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The Prime Minister rubs shoulders

with world leaders in France as the

Greek debt crisis continues to

cause panic in money markets.

6am, Friday, November 4. Good

morning, everyone. I'm Ron Wilson. And

And I'm Kath Robinson. Welcome to

Ten's Early News. The trial of

Michael Jackson's doctor comes to a

close. The jury is to decide if Conrad

Conrad Murray is guilty of causing

the pop star's death. In sport - behind

behind bars - disgraced Pakistani

cricketers and their corrupt agent

are sent to prison for spot fixing. All

All smiles in the stores as retail

figures are up for the third month

in a row.

Let's check the weather:

Greece could back away from a

controversial referendum on an

economic bailout as world leaders,

including our Prime Minister, meet in

in France to chart a way forward.

Julia Gillard has attended the first

first sessions of the G20 in the

resort city of Cannes amid tension

over Greece's sovereign debt crisis.

The Prime Minister has had a catch-

up with US President Barack Obama.

The two leaders shared a joke in

the lounge before heading into the

summit. Mr Obama is due to visit

Australia this month and Federal

Parliament yesterday approved plans

for a special joint sitting during his visit to Canberra.

The Mr Papandreou addressed his

Parliament only a couple of hours

ago, admitting he is willing to

back down in return to the

opposition party's endorsement of

the latest austerity measures.

France and German leaders delivered

an ultimatum to Mr Papandreou that

his nation would not get any more

help, unless voters used the

referendum to approve the package.

Both Nicolas Sarkozy and Andrew

Mercado said they want to help

Greece, but have questioned whether

it has a future in Europe. Mr

Papandreou says he has no plans to resign yet.

Almost three-quarters of women studying

studying at the Australian Defence

Force Academy say they have had

some form of sexual harassment.

Elizabeth Broderick reviewed the

incidence. There needs to be

cultural evolution, because we're

not at a situation where men and

women are equal participants at

ADFA. One recommendation is to

increase supervision of cadets after

after dark. The man accused of

causing the death of pop star

Michael Jackson is -- his trial is

winding up in Los Angeles. Daniel

Sutton, what's being said in closing

closing there this morning? Well,

Ron, after 22 days of very at times

complex medical evidence to the

court, today is all about the

closing statements. The Jackson

family arrived here this morning to hear

hear it. Michael Jackson's mother,

father, sister and brother, and

inside the court the prosecutor

start to do give his closing

address. He's been going for some

two hours now, and he argues that

the jury must find Dr Conrad Murray

guilty of involuntary manslaughter,

because he gave Michael Jackson the

fatal dose of the drug Propofol. He

says, in doing so, he violated ted

doctor-patient relationship, -- the

doctor-patient relationship. The

evidence is clear that Conrad

Murray acted with criminal

negligence, that Conrad Murray

caused the death of Michael Jackson.

Now, Dr Murray's defence team will

be next to speak to the jury. After

that, it's hand over to them and

they begin deliberations. We could

have a verdict as soon as tomorrow.

Dan, thank you. Daniel Sutton

reporting live for us from Los Angeles.

Thai officials have moved to calm

fears that the flooding around

Bangkok may have caused a radiation

leak from a nuclear reactor located

in the city. They say knee-deep

water has surrounded the Institute

of Nuclear Technology building but

has not reached the reactor. An

official insists test results show

no radiation contamination. He says

the reactor is a very small one and

is on the third floor of the

institute, protected by a metre-

thick concrete wall.

The circus world is mourning the

death of performer Doug Ashton. The

patriarch of the longest-running family-owned circus died in his

caravan after a year-long battle with

with cancer. It was a fitting way

for him to pass on. That's what he

wanted - to be with us, in the

caravan. That's the way we

obviously live and travel. The OAM

recipient was born into the family business.

Doug Ashton was aged 92.

Disgraced Pakistan cipbgt, Salman

Butt, MRI MRI MRI -- cricketers

Salman Butt, MRI MRI MRI and

Mohammad Asif -- Amir have been jailed.

Their corrupt British agent, Mazhar

Majeed, was jailed for two years and

and eight months. On behalf of

Salman Butt, I simply want to

confirm that we will be appealing

his sentence and lodging grounds of

appeal in the next 24 hours. Amir's

family, in Pakistan, were reduced

to tears after receiving the news.

Ian Thorpe is about to run to elite

swimming in Singapore. Leanne West is

is at the pool where Thorpe will

take part in heats later today.

Five years after being Australia's

most successful Olympian, Ian

Thorpe is back here this morning at

the the FINA World Cup meet. It's

the first big step in his bid to qualify

qualify for next year's London

Olympics. There's an area I will

fall into where it's not going to be extraordinary be extraordinary or horrible.

That's quite a vast range, so I am

gonna hit something in the middle.

Thorpe looks in great shape. He's

actually 4kg lighter than he was when

when he swam in the Athens Olympics

in 2004. I am more nervous than I

usually am before a competition.

You know, and I am also excited as

well. 3-times Olympic

well. 3-times Olympic gold

medallist Libby Trickett will also

make her comeback today, but that's

certain to be overshadowed by Ian

Thorpe's comeback. He's swimming

the 100m individual medley and the 100m butterfly.

Troubled jockey Danny Nikolic is

savouring success after a brilliant

win in the VRC Oaks at Flemington.

Nikolic, facing assault charges,

put a tumultuous year behind him to

salute in the feature.

Today that really was a walk, trot

and canter. And I was rapt with her.

She's been underrated from the day

I started riding her. Melbourne's

carnival concludes on Saturday,

when Black Caviar will attempt her

16th-straight win. Can she do it?

Jerks she can. Finance news. Kath

Robinson on board. Nice to see

wallets and purses coming out?

That's right. Retailers have a

reason to be more optimistic about

Christmas. Spending was up 0.4% in

September, on the back of a 0.8%

increase in July, and 0.6% in August.

August. Retailers hope the

resilience marks the turning point

in what's been a very tough year so

far. What cheered them up

particularly was a 1% rise in the

sale of household goods. Retailers

hope for another cut in rates in December.

Shares in ANZ have fallen, even

though the bank posted record profits

profits yesterday. ANZ said the

full-year cash profit was up 9% for the

the year, roughly in line with

market expectations. The bank's New

Zealand Group also expected a

healthy result, up 25% and beating

the $1 billion barrier, with help

from a fall in bad debt. Well, one

of Australia's most loved cars may

soon be heading to the wreckers. A

new report says the Holden

Commodore's days are numbered.

Holden is committed to designing and Holden is committed to designing

and building the next-generation

2014 Commodore in Australia. But

some sections of its work force

warn things will be much different

after that. The model after the

2014 model will be the end of the

Commodore as we know it. The

Engineering Union believes

designers in Melbourne will begin

losing their jobs next year, with

future designs being done overseas. The

The nation's top-selling car

replaced by a medium-sized, global

vehicle. There's no way Commodores

are gonna stop production in

Australia. That's the dumbest thing

ever. I reckon they will still be

around. The Cruzu model is secure.

Holden has said negotiation involving involving engineering won't affect

jobs in Adelaide. If the jobs in Adelaide. If the design

disappears. The manufacturing will

continue. There's no guarantee on

any of these issues. Holden refuses

to discuss plans beyond 2014.

Let's take a check of the markets now:

US stocks have jumped overnight, as

Europe cut rates for the first time in two years. It was

in two years. It was a choppy

session, with investors still

worried about developments in

Greece, and the fallout from MF's

global bankruptcy.

National weather on your screen right now:

Still ahead - big Occupy protests

expected in all east coast capitals this

this weekend. We've got that story next.

And the wheat harvest has started.

It looks like a bumper crop too. We

will have all the details when Ten's Early

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Greece has lost the showdown with

world leaders at the G20 summit in

France. Brett, there were fears the

Greek Government could, in fact,

collapse? Ron, an extraordinary

first day here at the G20 summit in

France. As you say, the Greek Prime

Minister, George Papandreou, really

stealing the limelight. He is here

at the conference, -- he isn't here

at the conference. He is fighting

for his life and job in Athens. Leaders

Leaders here at the G20 said that

was unacceptable - they were not

prepared to bail out that country prepared to bail out that country

yet again, unless it was prepared

to show its commitment to the euro.

Now, that was effectively a huge

backdown by the Greek Government.

We have spoken to our Prime

Minister, Julia Gillard. Here's

what she had to say about today's dramatic

dramatic developments. Look, this

is a time of great uncertainty.

That's why I have described it as

the most difficult global economic

circumstances since the depth of

the global financial crisis.

Markets are looking to the G20.

They are looking to leaders to act.

They are looking to leaders to

grapple with this sense of

uncertainty and to answer it with a

plan of action. Well, the Greek

economic crisis has really

overshadowed this opening day. It has

has been a very busy one for Julia

Gillard. She was welcomed to this

conference by the French President,

Nicolas Sarkozy, this morning. She's

She's had a chance to catch up with

the US President, Barack Obama. A

very friendly exchange on the

summit floor - a handshake and

kisses, as the pair spoke about his

upcoming visit to Australia. Also, a

a chance for Julia Gillard to

respond to speculation about her

leadership and a challenge by leadership and a challenge by Kevin

Rudd. Thank you, Brett Mason.

Most women at Australia's Defence

Force Academy say they have

experienced some form of sexual

harassment. That's a finding into a

review into behaviour at the

academy ordered after the Skype sex

scandal. Women who study at Australia's Australia's premiere military

academy have found, in many ways,

it's still a man's world. There

needs to be cultural evolution,

because we're not at a situation

where men and win are equal

participants at ADFA. Three-

quarters say they have experienced sexual

sexual harassment. The retelling of sexual

sexual stories, offensive jokes, sexist

sexist remarks. And more than 2%

have reported being forced into sex

against their will. Elizabeth

Broderick reviewed the academy. She

says behaviour has improved since

the last review in the 1990s, but

there's still a long way to go. The

warrior culture, in those

circumstances, it will be more

difficult for women. Review was

prompted after a female cadet was

filmed having sex without her

knowledge, which was watched by

fellow cadets via Skype. Among the

recommendations, looking at the use

of chal in the force. As a general

-- Of alcohol in the force. I am

considering picking up the

recommendations and leading with

them. Occupy Sydney protesters will

go before the NSW Supreme Court

today. Police are trying block

tomorrow's protest. They say they

have been trying to negotiate with

the protesters for a route through

the CBD which would allow the march

to proceed safely. 40 protesters

were arrested after a week-long

raid. In Melbourne, Occupy

protesters have taken up residence

on the lawns outside the Premier's

office. It has prompted fears there

will be repeat scenes of last

month's forceful removal of

demonstrators from the city square.

I don't think it's gonna happen. We

are fighting peacefully goonges council representatives and police

-- amongst council representatives

and police. The police say they

will step in if required. And

Occupy Brisbane protesters have

been ordered to leave yet another

city square overnight but are

refusing to give up. 11 protesters

were arrested yesterday for

resisting police order toss move on.

-- Orders to move on. One person

was charged with assaulting an

officer. The protesters have

regrouped in the Roma Street

Parklands after conducting a

Facebook poll on how they Facebook poll on how they should

respond to the removal orders.

Australian soldiers have finished

exploding World War II bombs from

around the Kokoda Track.

O, stand by! Firing now! -- OK,

stand by! Firing now! The partially

detonated bomb off to the side, there was a bit there was a bit of explosive left

in that. We have ignited that as

well and that's gonna burn out to make

make it pretty much a bit of metal

and make it safe for everyone.

Casings from the bombs will be kept

for historical and tourism purposes.

Sports - Danny Nikolic is savouring

a Group One success. The a Group One success. The 36-year-

old jockey, facing assault charges,

ensured the filly won by a stunning

nine lengths. Oaks Day at

Flemington and everywhere you

looked, girls were demanding

attention, from style queens to

Dowager Queen. This filly started the

the favourite in the feature race.

Mosheen, with a scorching Mosheen, with a scorching start,

she had never raced beyond 1,600,

but made the 2,400m distance

without break a sweat. Mosheen

showing plenty of heart. Daylight,

second. Today that was a walk, trot

to canter. I was rapt with her.

She's been underrated from the day

I started riding her. Nikolic I started riding her. Nikolic

celebrating his first success in

the classic, after a tumultuous

life, including the murder of his

father-in-law. I would like to

thank my family. In a twist, the

trainer revealed he only decided to

take part after an injury to super filly Atlantic Jewel.

If she had lined up today, we would have

have been in the box in a panic.

Spin king Shane Warne is set to

come out of retirement. We

understand the 42-year-old, who

enjoyed a day out at the races

yesterday, will play for the

Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash

League. Warne hasn't played since

the 5-0 win in the Ashes

the 5-0 win in the Ashes in 2007.

Thorn Ian Thorpe reckons he's more

nervous than ever. In front of a

packed media conference, Thorpe

conceded his comeback could fail. I

would lying if I said, you know,

that Ily I will be able to do this

-- that I think I will be able to do

do this. I really don't do this. I really don't know. He

will compete in the 100m individual medley

medley today.

Greece is the word - just about the

only word - on G20 leaders' lips at

the moment. The wranglings continue.

Panic over the Greek debt crisis

has escalated this week and

overnight, after the PM's shock

announcement on a referendum of the bailout

bailout package. The new ECB chief bailout package. The new ECB chief

has brought some joy to the market.

For more, I am joined by Kris Kris

cives live from the floor of the

New York Stock Exchange -- Alexis

Christoforous live from the floor of

of the New York Stock Exchange.

Good morning. He's called a cut for

the first time in two years to

avoid a recession there? That's

right. And the market welcomed that

news. The fear is that the debt crisis going on in Greece crisis going on in Greece will

spread and drag the rest of the

fragile European economy lower. We

know Spain and Italy are going

through their own problems. So the

European Central Bank cut their

beanch mark rate. So, what are the

implications for the United States'

recovery from all this panic in the

eurozone? Well, you know, there's a lot

lot at stake here. Roughly 20% to

25% of the profits earned by

America's largest companies come

from Europe. Since we have such a

global economy, some of our banks

at least hold European sovereign

debt. It would be nearly impossible

for the US not to be affected by a

European recession. I noticed the

Dow is having a pretty good session

- up 200 points currently, neecial.

You have good news -- nearly. You

have good news there on jobs?

That's right. That's what we're

clinging to today, and a big reason

why we're rallying. Fewer Americans

applied for unemployment benefits

last week. It's a sign the jobs

market may be picking up. Weekly

applications dropped by 9,000 to

397,000. It's the third time since

April that applications have fallen

blow 400,000. If they consistently stay

stay there, it shows a road ahead

in the jobs market. That's a big

one. Thank you very much, Alexis

Christoforous, live from the New York Stock Exchange.

Well, after a slow start,

Australia's grain harvest is

finally kicking into gear. But

despite signs point to a bumpy year,

there are concerns farmers will be

short-changed because of a strong

Australian dollar and a good yield

in the Northern Hemisphere. Milder

than usual conditions this spring

delayed the start of harvest. The

harvest has started at most places. As of Sunday,

As of Sunday, we received funds to our

our system. With days like today,

it will be going forward. This

harvest comes on top of last year's

bumper crop. Almost 8 million

tonnes were shipped overseas, a

record for our state. This season,

farmers will take a hit in the hip

pocket. Last year, the price for

wheat was $300 a tonne. This time

around, the price has dropped to around, the price has dropped to

$200, mainly due to good crops in

Russia and a strong Australian

dollar. A spell in the middle of the

the growing season has reduced this

year's estimated yield to around

7.6 million tonnes. It's early to

make an assessment on quality. We

will assess that as the grain

starlets coming in. Much -- Starts

coming in. Certainly not rain during harvest time. during harvest time. Let's hope for

warm, sunny conditions to enable a

good harvest for everyone.

Take ag look at the weather

forecast -- taking a look at the

weather forecast for this Friday:

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These are our main stories this

morning - the Prime Minister rubs

shoulders with world leaders in

France as the Greek debt crisis

continues to cause panic in money

markets.

The trial of Michael Jackson's

doctor comes to a close, the jury

to decide if Dr Conrad Murray is

guilty of causing the pop star's death.

In sport - behind bars - disgraced

corrupt Pakistan cricketers and their

corrupt agent are sent to prison for spot-fixing.

It's starting to look a lot like

Christmas - all smiles in the

stores.

Greece could back away from a

controversial referendum on an

economic bailout as world leaders

meet in France to chart a way

forward. Julia Gillard has attended

the first session in Cannes, amid

tensions over Greece's sovereign

debt crisis. The Prime Minister has

had a catch-up with President Obama.

The two leaders shared a joke. Mr

Obama is due to visit Australia

this month and Federal Parliament

yesterday formally approved plans

for him to address a special joint

sitting during his visit.

Meantime, the Greek Government is

on the verge of collapse over those

snap pans by the PM to hold a

referendum on the bailout package.

Mr Papandreou addressed his

Parliament a couple of hours ago, admitting

admitting he is willing to back down

down with the Opposition Leader's

endorsement of the measures. The

French and Germans said Mr

Papandreou's nation would not get

any more help unless they approved

the rescue package. Nicolas Sarkozy

and Andrew Mercado say they want to

help Greece but have questioned

whether it has a future in Europe.

Mr Papandreou says he has no plans

to resign yet.

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce

will be grilled today on what he

told the Federal Government and the

Opposition before his decision to

ground the airline's entire fleet.

For more, we're joined by Ten's

political reporter Amanda Hart in

Canberra. It comes as no surprise

he may get a frosty reception

today? Yeah, I don't think it's

going to be warm and fuzzy. This is

a Senate aviation committee. It's

designed to look at legislation

that will affect the operations of

Qantas. We're expected to hear from

a number of Qantas executives,

including CEO Jay-Z and the union

boss, Tony Sheldon. Alan Joyce will

be absolutely hauled over the coals

this morning over the decision to

ground Qantas and really what happened

happened in the lead-up. Why did it

all go down? Who knew about this

when the timing of the action,

especially considering all the

industrial lead-up beforehand. Tony

Abbott hit the airwaves this

morning and he again is blaming the

Government, saying they had a

number of tools available to them

to stop this from happening. But I

don't think Labor senators in the

committee today will be doing the

same thing. I think they will be

pretty much pointing the finger at

Alan Joyce. Now, this hearing is

expected to go for an hour and a

half. I am sure Alan Joyce will

feel it goes longer than that. No

question. Newspaper reports that

Kevin Rudd is being urged to take

on Julia Gillard for the top job

are being laughed off by Labor

heavyweights. Given the surge of

support, why are they so adamant a

Kevin 11 comeback isn't on the

cards? This is really just another

battle in the war between the

Government and News Limited. Senior

ministers are saying this isn't

correct, it's just a campaign to

try to destabilise the Government

and get rid of Julia Gillard. Kevin

Rudd himself claims he's happy at

Foreign Minister. Julia Gillard says says she doesn't

says she doesn't take much notice of

of what the media reports here, she

just goes on with her job. But

according to the Government, it's

business as usual. OK, Amanda Hart,

thank you. Reporting live from Canberra.

The manslaughter trial of Dr Conrad

Murray, who's accused of causing

the death of pop star Michael

Jackson, is winding up in Los

Angeles. For more, we're joined by

Ten's correspondent, Daniel Sutton,

live from Los Angeles this morning.

Dan, what's

Dan, what's the latest there? Well,

Ron, a prosecutor has just wrapped

up moments ago a 2.5-hour closing

address with the words "justice

demands a guilty verdict". With the

Jackson family looking on, he said

the King of Pop trusted Dr Conrad

Murray, with his life, and for that

Murray lied, he paid with his life. He said Dr

Murray lied, deceived and obscured.

He said the jury must find him

guilty of incol itrary manslaughter

for giving Michael Jackson a fatal

dose of Propofol. The evidence is

abundantly clear that Conrad Murray

acted with criminal negligence.

That Conrad Murray caused the death

of Michael Jackson. Now, Conrad

Murray of Michael Jackson. Now, Conrad

Murray is facing up to four years

in jail if he is convicted. It's

going to the jury this afternoon.

We could have a verdict as soon as

tomorrow. Dan, thank you very much.

Daniel Sutton reporting for us live

from Los Angeles this morning. A

small Queensland town is in

mourning after a mother of two

collapsed and died from a snakebite.

42-year-old mother Narelle Pails

had complained of a headache arnt

returning from a walk -- after

returning from a walk. She was

rushed to hospital. She was given

antivenom but could not be revived.

It's believed she was bitten a

number of times by a brown snake.

Old rock bands never die - Pink

Floid fans will be climbing the

wall. Their category is expected to be

be re-released, all 14 albums.

There will be some unreleased

material, including a live

recording of 'Money'. The band

might even get together again for a

event. charity performance to mark the

Disgraced Pakistan cricketers

Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and

Mohammad Asif have been jailed for

their part in the no-ball betting

scam. Butt was handed a 30-month

jail serm, Asif a 1-year sentence,

and 19-year-old Amir six months.

The manager Mazhar Majeed was also

jailed. We will be lodging grounds

of appeal against sentence within

the next 24 hours. Amir's family,

back in Pakistan, were reduced to

tears on receiving the news.

Spin king Shane Warne is set to

make a comeback out of retirement.

Network Ten understands the 42-

year-old enjoyed a day at the races

yesterday and will play for the

Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash

League. Warren hasn't played top-

flight -- Warne hasn't played top-

flight cricket since 2007. He's

expected to be unveiled as the

Stars' marquee signing next week.

More on finance now. And wallets

and purses are finally starting to creek open?

Yeah, three months now - retailers

are optimistic about Christmas.

Spending was up 0.4% in September.

That was on the back of a 0.8%

increase in July and 0.6% in August.

Retailers hope the resilience marks

a turning point in what's been a

tough year so far. What cheered

them up particularly was a 1% rise

in the sale of household goods.

Retailers still hold out hope for

another cut in rates in December to

really give them some Christmas

cheer. Well, shareness ANZ have

fallen, even though the bank posted

record profits yesterday. ANZ says

its full-year cash profit was up 9%

to $5.6 billion for the year. The

bank's New Zealand Group was up 25%,

beating the $1 billion with help

from a fall in bad debt. Let's take

another look at the markets now. US

stocks have jumped overnight, as

ump cut rates for the first time in

two -- as Europe cut rates for the

first time in two years. It was a

choppy session, with investors

still weary about development in Greece

Greece and the fallout from the MF global global bankruptcy.

Here's a weather check:

Taking a look at news websites

around the world this morning - the

New Zealand 'Herald' reports a

robot has been developed in the

Netherlands for eye surgery.

Surgeons use joy sticks so they

don't get wobbly fingers during delicate

delicate operations. The 'Daily

Mail' in the UK reveals a clock

found in a Queensland shed has been

found to date from 1396 and has

King Richard II's personal seal.

It's to be sold next month for an

expected ?200,000. A new app can

tell you who's in your area and if

they are free for a drink. I don't

need an app like that! I'm happily

married! A certain character has

his life -- his licence to kill. We

will shake you up. Not stir you with that story next. with you, checking your GOOD MORNING, Amy La Porte local news headlines... the night behind bars, A teen from Wagga has spent after being extradicted to Canberra over a McDonald's robbery back in September. The 17 year old is facing the Children's Court in Canberra after ACT police had an extradicition order granted in the Wagga Wagga Childrens Court this week. Police say he used a weapon to hold up staff at the McDonalds Restaurant in Conder on September 27 last year. Meantime, ACT Police are seeking the public's help after a number of elderly people were scammed by a man posing as a plumber in parts of Canberra recently. a 90-year-old female Hughes On October 13th a man told there to check the home owner, that he was noticed a sum of money drains... after he left she missing from her wallet. 68-year-old Meantime, last Friday a victim to the same scam. wheelchair-bound man fell urged to call crime Anyone with information is stoppers. Coal has secured a large In other news, and Hume Sutton Forest under its farming property near coal exploration lease. Member for Goulburn Pru Goward has told the ABC she's shocked by the news and believes it will make it more difficult to avoid a coal mine. Hume Coal used a shelf company to buy the property. A review of the contraversial Gunghallin Drive Extension may lead to an increasing of the speed limit from 80 kays. This comes after the ACT Government made a promise to Aranda residents, concerned about noise pollution, that the speed limit would not be increased. 100 kay an hour limit The road is designed for a NOW... And The Canberra TURNING TO SPORTS NEWS pre-season with fitness Raiders started their testing. says 20-12 will be a clean Club Chairman John McIntyre slate for the team. Raider Mal Meninga says Meantime, legend and ex Raider's avoid a report of he's happy to help the performance. last season's dismal oversee part of the team's Meninga has offered to pre-season training. Low cloud over the New To the satellite now, and adjacent ranges is bringing South Wales east coast and isolated showers. To the capitals now and cloud is clearing in Canberra for a top of 24... Cloudy too in Melbourne... Possible morning showers for Sydney... To the major centres now and Dubbo is looking at a top of 27 ... Sunny skies in Wagga. 24 the top in Bega... Fine and 21 in Wollongong... Fine and 23 in Bathurst... Increasing sunshine for a top of 23 in Goulburn. Mudgee... Warmer for Parkes Sunny skies and 24 in and a top of 27 there. day forecast for Canberra Taking a look at the three

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Headlines every 15 minutes on Ten's

Early News. Greece has lost a

showdown with world leaders at the

G20 summit in France. Let's go to

Brett Mason, at the conference in

Cannes. Brett, there were fears the

Greek Government could even

collapse? Ron, a really

extraordinary day here at the G20

summit. This Greek soap opera, as

it's been dubbed, has really

overshadowed the first day of talks

here, as 20 of the world's most

powerful leaders sit down to talk

about the European financial crisis.

George Papandreou in Greece really

stole the show as he fought for political

political survival. His calls for a

referendum on that country's future

in the European Union really ground

these talks to a halt. Julia

Gillard, our Prime Minister, was at

pains to stress that that was not

the only thing delegates spoke about here. She was officially

welcomed to the talks by the host

and freench President Nicolas

Sarkozy. She also -- French

President Nicolas Sarkozy. She also

had a chance to catch up with US

President Barack Obama, they spoke

about his upcoming visit to

Australia. But the Prime Minister

was forced once again to answer

questions about her leadership. I

had a chance to put speculation

about a Kevin Rudd coup comeback

from the former prime minister to

her just a few moments ago. Here is how

how the Prime Minister responded.

On the question of jobs, there is

speculation about yours - are you

confident you will remain as Prime

Minister? Yes. (LAUGHTER)

Are you angered you're answering

questions about your job when you're you're here to protect other

Australian jobs? Look, I am at the

G20, focused on what is a very

difficult set of global economic circumstances and

circumstances and the appropriate

response. A very firm response

there for Julia Gillard. But, Ron,

stranger things have certainly

happened in politics. Yes, indeed,

haven't they, Brett? Thank you,

Brett Mason live from the G20

summit in Cannes. A woman described

as an evil and depraifd killer will be sentenced today. The South

Australian Supreme Court has been

told Angelika Gavare killed an 82-

year-old Adelaide pensioner, whose

dismembered remains were found in

an Adelaide creek. Gavare broke

into the woman's home, then killed

and dismembered her so she could

take over the home and sell it. She

was found guilty of murder in

August. Occupy Melbourne protesters

will go before the Supreme Court

today. Police are trying to block tomorrow's

tomorrow's Occupy Sydney protests. They

They say they have been trying to negotiate

negotiate with the protesters for a

route through the CBD, which would

allow the march to proceed

peacefully and safely. 40

protesters were arrested during a

dawn raid last month. In Melbourne,

Occupy protesters have taken up

residence on the lawns outside the Premier's office. The fresh

occupation has prompted fears there

will be repeat scenes of last

month's forceful removal of

demonstrators from the city square.

I don't think it's gonna happen.

Because we are fighting very peace

thri among council representatives

and police. I don't think it will

happen. I personally... Victoria Police

Police say they will step in if required.

And Occupy Brisbane protesters have

been ordered to leave yet another

city square overnight, but they are

refusing to give up. 11 protesters

were arrested yesterday for

resisting a police order to move on.

One person was charged with

assaulting an officer. The

protesters have regrouped in the

Roma Street Parklands after

conducting a Facebook poll on how

they should respond to the removal orsd.

A public memorial will be held on -

- orders. A public memorial will be

held on the Gold Coast today for Mr

Williams, the founder of sea World. He

He did at the age of 82 last month. A

A private ceremony was held last

week. The service today will be

held at the Palazzo Versace Hotel from

from 3pm. Well, 007 is to finally

swashbuckle his way into a 23rd

adventure next year. The producers

of the James Bond franchise

launched the new movie overnight in the

the US. It will be called 'Skyfall'

and will star Daniel Craig, who

last appeared as the MI6 agent in

'Quantum of Solace' in 2008. Bond

will roar into our cinemas a year from

from now. Ian Thorpe reckons he's

more nervous than ever ahead of his

first competitive swim in five

years in Singapore. Thorpe conceded

his comeback could fail. I would be

lying if I said, uh, you know, that

I think I will be able to do this.

I really don't know. Thorpe will

compete in the 100m individual

medley at the World Cup Short Course meet today.

Troubled jcky Danny Nikolic is

savouring Group One -- jockey Danny

Nikolic is savouring Group One

success on Mosheen. He put a

tumultuous year behind him to

salute in the million-dollar feature.

Today that really was a walk, trot

and canter. And, um, I was rapt with

with her. She's been under-rated

from the day I started riding her.

Melbourne's Cup Carnival concludes

on Saturday, when Black Caviar will

attempt her 16teds-straight win.

-- 16th-straight win.

A new Brisbane-based airline has

stepped in to take advantage of the

disruption in Australian air travel.

Air Australia is promising cheaper

fares to new routes and free

baggage. We have known them at

Strategic Airlines, but with a new

name and brand makeover, Air

Australia is promising to be a

breath of fresh air, focusing on

international services out of

Brisbane and Melbourne. I think

it's re-educating Australia to say,

"You don't have to go via Sydney

anymore. You have an option of

Brisbane and Melbourne and the

fares are better." Direct flights

to Phuket, Bali and Japan. And

standard return tickets to Hawaii

for just $9406789 the same route

with Qantas is $1,452. There's another

another sweetener to this

Australian airline - one free piece

of luggage for every passenger. If

you're travelling on a hole dairks

you don't want to be paying a

ticket and making sure you're

paying for each bag. With two or

three kids, it can get quite

expensive. Yesterday, Virgin

Australia made its move to cash in

on the Qantas saga, launching cut-

price business-class seats on the

popular Brisbane, Sydney and

Melbourne routes. They should be

ready to pounce on fares to

Queensland, of course. That's what

we like to see. Briefly in other

business news - News Corp has

expressed great confidence in James

Murdoch a week before he faces more

questions from UK politicians. And

despite announcing a fall in

quarterly profits yesterday.

Telstra plans to set up services in several Indian cities.

several Indian cities.

And BHP's new $1.3 billion coal

project in Indonesia is about to

start. It will turn out 500,000

tonnes of coal a year. If you

rushed out to get one of those new

iPhones in the past couple of weeks,

you may be getting a rundown sort

of feeling. Apple has admitted

there is a problem with the batteries

batteries in some of them. The

problem also affects new iPads and

iPods. The batteries run out in

minutes because of a software

problem. Apple says it's working on

a fix and expects to have it sorted

in the next few weeks. A bit of

trouble if you rely on your

iPhone's alarm if you use it to

wake up in the morning. Who would

have that problem?! Thanks. A check

of the weather before we go:

Now for a look at what the weekend

has in store. Let's go to Josh Holt

at the Weather Channel. Josh, we

are well and truly into storm

season? We certainly are, Ron. The

past seven days' rain tells the

tale. Look at Western Australia,

the Territory, South Australia and

NSW and Queensland - seeing plenty

of action over the past few days.

Let's get stuck into the weekend.

Everyone wants to know what the

weather's doing. It's going to be a

warm one across the south-east.

Look at these northerly winds

pushing that warm air across

Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra.

You're looking for the red and

orange colours - well up and over

that 30-degree mark in some areas.

On Saturday, in behind me, we have

a south-westerly change. When we

get the south-westerlies coming

through the south-east, that

temperature does drop. Right across

Adelaide, Melbourne, southern NSW

and parts of Tassie. There are some

cooler temperatures as that system

tracks through. Plenty of rain on the

the way. As it moves across the

western parts of South Australia on

Saturday, now, it will begin to

track across the eastern half of

the state as we get into Sunday.

Then it will begin to track across

parts of Victoria, Tasmania and

southern NSW. There is plenty of

rain across NSW on surned as well.

What's this? Basic -- on Sunday as

well. We have the potential for

shower and thunderstorm activity to

develop across NSW, Victoria and

also Queensland. Just at the moment,

you can see here the predicted rain

really begins to ramp up Sunday

afternoon. Possible showers and

thunderstorms across the inland

part of the state, the ranges and

even concern parts of the coastline.

Let's check out forecast now:

With those thunderstorms around,

there is a slight chance we may see

that a little bit later in the day.

Just a bit of a heads-up there.

Melbourne, an absolute cracker on

Saturday for Stakes Day. If you're feasting

feasting on Black Caviar, you have

got some conditions! You're such a

joker! Thank you. Did someone say,

"Weekend"? I love it. Thanks for

joining us this Friday. Have a

lovely weekend. Goodbye.

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