out from that point on.

Plucked from the WACA ground carpark after Brad Hodge hurt his back in the dressing room, Pomersbach managed to hide his nerves from a national audience playing like he'd been there before, Now I've had that little taste of it, it makes me want it even more now. Shaun Tait is desperate

for a maiden hometown appearance for Australia in Friday's Chappell-Hadlee Series opener, the slinger making a devastating case for selection in the Twenty20 match. The speed camera wasn't on last night but it was as quick as I've bowled, yeah.

And Andrew Symonds is expected to play on Friday,

despite aggravating his ankle problem in Perth. Leanne West for Sports Tonight.

Also in cricket, NSW has snapped its

longest ever losing streak.

It was the first win since 2006.

The Blues tore through the top order

order early and had the reigning

champions 5/36 in the 11th over.

Comment comment a beautiful

delivery. Straight through.

Queensland finished with 157. NSW

1/58 from 15 overs when rain

forced players from the field for

good. And it was the bare minimum

number of overs required for the

match to be deemed a legitimate context.

Speaking of that, athletics and

drugs cheat Marion Jones will

locals the five medals she won at

the Sydney Olympics. IOC President

Jacques Rogge announced the

decision at a news conference in

Switzerland. We disqualified Marion

Jones from the five events she

participated in in Sydney and for

one event in Athens that was the

long jump where she finished fifth.

Jones was also ruled ineligible to

play any part in the Beijing Olympics.

Back to finance, and BHP is ramping

up the pressure on Rio Tinto over this merger. Yes, but the deal seems no closer to going ahead.

Rio Tinto has dismissed the latest attempt from BHP to talk up the takeover bid and put pressure on investors to back the deal. BHP boss Marius Kloppers, claiming his company has a superior growth profile and warning of a looming deadline for talks. maintaining BHP's offer fails to properly value the company. BHP is expected to be given six to eight weeks

to either make a new offer or walk away. James Packer has gone on a shopping spree in Las Vegas forking out $2 billion for four casinos. Crown has now cemented itself as a serious player

in the casino business in north America. Three of the casinos are on the outskirts of Las Vegas, the other in Pennsylvania. All up, the four casinos will contain more than 8,000 poker machines and dozens of gambling tables. It comes two weeks after PBL split into separate gambling and media companies. Now for a look at today's newspapers. 'The Courier Mail' says Brisbane commuters face more delays Now for a look at today's newspapers. commuters face more delays 'The Courier Mail' says Brisbane

as the clean-up continues from Tuesday's derailment. Queensland Rail admits dangerous chemicals are transported on the same tracks as passenger trains. The US Federal Reserve cut rates by 0.25% yesterday, but investors fear it's not enough to get the economy back on track. 'The Financial Review' has more. And in Adelaide's 'Advertiser', teachers bid for a 21% pay rise over the next three years.

A judge to find out today whether

he'll stand trial on perjury he'll stand trial on perjury

charges. The details after the break.

This program is captioned live.

This is Ten's Early News. This

morning's top stories - a new poll morning's top stories - a new poll

revaels strong sup fort for climate

change action as the Prime Minister

prepares to take a break from the

summit to visit a Bali bombing memorial.

Former Federal court judge Marcus

Einfeld to fine out today if Einfeld to fine out today if he'll face trial on perjury charges.

One Lebanon's top military generals

has been killed in a car bomb

attack in Beirut.

And a high scoring shoot out at

the NBL's annual all star clash in

Melbourne. Right now finance and

Catherine, rally on Wall Street?

That's right, US stocks rebounded

after the Federal Reserve said it

is collaborating with other

Central Banks to ease strains through increased short-term

lending. The previous day's stocks

plunged after interest rates were

plunged by 0.25% rather than o

When I return, why Accor is relocating.

Kevin Rudd will visit a memorial to

the 8 8 Australians killed in the

2002 Bali bombings. It comes as the

United States rejects calls from Mr

Rudd to commit to carbon emission

targets. The Prime Minister has

turned up the heat on the Americans

at the Bali conference, urging all

developed nations to work towards

an agreement. While Mr Rudd says

Australia will make hard choices on

emissions, he's yet to support the

tough targets in a draft deal. The

latest Newspoll shows 86% of

Australians want the Government to

act on climate change within the next three years.

Meantime, Peter Beattie believes

the PM and Premiers should be

restricted to four-year terms in

Office. The former Queensland Premier calling for US-style fixed

terms during a speech last night in

Sydney. He says John Howard's exit

from politics highlights the need for reform. Former

Former Federal court judge Marcus

Einfeld will fine out today whether

he'll stand trial on perjury charges. A television charges. A television personality's

evidence and a credit card receipt

were used to undermine his alibi

on the final day of his committal

hearing. John Mangoss told the

court that he spoke to Mr Einfeld

at a rest airportant on the day he

received a speeding ticket. He's

accused of trying to avoid paying it by signing false statements

saying that others were driving his car. The

The family of a 10-year-old gang

rape victim says they told child

safety officers not to take her out

of foster care. They claim

authorities ignored their warnings.

The little girl was in danger of

being attacked if she was returned

to the Aboriginal community.

A family claiming authorities

ignored them - just the latest revelation as anger mounts over revelation as anger mounts over a system that failed a little system that failed a little girl.

Enough, enough is enough. How much

more are we expected to take? Nine

males escaping jail, despite

admitting to the gang rape of a

10-year-old girl. The prosecutor

has been stood down and

Queensland's chief justice is

appealing it. A review of all sex

abuse cases in Cape York over the

past two years are under way, but

some are pointing to a much deeper problem. Indigenous leaders calling

on the courts to approach

Aboriginal cases as they Aboriginal cases as they would

others. The social and cultural

breakdown we see in the communities

is the consequence of courts taking into account the historical

and social background of Aboriginal

offenders. Mr Pearson says the

latest attack is just the tip of

the iceberg and not enough is being

done by authorities to avoid similar tragedies.

New warnings this morning about the

risks associated with Caesarean

births. A study finding that babies

born by C section are four times

more likely to suffer breathing

problems. Doctors believe problems. Doctors believe the

infants could be missing out on

crucial hormoneal and physiological

changes during labour. These are

necessary apparently for the luns

to develop. The rate of Caesareans

is soaring worldwide with a third

of Australian women opting for a C section.

The United Nations war crimes court

has convicted Milosevic. He has been

been sentenced to 33 years in jail.

Hundreds of thousands of people are

still without power as deadly ice storms continue to cause problems

in the US. More than 100 fires have

been reported in Tulsa and Oklahoma

City. Trees crashing into live

power lines. More ice storms are

brewing in the southern plains and

they're expected to complicate repairs.

A top Lebanese army commander is among at least four people killed

in a car bombing in Beirut. The

brigadier tripped to be the next army chief was ambushed. The blast

is likely to further destabilise

the country, already gripped by

political turmoil. Iran has blamed

Israel for the attack.

The Australian all stars have held

off a finishing World All Stars to

seal a 146- 141 victory in the

annual clash in Melbourne. Australia's best NBL players met the competition's best imports in the NBL's showpiece match, and it was the Aussies who took control early. COMMENTATOR: Looking for an ally-oop,

lands a triple from CJ! Kirk Penny snared the lead for the World team for the first time. Only momentarily though, a brilliant finish from Glen Saville putting the homeside up by nine points at the first break. The Aussies unstoppable from long range, extending their lead to double figures in the second. Corey Williams instrumental in the World's chase, setting up Ebi Ere. Nathan Jawai doing it all in close for Australia. The World throwing everything they had at the basket, but still trailed by 11 points at the final break. The World closed the gap with some excellent shooting early in the fourth. Stephen Black keeping things in check -

on target from beyond the arc,

shooting 7 from 8. Some flash from the World not enough to claw their way back. Australia home by five points. Victoria Murphy for Sports Tonight.

Ben Cousins's football career has

been thrown a life line. The WA

football commission has left the

door open for him to return door open for him to return to State competition. Insisting

Insisting Ben Cousins will need to

prove he's beaten his drug

addiction, the West Australian

football commission left the door

ajar for a shock return to the

game.. We've shown no indication to

want to play WAFL at this point.

His management said that whatever

decision the football commission

make is a bit irrelevant. The ban

applies only to AFL but he will

need to apply for registration should he want to resume. In should he want to resume. In

Adelaide, the Crows have named

Simon Goodwin as captain. Goodwin

becomes the club's fifth captain.

Across town and Port Adelaide is

still to city zi on its leadership

group with conjecture over whether

Warren Tredrea should remain

captain. Maybe just as importantly,

it is the middle of the road

players and the emerging players

getting a chance to show getting a chance to show leadership.

Cricket and there's been a mixed

response to calls for Australia to

play a 4-man attack. The suggestion

followed devastating form from

Brett Lee and Shane Tait in the

Twenty20 win over New Zealand. Once

again, you know Brad Hogg bowling again, you know Brad Hogg bowling

as well. My personal opinion is

that I think we feed to take a

spinner into the Test match. Test

match cricket is played over five

day and not played with a brand new

ball. The Australians play a one

day match against New Zealand in Adelaide tomorrow. Adelaide tomorrow. Back to finance, and Catherine,

Accor is moving its base to Yes, the hotel giant is packing up its regional headquarters, relocating to Singapore due to development opportunities in China and India. Accor is building 100 hotels in the two countries with plans for many more. Boss Michael Issenberg says the biggest opportunities are in China, where he wants to own 200,000 rooms by 2010. The latest jobs report out today is expected to strengthen the case for another interest rate rise next year. Economists say another drop in the unemployment rate will add to the risk and the latest rate cut in the US will have no impact on the Reserve Bank's fight against inflation. The jobless rate was 4.3% in October.

Autsy outlook for the rest of the day.

A major security crackdown planned

for World Youth Day. That's coming

up. And the Commsec finance

Fire rips through an apartment

building in China that's killed

more than 20 people.

And in sports news, guilty - the

IOC strips Marion Jones of all of

her medals from the Sydney Olympic games. Now the weather:

Time again for a check of the finance.

US stocks rebounded after the Federal Reserve said it is

collaborating with other Central

Banks to ease global credit market

strains through increased

short-term lending. The previous

day's stocks plunged after

interest rates were cut by a quarter point rather than the

hoped for half point. The Dow Jones climbed

climbed 9 a points and the NASDAQ was was firmer.

When I come back, we'll cross live to Commsec for a look at today's

market. Thank you. Prime Minister Thank you. Prime Minister Kevin

Rudd will today visit a memorial to

the 88 Australians killed in the

2002 Bali bombings and will lay a

wreath in the garden at the

Australian consulate. It comes as

the United States continues to

resist pressure to support a new

global deal. Environment reporter

Emily Rice is at the Bali conference.

The Prime Minister is certainly

making the most of this visit.

He's had almost a dozen meetings

since arriving here in Bali on

Tuesday night. But the hard Tuesday night. But the hard work

has been worth it. He's been

roundly applauded for showing

leadership on climate change.

His big day started with a little

delay, but it didn't damage the

Kyoto picture moment as Mr Rudd handed

handed over official ratification

documents. His address to more than

120 Environment Ministers also went

down well. During that speech, he again

again referred to the need for

urgent action. Together, we are

custodians of the planet's future. That's why these deliberations here

are so important. That line was repeated by his international

counterparts through out the day.

The global community is desperate

to have a draft climate agreement

on the table by tomorrow night. If don't,

don't, form lating a post Kyoto

Treaty by 2009 will be tough.

For the Prime Minister, it's another

another packed day ahead. He has

peatings and launches, in addition

to fighting climate change. This

visit to Bali anything but a

holiday.

A new survey revaels strong support

for action on climate change,

according to Newspoll, 86% of

Australians want the Rudd

Government to move swiftly to reduce green house gas emissions.

Two people have died in separate

road accidents on the Gold Coast overnight.

overnight. A male motorcyclist was

killed when he crashed into a parked four-wheel drive. Two hours

later, a female driver died after her

her four-wheel drive smashed into a

tree. Police say wet weather may

have contributed to both accidents.

The family of a 10-year-old girl gang

gang raped in Cape York say they

were ignored by authorities. They

claim they warned the Child Safety Department that the girl would be

attacked if she was rut back into

the Aurukun community. The case

sparked outcry after it emerges

that the nine men who admitted to

the rape all avoided jail time.

Noel Pearson says the attack is

just the tip of the iceberg. It's a

problem that we've been trying to

highlight for a long time now. It's

a problem that is not disappearing.

And Mr Pearson blames lenient

courts for the social crisis. The

sentences have been appealed and

prosecutor stood down pending an

inquiry. Other sexual abuse case

ace cross Cape York are also being reviewed.

Extra powers will be granted to

police in a major security

crackdown during the Pope's visit

to Sydney for World Youth Day.

Under the APEC-style laws, officer

and security guards can conduct

body searches and confiscate cars

or kick people out of events. The

air space above Randwick will be

closed. Around a million people

are expected to flock to the event

in July.

It is feared this morning that a

strike by Qantas baggage handlers

at Adelaide airport could spread

interstate. 130 baggage handslers

stopped work when the company

unveiled plans to change work

structures. The union claims the

move is contrary to an enterprise

agreement and condemns the use of

aircraft. non-union staff to load and unload

It's been revealed Sydney Ferries

staff are the most overpaid in the

public service, and yet work just

half the year. News Limited papers

claim that ferry workers receive

more than $40,000 in overtime and perks,

perks, far surpassing the wages of

the average teacher or police

officers. One harbour engineer is

reportedly paid up to $92,000 a

year, despite having more than 165 days off.

Well, it is meant to be cleaner,

greener and even cheaper, but LPG

prices are now sky rocketing.

Industry experts fear that the hike

could cause the once popular car

conversions to grind to a halt. cleaner alternative to petrol, Once billed as a cheaper, to distraction. LPG is now driving motorists in the family budget. Rising costs enough to burn a hole over the last four months There's been a 40% increase in the price of LPG rise from that 50 cent mark which has seen the price up towards 70 cents. on unleaded fuel, Rapidly closing the gap now hovering around $1.35. the latest hike is legitimate, Experts insist

in international commodity prices forced by a jump of LPG's main components. To make matters worse, $4,000 converting their cars to LPG. many motorists have spent up to $2,000 rebate Enticed by the Government's and the promise of long-term savings. half the price of petrol Now gas is more than are not so significant. so therefore the benefits will be set on New Year's Day. The next price Belinda Heggen, Ten News.

an unidentified Asian woman The body of

Males are two times more likely to

suffer brain injury than fe males.

It is found that one in 45 time has

acquired a brain injury, with more

than 60% of the sufferers being men.

They're also more than twice as

likely to be treated in hospital

for brain injury according to the

Australian Institute of Health and

Welfare report.

At least 21 people have been killed

and 200 rescued after fire tore

through an apartment building in eastern chienaifplt firecrews

battling thick smoke and intense

flames to save trapped residents.

Witnesses say the fire broke out in

a flower shop on the first floor

and then spread to the second level.

The cause of the blaze is still

under investigation.

The military commander of Jemaah

Islamiah has gone on trial in Jakarta.

Jakarta. He's accused of

stockpiling explosives and weapons

for the terrorist group and he

could be put to death if convicted.

Jemaah Islamiah was behind the Bali

bombings and the bombing of the

Australian embassy in Jakarta. The trial

trial continues next week.

Shane Warne is still active and has

called for Adam Gilchrist to be

dumped as the Australian vice

captain in favour of Michael Clarke

who captained Australia recently in

the Twenty20 win over New Zealand.

Meantime, postmortem postmortem pop

wants another shot at the big wants another shot at the big time after -- Luke Pomersbach wants

another shot at the big time. Back to the real world for Luke Pomersbach, state training a long way from the bright lights of international cricket and the sheer terror that came with it.

I didn't know what to do - I was shaking. Couldn't really get a word out from that point on. Plucked from the WACA ground carpark after Brad Hodge hurt his back in the dressing room, Pomersbach managed to hide his nerves from a national audience playing like he'd been there before, Now I've had that little taste of it, it makes me want it even more now. Shaun Tait is desperate for a maiden hometown appearance for Australia in Friday's Chappell-Hadlee Series opener, the slinger making a devastating case for selection in the Twenty20 match. The speed camera wasn't on last night so it was a bit disappointing,

but it was as quick as I've bowled, yeah. And Andrew Symonds is expected to play on Friday, despite aggravating his ankle problem in Perth. Leanne West for Sports Tonight.

Still on cricket, and NSW has

snapped its longest ever losing

streak in the one day game. The

Blues winning a rain-affected match

against Queensland at the Gabba against Queensland at the Gabba and

it was their first win since 2006.

The Blues tore through the The Blues tore through the Bulls

top order early. They had the

champs at 5/ 38. The The Queensland

total, 157. NSW 1/58 from 15 overs

when rain forced players from the

field for good and that was field for good and that was the

bare minimum of overs required for the

the match to be deemed a legitimate context.

Athletic and drugs cheat Marion

Jones will lose the five medals she

won at the Sydney Olympic games. IOC President Jacques Rogge

announced the decision at a news

conference in Switzerland. We conference in Switzerland. We

disqualified Marion Jones from the

five events she participated in in

Sydney, and for one event in Athens

that was the long jump where she

finished fifth. Jones was also

ruled ineligible to play any part

at the Beijing Olympics.

New jobs data due out today could

increase the risk of another

interest rate rise next year. With

more details, Craig James from

Commsec joins us. Another Commsec joins us. Another drop in

the unemployment rate could impact

on the inflation? And the key

question is, how far can the question is, how far can the unemployment rate fall before inflation is a problem. The inflation is a problem. The good

news at the moment is the supply of

Labor is increasing through

migration and that's ensuring that

wage growth isn't going out of

control and neither is prices. We're looking for employment to

rise by 17,000. The unemployment

rate is stable at 4.3%. It

shouldn't have any impact in terms

of interest rate concerns. To the of interest rate concerns. To the

latest lending figures and a mixed latest lending figures and a mixed

bag for October? Business down by

1%, but personal lendsing up by 7%.

We're borrowing to buy blocks of

land. Land sales look like they're

booming at the moment, up by 30% in

the last year and that's good the last year and that's good for

the housing industry. And the

Australian share market up by Australian share market up by the

o.25% cut. What can we expect from

local stocks today? It should be

good for the share market. Central

Banks across the world are co-ordinating to approve

short-term funding. That's across

Europe and the US and should be replicated here in Australia.

Banks will probably be the main beneficiaries. Thank you for the update.

Checking the national weather numbers now:

A look at what's making headlines

in the papers today. The Australian

has more on claims that the family

of a 10-year-old gang rape victim

warned dsm OCS she would be

attacked if she was tacken out of

her foster care. James Packer has

expanded his gambling empire

buying four casinos in the US. And

John Howard formerly hands over the

seat of Bennelong to Labor recruit

Maxine McKew.

A top Lebanese army general killed

in a car bombing in Beirut. Details

when the early news returns.

This program is captioned live.

This morning's top stories - a new

poll revaels strong support for

climate change action as Prime Minister Kevin Rudd prepares to

take a break from the summit to

visit a Bali bombing memorial.

Former Federal court judge, Former Federal court judge, Marcus

Einfeld, to find out today if he will face trial on perjury charges.

One of Lebanon's top military

generals killed in a car bomb generals killed in a car bomb

attack in Beirut.

And in sports news, a high scoring

shoot out at the NBL's annual All

Star game in Melbourne.

Finance though and Catherine a bit of

of a rally nonWall Street? That's

right, US stocks have rebounded

after the Federal Reserve said it

is collaborating with other

Central Banks to ease global

credit market strains.

When I come back, the latest on

Qantas's new dreamliner aircraft.

Kevin Rudd will today visit a

memorial to the 88 Australians killed in the 2002 killed in the 2002 Bali bombings.

The Prime Minister will lay a

wreath in a memorial garden at the

Australian consulate. It comes as

the United States rejects calls the United States rejects calls

from Kevin Rudd to commit to carbon

emission targets. The Prime

Minister has turned up the heat on

the Americans urging all developed nations to work towards an

agreement. While Mr Rudd says

Australia will make hard choices on

emissions, he's yet to support the

tough targets in a draft deal. The

latest Newspoll shows 86% of

Australians want the Government to

act on climate change within the next three years.

More than a fortnight after the

Federal election, former Prime

Minister John Howard has conceded

the NSW seat of Bennelong to

Labor's Maxine McKew. In a rather

awkward ceremony in Sydney, Mr

Howard thanked the people of

Bennelong and congratulated the

woman who defeated him. It was a

long campaign, a tough campaign, I

have no complaints. The Labor Party

won the seat fairly and squarely.

Miss McKew paid tribute to Mr Howard's contribution to public

life and wished him all the best for

for the future. for the future.

Schapelle Corby could have her

sentence reduced as a cis

Christmas print, but the gift would

be small. The prison governor

recommending 15 days to two months

be cut from her jail time. An

announcement will be made on Christmas day.

The family of a 10-year-old The family of a 10-year-old gang

rape victim say they told child

safety officers not to return out safety officers not to return her

out of foster care. They claim

authorities ignored their warnings. The

The little girl was in danger of

being attacked if she was returned

to the Aboriginal community. A family claiming authorities

ignored them. Just the latest

revelation as anger mounts over a

system that failed a little girl. Enough. Enough is enough. How much

more are we expected to take? Nine

males escaping jail, despite

admitting to the gang rape of a

10-year-old girl. The chief

prosecutor has been stood down. prosecutor has been stood down. A

review of all sex abuse cases in

Cape York over the past two years

is also under way, but some are

pointing to a much deeper problem.

Indigenous leaders calling on Indigenous leaders calling on the courts to approach Aboriginal cases

as they would others. The social

and cultural breakdown that we see

in our communities is the consequence of courts taking into

account the historical and social

background of Aboriginal offenders.

Mr Pearson says the latest attack

is just the tip of the iceberg, and

that not enough is being done by

authorities to avoid similar tragedies.

Former Federal court judge Marcus

Einfeld will find out today whether he'll stand trial on perjury

charges. A television personality's

evidence and a credit card receipt

were used to undermine his alibi

on the final day of the committal

hearing. John Mangoss told the

court that he spoke to Mr Einfeld court that he spoke to Mr Einfeld

in a restaurant on the day. Mr

Einfeld is accused of trying to

avoid paying the speeding fine by signing false statements saying

that others were driving his car.

The United Nations war crimes court

has convicted of Milsovec of orchestrating the last few months of the Serbian war.

New warnings today about the risks associated with Caesarean associated with Caesarean births.

A study finding that babies born by

C section are four times more

likely to suffer breathing

problems. Doctors believe that the

babies could be missing out on

hormoneal changes during labour.

They are changing necessary for

the lungs to develop. The rate of

sells sess is soaring worldwide

with around a third of Australian women

women opting for a C section.

A top Lebanese army commander is

among at least four people killed

in a car bombing in Beirut. He was expected

expected to be the next army chief

and several other soldiers were

ambushed as they drove through a

Christian suburb. The blast is

likely to further destabilise the

station already gripped by political

tour moil. Iran has blamed Israel

for the attack.

Three car bams have exploded in

Iraq killing more than 40 people. A

car with explosives was set off in

a garage before a second vehicle

exploded nearby. A third exploded

near a movie theatre. 25 people

have been arrested over the attack. An Australian impressionist painting which spent generations painting which spent generations

forgotten in a British attic has

been sold in London for more than

$1.5 million. The Frederick

McCubbin piece was the big ticket

item in the first full Australian

collection to be auctioned in the UK.

Never before has an Australian

collection this valuable and this

varied gone under the hammer in

Europe. The auction netting almost $8

$8 million in less than two hours.

The big ticket item, Frederick McCubbin's soaring Timber, painted

100 years ago. He gave it to a

friend in Melbourne who brought it

to Britain and passed it down the to Britain and passed it down the

generations of his family. Long

forgotten, it was recently unearthed

from an attic and put on the market,

much to the delight of collectors

worldwide. Frenzied bidding pushed

the hammer price beyond all

expectations. Finally, a phone

bidder came out on top. At ?635,000. Last chance. Thank you very much. Australian

Rick Anderson came all the way from

Sydney to pick up a more

contemporary Howard Arkley more

$200,000. Just going to go home and hang

hang it on the wall for a while.

There were plenty more Australian There were plenty more Australian

bidders who took part without making the journey to London.

Instead, they logged on live and

joined the auction through the

Internet. It was a test for

domestically popular pieces in the

international market. Considering

the results today, we passed the

test. It was absolutely fantastic.

The Aussie All Stars have downed

the world All Stars. Nathan Jarwa

dominated the pain. That got

nothing to do with the art

exhibition. Some flair from the

world team not enough to chase down

the Australians who led at every

break. The final score 146-141.

Ben Cousins's football career has

been thrown a lifeline. The WA been thrown a lifeline. The WA

Football Commission has left the Football Commission has left the

door open for him to return to State competition. Insisting Ben Cousins will need to

prove he's beaten his drugs

addiction, the West Australian

football commission left the door

ajar for a shock return. He has

indicated no interest to play WAFL

at this point. His management said that whatever decision the football

commission make is a bit irrelevant.

The 12 Monday ban applies only to

AFL competition, but he will need

to apply for registration if he

wants to resume playing if 2008. In

Adelaide, the Crows have named

Simon Goodwin as captain. He

becomes the club's fifth captain.

Across town, and Port Adelaide is

still to decide on its leadership

group with conjecture whether Warren Tredrea should remain

captain. There's obviously spots in

the leadership, but maybe more

importantly, it is the middle of

the road players and the emerging

players getting a charge to emerge

and develop.

Finance, and Qantas is confident

that the new 787s will be ready on time? They are. Boeing says that

production changes will allow it to

meet its deadline. Qantas has

ordered 6 a 787 Dreamliner and is

due to receive the first in 2009.

Boeing announced in July that

there would be a six month delay,

but the manufacturer says it is now

on track to deliver the first

aircraft by next December.

Alco shareholders have approved the company's

company's takeover bid. The finance

group is chasing the 79.6% that it

didn't already own. 82% of

investors voted in favour of the

vale at the company's AGM.

And today's finance diary:

that's ail the news np finance

today. Thank you.

Let's check the weather for the

rest of the day.

A quick recap of the morning's top

stories - Prime Minister Kevin Rudd

to take a break from the UN climate

change summit to lay a wreath at a Bali bombing memorial. The

The family of a 10-year-old girl

gang raped in Kay York says their

warnings were ignored.

And a fire in China in an apartment

block has killed more than 20 people.

The morning news is at 1:00. We'll

wrap all of the action for you in

Ten News at 5:00. Enjoy your day.

Hope to see you again tomorrow morning.

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