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(generated from captions) Tonight - Danish officials confirm their royal baby will visit Australia soon. The Prime Minister announces a massive funding boost for ASIO. Last-minute cramming and some good advice for HSC students. And the Kangaroos lick their wounds after a Kiwi onslaught. This program is LIVE captioned. This is Seven News with Ann Sanders. Hello. Welcome to Seven News. Princess Mary is planning to bring her new baby to Australia for his first visit in just a few months time. Danish officials today confirmed a trip down-under is on the agenda as celebrations across two nations continue to toast the royal arrival. Seven's Simon Reeve is in Copenhagen. Simon, have well-wishers been given a glimpse yet of the little prince? Well, Ann, only certain well-wishers - that is, very close family members. So far, no photos or public appearances,

Given the Danish royals are a very

relaxed lot, that shouldn't take too long. For centuries, the beacon fires have been used to send important messages.

Last night a chain of 213 lit the skies over Denmark -

a message to the kingdom a royal son had been born. GUNSHOTS At noon, two 21-gun salutes hailed the arrival of the child now second in line to the throne of Europe's oldest monarchy. GUNSHOTS In the forecourt of the royal palace, uniformed guards presented their own musical tribute. WHISTLING Mary is said to be recovering well from the birth and showing off her son to some special visitors. REPORTER: Have you seen the child? Of course we have seen the child. And how does he look? He looks wonderful. Beautiful. She may be Queen, but today, also a proud grandmother, visiting her newest grandson.

REPORTER: Is there a small message for the people of Australia? I think that we're all very touched the people are following so closely what's going on. And she's not the only one. In another Danish tradition, children lined up outside Amalienborg Palace in the city to give gifts, another sign of the love these people have for their future king and queen. Were you very happy and excited about this news this morning? Of course we are. We all are very excited about it. We were looking forward to this day, yes. They're royal, but they're still a part of Denmark. Tell me, why do you think Mary is so popular? She's so normal, like a Dane. A happy day, too, for Australians.

What do you think about this big day for Denmark and for Mary Donaldson? I think it's great. It's really good to see something like this happen, considering all the bad things that have happened. I just think it's so exciting, and an Australian princess... celebrating the birth of their son While Mary and Frederik are celebrating the birth of their son on Friday night, Denmark is celebrating 200 years since the birth of its favourite son. This is Hans Christian Andersen, the famous children's playwright and author. If he were alive today, he may have penned another fairytale - one about an Australian princess, a proud father, and Denmark's newest royal child. And what a happy story it would be. No official announcement has been made about when Mary and Frederik will present their son to the people, but there is speculation it may be by the end of the week.

Now back to you in Sydney. Thanks, Simon. Simon Reeve in Copenhagen. The royal baby is set to have an economic effect on Australia, especially as a boost to magazine sales. He's front-page news. And sales of Danish beer are sharply up, too. In the place where it all began, it was "cheers', Danish-style. There was free beer at the Slip Inn, and everyone wanted to wet the head of the new Crown Prince. Cheers. Cheers. But no-one is more excited than the magazine industry. The New Idea office has been abuzz all weekend with the news. Anything "Mary" means big bucks. Obviously we'll give much more coverage than we normally would to a Mary story because this is the big story. This is the biggest story of the year.

And here's the scoop. It won't be too long before Mary and Frederik bring their son here for his first royal visit. According to official sources, they're planning a trip within the next six months. Of course they are very proud of the new baby and they want to come and and they want to come and show it to the Australian people and the Australian family also.

And perhaps to thank them for a vast array of gifts. Among the most extravagant, the Victorians are sending a rattler of a different kind. A restored tram will sit in a museum in Copenhagen, while the Prime Minister decided on an Aussie children's classic. It will be a first edition of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. New South Wales is yet to decide what its gift to the baby Crown Prince will be. But there are some interesting suggestions to rival the Melbourne tram. A high-quality kangaroo, a stuffed one. I don't know! Yeah, we could do that, send them the monorail. Australia's top intelligence agency is set to hire hundreds of new spies. The boost to funding and staff at ASIO follows the London and Bali bombings, with the government saying our best protection is information. John Howard says Australia will face the threat of terrorism for many years to come. And in the wake of the London bombings and a review of ASIO, the Prime Minister's announced he'll double our number of spies. The best weapon in the fight against terrorism is good intelligence. Staff numbers at the nation's top intelligence agency will rise to more than 1,800 over the next five years. But Labor says they're needed now. The need for better intelligence and better security is actually today. Mr Howard has also defended the government's proposed anti-terror laws criticising the ACT's Chief Minister for publishing the draft legislation on the Web. He's not about informing the public, he's about sort of balancing his own political position. The very same accusation is being levelled at the Prime Minister, with the Opposition claiming today's anti-terror statement is little more than a distraction for the government to balance its own political needs. The government's out there this morning

trying to divert attention from its extreme industrial relations changes. The Treasurer says, like the GST, workers will get used to the new laws with time. this period, get the legislation enacted, get it operative, and show people the benefits that you can get from labour market reform. A major search is under way for five people missing aboard an Immigration Department boat in Far-North Queensland. The boat was travelling from Saibai Island to Badu Island in Torres Strait when it reported engine trouble. The massive air and sea search resumed at first light. They're trying to find a six-metre immigration vessel, missing since early yesterday morning. The same search area is being searched again by 14 aircraft, two helicopters and there are three vessels in the area.

The vessel was carrying Immigration officers

Wilfred Biara, Ted Harry, Wilfred's girlfriend, another local woman and her four-year-old daughter, from Saibai to Badu Island. The conditions were rough, quite poor and blowing south-easterly winds at around 20-25 and the sea was around 1 metre to 1.5 metres. They used their satellite phone to call for help and set off their EPIRB. Police haven't heard from them in 40 hours. The emergency beacon was found floating, their boat nowhere in sight. The disappearance has mystified searchers. They can't believe the boat or at least some wreckage hasn't been found. Search parties are now scouring a 6,500sq.m area of ocean to the west.

Rescuers believe currents carried the boat away. Last year, three or four members of the Nona family died when their boat capsized nearby. The search will continue tomorrow. Some 66,000 New South Wales students have been advised to get an early night. Tomorrow, they face the biggest test of their school life - the Higher School Certificate examination. ON PHONE: Hello, HSC Advice Line. Can I have your student number, please? Last-minute preparations for tomorrow's compulsory English exam. Tonight, spare a thought for the class of 2005. Hello, Chloe. I'm well, thanks. How are you? Probably a little anxious. But she's talking to a specialist teacher,

one of 80 employed for two weeks to dish out advice over the phone. Today it's Shakespeare to Strictly Ballroom. To not necessarily just simply aid them in content and skill but in order to create a finesse in their answers so they give better answers. Others field simpler questions. Like, "What is in the paper?" the day before. "Which text do I do tomorrow?" That would be the strangest thing because you would expect them to know. But mainly they provide the three Rs - reassurance, reassurance, and reassurance. I think a lot of the times the kiddies just want security more than anything. HSC enrolments are down this year but students seem to be moving back toward the tougher subjects

as they plan for careers. And that makes it even harder for teachers. There's nothing more rewarding than watching students do well

and having the feedback in December when they get their results and you've put in hard work and their results show and they're off to uni or TAFE or the workplace. REPORTER: Or schoolies? Or schoolies, yes. But before the fun, it's hard work. It's important of course to get a good night's sleep and just keep saying to yourself, "I can do it", because I'm sure they can. The advice line is - A high-speed crash at Brighton last night left a P-plate driver trapped in the wreckage for three hours. The young woman's hatchback slammed into a power pole on the Grand Parade around 10 o'clock. A female passenger was soon released with minor injuries but the driver was pinned by the legs. The car had to be cut into several pieces to get her out. She's now in a stable condition in hospital. In a tragic postscript to yesterday's Caulfield Cup, has been put down. champion galloper Mummify has been put down.

despite breaking a leg. The 2003 Cup winner finished third, to save his life. Sadly, vets could do nothing Connections were still trying to come to terms

with the loss of their champion as he was buried this morning. how we're going to replace him. I don't know We all race plenty of horses. with Lee, as all the boys do, We've raced a lot of horses here it's very hard to replace the Mummy. but the frustrating thing is that

like this happens It's not until something how close you can actually get that you sort of don't realise to a horse. Mummify was gallant to the end - in yesterday's Caulfield Cup, third place past the $5 million mark. taking his prize money before the line. It probably happened about 50 metres

He's dipped there and he's lost a little bit of momentum, and the fact that he has pulled up 300 metres past the winning post just shows you that he's that competitive. For a man so used to success on the track, Mummify's death was hard to take for trainer Lee Freedman. This is right down there. He was a very, very much-loved horse and he'll be sadly missed. to run in the Cup A last-minute decision making the loss even tougher to bear. and it's a stupid one, The only regret, if I hadn't run him yesterday, is that he'd be alive and well today. But you never know. on this hill behind me this morning Mummify was laid to rest at the Freedman stable. in a private ceremony another former champion, Schillaci. Fittingly, he was buried next to and we're all just devastated today. He's touched so many people's hearts over with Schillaci, Now he's in a happy place

together. so maybe they can play around Ahead in Seven News - becomes a murder trial. An outback mystery are being manipulated Also, claims traffic lights to help the Cross City Tunnel. that goes to the roof of the world. And riding high on a railway line got more than he expected, A Victorian thrill-seeker's dangling in midair, 30m up. spending six hours jumped off the face of Ben Nevis The 44-year-old paraglider straight into 12,000 volt powerlines. He wasn't injured but had to, well, hang around while police and SES had the power turned off. It was well after dark before he was lowered to the ground. Sydney's traffic signals The RTA's been accused of fiddling the Cross City Tunnel. to force more cars into

the obstacle course Drivers trying to beat

by red lights. believe they're being frustrated their way, When it comes to steering drivers of the Cross City Tunnel it seems the operators are leaving little to chance. lights are playing their part. Now it's claimed even city traffic I think it's a bit of a disgrace. and I presumed that was the case, I figured that

using it. but I'm still going to resist have been re-sequenced They believe some lights trying to avoid the tunnel - to hold up drivers more red lights, more often. a behind-closed-doors arrangement We understand there is throughout the city to re-phase the lights to force people into the tunnel. have been removed from William Street The RTA admits traffic light sensors until roadworks are finished. with the tunnel consortium. But it denies any deal We are operating traffic signals as we always have in the interests of road users and the community, and no-one else. If it's any consolation for the State Government, it's not the only ones under fire over the Cross City Tunnel. Now it's entered the battle motoring group. for control of the State's powerful Candidates in the NRMA election claim the difference taxpayers will have to pick up is lower than forecast. if the tunnel company's revenue has to come clean I do believe the government

has been asleep. and I do believe the NRMA The RTA denies any profit guarantee. A criminal trial outback mysteries involving one of Australia's greatest tomorrow. is set to begin in a Darwin court of murdering British backpacker, Bradley John Murdoch is accused Peter Falconio Joanne Lees. and kidnapping his girlfriend, and his brothers Nick and Paul Peter Falconio's parents are back where their nightmare began. They've got the trial ahead of them,

conclusion and moving on. and they're looking at some sort of chapter of a gripping outback mystery Bradley Murdoch's trial is the final spanning four years. The 47-year-old Broome mechanic is charged with shooting Peter Falconio on the Stuart Highway in July 2001, and abducting his girlfriend, Joanne Lees. But Lees is here to tell her terrifying story. She flew in to Darwin on Friday, agreeing to face a small but tightly controlled media contingent. to Victoria Beckham. Some observers there likened her She looked stunning, slim. was in stark contrast Her carefully staged arrival to last year's committal hearing by the territory's toughest cops. when she was hidden away

headlines. The trial is certain to make

of the outback. It's the true mystery case all those years ago. It's akin to your Lindy Chamberlain is promising more surprises. Murdoch's defence team The court's already heard and allegations extraordinary revelations

that Joanne Lees had a secret lover, an hour before they were ambushed that she and Peter smoked drugs eight days after his alleged murder. and that Peter was seen alive more than 100 witnesses The Crown will call will be tendered. and more than 200 exhibits Sensational new DNA evidence is expected. Vote-counting is under way in Iraq's historic referendum on a draft constitution. In stark contrast to January's violent general elections, there was relative calm as millions of people cast their ballots. It's been a big turnout for the local population and I think it's a credit to the Iraqi security forces that they've put together such a good plan and made it nice, safe and secure. rests with a few provinces The fate of the draft constitution a significant "no" vote. where Sunni opponents could rally a train to the roof of the world It will soon be possible to catch its controversial Tibetan railway. with China completing through rugged terrain It runs almost 2,000km of Xining. between Lhasa and the western city in places The track is up to 5,000m high passengers from altitude sickness. with carriages sealed to protect will begin next year. Regular services Regular services

but some are not amused. These ferret fashions may look funny its check pattern, Burberry, The company famous for is threatening to sue the makers of this outfit, claiming breach of trademark. There are other people out there who are infringing their copyrights, who are counterfeiting their goods, and they ought to be picking on them, rather than a man who makes a two-inch ferret hat. Burberry designs in its line, Ferret World argues it doesn't use Burberry designs in its line, which includes a wide range of trendy ferret outfits to suit any occasion, even Christmas. Time for sport with Kylie Gillies. The Kiwis shock the Kangaroos in the Tri-Nations. in 14 years It's their first win in Australia and to make it worse, the Aussies now have injury worries. from the Kangaroo camp All the latest in a moment. on top of the world. Plus, Australia's cricketers COMMENTATOR: Bowled him! Clean-bowled him. And Casey Stoner's world title is cast away at the Island. No, Casey's down. Casey Stoner has gone. My husband said to look at the Mazda2. That one. Who cares what my family thinks? (Laughs) and Tribute V6 from just $31,990. Australia are still in the box seat despite a fight-back from the World XI on day three of the Super Series Test at the SCG.

The visitors dismissed the Aussies for just 199 in their second dig, but two quick wickets has the world champions poised to push for victory tomorrow. One of the most bizarre starts to a day of cricket in Sydney - the players going off for bad light at 11 o'clock in the morning.

When the floodlights were switched on,

Matthew Hayden powered on. COMMENTATOR: Oh, he likes that shot. He really does like that shot. Ricky Ponting wasn't a fan of the video umpire. So what are we checking for? The LBW appeal. Yeah, for what though? Outside the line? No, the ball hits you in line. So? I didn't hit that! And while the captain cooled down, Hayden turned up the heat.

Oh, he's hit that one really hard. That's beautifully placed. He went past 50 with style, but Steve Harmison spoiled the party. Oh, that's what he needed - full length, slower delivery. The Englishman took Michael Clarke out of the equation. Andrew Flintoff nabbed Ponting on 54. Good one, and got him! Mark Boucher missed a stumping chance on Simon Katich. Two balls later, Muralitharan did it all himself. He's got him! Murali gets his man! There were more bad-light dramas. Players going off and on and off again. Australia finally dismissed but the World XI with a long way to go. Graeme Smith offered nothing to Glenn McGrath. When Virender Sehwag lashed out the crowd put on the hard hats. But MacGill made sure they weren't needed. The World XI, 2/25, needing another 330 to win. Penrith's Luke Rooney and the Cowboys Matt Sing are being considered as replacements for injured Kangaroos winger Timana Tahu. Tahu suffered a hamstring injury

as New Zealand chalked up their first win in Sydney since 1959 in last night's Tri-Nations series opener.

The Aussies were feeling the loss, but none more than Timana Tahu.

He'll have scans tomorrow

but a check of his hamstring confirmed coach Wayne Bennett's worst fears that Tahu's Kangaroo tour is over before it really began. I won't be going anywhere in the tour. Yeah, just still shattered. His injury part of the price paid on a black night. COMMENTATOR: 4-0 in favour of the black-and-whites. Kiwi centre Clinton Toopi was their top destroyer with two in a row as they scored the first three. Off the left foot. But rookie coach Brian McLennan's bubble looked to have burst as Australia scored four tries on the trot to make it 18-18. The best - this solo sensation by centre Brent Tate. He's going to score, Tate! This has been a marvellous try! Australia scored first after the restart before the Kiwis struck back with the next two,

and they were never headed. Toopi topped it all off with his third and said the side had watched the Kiwis' last win in Australia in Melbourne from 1991 to fire up. We wanted to make history. Look, mate, that got us going and the goose bumps were just - you know, the boys were really pumped. You know a champion team can beat a team of champions. New Zealand had a win in the judiciary too

as Nigel Vagana escaped suspension despite being charged for lifting Penrith's Trent Waterhouse. The decision didn't please the Kangaroos. Yeah, I was a bit surprised, mate. You know, sort of in club footy, you see tackles like that get six to eight weeks, you know? Willie Mason may miss one after injuring his shoulder in an Australian Invitational XIII's loss to New Zealand A, but no pain in England for Roosters prop Adrian Morley. His hit-and-run mission with Bradford has ended with a Super League title after they beat Leeds. The Sydney Kings remain unbeaten at home this season after downing Melbourne at the Entertainment Centre last night. The Kings went on a 20-points-to-2 run in the first quarter

and although the Tigers got within seven inside the final term, the home side held on. CJ Bruton again won praise after netting a team-high 27 points. That's how he played during that series with New Zealand and that four-nations tournament and, you know, he's moved to that again but he needs to take a step from here and I think he can do that. The West Sydney Razorbacks are taking on the Tigers this afternoon. At half-time, the Razorbacks are trailing by 9. A thrashing for A-League side Sydney FC today, thumped by Melbourne 5-0 at Olympic Park. Casey Stoner's bid to win the 250cc motorcycle world title has ended, crashing out while leading the Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island today. Starting from pole and after winning the last two rounds, the Aussie was hoping to move within a point of series leader Dani Pedrosa. But on his 20th birthday, there would be no happy returns. COMMENTATOR: Came onto the front straight. No, Casey's down. Casey Stoner has gone. Pedrosa winning the race to clinch his second world title ahead of his move into the MotoGP class. The man who dominates that category is Valentino Rossi and it didn't take him long to assume the lead in the main race. Alex Barros was left nursing a headache and a bad case of gravel rash after crashing heavily. His rookie Aussie team-mate, Chris Vermeulen, claimed 11th.

But it was Rossi's day, with the Italian recording his fifth win in a row at Phillip Island. World champion Fernando Alonso has won the season-ending Chinese Formula One Grand Prix - a race that didn't go without incident. Michael Schumacher failed to finish. He started from pit lane after this collision with Christian Albers in the warm-up.

Jordan's Narain Karthikeyan also ended the season with a bang. COMMENTATOR: And we're seeing the aftermath of that driver

just turn that thing into a canoe. But Alonso got through unscathed to wrap up the constructors title for Renault. Australia's Mark Webber came seventh. It's

been a tough old year for Mark, but

better things next year. Still to come - Sydney's weather outlook. We'll have the full seven-day We'll have the full seven-day forecast right after the break. CHURCH BELL TOLLS Go on. Mm-hm. Father, I went back for thirds. (Exhales deeply) (Sniffs) Father, I have purged my sins with Eclipse Gum. Eclipse? Hail Mary! Temptation gets the better of us all. It's been another cool day across Sydney as cloud kept temperatures down. Patchy rain fell across most of the city this afternoon. Around the country tomorrow - On Sydney's waterways - across Sydney tomorrow, Another mild day across Sydney tomorrow, with a few showers clearing in the afternoon. And across the week - More overcast conditions and the chance of showers until next weekend. Tops of 21 degrees. That's Seven News to now. Our next bulletin is Sunrise from 6am, with more live reports from Copenhagen. I'm Ann Sanders. Thanks for your company. Goodnight. Captioned by Seven Network Email -