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(generated from captions) crack, crack, bang, bang a whole heap of cracking bones - It just sounded like The sound was this huge rumbling. for hundreds of locals. a trial of destruction and heartache the natural disaster that's left And later in the news, a significant cost saving. and with this there's obviously reduced their medication usage but they've also dramatically using these techniques bring their diabetes under control Not only have people been able to to reverse type 2 diabetes. Doctors amazed how easy it can be what the results are. and we can tell you for Kylie Minogue Also tonight - more cancer tests and welcome to Ten's Late News. Hello, I'm Tim Webster over the last two years. for all the support I've had Thank my family and friends for a legendary rugby league player. And judgment day in court has made a fast exit from Baghdad. of Australian hostage Douglas Wood Why the sheik negotiating the release across the country. for some 850,000 businesses a massive increase in red tape This Tax Office decision means But not everyone's satisfied. on July 1. that means our tax cut is a certainty Tonight - the cunning move

of that. We have no independent verification the Australian will be released. the mufti says he's still hopeful before he left Iraq, After reportedly speaking to Mr. Wood for kidnappers. worried he might himself be a target is now believed to be in Dubai, Sheikh Taj Din al-Hilali of kidnapped Australian Douglas Wood. after trying to secure the release has fled Iraq fearing for his safety An Australian Islamic cleric Paul Bongiorno, Ten News. but he will never stop them. He can delay those tax cuts that John Howard's forgotten. for the 7 million Australians to fight for a fairer deal and use every available means the Parliament We're going to go into the Tax Commissioner's solution. that it will separately vote against It also seems to be saying and against the Government package. in the Senate and will vote for its amendments Labor is sticking to its guns the tax cut schedules to stand. Labor should at least allow Other business groups say is for the Senate to pass the bill. Mr Hendy says the simple solution across the country. for some 850,000 businesses a massive increase in red tape This Tax Office decision means for all the Budget tax cuts to apply. has made it possible the Tax Commissioner By issuing two schedules, in the Senate. until we can deal with Kim Beazley You won't know which one to apply to pay packets from July. for businesses to apply of tax changes today publishing two schedules showed his hand, That is until the Tax Commissioner by blocking all his Budget tax cuts. to make the Treasurer a no-dollar man But the Senate is threatening Sheriff of Nottingham, $6 man. for the top end. compared to the $42 on offer unhappy with their $6 tax cut in Sydney The Treasurer faced protesters without a Senate vote. when it was promised for the Budget's tax break to apply has found a way The Taxation Commissioner on July 1. you'll get your tax cut First - relax - Oh, it was a horrific sound.

and continuing treatment. but expects help with medical bills a legal battle she had no wish to start through her Australian lawyer Vivian Alvarez said Appearing with difficulty, Government if that can be avoided. she has no desire to sue the from Australia says The woman wrongly deported Laurel Irving, Ten News. a $50,000 payout for Mr Meninga. If successful, it could mean this time through the civil courts. for assault over the same night - Mr Meninga is now suing Mr Hurley is not the end of the matter. But today's verdict at the time. Mr Hurley was not in court jury returned not guilty verdicts. After a short deliberation, the After a short deliberation, the That Mr Hurley was... another defence - consent. they could also consider Justice Terence Higgins told the jury In summing up this morning, as a "pathetic little rabbit". but was described by his girlfriend was extremely intoxicated the court was told Mr Hurley During three days of evidence, in self-defence. and claimed he hit him Hurley had racially abused him Meninga said where Hurley had crash-tackled him. inside the PJ O'Reilly's pub after an earlier incident Grant Hurley in the mouth Mr Meninga had punched 42-year-old with the verdict. and obviously I'm very, very pleased over the last two years for all the support they've had I thank my family and friends not guilty of two assault charges. a jury has found Mal Meninga outside a Canberra pub, Two years after he hit a man who took him to court. against the man He's now taking his own action two years ago. over a pub fight in Canberra of assault charges has been found not guilty Rugby league legend Mal Meninga may come to nothing. the information about Mr Wood they've been warned Sources close to the family say did come from Mr Wood. I can't say whether that phone call

Unfortunately these are tragic examples of what goes wrong This is another example of a tragedy waiting to happen. One of the occupants was impaled, and it made it extremely difficult to extract the patient. The 15-year-old driver remains in hospital being treated for shock. She's yet to be questioned by police, but it's likely charges will follow. Police say the car wasn't stolen, but are investigating whether it was taken without permission It's believed four of the students were from Doonside High School and one from Blacktown Boys. The principal of Doonside devastated by the news. The school is deeply shocked about what happened this morning. And we're all trying to come to terms with the accident. is in a stable condition. Another 15-year-old boy serious leg and internal injuries. Two other 16-year-old girls suffered in a serious but stable condition. was also flown to hospital, A 16-year-old girl tonight fighting for his life. He's in a critical condition, Westmead Hospital with head injuries. A 16-year-old boy was airlifted to raced to the scene. Two CareFlight helicopters freed three others. Dozens of emergency personnel She escaped without injury. was at the wheel. Police say a 15-year-old girl all aged 15 and 16. On board - five schoolchildren, in this Doonside park. left the road and slammed into a tree but at 10:00, the Magna sedan This may have begun as a joy-ride, when the car slammed into a tree. was at the wheel A 15-year-old girl without a licence schoolchildren in hospital. A car accident has left five to any compensation. but has yet to commit by deporting the 42-year-old to a major blunder The Government has admitted for over four years. who she hasn't seen with her two children and to initiate contact to continue with her treatment is to return to Australia One of her main desires

These are four of our students who we care for very much and we are very concerned about their welfare. Jacinta Hocking, Ten News. Seven school children have been seriously injured after a car careered into a school in Melbourne. Driven by a P-plater, the vehicle ploughed through a wire fence and over a fire hydrant before slamming into a brick wall which then collapsed onto the students. People were running everywhere then there was a car smashed. Police had to call in an interpreter before the driver could be questioned. A lesson in courtesy tonight for public transport users. Commuters who refuse to give up priority seats for pregnant women will be slapped with on-the-spot fines under a new plan by the Victorian Government. 35 weeks pregnant with her third child, Yvonne Adele still relies on public transport and still has trouble getting a seat. Unfortunately, they just think you do not have the right over them to sit down. REPORTER: It's just not manners. It's just not right. And the Government agrees. Currently the law dictates commuters must give up their seats for the elderly and disabled. Under proposed changes, pregnant women would have the same rights. No, it's not red tape or bureaucracy or anything else. It's just sending a message to the community to do the right thing, show common courtesy. Most people do that anyway. But if you don't, you could be hit with a $150 on-the-spot fine. It's actually women who get up and give me a seat and I always say, "No. Stay there." Even older women and I say, "Stay there." The guys will give me a seat in a minute and once one guy said, "Oh, yeah, who?" and just kept sitting there, which I found so upsetting. The regulation would apply to priority seating on all public transport, with signs possibly changing to include expectant mothers. But the change wouldn't mean more officers to enforce the law. It's hard enough getting people to buy their tickets on trams and trains at the moment, let alone making them give up their seats when they're meant to. The public have until June 15 to make any comments on the proposed regulations before they're submitted to the Transport Minister. It's then hoped any decisions made will be in place by the end of the year. It should just be a part of the value system, shouldn't it? Really. Mignon Henne, Ten News. When we come back - as Kylie Minogue prepares for breast cancer surgery her medical team has been able to give her some good news. And sisters tell of the wonderful moment they found a man only hours before he would have died alone in the wild. We called back and forth a couple of times till we worked out where he was and then four of us went down and found him. utility shelf, this. soothes the throat. Welcome back, nose. This weekend, Bunnings Warehouse are having a huge stock clearance. $12. $10 per square metre. are just the beginning. we're trying to sell a million extra vehicles We're out to break a record, so you get something extra. comes with a free bullbar, driving lights, towbar and bonnet protector. on '04 build models. largest wildlife sanctuary. It's called Australia. ENGINE ROARS Crikey! The invisible fence that protects our natural wonders and agriculture is Quarantine. Help them make sure nothing dangerous gets in. Declare all food, plant and animal material, because that's where the danger lurks. If you don't and they find, it could be a whopping fine for you. Quarantine matters. A sudden hail storm tonight turned parts of Brisbane into a winter wonderland. Locals were stunned when sheets of hail belted down after a day of perfect Queensland weather. It only fell for a few minutes but was so intense it piled up knee-deep in places. The bizarre blizzard hit during evening peak hour, turning streets into slush and motorists into madmen. Keep going! Move it now. Thousands came outdoors to enjoy the snowy streetscapes, the storm aftermath a perfect playground for a bit of fun. But some weren't so amused. Pop-up clocks on pokies will tell gamblers how long they've been playing. It's part of new measures aimed at curbing the addiction, but critics say it doesn't go far enough. Grant McBride is the Minister for Gambling, but he refused to be videoed in front of poker machines today. Launching changes that will include a clock on all poker machines, McBride insisted on standing in front of an empty bar instead. I'm the Minister for Gaming, I'm not the minister for pokies and I won't appear in it for this reason. I'm not there to promote poker machines. But his Government isn't coy about taking revenue from problem gamblers. NSW has 99,000 poker machines, generating $4.4 billion in profits for clubs and pubs and $750 million in taxes every year. And as for clocks on poker machines and a pop-up telling gamblers how long they've been playing - a reformed addict says it's a joke. By knowing the time, it's not going to stop you from keeping feeding your money into the poker machines. Experts say the changes are welcome, but don't go far enough. Right now we don't even know what the prevalence of problem gambling really is. One contentious issue - whether to restrict the value of notes that can be fed into a machine. that banning $100 and $50 bills from poker machines would be an effective harm minimisation measure, the Government wants more research before making a decision. Every other jurisdiction in Australia follows our lead in terms of the issues of problem gambling and harm minimisation. Would it be fair to say you don't want to do anything that would limit the Government's tax take from pokies? I totally reject that statement. The minister says in the past two years his policies have seen the numbers of pokies in the State reduced by 1,800. John Hill, Ten News. A big thank you today from Kylie Minogue to her well-wishers as she prepares for breast cancer surgery. And her medical team have been able to give her some good news. Dannii Minogue jetted out of London's Heathrow Airport to be by her big sister's side in her hour of need. As Kylie prepares to undergo surgery, her immediate family are on the move. Her father Ron, himself a cancer survivor, making a hasty exit from the family home this morning. In a statement released by her management company: to make donations to the Cancer Council rather than sending flowers or a card. I think it's terrific that she is thinking that way. Our heart goes out to her. It goes out to other women in the same situation. A stream of well-wishers passed on their best at her family home. Pupils at her old high school penning their pledges of support to its most famous past student. It's just the thought, and I'm sure she'll appreciate it. A visit to the Ramsay Street set by a busload of English fans today took on extra significance. Kind of grown up watching her. Started watching 'Neighbours' when I was really young and she was kind of the first person you wanted to be like. It's probably especially hard because she won't have the privacy that other people - but the other side of it is she'll have a lot of support. Newspaper photos have revealed the pop idol spent time with boyfriend Olivier Martinez on her family's French island getaway just prior to her initial diagnosis. The pair enjoying some much-needed down time ahead of the fight of her life. Cameron Baud, Ten News. A tourist is recovering in hospital after surviving 10 days lost in the wild. Tonight there's special recognition for the sisters who found him. It's not often a search like this one has a happy ending, a really happy ending. Thank you very much. His brother, Ricardo, pulled yesterday from thick bush, but not before he posed for photographs with his rescuers. More smiles and a proposal to one of two sisters who found him. I asked him whether he had a wife and a family and he said, "No", and he said that he had a girlfriend now that he'd found me and he said he wanted me to be his wife. The area Ricardo was found in is so rugged SES volunteers walked right past him without actually spotting him. The Colombian businessman then drew on his last ounces of energy to call them back. We called back and forth a couple of times till we worked out where he was and then four of us went down and found him. Ricardo told his brother he became lost not long after he went bushwalking on what was supposed to be a day trip. He was walking in circles. If he'd walked in a straight line he was only an hour away from help. And, if it wasn't for rain, he'd have died days ago. He was able to stand under some tress. He was bright enough to go in a tree that had leaves that put a lot of water down, so he drunk a lot of water. Overnight, the Colombian Consulate shouted for the entire island. And the gratitude won't stop there. A wealthy man, Mr Sirutis has also pledged to somehow repay his rescuers. I love Australia and now I really love, love Australia. Jesse Grayson, Ten News. When we come back - doctors amazed how easy it can be to reverse type 2 diabetes with exercise. Not only have people been able to bring their diabetes under control using these techniques but they've also dramatically reduced their medication usage and with this there's obviously a significant cost saving. And the natural disaster that's left a trial of destruction and heartache for hundreds of locals. The sound was this huge rumbling. It just sounded like a whole heap of cracking bones - crack, crack, bang, bang Oh, it was a horrific sound. And in Sports Tonight - why winning at Teahupoo was one of Kelly Slater's most magical days. DANCE MUSIC GIRL: Are you alright? Roll her over! What did she take? I don't know what was in it! I think it was ecstasy. (Whimpers) Hey, are you alright? BOY: I don't know why she takes it. She always gets so depressed coming down. Hmm. Done quite a bit of damage in there. I didn't know how many health problems it could cause. The grinding has cracked your front teeth. This is pretty serious. (Doctor barks orders) GIRL: They don't know whether he's gonna make it. NURSE: It's touch and go. We're doing all we can. He just wanted to try something new. Type 2 diabetes in obese patients has been reversed by exercise. Doctors at Concord Hospital in Sydney say this is a world-first discovery. Patients have been doing about 50 minutes of exercise a day, reducing their blood pressure and cholesterol levels and reversing type 2 diabetes. They've also achieved blood glucose control equal to being on insulin therapy. Not only have people been able to bring their diabetes under control using these techniques but they've also dramatically reduced their medication usage and with this there's obviously a significant cost saving. Diabetes is the fastest growing disease worldwide, brought on by a population that's getting fatter. Now close to 5% earnings rose in the quarter by close to 5% for earnings rose in the quarter by close to 5% for the earnings rose in the quarter by close to 5% for the year. earnings rose in the quarter by close to 5% for the year. Over earnings rose in the quarter by close to 5% for the year. Over the last close to 5% for the year. 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Very reassuring to see upward-pointing arrows, in the market? Very reassuring to see upward-pointing in the market? Very reassuring to see in the market? Very reassuring to Commsec, Tom confidence back Commsec, Tom confidence back in the market? Very Commsec, Tom confidence back in Commsec, Tom confidence back at and 20 schools have been closed. And Leigh, a Canberra Raider with Leigh Diffey. And then it's 'Sports Tonight' The weather's next. to any sense of normality. for the region to return it will take at least a month Emergency services say by the downpour. A caravan park left destroyed $1,000 of free fuel. Plus right now it comes with central locking and more. so you get something extra. a million extra vehicles starts with a healthy scalp. even the tiniest of flakes. that Head & Shoulders by our American Testing Center, the scalp health test, is sparkling in Monaco. And why the McLaren Formula 1 team farewell to Optus Oval this Saturday. Also - in the AFL Carlton's could block his air passages. and now fears another hit a knock to the throat last week Tim, Jason Croker recieved has an injury drama.

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And that's the latest from Ten News. 'Sports Tonight' with Ryan Phelan is next. I'm Tim Webster. From the Late News team, goodnight.