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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 - John Howard told to convert to Islam Abu Bakar Bashir, by Bali bombings mastermind a day after his release from jail. The British Government David Hick's bid for freedom. to back Australian terror suspect A new drama for Jana - pregnant to her new husband-coach. the Aussie track star three-months

Queensland demand respect And in sport - in State of Origin II. after their convincing win Checking the weather briefly = for our first look at finance. Now time yesterday Some relief for local investors hitting key reversal levels. with certain stocks bounce in US equities after (CHANGE GRAPHIC) Overseas and a from a Jakarta prison, Just hours after being released behind the 2002 Bali bombings the mastermind has launched a controversial sermon. telling Prime Minister John Howard Abu Bakar Bashir to become a Muslim. is in Indonesia. Ten reporter Amanda McLeay outside the prison yesterday If the chaotic scene is anything to go by,

returns to his spiritual home, it'll be mayhem when Abu Bakar Bashir at Solo in Central Java. the Islamic school he founded

from Jakarta, Having travelled overnight his destination later today. it's believed he'll reach likely to take to the streets. Hundreds of supporters again The length of the sentence in the deadly 2002 Bali bombings for Bashir's role

by Australia and the US. has been criticised He served just 26 months. even distressed How extremely disappointed at the release of Abu Bakar Bashir. millions of Australians will be his freedom is sickening. For those affected by the attack, is not accept it, The thing we've got to do

this guy's a criminal, a murderer, he controls what's going on. he's the leader of many gangs,

of absolute disgust of what happened It's a feeling of disgust in such a short time. and how he got out a low-key home-coming, Bashir had requested drowned out by the chorus of support. but that sentiment has already been will continue his Islamic preaching The controversial cleric on his return. has admitted Australia The Immigration Minister into account did take Indonesian concerns

changes to our migration laws. when it proposed controversial The admission came after a tough day sought to make changes to the bill. in which rebel Liberal MPs what the Indonesians want Yes, we are taking into account on border security. because they are very helpful to us who told the Parliament This contradicted the Prime Minister the changes to the Migration Act. Indonesia had nothing to do with to force a vote today. The Government may try at a Melbourne cancer hospital A legionnaires' disease scare for workers' safety. has left unions concerned were detected in a cooling tower Low levels of legionella bacteria Cancer Institute. on the top of the Peter MacCallum has not notified the public or staff Our concern is the department in a timely manner. are expected tomorrow. Further test results to workers, the public or visitors. The hospital says there is no risk US President George W. Bush says in Cuba. he wants to close Guantanamo Bay Australian terror suspect David Hicks It comes as the fight to free continues. has long been condemned Guantanamo Bay by the international community. agrees with the criticism. And lately even the President himself I'd like to close Guantanamo Bay,

that we're holding some people but I also recognise that are darned dangerous. time soon. But Camp X-ray won't be shut down any

deciding what to do with detainees. The US Supreme Court is still has his own ideas. Although the President

in my judgement, The best way to handle, handle these types of people is through our military courts. of the suicides of three inmates The comments come in the wake and reports of torture at the camp. David Hicks But Australian terror suspect

in his battle for freedom. has received a boost has now joined the fight The UK Foreign Office tomorrow. and will start working on the case is still refusing However the British Government to grant Hicks citizenship

despite three rulings to do so. to appeal one last time. Hicks' Lawyers have until July has been accused The Federal Government payments to widows and survivors of interfering with compensation Black Hawke helicopter crash. of the disastrous

The 'Australian' newspaper says the return of monies already paid the Government could demand is successful. if an out-of-court civil settlement manufacturers of the goggles worn on The settlement involves the US the night of the crash. may set a precedent. The Government fears the litigation is reportedly considering a plan The Federal Government to immunise young girls that causes cervical cancer. against the virus the breakthrough vaccine, Under the proposal, Ian Frazer, developed by Australian of the Year to all Year 6 students. would be administered News Limited papers say $10 million in its first year. the program would cost in Australia in September. The vaccine would be available Jana Pittman is to become a mum. Commonwealth Games gold medallist to British coach Chris Rawlinson, Three months after her wedding is reportedly pregnant. the 400-metre hurdler Her first child due in December. get in the way of training Pittman isn't letting the baby fuss she's still working out twice a day next year and expects to return to competition

ahead of the 2008 Olympic Games. doing battle with Poland in Berlin. Host Germany are currently the World Cup semi-final stage Despite having never reached Spain has never failed to excite. for Ukraine. But it was a forgettable debut only compounded their plight. A questionable red card Spain were simply a class above. capped off by Fernando Torres. The exhausting, powerful display will meet Brazil At the stadium where the Socceroos this morning. a big occasion for another Australian Mark Shield in control of the Tunisia and Saudi Arabia. Tunisia led for almost an hour before Saudi Arabia managed a double. However Tunisia conjured up a miracle to escape with a two all draw. England coach Sven Goran Erikkson has been impressed with Australia's performance against Japan and says they can beat Brazil. He says he didn't actually see the game because he was overseeing a training session of the English team but he heard the Aussies had played very well. Rugby league, and Queensland say they deserve respect after last night's convincing State of Origin win in Brisbane. Queensland all smiles after giving NSW a dose of State of Origin blues.

Darren Lockyer starred in his side's five tries to one demolition. The Maroon's copped plenty of criticism after their Game 1 loss. Now, they say, it's time for praise. Queensland led 14-nil at half-time

and continued the blitz in the second half. Winger Adam Mogg grabbing two tries on debut. The Maroon's punished NSW in every area of the game. It was an unforgettable night all round for the Blues. Forward Willie Mason says complacency was a problem. The only sore point for Queensland - centre Steven Bell suffering a suspected fractured cheekbone. More finance and some good news for Australian travellers? Cheaper airfares could be on the way

for those travelling across the Tasman if Qantas and Air New Zealand get their way. The two airlines are planning to sell each other's seats or code share flights on New Zealand sectors, the decision comes amid fierce competition on the routes. By combining our efforts, that is Air NZ and Qantas, we can reduce costs by removing some surplus capacity and ensure low fares are sustainable. The deal still requires approval but Transport Minister Warren Truss says the tie up is a good idea. Last year plans to merge were rejected by competition authorities in Australia and New Zealand. The head of the International Monetary Fund has given Australia a glowing report card. But Rodrigo de Rato has urged the Government to build a fair and flexible industrial relations system. Mr de Rato also says the recent global share market plunge is an expected correction and not part of a period of heavy selling.

Now for a look at the national weather for today. Let's see what the newspapers are saying. Another legionairres scare in Melbourne, we're following that story when Ten's Early News returns.

This program is captioned live. This is Ten's Early News. Making headlines. The Prime Minister facing a serious backbench revolt over his new legislation on asylum seekers. Abroad, Mr Howard's been urged to convert to Islam. Bali bombings mastermind Abu Bakar Bashir making the claim upon his release from prison. Safety fears for workers at a cancer institute in Melbourne where legionella bacteria has been discovered. And in sport - England coach Sven Goran Eriksson gives the Socceroos a huge vote of confidence for their match against Brazil. Another finance update and how have those strong inflation numbers been received on Wall Street?

The Immigration Minister has admitted Australia did take Indonesian concerns into account when it proposed changes to our migration laws. The Government may try to force a vote on the controversial bill today. Rare dissent making this dispute from the backbench no doubt harder to bear for the Prime Minister. Rebel Liberal MPs Judy Moylan and Bruce Baird

supporting a petition condemning Government plans to send all asylum seekers including women and children to offshore detention camps. But after a marathon all-day meeting with the Immigration Minister - no concessions. If we get an agreement we will do it.

If Mr Howard was concerned, he was giving nothing away. The important thing is to work through any differences and end up with a good result.

But with no resolution last night, the Government faces a dilemma. It could keep trying to negotiate with the rebels or instead stare them down, rushing the bill to a vote this afternoon. Watching developments very closely an Indonesian delegation. The changes to the bill were put forward after Jakarta criticised the granting of asylum to 42 West Papuans. This Government decided that the Indonesians will decide who comes to this country and the manner in which they come. A point denied by the Prime Minister.

Only to be contradicted hours later by this admission from his minister. Yes, we are taking into account what the Indonesians want because they are very helpful to us on border security. Bali bombings mastermind Abu Bakar Bashir returns to his spiritual home this morning

a day after being released from prison. The alleged leader of Jemaah Islamiah is expected to be greeted by hundreds of supporters at the Islamic school he founded at Solo in Java. Bashir served 26-months for his role in the 2002 Bali bombings, which killed 88 Australians. It's a feeling of disgust of absolute disgust of what happened and how he got out in such a short time. Indonesian authorities are concerned Bashir's release may spark a resurgence in radical Islamic groups. Unions hold grave safety concerns for staff working at a cancer hospital in Melbourne. Legionella bacteria has been discovered on site. Unions are fuming staff and patients were kept in the dark after low levels of legionella bacteria were detected in a cooling tower on the top of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute. Be aware Peter Mac, the sickest of the ill go there and their immune system is suppressed anyway, so I think it's a duty of the hospital to tell those patients they are at risk. The tower has since been disinfected and further test results are expected tomorrow. While the hospital says there is no risk to workers, the public or visitors, unions have expressed concern at the high incidence of staff on sick leave over recent months. The hospital says the positive result should not be linked to state MP Tammy Lobarto's illness, recently suspected of contracting legionnaires. Veronica Buck Ten News.

The Australian assistant of Liza Minelli's former husband has launched legal action in the United States claiming David Gest sexually harassed him. The 'New York Post' says Mr Gest grabbed Charles Beyer's backside and often made comments about his body. David Gest's lawyer says the lawsuit is a bogus attempt to get money from a celebrity and that the allegations are completely unfounded. World Cup merchandising has become a multimillion-dollar business.

But in the country that created kitsch,

some of the marketing mania is truly bizarre. Someone once said football is not a matter of life and death, it's more serious than that. Hard to argue when you see this. Even funeral homes are trying to get a piece of the World Cup marketing action.

Go in style in a coffin made to order in your favourite team's colours.

If burial is not your go, perhaps a soccer ball urn will do. For those choosing to celebrate rather than commiserate, here's a way to turn heads on your wedding day - a grass dress. There's all the usual stuff. The latest craze, though, is to wrap yourself up in the national flag. And these are a rare bargain buy at just over $5. Not so fancied is the official mascot,

the furry lion Goleo. Even 50% off mark-downs aren't working, why? Because he doesn't wear pants. If you're not good enough to play in the Cup, you can always imitate the stars on the screen or with more basic toys. One thing is clear, you're spoiled for choice, whether it's something big or small. But buyers beware it pays to shop around. The difference in costs for the game ball is breathtaking,

varying from AUS$50 Australian to $300 in some stores. The Socceroos, now on top of their group, are optimistic about their chances against Brazil on Sunday. The team given some encouragement by Croatia's narrow loss to the world champions. The Brazilian fans were celebrating after their history making 8th consecutive World Cup win. But the lack lustre performance, according to one fan, could mean trouble for the Socceroos. Perhaps working in Australia's favour is the guarantee from Brazil coach Carlos Alberto Perrera out-of-touch striker Ronaldo will start against the Socceroos. Goal-scorer John Aloisi who regularly plays against Brazil's stars in Spain is approaching the match with caution. Aloisi along with Cahill, Moore and Grella will be walking a tight rope against the Brazilians after picking up yellow cards against Japan. One more against Brazil could mean suspension for the final group match against Croatia. Meanwhile, host Germany are currently playing Poland. The platform of a tense match between the neighbours was set early.

Germany's best chance came in the 12th minute , the scores locked nil-all at half time. Rugby league, and critics of Queensland were buried under a pile of points last night in Brisbane.

More finance and concern over changes to media laws? The Communications Minister has moved to appease some of the concerns the National Party has over changes to media ownership laws. Minister Coonan says radio networks may be forced to provide a minimum level of local content to protect coverage in the bush. We are conscious of the needs of rural and regional Australia and will not be interested in any regime that diminishes diversity of opinion. And the Communications Minister says Telstra is reportedly close to resolving its long-running stoush with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. US President George Bush calls for the Guantanamo Bay detention centre to be shut. We cross to the United for details when Ten's Early News returns.

This program is captioned live. I'm Bill Woods. Welcome to Ten's Early News. This morning - John Howard told to convert to Islam by Bali bombings mastermind Abu Bakar Bashir, a day after his release from jail. The British Government to back Australian terror suspect David Hick's bid for freedom. A new drama for Jana -

the Aussie track star three-months pregnant to her new husband-coach. And in sport - Queensland demand respect after their convincing win in State of Origin II.

Checking the weather briefly - Finance - Bali bombings mastermind Abu Bakar Bashir returns to his spiritual home this morning a day after being released from prison. The alleged leader of Jemaah Islamiah is expected to be greeted by hundreds of supporters at the Islamic school he founded at Solo in Java. Bashir served 26-months for his role in the 2002 Bali bombings, which killed 88 Australians. It's a feeling of disgust of absolute disgust of what happened and how he got out in such a short time.

Indonesian authorities are concerned Bashir's release may spark a resurgence in radical Islamic groups.

The Immigration Minister has admitted Australia did take Indonesian concerns into account

when it proposed controversial changes to our migration laws.

The admission came after a tough day

in which rebel Liberal MPs sought to make changes to the bill. Yes, we are taking into account what the Indonesians want because they are very helpful to us on border security. This contradicted the Prime Minister who told the Parliament Indonesia had nothing to do with the changes to the Migration Act. The Government may try to force a vote today. US President George W. Bush says Guantanamo Bay detainees will stand trial as soon as the detention centre is shut down. Joining us live Ten's US correspondent Rahni Sadler. What does this mean for Australian terror suspect David Hicks? It President will worship was

responding to questions about the

detainees or who detainees or who have committed

suicide. A pleaded tensions centre is suicide. A pleaded tensions centre is

damaging Americas image overseas.

President Bush said he would like to

shut the facility down and send

everyone home. And I would like to

pose it. But I also recognise that we

are holding some people who are

dangerous and we'd better have a plan

to deal with them in our courts.

Disturbing findings after procaine

Katrina. 1.4 billion the US dollars

of aid money has gone about a of the

of aid money has gone about a of the window. People would window. People would be given it credit cards. A lot of people wasted

the money. It one-person bought

champagne. Disappointing for the

American people who donated money. There A new clue has surfaced in the hunt for a pensioner killer in Melbourne. Police finding a black glove with damage to the left index finger in the house where 68-year-old Elia Abdelmessih was fatally bashed last year. Commonwealth Games gold medallist Jana Pittman is to become a mum. Three months after her wedding to British coach Chris Rawlinson, the 400-metre hurdler is reportedly pregnant. Her first child due in December. Pittman isn't letting the baby fuss get in the way of training she's still working out twice a day and expects to return to competition next year ahead of the 2008 Olympic Games. A rare comeback appearance for one of the world's most influential bands. After 10 years of bitter feuding, the surviving founders of the Beach Boys gathered on the rooftop of the Capitol Records building in Hollywood. Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine celebrated the 40th anniversary of the landmark Pet Sounds album. The Beach boys formed 45 years ago and had dozens of number one hits

including Surfin' USA and California Girls. Hosts Germany are currently doing battle with Poland in Berlin.

Despite having never reached the World Cup semifinal stage Spain has never failed to excite. But it was a forgettable debut for Ukraine. The exhausting, powerful display capped off by Fernando Torres.

At the stadium where the Socceroos will meet Brazil a big occasion for another Australian this morning. Mark Shield in control of the Tunisia and Saudi Arabia. Tunisia led for almost an hour before Saudi Arabia managed a double. However Tunisia conjured up a miracle to escape with a 2-all draw. England coach Sven Goran Erikkson has been impressed with Australia's performance against Japan and says they can beat Brazil.

Rugby league, and critics of Queensland were buried under a pile of points last night in Brisbane.

They dominated every facet of the game, scoring 5 tries to 1. After copping criticism following their Game 1 loss, Queensland wants an attitude change. Finance - The top job at the merged Australian Stock Exchange and Sydney Futures Exchange has gone to the head of the SFE. Robert Elstone will lead the company after the ASX was forced to remove CEO Tony D'Aloisio from contention. The move followed a marathon four hour meeting in Sydney yesterday. He will continue to lead the ASX until the merger is complete. Consumer sentiment has plunged to an 8-month low, down 0.5% in June as higher petrol prices and interest rate fears grip shoppers. The decline follows a 6% fall in May and is nearly 8% lower than a year ago. Westpac says the result paints a mixed picture of the economy with growth and unemployment strong but consumers cautious.

Economists say despite continued weakness in the retail sector another interest rate increase is likely later this year. Now for a look at the national weather for today.

Let's see what the newspapers are saying.

Ten's Early News returns.

THAT HIGH RIDGE, CONTINUES TO BRING STABLE CONDITIONS, A COLD FRONT WILL PASS THE REGION ON FRIDAY, DELIVERING SNOW AND SHOWERS. IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL, ANOTHER CHILLY START TO THE

DAY I'M AFFRAID, WARMING TO 11 THIS AFTERNOON. SUNNY IN SYDNEY, SHOWERS IN MELBOURNE. FINE, SUNNY AND 17 IN WOLLONGONG. 16 THE TOP IN BEGA. A COOL TO COLD DAY, IN ORANGE. BLUE SKI'S AND 15 IN DUBBO. A CRISP 11 IN BOWRAL. PLEASANT AND 17 IN BATEMANS BAY. FINE, MOSTLY SUNNY IN BATHURST. SUNSHINE RIGHT ACROSS THE REGION THIS AFTERNOON, 16 IN NOWRA. 14 IN MUDGEE. COOMA WARMING TO A TOP OF NINE. THERE'S A STRONG WIND WARNING THIS MORNING, FOR

THE SOUTH COAST, FROM GREEN CAPE TO GABO ISLAND. BOATIES BEING WARNED TO TAKE IT STEADY. SEAS RISING 3 TO 4 METRES.

Ten's Early News. Making headlines. The Prime Minister facing a serious backbench revolt over his new legislation on asylum seekers.

Abroad, Mr Howard's been urged to convert to Islam.

Bali bombings mastermind Abu Bakar Bashir making the claim upon his release from prison. Safety fears for workers at a cancer institute in Melbourne

where legionella bacteria has been discovered. And in sport - England coach Sven Goran Eriksson gives the Socceroos a huge vote of confidence for their match against Brazil.

The Immigration Minister has admitted Australia did take Indonesian concerns into account

when it proposed changes to our migration laws. The Government may try to force a vote on the controversial bill today. Rare dissent making this dispute from the backbench no doubt harder to bear for the Prime Minister. Rebel Liberal MPs Judy Moylan and Bruce Baird supporting a petition condemning Government plans

to send all asylum seekers including women and children to offshore detention camps. But after a marathon all-day meeting with the Immigration Minister - no concessions. If we get an agreement we will do it. If Mr Howard was concerned, he was giving nothing away. The important thing is to work through any differences and end up with a good result. But with no resolution last night, the Government faces a dilemma.

It could keep trying to negotiate with the rebels or instead stare them down, rushing the bill to a vote this afternoon. Watching developments very closely an Indonesian delegation. The changes to the bill were put forward after Jakarta criticised the granting of asylum to 42 West Papuans. This Government decided that the Indonesians will decide who comes to this country and the manner in which they come. A point denied by the Prime Minister. Only to be contradicted hours later by this admission from his minister. Yes, we are taking into account what the Indonesians want because they are very helpful to us on border security. Eddy Meyer, Ten News.

What has he fled? He has travelled

through the night here. It is no

early morning. He has been released from

from the present yesterday. He gave a

speech to the thousands of people who

gathered to watch him be relief. He

called on Mr Howlett you can but it

is land or burn in

is land or burn in hell. He has

strong community support. A than President Bush says he hopes to shut down Guantanamo Bay by sending some detainees home and trying the most dangerous in US courts. While he acknowledges the prison has damaged his image abroad, he still supports a military style court. About 460 prisoners are being held at the facility but only 10 have been formally charged and none have gone to trial. They include Australian David Hicks.

The UK Foreign Office takes up his fight for freedom from tomorrow. When Tasmanian miner Todd Russell asked for an AFL update from a kilometre underground, the world knew of his love for the game. Last night he showed it at Melbourne's Telstra Dome by taking part in a Legends' Game - the 11th annual match in which past heroes battle it out for charity. Todd hadn't kicked a footy in 18 months, but didn't shape up too badly against his opponents. Fumbles, poor kicks and dropped marks were all part of the show.

Unions hold grave safety concerns for staff working at a cancer hospital in Melbourne.

Legionella bacteria has been discovered on site. Unions are fuming staff and patients were kept in the dark after low levels of legionella bacteria were detected in a cooling tower on the top of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute. Be aware Peter Mac, the sickest of the ill go there and their immune system is suppressed anyway, so I think it's a duty of the hospital

to tell those patients they are at risk. The tower has since been disinfected and further test results are expected tomorrow. While the hospital says there is no risk to workers, the public or visitors,

unions have expressed concern at the high incidence of staff on sick leave over recent months. The hospital says the positive result should not be linked to state MP Tammy Lobarto's illness, recently suspected of contracting legionnaires. Veronica Buck Ten News.

The Socceroos, now on top of their group, are optimistic about their chances against Brazil on Sunday. The team given some encouragement by Croatia's narrow loss to the world champions. The Brazilian fans were celebrating after their history making 8th consecutive World Cup win.

But the lack lustre performance, according to one fan,

could mean trouble for the Socceroos. The Aussies will hear nothing Perhaps working in Australia's favour is the guarantee from Brazil coach Carlos Alberto Perrera out-of-touch striker Ronaldo will start against the Socceroos.

Aloisi along with Cahill, Moore and Grella will be walking a tight rope against the Brazilians after picking up yellow cards against Japan. One more against Brazil could mean suspension for the final group match against Croatia.

The platform of a tense match between the neighbours was set early.

In the earlier matches Spain thumped Ukraine 4-nil. Tunisia and Saudi Arabia drew 2-all. The match officiated by Aussie Mark Shield. Hawthorn has re-signed coach Alastair Clarkson

for another two years. The contract extension ends growing speculation on Clarkson's future. He'd coached nine wins from 33 games. It's been tough in terms of our on-field performance, the last four or five weeks has been below par and that has probably fuelled speculation that - you know, should there be a change in coach to our club. But I was always very confident The news isn't so good for former Hawk Jonathan Hay, who's been fined $5,000 and suspended for one match by the Kangaroos

for being out drinking the night before a reserves match. Rugby league, and Queensland say they deserve respect

after last night's convincing State of Origin win in Brisbane. Queensland all smiles after giving NSW a dose of State of Origin blues.

Darren Lockyer starred in his side's 5-1 demolition. The Maroon's copped plenty of criticism after their Game 1 loss. Now, they say, it's time for praise.

Queensland led 14-nil at half-time and continued the blitz in the second half. Winger Adam Mogg grabbing two tries on debut. The Maroon's punished NSW in every area of the game. It was an unforgettable night all round for the Blues. Forward Willie Mason says complacency was a problem.

The only sore point for Queensland - centre Steven Bell suffering a suspected fractured cheekbone. Finance -

Singapore Airlines has again been told

it will not be granted permission to fly between Australia and the US. The Government broke the news to Singapore's Prime Minister who's been in Canberra for high-level talks this week. The Government says there's no benefit for Australia by allowing the airline to fly the route, much to the delight of Qantas.

And the delivery of the 12 Airbus A380 aircraft ordered by Qantas has been pushed back to the end of next year.

National weather for today.

A quick recap of the morning's top stories. A taunt from Bali bombings mastermind Abu Bakar Bashir

just hours out from prison. He'd like John Howard to convert to Islam. Australia's Immigrations Minister maintains Indonesian concerns were taken into account when changes were proposed to migration laws. And Australian terror suspect David Hicks to receive vital backing in his fight for freedom. And that's all for Ten's Early News. I'm Bill Woods. And I'm Kath Robinson, have a great day. Supertext Captions by the Australian Caption Centre. www.auscap.com.au