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And I'm Kathryn Robinson. I'm Bill Woods. Welcome to Ten's Early News. Today - sentenced to death. the butcher of Baghdad of crimes against humanity. Saddam Hussein found guilty against the decision. Loyalists swear revenge relieved Australian Iraqi community. Not here - loud cheers from a a triumph for democracy. John Howard calling the ruling A quick look at today's forecast:

at business and finance Now to our first look it's good morning Kath Robinson. Bill, good morning. Tomorrow's Reserve Bank board meeting for the week. is likely to guide the market

Bill, that's all from me for now. and two of his senior aides Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein have been sentenced to death.

trying to shout down the judge Saddam remained defiant, by hanging as he read the verdict of death

and boys in the village of Dujail. for the killing of 148 Shi'ite men

of Tikrit took to the streets Supporters in his home town and saying they would avenge him. chanting his name and many other cities, But in the capital thousands ignored a security curfew to celebrate, and poured into the streets saying their nightmare is over look forward to the future. and they can finally Saddam Hussein's death sentence among Iraqis as sparked scenes of jubilation living here in Australia.

also welcoming the news. Federal politicians in Iraq While joy is tempered with violence the message is clear. on the streets of Australia and thank you Australian people! Thank you Australian Government in western Sydney last night. This was the emotional scene The celebration leaving no doubt welcome the death penalty. Australian Iraqis after the sentence was handed down. Hundreds took to the streets part of the festivities. Even those too young to understand, have also welcomed the news. Federal politicians The Prime Minister saying was well worth the fight. it proves Iraq's democracy pending an appeal. Saddam will hung in 30 days have hit a new sour note. Relations between Australia and Fiji its Australian police chief Fiji's military has accused Australian and New Zealand officers of secretly dispatching into the troubled Pacific nation. Lieutenant Colonel Pita Driti claims Land forces commander arrived in Fiji on Friday. an undisclosed number of officers normal immigration procedures. He's adamant they by-passed says no forces have arrived. But the Australian Federal Police the future impacts of global warming, As experts debate has turned his attention the Prime Minister to Australia's water crisis. a snap water summit Mr Howard has called

to the worsening drought. to discuss a united approach Australia's farmers with irrigation It supplies three quarters of and, if the predictions are true, in six months. the Murray Darling will be dead 1,100 gigalitres of water Most Octobers we get

flowing into the River Murray. and therein lies the problem. This October only 77 gigalitres, on Melbourne Cup day, As punters splurge on John Howard's mind. gambling will be the last thing and SA will seek a solution He and the leaders of NSW, Victoria to the Murray Darling crisis. In the spirit of cooperation, to any proposals he may have, and willingness to listen

of course we'll go there. Water is proving such a large issue, creating a new super portfolio the Government is rumored to be to combat climate change. is the minister in waiting. Speculation suggests Malcolm Turnbull The PM has been committed approach to climate change. to a very careful and responsible Jacqui Maddock, Ten News. allegedly knew three years ago The New South Wales Government were being sold in Sydney. that rocket grendes Opposition Leader Peter Debnam says at the time, John Watkins, he told the police minister about the problem in 2003

but he failed to act. This follows reports a Sydney family into Australia four years ago. smuggled 20 rocket-propelled grenades for much longer The Government can't deny on the streets of south-west Sydney. that there is a very real problem blames the Federal Govenment The State Government for poor border security. terrorism suspects arrested in Yemen The mother of two Australian Osama bin Laden's close aides. supposedly married one of

claims An ASIO file on Rabiyah Hutchison

Abu al-Walid al-Masri she married al-Qa'ida ideologue during a 2-year stay in Afghanistan. Her sons Mohammed and Abdullah Ayub

in Yemen. are facing gun smuggling charges to elect a Muslim to Congress The United States may be about

for the first time. the country's mid-term elections, Just two days before polls put Keith Ellison out in front. Cricket first ever Champions Trophy title, and Australia has claimed its over the West Indies. powering to an 8-wicket victory

champions to just 138 with the bat. Australia restricted the defending Ashes hopes with figures of 3/22. Nathan Bracken boosting his revised the target to just 116. A two hour rain delay Australia home with an unbeaten 57. Man of the match Shane Watson guiding of silverware that's eluded them. The Aussies claiming the one piece Efficient Connections of Victoria Derby winner is a probable starter have declared the boom 3-year-old in tomorrow's Melbourne Cup. say he shouldn't run But visiting international trainers

remains the one to beat. and are convinced Irish stayer Yeats the big Irish stayer is fired up, There's no doubt connections confident the Melbourne Cup second-favourite from barrier four. will get a clear run and we're expecting a big run. We've brought a fit, healthy horse, Punters have flocked to Efficient in yesterday's Derby. after his dazzling win RACE CALLER: Efficient is brilliant. He wins the Derby by three lengths. although opinions are divided He's been backed into 7/1, should tackle the great race. on whether such a young horse In the Northern Hemisphere, it would be an unusual move - an early-season, 3-year-old on these terms, to take on these horses three days after he's won a Grade 1, over this trip, it would never happen. Tawqeet remains favourite for the race that stops a nation, the Caulfield Cup winner completing preparations with a final gallop yesterday. He's had a perfect preparation and nothing's gone wrong, so let's hope he gets a nice run in transit and I'm sure he'll be very competitive. Adam McNicol, Ten News. Rugby and Australian forward Dan Vickerman will return home from the Wallabies tour of Europe after injuring his shoulder. The second rower played the entire 80 minutes

of the Wallabies 29-all draw with Wales at Millennium Stadium, but aggravated the same shoulder he had surgery on just 14 month ago. Vickerman now requires a second reconstruction and is likely to miss the bulk of next year's Super 14 season. Finance now with Kath and Labor stung on interest rates? Interest rates shouldn't have reached 17% then but understand this, Paul - the economic reforms, the tough reforms that were taken by the Hawke and Keating government that have laid the foundations for the 15 years of continuous economic growth. Now some good news for investors with the Federal Government planning to introduce legislation that will force financial planners to take out adequate insurance to cover compensations claims by investors burned by dodgy investment schemes. The Treasury has drafted the new regulations in light of the Westpoint property collapse where over 4,000 investors lost $320 million. The regulation is set to come into effect next year. at the national weather: Now for a look at Monday's newspapers:

Australian Iraqis celebrate Saddam Hussein's death sentence. The details in a moment.

Welcome back to Ten's Early News.

This morning.

Sentenced to death - Saddam Hussein's penalty prompts joyous scenes down-under. Pacific uproar - Australian authorities deny they've secretly dispatched police to troubled Fiji. Conscious vote - a marathon stem cell debate to be played out in Parliament. And in sport, Australia smash the West Indies by 8 wickets to claim their first Champions Trophy. To business and finance news now and our market is set to open in the black? It is, Bill. The SPI is currently 7 points higher. Indicating a marginally stronger opening to the week. Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein will be hanged after being found guilty of crimes against humanity. CNN reporter Aneesh Raman witnessed the chaotic scenes in the Baghdad court as the sentence was passed. Saddam Hussein's death sentence has sparked scenes of jubilation here in Australia. In western Sydney local Iraqis took to the streets, the celebrations continuing well into the night. Federal politicians have also welcomed the news.

The Prime Minister saying it proves Iraq's democracy was well worth the fight. Australian con man Peter Foster could be questioned by Fiji authorities this week after abandoning a hunger strike. The doctor treating the Gold Coaster says he's regaining strength and could be discharged any day now. Once out, police have 48 hours in which to press charges. Foster, who was arrested in dramatic circumstances in the Pacific nation last month, is accused of smearing the reputation of a rival Fiji resort developer. He's also alleged to have made visa breaches. Australia's Federal Police have denied officers have secretly been dispatched to Fiji. The Fijian military claims police from Australia and New Zealand have slipped into the troubled island nation. They say there will be no coup but the military is still intent on flexing its influence. In a strongly worded statement an outraged military chief claims a group of Australian military officers entered Fiji on a commercial flight on Friday. What powers do they have to exercise their duty in a country they do not have the mandate to exercise their police authority? The commodore's spokesman says the police had a number of cases

not checked by customs which he can only assume are weapons. He also sent a stern warning to the Fijian police commissioner, Australian Andrew Hughes. To tread very carefully on the path he has now taken. Fiji's Prime Minister said yesterday he'd welcome foreign help but the military rejects the idea and describes Australia's idea to send two naval warships to the region

as an overreaction. The Australian Federal Police denies any of its officers are in Fiji. The allegations, they say, are baseless in fact. The commodore is demanding answers. He says without further information he considers the Australian police to be paid mercenaries

whose very presence threatens Fiji's national sovereignty. In Fiji, Max Futcher, Ten News.

A man has been killed in a house fire in South Australia. The blaze occurred overnight at a home in Inman Valley, an hour south of Adelaide.

It's believed the man was the only person home at the time. One of the most contentious ethical debates in Australia begins this week when the Senate considers overturning a ban on therapeutic cloning. MPs will have a rare conscience vote on the future of embryonic stem cell research when debate begins in the upper house tomorrow. It's expected to be long and emotive, with a vote due on Friday. If the bill passes the Senate, House of Representative MPs will also be given a conscience vote. The Federal Government is expected to go on a pre-Budget spending spree, hoping to woo voters ahead of next year's election. According to the 'Australian' newspaper the Prime Minister will renew all Commonwealth programs likely to expire soon. The CSIRO and the Natural Heritage Trust among those likely to benefit. The paper says the Government is keen to unveil the initatives early next year ahead of the May Budget. Victoria's Liberal leader, Ted Baillieu, has come under fire over his extensive share portfolio. Labor says his $3.8 million in shares would create conflicts of interest in Cabinet. Premier Steve Bracks claiming the Liberal leader would be a revolving door premier if elected. Baillieu says

he would not rule out the prospect of selling parts of his portfolio

on a case by case basis. More proof that whales and dolphins once walked on land. Scientists are examining a bottlenose dolphin netted off western Japan, which has an extra set of fins. They say the 5-year-old dolphin has rear fins

about the size of adult human hands. Whale and dolphin foetuses show signs of rear limbs, but they normally disappear before birth.

Researchers believe a chance mutation caused this ancient trait to re-emerge in this dolphin. Australia has won the Champions Trophy after what turned out to be a one-sided final against the West Indies.

Outright Melbourne Cup favourite Tawqeet has completed final preparations ahead of tomorrow's Melbourne Cup.

The 5-year-old worked at Flemington yesterday, his trainer David Hayes confident Tawqeet can become the 12th horse to complete the illustrious Cups double. He's had a perfect preparation and nothing's gone wrong, so let's hope he gets a nice run in transit and I'm sure he'll be very competitive. And boom youngster Efficient will attempt to become the first 3-year-old since 1941 to win the great race. Kangaroos forward Willy Mason will front a specially convened hearing tonight to answer the charge of striking from Saturday's Tri-Nations loss to Great Britain. Mason landed a punch on Stuart Fielden early in the game, breaking his nose, but will aim to fight the charge as well by claiming he expected Fielden to strike first. The second rower will miss the back end of the Tri-Nations tournament if found guilty. Finance now with Kath and the ANZ has Asia in its sights? Yes, Bill, the bank is poised to spend $324 million buying a 20% stake in the Shanghai Commercial Bank. The deal, to be announced this month, would be the ANZ's single biggest foray into the region and follow another recent Chinese acquisition. Fellow big bank Westpac is also bullish about Asia and wants to grow its business there. Sleeping on the job might turn out to be a smart career move. Dozens of futuristic-style office beds are set to hit Australia in the wake of growing corporate interest overseas. To those who wake with a daily battle with the snooze button this could be the thing dreams are made of. A sci-fi inspired sleep pod designed to help staff nod off on the job. But rather than provide a license for laziness, its makers say

the contraption's actually improve workplace performance. I think a lot of companies will take this up. It's a very inexpensive option and a extremely effective one. 30 % more focus from people means 30% more productivity. Unlike TV's serial slacker George Costanza, staff say they feel reinvigorated after a power nap. Good sleep? Yeah, it was great. Really refreshing. It was actually quite relaxing and made myself much more open and focused and to be able continue working throughout the day. But if you think you can hide out in one of these things all day,

think again. The pods are programmed to begin vibrating and tilting forwards after 20 minutes and if that doesn't work an alert is sent to the boss. There seems to be growing literature that short naps between 10, 20, 30 minutes, is enough to boost alertness. Go beyond that and you enter deep sleep territory where it's harder to switch the mind back on. While it's a tough sell to convince some corporations of workplace nano-naps, the pods are right at home at this web-based company where pool and Twister are used to get the creative juices flowing. The blood goes to the head and hopefully they have better ideas. Maybe he was on to something after all.

And returning to our top story this morning,

George W. Bush has spoken for the first time since Saddam Hussein was sentenced to death. Here's how the US President described the decision.

That's it for Ten Early News. I'm Bill Woods, bye for now. And I'm Kath Robinson. Stay tuned now for the International Rules game from Ireland.

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