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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. first day of freedom - Michelle Leslie's homecoming she's expecting. why the model may not get the happy are being brutally attacked Claims women during schoolies celebrations. a shooting spree in the US capital. And shoppers gunned down during

Ten News with Tracey Spicer. Convicted drug user Michelle Leslie in Singapore, has spent her first night of freedom later this week. before heading home to Sydney says The model's spokesman, Sean Mulcahy, Leslie is considering a media deal, she'll profit from her crime. raising concerns back home is waning, Sympathy for the 24-year-old with many ethnic groups outraged dumped her Islamic dress the Muslim convert from a Bali jail immediately upon her release defending her drugs possession case. where she spent three months is also weighing into the debate, The Australian Family Association to ignore Michelle Leslie's story. challenging Australian media outlets

or broadcast of her ordeal They claim that any publication

glorifies drug use.

joofrpblgtsz if Michelle Leslie's

media people come to them today

offering to sell the story, we media people come to them today

would be saying to those media

outlets, "Have the guts to be able

outlets, "Have the guts to be able

to say no thanks, we don't pay for outlets, "Have the guts to be able

this stuff. We're not interested in

activity." buying stories relating to criminal

Melbourne man on death row. Hope is fading for the condemned ruling out a trade boycott The Prime Minister clemency rejection. to protest Singapore's to fly to Singapore this afternoon As Van Nguyen's mother prepares over his final 10 days of life, to visit her son are still trying to save him. his lawyers

discussed the possibility Lawyer Lex Lasry International Court for Justice of taking the case to the UN's Alexander Downer this morning. with Foreign Minister bring the action. Australia would have to would have to be persuaded That means Australia

that the action could be brought before the court as well. and that Singapore can be brought That's not at all clear. But chances of success are slim. optimistic It's not a matter of being everything we can it's just a matter of trying in order to avoid his death. 400 grams of heroin three years ago, Caught with almost

has been set down for December 2. Van Nguyen's death by hanging by Van's twin brother, His mother will be joined on the trip was trying to pay off when arrested. the sibling whose drug debts he

The Prime Minister believes for clemency for the 25-year-old there remains a strong case

the Singapore government. but a trade boycott would not sway

the one against the other. You don't trade these things off He's dismissed suggestions between the two countries, the case will harm the relationship here for Mr Nguyen. even though there is public sympathy there is nothing more we can do At a government level because the Singapore government, despite all of the entreaties has made it very plain with the execution. that it is going ahead Over his final days will be able to see his loved ones Mr Nguyen for up to seven hours a day will prevent any physical contact. but a glass screen Nicole Strahan, Ten News. an alleged pack rape Gold Coast police are investigating schoolies celebrations. at last night's has started badly The annual party week are being assaulted. with claims many school-leavers was marred by assaults on young men. The first Saturday night of schoolies marred by assaults on young women. Last night on the Gold Coast was to a rape complaint on the beach Police were called early in the night resort around midnight. and another at a schoolies only complaints were made. In all, five sexual assault Four have since been withdrawn. most serious allegation of the night, Police are now investigating only the morning south of Surfers Paradise. a pack rape at around 4:00 in the was found lying on a beachside road A 17-year-old school-leaver

where she remains. and taken to Gold Coast Hospital is working with police. The victim, 17 years of age, in the investigation. It's very early any more details at this stage. It's not possible to give Police are warning and excessive alcohol that the mix of big crowds vulnerable. makes young women, in particular, There are two real issues. they wouldn't normally do One - it makes people do things it makes them more vulnerable and secondly, to becoming a victim of a crime. for most of the trouble last night. Predictably, alcohol was blamed out and 28 people were arrested. 110 alcohol infringements were handed Only nine were school-leavers. But just as predictably will be back at it tonight. the partygoers

who wreck it for people There are some people who make it fun. but there are people Brett La Frantz, Ten News. is unfolding in America A hostage drama has already shot six people where a gunman inside a popular shopping mall. Leisa Goddard-Roles joins us live. Ten's US bureau chief has just been captured. Leisa, we believe the gunman

Tracey, you're right. He

surrendered just a few moments ago.

All three of the hostages have been

released safely which is great news.

This has been a very intense

stand-off. The man ran into a This has been a very intense

shopping centre which is about the stand-off. The man ran into a

size of an average Westfield, he

shot six people and barricaded size of an average Westfield, he

himself inside a music store. One

of the hostages phoned a media himself inside a music store. One

organisation saying they were held

at gunpoint and the phone shut off. organisation saying they were held

The police stormed the shopping at gunpoint and the phone shut off.

centre, not sure what they'd find.

Tha irstill not saying how they centre, not sure what they'd find. centre, not sure what they'd find.

captured him. What's the condition Tha irstill not saying how they

captured him. What's the condition

of those shot? Six people were of those shot? Six people were captured him. What's the condition

rushed to hospital. At least one of of those shot? Six people were

those are in a critical condition.

those are in a critical condition. Police are saying staff at the

Police are saying staff at the shops saved many people by rushing

them into change rooms to keep them

them into change rooms to keep them safe and out of the gunman's way. Prime Minister John Howard is on his way to Pakistan where he's expected to announce more aid for earthquake victims. Mr Howard is expected to meet Australian defence personnel providing medical care to those affected by last month's quake. He's spent the past few days attending the APEC summit in South Korea

where breaking down trade barriers was high on the agenda.

But Mr Howard says more needs to be done. Agriculture protection is the deal breaker for the WTO. If we don't get progress on that on other fronts. Mr Howard will fly to Malta for a Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting later this week. The United Nations' plan to prevent the spread of bird flu - details when the morning news returns. And a rare public appearance from one of the world's greatest sporting heroes. This program is captioned live. Another British soldier has been killed in Iraq, amid fresh claims Iran is training and arming insurgents. Two roadside bombs exploded as a British patrol drove past, killing one and injuring four other soldiers. Officers say the insurgents are using more sophisticated weapons that penetrate their lightly armoured vehicles. Defence sources accuse Iran of using Lebanese Hezbollah to train the bomb-makers and divert attention from its nuclear programme. Although Tehran denies it, the attacks have increased since Iran's new hardline president came to power.

George W. Bush is pushing China

to allow greater political and religious freedom for its citizens. The US President also taking time out to go cycling with some local Olympic hopefuls. It's Sunday morning and a devout President Bush is on his way to church. But signing the guest book here is more than mere courtesy.

"God bless the Christians of China," he writes. It's a declaration of personal support from the most powerful man in the world. A healthy society is a society that welcomes all faiths, gives people a chance to express themselves

through a worship with the Almighty. ALL: Amen. So we welcome them. An hour later, and a scene in which President Bush appears far less comfortable. But like it or not, this relationship with the Chinese President is now one of his most important. So today, as they eyed each other across a vast table, both presidents were going out of their way not to offend the other even on the sensitive issue of human rights. President Hu is a thoughtful fella. He listened to what I had to say and I thought it was very interesting in his comments that he talked about human rights.

Maybe a decade ago, a leader wouldn't have uttered those comments. Even the President's post-summit bike ride was loaded with symbolism. His companions - young Chinese athletes. Ready to go? Let's go. Let's go. In three years time, the rest of the world's athletes will arrive here as China hosts the Olympic Games. An early warning system for bird flu has been unveiled by the United Nations. Migratory birds will have their flight patterns tracked and mapped to pinpoint high-risk areas. The system will concentrate on birds which fly to different countries

and mix with local bird populations, potentially spreading the disease. There's been another death from bird flu in Indonesia, taking the world death toll to 67. There've been fiery clashes on the streets of Turkey. Kurdish demonstrators hurling firebombs

as police tried to break them up.

At least three people died and dozens have been injured. The protest sparked by claims Turkish police had been carrying out summary executions of Kurds, following a bombing earlier this month.

The Kurdish dispute has claimed 37,000 lives over the past 20 years. A museum celebrating the life of boxer Muhammad Ali has opened in his Kentucky birthplace. Angelina Jolie was among the A-list celebrities at the event. A glittering hero's welcome with celebrities and even a former president honouring Muhammad Ali as he arrived in his hometown, Louisville, Kentucky to open a centre, preserving his legacy and promoting peace. How are you? Very well indeed. How are you doing and how's Muhammad doing? Muhammad's doing fine. Parkinson's disease means he rarely speaks but still has charisma and a sense of humour. His latest project attracting humanitarians and celebrities alike.

He's got a poetry to him, he's got a beauty to him. He's got a grace. He's very loving. He's got a real loving - he's a good man.

ANNOUNCER: Cassius Clay coming out for round three after the shock of his life in the first round. Born Cassius Clay in the racially segregated south, he transformed boxing with his fast moves and fast talk but also fought the establishment and was even stripped of his titles for refusing to fight in Vietnam. His trainer throughout was Angelo Dundee. Muhammad's legacy is one of the greatest fighters of all time. And for people, what do you think of the impact?

They like him because he's a great human being, a great guy. And so his new centre hopes to inspire others through his life story, leaving a legacy far beyond boxing. 4-year-old brothers once joined at the head have returned home more than three years after receiving life-saving surgery in the United States. The Egyptian brothers will continue to wear protective helmets until doctors reassess their condition in a year. The cojoined twins underwent the risky separation surgery in October 2003.

Doctors say the boys are now full of energy and no additional operations are planned.

An updated version of the lie detector

is the latest in anti-terrorism gear for airports. The PC-based system detects stresses in the voice with any suspicious results alerting security. COMPUTER: Have you ever withheld any information from any government official ever in your life? WOMAN: No. A Russian airport has bought the system and others are expected to follow. Wallaby captain George Gregan denies he's planning to retire - that's when Ten's morning news returns. Plus, David Nalbandian derails the 'Fed Express'. WOMAN: The true meaning of Christmas for us is about sharing and caring will struggle to survive. Just seven years old, she suffers from chronic hunger Her mother barely earns enough to provide one meal a day. Lack of food causes her great pain and she grows sicker and weaker by the day. You can help change the life of a child like Napendaeli health care, education When you sponsor a child in need, with a picture of your sponsored child knowing we could make such a difference to a child's life. Sponsor online or call World Vision on 13 32 40 now. This program is captioned live. An anti-terrorism conference is under way in Sydney and is being attended by a host of experts and Australian authorities. Ten reporter John Hill is there and joins us now. A leading terror expert has warned al-Qa'ida is stronger than ever and suggests coalition forces should remain in Iraq for as long as it takes?

That's right, trace a. Dr Rohan is

an expert on world terrorism and

an expert on world terrorism and he's saying Iraq is the major

problem. It's the spawning ground,

if you like, for terrorists around

if you like, for terrorists around the world now. The interesting

the world now. The interesting thing is he believes Australia and

thing is he believes Australia and the US along with the other allies

should stay there. The point being

Al-Qa'ida was only 3,000-strong at

Al-Qa'ida was only 3,000-strong at Al-Qa'ida was only 3,000-strong at the time of 9/11 and he says

there's now 40 groups around the

world capable of carrying out

world capable of carrying out terrorist attacks. So a very good

terrorist attacks. So a very good

terrorist attacks. So a very good reason he says why Australia should

maintain the line in Iraq. The

maintain the line in Iraq. The terror raid two weeks ago suggest a

terror raid two weeks ago suggest a terror raid two weeks ago suggest a terror throat. How good is it

according to the experts? It is

suggested we'll get a terror strike.

suggested we'll get a terror strike. Of course, that's not new. The

background is, there's up to 300

background is, there's up to 300 Muslim extremists in Australia, the

Muslim extremists in Australia, the doctor says, capable of staging an

doctor says, capable of staging an attack even though the law

attack even though the law enforcement and politicians have

been doing to address the issue.

been doing to address the issue. The doctor believes we have to do

more. 90% of Australians, he says,

are law-abiding. We should be

are law-abiding. We should be engaging with the Muslim community

engaging with the Muslim community more and law enforcement needs to

more and law enforcement needs to be penetrating the mosques and the

radical prayer groups more. He made

radical prayer groups more. He made radical prayer groups more. He made reference to his reasoning. He said,

reference to his reasoning. He said, "Just take a look at what's

happening in Britain." You need to

happening in Britain." You need to invest more in human source

penetration. You need to deepen and

penetration. You need to deepen and widen your coverage and build

greater bridges with the Muslims

because the Muslims themselves will

because the Muslims themselves will tell you if a terrorist attack is

going to happen. Interesting stuff.

Thank you John Hill in Sydney. Jacqui Maddock at Commonwealth Securities. Lion Nathan is brewing a better deal for Coopers' shareholders.

It certainly is. Today Lion Nathan

has announced an increased

take-over offer for South take-over offer for South

take-over offer for South Australian brewer Coopers. Now, the

Australian brewer Coopers. Now, the decision follows a Federal Court

decision on Friday allowing Coopers

decision on Friday allowing Coopers to hold an extraordinary AGM with

the aim of blocking the hostile bid.

Lion Nathan is increasing the offer

Lion Nathan is increasing the offer from $260 to $300 and hoping that's

what the shareholders need. We've

what the shareholders need. We've

what the shareholders need. We've seen a drop-off over the month of

seen a drop-off over the month of October of 6.7% and that's the

October of 6.7% and that's the first fall in new car sales we've

seen in five months. All the

fundamentals are there for a

fundamentals are there for a bounce-back in car sales. We have

bounce-back in car sales. We have bounce-back in car sales. We have rising incomes, a stable job market

rising incomes, a stable job market

rising incomes, a stable job market and stable interest rates. We can

and stable interest rates. We can look at the sales figures as just a

blip on the new car sales figures

radar. Australia has retained the Frank Worrell Trophy after wrapping up the second Test in Hobart.

The Aussies started day five needing just 78 runs to win and lost just one wicket chasing the total. Matthew Hayden out for 46. Mike Hussey hit the winning runs and added an unbeaten 31 to his first innings century, but is expected to make way for Justin Langer at the top of the order.

Hussey's one of three batsmen vying for two spots. Michael Clarke's under pressure to retain his place after a solid debut from Victorian Brad Hodge. Australian rugby union captain George Gregan has this morning denied reports he's about to announce his retirement. The besieged Wallabies skipper says he's still keen to play on. The Wallabies broke their 7-match losing streak against Ireland yesterday,

but the pressure remains on the captain. George Gregan will captain his country for the 50th time this weekend against Wales. A newspaper report claiming it will be his last international, but Gregan has denied the report. He says he'll remain available for Test selection. Meantime, much smoother runnings for Australia's rugby league team, as it prepares for this weekend's Tri-Nations final against New Zealand. The two sides running into each other at the gym, but there was no pre-match aggro. Save it for game day and said, "G'day," to a couple of them today. Coach Wayne Bennett hasn't ruled out making changes to the team that beat Great Britain over the weekend. The Kiwis' different style of football meaning some Australian players aren't guaranteed their spots. I take nothing for granted, you know. I'm on the edge of my seat every time the team's being read out and it's a buzz for me every time I get picked. It's one win apiece between Australia and New Zealand in this series. Great Britain's coach has picked the Aussies to win the final. It comes down to doing the best with what you have, I suppose, and we've got our new halves combination and we'll be doing plenty of work with them during the week to do well. Leanne West, Ten News. In soccer's A-league, Newcastle United continued its good form away from home with a 1-nil win over the Queensland Roar last night. Mid-fielder Matthew Thompson striking mid-way through the first half.

The Roar looked to have equalised in the second half, but Uruguayan import Osvaldo Carro was controversially ruled offside. Newcastle's defence staying solid, despite some sustained attack from the home side. Roger Federer's incredible winning streak in tournament finals is over, beaten in the season-ending Masters Cup decider by David Nalbandian. The Argentinian fighting back from two sets down to end the world number one's unbeaten run in 24 consecutive finals and 35 matches. Nalbandian also denying Federer the chance to equal John McEnroe's professional era record of 82 wins and 3 losses in a season. The 5-set decider lasting more than 4.5 hours. Nalbandian taking home $1.9 million and a luxury car. Australia's female swimmers left the rest in their wake

as the world cup wrapped up in Sydney last night. Libby Lenton went close to her second world record of the meet, touching half a second outside her own mark in the 100m freestyle.

I was just hoping to go under the old world record, which is exactly equal to that time,

so I'm pretty happy with that. The only major record of the night - a new Commonwealth mark by Lara Carroll in the 400m medley. Next in Ten News weather around the nation.

National weather:

It's an arranged marriage of a different type with Chinese officials searching for the world's most perfect panda match. Two of the endangered species will soon be heading to Taiwan - a goodwill gift from China giving 11 pandas the chance to enjoy trial marriages. The animal experiment is designed to ensure the best panda match. Couples will be judged on their magic spark, looks and psychological health. That brings you up to date with all the news. Stay with Ten for updates throughout the day

and the full details in Ten's news hour tonight.

I'm Tracey Spicer, good afternoon. Supertext Captions by the Australian Caption Centre. www.auscap.com.au