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(generated from captions) her son has been arrested The moment a mother learns

for drug possession in Bali. I haven't heard anything. of an Australian hostage in Iraq. for the safe return And family man -

his household budget. Peter Costello prepares to unveil

Ten News with Tracey Spicer. Good morning. for drug possession in Bali An Adelaide man busted he'd been caught red-handed. has told his mother But Cynthia Pyle is outraged not the Government, she had to be told by the media, that her son had been arrested.

was arrested on Sunday 42-year-old John Julian Pyle

near the popular hill resort town of Ubud. to 1.8 grams of hashish Two small blocks amounting

in his possession, were allegedly found and inside an empty condom packet. secreted between a glass file up to 10 years in jail. For that, he could face Originally from South Australia, the past two years as a Web designer. Pyle has lived in Bali for

around Australia, As news of his arrest came to light to his mother in Adelaide. it came as a shock Is his name John Julian Pyle? Yes. on drugs charges. There's been an arrest of this man

I haven't heard anything. in an email a few days ago. Cynthia Pyle last heard from her son It hinted of nothing untoward.

Well, I mean, be looking to contact you, authorities would definitely I would have thought. Well, I haven't heard anything. Anything at all.

You must be in absolute shock. I am. Yeah. I haven't heard anything. and 'The Australian's heard I can't understand why you've heard and I haven't heard. and ABC News has heard

In desperation, of having the news confirmed. Cynthia begins the task

That's engaged. after another. It's one frustrating phone call the Justice Minister, I tried, what's it,

on to Foreign Affairs, and they put me

and they don't know. confirmation from authorities, Then, 1.5 hourss later, finally with her son, and a phone conversation

in prison. who still has his mobile phone

an extraordinary admission. To his mother, he makes

Did he claim his innocence? and had it on him. No, he said he's got it I didn't talk to him for very long. That's all he said - yeah, have reportedly contacted Pyle Australian consular officials

and are offering him legal advice. Gerda Jezuchowski, Ten News. It's now 6.5 hours after the deadline of Australian hostage Douglas Wood, set by the kidnappers

it's not too late but authorities are hoping leader to negotiate his release. for Australia's Islamic spiritual

For Douglas Wood's family, it's a nervous and terrifying wait - with no word early this morning. the deadline for his fate passing

responding with silence His Iraqi captors

to the people of Iraq to the family's offer of a donation

the 63-year-old's freedom. in exchange for This is not a ransom. for a ransom. There has been no demand a charitable donation Our hope is that what that assistance can be. may be part of most senior Muslim clerics It's an offer one of Australia's

when he arrives in Iraq today hopes to relay personally

on behalf of the Wood family. on a mercy dash

brother Douglas Wood home. We will do our best to bring

Sheik Taj Aldin Alhilali confident of the 72-hour demand he can at least secure an extension

its troops from Iraq. for Australia to withdraw that all Australians, This is an issue

relate to and want to help. whatever their religion, it won't comply, The Australian government is adamant

from the Foreign Minister. despite a conciliatory note in Iraq forever. We're not intending to keep troops is working round the clock An emergency team to save Douglas Wood's life but is yet to contact the kidnappers. that some of this gets through And we can only pray for those who are his captors which sees him alive. and we'll get an outcome But the hostage-taking continues.

A Japanese national the latest seized of an American convoy. during a violent ambush

any kind of hostage-taking. Obviously we strongly condemn

Deborah Knight, Ten News. Startling information has emerged in the devastating crash about the plane involved

in Far North Queensland. engine troubles. It's believed it recently suffered worst aviation disasters. behind one of the country's from the Metroliner The two black boxes

Safety Bureau in Canberra. delivered to the Australian Transport a delicate and timely job. Assessing their contents,

The ATSB will in due course reveal been able to piece together. the information that they've

appalling weather conditions Emergency crews have faced

at the remote crash site, be retrieved from the scene but the victims' bodies are expected

this afternoon. from Lockhart River The bodies will be removed and flown directly to Brisbane, to the John Tonge Centre, where they will be taken pathology facility in Queensland. which is the senior forensic

families are reeling from the news But for now, the aircraft involved in the accident just two weeks ago. suffered engine troubles from Cairns Crews forced to abort takeoff didn't reach full power. when the second engine

the occurrence. Investigators today playing down Considered a minor event, was not further investigated. the aborted takeoff

Amanda McLeay, Ten News.

has appeared in court A 36-year-old Queensland man of a Gold Coast restaurant worker. after being charged with the murder

late yesterday Police arrested Lydio Licera

from outside the Sea Fire eatery. and later seized his car was found stabbed to death A 32-year-old female bookkeeper

yesterday morning. inside the upmarket restaurant

at the restaurant as a manager. Police say Licera worked

armed robbery and break and enter He's also facing charges of helped a major drugs ring And claims Sydney baggage handlers

and Federal Police yesterday. smashed by New South Wales

15 homes were raided and 11 men arrested, four facing court today. The Federal Police this morning accusing baggage handlers at Sydney Airport of being involved in alleged plans to import about 30 kilos of cocaine, worth about $15 million, into Australia from South America. More arrests are expected. Delayed tax cuts look set to feature in tonight's Federal Budget. But while Peter Costello prepares to reveal our economic future he remains tight-lipped about his own. Unwinding after weeks of crunching the numbers,

Treasurer Peter Costello last night shared his views with close staff - perhaps a last supper after signing off on his 10th consecutive Budget.

But as he made his traditional walk towards Parliament House this morning Mr Costello wouldn't let any surprises slip. It will be all about growing the economy and giving the opportunity to participate in work. He wouldn't comment on any new tax cuts. This morning's leaks suggest there's more coming, but down the track, so as not to put pressure on interest rates. Mothers also are being targeted - both single mums and those married who stay at home. It's part of the Government's plan to encourage people off welfare and back to work. Always remember this about mothers - they are doing the most important job in the Australian community, and that's bringing up kids. There are also suggestions jobless people over 50 will have to take part in work for the dole programs for the first time, unless they're already in part-time work or volunteers. We have again this Budget is about kicking the poor while they're down. With just a few hours before Budget lockdown, others will be asking where to from here for Peter Costello. A new poll showing nearly two thirds of voters expect John Howard to serve his full term as PM. In a further blow, more voters have picked Opposition Leader Kim Beazley as preferred PM than Mr Costello. That says it all as far as some backbenchers are concerned. It's like backing a horse that's won four races in a row and you decide to take a long shot.

Not time to put him out to pasture? Absolutely not. He's about as popular in public as he is in the party room. Mr Costello says he's not going anywhere. Watch this space. Leonie Mellor, Ten News. Joining me now from Canberra is Ten political editor Paul Bongiorno. Paul, we may be in for more tax cuts, but there is a downside. That's right,

That's right, Tracey. Leonie hinted at

That's right, Tracey. Leonie hinted at that That's right, Tracey. Leonie hinted at that in That's right, Tracey. Leonie hinted at that in her That's right, Tracey. Leonie hinted at that in her package

That's right, Tracey. Leonie hinted at that in her package - That's right, Tracey. Leonie hinted at that in her package - if That's right, Tracey. Leonie hinted at that in her package - if people have at that in her package - if people have more at that in her package - if people have more disposable

at that in her package - if people have more disposable income at that in her package - if people have more disposable income by at that in her package - if people have more disposable income by way of of tax have more disposable income by way of tax cuts have more disposable income by way of tax cuts will have more disposable income by way of tax cuts will tend have more disposable income by way of tax cuts will tend to

have more disposable income by way of tax cuts will tend to spend

have more disposable income by way of tax cuts will tend to spend it, pushing of tax cuts will tend to spend it, pushing in of tax cuts will tend to spend it, pushing in flation of tax cuts will tend to spend it, pushing in flation and of tax cuts will tend to spend it, pushing in flation and the of tax cuts will tend to spend it, pushing in flation and the Reserve

Bank doesn't like that. Bank doesn't like that. Economists

are saying there are more signs are saying there are more signs the economy is economy is slowing are saying there are more signs the economy is slowing dramatically. are saying there are more signs the economy is slowing dramatically. If

the economy is slowing dramatically. If the Government economy is slowing dramatically. If the Government spaces economy is slowing dramatically. If the Government spaces out economy is slowing dramatically. If the Government spaces out these economy is slowing dramatically. If the Government spaces out these tax

cuts, the Government spaces out these tax cuts, delays the Government spaces out these tax cuts, delays them the Government spaces out these tax cuts, delays them over the Government spaces out these tax cuts, delays them over the the Government spaces out these tax cuts, delays them over the next the Government spaces out these tax cuts, delays them over the next cup of cuts, delays them over the next cup of years, cuts, delays them over the next cup of years, maybe cuts, delays them over the next cup of years, maybe we cuts, delays them over the next cup of years, maybe we will cuts, delays them over the next cup of years, maybe we will avoid cuts, delays them over the next cup of years, maybe we will avoid them. I guess we'll know I guess we'll know more

of years, maybe we will avoid them. I guess we'll know more tonight. Thank I guess we'll know more tonight. Thank you. The dramatic rescue of a man from under a Melbourne tram - how he ended up on the tracks, when Ten's Morning News returns. And what made the US President do a jig? Details next.

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A lucky escape for a Melbourne man after being pinned under a tram. The man in his early 20s was run over just before 9:00 last night. He fell beneath the tram, becoming lodged with his head on a track Emergency crews had feared the worst. Initially it looked a lot worse than what it was. He is a very lucky boy. It took 45 minutes to jack up the tram and free him. He was taken to hospital with serious injuries. LA police officers are under fire for using excessive force to arrest an unarmed man. Police began chasing a white ute because they thought it was involved in an earlier shooting. Without warning officers opened fire.

GUNFIRE

95 rounds were fired into the car, nearby homes and other officers. The seriously injured driver was later discovered to be unarmed. A teacher from the prestigious Eton College claims Prince Harry is a cheat. Sarah Forsyth, who's fighting unfair dismissal from the school, told a tribunal staff considered the prince a weak student. Prince Harry arriving at Sandhurst yesterday to begin his army training. He needed his A-levels to get in here. Now, one of his former teachers at Eton is claiming claims she helped him with his written course work which counted towards his written A-level. The teacher, Sarah Forsyth, seen here on the left, has taken Eton to an employment tribunal,

claiming unfair dismissal and sexual discrimination. She secretly tape-recorded a conversation with the Prince in which she claims he admitted he had help. She told the tribunal about her worries over the episode. She said: She also alleged that Harry's artwork,

which had featured in the newspapers, had been painted by the head of Eton's art department. That teacher, Ian Burke, here in the grey suit, has denied this, and said the help Forsyth gave Harry did not amount to cheating. The hearing was told that when it came to Prince Harry's course work, an exam board concluded there was no misconduct. Eton is contesting all Sarah Forsyth's claims. For her part, Sarah Forsyth is alleging unfair dismissal

and sexual discrimination. The tribunal continues tomorrow. The US President has been dancing for democracy, showing support for locals who want greater freedom in the old Soviet state of Georgia. The President got in the mood, clapping along while some Cossacks twirled their stuff, the rhythm obviously infectious. Earlier, the President joined other world leaders for a spectacular military and fireworks display in Moscow marking the 60th anniversary of the end of the war in Europe. A training mishap for a Carlton star. That's when Ten's Morning News returns.

And a decisive week for Braith Anasta, as he decides between league and union.

This program is captioned live. One of Australia's largest banks has to pay millions of dollars in customer compensation after discovering it had been overcharging fees. Lisa Tait from 'Choice' magazine joins us now. Lisa, how do National Austraila Bank customers know

if they're entitled to a refund?

Well, in this particular case, it will Well, in this particular case, it will affect Well, in this particular case, it will affect more Well, in this particular case, it will affect more business-banking customers. However, customers. However, our will affect more business-banking customers. However, our current system customers. However, our current system of customers. However, our current system of regulation customers. However, our current system of regulation means customers. However, our current system of regulation means we customers. However, our current system of regulation means we have no system of regulation means we have no way system of regulation means we have no way of system of regulation means we have no way of knowing. system of regulation means we have system of regulation means we have no way of knowing. Choice would like no way of knowing. Choice would like to no way of knowing. Choice would

no way of knowing. Choice would like to see the Reserve Bank

monitor the bank monitor the bank fees like to see the Reserve Bank monitor the bank fees situation like to see the Reserve Bank monitor the bank fees situation in Australia

monitor the bank fees situation in Australia so monitor the bank fees situation in Australia so we're monitor the bank fees situation in Australia so we're all monitor the bank fees situation in Australia so we're all getting monitor the bank fees situation in Australia so we're all getting a

Australia so we're all getting a better deal. And while some NAB

customers will be getting a customers will be getting a refund, it's customers will be getting a refund, it's a customers will be getting a refund, it's a different

customers will be getting a refund, it's a different story customers will be getting a refund, it's a different story for customers will be getting a refund, it's a different story for people with it's a different story for people with Commonwealth it's a different story for people

it's a different story for people with Commonwealth Bank accounts? The with Commonwealth Bank accounts?

with Commonwealth Bank accounts? The Commonwealth has upped its Internet The Commonwealth has upped its Internet banking The Commonwealth has upped its

The Commonwealth has upped its Internet banking charges and they've Internet banking charges and they've also Internet banking charges and they've also got Internet banking charges and they've also got some Internet banking charges and they've also got some low Internet banking charges and they've also got some low account

fee charges as well going on. It's reflective fee charges as well going on. It's reflective of fee charges as well going on. It's reflective of the fee charges as well going on. It's reflective of the fact fee charges as well going on. It's reflective of the fact the fee charges as well going on. It's reflective of the fact the banks are reflective of the fact the banks are trying reflective of the fact the banks

reflective of the fact the banks are trying to find new ways to get

money from consumers

are trying to find new ways to get money from consumers for shailders.

What's the best way for bank

customers to reduce fees then? Shop

around, don't around, don't put customers to reduce fees then? Shop around, don't put up

customers to reduce fees then? Shop around, don't put up with customers to reduce fees then? Shop around, don't put up with poor

service and high fees. And around, don't put up with poor service and high fees. And have a

look at our website -

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could save hundreds of dollars a year. Thank you. share market opened stronger In finance news, the Australian announcement. ahead of tonight's Federal Budget

at Commonwealth Securities - Carl Jensen prices moving in the right direction. motorists will be happy to see petrol

They certainly will. The price of They certainly will. The price of petrol has continued They certainly will. The price of petrol has They certainly will. The price of petrol

petrol has continued to ease, They certainly will. The price of petrol has continued to

week. The Tracey, down for the third straight week. Tracey, down for the third straight

week. The national average price of Tracey, down for the third straight week. The national average price Tracey, down for the third straight week. The national average Tracey, down for the third straight week. The national Tracey, down for the third straight

unleded petrol fell week. The national average price of unleded petrol week. The national average price of unleded

unleded petrol fell to just week. The national average price of unleded petrol fell to week. The national average price of

unleded petrol fell to just under week. The national average price of

$1.08 cents last week, down 3 cents

$1.08 cents last week, down 3 cents a litre from $1.08 cents last week, down 3 cents a litre $1.08 cents last week, down 3 cents a

a litre from last month's record $1.08 cents last week, down 3 cents

high. It's still way high. It's still

a litre from last month's record

high. It's still way too early for a litre from last month's record

motorists to get too excited - oil

has proven very has proven very volatile. And all motorists to get too excited - oil has proven very volatile. And motorists to get too excited - oil has proven very volatile.

eyes on tonight's Federal budge.

It's that time of year again. Large

the focus will be take on issues like

focus will be take on issues like the tight focus will be take on issues like

the tight labour market and exports. focus will be take on issues like

Good news for Aussie families

tonight, with many saying tonight, with many saying the Good news for Aussie families

budget surplus could raise the

possibility of further tax cuts.

We'll have to wait till tonight to finally We'll have to wait till tonight to

finally find out. We shall. Thank We'll have to wait till tonight to

you. Bulldogs five-eighth Braith Anasta Wallabies coach Eddie Jones will today meet with

to discuss a possible move to rugby union. though, A State of Origin league jumper, could prove the deciding factor. the 30-man NSW State of Origin squad, Braith Anasta's been named in

but if he doesn't make the final cut.

could be on the cards. a move to rugby and I don't play rep football, If I keep playing some good footy

for my future. obviously it's a bit of a concern

what happens. But we'll just have to see

But Anasta's veiled threat cuts no ice with the NSW Origin coach. We won't be selecting Braith because of the fact he's talking rugby union. We'll be selecting Braith on form. Stuart says he's pretty much decided on his starting team,

but there's spots up for grabs on the bench when the squad is cut to 17 players on Monday. Rookies like Ryan Cross, Anthony Tupou and Anthony Watmough among the contenders. It is sort of surreal.

I haven't had much publicity over the first 2.5, 3 years of my career. To have it all come at once, it's a bit full-on. But you gotta get used to it, I suppose. After the Roosters I gave myself the goal of playing in City-Country, but I didn't really think about playing Origin. Manly's Kane Cleal faces a suspension of up to seven weeks for a high shot on Wests Tigers forward Bryce Gibbs, the Sea Eagles denying Cleal was settling an old score between the pair.

And the NRL has taken steps to outlaw the so-called grapple tackle. last night releasing a new set of guidelines to be policed by referees. Leanne West, Ten News. Star Carlton midfielder Nick Stevens will have scans today on a knee he injured during a bruising AFL training session. The 25-year-old damaged his medial ligament

in the last moments of the final drill.

Losers by 85 points on Saturday, Dennis Pagan was in a brutal mood on the track last night,

putting his Blues through a punishing 90-minute session. Nick Stevens coming off the worse for wear, twisting his knee - scans this afternoon will reveal how long he'll be sidelined. It's the last thing the Blues need, with their season riding on Friday night against the Cats. It goes without saying.

We need to be on the job. We need to bounce back for ourselves, for our supporters, for everyone who's involved with the Carlton Football Club, we need to do something to rectify it. Collingwood's woes continue - injury-prone big man Josh Fraser to be sidelined again, this time with a knee. I'm concerned about Josh because he is our future, and we will not be compromising a player to play this week if he is not right, at all. The Magpies in damage control - after seven rounds, they sit last on the ladder, their coach under fire but Mick Malthouse is standing firm. I can't afford to buckle because the enemy are coming over the top. If you do that, you turn and run. It's never been my style. At the moment, we're just down, and we are down on personnel through injuries or mismanagement,

whatever - maybe a bit of both. But we'll bounce back. Melbourne will be minus their skipper David Neitz out for a fortnight with a hamstring.

The same time out for Demon team-mate, Brad Miller copping a 2-match suspension for rough conduct. Eagle Phillip Matera has accepted a 1-match ban. Adam Hunter will tonight contest his 1-week suspension for a blow below the belt. COMMENTATOR: Fair go. That's harder than Fraser Gehrig, you would have thought. Tim Hodges, Ten News. World XI cricket selectors have named an imposing squad for the super-series against Australia in October. The series of Test and one-day matches is designed to truly test the Australians, who've dominated both forms of the game. You'd think the World XI, if it has Lara, Tendulkar, Dravid, Laxman and maybe Inzamam, Graeme Smith, I mean, that kind of side should give the Aussies a challenge - and of course Australia has to get through the Ashes first. Pakistan, England, South Africa and India supply the bulk of the players in the rest of the World squad. A new start for Diego Maradona - the fallen soccer idol becoming a poster boy for weight loss. This is how the 44-year-old looked before having a stomach-stapling operation in March.

And this is how he looked today when he arrived in Spain to visit friends. The former Argentine star losing 27 kilograms since the operation. He told reporters his drug addiction was over Next in Ten news, a look at the weather around the nation.

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(Cries out) The blackcurrants in Ribena contain four times the vitamin C of oranges. Ribena.

Now for a look at the national weather.

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