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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. Good morning. Welcome to Ten's Early News. I'm Bill Woods. This morning, Australian soldiers turn to tear gas in East Timor. in their bid to quell bloody battles In Iraq - survive a roadside bomb blast a convoy of Aussie servicemen

that killed a civilian. urged the pharmaceutical industry Claims the Health Minister

a controversial abortion pill. not to market And in sport, an on-court bust up at the French Open. as rivalries flare Quick weather check: here's Kath Robinson. Now for our first look at finance, in three years Well, after its worst trading month

it will not hesitate The Australian Army says violent brawls in Timor. in using tear gas to break up

up to 2,000 troops The chemical significantly helping in bloody overnight battles. at another flashpoint in Dili. The Australians arrive deploying Troops from the 3rd Battalion along a laneway. as an armed gang approaches an armed stand off. The situation rapidly turned into A nearby market is torched, the flames and the armed mob. our soldiers caught between by the paratroopers. More weapons seized As buildings burned around them, the back streets. the running battle filtered through President for the gangs to disarm, Despite a call from East Timor's not everyone is listening. We just depend our life. We've got no nothing here, nothing. it has used tear gas The Australian Army confirming to break up riots like this one. to break up a group of people. CS gas, in fact, was used yesterday It worked very effectively, of engagement it was used within the rules being used again. and I would not discount it In Dili, Murray McCloskey, Ten News. a lucky escape in southern Iraq Australian troops have had travelling in struck a roadside bomb. after the vehicle they were serviceman The convoy of Australian and Japanese walked away from the blast, but one Iraqi civilian was injured. ahead of the Japanese engineers The Australian troops were driving they're protecting near Samawah. when the explosion occurred Australian troops serving in Iraq Meantime, on riskier missions. could soon be sent out be helping local soldiers and police, The Defence Minister says we may soon but did not specify a location. ailing health system - A new crisis for New South Wales' has reportedly lost a stillborn baby. a western Sydney hospital Coroner's office Police and the New South Wales to investigate the disappearance. have been called in was born prematurely Reports the 28-week-old baby to Blacktown Hospital on May 13. in an ambulance en route to lay the baby to rest. Her parents say they just want in Queensland has hit a brick wall, The Liberal Nationals merger plan leaders severely embarrassed. leaving the State's conservative for a consolation meeting They've been called to Canberra with the Prime Minister tomorrow, conservative party in Queensland but their idea of one big has been canned. who opposed the plan, Federal Nationals leader Mark Vaile, now declaring victory. denies Health Minister Tony Abbott pharmaceutical companies he threatened RU486. against marketing the abortion pill An industry insider has told the ABC and one of his staff members Mr Abbott made threats earlier this year. with a conscience vote in Parliament The alleged threats coincided of his power to veto the drug. which stripped the Health Minister has described the claims as shocking. Democrats Leader Lyn Allison in Queensland has hit a brick wall, The Liberal Nationals merger plan their investigation Queensland police are continuing north of Brisbane. into a suspected murder suicide, The quiet suburban neighbourhood

around lunchtime yesterday. was cordoned off from a heavily pregnant woman Police responding to a 00O call had been shot. who claimed her boyfriend managed to escape unharmed Somehow the woman were still in the house. but the victim and the gunman I was a bit scared and saw roadblock and just crazy. when I walked out of the house desperate to reach loved ones. Worried residents in another house so stay calm. They don't believe he is in house, the negotiators moved in As families were ushered out, but still no word from the gunman. Then just after 6:00pm made the grim discovery. a police robot Both males were deceased, they were known to each other. it's believed was the pregnant woman's boyfriend - It's believed the victim the dead gunman her father.

supporting the use of firearms. Outside the house, a parked car

onto a motorway in Switzerland Six large boulders have fallen

killing two Germans. on this on the motorway The pair was travelling south in the Uri region when the rocks came tumbling down. Their car burst into flames.

but deaths are rare. Rock falls are frequent in the Alps Doctors in China are trying to decide

born with a third arm. how they'll operate on a baby boy has two well developed left arms, The two-month-old never seen anything like it. doctors say they've Tests conducted on the child which arm is strongest, have not been able to determine which one they'll remove. so doctors are not sure only one kidney and spinal problems, The boy was also born with he'll lead a normal life. but medical staff are hopeful

in a blaze of glory After starting the year has derailed so badly. Geelong is wondering how its season The Cats are feeling the pinch, their nine lives aware they're fast using up to put their year back on track. in a desperate bid I think when you lose games, that come into it. there is a lot of things

there's frustration, There's anger, there's blame, there's a lot of emotions. for answers. I know a lot of people are looking the media are, the supporters are. I am, the players are, Their next opponent West Coast for three weeks, will be without captain Chris Judd is worse than first thought. scans revealing his hamstring injury welcome back Billy Slater In rugby league, the Melbourne Storm from a seven week suspension this weekend. But Slater won't automatically regain the number 1 jersey, with Greg Inglis starring at fullback during his absence. The coach hasn't told me where I'm playing yet so I'm training at fullback, wing and centre so, you know, to be honest I'll be happy to play anywhere. The Storm play the Roosters in Melbourne on Saturday night. To the markets now and shares continued to sell-off yesterday? Making May the worst trading month for Australian equities

in more than three years.

The all ords was off 2% yesterday and 5% for the month thanks to tumbling bank and resource stocks.

Analysts say the falls are part of a natural correction and are expected given the market's recent bull run of 11%. And the trade deficit continues to narrow. In April falling to just over $1-billion. Exports were up 5% as were imports - up 2% but results were not unexpected as the previous month's figures were distorted by cyclones in Queensland. Let's see what the newspapers are saying. Claims pharmaceutical companies were told

we have to make sure we do too. We test it for wash-and-wear. We test it for stretchability. We test it for performance. Target underwear - we want you to love it as much as we do. and we found that 80 percent of our waste is a tually recyclable, like these cardboard boxes. an saving money. So, it's good for business and the environm nt. What have you done... East Timor's embattled Prime Minister denies he's relinquished power to president Xanana Gusmao in the nation's bloody battle. Federal Coalition heavyweights knock plans for a Liberal-National party merger in Queensland on the head. From Beaconsfield to the City of Angels - Tasmania's freed miners arrive in the US to tackle the talk show circuit. Time for another check of the markets with Kath. Better news for investors this morning with a rebound on Wall Street.

Canberra says a semi-permanent defence contingent may be needed in East Timor

to help the troubled nation back on its feet. The suggestion comes as Australia's 2,000 troops battle to secure control of the capital Dili. Arson and looting attacks are common. Our paratroopers now using tear gas to break up groups involved in street fights. East Timor's PM meantime denies he's handed over control of the country's government to President Xanana Gusmao. I'm not the assistant for the President, I'm the PM and the constitution gives me competence to deal with this issue. The President assumed emergency powers earlier this week. The Liberal-Nationals merger plan in Queensland has hit a brick wall, leaving the State's conservative leaders severely embarrassed.

They've been called to Canberra for a consolation meeting with the Prime Minister tomorrow. It must have seemed like a good idea at the time - one big conservative party in Queensland, merging the Liberals and the Nationals. Three days later it's floating face down. The proposed merger is not going to be achievable.

According to the Prime Minister, with the merger idea defeated, the Queenslanders should concentrate on copying Canberra. They should copy the highly successful federal model

of a close partnership through coalition. That's the view he'll put tomorrow at a consolation meeting with State leaders Lawrence Springborg and Bob Quinn and the party presidents. It will now be for Queensland conservative parliamentarians to decide whether their leaders were crazy brave, or just crazy, when they so publicly endorsed a merger proposal now so publicly trashed. As far as Mark Vaile is concerned it's a case of merger proposal, what merger proposal? It is not up to me to declare it dead because I didn't declare it alive in the first place. An elderly woman is in hospital under heavy sedation after running over her grandson in the driveway of her home. The pair had just returned from a shopping trip on the New South Wales Central Coast when police say the infant climbed out of the car and ran behind the gate of the carport. His grandmother couldn't stop in time. The three-year-old boy died in hospital. Red tape is being blamed for delays in New South Wales ambulance officers undergoing crucial training courses. The 'Daily Telegraph' says a new CPR standard was introduced three months ago - ambulance officers in most other States undergoing the life-saving courses. But bureaucracy and funding problems are reportedly preventing News South Wales officers from learning the new resuscitation technique. Health Minister Tony Abbott is embroiled in a reported scandal over the abortion pill RU486. It's claimed Mr Abbott threatened the pharmaceutical industries against marketing the drug.

The claims follow the highly personal campaigning

which led to the conscience vote in February

to strip the minister of his power to veto the drug. A senior pharmaceutical industry insider who wishes to remain anonymous has told ABC's 'Lateline' program the threats were made by Mr Abbott at a social function

followed up by phone calls by his staff. In fact I had two connects or communications with his office and on both occasions the message was much clearer and that the message really was that it was not in any companies interests to market RU486. The insider says he took it as a threat and passed it on to other pharmaceutical companies. I think it's a deeply shocking revelation that the pharmaceutical companies are making. Mr Abbott denies ever having discussions with drug companies about RU486. Not one company is yet to apply to the Therapeutic Goods Administration to market RU486 as an abortion pill. Cameron Baud, Ten News. Rescued Tasmanian miners Todd Russell and Brant Webb have touched down in Los Angeles on their way to New York. Ten's US correspondent Rahni Sadler met up with the men

when they arrived in LA.

They're a long way from home. But what did the rescued miners have to say.

For a late touchdown Los Angeles the

few hours ago. They looked in good

shape. They arrived first class. shape. They arrived first class. They

are looking forward to being

anonymous in America. We are here to

have a holiday. We need a break. have a holiday. We need a break. That

is why we are here. What did is why we are here. What did the

rescued miners have to say? They are

going to do do a lot of talk shows going to do do a lot of talk shows in

New York. They are going to ground zero New York. They are going to ground

zero. They are also going to zero. They are also going to take in a Broadway show. They have lots of

things to do and lots of fun to have

over here. A team of doctors from New South Wales and the ACT

has arrived in Indonesia's earthquake-ravaged Yogyakarta with a half million dollar shipment of medical supplies. The team of surgeons, anaesthetists and nurses are hoping to perform 40 emergency and 80 minor operations.

The quake is now believed to have killed more than 6,000 people on the island of Java. Never a dull moment at the trial against Saddam Hussein. The former president's half-brother and co-defendant was forcibly removed from the courtroom after arguing with the trial judge. Barzam Ibrahim, who was Iraq's intelligence chief, accused a prosecution witness of lying before becoming involved in a shouting match with the judge. This is the second time Saddam's brother has been removed from the court for unruly behaviour. Alicia Molik has continued her winning ways at the French Open. American cyclist Lance Armstrong has been cleared of doping in the 1999 Tour de France.

Independent Dutch investigators have also blamed anti-doping authorities for misconduct in dealing with the seven time Tour de France winner. Last year it was reported that six of Armstrong's urine samples from 1999 came back positive for the endurance-boosting hormone EPO when they were re-tested in 2004. Armstrong has repeatedly denied using banned substances. Time for another look at finance and things over at McGuigan Simeon looking a little sour? The winemaker's shares slumped to a seven year low yesterday after it slashed its inventory. McGuigan has been forced to write down the value of its stock by $15 to $20 million on the back of the global wine glut. The company won't be paying a final dividend and expects an annual profit before the write down of between $17 and $22 million.

The good news for drinkers - cheaper wine prices could on the way. And Foster's plans to vigorously fight a $237-million tax claim dating back to 1998. The beverage giant hasn't ruled out court action after the ATO questioned the deductions that related to one of its subsidiary companies. If it's court action doesn't succeed Foster's could be forced to fork out the entire claim of $237-million. Weather: If you think the first day of winter in Australia is cold, then spare a thought for people in central Germany where it's supposed to be the first day of summer. Try three centimetres of snow. The beer gardens and taverns that are usually bustling at this time of year, noticeably empty and the chill is expected to stay a little longer. Claims pharmaceutical companies were told not to market the abortion pill RU486. The details when Ten's Early News returns.

This program is captioned live. Welcome to Ten's Early News. This morning, Australian soldiers turn to tear gas in their bid to quell bloody battles in East Timor. The Australians arrive at another flashpoint in Dili. Troops from the 3rd Battalion deploying as an armed gang approaches along a laneway. The situation rapidly turned into an armed stand off. A nearby market is torched, our soldiers caught between the flames and the armed mob. More weapons seized by the paratroopers.

As buildings burned around them, the running battle filtered through the back streets. Despite a call from East Timor's President for the gangs to disarm, not everyone is listening. We just depend our life. We've got no nothing here, nothing. The Australian Army confirming it has used tear gas to break up riots like this one. CS gas, in fact, was used yesterday to break up a group of people.

It worked very effectively, it was used within the rules of engagement and I would not discount it being used again.

In Dili, Murray McCloskey, Ten News. Australian troops have had a lucky escape in southern Iraq

after the vehicle they were travelling in struck a roadside bomb. The convoy of Australian and Japanese serviceman walked away from the blast, but one Iraqi civilian was injured.

The Australian troops were driving ahead of the Japanese engineers they're protecting

when the explosion occurred near Samawah. Meantime, Australian troops serving in Iraq could soon be sent out on riskier missions. The Defence Minister says we may soon be helping local soldiers and police, but did not specify a location. A new crisis for New South Wales' ailing health system - a western Sydney hospital has reportedly lost a stillborn baby. Police and the New South Wales Coroner's office have been called in to investigate the disappearance. Reports the 28-week-old baby was born prematurely in an ambulance en route to Blacktown Hospital on May 13. Her parents say they just want to lay the baby to rest.

The Liberal-Nationals merger plan in Queensland has hit a brick wall, leaving the State's conservative leaders severely embarrassed. They've been called to Canberra for a consolation meeting with the Prime Minister tomorrow,

but their idea of one big conservative party in Queensland has been canned. Federal Nationals leader Mark Vaile, who opposed the plan, now declaring victory. Health Minister Tony Abbott is embroiled in a reported scandal over the abortion pill RU486. It's claimed Mr Abbott threatened the pharmaceutical industries against marketing the drug. The claims follow the highly personal campaigning which led to the conscience vote in February to strip the minister of his power to veto the drug. A senior pharmaceutical industry insider

who wishes to remain anonymous has told ABC's 'Lateline' program

the threats were made by Mr Abbott at a social function followed up by phone calls by his staff. In fact I had two connects or communications with his office and on both occasions the message was much clearer

and that the message really was that it was not in any company's interests to market RU486. The insider says he took it as a threat and passed it on to other pharmaceutical companies. I think it's a deeply shocking revelation that the pharmaceutical companies are making. Mr Abbott denies ever having discussions with drug companies about RU486. Not one company is yet to apply to the Therapeutic Goods Administration to market RU486 as an abortion pill. Cameron Baud, Ten News. Queensland police have worked well into the night Six large boulders have fallen onto a motorway in Switzerland killing two Germans. The pair was travelling south on this on the motorway in the Uri region when the rocks came tumbling down. Their car burst into flames. Rock falls are frequent in the Alps but deaths are rare. Doctors in China are trying to decide how they'll operate on a baby boy born with a third arm. The two-month-old has two well developed left arms, doctors say they've never seen anything like it. Tests conducted on the child have not been able to determine which arm is strongest, so doctors are not sure which one they'll remove. The boy was also born with only one kidney and spinal problems, but medical staff are hopeful he'll lead a normal life. Alicia Molik has continued her winning ways at the French Open. Graham Murray was taking the role of clairvoyant, not coach, predicting the dropping of his club full-back from the Maroons

Penrith half-back Craig Gower was on the golf course today and after withdrawing from Origin I due to a knee injury, rates himself a 50/50 chance of playing this weekend and that's a must if he wants to oust Brett Finch for the Origin half-back spot. Well, you know, they name that on Sunday night so obviously if I play I've got to be a chance. I suppose then it's up to form, isn't it? In further news it seems not everyone agrees with the process in which Trent Barrett was suspended where a television editor tipped off the NRL. I prefer the match review committee to pick it up, that's just me, personally. Other than that any Joe Blow can ring up and say they saw something on a game and, you know, charge a bloke.

Geelong is feeling the pinch,

the Cats aware they're fast using up their nine lives in a desperate bid to put their year back on track. I think when you lose games,

there is a lot of things that come into it. There's anger, there's blame, there's frustration, there's a lot of emotions. I know a lot of people are looking for answers. I am, the players are, the media are, the supporters are. With three wins from nine matches, Thompson was less than impressed when asked if the early flag favourites were playing for draft picks. At Essendon Kevin Sheedy is also under the pump, but delivering more deflection tactics when asked about the poor crowd at the Bomber's Port Adelaide game. I think we averaged about 47,000 to a max. And Collingwood are probably the best at probably about 5,000 more.

They've probably got about 5,00 more nuff-nuffs anyway so the nuff-nuffs will always go. At West Coast, captain Chris Judd is certain miss the next three games, scans revealing his hamstring injury is worse than first thought. If it's at the more serious end than a minor one, then he'll definitely miss two weeks and then probably look at a third one. Finance - The latest additions - former Qantas chief Geoff Dixon and Westfield deputy chairman David Lowy as non executive directors to the Publishing and broadcasting. PBL boss James Packer expects both men to bring strength to the board. And it's back to the future for Qantas with former chief executive James Strong rejoining the airline's board, filling a non-executive vacancy. Mr Strong was the CEO from 1993 to 2001 and oversaw the airline's privatisation. He's also the chairman of Woolworths and insurance group IAG.

Now for a look at the national weather - Let's see what the newspapers are saying. Ten's Early News returns.

ON THE SATELLITE, THAT LOW PRESSURE TROUGH, REAMINS OVER THE TASMAN, BRINGING OVERNIGHT SHOWERS, TO CANBERRA AND THE COAST.

IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL, A CLOUDY MORNING, WITH SHOWERS LATER THIS AFTERNOON, LIGHT TO MODERATE, WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS, CHASING 14 DEGREES. SHOWERS AGAIN TODAY, IN WOLLONGONG, AND BEGA. EARLY FROSTS, CLEARING TO A FINE, PARTLY CLOUDY DAY,

AND 11 DEGREES IN ORANGE. SHOWERS IN BOWRAL, BATEMANS BAY, AND GOULBURN. AN EARLY FROST, AND 14, IN BATHURST. A CHILLY NIGHT, AND FOG PATCHES, IN MUDGEE, WARMING TO 15 DEGREES. SHOWERS IN NOWRA, AND COOMA. IN THE ALPES, 80% CHANGE OF SNOW FALL, WITH A 40% CHANCE OF RAIN IN CANBERRA. TODAY'S U-V INDEX, IS A LOW 2.

Welcome back. Leading the news this morning. Many of Australia's 1,300 troops have begun using tear-gas to break up rioting groups in East Timor. Youths launched a fresh wave of attacks overnight - setting fire to buildings and looting shops. Much of the running battle played out in the capital's back streets. The Australian Army says the tear gas was most effective - and may very well be used again. The Liberal-Nationals merger plan in Queensland has hit a brick wall, leaving the State's conservative leaders severely embarrassed. They've been called to Canberra for a consolation meeting with the Prime Minister tomorrow. It must have seemed like a good idea at the time - one big conservative party in Queensland,

merging the Liberals and the Nationals. Three days later it's floating face down. The proposed merger is not going to be achievable. According to the Prime Minister, with the merger idea defeated, the Queenslanders should concentrate on copying Canberra. They should copy the highly successful federal model of a close partnership through coalition. That's the view he'll put tomorrow at a consolation meeting with State leaders Lawrence Springborg and Bob Quinn and the party presidents. It will now be for Queensland conservative parliamentarians to decide whether their leaders were crazy brave, or just crazy, when they so publicly endorsed a merger proposal now so publicly trashed. As far as Mark Vaile is concerned it's a case of merger proposal, what merger proposal? It is not up to me to declare it dead because I didn't declare it alive in the first place. Health Minister Tony Abbott denies he threatened pharmaceutical companies against marketing the abortion pill RU486. An industry insider has told the ABC Mr Abbott and one of his staff members made threats earlier this year. The alleged threats coincided with a conscience vote in Parliament which stripped the Health Minister of his power to veto the drug. Democrats Leader Lyn Allison has described the claims as shocking. An elderly woman is in hospital under heavy sedation after running over her grandson in the driveway of her home.

The pair had just returned from a shopping trip on the New South Wales Central Coast when police say the infant climbed out of the car and ran behind the gate of the carport. His grandmother couldn't stop in time. The three-year-old boy died in hospital. Red tape is being blamed for delays in New South Wales ambulance officers undergoing crucial training courses. The 'Daily Telegraph' says a new CPR standard was introduced three months ago - ambulance officers in most other States

undergoing the life-saving courses. But bureaucracy and funding problems are reportedly preventing News South Wales officers from learning the new resuscitation technique. Queensland police are continuing their investigation into a suspected murder suicide, north of Brisbane. Officers made the gruesome discovery late yesterday after a tense stand-off. The quiet suburban neighbourhood was cordoned off around lunchtime yesterday. Police responding to a 00O call from a heavily pregnant woman who claimed her boyfriend had been shot. Somehow the woman managed to escape unharmed but the victim and the gunman were still in the house. I was a bit scared when I walked out of the house and saw roadblock and just crazy. Worried residents desperate to reach loved ones. They don't believe he is in house, in another house so stay calm. As families were ushered out, the negotiators moved in but still no word from the gunman. Then just after 6:00pm a police robot made the grim discovery. Both males were deceased,

it's believed they were known to each other. It's believed the victim was the pregnant woman's boyfriend. The dead gunman her father. Outside the house, a parked car supporting the use of firearms.

A team of doctors from New South Wales and the ACT has arrived in Indonesia's earthquake-ravaged Yogyakarta with a half million dollar shipment of medical supplies. The team of surgeons, anaesthetists and nurses are hoping to perform 40 emergency and 80 minor operations. The quake is now believed to have killed more than 6,000 people on the island of Java. Half a million survivors have lost their homes.

Here are some of Zimbabwe's

forgotten that people. One year on forgotten that people. One year on it

is only the rubbish that is keeping

the people alive. the people alive. Although it all goes as a driving people from their

goes as a driving people from their

homes. Here are the homeless that the

government hoped to forget. They

recycle rubbish. They sell what they

can. A new wilderness grows where

major settlements once were. The next generation of the children of despair.

despair. Life-expectancy life

expectancy is now the lowest in the

world. Hundreds of protesters have taken to the streets in Pakistan to protest 'The Da Vinci Code' movie. 500 people marched through the streets of the capital, Islamabad, demanding the film be banned across the world. The protesters chanted slogans and carried banners which claimed the film is a threat to world peace. 'The Da Vinci Code;, which challenges the long-held views of Christianity,

is only screening at a few cinemas across Pakistan.

To the World Cup, and Harry Kewell has given the strongest indication his groin injury is on the mend, training for the first time with team-mates in Holland. Coaching staff say he's at 85% fitness, but are still being cautious. He's got a long way to go but is coming along

Kewell won't play against the Netherlands, neither will Tony Popovic who's picked up a calf strain. In rugby league, the Melbourne Storm welcome back Billy Slater from a seven week suspension this weekend. But Slater won't automatically regain the number 1 jersey, with Greg Inglis starring at fullback during his absence. The coach hasn't told me where I'm playing yet so I'm training at fullback, wing and centre so, you know, to be honest I'll be happy to play anywhere. The Storm play the Roosters in Melbourne on Saturday night.

American cyclist Lance Armstrong has been cleared of doping in the 1999 Tour de France.

Independent Dutch investigators have also blamed anti-doping authorities for misconduct in dealing with the seven time Tour de France winner.

Last year it was reported that six of Armstrong's urine samples from 1999 came back positive for the endurance-boosting hormone EPO when they were re-tested in 2004. Armstrong has repeatedly denied using banned substances. Finance, opposition to the Snowy Hydro intensifies. That's right, opposition to a sale is indeed escalating. A protest letter signed by 56 prominent Australians, including former PM Malcolm Fraser and actress Cate Blanchett, will today be presented to Parliament.

The letter says the iconic enterprise is a pillar to the nation's power and water supply. It calls for the sale process to be suspended to allow for debate.

Forget about birdies and eagles, it's other animals on the minds of golfers at a course in Queensland's north. It's double trouble if your ball hits the water on the 22nd hole at the Townsville club. For most it's a case of forget your ball when there's a croc in play. Because we're so close to the Ross River he must have snuck up and enjoyed. himself amongst all these fish. And the freshwater croc has a cousin also lurking in the dam of the saltwater variety -

making it an easy decision for players to take a drop. Course operators have decided not to call in Steve Irwin just yet.

Interest in the club has never been so high.

Weather:

A quick recap of the morning's top stories. The Australian Army says it will not hesitate using tear gas to break up rioting groups in Timor. Startling claims pharmaceutical groups were urged not to market abortion drug RU486. And Tasmanian miners Todd Russell and Brant Webb arrive in the US to tell their survival story to the world. And that's it for Ten Early News this morning.

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