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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. And I would train and obsess and play good footy and the thing that would get me through is I knew, that at the end of that, I was going to absolutely annihilate and launch into as much drugs as I could. Troubled times. The controversial documentary detailing the downfall of Ben Cousins. This morning on Sunrise -

the man who made the film joins us live. The Independents prepare to meet our leaders. So when will we know who will govern Australia? The Australian beauty queen who impressed on the world stage. She's our special guest, direct from Las Vegas. Right across Australia, this is Sunrise on Seven. Now, live from Brekky Central, here's Kochie and Mel. Hello and thanks for joining us. Aussie Jesinta Campbell has joined the lucrative ranks of Miss Universe Inc. She won the Miss Congeniality, and they're already saying she's the next Jen Hawkins.

Aorxh, Aussie chicks rule, don't

they? They do. Jesinta will join us live from Vegas later this morning. Also coming up, never-before-seen pictures of The Beatles before they were famous. But right now, it's news time with Nat. The country Independents who may hold the key to who will govern have sat down for their first face-to-face talks in Canberra overnight.

Bob Katter, Tony Windsor and Rob Oakeshott will meet again this morning before possibly holding talks with Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott this afternoon.

They warn no decision will be made until the final count is in. I think the reality of the process is it's weeks rather than days and I think we've all got to accept that, as hard as that is. The trio is likely to be joined by Independent Andrew Wilkie who's expected to win the Tasmanian seat of Dennison. Three other seats still remain in doubt.

Police in Brisbane have recaptured a man who escaped from Victorian detectives while being extradited back to Melbourne. Kayd Thorp was being taken to Brisbane Airport when he made his bid for freedom. He eluded police for almost seven hours until he was found having a beer at a Manly Hotel. The 24-year-old is due to face charges relating to the death of a 49-year-old man and a separate attack on an off-duty policeman. A dog has been rescued from a burning unit in Melbourne's north-east. His barking alerted his owners that something was wrong. Two people managed to escape the inferno in Heidelberg but the dog couldn't find his way out. Fortunately, he pressed his nose up against a window and was spotted by firefighters, who rescued him.

The blaze has caused about $100,000 damage to the unit. Residents of an apartment block close to the Sydney Cricket Ground had their underground car park flooded last night when a water main burst. It turned surrounding roads into raging torrents.

At one stage it threatened to inundate this home which the owner had only recently sold. I was terrified because, you know, insurances and things like that. Imagine if the water had seeped in I mean, it would have been just terrifying. Moore Park Road is expected to remain closed for several days after a section of the bitumen collapsed. At least 43 people have been killed in a plane crash in north-east China this morning. The Henan Airlines jet overshot the runway while coming in to land and burst into flames on impact. Bystanders rushed to the site and helped pull 53 people alive from the wreckage. At least three are in a critical condition in hospital. It's not known if any Australians were on board. A small plane has crashed in Nepal, killing all 14 people onboard.

American, British and Japanese tourists were on their way to a popular trekking spot at Mount Everest when the plane hit bad weather near Kathmandu. Witnesses say the plane erupted in flames on impact and broke into pieces. No Australians were on the flight. In finance news:

Gee, it has been a nervous night

Gee, it has been a nervous night on Wall Street, let me tell you. And

let me just, yes, down 135 points.

The Dow Jones index. It has been all

over the place. Because of a drop in

home sales figures caught the market

by surprise. Got pretty ugly there,

10-year US tregsraries, our little

benchmark I keep harping on about

down to 2.

down to 2.49 per cent, below the

magic 2.

magic 2.5 per cent mark. To our

region, a whole

region, a whole raft of profit

figuress, some ugly, Fosters wrote off $

off $1.

off $1.3 billion in the wine

division which puts them in a loss.

Oil pricevise dropped a fair bit in

the last week. -- prices have

dropped a fair bit in the last week. the last week. -- prices have dropped a fair bit in the last week. There may be a light at the end of the tunnel for retailers.

Is it daylight or the train? After

six months of decline, spending was

broadly unchanged in trend terms in

July. Craig, is it daylight or the

train. It does look like daylight.

There is good reason to spend, the

job market is pretty firm, further

indications of that in the Financial

Review today. Also got the fact that

prices are coming down, wealth

levels are at record highs, all

matters to spend, just people don't

want to at the moment, they are

concerned what is happening overseas

and concerned about interest rates.

If the Reserve Bank stays on the

interest rate side line for a few

month, retailers can look forward to

a better Christmas. It is the

Territories doing particularly well

in terms orphspending, ACT and NT,

the best job markets, the weakest

spending is Queensland, New South

Wales and Tasmania. We know in terms

of the tourism down turn, it is

really hitting Queensland hard.

Okay, keep an eye on it for us,

Craig. Time for sport now with

Beretts. Thank you, Kochie. Collingwood's Leigh Brown will miss this weekend's clash with Hawthorn after failing to have a striking charge downgraded at the AFL Tribunal overnight. Brown was outed for one week for his hit on Adelaide's Graham Johncock, opening the door for Josh Fraser to play his 200th senior game fresh from a 5-goal haul in the VFL. At St Kilda, Lenny Hayes headlines a list of four key inclusions for Saturday's encounter with Adelaide. Canterbury is urging fans to wear helmets at ANZ Stadium on Monday night to salute departing veteran "The General", Luke Patten. Patten has been with the Bulldogs since 2001 and the match against Penrith will be his last in blue and white. The full-back's commitment to the club is unquestioned. He even imposed a 48-hour ban on sex before matches for much of his time at the Dogs. The Wallabies are bracing for a barrage of long bombs in this weekend's tri-nations test against the Springboks in Cape Town. South Africa has recalled Francois Stain to its line-up, a man who boasts one of the biggest boot's in world rugby. Wallabies coach Robbie Deans will name his side tomorrow and is refusing to guarantee a spot for potential NRL defector Quade Cooper. And our other national rugby side - the Wallaroos have gone down 32-5 to 3-times champion New Zealand

at the Women's Rugby World Cup in England this morning.

Time for a check of the weather for

the first time this morning with

Grant Denyer who is on

Grant Denyer who is on Queensland's Sunshine Coast this morning. G'day,

Beretts, have you ever had a good

sleepover? (whispering)

sleepover? (whispering). Not for a

while? What's wrong? You are young

at heart. Do it during the V8s. For

you, Kochie, imagine it being you

and Craig James sleeping

and Craig James sleeping overnight in the RB Reserve Bank vault, the

best location for an overnight

slumber party, check it out, we

found it. Look at this! Good

morning, everybody. We are up at

Mooloolaba at Underwater World, we

are coming in to wake the kids up

who are sleeping underneath sharks.

How awesome is this. That is good.

(whispers) good morning, everybody,

did everybody sleep okay. Two are

snoring. Those morning. It is either

the fact that we turned the light on

or there is a bull shark over him

all night. You wouldn't want to have

a phobia in here, would you? A good

way to get over it. Look at the

menacing facing of those approaching

overniget, a

overniget, a 98 mare to wake up to.

But some of the sharks are pregnant

so they have been doing ultrasound

testing. Did you have fun they are

still waking up. What a way to be

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Well, I can kind of understand maybe

some of the experiences they have

been going for overnight. Um... Who

fluffed? Who was that? It was you, wasn't

wasn't it? No! It is scary. I don't

blame you, it is alright, see you in

half an hour. You met your match

this morning, Grant. Thank you,

Uncle Grant, look after them. They

will keep him in line. Ahead - blurred boundaries. What are the rules when students befriend teachers on Facebook? And, your special preview of the controversial documentary on Ben Cousins' life.

But next, never-before-seen pictures of The Beatles before they were famous. They're next on Sunrise.

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Should child offenders face jail time? Or does detention just make their problems worse? Tomorrow, the push to let misbehaving kids go free. And, when breaking up is hard to do. We have expert advice to ease the pain of divorce. That's Sunrise, Thursday. A British photographer found an extraordinary treasure in his attic recently. When he was just a teenager he was given unlimited access to The Beatles before they became famous. As Sally Biddulph reports,

the pictures have never been seen before. The Fab Four as you've never seen them before. Black-and-white photos of Paul, Ringo, George and John, relaxing and rehearsing before they hit the big time. Snaps which capture them unawares, smoking in their dressing room and enjoying a drink. No sign yet of the mass hysteria that they'd go on to cause. The pictures were taken by a teenager working for the 'Yorkshire Evening Post'. Now almost five decades on, 60-year-old Paul Bariff is an award-winning photographer with a secret in his attic. Somewhere in that loft I have some images that I take when I was a teenage boy and I look for them - I found this box

and found 800 negatives. I couldn't believe it. I knew I got some of The Beatles but I thought probably about six or seven. When I opened the box and went through it - 40. 40 negatives of The Beatles. The photos were taken across Yorkshire at headline venues such as Huddersfield's ABC Cinema. Less than a year later, the Beatles were megastars, mobbed by fans while they jetted across the globe.

Pretty stupid to forget about them.

He actually took them. Oh, yeah, the

Beatles! Gee, those blokes with the funny hair cuts. Sally Biddulp reporting. On the way, the revealing research that could prove Hitler was in fact, Jewish and African. Then, we'll catch up live wth Australia's Miss Universe,

And now Miss Congeniality following

the world final. But next, did Bob Katter threaten to kill a colleague? And the woman who's scared of bananas! This is Sunrise, on Seven.

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Up to 50% off everything sale on now. It has to be Beacon. Making headlines today - Bob Katter. The Independent MP has been accused of threatening to kill Liberal politician Peter Lindsay at Townsville Airport. Katter has laughed off the allegations and says it was just a few hot words.

The headline writers love the story. Melbourne's 'Herald Sun' has called him "Mad Katter".

Queensland's 'Courier Mail' calls it "Katter Fight". And Sydney's 'Daily Telegraph' says "Katter's Claws". Now Peter Lindsay reported the alleged threat to police but nothing ever came of it. So are you surprised it's coming out now? Email or SMS us.

Wouldn't it just be an average day

in politics? He is

in politics? He is a character. He

is not your normal political mould,

which is terrific but he is so

passionate for his own electorate,

it is what Paul

it is what politicians should be.

You need all sorts. Wilson Tuckey

has gone, glad we still got Bob. One

is enough though. No...

is enough though. No.... I like Bob. Also being clicked this morning, the woman scared of bananas. Fran Dando has "bananaphobia". It stems from a childhood prank - her brother put a banana in her bed and she sat on it. Later in the show we'll be looking at other strange phobias

What caused the phobia? Her brother

put a banana in her bed and she sat

on it. She got squishy banana

sheets. It started a lifelong

phobia. Did she like them before.

Lucky it was only a banana she sat

on, ridiculous. Fascinating.

on, ridiculous. Fascinating. Maybe it is spiders, like, Kochie. But

it is spiders, like, Kochie. But you used to have a snake phobia. I got

over that. You still got a snake

phobia. I have no need to get over

it. Some people are scared of

rabbits. I am not scared of rabbits,

there is a rabbit plague that

everyone knows. Ladies and

gentlemen, they are taking the

mickey out of me, the spider thing,

huge! Spider on the boot of my car,

looking at me dead in the eye and I am thinking, "

am thinking, "My goodness." Luckily

the rabbit was there to chase the

spider away. How big was the

spider away. How big was the rabbit compared to the spider? Big, with

sharp pointy teeth. You have got

rabbits, no, you! You see rabbits on

the way to work. I have never seen a

rabbit on the way to work. You do!

Let us know your weirdestphobe yes.

You seen unicorns. Keep quiet. Now,

Today's 'Women's Weekly', it is one

of innicest stories. Gee, Who wants

to ban air brushing? No. Do they

sign up to that? What? The sign up

to thing some magazines don't air

brush. Nasty! It is one of the

nicest stories about a very special bloke in

bloke in Mel's life who we all love

here and that is her dad, Robin. It

is a lovely Father's Day story, it

is just gorgeous. Dad looks alright,

he scrubs up well, he scrubs up

well. Gee, it was windy there. They

dressed him up. Everyone knows the roles

roles mums play and it is often

assumed and unconditional the

wonderful roles mothers play but

sometimes dads don't get the

accolades. No argument from us.

Father's Day is approaching, happy

father's day to all of us. Am. He is

one of the nicest blokes you will

meet in your life. High is good

value. The photographer said, " value. The photographer said, "You

only kissing her once." He was right

at home in the photo shoot, in his

element. Country boy. A jacket and

scarf and dad is going, " scarf and dad is going, "My mates

are going to laugh at me." And the

gorgeous girl who spent five hours

doing my make-up and hair said okay,

it is your turn and he went, " it is your turn and he went, "I'm

not having make-up on!

not having make-up on!." Thank you,

Dad, for doing that. Happy Father's

Day to all the dads. The little

pearls of wisdom you learned from

your father, and buy the 'Women's

Weekly', a great story. Coming up - just how dangerous is it for teachers to befriend students on Facebook? Then later, the Australian state that's already faced a minority government.

We'll take a look at how it's worked.

But next, news, sport and weather. You're watching Sunrise on Seven.

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with you what is coming up. Shortly, Hitler's secret past - was the dictator really Jewish? And later, your special preview of the confronting documentary about Ben Cousins' downfall.

But first it's over to Nat for the 6:30 update. Australia remains in political limbo with three seats still in doubt this morning. A hung Parliament is looking more likely with the final count not expected for days. Australia hasn't had a hung Parliament since World War II but the Tasmanian Premier says it can work successfully. My conclusion, after the last four months of stable and certain minority Government is that there is nothing to be afraid of here. The three Independents at the centre of negotiations - Bob Katter, Tony Windsor and Rob Oakeshott will meet again this morning. And we'll speak to the Tasmanian Premier after the 7:00 news. Queensland state Labor is struggling to show it can provide a stable and competent government, with Premier Anna Bligh under fire over her unpopular privatisation agenda. At least 10 MPs want the Premier to have a re-think over the sale of state assets.

I would be very surprised if any of us went to caucus next week without feelings of deep concern.

Ms Bligh's waning popularity is being blamed for Labor's poor federal election result in Queensland. Ben Cousins has described how he was out to "wreck himself" when he was addicted to drugs. A Channel 7 documentary provides a confronting look at how drug use devastates a family. In the documentary, Ben describes his terrifying appetite. And I would train and obsess and play good footy and the thing that would get me through is, I knew, that at the end of that I was going to absolutely annihilate and launch into as much drugs as I could. The footballer says he hopes his story will help other people struggling with addiction. 'Such is Life' will premiere on Seven at 8:30 tonight. It's been revealed Matthew Newton and his now ex-girlfriend sat in silence at a Rome hotel bar in the hours before he allegedly attacked her. A waiter at the Westin Excelsior has told media the couple were definitely not romantic and sat in the corner drinking wine and ignoring each other. Newton is accused of bashing Rachael Taylor in the hotel foyer. She's applying for an Apprehended Violence Order detailing claims of more than two unprovoked assaults. Matthew Newton is now at a rehab facility in Sydney. The owners of the cat which was dumped in a wheelie bin in England, say they're pleased the RSPCA has tracked down the culprit. I'm glad they've found her. I'm glad it's got what it's got and she's known for what she is now. The woman who dumped Lola in the bin is now under police protection

after receiving death threats. British Prime Minister David Cameron's wife, Samantha, has given birth to a baby girl.

The family was holidaying in southern England when Samantha began having contractions. The new addition came a few weeks early, weighing in at 2.7kg. We are absolutely thrilled - she's an absolutely unbelievably beautiful girl and I'm a very proud Dad.

Both Mum and baby are doing well. In finance news:

Um, no, earlier we thought they had

a name. What was that? Gi

a name. What was that? Gii. Now we

think it was a typo in the Wires we

were relying on and it might have meant "

meant "girl." So... Well. We are

standing by for the release of the

namech They are a plane-talking

couple they might call her girl. --

plain-talking couple. Stay tuned.

Dow Jones index, actually down 134

points, not 135. Because of a big

drop in home sales

points, not 135. Because of a big drop in home sales , down to

historic lows and also the boss of

the Chicago Fed said the US economic

recovery is not assured. So some

pretty sobering words there from the

Fed. Forget Richard quest, I still

reckon there is going to be a crash

in September or October and we could

go into a double dip so there we go.

Sorry, Richard, you comforted pee

for a morning, but nope, I'm

pessimistic again. What is in sport,

cheer me up. Let's have a look and cheer you up. Fremantle could create AFL history by making as many as 13 changes

for Friday night's crunch game against Carlton at Subiaco Oval. Ruckman Aaron Sandilands returns from a foot injury and dismissed criticism from Blues coach Brett Ratten over the decision to rest seven stars against the Hawks. The decision was the right decision and, you know, we got a big game coming up, Friday night and hopefully we can have a win. At the AFL Tribunal overnight, Collingwood's Leigh Brown failed to have a striking charge downgraded. He'll miss this weekend's clash with Hawthorn. Injured Brisbane skipper Darren Lockyer has been left out of a 19-man squad that will travel to Auckland tomorrow for Friday night's crunch game against the Warriors. Winger Jharal Yow Yeh has been retained despite conceding four tries to Newcastle counterpart Cooper Vuna last week. At South Sydney, Rabbitohs officials have delayed Ben Ross's return from a broken neck, leaving the prop unlikely to play again this year. Socceroos coach Holger Osiek has made it clear Harry Kewell has a future with the national team, naming the controversy-magnet in a 20-man squad for friendlies against Switzerland and Poland next month. Middlesbrough striker Scott McDonald is back in favour after missing Pim Verbeek's World Cup squad. Young gun Tommy Oar was left out but Ozik hasn't ruled out using him in next year's Asian Cup.

Well, where are you waking up this

morning? Probably not in a an

aquarium, that is where Grant Denyer

is. Good morning, let me simulate

what the kids in under water world

went through last night, you are

getting sleepy, you are getting

sleepy! Now you are asleep. Kids laugh) sleepy! Now you are asleep. Kids

laugh). And then are you ready? Wake

up, Timmy! Wake up, little Timmy!

Look out! You wouldn't

Look out! You wouldn't know if you in a nightmare or woken up under the

sea, is is what it was like last

night when you slept in under

'Waterworld'? No. We practiseed yes

mism what is your favourite animal?

The stingray. Why? Because it is

very big and it kept on smiling at

me. Isn't that cute. Was anybody

scared at all? No. What is your

favourite animal a bull shark. You

guys slept with a bull shark, what,

inches from your head, sorry, metrix

system, centimetres from your head

and none of you were scared. You

guys are crazy, what is the name of

your school Near Logan. The best

slumber party ever? Let's look at

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Strong, cold winds behind the front are delivering showers to the southern coastline. A trough over the east is causing patchy light rain. Cloudy but mostly fine in Brisbane today. Fine for the rest of the week. And remaining fine over the weekend. Mostly sunny in Sydney. Partly cloudy tomorrow and Friday. Mostly sunny on Saturday, then some cloud about on Sunday. A possible light shower in Canberra. A few showers tomorrow and Friday.

Mostly sunny over the weekend.

Showers and wind increasing in Melbourne. Rain continuing until Saturday. Clearing to a sunny Sunday. Showers with mountain snow in Hobart. Rain until the start of the weekend. Fine on Sunday. Showers and wind in Adelaide. Rain for the rest of the week. Mainly fine over the weekend. Mostly sunny in Perth. Plenty of sunshine for the rest of the week and on Saturday.

Then a few showers developing on Sunday. Mostly sunny in Darwin. Fine tomorrow. Afternoon showers on Friday. Mostly sunny and fairly dry over the weekend.

One of the favourite sports of the

kids is to pick if it is male or

female. What is that? A girl. You

got it right. How do you know if it

is a boy, it is too early to tell

you and there are little ears

around. We will discuss it with you

after they have gone to have their

breakfast. They are very cute. Gee

the graphics were slow then,

speeding through. Joke of the day,

Phillip Couples from Batteau Bay, he

has sent them in before. A little

boy got on the bus and sat next to a

man reading a book and the collar

was on backwards. And he said why?

And the priest said, I am a father.

And the little boy said my father

doesn't and he said I am the father

of many. The boy said he has four

boys and he doesn't wear it that

way. And the priest said I am the

father of hundreds and went on

reading his book. The little boy

leaned over quietly and said maybe

you should put your hands on back to

front and not your collar. It is a

bit rude. That is a lot rude. You've

won TiVo.

won TiVo.! Very... The priest was

talking figurative, the father of

the flock. We get it, it is still

rude. He got through, leave it at

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Walked out in the dark and it was

like the back lights were on, it was

gorgeous. For you go. We all felt

the same, must have been the same

moon. Yes, I know... But not

everyone goes to work at quarter to

4. You should though. Early bird

catches the worm. Sharing a bit of

my nocturnal life. Moving on, let's talk Facebook. Facebook It is a great communication tool but should teachers have students as Facebook friends? This week, Florida became the first US state to ban that. Here in Australia, guidelines on the same thing are already in place in many states. But is Facebook such a danger if it's carefully controlled by the school? We're joined now by cyber safety expert Susan McLean. And on the phone the principal of Redlands College near Brisbane, Allan Todd. Thanks for your time. First to you, Susan. Do you support a ban on teachers having student Facebook friends?

I do. I think that it gets down to

professional conduct and it gets

down to professional boundaries.

down to professional boundaries. And there are very good reasons in place

to keep kids and teachers separated

when it comes to social

interactions. It doesn't mean they

can't be friendly, it doesn't mean

they can't support their students

but teacher would have never picked

up the phone and had a private

conversation in the past, they

shouldn't hang out on Facebook. It

got me thinking, I don't remember,

teachers I liked and got on with but

I don't know if they were friend.

Alan I understand some of the

teachers at your private school do

have student Facebook friends, how

do they use the web site? The

teachers do not add the kids, the

kids add the teachers, so the

teachers don't approach the kids but

the main use is for continuing the

relationships that are built

relationships that are built up during the day. It is also used for

discussing school work, asking

teachers questions and things like

that. It is more for home work

purposes? Rather than social

purposes? It is more about, hey, if

you have got a question, this is the

easiest way to get through? Yes, it

is not about sort of a party online

type of thing and teachers don't go

to kids' parties and stuff like

that, it is more school work

related. Susan would it put it in a

situation that is socay, school work

related? No, because Facebook is a

social networking site. There are

plenty of places where they can

interact online and e-mail each

other, my children have e-mail

access to their teachers for purps

of school work but the guidelines

for the states in Australia are

very, very clear and it says

professional conduct will be

breached and teachers and students

have social interactions online.

Both very different views, thank you

both for your time this morning. I

have got to say, I think it is

important about the nature of the

school and the relationships that

are occurring at school. In some

cultures it is appropriate and in

other cultures it is not. That is a

good point too. Thank you,

appreciate your time. Let us know,

of course, Facebook is just massive

at the moment, particularly amongst

kids. Back in our day, you know,

kids. Back in our day, you know, we used to send the carrier pigeon or

something like that but today,

Facebook is just a normal

communication tool between kids. Did

you communicate with teachers after

the bell? Did you phone them or meet

them in a park? See, but my

daughters did, particularly in years 11 daughters did, particularly in years

11 and 12, gow throw the HSC, my

girls would meet their English or

history teacher on a Saturday morn

for a coffee. Year 11 and 12, it is

a different relationship with your

teachers, it is sort of, more mature

if you like. But isn't it still at

school. To go through one-on-one

assignments. But a teacher needs

down time too, they might have a lot

of personal photos that might not be

appropriate for the students to see.

A class of 30 people, if row have

got 30

got 30 kids in contact with you on

Facebook all the time, it is a lot

of extra work. Surely you

of extra work. Surely you can do the

home work stuff at other times. It

feels wrong to me. Scientists have been researching Adolf Hitler's past

and they've come up with some surprising family history. It turns out the man responsible for the atrocities of the Holocaust was most likely of Jewish and African descent. The scientists reached that conclusion after taking DNA from the dictator's surviving relatives.

The story has been making headlines in Europe. For more we're joined by our correspondent Martin Frizell. Good morning. Martin, what more can you tell us about this research?

Well, good morning, Mel, of course

those two groupsings, the Jews and

the blacks are what Hitler called " the blacks are what Hitler called

"subhuman groups." And just some of

the group he's wanted to

exterminate. It came to light

through a group called Hitler

Hunters, they wanted to get

Hunters, they wanted to get his DNA

and went to his three closest

surviving relatives, one is a grand

nephew in the US. He doesn't want

anything to do with it but at one

point he threw a napkin out of the

window in a drive through

restaurant. They picked up the

napkin, got a trace of saliva,

matched the two DNA tests together

and came up with a very rare chrome

zone not found in western Europeans

but found of people of the burber

race, north African and Jewish, so

the extrapolation is he may have

been African and Jewish through

history. What is the reaction from

the Jewish community? Of course,

they think there is a conspiracy

going on here, the Jewish people be

very worried if anybody, the Neo

Nazis told you all along, he is a

Jew and hates the Jews but of

course, the Neo Nazis saying it is a

conspiracy and he was ofarian race,

it is what he wanted them to be,

blue eyed and blond haired, and gone

through the whole process of killing

millions. Whatever he was, he was a

monster. That is intrigue.

Appreciate your time. We just got

breaking news, the

breaking news, the Australian Defence Force has confirmed

Defence Force has confirmed there has been an incident involving their

personnel in Afghanistan. A

spokeswoman said next of kin have

been informed and details will be

released shortly. So we are not sure

what has happened. Of course, we can

only go what is coming through from

the Defence Department. Of course,

it is only days after the

Brisbane-based private were killed

and hopefully we will hear more

soon. Thanks. After the break - news, sport and weather together. Plus, bad boy Ben Cousins and the documentary that will change your perception of the AFL star.

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Mareer predawn drama at the home of

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Paris Hilton was spotted by

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about.... It goes from bad to worse. George Michael has pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of drugs.

This morning in London he pled

guilty to driving hide on maurn and

the judge -- high on maurn and

the judge -- high on maurn weed. In

early July he crashed ina photo

store and there was damage to the

shop and he was kind of spaced out

and they did discover the Wham

singer with cannabis on him. He will

meet before a judge on September 14

and could be sentence at that time

and could face time behine bars. We

are watching George mikeual more

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driving for George Michael for six

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he gets a driver. Absolutely. Interesting segment. Breaking news - the Defence Force confirms an Australian soldier has been involved in an incident in Afghanistan. And I would train and obsess and play good footy and the thing that would get me through is, I knew, that at the end of that I was going to absolutely annihilate and launch into as much drugs as I could. The controversial documentary detailing the downfall of Ben Cousins. Shortly on Sunrise, the man who made the film joins us live. The Australian beauty queen who impressed on the world stage. She's our special guest, direct from Las Vegas. Right across Australia, this is Sunrise on Seven. Now, live from Brekky Central, here's Kochie and Mel. Good morning. If you've just tuned in, thanks for joining us for breakfast. Right now it's time for the news of the day. To a developing story and the Defence Force has confirmed there's been an incident involving a soldier in Afghanistan. The digger's next of kin have been informed. It comes five days after Privates Grant Kirby and Tomas Dale

died in an explosion in the Oruzgan Province. 20 Australian soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan since June. The three Independents who may choose Australia's next Government have met in Canberra overnight but say we shouldn't expect a decision any time soon. Reporter Jodie Speers joins me now from Parliament House. Good morning, Jodie. The three keymakers will hold talks again this morning?

Good morning, Nat, they certainly

will. They met here last night if

the first time since the election to

start their discussions but say they

can't get into serious talks until

next Monday when the final make-up

of seats is clearer. It is looking

like the Tasmania seat of Dennison

is likely to go to Andrew Wilkie. It

would change the mix, meaning four

pen pz and not three. Omer Bhatti,

one of the pen -- Bob

one of the pen -- Bob Katter an

Independent launched a scathing

attack on one of our reporters

yesterday. He also is alleged to

have threatened to kill an MP. They

will be grilled by the press today

at the Press Club and will join Tony

Abbott and Julia Gillard later

today. Thank you for the update. A man who escaped from Victorian detectives while being extradited from Brisbane to Melbourne will face court in Brisbane today. 24-year-old Kayd Thorp managed to swim across the Brisbane River and eluded police for almost seven hours.

He was recaptured when he was discovered having a beer several suburbs away. Mr Thorp is facing charges relating to the death of a man and a separate attack on an off-duty police officer. A dog has been rescued from a burning unit in Melbourne's north-east. His barking alerted his owners that something was wrong. Two people managed to escape the inferno in Heidelberg but the dog couldn't find his way out. Fortunately, he pressed his nose up against a window and was spotted by firefighters, who rescued him. The blaze has caused about $100,000 damage to the unit. Residents of an apartment block close to the Sydney Cricket Ground At least 43 people have been killed in a plane crash in north-east China this morning. The Henan Airlines jet overshot the runway while coming in to land and burst into flames on impact. Bystanders rushed to the site and helped pull 53 people alive from the wreckage.

At least three people are in a critical condition in hospital. It's not known if any Australians were on board. Six people are lucky to be alive after a small plane crashed into the ocean, off the Bahamas. The group, which included two children and a pregnant woman, were found standing on the sinking wreckage. Survivors say the Piper Aztec ditched after one of its engines died. They escaped with only minor cuts and bruises.

Finance news now and it hasn't been

a great night on Wall Street

Finance news now and it hasn't been a great night on Wall Street The Dow

down around 134 point. A big plunge

on US home sales to historic lows

made the market really nervous and

then the boss of the Chicago Fed

came out and said the economic

recovery in the US was not assured.

US treasury yields down to 24.

US treasury yields down to 24.49 -- 2. US treasury yields down to 24.49 --

2.49 per cent, which is a a worry.

Fasters, the big beer maker turned

in a loss of $

in a loss of $464 million after

writing down the wine business by $ writing down the wine business by $1. writing down the wine business by

$1.3 billion, ouch! To the commodities:

The Japanese yen is at a 15-year

high against the US dollar. Time for sport. Even in his enforced retirement, Jason Akermanis is courting controversy. The sacked Western Bulldog is under fire for naming three current AFL players he claims, used illicit drugs. Akermanis made the explosive allegations at a luncheon in the Victorian town of Mildura earlier this month. Illicit drug use in the AFL has been thrust back into the spotlight recently with Ben Cousins' documentary on his drug battle airing on Seven tonight. Cousins' former West Coast team-mate Chad Fletcher was arrested for cocaine possession in Sydney at the weekend. Canterbury is urging fans to wear helmets at ANZ Stadium on Monday night to salute departing veteran "The General" Luke Patten. Patten has been with the Bulldogs since 2001 and the match against Penrith will be his last in blue-and-white. At Parramatta, young five-eighth Daniel Mortimer says he has a point to prove after being recalled for Friday night's crucial clash with South Sydney. The South Australian Redbacks are leaving no stone unturned in preparation for next month's Twenty20 Champions League tournament. They've been training with loud vuvuzela noise to get used to what they'll cop in South Africa.. (VUVUZELAS BLOW) Meantime, England superstar Andrew Flintoff has confirmed he'll play for Queensland

in January's Twenty20 Big Bash if he recovers from knee surgery.

Just when you thought you heard the

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Have you read Mark Beretts's motor

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That is what I'm talking about, you

beauty and with breath like yours,

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I have a feeling he may have just

done his trick during the weather.

It might be all we have time for. Is

that what just happened? I think he

did. He was eager. So you missed it

but he was awesome you will have to

come to Mooloolaba and see it for

yourself. The weather was great

though. Thanks, thanks. Back to our breaking news. The Australian Defence Force has confirmed there has been an incident involving Australian soldiers in Afghanistan overnight. Reporter Jodie Speers joins us from Canberra. Jodie, what more can you tell us.

Not a whole lot more at this Not a whole lot more at this point,

the ADF have told us there has been an

an incident involving a number of troops in Afghanistan. It comes just

days after the death of the

Brisbane' based privates, Grant

Kirby and Thomas dale who died on

Friday, the Australian public

finding out about that on election

day on Saturday. The ADF has told us

with this incident, there will be a

media conference at nine o'clock in

Canberra, you will hear it on Seven,

very, very sad news. A deadly few

month in grn Afghanistan, nine

soldiers dying since June and 20 all

up. A tragic incident, and not more

than one by the sound of it. We will

stay in touch and take that media

conference live at nine o'clock. A controversial documentary about disgraced AFL star Ben Cousins airs tonight on Channel 7. And no matter what you think of him, the film is a brutally honest account of how drugs ruined his life. In a moment we'll talk to the man who made the film. But first, here's a preview of 'Such is Life: The troubled times of Ben Cousins'.

How did I get here? Superb stuff.

This is not just a football story,

there are two sides to this story.

One was played out in public. The

other, was played outside in

private. Ben has a like, an

addictive sort of nature. I would

train and obsess and play good footy

and the thing that would get me

through, I knew at the end of that I

was going to absolutely anileilate

and launch into as much drugs as I

should. I should have known, yes, by

the time the parent finds out, you

are in real strife. It was in

control but it was out of control.

It was out of control. I have no

doubt we were dealing with a

potential life-and-death situation. Joining us is the man who spent the past two years of his life making the film with Ben Cousins, director Paul Goldman. And also in the studio, former AFL star Tom Harley. Good morning to you both. Paul, I'll start with you. Why did you want to make this film?

Um, Michael Gudinsky asked me, and I

made a lot of music videos for

Michael. I thought it was a unique

opportunity to have a look at

someone who I had followed as being

an AFL fanatic myself, but also, I

realised there was an amazing story

to tell here about a family and

about a family's shepherding their

son back to safety. And also, it

just brought up so many issues. Yep,

what did you think? Were you

involved in the actual shooting of

some of the scenes where, there was

the lines of cocaine, there was the

partying, bloke absolutely out of

control? I didn't actually, I wasn't

actually there when shooting those

those scenes, I think those scenes

have come about because people at

those parties were shooting stuff.

So we had to retrieve that material. I So we had to retrieve that material.

I think Ben, some of the intersues

and in the documentary, are Ben

interviewing himself, keeping a

video diary. This was the

documentary talked about a couple of

years ago, when he got suspended for

the 12 months and there was all this

talk that he was doing a documentary

to show the other side, that he felt

vilified by the media and this was

going to be his side of the story?

You have taken it from there? Yes,

he wanted to have his say, I think.

I think he also wanted, the AFL are

just suspended him, he wanted to

have something to do for innext

year. I think he understood the

story that was going to unfold was

going to be interesting. It is

certainly interesting and

compelling, it is compeling to see

his family torn apart by this bloke.

Tom, you have seen it, I have seen

it, I feel for the family, it is

something

something every parent should watch, I think. Yes, it is a really

gripping documentary. I was a bit

unsure what to think of it before I

sat down and watched it. You are

right, Kochie, I think the role of

codependence, the people who are

affected, the family and Brian, his

father plays an integral role in

Ben's life, not just a father but a

best mate and a mentor and those

sorts of things and the strain he is

put under at the time when Ben is

under the influence of these drugs

and almost ablifrbious to what he is

doing to his family is the family

side of the docco. So you are right,

it is a compelling watch. Did it

change your view of Ben Cousins? I

took the media view, here is a guy,

out of control, extraordinarily self

centred, didn't seem to apologise

for what he did and after watching

this dumery I am not sure I changed

my -- documentary I am not sure I

changed my view. I think it is

changed my view. I think it is going to be pretty popular line of

thought. There is not the

contriction people are after. It is

very braoutdal, it is Ben Cousins,

warts and all

warts and all, as far as you can

take but he has made a lot of good will in the last

will in the last six or 7 months,

whether he takes it back, it will be

hot talking point. What is your

view, Paul? You were telling me the

last shooting of the documentary was

only a couple of weeks ago. And it

was the interview of him in his

black T-shirt which people will see

but he still dozen say, " but he still dozen say, but he still dozen Say, "

but he still dozen Say, "Look I got

out of control, I regret it, I am

sorry for what I did." It still

seems to be this attitude of, seems to be this attitude of,, " seems to be this attitude of,,

"Well, that's what happened."

"Well, that's what happened. There

are a lot of people out guning for

me." I think Ben is reluctant to

make public apologies. Why? Because

he so often had to make apologies

because of the football or the

industry. But he didn't mean any of

them. I think he still strug tools

work out to make the a-- struggles

to work out how to make the

apologies. There is a moment he

points out his private thoughts and

tears are for himself and his

family. Then you question whether he

actually does have them? If he is

not big enough to come out and do

it? I think you are right, Kochie,

the point about being so close to

the family is something that came

across but there is definitely a

yearning from the public for an

apology, to had the kids, to the

supporters, whatever. Just something

to the kids. I think so.

to the kids. I think so. Guys, I

have destroyed my life here, don't

do it. It doesn't glorify drug use

because it is horrific but I think a

lot of people will be asking the

questions. It is fascinating, I must

admit, I didn't want to watch it,

when I did, I

when I did, I couldn't stop watching

it. Thank you both for your time. 'Such is Life: The troubled times of Ben Cousins' airs on Seven at 8:30 tonight right across Australia. Shortly on Sunrise - Australia's Miss Universe live from Las Vegas.

But right now here's Mel. The prospect of a minority government is looking more and more likely

and that means neither Julia Gillard nor Tony Abbott could become prime minister without the help of the three Independents. Bob Katter, Tony Windsor and Rob Oakeshott are now in Canberra. They're expected to meet with both leaders today. But the big question is will a minority government work? It has in several state parliaments, including Tasmania. Premier David Bartlett joins me now from Hobart.

The election there was over four months ago. Your Labor Government could only re-form with the help of the Greens. Tell us how that works?

Well, look, my message, I

Well, look, my message, I think to

the Australian

the Australian people out of the experience in Tasmania over the last

four months, is that with good will,

with trust, with the right

motivations to make it work, hung

parliaments, minority government or

in fact, cooperative government can

work, can deliver stunlt, can

deliver certainty but more

optimisticly can deliver real

innovation and the way parliaments

react and interact with the

constituency, with the electorate. I

guess people's fear is there

situation or a dead lock, what

happens if there is an issue you and

the Greens don't gree on? Well, we

have put in place, by exchange of

letters, a set of protocols that

deals with areas of policy, or is a

set of rules, if you like, protocols

to deal with areas of policy that we

can't get a negotiated outsidecome

on. At the end of the day, the Labor

policies are still labe policies

Green policies are still

Green policies are still - policies,

by agreeing to disagree with mutual

respect, with explaining to the

Tasmania people why, with mutual

respect with trust and with good

will, we are finding real certainty

and stability. Now, there are always

politicians and I confess to have

been one in the past. There are

always politicians who want to play

the fear card and say it won't work.

They are saying it for their own

political interests, not for the

interests of the constituency and

that is important to note. I guess

we are just worried. What you say

sounds extremely noble, don't get me

wrong, talking about stability and

working together and one big happy

family but there are issues you are

going to be at logger heads you have

complete disagreements on. What

happens there? Do you have to have

anything in writing? Do the Greens

have to agree they won't block

certain things. We could have

stalemates in the economy? Supply

and confidence motions are important

and the Greens, effect effectively

before we had any conversations with

them, guaranteed those things. In

that context then, we are now able

to provide real certainty and

stability for business in Tasmania,

and over the last four month,

business confidence has gone up in

Tasmania. As so too, have jobs. 1200

jobs have been created in Tasmania,

under these new arrangements, under

this cooperative parliament and this

cooperate government so business has

nothing to fear from a hung

parliament. But I stress again,

these things must be underpinned

with good will and trust. There

with good will and trust. Therefore,

it is my conclusion Julia Gillard is

very much the right person and it

does come down to personal

relationships, she is the right

person to deliver on all that a

cooperative government can be, my

personal view is I find Tony Abbott

a deviseive character and that is

not the character you need for a

hung parliament. Sure, but as a

Labor premier, that is your view,

thank you rb but good to know it can

work and the evidence is there to

see. That is what people want to

know. We are a little concerned and

want an answer one way or another so

premier, David Bart

premier, David Bart ltd, thank you

for joining us. Thank you nothing to

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE Wooh! The 19-year-old was also named Miss Congeniality by her fellow competitors. So let's meet Australia's new "it" girl. Jesinta joins us now live from Las Vegas. In the studio we have 'The Morning Show' host Kylie Gillies who was a judge in the Miss Universe Australia pageant. Good morning. Firstly, Jesinta, congratulations.

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