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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. Welcome to Ten's Early News. Good morning, I'm Bill Woods. a decade-old murder investigation - This morning, a dramatic climax to Rene Rivkin arrested in London. a former chauffer to the late

China's arch-rival Taiwan buying Australian uranium. joins the list of countries sentenced. Three more Australian drug mules This time in Hong Kong. win the first Monday night AFL game And in sport - the high-flying Crows in six years.

of the weather situation. A quick early check

Now finance.

in positive territory this morning. Wall Street looks set to close

on the uranium deal shortly. And Bill, I'll have more in a decade-old murder investigation. A breakthrough British police have swooped on a man lover Sydney model Caroline Byrne. wanted over the killing of his former

Gordon Wood - The 'Sydney Morning Herald' reports to the late Rene Rivkin - a former chauffeur this morning. was arrested at his inner London flat He left Australia eight years ago his model girlfriend Caroline Byrne. amid allegations he murdered

denied throwing her from the Gap The 43-year-old has three times at Watsons Bay in Sydney. Two fishermen claimed at the time in distress. they heard a woman scream Byrne committed suicide. Wood is adamant comes just weeks The 'Herald' reports Wood's arrest

of Public Prosecutions agreed after the Director to charge him with the crime. there was enough evidence

Task Force Irondale The head of Sydney-based to begin extradition proceedings. is said to be en route to Britain Vanessa Arthur, Ten News. will fly into a storm Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao

when he lands in Sydney today, facing claims arch-rival Taiwan from two Australian companies. has purchased uranium after agreeing to make Australia The announcement comes just a day of uranium. the world's biggest exporter

ensures any exported uranium The historic deal

will only be used to generate power will be able to track its use. and Australia that are there will be enforced I am satisfied that the safeguards the agreements have been signed. and it's on that basis that twice our current total production. China needs 20,000 tonnes of uranium, with Indonesia continues to escalate, Australia's diplomatic row to withdraw support Jakarta is now threatening in the region. for tracking illegal migration asylum seekers It comes as the 42 West Papuan begin their new life in Melbourne. at the centre of the controversy, Each has a protection visa, to Centrelink payments, granting access Medicare and trauma counselling. Anyone that requires counselling of trauma or torture for past experiences

as well. will receive that counselling

asked Australia to return the group Jakarta has repeatedly ruled province fearing oppression. which claims it fled the Indonesia to smuggle heroin into Australia Three Australians who tried have been jailed in Hong Kong. up to nine years behind bars. They'll spend as naive and vulnerable. They were portrayed by the promise of quick money. lured into drug trafficking that came with a high price. It was a gamble Hidden inside a prison van, 21-year-old Hutchinson Tran 18-year-old Rachel Diaz, who can't be named. and a 16-year-old boy in a raid in Hong Kong a year ago. All from Sydney, they were caught to swallow more than 100 condoms Diaz and the teenage boy were about of heroin, filled with almost one kilogram on the streets of Sydney. worth around a million dollars into being drug mules Tran admitted he enticed the two for each condom swallowed. promising $200 Facing a maximum of 20 years in jail, Diaz 10 and the teenager 9 years. instead, Tran received 13 years, Eddy Meyer, Ten News. in Melbourne says he's being framed A terror suspect arrested to represent himself in court. and has chosen is one of three men charged Bassam Radd and supporting a terror group with being members of plotting an attack in Australia. after a brief court appearance. He sacked his legal team and Shoue Hammoud didn't seek bail. His co-accused, Majed Radd in June. The trio will face court again is stepping up efforts A group of Muslim leaders most senior Islamic cleric deposed. to have the country's to the 'Australian' newspaper, According the New South Wales Muslim Council

al-Hilali's position declared vacant plans to have Sheikh Taj Din a national board of imams. as it works to establish

elected by vote The changes would see the mufti within Federal Government ranks. and follows growing dissent from crashed just short of a runway A giant American cargo jet has at an air force base in Delaware. The air force says

takeoff and came down heavily. the plane experienced problems during broke into three pieces The US military's biggest aircraft but there was no fire. All 17 people on board survived. with minor injuries. Several were taken to hospital At least 27 people have died

gouged a path of destruction as tornadoes and severe storms across the American Mid-West. of one town in Arkansas was evacuated Half of the population gas leaks and other safety concerns. after a tornado struck, causing including a family of 4, 15 of the deaths, were reported in Tennessee. of grapefruit bombarding some areas. Survivors report hail the size to the third cricket Test tonight It should be a thrilling finish in Johannesburg. after another dynamic day of this Test match. Umpiring decisions will be a feature in his second over of the day. Lee denied, only to bounce back He's now got three! you finish an innings. Well, that is the way Australia off to a disastrous start - Ponting adding just 20 quick runs Hayden with a duck, in an unfortunately quick innings. two lbw appeals. Hussey had already survived This would have sunk Australia. but I don't think it carried. Makaye Ntini celebrating big time Instead he combined with Martyn 165-run partnership. for a match-saving from Damien Martyn. That is a beautiful shot from the West Australian pair It was synchronised scoring until Boje crashed the party. Symonds' 29-run cameo couldn't be copied by Gilchrist or Warne. Lee and Martyn will resume tonight with 44 to chase and no sign of Justin Langer's return. Anthony Goodridge, Ten News. The Melbourne Storm is expected to fight charges levelled against Scott Hill and Billy Slater in Sunday's loss to the Tigers.

Slater faces a suspension of up to seven matches if he's found guilty of kicking John Skandalis. Hill faces a four match ban for pushing referee Jason Robinson. There's obviously accidental contact and that's going to happen on the football field and that's acceptable but if you've got a deliberate contact out there, then there are certain instructions that the judicary has got and they're specific. A total of nine players charged after round four.

Adelaide has overcome a determined Collingwood in the first AFL Monday night match in 6 years. The Crows experience helping them to a 34 point win. The Magpies lost more than the game with two of their best players injured. Monday night footy is back and with it some old Chris Tarrant Magpie magic that was more than matched by the newest 'Pie, number two draft pick Dale Thomas announcing his arrival. COMMENTATOR: What a debut! But then the visitors started to hit their straps, and for once the birdman stayed on the ground for a great roving goal. While at halfback Marty Mattner took to the air and then sped away to help lift the Crows. Mark Riccuito with a terrific finish, his team up by 13 at the long break. The Dale Thomas show rolled on, three bounces, and eluding Andrew Macleod, but on the down side defender James Clement overstretched and copping a leg injury that was tested at three-quarter time. But in the final quarter the Crows jumped all over the Magpies' Burton amazing. And the home side failed to score in the last as the visitors ran away with the game, Riccuito dominating up forward with six goals. Ian Cohen, Ten News. Finance news,

and Kath it was an explosive day for uranium stocks yesterday? They sure did, Bill. The agreement with China on uranium having an almost immediate effect. A large number of mining juniors performed well on speculation they could merge in an attempt to boost their exposure to any uranium deal with China.

Bigger mining stocks, like BHP also gained. Its shares jumping 3% as the market bet its Olympic Dam site will deliver a significant windfall in uranium exports. And rising exports over the month of February saw the trade gap shrink significantly. Exports climbed 10% over the month while imports fell 2% to record a deficit of just $600 million - down from a record $2.5 billion in January. But some economists say the stellar result may be shortlived as the recent cyclones will have impacted export activity.

Now for a look at the national weather.

Now to what Tuesday's papers are saying. Ten's Early News will continue after this break with more on Australia's nuclear deal with China and Taiwan.

This program is captioned live. Welcome back to Ten's Early News. Among this morning's top stories - a former chauffer to the late billionaire stockbroker Rene Rivkin arrested over a controversial Sydney murder. Australia's ties with Indonesia at rock bottom. President Yudhoyono admits the relationship is going through a difficult phase. One of the men charged with terror links sacks his entire legal team and claims he was framed. And nearly 200 high-profile sports stars reportedly nabbed by the Tax Office in a major blitz. To finance and Kath, some news on the Wattyl takeover? A big development, it's turned into a one horse race with Allco Equity not extending its offer for the paint maker. Allco's bid for Wattyl closed at the end of trade yesterday and the company has ruled out any further offers

after securing just 0.2% of Wattyl stock. The only bid left on the table is from South Africa's Barloworld, but it may face regulatory problems. And that's the latest in business and finance, Bill. In breaking news this morning - the only man to stand trial over the September 11 attacks in the US has been found eligible for the death penalty. We'll be crossing live to the States for all the details shortly. Just a day after Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao signed an historic uranium deal with Canberra, China's arch-rival Taiwan has confirmed

it too has purchased uranium from a number of Australian companies.

The Chinese Premier will continue his tour of Australia today, flying to Sydney to meet NSW Premier Morris Iemma. Signed, sealed, but not yet delivered. It may be four years before China actually receives any Australian uranium,

but when they do start taking it, they'll take a lot, and they've promised it'll be for peaceful purposes only. I am satisfied that the safeguards that are there will be enforced and it's on that basis that the agreements have been signed. The agreement ensures that any exported uranium will only be used to generate power, and Australia will be able to track its use. China needs 20,000 tonnes of uranium, twice our current total production.

Some of the supply may come from the new Honeymoon mine now gearing up in South Australia. But the upcoming uranium bonanza has put Labor in a spot, under pressure now to scrap its ban on new uranium mines. While Kim Beazley is in favour of the foreshadowed sales to China, he's refusing to take the lead in dismantling Labor's policy, leaving it for debate at next year's national conference. It's simply not an urgent policy. Nonproliferation is an urgent policy. Premier Wen Jiabao will visit Sydney today before leaving Australia. Greg Turnbull, Ten News. Police have arrested a one-time chauffer to the late stockbroker Rene Rivkin over the 1995 murder of Sydney model Caroline Byrne. The 'Sydney Morning Herald' reports Gordon Wood was arrested at his inner London flat.

The head of Task Force Irondale is said to be en route to Britain to begin extradition proceedings so the 43-year-old can face trial in Sydney. His arrest comes just weeks after the Director of Public Prosecutions

agreed there was enough evidence to charge Wood with the crime. Police will allege Wood, with a mysterious accomplice, threw Byrne off The Gap at Watsons Bay. Three Australians who tried to smuggle heroin into Australia will spend at least nine years in jail in Hong Kong. 18-year-old Rachel Diaz was sentenced to 10 years. 21-year-old Hutchinson Tran 13 and a 16-year-old boy to 9 years. They were caught in a raid before they could swallow more than 100 condoms filled with heroin and board a flight to Sydney. The drugs, weighing almost one kilogram, would have been worth $1 million on the street. Australia's diplomatic row with Indonesia continues to escalate. Jakarta is now threatening to withdraw support for tracking illegal migration in the region. 42 West Papuan asylum seekers celebrate their new life on Australian soil. But their emotional arrival in Melbourne was soured by more bad news from Jakarta. The Indonesian President warning his country is reviewing its involvement

in combating people smuggling with Australia. Jakarta has repeatedly asked Australia to return the group which claims it fled the Indonesia ruled province fearing oppression. Each member has a protection visa, granting access to Centrelink payments, Medicare and trauma counselling. Anyone that requires counselling for past experiences of trauma or torture will receive that counselling as well. The visas are valid for three years. Police have charged two men with stealing almost $1 million worth of grocery items in Sydney. Last night crime squad officers raided homes in the city's south-west after two trucks were intercepted carrying suspected stolen goods. It's alleged the group used stolen and forged cheques to obtain the items. Police had been following the group since 2004. One of three terror suspects arrested in Melbourne says he won't get a fair trial because he's Muslim. His courtoom controversy continuing with the sacking of his lawyers. Bassam Radd, Majed Radd and Shoue Hammoud are back behind bars after making a heavily guarded appearance in a Melbourne court. They're charged with being members of and supporting a terror group plotting an attack in Australia. These men are understandably in a very distressed state and these charges are going to be vigorously denied. While Majed Radd and Shoue Hammoud didn't seek bail, Bassam Radd sacked his legal team. But not before he called it dogs who talked rubbish. Representing himself, Bassam Radd protested his innocence and saying he'd been framed. The prosecutor told the court

listening devices had recorded Bassam Radd discussing a violent act of jihad and the gathering of guns. His request for bail denied.

The three men will face court in June. Veronica Buck, Ten News. Larrikin painter Pro Hart will be laid to rest this morning in the New South Wales mining city of Broken Hill. The 77-year-old is being honoured with a state funeral, a a week after dying of motor neurone disease. Hart was almost as famous for his carpet ads as his sweeping landscapes.

Hundreds of people are expected to pay their final respects at the Civic Centre today.

About 200 of Australia's top sporting professionals are facing criminal charges for tax evasion. According to Sydney's 'Daily Telegraph', a tax blitz on almost every professional rugby league, AFL, soccer, cricket and basketball player discovered many haven't submitted tax returns for three years. The report doesn't name players involved but notes 170 of them contacted by the Tax Office had ignored warnings and now face criminal charges.

A six goal haul from Mark Ricciuto has led the Adelaide Crows to a 34-point win over the Magpies overnight. In the round one wash-up, West Coast midfielder Daniel Kerr has been charged with striking St Kilda champion Robert Harvey during the season opener. Essendon youngster Henry Slattery has escaped with a reprimand after pleading guilty to a level two striking charge following an incident with Sydney's Jude Bolton. And Melbourne recruit Byron Pickett's muscle flexing could cost him after being charged with wrestling Carlton's Heath Scotland. Australia needs just 44 runs to win the third Test against South Africa and they have an entire day to get them. That's the good news. The bad news is they have only 4 wickets in hand and they don't want to use the concussed Justin Langer. Mike Hussey made the most of his elevation up the order and some generous umpiring decisions. The left-hander teamed with Damien Martyn to post a 165-run, match-saving partnership. A late collapse left Martyn at the crease with Brett Lee when bad light stopped play. Now for a look at the national weather. Now Kath with finance and some good news on the jobs front? Yes Bill, jobs advertised in major metropolitan newspapers jumped over the month of March. Joining me from CommSec with more is Juliana Roadley. Juliana, those jobs figures bode well for Thursday's official jobless report from the ABS?

Siesta those numbers were strong.

Manufacturing spending is up it. Manufacturing spending is up it. We

expect that the demand at a carry-on.

Good-news for Thursdays her job

numbers. Today marks the beginning of

the second quarter of the US market.

As it is the cunning of As it is the cunning of the best

first quarter and seven years.

Inspector and a growth to beat over a

10 per cent. As it is breaking-. Stay with us, Ten's Early News returns with details of a breakthrough in a decade-old murder case.

This program is captioned live. Good morning, I'm Bill Woods. Welcome to Ten's Early News. This morning, a dramatic climax to a decade-old murder investigation - a former chauffer to the late Rene Rivkin arrested in London. China's arch-rival Taiwan joins the list of countries buying Australian uranium. Three more Australian drug mules sentenced. This time in Hong Kong. And in sport - the high-flying Crows win the first Monday night AFL game in six years. A quick check of the weather situation. Now finance.

This time Britain's Conservative Party has called for a probe into delays at Wembley Stadium. The Shadow Culture Secretary has asked for an explanation into the costs and delays and wants the National Audit Office to conduct the review. IT comes as Multiplex again dismisses reports the stadium is starting to sink into the ground, saying similar claims were made several months ago.

And that's the latest in business and finance, Bill.

The 'Sydney Morning Herald' reports Gordon Wood -

a former chauffeur to the late Rene Rivkin - was arrested at his inner London flat this morning. He left Australia eight years ago amid allegations he murdered his model girlfriend Caroline Byrne. The 43-year-old has three times denied throwing her from the Gap at Watsons Bay in Sydney. Two fishermen claimed at the time they heard a woman scream in distress. Wood is adamant Byrne committed suicide. The 'Herald' reports Wood's arrest comes just weeks after the Director of Public Prosecutions agreed there was enough evidence to charge him with the crime. The head of Sydney-based Task Force Irondale is said to be en route to Britain to begin extradition proceedings. Vanessa Arthur, Ten News.

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao will fly into a storm when he lands in Sydney today,

facing claims arch-rival Taiwan has purchased uranium from two Australian companies. The announcement comes just a day after agreeing to make Australia

the world's biggest exporter of uranium. The historic deal ensures any exported uranium will only be used to generate power and Australia will be able to track its use. I am satisfied that the safeguards that are there will be enforced and it's on that basis that the agreements have been signed. China needs 20,000 tonnes of uranium, twice our current total production. Australia's diplomatic row with Indonesia continues to escalate, Jakarta is now threatening to withdraw support for tracking illegal migration in the region. It comes as the 42 West Papuan asylum seekers at the centre of the controversy, begin their new life in Melbourne. Each has a protection visa, granting access to Centrelink payments, Medicare and trauma counselling. Anyone that requires counselling for past experiences of trauma or torture will receive that counselling as well. Jakarta has repeatedly asked Australia to return the group which claims it fled the Indonesia ruled province fearing oppression. Three Australians who tried to smuggle heroin into Australia have been jailed in Hong Kong. They'll spend up to nine years behind bars.

They were portrayed as naive and vulnerable. lured into drug trafficking by the promise of quick money. It was a gamble that came with a high price. Hidden inside a prison van, 18-year-old Rachel Diaz, 21-year-old Hutchinson Tran and a 16-year-old boy who can't be named. All from Sydney, they were caught in a raid in Hong Kong a year ago. Diaz and the teenage boy were about to swallow more than 100 condoms filled with almost one kilogram of heroin, worth around a million dollars on the streets of Sydney. Tran admitted he enticed the two into being drug mules promising $200 for each condom swallowed. Facing a maximum of 20 years in jail instead, Tran received 13 years, Diaz 10 and the teenager 9 years. Eddy Meyer, Ten News. A terror suspect arrested in Melbourne says he's being framed and has chosen to represent himself in court. Bassam Radd is one of three men charged with being members of and supporting a terror group plotting an attack in Australia.

He sacked his legal team after a brief court appearance.

His co-accused, Majed Radd and Shoue Hammoud didn't seek bail. The trio will face court again in June. A group of Muslim leaders is stepping up efforts to have the country's most senior Islamic cleric deposed. According to the 'Australian' newspaper, the New South Wales Muslim Council plans to have Sheikh Taj Din al-Hilali's position declared vacant

as it works to establish a national board of imams. The changes would see the mufti elected by vote and follows growing dissent from within Federal Government ranks. And in news just in this morning, a US jury has just delivered its first verdict in the case of an al-Qa'ida terrorist linked to the September 11 attacks. Ten's US bureau chief Leisa Goddard-Roles joins us now live from America. Leisa, confessed terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui is the only person charged over the terror attack, what was the jury's decision?

He had pleaded guilty. A the jury

was looking at what sentencing

options it their worth. options it their worth. Meet trial

will move it into its second phase.

Giving testimony testimony Giving testimony testimony family is

that of those who died in the

September 11th attacks. It takes

storms in the US. People running for

their lives are asked. It 27 people

dead. It they are searching for

survivors. Complete devastation.

Houses have been torn apart. Houses have been torn apart. A

massive clean-up task ahead. It should be a thrilling finish to the third cricket Test tonight

after another dynamic day in Johannesburg. Umpiring decisions will be a feature of this Test match.

Lee denied, only to bounce back in his second over of the day. He's now got three!

Well, that is the way you finish an innings. Australia off to a disastrous start - Hayden with a duck, Ponting adding just 20 quick runs in an unfortunately quick innings.

Hussey had already survived two lbw appeals. This would have sunk Australia.

Makaye Ntini celebrating big time but I don't think it carried. Instead he combined with Martyn for a match-saving 165-run partnership. That is a beautiful shot from Damien Martyn. It was synchronised scoring from the West Australian pair until Boje crashed the party. Symonds' 29-run cameo couldn't be copied by Gilchrist or Warne. Lee and Martyn will resume tonight with 44 to chase and no sign of Justin Langer's return. Anthony Goodridge, Ten News. A six goal haul from Mark Ricciuto has led the Adelaide Crows to a 34-point win over the Magpies overnight. In the round one wash-up, West Coast midfielder Daniel Kerr has been charged with striking St Kilda champion Robert Harvey during the season opener. Essendon youngster Henry Slattery has escaped with a reprimand

after pleading guilty to a level two striking charge following an incident with Sydney's Jude Bolton. And Melbourne recruit Byron Pickett's muscle flexing could cost him after being charged with wrestling Carlton's Heath Scotland. Yes Bill, investors rushed into uranium stocks yesterday after the agreement with China was signed. A large number of mining juniors performed well on speculation they could merge in an attempt to boost their exposure to any uranium deal with China. Bigger mining stocks, like BHP also gained, its shares leapt 3% as the market bets its Olympic Dam site will deliver the company a significant windfall in uranium exports. And the Reserve Bank meets today to discuss interest rates but most economists say there's virtually no chance we'll see an increase tomorrow morning. But a rise could be on the cards down the track with the latest private sector report showing

inflation is under control at 2.6%. But evidence of a pick up in manufacturing

and growing domestic demands could support the case for a rate hike. A look at national weather. Ten's Early News will continue after this break GOOD MORNING,

UP SHORTLY, MAN RECOVERING AFTER FOUR-CAR CRASH AT BELCONNEN AND, AN HONOUR FOR AN ACTAS CYCLIST BUT FIRST, INVESTIGATIONS ARE CONTINUING INTO A

SUSPICIOUS FIRE IN A CAR PARTS STORE IN QUEANBEYAN. POLICE SAY A MAN WAS OPENING THE STORE IN YASS ROAD YESTERDAY MORNING, WHEN HE WAS HIT ACROSS THE HEAD WITH A PIECE OF WOOD, AND WOKE FINDING HIMSELF INSIDE THE BURNING STORE. HE MANAGED TO ESCAPE THE BURNING BUILDING AND CALLED EMERGENCY SERVICES, AND WAS TREATED FOR HEAD INJURIES AND SHOCK. A MAN IS RECOVERING AFTER BEING CUT FROM HIS CAR,

FOLLOWING A FOUR-CAR CRASH AT THE INTERSECTION OF

GINNINDERRA DRIVE AND KINGSFORD SMITH DRIVE IN BELCONNEN LATE YESTERDAY. THE MAN WAS TAKEN TO CANBERRA HOSPITAL IN A STABLE CONDITION..A NUMBER OF OTHER PEOPLE WERE ALSO TREATED FOR MINOR INJURIES. AN A-C-T GOVERNMENT STAFF MEMBER WILL REPLACE TED QUINLAN IN THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY.

ANDREW BARR HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED AS THE WINNER OF THE RE-COUNT FOR THE ELECTORATE OF MOLONGLO. HE'S CURRENTLY THE CHIEF OF STAFF FOR POLICE MINISTER JOHN HARGREAVES.

CANBERRA RESIDENTS MAY HEAR SOME GUN SHOTS THIS MORNING AND EVERY MORNING THIS WEEK, BUT WE'RE TOLD NOT TO WORRY. ADFA STAFF WILL BE FIRING BLANKS, AS THEY PREPARE FOR SQUADRON'S ANNUAL THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY "CEREMONIAL SUNSET MESS DINNER". TO SPORT, AND ACTAS CYCLIST JESSIE MACLEAN IS THRILLED TO BE THE FIRST RECIPIENT OF THE "AMY GILLETT SCHOLARSHIP". THE SCHOLARSHIP WAS SET UP TO HELP THE RIDING AND ACADEMIC CAREERS OF FEMALE AUSTRALIAN CYCLISTS. AMY WAS KILLED DURING A TRAINING RIDE WITH HER TEAMMATES IN GERMANY LAST YEAR. MOSTLY FINE, WITH SOME CLOUD IN THE STATE'S WEST. RAIN LIKELY ALONG THE SOUTHERN BORDER EARLY TODAY, WITH SHOWERS IN THE NORTHEAST. A LOOK AT THE CAPITALS NOW, CANBERRA FINE, CLOUDY IF

YOU'RE HEADING TO SYDNEY TODAY, AND BECOMING FINE FOR MELBOURNE DUBBO AND ORANGE, PARTLY CLOUDY, WITH A SIMILAR OUTLOOK FOR THE COAST, WITH CLOUD AND RAIN ACROSS THE

RIVERINA SOME CLOUD ABOUT IN BATHURST, BOWRAL AND GOULBURN, WITH SOME RAIN FOR THE BAY PARTLY CLOUDY IN MUDGEE, PARKES AND NOWRA, WITH RAIN FOR COOMA AND THE SNOWYS AND, SHOWERS ARE PLANNED FOR MID-WEEK ACROSS THE Welcome back to Ten's Early News. Among this morning's top stories - a former chauffer to the late billionaire stockbroker Rene Rivkin arrested over a controversial Sydney murder. Australia's ties with Indonesia at rock bottom. President Yudhoyono admits the relationship is going through a difficult phase. One of the men charged with terror links sacks his entire legal team and claims he was framed.

And nearly 200 high-profile sports stars reportedly nabbed by the Tax Office in a major blitz. The Chinese Premier will continue his tour of Australia today, flying to Sydney to meet NSW Premier Morris Iemma. Signed, sealed, but not yet delivered. It may be four years

before China actually receives any Australian uranium, but when they do start taking it, they'll take a lot, and they've promised it'll be for peaceful purposes only. I am satisfied that the safeguards that are there will be enforced and it's on that basis that the agreements have been signed.

The agreement ensures that any exported uranium will only be used to generate power, and Australia will be able to track its use. China needs 20,000 tonnes of uranium, twice our current total production. Some of the supply may come from the new Honeymoon mine now gearing up in South Australia. But the upcoming uranium bonanza has put Labor in a spot, under pressure now to scrap its ban on new uranium mines.

While Kim Beazley is in favour of the foreshadowed sales to China, he's refusing to take the lead in dismantling Labor's policy, leaving it for debate at next year's national conference. It's simply not an urgent policy. Nonproliferation is an urgent policy. Premier Wen Jiabao will visit Sydney today before leaving Australia. Greg Turnbull, Ten News. Police have arrested a one-time chauffer to the late stockbroker Rene Rivkin

over the 1995 murder of Sydney model Caroline Byrne. The 'Sydney Morning Herald' reports Gordon Wood was arrested at his inner London flat. The head of Task Force Irondale is said to be en route to Britain

to begin extradition proceedings

so the 43-year-old can face trial in Sydney. His arrest comes just weeks after the Director of Public Prosecutions agreed there was enough evidence to charge Wood with the crime. Police will allege Wood,

with a mysterious accomplice, threw Byrne off The Gap at Watsons Bay. Three Australians who tried to smuggle heroin into Australia will spend at least nine years in jail in Hong Kong. 18-year-old Rachel Diaz was sentenced to 10 years. 21-year-old Hutchinson Tran 13 and a 16-year-old boy to 9 years. They were caught in a raid before they could swallow more than 100 condoms filled with heroin and board a flight to Sydney. The drugs, weighing almost one kilogram, would have been worth $1 million on the street.

Jakarta is threatening to withdraw support for tracking illegal migration in the region, in the latest diplomatic snag. For more on that I'm joined by Ten reporter Kate Donnison.

The crisis is worsening. The crisis is worsening. The

President saying the government President saying the government night

to withdraw support in helping astray

year combat the people trafficking.

Each member of the group has a

protection of the circuit. They are

in the Melbourne today. They will be

accommodated in separate homes. Bassam Radd, Majed Radd and Shoue Hammoud are back behind bars

after making a heavily guarded appearance in a Melbourne court. They're charged with being members of and supporting a terror group plotting an attack in Australia. These men are understandably in a very distressed state and these charges are going to be vigorously denied. While Majed Radd and Shoue Hammoud didn't seek bail, Bassam Radd sacked his legal team. But not before he called it dogs who talked rubbish. Representing himself, Bassam Radd protested his innocence and saying he'd been framed. The prosecutor told the court listening devices had recorded Bassam Radd

discussing a violent act of jihad and the gathering of guns. His request for bail denied. The three men will face court in June. Veronica Buck, Ten News. A giant American cargo jet has crashed just short of a runway at an air force base in Delaware. The air force says the plane experienced problems during takeoff and came down heavily. The US military's biggest aircraft broke into three pieces but there was no fire. All 17 people on board survived. Several were taken to hospital with minor injuries. About 200 of Australia's top sporting professionals are facing criminal charges for tax evasion.

According to Sydney's 'Daily Telegraph', a tax blitz on almost every professional rugby league, AFL, soccer, cricket and basketball player discovered many haven't submitted tax returns for three years. The report doesn't name players involved but notes 170 of them contacted by the Tax Office had ignored warnings and now face criminal charges. Australia needs just 44 runs to win the third Test against South Africa and they have an entire day to get them. They don't want to use the concussed Justin Langer. Mike Hussey made the most of his elevation up the order and some generous umpiring decisions. The left-hander teamed with Damien Martyn to post a 165-run, match-saving partnership. A late collapse left Martyn at the crease with Brett Lee when bad light stopped play. Adelaide has overcome a determined Collingwood in the first AFL Monday night match in 6 years. The Crows experience helping them to a 34 point win. The Magpies lost more than the game with two of their best players injured. Monday night footy is back and with it some old Chris Tarrant Magpie magic that was more than matched by the newest 'Pie, number two draft pick Dale Thomas announcing his arrival. COMMENTATOR: What a debut! But then the visitors started to hit their straps, and for once the birdman stayed on the ground

for a great roving goal. While at halfback Marty Mattner took to the air

and then sped away to help lift the Crows. Mark Riccuito with a terrific finish, his team up by 13 at the long break. The Dale Thomas show rolled on, three bounces, and eluding Andrew Macleod, but on the down side defender James Clement overstretched and copping a leg injury that was tested at three-quarter time. But in the final quarter the Crows jumped all over the Magpies' - Burton amazing. And the home side failed to score in the last as the visitors ran away with the game, Riccuito dominating up forward with six goals. The Fortune 500 list of America's biggest corporations has been released

and there's a new number one. Exxon Mobil is the new winner that tops the list thanks to those booming oil prices. Coming in second place is the world's biggest retailer Wal Mart followed by General Motors, Chevron and Ford with IBM making up the top 10. The order is based on annual revenue - Exxon last year had a whopping $339 billion. As part of their pre-season training Jerusalem's basketball squad pitted their strength against an African elephant called Michaela. The man versus beast tug of war attracted quite a crowd. But as far as sporting contests go, this was as one sided as they get. The athletes left the zoo with their tales between their legs after Michaela overpowered them twice in a row.

A quick recap of the morning's top stories. Rene Rivkin's former chauffeur arrested in London over the alleged murder of Sydney model Caroline Byrne. China's arch-rival Taiwan secretly buys Uranium from two Australian companies. And as many as 200 high-profile sports stars reportedly nabbed by the tax office.

And that's it for Ten Early News this morning. The morning news at 11:00am and we'll wrap up the day in Ten News at 5:00.

I'm Bill Woods, bye for now. And I'm Kath Robinson, good morning. Supertext Captions by the Australian Caption Centre. www.auscap.com.au