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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. and welcome to Ten's Early News. Good morning I'm Bill Woods. This morning, ahead of the World Cup The Socceroos arrive in Germany and boasting a new breed of fans. for the Government A nuclear stumbling block for power stations on their land. as three States vow to block plans to one on the silver screen. From her own public split for the launch of her new flick Jennifer Aniston in Sydney 'The Break Up'. And in sport, luckless Lleyton quarterfinal demons. unable to shake his French Open before we go on. A quick weather check at finance news. Now time for our first look

as expected this morning Well, it's a return to volatility

as US stocks falter as higher.

Australia has landed in Germany steps up a gear. as their World Cup campaign straight to their training ground The Socceroos heading a rapturous welcome from the locals. where they received of the month in Germany's south. Australia is certainly flavour prominent Our flag and national symbols particularly in little Oehringen Australia has made its home. the 750-year-old village go about their business As the Socceroos on the lush new playing pitch, locals are making it their business about their famous visitors. to learn as much as they can helping our squad The support and relaxed atmosphere feel very much at home. have more reason Caretakers of the fifth division club than most to embrace the Australians for the field upgrade. after FIFA paid

Very good, yah.

a taste of football Aussie style They may be enjoying where their loyalty lies. but there's no question

What if Australia plays Germany? Germany too good. of just 25,000 Oehringen may be a town but many of them made their way out its first training run here. just to watch Australia go through also on their side, And with the local police there's no stopping the Socceroos. Prime Minister John Howard

East Timor. is being urged to visit strife-torn

spokesman Kevin Rudd, The Oppositions Foreign Affairs who is in Dili, says isn't chosing sides it's needed to show Australia internal political problems. in the country's

of East Timorese politics Given the delicate state that all branches it's very important of the East Timorese leadership are completely of the view not picking sides that we in Australia are in this internal political dispute. is heading to Indonesia next month The Prime Minister to visit President Yodhoyono to drop in on East Timor. but has not yet made plans and Victoria New South Wales, Queensland for nuclear power stations have vowed to block any plans to be built on their land. sign off on an inquiry The Federal Government will today that will examine the concerns. It's a certain thing - during a university visit. protesters jeering the Prime Minister he'll have to get used to It's something really takes off. as the nuclear debate Australia's nuclear science chief. And fuelling that debate, in Australia Nuclear energy operation four or five reactors involved. probably should have energy industry will be viable. That, Dr Smith says, is so a nuclear to be located on the east coast He adds, those reactors will need where energy demand is greatest, to build them. taking 10 years and $10 billion a fear campaign I know there is going to be around saying and people are going to be running rule out that site. rule out this site, to be talking about sites. It is quite premature But the debate is an emotive one. nuclear simply doesn't stack up. When you look at the detail, there will be an inquiry The PM has has already signalled of a nuclear industry to help sort through the economics

in Australia. and see whether it's workable to rubber stamp that inquiry, Cabinet meets later this morning outline its terms of reference the hot potato of heading it. and determine who gets

to report findings It will probably take six months are wasting no time. but opponents of nuclear energy Eddy Meyer, Ten News. have opted for redundancies 39 Beaconsfield miners Tasmanian gold mine. from the troubled The mine's management last week of interest, called for 43 expressions would make operations viable. saying the job losses

since the Anzac Day rock slide The mine has been closed that killed Larry Knight and Brant Russell for a fortnight. and trapped Todd Webb the disappearance The mystery surrounding

deepens. of Olivia Newton-John's lover has reportedly been seen Patrick McDermott with a European blonde in Mexico.

pair spent the night in this hotel. Sydney's 'Daily Telegraph' claims the allegedly sighted four times Mr McDermott has now been

on the Baja Peninsula. feared drowned on a fishing trip. He went missing a year ago - braved pouring rain Hundreds of screaming fans of Hollywood glamour couple to catch a glimpse in Sydney last night. Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn their new movie 'The Break Up'. The pair are in town promoting talked about She's one of the most photographed, and tantalising stars in the world. and raining, And even if it is bitterly cold glitz it up for the crowd. Jennifer Aniston will still

courtesy of Armani. This chilly little number for this weather. I'd like to apologise wholeheartedly in about 15 years. It's the first rain we've had

It's not your fault personally. I didn't make the phone call. Well, you know, (Laughs) On her first visit to Australia,

she got to meet her fans Jen made sure

autograph books off for six hours. some of whom had been freezing their

Fine, I'll help you do the dishes. No, that's not what I want. You just said that you want me to help you to want to do the dishes. I want you Why would I want to do dishes?

Aargh. Jennifer signed on for the movie about a dissolving relationship just as she and ex-husband Brad Pitt were calling it quits. Laughter clearly proving to be the best medicine for a broken heart. As they did at the film's US premiere,

Jennifer and Vince were careful to avoid being photographed together at any stage during the proceedings. However, as I was backstage getting set to introduce them to the crowd of 1,600 VIPs here at the Australian premiere, I did witness a quick smooch. But when the cameras are rolling.. We have great chemistry, absolutely. Me and Jen have great chemistry. Angela Bishop, Ten News. Lleyton Hewitt is out of the French Open despite a gutsy performance against defending champion Rafael Nadal. In their first clay court encounter Nadal set the tone early. The Spanish sensation at the top of his game, got a jump on the Aussie blasting through the first set 6-2.

Nadal made Hewitt fight for every point

and fight he did. Unsettling the number two seed pushing him to 7-5 in the second. But Nadal soon found his rhythm becoming more aggressive, stealing breaks where he could on his way to a two sets to one lead. Tired and distracted, the match began to slip through Hewitt's fingers with Nadal closing in on victory. Nadal's unbeaten record at the French Open in tact as he won through to the quarterfinals. On a high after their draw with the Dutch national team, the Socceroos have touched down in Germany. The squad arrived aboard a jet decked out in Aussie flare. AFL, and it's been revealed that Collingwood forward Blake Caracella came within millimetres of becoming a quadriplegic during a vicious clash on Saturday. The incident escalating the controversy surrounding head high contact. As his team-mates arrived for training, Collingwood revealed Blake Caracella only narrowly avoided life in a wheelchair. Because he as an athlete

he has well-developed musculature of his upper body and of his neck relative to anyone in the general population, that if he didn't have that, his injury could have been much more catastrophic. In Adelaide, Dean Brogan returned to the scene of his crime with a power posse. But he apologised for his tangle with a rival supporter at Adelaide Airport on Saturday. The Western Bulldogs are facing a $5,000 fine after having one too many players on the ground during Saturday's win over Hawthorn. The league has sent them a please explain after an interchange gone wrong. Wayde Skipper making 19 players on the field for about 30 seconds. At the Match Review Panel Fremantle midfielder Des Headland has been offered a 2-game suspension for this round house. Essendon's Henry Slattery has copped a one-match ban for attempting to strike. Lion Jamie Charman is set for a week off after a rough conduct charge over this hit. Ian Cohen, Ten News. Time for more finance news and Tabcorp may lift its bid for UniTab? Rumours are to that effect Bill. After the Queensland based wagering group dismissed Tabcorp's bid as inadequate. UniTab says the offer is highly conditional and lacked certainty because it needs approval from the ACCC,

government and racing bodies. It also says there are serious questions about Tabcorp's capacity

to deliver the outcomes it was promising. And one of Australia's biggest ever liquified natural gas projects has been blocked by Western Australia's Environmental Protection Agency. The Gorgon Project, that was to be built off the West Australian Coast, will reportedly cause irreparable damage to the local environment. The LNG facility would have created as many as 6,000 jobs and was to be built by partners Shell, Chevron and ExxonMobil. National weather: Let's see what Tuesday's newspapers are saying. The Opposition urges the PM to visit troubled East Timor. The details after this short break.

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And a damning report into the response to last July's London transit bombings which killed 52 commuters. More finance and how did Wall Street close this morning? Not great with US stocks eyeing recent lows and the Nadaq breaking through its technical support level. The Prime Minister is being urged to visit East Timor. Opposition Foreign Affairs spokesman Kevin Rudd, who is in Dili, says its important John Howard show the country's leaders Australia is not choosing sides. Australian forces struggle to contain yet another pitch battle on Dili streets. Kevin Rudd is now there to see the humanitarian crisis first hand and he's now calling for the Prime Minister to visit as well. Given the delicate state of East Timorese politics it's very important that all branches of the East Timorese leadership are completely of the view that we in Australia are not picking sides in this internal political dispute.

The call came as East Timor's parliament met for the first time since the crisis began. The Opposition also says more police are needed as Australian resources are stretched too thin. We're not seeing an escalation just ongoing problems. And with more international forces arriving the Prime Minister maintains there's no need for extra Australian involvement. James Wakelin, Ten News. Alarming claims this morning that Third World countries have better midwifery and Caesarian services than those in rural New South Wales. Kevin Coleman, an obstetrics-trained doctor in Cobar, says women should not have to travel hundreds of kilometres to give birth. He blames the states. It's just gone down the gurgler. Federal Heath Minister Tony Abbott says it's an exaggeration to label the services Third World. Miracle mountaineer Lincoln Hall says he's hung up his Everest boots after being left for dead near the summit. It's the first time he's spoken about his ordeal and says climbers have an obligation to help others in difficulty. It's little over a week since Lincoln Hall was left for dead by his climbing party. I was bewildered. I didn't know where I was. I felt around and I could feel snow but wasn't cold. Back at Everest base camp,

his colleagues tried desperately to communicate with him. You can do it, you don't need oxygen Lincoln just get down. He couldn't. His sherpas abandoning the experienced mountaineer near the peak. He'd been suffering from extreme altitude sickness and frostbite. There were about 24 hours there where we believed we had lost him. But after surviving a night in freezing temperatures

Hall was discovered by another party of climbers. I realised when I came down off the mountain that the world thought I was dead. Hall spent the last week recovering in Kathmandu. He may lose the tips of his fingers. The Socceroos have finally touched down in Germany where they'll begin intensive preparations ahead of the World Cup kick-off next week. The Roos immediately headed to the 750-year-old town of Oehringen which will be their home away from home until the competition's over. Locals turned out in force to greet the Aussies when they arrived. They've spent months transforming their town into a Socceroo shrine, The mystery surrounding the disappearance

of Olivia Newton-John's lover deepens. Patrick McDermott has reportedly been seen with a European blonde in Mexico. Sydney's 'Daily Telegraph' claims the pair spent the night in this hotel. Mr McDermott has now been allegedly sighted four times on the Baja Peninsula.

He went missing a year ago - feared drowned on a fishing trip. Major criticisms of the rescue operation following the London bombings. A damning report says heroic individuals were hampered by poor equipment and a failure in communications. It was 8:50 July 7 2005. The first of three near-simultaneous bombs

that exploded on the Tube. The terrorists' aim - to kill as many people as possible and cause panic and confusion. Underground survivors discovering there was no way to contact their train drivers. In return the drivers could not contact the stations. There was no breathing equipment. On some trains the first aid kits were locked. Then at 9:47 another bomb. This time on a bus.

The emergency services raced to the scenes but were hampered by poor communications. The main radio system doesn't work underground.

British Transport Police radios do work but the equipment broke down at King's Cross. Today's reports says the only way to communicate was to send a runner down a tunnel. Each time it took 15 minutes.

As we heard earlier the Socceroos have arrived in Germany for next week's World Cup opener against Japan.

This has been a This has been a journey 32 Years in

the making. They must enjoy it. It is

a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for

them. The team arrived from of

competence after beating the Dutch in

a friendly match. After four hours of

touching down in Germany they are

training. Their game against Japan at

just seven days away. In tennis, Lleyton Hewitt's French Open campaign is over falling victim to clay court specialist Rafael Nadal in four sets. Hewitt was caught unawares as the second seed produced one powerful groundstroke after another, taking the first set 6-2. But Hewitt managed to fight back in the second taking Nadal to 7-5. But Nadal lifted and the luck seemed to go the Spaniard's way. Nadal's on track to defend his French Open title. Queensland winger Greg Inglis will be ruled out of Origin II today after suffering further damage to his back on Saturday night. His loss could be Penrith fullback Reece Wesser's gain. No talk of curfews or a drinking ban,

this Blues squad were enjoying themselves last night

with some of the legends of NSW Origin. Winger Matt King now waiting to learn who he'll mark in Origin II, with club-mate Greg Inglis set to miss the match. I was pretty surprised when I heard the news only a couple of hours ago. He kept it quiet from me. I don't know whether he did that on purpose or not. Like I said, it's a big loss for him. I had no idea. However it's believed Queensland selectors are leaning the way of Penrith's Reece Wesser.

He's certainly a talent Reece. He's quick, he can score a try and he's good under a high ball so he wouldn't let anyone down. Self-labelled fourth choice halfback Brett Finch

retains the number 7 jersey.

And he'll approach game two similar to game one. Not think about it too much and keep it as low key as possible. Rob Canning Ten News.

Kath's back with another look at finance and unions to launch more action against Qantas? They're threatening to Bill, after rumours Qantas will use crew from its lower paying JetStar, Australian Airlines and New Zealand Jetconnect subsidiaries to staff more full service international flights. While the Australian Airlines brand is due to disappear next month,

the 370 staff will still be paid their salaries when they begin working for Qantas. The catch is they're paid around one-third less than their Qantas counterparts.

The Commonwealth Bank has confirmed it's entered this long running battle, teaming up with a Goldman Sachs-led consortium. The bank's funds management division will pour $1 billion into the $25 billion Goldman bid. And BAA has confirmed it's in talks with two parties regarding the takeover and has hinted it may accept an offer from either Spain's Ferrovial or another bidder.

Weather:

Hundreds line the streets to catch of glimpse of two Hollywood celebrities down-under, the details when Ten's Early News returns.

Good morning and welcome to Ten's Early News. The Socceroos arrive in Germany ahead of the World Cup and boasting a new breed of fans. A nuclear stumbling block for the Government as three States vow to block plans for power stations on their land. From her own public split to one on the silver screen. Jennifer Aniston in Sydney for the launch of her new flick 'The Break Up'. And in sport, Lleyton loses - but only to a clay court juggernaut at the French Open. A quick weather check before we go on.

Finance. Investors have punished stocks on Wall Street after the Fed chairman expresses concern over inflation.

Australia has landed in Germany as their World Cup campaign steps up a gear. The Socceroos heading straight to their training ground where they received a rapturous welcome from the locals. Australia is certainly flavour of the month in Germany's south.

Our flag and national symbols prominent particularly in little Oehringen

the 750-year-old village Australia has made its home. As the Socceroos go about their business on the lush new playing pitch, locals are making it their business to learn as much as they can about their famous visitors.

The support and relaxed atmosphere helping our squad feel very much at home. Caretakers of the fifth division club have more reason

than most to embrace the Australians after FIFA paid for the field upgrade. They may be enjoying a taste of football Aussie style Oehringen may be a town of just 25,000 but many of them made their way out

just to watch Australia go through its first training run here. And with the local police also on their side, there's no stopping the Socceroos. Prime Minister John Howard is being urged to visit strife-torn East Timor. The Opposition Foreign Affairs spokesman Kevin Rudd, who is in Dili, says it's needed to show Australia isn't chosing sides in the country's internal political problems. Given the delicate state of East Timorese politics it's very important that all branches of the East Timorese leadership are completely of the view that we in Australia are not picking sides in this internal political dispute. The Prime Minister is heading to Indonesia next month to visit President Yodhoyono but has not yet made plans to drop in on East Timor. New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria have vowed to block any plans for nuclear power stations to be built on their land. The Federal Government will today sign off on an inquiry that will examine the concerns. It's a certain thing - protesters jeering the Prime Minister during a university visit. It's something he'll have to get used to as the nuclear debate really takes off. And fuelling that debate, Australia's nuclear science chief. Nuclear energy operation in Australia probably should have four or five reactors involved.

That, Dr Smith says, is so a nuclear energy industry will be viable. He adds, those reactors will need to be located on the east coast where energy demand is greatest, taking 10 years and $10 billion to build them. I know there is going to be a fear campaign and people are going to be running around saying rule out this site, rule out that site. It is quite premature to be talking about sites. But the debate is an emotive one.

When you look at the detail, nuclear simply doesn't stack up. The PM has has already signalled there will be an inquiry to help sort through the economics of a nuclear industry and see whether it's workable in Australia. Cabinet meets later this morning to rubber stamp that inquiry, outline its terms of reference and determine who gets the hot potato of heading it. It will probably take six months to report findings but opponents of nuclear energy are wasting no time. Eddy Meyer, Ten News.

The boss of Sydney's controversial Cross City Tunnel says he'll cut the toll if the New South Wales Government pays back the $96 million. News Limited papers says tunnel boss Graham Mulligan is prepared to slash the toll by 60 cents to $2.90 each way. It follows the Government's decision to reopen 13 roads closed when the tunnel opened. Bali bomber Abu Bakar Bashir will be released from jail next week. The alleged spiritual leader of the al-Qaeda linked militant group Jemaah Islamiah has served almost 30 months for his role in the 2002 attacks that killed 88 Australians. Bashir maintains he's not a terrorist.

The mystery surrounding the disappearance of Olivia Newton-John's lover deepens. Patrick McDermott has reportedly been seen with a European blonde in Mexico. Sydney's 'Daily Telegraph' claims the pair spent the night in this hotel. Mr McDermott has now been allegedly sighted four times on the Baja Peninsula. He went missing a year ago - feared drowned on a fishing trip. Hundreds of screaming fans braved pouring rain to catch a glimpse of Hollywood glamour couple Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn in Sydney last night. The pair are in town promoting their new movie 'The Break Up'. She's one of the most photographed, talked about and tantalising stars in the world.

And even if it is bitterly cold and raining, Jennifer Aniston will still glitz it up for the crowd.

This chilly little number courtesy of Armani. I'd like to apologise wholeheartedly for this weather. It's the first rain we've had in about 15 years. It's not your fault personally. Well, you know, I didn't make the phone call. (Laughs) On her first visit to Australia, Jen made sure she got to meet her fans some of whom had been freezing their autograph books off for six hours. Fine, I'll help you do the dishes. No, that's not what I want. You just said that you want me to help you I want you to want to do the dishes. Why would I want to do dishes? Aargh. Jennifer signed on for the movie about a dissolving relationship

just as she and ex-husband Brad Pitt were calling it quits. Laughter clearly proving to be the best medicine for a broken heart. As they did at the film's US premiere, Jennifer and Vince were careful to avoid being photographed together at any stage during the proceedings. However, as I was backstage getting set to introduce them to the crowd of 1,600 VIPs here at the Australian premiere, I did witness a quick smooch. But when the cameras are rolling.. We have great chemistry, absolutely. Me and Jen have great chemistry. Angela Bishop, Ten News. Lleyton Hewitt is out of the French Open despite a gutsy performance against defending champion Rafael Nadal. In their first clay court encounter Nadal set the tone early. The Spanish sensation at the top of his game, got a jump on the Aussie blasting through the first set 6-2. Nadal made Hewitt fight for every point and fight he did.

Unsettling the number two seed pushing him to 7-5 in the second. But Nadal soon found his rhythm becoming more aggressive,

stealing breaks where he could on his way to a two sets to one lead. Tired and distracted, the match began to slip through Hewitt's fingers with Nadal closing in on victory. Nadal's unbeaten record at the French Open intact as he won through to the quarterfinals. AFL, and it's been revealed that Collingwood forward Blake Caracella came within millimetres of becoming a quadriplegic during a vicious clash on Saturday. As his team-mates arrived for training, Collingwood revealed Blake Caracella only narrowly avoided

life in a wheelchair. Because he as an athlete he has well-developed musculature of his upper body and of his neck relative to anyone in the general population, that if he didn't have that,

his injury could have been much more catastrophic. In Adelaide, Dean Brogan returned to the scene of his crime with a power posse. But he apologised for his tangle with a rival supporter at Adelaide Airport on Saturday.

The Western Bulldogs are facing a $5,000 fine after having one too many players on the ground during Saturday's win over Hawthorn. The league has sent them a please explain after an interchange gone wrong.

Wayde Skipper making 19 players on the field for about 30 seconds.

At the Match Review Panel Fremantle midfielder Des Headland has been offered a 2-game suspension for this round house. Essendon's Henry Slattery has copped a one-match ban for attempting to strike. Lion Jamie Charman is set for a week off after a rough conduct charge over this hit. Ian Cohen, Ten News. Finance, regulators target executives over Europe's biggest corporate collapse.

A new hearing has been launched in Italy to examine the collapse of dairy giant Parmalat more than two years ago. 64 defendants will front the hearing and face fraud charges including the company's former chief executive and financial officers. Three days have been set aside for the preliminary hearing and a full trial is expected before the end of the year. Parmalat's $25 billion collapse was Europe's biggest. And property developer Bovis Lend Lease could face thousands of negligence claims. The Australian company is responsible

for cleaning up the World Trade Centre site in New York and could face the claims from people suffering lung ailments

as a result of dust and debris at the site. Lend Lease is asking the US Supreme Court to can the action and says it can tap into a $1.3 billion fund set up by the US Government to pay compensation.

National weather:

Let's see what Tuesday's newspapers are saying.

Early News returns after this short break.

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This program is captioned live. Welcome back to Ten's Early News. Making news this Tuesday. A challenge to the PM to visit violence-plagued East Timor before the Government's accused of bias. Olivia Newton-John's missing lover spends a night with a European woman at a Mexico hotel. Climber Lincoln Hall speaks for the first time

of his fear of dying on Mount Everest. And a damning report into the response to last July's London transit bombings which killed 52 commuters.

The Prime Minister is being urged to visit East Timor.

Opposition Foreign Affairs spokesman Kevin Rudd, who is in Dili, says its important John Howard show the country's leaders Australia is not choosing sides.

Australian forces struggle to contain yet another pitch battle on Dili streets. Kevin Rudd is now there to see the humanitarian crisis first hand and he's now calling for the Prime Minister to visit as well. Given the delicate state of East Timorese politics it's very important that all branches of the East Timorese leadership are completely of the view

that we in Australia are not picking sides in this internal political dispute. The call came as East Timor's parliament met for the first time

since the crisis began. The Opposition also says more police are needed as Australian resources are stretched too thin. We're not seeing an escalation just ongoing problems. And with more international forces arriving the Prime Minister maintains there's no need for extra Australian involvement.

James Wakelin, Ten News. Alarming claims this morning that Third World countries have better midwifery and Caesarian services than those in rural New South Wales. Kevin Coleman, an obstetrics-trained doctor in Cobar, says women should not have to travel hundreds of kilometres to give birth. He blames the states. It's just gone down the gurgler.

Federal Heath Minister Tony Abbott says it's an exaggeration to label the services Third World. Mountaineer Lincoln Hall says he's hung up his Everest boots after being left for dead near the summit. It's the first time he's spoken about his ordeal and says climbers have an obligation to help others in difficulty. It's little over a week since Lincoln Hall was left for dead by his climbing party.

I was bewildered. I didn't know where I was. I felt around and I could feel snow but wasn't cold. Back at Everest base camp, his colleagues tried desperately to communicate with him. You can do it, you don't need oxygen Lincoln just get down. He couldn't. His sherpas abandoning the experienced mountaineer near the peak. He'd been suffering from extreme altitude sickness and frostbite.

There were about 24 hours there where we believed we had lost him. But after surviving a night in freezing temperatures Hall was discovered by another party of climbers.

I realised when I came down off the mountain that the world thought I was dead. Hall spent the last week recovering in Kathmandu.

He may lose the tips of his fingers.

Nearly one year after the London bombings

a damning report has panned the rescue operation. The main criticism was the lack of communication between emergency services because radios failed to work in the Underground train system. The report also highlighted a major shortage of medical equipment like stretchers, meaning many injured survivors had to fend for themselves. The string of suicide bombings killed 52 people including one Australian.

At least 50 transport workers have been abducted in Iraq

after gunmen wearing police uniforms raided a number of bus stations. The abductees include bus drivers and passengers, most of which were about to board buses

that were due to leave the troubled country. Witnesses say two large army vehicles and 19 smaller utes pulled up and blocked off the road

before randomly grabbing people waiting to get on their bus. The mystery becomes more and more intriguing. It is now reported Patrick McDermott,

Olivia Newtown-John's long-term boyfriend is not only alive and living here in Mexico

but that he is with another woman. It's claimed he spent the night with a European lady in her 30s also blond like Olivia about a month ago and the couple were seen driving off in his VW green camper van. After weeks of reported sightings last night we found who we believe to be the fifth person to have seen McDermott alive.

This bar manager claims McDermott was sitting in his bar about a week ago drinking beer and tequila and that he seemed to look very stressed. The US Coast Guard which has been investigating the case sine Patrick McDermott disappeared in July last year won't comment on these new sightings.

As we heard earlier the Socceroos have arrived in Germany It

It is a germ journey 32 years in

making a. They must enjoy it. It is a

once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for

them. The team has touched down on

German soil for the confidence after

beating the Dutch team in a

beating the Dutch team in a friendly.

Just after four hours of landing in

Germany the team a training.

In tennis, Lleyton Hewitt's French Open campaign is over falling victim to clay court specialist Rafael Nadal in four sets. Hewitt was caught unawares

as the second seed produced one powerful groundstroke after another, taking the first set 6-2. But Hewitt managed to fight back in the second taking Nadal to 7-5. But Nadal lifted and the luck seemed to go the Spaniard's way. Nadal's on track to defend his French Open title.

His clay court record now standing at 57 successive wins. Queensland winger Greg Inglis will be ruled out of Origin II today after suffering further damage to his back on Saturday night. His loss could be Penrith fullback Reece Wesser's gain.

No talk of curfews or a drinking ban, this Blues squad were enjoying themselves last night with some of the legends of NSW Origin.

Winger Matt King now waiting to learn who he'll mark in Origin II, with club-mate Greg Inglis set to miss the match. I was pretty surprised when I heard the news only a couple of hours ago. He kept it quiet from me. I don't know whether he did that on purpose or not. Like I said, it's a big loss for him. I had no idea. However it's believed Queensland selectors are leaning the way of Penrith's Reece Wesser.

He's certainly a talent Reece. He's quick, he can score a try and he's good under a high ball so he wouldn't let anyone down. Self-labelled fourth choice halfback Brett Finch retains the number 7 jersey. And he'll approach game two similar to game one. Not think about it too much and keep it as low key as possible. Rob Canning Ten News.

Finance, the RBA could raise rates again soon. But it's unlikely that will happen tomorrow but data out yesterday suggested inflation is on the rise. With a monthly gauge of consumer goods and services up 0.3% in May to 3.2%. Underlying inflation also rose to above the Reserve Bank's target band which may mean the RBA could lift rates again.

Meantime jobs advertisements jumped to the highest level in six months over May but are still down on a year ago. This suggests the jobs market is slowing which is good news for the central bank as it lessens the likelihood of wage pressures fuelling inflation.

Weather:

And that's it for Ten Early News this morning. I'm Bill Woods, bye for now. And I'm Kath Robinson.

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