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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. This morning - A Bali bombing mastermind by Indonesian police. thought to be killed said to be "lost and confused" Lost 'Pup' Michael Clarke with Lara Bingle. over his relationship to the private health rebate And no change as the Senate strikes again. with Natalie Barr. VOICEOVER: This is Seven Early News Good morning. A suspected Bali bombing mastermind in a shoot-out is believed to have died with Indonesian police in Jakarta. raided a building Specialist officers and killed the man yesterday on the city's outskirts. as Dulmatin, Local media have named him of terrorist group Jemaah Islamiah. a top leader Indonesian authorities a process of identification. are currently going through two other suspects Police later shot and killed on a motorbike. who'd been trying to get away Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono And Indonesian President leaders and address Parliament is preparing to meet political on day two of his Australian visit. has been tracking Political reporter Jodie Speers the President's movements. Natalie, today's the day will turn his mind to President Yudhoyono of his 3-day visit. the serious political side Canberra yesterday morning He touched down here in welcome including a 21-gun salute. where he was given an official highest civilian honour - He then received Australia's Companion of the Order Of Australia being appointed an Honorary at the Australian War Memorial. and he laid a wreath This morning he'll hold talks Tony Abbott with the Opposition Leader Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, and then later with the to be high on the agenda. with asylum seekers expected More and more unauthorised boats Indonesia and onto Australia have been travelling through in recent times of cooperative deal and it's expected that some kind will be struck there. a joint sitting of Parliament President Yudhoyono will address at 2:00 this afternoon in Sydney. and he'll then spend tomorrow for presidential visits And it's certainly a busy month

in just a couple of weeks. Natalie. with Barack Obama due here Michael Clarke Australia vice captain over his relationship is said to be "confused and lost" with model Lara Bingle. Sources close to the cricketer say to call off their engagement, he's poised

tour to be by her side. after abandoning the New Zealand a low profile yesterday - The couple kept the media only Bingle chose to acknowledge their Sydney apartment. camped outside late last night, She was snapped returning home without her fiance.

to private health insurance The Senate has blocked changes for a second time. a means test The Government wanted to introduce on private health rebates

than $75,000 a year for individuals earning more and couples on more than $150,000. and Independent Nick Xenophon Family First senator Steve Fielding to kill off the bill last night. sided with the Opposition wouldn't say Health Minister Nicola Roxon to call an early election if the Government would be willing on the issue. several times with a screwdriver A Sydney woman has been stabbed in the city's west. during a confrontation at a house

to her head, face and arms The 29-year-old suffered wounds yesterday afternoon. in the attack at Lethbridge Park in hospital. She's now in a stable condition charged and will front court today. A 34-year-old woman has been

off Victoria's south-east coast. A windsurfer has gone missing

went out in waters 59-year-old Peter Elliman at Gippsland Lakes near Newlands Arm yesterday afternoon and hasn't been seen since. through the night. Rescue crews looked for him this morning. They'll resume the search 'Tree man' Western Australia's infamous could be about to come down. on the branch Richard Pennicuik has been perched for three months, of a Thornlie gum tree cutting it down. to stop the local council have had enough. But frustrated council officials with a $5,000 fine They're threatening him if he refuses to climb down. staying up there, I think he's being a bit silly he's made his point. he regrets his stint in the tree Mr Pennicuik says because it's disrupted his life. for a second liver transplant A Perth mother hoping the operation can go ahead. should find out today whether Claire Murray is in Singapore lifesaving operation, for the potentially off the transplant list here. after Australian doctors took her after her first liver transplant. She had continued using drugs are fast-tracking Singaporean authorities the 2-week assessment program, mentally suitable for the surgery. to see if Claire's physically and is the most likely donor. Claire's mother at appealing the sentence Crown prosecutors are looking

drink driver, handed down to a serial who killed an Adelaide grandmother. Craig McLarty was speeding the blood alcohol limit, and almost five times over

83-year-old Nadia Udina in 2008. when he ran down and killed caught drunk behind the wheel. It was the fifth time he'd been the 38-year-old was sentenced Yesterday, to a minimum 26 months in jail,

he was remorseful because the judge said of rehabilitation. and showed prospects in the US, A man's had a terrifying drive in his Toyota Prius became stuck. after the accelerator The man was on a busy highway, of more than 140km/h. with the car reaching speeds I'm just overly nervous. I have an upset stomach. Jim Sikes. Terrifying moments for 61-year-old I just don't feel too good. when the accelerator became stuck. He was driving the 2008 Toyota Prius I was trying the brakes. I was on the brakes pretty healthy. it wasn't doing anything. It wasn't stopping - It just kept speeding up - it just kept going.

The out-of-control Prius reached speeds of more than 90mp/h along Interstate 8, whizzing past other cars. And I was worried about going off the side of the road, going down the embankment. CHP Officer Todd Niebert pulled alongside the Prius and over a loud speaker told Sikes to push the brake pedal to the floor and apply the emergency brake. Luckily, it worked. It was a good day in that it ended the way it did. Nobody was injured and the vehicle came to a stop. In a statement Toyota said: Toyota has recalled more than 6 million vehicles in the US since last fall because of acceleration problems on multiple models and braking issues in the Prius. Sikes says he's not taking any more chances. I won't drive that car again - period. If I can have a problem anybody can have a problem. Now for your first look at Wednesday's weather. A few afternoon showers for Brisbane and a possible storm. Showers too in Sydney and Melbourne. And hot and humid in Darwin, with the chance of late afternoon showers and storms. Coming up on 'Sunrise' at 6am - Mel and Kochie look at the decision to award Indonesia's President our highest civilian honour. But next on Seven Early News - a warning from experts about falling standards of maths in our schools. And blink and you'll miss it. The new challenge for Australia's cup stacking conqueror.

Welcome back. Maths and science are fast becoming taboo subjects at Australian schools and universities. A review of the number and quality of students enrolling in the two subjects has found a dangerous drop in standards. In contrast, the quality of international students is outstanding. Part of the problem is thought to be the widespread belief among students that maths and science won't get them a jobs. There's been another deadly shooting at a US university campus. A man began firing in a maintenance building at the Ohio State University, hitting three workers. One person died at the scene, while another is seriously injured in hospital. Police arrested the shooter a short time later. Storm chasers have captured the moment a large tornado hit a small town in the US state of Oklahoma. The twister tore along the ground for at least 15 minutes,

destroying several homes and bringing down power lines.

God, that's no good. It is going to

take this house. Oh, god. Look at

this satellite dish. Look out man, we got debris. No-one was injured during the tornado. The sequel to one of the most successful stage musicals of all time is having its world premiere in London before opening in Australia next year. 'Love Never Dies' picks up the 'Phantom of the Opera' story - 10 years on. # This one really does develop the characters in a way

that I didn't have the opportunity to do in the old one. Critics have slammed preview performances. It's even earned the early nickname 'Paint Never Dries'. Your first finance this Early News -

The Dow Jones has recovered after an initial slump. Putting the dishes away can be a boring kitchen chore but not if you're an expert stacker. One Sydney boy is so good with cups, he's the world record holder and about to defend his title. No, we haven't sped up the pictures. This is the real thing in real time. Oh, yeah! (LAUGHS) Well done! In as long as it takes to say, "Canberra is the capital of Australia", Josh Wills has stacked and unstacked 12 cups. It's a lot of fun, I guess. There's a lot of people around the world that do it. Get to travel places like Melbourne, New Zealand and soon to be America. The 15-year-old is captain of the Stackaroos - Australia's speed stacking team that's off to the US for the world championships.

The home of the cup kings. Well, USA are the best at the moment, they hold all the world records. We'll just try and do our best, hopefully. Apart from the noise, his parents couldn't be prouder. And I think being the Australian captain, it's sort of a leadership role too, with him, and he's inspiring other kids to have a go and play sport. That's what it's all about. Even big kids. The record for this manoeuvre is 1.8 seconds. Yeah, 10.9! Just nine seconds out. (LAUGHS) Hard work best left to the professionals. Oh! Does it impress the chicks? Yeah. (LAUGHS) Really? Nah.(LAUGHS)

Every kitchen need one of those. Coming up on 'Sunrise' at 6am - the important warning for anyone hiring a tradie for work around the house. But next on Seven Early News - Melbourne Victory stumbles in the Asian Champions League. And Brad Haddin blasts a century, as Australia cruises past the Kiwis.

The stories we're following on the Early News - A suspected Bali bombing mastermind is believed to have died in a shoot-out with Indonesian police in Jakarta. Australia vice-captain Michael Clarke is said to be "confused and lost" over his relationship with model Lara Bingle. And the Senate has blocked changes to private health insurance for a second time. Now it's over to Mark Beretta with all the day's sport. Michael Clarke's absence proved no problem for the Australian side overnight who cruised to a 6-wicket win over New Zealand in the 3rd one-dayer in Hamilton. Brad Haddin backed up a superb bowling performance by blasting a century to give the visitors a 2-1 series lead. Shane Watson started Australia's run chase aggressively and Brad Haddin looked to do the same but was lucky to survive. COMMENTATOR: Oh, chance? No...put down, Shane Bond. Some sharp work from Gareth Hopkins ended Watson's stay on 15

and the skipper almost joined him in the pavilion. Edged and dropped. Both dropped chances proved expensive. Has he got it well enough? You bet he has.

Hamilton's small boundaries were right up Haddin's alley, while Ponting was content to pierce the field.

Boy, that's a cracking shot. Haddin was given another life in the deep, before Ross Taylor finally showed a safe pair of hands, removing Ponting for 69.

The keeper-batsman wasn't about to offer up a third chance, charging to his second one-day century. Straight down the ground and there it is, a very, very fine innings.

All the Boys at the top have been in

pretty good form but we needed one

of the top to come and give a good

100 so it was good to spend time out there. Haddin finally departed for 110, as Australia romped home with 16 balls to spare.

We're in a good

We're in a good position to chase a

bigger total tonight so that is good

for us so we might be on to

something by bowling first. Ponting surprised many by electing to bowl, but the Aussie attack responded, with Mitchell Johnson and Ryan Harris taking three wickets each. Australia can wrap up the series with victory tomorrow in Auckland.

The AFL has toughened its stance on performance-enhancing drugs and is prepared to strip offenders of individual awards

or even revoke premierships. The League will become the first code in Australia to test for human growth hormone.

This sends a message to players

that the AFL is incredibly serious about addressing the issue of performance-enhancing drugs. 1,000 tests will be conducted this year with samples frozen for up to eight years to allow for retrospective checks. Highly rated Sharks rookie Albert Kelly will make his NRL debut this weekend against his cousin Melbourne superstar Greg Inglis.

Kelly will come off the bench against the Storm on Saturday night. There's plenty of hype around the 18-year-old who starred for the Eels in the Toyota Cup last year. There's a lot of good exciting players that we've got here but it's up to us, the team as a whole, to give them the opportunity to play well. Panthers backrower Trent Waterhouse has been named to play the Raiders, despite sitting out training yesterday. Melbourne's Asian Champions League campaign is in tatters after a 2-0 defeat to Seongnam Ilhwa at Etihad Stadium overnight. The Victory now faces an uphill battle to progress to the next phase of the competition. Ironically, it was a Melbourne product who put the Korean side in front in the 40th minute.

Would you believe, it is Sasha

Ognanoski who scores the opening

goal in his home town, incredible. Seongnam killed off the contest - in with a second goal five minutes from full-time. The NBL Grand Final series will go to a deciding 3rd game after Wollongong accounted for Perth 75-63 last night. Cam Tragardh hit a game-high 28 points for the Hawks. The Wildcats were unfazed by a hostile sell-out crowd in Wollongong taking a 1-point lead to the main break. But the Hawks assumed control midway through the 3rd term and never looked back charging to a 12-point victory. The series will be decided on Friday in Perth. Reigning V8 Supercar champion Jamie Whincup believes his new Holden faces it's toughest test at this weekend's Clipsal 500. Whincup blitzed his rivals in the Middle East winning all four races in Abu Dhabi and Bahrain. But Whincup knows Adelaide presents a totally different challenge. The Middle East had brand new race tracks. Really, really smooth. We go to the complete other end of the scale here this weekend - Tight, twisty, bumpy street tracks. Holden stars Will Davison and Garth Tander are desperate to jump-start their season after struggling in the opening rounds.

Just 19 hours to go until it all

kicks in Adelaide for the Clipsal,

more sport in Sunrise. Bring it on,

talk to you later. Later, the

national weather o forecast and the

starring Adelaide girl who scored the

for a look ahead at 'Sunrise'. Now it's over to Mel and Kochie Indonesia's President Nat, the decision to award our highest civilian honour has raised some eyebrows. his help after the Bali bombings. It's to say thank you for with Indonesia, But considering our past issues is it appropriate? tradie for work around the house. There's a warning to people hiring a or injured on your property, Did you know if they're killed you could be liable? Find out how to protect yourself.

this morning - If you're dreading the traffic to rise above it all? how about using a jetpack

path. Just keep out of the airport flight

it's on sale right now. This isn't science fiction - the company that makes them. We'll speak to

You don't really need a licence. was caught on camera And George Michael

during a boat trip in Sydney. have private down time But do superstars that the media shouldn't film? during 'Sunrise'. There's more on that, See you then. Now for today's weather - A large high in the Bight and a few showers will push cool southerly winds across Tasmania and Victoria. storms across eastern Queensland. A trough will send showers and temperatures in WA. And hot nor-westerly are driving up

Few afternoon showers for Brisbane. has some big shoes to fill Finally, an Adelaide girl Mary Poppins after being chosen to play stage production. in a new Australian more than 1,000 hopefuls Verity Hunt-Ballard outclassed from here and overseas, to land the starring role. an element of magic I hope that I can bring wonderful women around the world and Julie Andrews and all the who played Mary Poppins. opens at Her Majesty's Theatre The $20 million extravaganza in Melbourne in July.

for this Wednesday. And that's Seven Early News

Stand-by now for 'Sunrise'. I'm Natalie Barr. by Red Bee Media Australia Supertext Captions