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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. Good morning I'm Bill Woods. This is Ten's Early News. And I'm Jacinta Hocking. soldiers on notice. Our top stories this Monday - The Defence Force investigating of our diggers in Iraq. a series of damning images rejects claims Not us - the Muslim community are teaching Jihad in secret. some of its clerics

in a glider crash. A middle-aged man killed in a month. The second in New South Wales

And heading home - 'Atlantis' astronauts Earth-bound at the International Space Station. after 11 days and three space walks the national weather: Let's take a look at Now let's check the markets had a good end to the week? and Jacinta, Wall Street Thanks, Bill. over the weekend US stocks ended in the black after a mild inflation reading will hold off raising rates. prompted suggestions the Fed to fend off another takeover bid. Coming up - Coles Myer prepares I'll have the details soon. damning videos of Australian soldiers The Defence Force is investigating behaving offensively in Iraq. soldiers mishandling weapons The 14 videos allegedly show and misbehaving with locals while serving in the war zone. site The images were posted on an Internet 'pornstar'. and credited to a person named I'm extremely disappointed immature and silly soldiers that some very unprofessional, have put these images out there. action against the soldiers Defence chiefs have promised strong found responsible. what are you doing in the army? If you're that silly, have since been removed. The offending pictures that some Australian Muslim clerics Security experts are claiming to youths. are secretly preaching jihad has revealed allegations A noted overseas terrorism expert principles in Melbourne and Sydney. that some Imams are teaching radical security expert The claim was backed by an Australian covertly taught in Koran classes. who has warned the messages are

are speaking out against the claims. Still, the nation's senior clerics all radical activities And Australia's Imams condemned at a weekend national summit. for causing offence to Muslims. The Pope has made a public apology in Rome, In an address at his summer palace deeply sorry for last week's speech Pope Benedict XVI said he was across the Islamic world. which provoked anger a controversial medieval text The pontiff said he was quoting to try and promote dialogue his personal view. insisting that it was not have accepted the apology Some leading Muslims it didn't go far enough. but others say What are Australian values? The Federal Government wants to know. It's one of the questions being asked of citizenship requirements. as part of an overhaul to work harder for their citizenship The Federal Government wants migrants on our values, language and history. through a series of tests an Australian citizen TV AD: Becoming is much more than a ceremony. A media campaign rigorous the testing needs to be. will ask Australians just how the privilege of citizenship Ensure that people have earned

like confetti. and that we are not throwing it away requirement should be basic. The Government says the language New residency requirements will mean up to four years migrants have to wait for citizenship. before they can apply DIDGERIDOO PLAYS the citizenship issue Mr Robb distancing from questions of national security. initiative. This is not an anti-terrorism Migrants who pass the test phase to Australian values. would have to sign a commitment to tell the Government The public has two months just what those values are. Murray McCloskey, Ten News. investigating a deadly glider crash Air safety authorities are in southern New South Wales. near an airstrip at Lockhart, The fixed-wing craft came down its 48-year-old male pilot. near Wagga Wagga, killing No-one else was injured. The accident comes less than a month son, Kalen, died in a glider crash after Neil Cocks and his 4-year old in western Sydney.

injured in the bomb attacks Reports an Australian has been are false. in troubled southern Thailand as far as it knows, The Federal Government says or hospitalised from the attacks no Australians have been killed area at the weekend. which tore apart a popular tourist wounded in the explosions. Four people were killed and dozens is advising Australians The Department of Foreign Affairs to the region. to reconsider any travel plans After three challenging space walks left the International Space Station. 'Atlantis' astronauts have finally colleagues from the orbiting lab The astronauts hugged their back home. before beginning their journey In their 11 days there, installed solar wings the 'Atlantis' crew quarter of the space station's power. that will eventually generate a to Earth on Wednesday evening. The shuttle is scheduled to return a tourist is preparing for blast off. The first woman to go into space as But it doesn't come cheap, $25 million for the Russian rocket the American entrepreneur is paying of a lifetime. to take her on a holiday For as long as she can remember into space this woman has dreamt of travelling Now, she's about to have her chance. On the outskirts of Moscow, vacuum-packed food she'll be enjoying she's been getting used to the during the 10-day trip.

you'd expect when you pay $20 million It's hardly the fine dining for the experience. she'd be flying. She only discovered three weeks ago was disqualified Another space tourist because he wasn't fit enough. of a lifetime. She's grabbing this opportunity every moment of it Just make sure that you enjoy and just remember the experience and take in every breath of the experience. and try to cherish every moment She knows she's making history - as a tourist. the first woman to go into space the International Space Station. The Russian capsule will dock with will see her as a role model, She says she hopes others to achieve the seemingly impossible. aspiring young women to try The Russians insist for their missions, this isn't just about earning money it also helps to generate publicity and enthusiasm for space exploration. There are just four teams left in the race for the AFL premiership and for the first time in history no Victorian clubs are among them. It was also the end of an era for the Western Bulldogs, the last Melbourne-based side to be knocked out.

The last Victorian hope arrived back to reality after being dealt a severe reality check. The 74-point capitulation not the way Rohan Smith had planned to end his career. Little bit disappointing but the send-off that the West Coast Eagles supporters gave me last night was amazing. The support I had from my team-mates and all the Bulldogs supporters was terrific too. It was a pretty emotional night. For the second straight year West Coast will play Adelaide in a preliminary final but this time it will be on the Crows turf. It is a lot of confidence for us 'cause we have beaten them twice this year.

They're going to come out - it could be their last game, it could be out last game.

They're going to come out throwing everything at us. But star defender David Wirrpanda is in doubt after suffering hamstring tightness. And Adelaide could welcome back skipper Mark Ricciuto

with latest tests revealing his inflamed liver has improved dramatically from parvovirus. Kelli Underwood, Ten News. The Brisbane Broncos are just one win from their first grand final appearance since taking the title in 2000. Prop Petero Civoneciva believing their next game, against the Bulldogs, will be a battle of the forwards. The likes of the Willie Masons and the Mark O'Malleys wil be looking forward to taking us on

and I know whichever pack can get the descendency down in the middle ruck towards winning the match. will certainly go a long way

St George Illawarra meets Melbourne in the other elimination final. Premier league champions Chelsea scored an impressive 1-nil win over Liverpool despite being down a man for almost half the game. Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba netted a spectacular matchwinner

just before halftime. COMMENTATOR: Oh, well played Drogba! The home fans went crazy after that stunning strike. Drogba's efforts even impressed high-profile visitor Tiger Woods. Chelsea's multimillion-dollar signing Michael Ballack watched most of the second half from the bench after being sent off for this challenge. And an upset at Old Trafford with Arsenal ended Manchester United's unbeaten record this season with a 1-nil win. Time to check finance now and Jacinta, Coles gearing up for a battle? Yes, Bill.

an advertising blitz this morning from Coles Myer that's moving to sure up shareholder support ahead of another possible takeover bid this week. The retailer has placed full-page ads in major newspapers outlining how the current board has more than doubled profits over the past five years. Coles will unveil its latest round of earnings results this week with full-year profit expected to rise 7% to nearly $800 million. Analysts say once the retail giant has released its figures. A second round of takeover offers are likely. Among them, a $15.50 a share bid from US private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts. And there's just no stopping Sir Richard Branson. The high-flying entrepreneur's Virgin Money group is reportedly considering applying for a licence to operate banks within Australia. Virgin already offers Australians a low rate credit card and says it will decide by early next year if it will make the move into banking. This news as Virgin prepares to begin offering personal loans and as its main rival GE Money unveils its own plans to apply for a banking licence. Let's take a look at the national weather: A look now at the stories making headlines across the country - and Chris Vermeulen is captured on the front of Melbourne's 'Herald Sun'. He, of course, snagged his first podium finish in a MotoGP at Philip Island. 'The Australian' newspaper looks at the divisions

within the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union. Startling claims Australian Muslim clerics are teaching Jihad in secret. The details when the Early News returns.

my little boy wouldn't be speaking, and he is now. Two owls, two motorbikes, two clocks... They care about what they do. I've been aware of the great work

of the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children for many years now. I help them where and when I can, and I urge you to do the same. This program is captioned live. Welcome back to Ten's Early News. This morning - Australian Muslims outraged by suggestions some clerics are covertly preaching martyrdom and jihad to followers.

On the other side of the world, the Pope apologises for a speech linking Islam and violence. Claims Australia's work has been tarnished in Iraq with the release of photos of skylarking soldiers. And in sport - West Coast confident ahead of Saturday's finals clash with Adelaide but a hamstring injury has David Wirrpanda in doubt to play.

Finance news now and Jacinta's back with another check of the markets. Thanks, Bill.

US stocks ended higher and are now within striking distance of hitting record highs.

How you can find your lost superannuation. Those details in about 10 minutes. The Muslim community has rejected claims that some Australian clerics are secretly preaching jihad to youths. Still, two security experts remain adamant there's a covert recruitment drive in two of our major cities. Young students of the Koran in Melbourne and Sydney have become fresh targets of recruitment for Jihad. That's the claim of two noted security experts,

one of them an Australian security advisor, the other a Singapore-based terrorism analyst. Dr Rohan Gunaratna's claiming a suicide attack could emerge within our own country, the expert warning: "We have seen a number of Australian clerics "preaching jihad and martyrdom." Senior Australian clerics

are already rejecting claims of radical recruitment in Australia. Australian Imams decried extremism at their recent conference saying, "The imams condemned all forms of terrorism, hatred and extremism "in the past and will continue to do so." We simply can condemn it theologically and morally and explain to our communities why it is wrong - that's as far as we can go. The Federal Government is keen to see radical pockets guided by moderate Muslims. Acknowledge where the problems are, deal with it, don't try and shy away from it. Sharon Marshall, Ten News. The public is being asked to name the Australian values which migrants seeking citizenship should aspire to. The Federal Government wants migrants to work harder for their citizenship

through a series of tests on our values, language and history. Ensure that people have earned the privilege of citizenship and that we are not throwing it away like confetti.

Australians have two months to register their comments about the proposed changes to citizenship laws.

Three days after making a controversial speech, Pope Benedict XVI has made a public apology for offending Muslims around the world. While some Islamic leaders have accepted the apology, others say it didn't go far enough. This is a Pope under intense scrutiny and behind this outwardly confident exterior, there is great concern. He knows his comments in Germany last week have plunged the Vatican into diplomatic crisis. The row has already forced two statements of regret. Now, a public apology. "I am deeply sorry" said the Pope "that the reactions in some countries to a few passages of my address "at the university of Ravensburg, "which were considered offensive to the sensibility of Muslims. "These, in fact, were a quotation of a medieval text "which in no way express my personal thoughts." The crowds who came to applaud had braved not only a torrential downpour but also heightened security. There were police marksmen on the roof,

bottles of liquid were confiscated. There is a threat from an Islamic group, says the government.

Italy is on high alert. This apology may stop the protests but there'd be many who will forever associate this Pope with the comments he made in Germany. In some quarters, Pope Benedict has been accused of pushing the West's agenda and it's that perception that could cause lasting damage to Muslim and Vatican relations.

The Army's Top Brass says Australia's work in Iraq has been tarnished

thanks to the soldiers who made a damning video. Filmed from 2003 to 2005, one video features a soldier demonstrating his quick draw ability, another shows a serviceman holding a gun to the head of another Australian soldier in Arab dress. I'm extremely disappointed that some very unprofessional, immature and silly soldiers have put these images out there. The images have been removed from the Internet. The Defence Force is investigating. A besieged former Federal Court judge has been dumped as the head of the inquiry into April's riots in the Solomon Islands. Marcus Einfeld, who is facing a possible perjury charge for nominating a dead woman as the driver of his car to escape a speeding fine, learnt his appointment had ended last night. The Solomon Islands Government which made the decision will instead appoint a retired Papua New Guinean judge. It comes a week after Australia's top diplomat was expelled from the country for alleged political interference. At least five people are dead and more than 100 seriously injured as typhoon Shanshan continues to batter south-west Japan. Heavy rains and winds of up to 160km/h have derailed an express train, grounded around 300 flights and forced thousands of people to take refuge in special shelters. The typhoon is expected to hit the north-east of the country later this morning. Meantime, Hurricane Lane has slammed into a sparsely populated area on Mexico's Pacific coast. The storm was downgraded from a category 3 to a category 1 hurricane yesterday, but heavy rains have flooded the region knocking out power lines. So far, no injuries have been reported.

West Coast will sweat on the fitness of star defender David Wirrpanda ahead of Saturday's preliminary final against Adelaide. Wirrpanda suffered hamstring tightness during the Eagles win over the Bulldogs.

For the second straight year, they'll play Adelaide for a spot in the Grand Final. It is a lot of confidence for us 'cause we have beaten them twice this year. They're going to come out - it could be their last game, it could be out last game. They're going to come out throwing everything at us. The Crows could regain skipper Mark Ricciuto, with tests revealing his inflamed liver has improved dramatically from parvovirus. The Brisbane Broncos have refused to extinguish claims that coach Wayne Bennett agreed to join the Sydney Roosters 6 weeks ago

only to make a late withdrawal from the deal.

The Roosters' home turf of Bondi overrun by Broncos, minus coach Wayne Bennett. Saturday's win over Newcastle coming just days after Bennett supposedly turned down the tricolours job to continue his tenure at Brisbane. Former Roosters coach Phil Gould claiming Bennett was primed to take over in Sydney. My understanding of the situation is Wayne Bennett agreed to join the Roosters some six weeks ago and, in agreeing to coach the Roosters, even suggested Ricky Stuart be told straight away. The Broncos' 8-try trouncing of the Knights meaning

only the Bulldogs stand in their way from their first grand final since taking the title in 2000. The likes of Willie Masons or Mark O'Meleys will be looking forward to taking us on. I know whichever pack can get that ascendency down the middle of the ruck will certainly go a long way towards winning the match. Andrew Brown, Ten News. Runner Craig Mottram has created his history with this morning's World Cup win in Greece.

Mottram became the first Aussie to successfully defended a World Cup title, easily winning the 3,000 metres event in Athens. His time a personal best and championship record. In other sports - Australia went down to Germany in the hockey World Cup final despite holding a 3-1 second half lead. The Germans scored three quick goals going on to win 4-3. Finance news and Jacinta - another tech company looking to list? Yes, Bill following in the footsteps of online travel company Wotif, Hit-wise looks set to be the next dot-com to hold an initial public offering. The Aussie company that's now based in New York is planning a $300 million sale most likely on the Nasdaq market.

Hit-wise monitors website traffic to more than 500,000 websites and then on-sells the information. The company has an annual turnover of around $50 million. Up to three million Australians are missing out on all of their superannuation. The Government is pledging to help track down hidden funds, usually lost after several changes in occupation. Changing jobs four times in the past six years academic doctor Keith Gilbert

has lost track of his super funds along the way. I'd left the university after one year. I had no idea that I'd still left the super funds there. A financial advisor finally consolidating his five funds into one account. The fund was found and it was a great surprise to know that you had extra money over and above what you actually thought. Many employees are unaware of their hidden treasures but help is not far away. You can contact the Australian Taxation Office, either by telephone or through their website to obtain your superannuation lost dollars or if you can remember the superannuation fund, you can contact them yourself directly. Up to 3 million Australians are believed to have unclaimed super potentially costing them tens of thousands of dollars each year. Having multiple super funds also reduces the overall returns through extra fees. If you don't know your financial situation you can't plan ahead, so it's a good idea to find out how much super you've got and the only way to do that is add them all up. As part of this year's budget, the ATO has pledged to help in the hunt. The ATO will be writing to individuals who've lost their super and asking them if they would like the Tax Office to help consolidate and that's a really big plus. You'd be really surprised as to how much money you've got out there. Rakhal Ebeli, Ten News. Let's take a look at the national weather: Australian soldiers serving in Iraq appear in damaging photograhs. The details when the Early News comes back. MAN: Thomas, his brother and sisters Each night, Thomas cooks the only food they have - Sponsor a child and give them the basics every child deserves. or call 13 32 40 now.

This program is captioned live. Our top stories this Monday - soldiers on notice. The Defence Force investigating a series of damning images of our diggers in Iraq. Not us - the Muslim community rejects claims some of its clerics are teaching Jihad in secret. A middle-aged man killed in a glider crash. The second in New South Wales in a month. And heading home - 'Atlantis' astronauts Earth-bound after 11 days and three space walks at the International Space Station. Let's take a look at the national weather:

Now let's check the markets and Jacinta, Wall Street had a good end to the week? Thanks, Bill. US stocks ended in the black over the weekend after a mild inflation reading prompted suggestions the Fed will hold off raising rates.

I'll have more finance news shortly. Fears Australia's work in Iraq has been tarnished following damning pictures of our soldiers in the region.

The concern coming as the inquest into Private Jake Kovco's death

enters its final week.

It's these pictures which have shocked Senior ranks.

The Defence Chief shaming the Australian soldiers who made the offensive videos while on service in Iraq. It just, it just tarnishes the good work that everybody else has done. Filmed from 2003 to 2005, one features a soldier demonstrating his quick-draw ability, another shows a serviceman holding a gun to the head of another Australian soldier in Arab dress. The stupidity of one individual in creating some sort of scene to take an image like that is greatly offensive to me. The Defence Force has promised action against the unnamed soldiers. I'm extremely disappointed that some very unprofessional, immature and silly soldiers have put these images out there. The images have been removed from the Internet but the damage has been done.

Coming to light in the final week of the inquest into Private Jake Kovco's death which has revolved around the handling of firearms. Mignon Henne, Ten News. The public is being asked to name the Australian values which migrants seeking citizenship should aspire to. The Federal Government

wants migrants to work harder for their citizenship through a series of tests on our values, language and history.

Ensure that people have earned the privilege of citizenship and that we are not throwing it away like confetti. Australians have two months to register their comments about the proposed changes to citizenship laws.

The Muslim community has rejected claims that some Australian clerics are secretly preaching jihad to youths. Still, two security experts remain adamant there's a covert recruitment drive in two of our major cities. Young students of the Koran in Melbourne and Sydney have become fresh targets of recruitment for Jihad. That's the claim of two noted security experts, one of them an Australian security advisor, the other a Singapore-based terrorism analyst. Dr Rohan Gunaratna's claiming a suicide attack could emerge within our own country, the expert warning: "We have seen a number of Australian clerics "preaching jihad and martyrdom." Senior Australian clerics are already rejecting claims of radical recruitment in Australia. Australian Imams decried extremism at their recent conference saying, "The Imams condemned all forms of terrorism, hatred and extremism "in the past and will continue to do so." The Federal Government We simply can condemn it theologically and morally

and explain to our communities why it is wrong - that's as far as we can go.

is keen to see radical pockets guided by moderate Muslims. Acknowledge where the problems are, deal with it, don't try and shy away from it. Sharon Marshall, Ten News. The Western Australian Government is standing firm in its rejection of a prisoner transfer request from an Aussie heroin trafficker in Thailand.

The State's Corrective Services Minister says Holly Deane-Johns's desire to return home to be closer to her boyfriend - Stephen Wallace - fellow drug trafficker

doesn't wash. a dating service for heroin dealers. Margaret Quirk says WA jails are not in the so-called 'Bangkok Hilton' Deane-Johns is serving a 31-year term to Australia in 2000. for trying to post 10 kilos of heroin Ellison Federal Justice Minister Chris supports her transfer application. investigating a deadly glider crash Air safety authorities are in southern New South Wales. near an airstrip at Lockhart, The fixed-wing craft came down its 48-year-old male pilot. near Wagga Wagga, killing

No-one else was injured. The accident comes less than a month son, Kalen, died in a glider crash after Neil Cocks and his 4-year-old in western Sydney.

for Steve Irwin's funeral No more tickets are available

at Australia Zoo. taking place on Wednesday funeral for Peter Brock, Meanwhile, ahead of tomorrow's state Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix mourners paid tribute at the at Victoria's Phillip Island. The King of the Mountain. A plaque unveiled to honour crash site in Gidgegannup, Hundreds also paid respect at the near Perth. Tony Blair The wife of British Prime Minister

for pretending to strike a teenager. is being questioned by police to child protection officers Cherie Blair was reported after she went to slap a 17-year-old. with the young man, Mrs Blair reportedly joked her head to make bunny ears. when he raised his hand behind

Cherie Blair says A prominent human rights lawyer, she was reported she doesn't understand why to investigate the incident. but police insist they have

After three challenging space walks left the International Space Station. 'Atlantis' astronauts have finally colleagues from the orbiting lab The astronauts hugged their back home. before beginning their journey In their 11 days there, installed solar wings the 'Atlantis' crew quarter of the space station's power. that will eventually generate a to Earth on Wednesday evening. The shuttle is scheduled to return Beijing Olympics say Organisers of the 2008 of their futuristic stadium, they've completed the steel structure 2.5 years ahead of the Games. more than 91,000 spectators Dubbed 'The Birds Nest' it will hold field events and the football final. for the opening ceremony, track and in the race for the AFL premiership There are just four teams left

no Victorian clubs are among them. and for the first time in history for the Western Bulldogs, It was also the end of an era to be knocked out. the last Melbourne-based side arrived back to reality The last Victorian hope a severe reality check. after being dealt

The 74-point capitulation had planned to end his career. not the way Rohan Smith Little bit disappointing

Eagles supporters gave me last night but the send-off that the West Coast was amazing. and all the Bulldogs supporters The support I had from my team-mates was terrific too. It was a pretty emotional night. For the second straight year in a preliminary final West Coast will play Adelaide

it will be on the Crows turf. but this time It is a lot of confidence for us this year. 'cause we have beaten them twice They're going to come out -

it could be out last game. it could be their last game, throwing everything at us. They're going to come out

is in doubt But star defender David Wirrpanda after suffering hamstring tightness. skipper Mark Ricciuto And Adelaide could welcome back with latest tests revealing dramatically from parvovirus. his inflamed liver has improved Kelli Underwood, Ten News. The Brisbane Broncos grand final appearance are just one win from their first since taking the title in 2000. believing their next game, Prop Petero Civoneciva against the Bulldogs, will be a battle of the forwards. The likes of the Willie Masons and the Mark O'Malleys wil be looking forward to taking us on and I know whichever pack can get the ascendency down in the middle ruck will certainly go a long way towards winning the match. St George Illawarra meets Melbourne in the other elimination final. Time to check finance now Another campaign is under way to stop the sale of Medibank Private. Family First senator Steve Fielding plans to distribute bumper stickers across the country urging the Government to keep the medical insurer. So the Government's call to sell Medibank Private to put downward pressure on premiums is absolute nonsense. The Government has deferred the sale because it wants to off-load the rest of Telstra first. Fresh hopes for a global trade pact

with the International Monetary Fund announcing a raft of changes over the weekend that could help restart the Doha round of talks. The fund's member nations look set to agree to the most radical reforms in the organisation's 60-year history, giving developing nation's a bigger voice. The latest discussions followed a round of talks by the G7 member nations that warned high oil prices still pose a threat to global economic growth. Let's take a look at the national weather: A look now at the stories making headlines across the country -

More news when the Early News returns.

This program is captioned live. Welcome back to Ten's Early News. This morning - Australian Muslims outraged by suggestions some clerics are covertly preaching martyrdom and jihad to followers. On the other side of the world, the Pope apologises for a speech linking Islam and violence. Claims Australia's work has been tarnished in Iraq with the release of photos of skylarking soldiers.

And in sport - West Coast confident ahead of Saturday's finals clash with Adelaide but a hamstring injury has David Wirrpanda in doubt to play.

What are Australian values? The Federal Government wants to know. It's one of the questions being asked as part of an overhaul of citizenship requirements. The Federal Government wants migrants to work harder for their citizenship

through a series of tests on our values, language and history.

TV AD: Becoming an Australian citizen is much more than a ceremony. A media campaign will ask Australians just how rigorous the testing needs to be. Ensure that people have earned the privilege of citizenship and that we are not throwing it away like confetti. The Government says the language requirement should be basic. New residency requirements will mean migrants have to wait up to four years

before they can apply for citizenship. DIDGERIDOO PLAYS Mr Robb distancing the citizenship issue from questions of national security.

This is not an anti-terrorism initiative. Migrants who pass the test phase would have to sign a commitment to Australian values. The public has two months to tell the Government just what those values are. Murray McCloskey, Ten News. Security experts are claiming that some Australian Muslim clerics are secretly preaching jihad to youths. A noted overseas terrorism expert has revealed allegations that some Imams are teaching radical principles in Melbourne and Sydney. The claim was backed by an Australian security expert who has warned the messages are covertly taught in Koran classes. Still, the nation's senior clerics are speaking out against the claims. And Australia's Imams condemned all radical activities

at a weekend national summit. Three days after making a controversial speech, Pope Benedict XVI has made a public apology for offending Muslims around the world. While some Islamic leaders have accepted the apology, others say it didn't go far enough. This is a Pope under intense scrutiny and behind this outwardly confident exterior, there is great concern. He knows his comments in Germany last week have plunged the Vatican into diplomatic crisis. The row has already forced two statements of regret. Now, a public apology. "I am deeply sorry" said the Pope "for the reactions in some countries to a few passages of my address "at the university of Ravensburg, "which were considered offensive to the sensibility of Muslims. "These, in fact, were a quotation from a medieval text "which in no way express my personal thoughts."

The crowds who came to applaud had braved not only a torrential downpour but also heightened security. There were police marksmen on the roof,

bottles of liquid were confiscated. group, says the government. There is a threat from an Islamic Italy is on high alert. This apology may stop the protests but there'd be many who will forever associate this Pope with the comments he made in Germany. In some quarters, Pope Benedict has been accused of pushing the West's agenda and it's that perception that could cause lasting damage to Muslim and Vatican relations. Four members of a family are fighting for their lives in a Brisbane hospital, after a fatal crash in south-east Queensland. The car the man, woman and two children were travelling in collided with another vehicle on the D'Aguilar Highway, near Kingaroy last night.

The driver of that car was killed instantly. A 21-year-old man will face court today over the bashing of a commuter on a Melbourne train. Security cameras captured the victim being hit in the head several times with a bottle. He was dragged from his seat and bashed again before running to a different carriage. The 20-year-old then threw himself from the train to escape. He remains in hospital in a serious condition. The Army's Top Brass says Australia's work in Iraq has been tarnished thanks to the soldiers who made a damning video. Filmed from 2003 to 2005, one video features a soldier demonstrating his quick draw ability, another shows a serviceman holding a gun to the head of another Australian soldier in Arab dress. I'm extremely disappointed that some very unprofessional, immature and silly soldiers have put these images out there. The images have been removed from the Internet. The Defence Force is investigating.

Reports an Australian has been injured in the bomb attacks in troubled southern Thailand are false. The Federal Government says as far as it knows, no Australians have been killed or hospitalised from the attacks which tore apart a popular tourist area at the weekend. Four people were killed and dozens wounded in the explosions. The Department of Foreign Affairs is advising Australians to reconsider any travel plans to the region. At least five people are dead and more than 100 seriously injured as typhoon Shanshan continues to batter south-west Japan. Heavy rains and winds of up to 160km/h have derailed an express train, grounded around 300 flights and forced thousands of people to take refuge in special shelters. The typhoon is expected to hit the north-east of the country later this morning.

The first woman to go into space as a tourist is preparing for blast off. But it doesn't come cheap, the American entrepreneur is paying $25 million for the Russian rocket to take her on a holiday of a lifetime. For as long as she can remember this woman has dreamt of travelling into space Now, she's about to have her chance. On the outskirts of Moscow, she's been getting used to the vacuum-packed food she'll be enjoying during the 10-day trip. It's hardly the fine dining you'd expect when you pay $20 million

for the experience. She only discovered three weeks ago she'd be flying. Another space tourist was disqualified because he wasn't fit enough. She's grabbing this opportunity of a lifetime. Just make sure that you enjoy every moment of it

and take in every breath and just remember the experience and try to cherish every moment of the experience. She knows she's making history - the first woman to go into space as a tourist. The Russian capsule will dock with the International Space Station. She says she hopes others will see her as a role model, aspiring young women to try to achieve the seemingly impossible.

inspiring young women to try The Russians insist this isn't just about earning money for their missions, it also helps to generate publicity and enthusiasm for space exploration. West Coast will sweat on the fitness of star defender David Wirrpanda ahead of Saturday's preliminary final against Adelaide. Wirrpanda suffered hamstring tightness during the Eagles win over the Bulldogs.

For the second straight year, they'll play Adelaide for a spot in the Grand Final. It is a lot of confidence for us 'cause we have beaten them twice this year. They're going to come out - it could be their last game, it could be our last game. They're going to come out throwing everything at us. The Crows could regain skipper Mark Ricciuto, with tests revealing his inflamed liver has improved dramatically from parvovirus. The Brisbane Broncos have refused to extinguish claims

that coach Wayne Bennett agreed to join the Sydney Roosters 6 weeks ago only to make a late withdrawal from the deal. The Roosters' home turf of Bondi overrun by Broncos, minus coach Wayne Bennett. Saturday's win over Newcastle coming just days after Bennett supposedly turned down the tricolours job to continue his tenure at Brisbane. Former Roosters coach Phil Gould claiming Bennett was primed to take over in Sydney.

My understanding of the situation is Wayne Bennett agreed to join the Roosters some six weeks ago and, in agreeing to coach the Roosters, even suggested Ricky Stuart be told straight away. The Broncos' 8-try trouncing of the Knights meaning only the Bulldogs stand in their way from their first grand final since taking the title in 2000. The likes of Willie Masons or Mark O'Meleys will be looking forward to taking us on. I know whichever pack can get that ascendency

down the middle of the ruck will certainly go a long way towards winning the match. Andrew Brown, Ten News. Runner Craig Mottram has created his history with this morning's World Cup win in Greece. Mottram became the first Aussie to successfully defended a World Cup title, easily winning the 3,000 metres event in Athens. His time a personal best and championship record. In other sports - Australia went down to Germany in the hockey World Cup final

despite holding a 3-1 second half lead. The Germans scored three quick goals going on to win 4-3. Up to three million Australians are missing out on all of their superannuation.

Changing jobs four times in the past six years academic doctor Keith Gilbert has lost track of his super funds along the way. I'd left the university after one year. I had no idea that I'd still left the super funds there. A financial advisor finally consolidating his five funds into one account. The fund was found

and it was a great surprise to know that you had extra money over and above what you actually thought. Many employees are unaware of their hidden treasures but help is not far away. You can contact the Australian Taxation Office, either by telephone or through their website to obtain your superannuation lost dollars or if you can remember the superannuation fund, you can contact them yourself directly. Up to 3 million Australians are believed to have unclaimed super potentially costing them tens of thousands of dollars each year. Having multiple super funds also reduces the overall returns through extra fees. If you don't know your financial situation you can't plan ahead, so it's a good idea to find out how much super you've got and the only way to do that is add them all up. As part of this year's budget, the ATO has pledged to help in the hunt. The ATO will be writing to individuals who've lost their super

and asking them if they would like the Tax Office to help consolidate and that's a really big plus. You'd be really surprised as to how much money you've got out there. Rakhal Ebeli, Ten News. A final check on the markets - US stocks ended higher and are now within striking distance of hitting record highs.

Let's take a look at the national weather:

Let's take a look at the day ahead:

A quick recap of the morning's top stories - the Defence Force investigates damaging photographs of our soldiers serving in Iraq. A leading terror expert claims Muslim clerics are secretly teaching Jihad - a claim the Islamic community denies. And the Pope apologises for comments he made, sparking widespread anger across the Muslim world. That's it for Ten Early News.

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