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Making headlines - fleeing danger - from the war-torn Middle East. 86 Australians evacuated

The Government making moves for more. the Indonesian island of Java A tsunami has struck killing scores of people. for the Indian Ocean. Warnings out now

in the Treasurer. A low vote of confidence well behind John Howard A Newspoll showing Peter Costello in the leadership stakes. for shuttle 'Discovery' And a textbook landing 8.8 million kilometre space journey. back on Earth after an Checking the weather briefly. of the financial markets - Now time for our first check the price of oil this morning. US stocks have declined in line with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert campaign against Hezbollah and Hamas has vowed to continue the punishing is facing a moment of truth. saying Israel from the Israeli bombardment The death toll in Lebanon has now passed 200. Southern Lebanon is being punished.

we found this factory burning. This morning

All it made was paper tissues. But the Israelis destroyed it. The coast road was empty. it was too dangerous to go further. Local residents told us But on the mountain road

were beginning to stream north hundreds of vehicles

fleeing the Israeli bombardment. Cars crowded with families. When they paused on this journey is doing to families. you glimpsed what this conflict In the capital itself, Hezbollah's headquarters. this use to be

by Israeli air attacks. It had been flattened

shot down part of an Israeli jet. Hezbollah fighters believed they had Some of their supporters celebrated. it had lost a plane. But Israel denied these are some of the victims But while the violence continues looking for places of safety. on the roads reverted to some colourful language American President George W. Bush

the Middle East crisis when discussing Tony Blair. with British Prime Minister in Russia, Talking after the G8 summit Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice the American leader hinted his could visit the Middle East shortly.

they could be heard, Obviously unaware should pressure Hezbollah. Mr. Bush said Syria what they need to do You see the irony is to stop doing this shit. is to get Syria to get Hezbollah Mr Blair added Ms Rice would want to be sure of succeeding

before going to Lebanon. will make the treacherous journey It's hoped more Australians out of Lebanon today.

escaping safely overnight Three busloads

pushed for evacuations by sea. as the Government It's a familiar scene across Lebanon. Thousands of foreigners trying to flee in convoys streaming out of the country.

dashed to safety yesterday. Australia's first three busloads paving the way for more today. The 86 people

for the next buses. There's still hazards

with the Israelis. Diplomats are working closely not to fire on our convoy. Effectively appealing for them We have informed the Israelis. No one's guaranteeing. tomorrow There are hopes of a ship to be used up to 600 people at a time. which could ferry is calling for calm. The Foreign Minister people don't storm the embassy. It's important more Australians home overnight. The route through Syria brought Many leaving loved ones behind. and my wife was waiting for a visa. I went there to get married I had to leave her and come. have had to flee for safety A group of Australian surfers island of Java overnight. after a tsunami hit the Indonesian and another 70 Indonesians missing At least 69 people are dead sent waves crashing into shore. after the quake measuring 7.7

were destroyed in the onslaught, Buildings and fishing boats forced to seek higher ground. villagers just after the quake struck, A tsunami alert was issued the low-lying coastal areas in time. but did not reach many of have raised concerns A number of Qantas pilots of a number international flights about the safety by discount offshoot Jetstar. about to be offered the airline is seeking permission The pilots are concerned of key holiday destinations to fly to a number

with only twin engine jets. over remote stretches of ocean to Hawaii, Bali and Japan The airline will start flights later this year using routes that at times from an emergency airport. take the aircraft three hours away for the start date to be delayed. The pilots are pushing is safely back on Earth Space shuttle 'Discovery' its next launch in just six weeks. and now NASA is gearing up for punching through the atmosphere 'Discovery' hurtled to Earth blanketed the Kennedy Space Centre. and a heavy layer of cloud that and 8.5 million kilometres After 13 days they were finally home safe. Welcome back 'Discovery'. Roger, wheel stop. Enjoyed entry and landing. Thanks it was a great mission.

a last-minute change of runways Poor weather had forced

but everything else went perfectly. as we've ever flown. This is as good a mission

couldn't hide their relief. NASA bosses And nor could the crew. standing here. I'd like to thank this crew the entire flight. They were absolutely superb on the return trip, They were one man short Thomas Reiter having dropped off German astronaut at the International Space Station. NASA is now all systems go The mission such a success, 'Atlantis' on August 28. for the launch of space shuttle of 16 planned missions It will be the first on the International Space Station to complete work in 2010. before the shuttle fleet is retired for Treasurer Peter Costello More bad news

support for the Prime Minister. with yet another opinion poll showing The leadership row has done little for the Government, to diminish support

support growing suggestions political analysts say the numbers and contest the next election. John Howard will stay The poll also revealed most Australians would prefer Kim Beazley as Prime Minister over Peter Costello. Kylie Minogue has spoken for the first time about her battle with breast cancer saying she's more determined than ever to be back on stage. The 38-year-old Australian singer looked well and confessed she thought her career was over after being diagnosed with the disease 15 months ago. Letters from fans helping her rise to the challenge. You have to fight it. You can't sit back and let everyone do it for you. Her 'Showgirl' tour has been re-scheduled for December. Just when Justin Koschitzke thought his year couldn't get any worse. After copping a split lip and a chipped tooth when he slammed into a VFL umpire,

St Kilda's unlucky player will also front that tribunal tomorrow night. Justin Koschitzke is preparing for yet another day in the spotlight.

The unlucky Saint will front the VFL tribunal tonight after his collision with an umpire.

But sympathy is the last thing the 23-year-old wants. He probably doesn't want that as such. He said today he probably still has a chance of playing in a finals series, which someone like Lenny Hayes doesn't. So it could be worse. Koschitzke suffered concussion and a chipped tooth,

but his pride is hurting as much as anything. He's a bit embarrassed about, he can't talk very well. He's a bit embarrassed every time he opens his mouth, the boys start laughing at him. The AFL's match review panel has already delivered its verdicts. Bomber Adam McPhee can escape with just a one-week suspension if he pleads guilty to breaking Robert Harvey's nose. Tiger Joel Bowden has been offered a one-week ban for this whack. But he's likely to contest the charge. Geelong is set to accept a one-week suspension for Cam Mooney's wild swing. Kelli Underwood, Ten News. It's one year since Australian cyclist Amy Gillett was killed and five of her team-mates seriously injured in a road accident in Germany. Friends, family and some of the cyclists who were training with Amy that day have returned to the German hospital where they were treated. For Tasmanian cyclist Louise Yaxley the emotions are still raw. And here's Kath Robinson with our look at the business news.

The Commonwealth Bank has taken out last place in a poll measuring customer satisfaction of our big banks. Chief executive Ralph Norris, who embarked on a campaign to improve customer service when he took on the top job last year, says the bank still has a long way to go. He says while there have been some early signs of improvement,

only 60% of the bank's customers are satisfied with the service. He wants that figure to reach 80%. A list of nearly than 2,000 people has been handed to the Tax Office, naming possible tax cheats. The list is part of a worldwide crackdown on cheats using offshore accounts and credit cards to fund extravagant lifestyles in countries like Australia. The list has so far discovered one New Zealander who hid $20-million in a tax haven account and lived in Australia tax free for 10 years. The Deputy Tax Commissioner says many people from overseas like the idea of retiring in Australia but find the taxes too expensive. The national weather situation - Let's see what the newspapers are saying -

More Australians arrive home from strife-torn Lebanon as the Government promises more support for those stranded. The details when we return.

Welcome back to Ten's Early News. Today's top stories - The risky passage out - 86 Australians escape the Middle East amid heavy shelling. Peter Costello's leadership bid backfires in the latest Newspoll - John Howard's clearly the preferred Prime Minister. Pop princess Kylie Minogue tells of her desire to impress on-stage when she resumes touring after her battle with breast cancer.

And in sport - Boomers star Andrew Bogut helps Australia to a thrilling come-from-behind-win over New Zealand but at a price. Kath's back now with another check of the markets. Earlier gains made on Wall Street have been all but wiped out with stocks tracking the oil price marginally lower. Lebanon has described Israel as a terrorist country. But its southern neighbour has vowed to keep up the offensive until Hezbollah releases two captured soldiers. BBC correspondent Matthew Price is in the Israeli port city of Haifa with details of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's pledge.

Mr Olmert once again outlined Israel's position, Israel, he said, is under attack. It's not just under attack from Lebanon, it's also under attack from the Gaza Strip. Three weeks ago an Israeli soldier was kidnapped there. Mr Olmert said the kidnapping of an Israeli soldier by, as he put it, Hamas terrorists in Gaza and the kidnapping of soldiers by Hezbollah terrorists were part and parcel of the same thing. Both those move movements, Hamas and Hezbollah, were being led, directed if you like, by Iran and Syria. Yet again those countries are being brought into the frame by the Israeli leadership. Mr Olmert said Israel would not tolerate this. It would not tolerate unprovoked attacks in its territory. And he said to the Israeli people, "We will defeat these twin evils.

from the Gaza Strip, he said. We will defeat terrorism, as he put it, from Lebanon. And he said Israeli citizens may have to be prepared for a long and painful battle. 86 Australians have made it to Syria and more plan to leave on a convoy of buses today. The Foreign Minister says the safe passage of the Australians out of Lebanon was thanks largely to Australia's relationship with Israel. The Government's now trying to organise a ship which can take up to 600 at a time. Meanwhile more Lebanese Australians have arrived home in Sydney. I think we were lucky we had people who helped us across the border. Many left loved ones behind. Another opinion poll showing support for the Prime Minister over Treasurer Peter Costello.

The leadership row has done little to diminish support for the Government, political analysts say the numbers suggest John Howard will stay and contest the next election. The poll also revealed most Australians would prefer Kim Beazley as Prime Minister over Peter Costello. Space shuttle 'Discovery' is safely back on Earth. This was the view from the cockpit as the orbiter raced towards the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida at more than 675km/h. Heavy cloud had forced a last-minute change of runways, but NASA says in the end it was a textbook landing. Misson Control: Roger, wheel stop. welcome back 'Discovery' NASA is now counting down to its next shuttle launch in six weeks. Kylie Minogue has spoken for the first time

about her battle with breast cancer. The pint-sized Australian star saying that she now more than ever wants to be on stage. At least 69 people are dead and 70 missing after a tsunami hit the Indonesian island of Java. An undersea earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter scale

sent waves up to three metres crashing ashore, destroying several buildings. A small group of Australians on a surfing holiday managed to escape. Indian authorities issued a tsunami warning for coastal areas facing Indonesia with police trying to herd people away from beaches onto higher ground. However, a senior seismologist said there was little threat and few people heeded the official warning. British police will not face criminal charges killing a man they believed was a terrorist. 27-year-old Brazilian, Jean Charles de Menezes was shot dead on a train in London a year ago. The police fire coming two weeks after the city's worst terrorist attack

in which four suicide bombers killed 52 commuters on three subway trains and a bus. The police responsible for de Menzes' death will be charged with health and safety law violations. A knee injury to Andrew Bogut has marred the Boomers' dramatic come-from-behind win over New Zealand in the third match of the trans-Tasman series. In an often bruising match the NBA regular went down in a heavy clash of bodies and was forced to hobble off for urgent medical attention. Bogut left the arena for further tests, returning shortly after to help the Aussies avoid embarrassment. The Boomers overcoming a 19 point deficit to win 79 to 78 and retain the Ramsay Shield. The final match of the series will be played in Melbourne on Wednesday. The National Rugby League is investigating player safety after a Parramatta player was almost hit by a bottle in Auckland on the weekend. A break in play between the Eels and Warriors while the evidence is cleared. Disaster missed by centimetres. Scary to think it didn't miss by too much, The NRL investigating the incident. Whenever any projectiles will continue to do that in the future. In a week with no bookings, the league is also turning the other .cheek to referee abuse I the referees are prepared to put up with certain things in the heat of the moment. And Dragons skipper Trent Barrett is itching to return to action after sitting out a six match suspension. Relief for Wallabies lock Dan Vickerman. He doesn't need surgery on the shoulder he injured at the weekend against the Springboks. Australia's top line-out target has had cat scans amid fears he'd miss up to eight weeks. But he should be right for the next test. Coming off a long shoulder injury last year, I had six months out. Had a bit of time to reflect, so it's good news this time around. Hopefully, do a bit of rehab work over the next couple of weeks and get it back to where it was. The Wallabies have this weekend off before a date with the All Blacks in Brisbane. Time for more finance and that takeover in the health care sector now a done deal? Blood products company CSL has confirmed market speculation and acquired Melbourne based Biotech Zenyth Therapeudics for $108-million. The 86 cent a share bid is at the top end of market forecasts

and is a massive 60% premium to Zenyth's recent share price performance. CSL says the acquisition will double its biotechnology activity but has urged investors to be patient before seeing rewards. Santos is expanding its presence in South Australia's Cooper Basin. The oil and gas company has bought Delhi Petroleum for nearly half a billion dollars, taking control of its 21% stake in the venture. The acquisition will give Santos an 85% interest in the basin and an additional 67 million barrels of oil in reserve.

Santos shares ended 9 cents higher at $11.86. The latest opinion poll spells more bad news for the Treasurer. We have the results after this short break.

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fleeing danger - 86 Australians evacuated from the war-torn Middle East. The Government making moves for more. A tsunami has struck the Indonesian island of Java killing scores of people. Warnings out now for the Indian Ocean. A low vote of confidence in the Treasurer. A Newspoll showing Peter Costello well behind John Howard in the leadership stakes. And a textbook landing for shuttle 'Discovery' back on Earth after an 8.8 million kilometre space journey. Checking the weather briefly. Now time for a check of the financial markets -

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has vowed to continue the punishing campaign against Hezbollah and Hamas saying Israel is facing a moment of truth. The death toll in Lebanon from the Israeli bombardment has now passed 200.

Southern Lebanon is being punished. This morning we found this factory burning. All it made was paper tissues.

But the Israelis destroyed it. The coast road was empty. Local residents told us it was too dangerous to go further. But on the mountain road hundreds of vehicles were beginning to stream north fleeing the Israeli bombardment. Cars crowded with families. When they paused on this journey you glimpsed what this conflict is doing to families. In the capital itself, this use to be Hezbollah's headquarters. It had been flattened by Israeli air attacks. Hezbollah fighters believed they had shot down part of an Israeli jet. Some of their supporters celebrated. But Israel denied it had lost a plane.

But while the violence continues these are some of the victims on the roads looking for places of safety. American President George W. Bush reverted to some colourful language when discussing the Middle East crisis with British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Talking after the G8 summit in Russia, the American leader hinted his Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice could visit the Middle East shortly. Obviously unaware they could be heard, Mr Bush said Syria should pressure Hezbollah. You see the irony is what they need to do is to get Syria to get Hezbollah to stop doing this shit. Mr Blair added Ms Rice would want to be sure of succeeding before going to Lebanon. It's hoped more Australians will make the treacherous journey

out of Lebanon today. Three busloads escaping safely overnight

as the Government pushed for evacuations by sea. It's a familiar scene across Lebanon. Thousands of foreigners trying to flee in convoys streaming out of the country. Australia's first three busloads dashed to safety yesterday. The 86 people paving the way for more today.

Diplomats are working closely with the Israelis.

Effectively appealing for them not to fire on our convoy. No one's guaranteeing. We have informed the Israelis. There are hopes of a ship to be used tomorrow which could ferry up to 600 people at a time. The Foreign Minister is calling for calm. It's important people don't storm the embassy.

The route through Syria brought more Australians home overnight. Many leaving loved ones behind. I went there to get married and my wife was waiting for a visa. I had to leave her and come. At least 69 people are dead and 70 missing after a tsunami hit the Indonesian island of Java. An undersea earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter scale sent waves up to three metres crashing ashore,

destroying several buildings. A small group of Australians on a surfing holiday managed to escape. Indian authorities issued a tsunami warning for coastal areas facing Indonesia with police trying to herd people away from beaches onto higher ground. However, a senior seismologist said there was little threat and few people heeded the official warning. More bad news for Treasurer Peter Costello with yet another opinion poll showing support for the Prime Minister.

The leadership row has done little

to diminish support for the Government, political analysts say the numbers support growing suggestions John Howard will stay and contest the next election.

The poll also revealed most Australians would prefer Kim Beazley as Prime Minister over Peter Costello.

Space shuttle 'Discovery' is safely back on Earth.

This was the view from the cockpit as the orbiter raced towards the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida at more than 675km/h.

Heavy cloud had forced a last-minute change of runways,

but NASA says in the end it was a textbook landing. Misson Control: Roger, wheel stop. Welcome back 'Discovery' NASA is now counting down to its next shuttle launch in six weeks. Just when Justin Koschitzke thought his year couldn't get any worse. After copping a split lip and a chipped tooth when he slammed into a VFL umpire, St Kilda's unlucky player will also front that tribunal tomorrow night. Justin Koschitzke is preparing for yet another day in the spotlight. The unlucky Saint will front the VFL tribunal tonight after his collision with an umpire. But sympathy is the last thing the 23-year-old wants. He probably doesn't want that as such. He said today he probably still has a chance of playing in a finals series,

which someone like Lenny Hayes doesn't. So it could be worse. Koschitzke suffered concussion and a chipped tooth, but his pride is hurting as much as anything. He's a bit embarrassed about, he can't talk very well. He's a bit embarrassed every time he opens his mouth, the boys start laughing at him. The AFL's match review panel has already delivered its verdicts. Bomber Adam McPhee can escape with just a one-week suspension if he pleads guilty to breaking Robert Harvey's nose. Tiger Joel Bowden has been offered a one-week ban for this whack. But he's likely to contest the charge. Geelong is set to accept a one-week suspension for Cam Mooney's wild swing. Kelli Underwood, Ten News. It's one year since Australian cyclist Amy Gillett was killed and five of her team-mates seriously injured

in a road accident in Germany. Friends, family and some of the cyclists who were training with Amy that day have returned to the German hospital where they were treated. For Tasmanian cyclist Louise Yaxley the emotions are still raw. The group of cyclists were training for an annual race in eastern Germany one year ago

when a young female driver hit them spinning out of control. And here's Kath Robinson with our look at the business news. Shares in Australian mining investments,

now known as CuDeco, plunged more than 50% yesterday after the company finally updated the market. Shares plunged more than $4 dropping from $7.11 to $3.10 after the company downgraded the size of its copper find in Queensland.

The company initially suggested there was around 59 million tonnes of the metal at its site in Cloncurry but yesterday said that number is more like 25-million tonnes. Speculation about just how much copper the mining junior is sitting on has sparked a massive share price surge, up as much as 5,000% in just two months. An Australian class action against three of the world's biggest Vitamin companies has netted applicants more than $30-million in damages. A series of newspaper advertisements in the coming days will outline how the funds will be paid out in Australia's first ever class action targeting cartel behaviour. The action was launched after it was revealed vitamin companies including Roche and Aventis

raised and fixed prices over-charging consumers and damaging farmers. The Federal Court is still to rubber stamp the settlement, this will happen next month. The national weather situation -

Let's see what the newspapers are saying -

SHOWERS ACROSS THE REGION, AS THAT LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVES ALONG THE SOUTH COAST, REPLACED BY FINE WEATHER ON WEDNESDAY. IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL, A CLOUDY START TO THE DAY, WITH COOL WITH MODERATE SOUTHEAST WINDS, AND 12 DEGREES.

14 AND SHOWERS IN MELBOURNE, 15 IN SYDNEY. CHANCE OF AFTERNOON RAIN IN THE FAR EAST ... 17 THE

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MORNING ... FOR THE ENTIRE NEW SOUTH WALES COAST - FROM TWEED HEADS TO EDEN. SOUTH TO SOUTH WEST WINDS, 20 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4

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This program is captioned live. Welcome back to Ten's Early News. Today's top stories - The risky passage out - 86 Australians escape the Middle East amid heavy shelling. Peter Costello's leadership bid backfires in the latest Newspoll - John Howard's clearly the preferred Prime Minister. Pop princess Kylie Minogue tells of her desire to impress on-stage when she resumes touring after her battle with breast cancer. And in sport - Boomers star Andrew Bogut helps Australia to a thrilling come-from-behind win over New Zealand but at a price. Lebanon has described Israel as a terrorist country. But its southern neighbour has vowed to keep up the offensive until Hezbollah releases two captured soldiers. BBC correspondent Matthew Price is in the Israeli port city of Haifa with details of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's pledge.

Mr Olmert once again outlined Israel's position, Israel, he said, is under attack. It's not just under attack from Lebanon, it's also under attack from the Gaza Strip. Three weeks ago an Israeli soldier was kidnapped there. Mr Olmert said the kidnapping of an Israeli soldier by, as he put it, Hamas terrorists in Gaza

and the kidnapping of soldiers by Hezbollah terrorists were part and parcel of the same thing. Both those movements, Hamas and Hezbollah, were being led, directed if you like, by Iran and Syria. Yet again those countries are being brought into the frame

by the Israeli leadership. Mr Olmert said Israel would not tolerate this. It would not tolerate unprovoked attacks in its territory. And he said to the Israeli people, We will defeat these twin evils. from the Gaza Strip, he said. We will defeat terrorism, as he put it, from Lebanon. And he said Israeli citizens may have to be prepared for a long and painful battle. 86 Australians have made it to Syria

and more plan to leave on a convoy of buses today. The Foreign Minister says the safe passage of the Australians out of Lebanon was thanks largely to Australia's relationship with Israel. I think we were lucky we had people who helped us across the border. Many left loved ones behind. Another opinion poll showing support for the Prime Minister over Treasurer Peter Costello. The leadership row has done little to diminish support

for the Government,

political analysts say the numbers suggest John Howard will stay and contest the next election. The poll also revealed most Australians would prefer Kim Beazley as Prime Minister over Peter Costello. Still on politics,

and Prime Minister John Howard flies to Dili today in his first visit since May's wave of violence

and the resignation of prime minister Mari Alkatiri. The PM will have discussions with Dr Alkatiri's replacement Jose Ramos Horta and East Timor President Xanana Gusmao. During his one-day trip,

Mr Howard will also meet the special representative of the United Nation's Secretary-General and members of Australia's military deployment to East Timor. Kylie Minogue has spoken for the first time about her battle with breast cancer. The pint-sized Australian star saying that she now more than ever wants to be on stage. A picture of health Kylie Minogue has emerged from one of the darkest periods of her life. The moment my doctor told me I went silent.

My Mum and Dad were with me and then we just fell to pieces. 15 months since the diagnosis the 38-year-old singer says she can't believe she's come so far. I had moments where you just don't want to look in the mirror. Or step outside into the gaze of the pararazzi. I was virtually a prisoner in the house.

Completely thrown into another world. So much so, Kylie thought the music industry would abandon her.

I just thought that was it. Don't make me cry. Support from family, her boyfriend and the public helping her through. I had letters like gorgeous little letters from kids - "When are you back on stage?"

Known for her fighter instinct Kylie, who is officially in remission, says her sights are now set on making her 'Showgirl' comeback.

Space shuttle 'Discovery' is safely back on Earth and now NASA is gearing up for its next launch in just six weeks. 'Discovery' hurtled to Earth punching through the atmosphere and a heavy layer of cloud that blanketed the Kennedy Space Centre. After 13 days and 8.5 million kilometres they were finally home safe. Roger, wheel stop. Welcome back 'Discovery'.

Thanks it was a great mission. Enjoyed entry and landing. Poor weather had forced a last-minute change of runways but everything else went perfectly. This is as good a mission as we've ever flown. NASA bosses couldn't hide their relief. And nor could the crew. I'd like to thank this crew standing here. They were absolutely superb the entire flight. They were one man short on the return trip, having dropped off German astronaut Thomas Reiter at the International Space Station. The mission such a success, NASA is now all systems go for the launch of space shuttle 'Atlantis' on August 28. It will be the first of 16 planned missions

to complete work on the International Space Station before the shuttle fleet is retired in 2010. A knee injury to Andrew Bogut has marred the Boomers' dramatic come-from-behind win over New Zealand in the third match of the trans-Tasman series. In an often bruising match

the NBA regular went down in a heavy clash of bodies

and was forced to hobble off for urgent medical attention. Bogut left the arena for further tests, returning shortly after to help the Aussies avoid embarrassment. The Boomers overcoming a 19 point deficit to win 79 to 78 and retain the Ramsay Shield. The final match of the series will be played in Melbourne on Wednesday. Airbus has announced plans to radically overhaul one of its planes in a move to halt falling sales. The company that's responsible for the giant Airbus A380 will spend $10-billion developing an extra wide-bodied jet that will compete head-on with Boeing's 787 dreamliner. Known as the A350 XWB the plane will make its debut in 2012 and will be capable of flying very long distances, possibly removing the need for refuelling stops on flights like Sydney to London.

And that's it for this edition of Ten's Early News. I'm Bill Woods, thanks for your company. And I'm Kath Robinson, see you tomorrow. Supertext Captions by the Australian Caption Centre. www.auscap.com.au