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coming to you from Melbourne This is Ten's Early News its final respects as Australia prepares to pay to motor racing legend Peter Brock. Our top stories this morning - military casualty in Iraq the mother of Australia's first accuses the Army of a cover-up. Goodbye to a legend - with full state honours Brocky's Melbourne funeral and a final ride in a Holden. Al-Qa'ida warns the Pope until Islam rules the world. the Holy War won't stop And in sport - one-day loss to the West Indies Australia ducking for cover in their in Malaysia. the national weather: Let's take a look at

of the finance Now time for our first check and good morning Jacinta Hocking. Good morning, Bill. and trading volumes are fairly light Wall Street is lower this morning as investors await the Federal Reserve's rate decision

later this week. sworn in. The new Reserve Bank Governor Bill. I'll have those details shortly, The wife of Private Jake Kovco statement to the military inquiry is bracing to deliver a personal into her husband's death. draws to a close, As the investigation the Australian Army Private Kovco's mother has accused of a major cover up. into Private Jake Kovco's death Ten weeks into the military inquiry at the Australian Army his mother has lashed out a major cover up. convinced there's been Without doubt. I certainly do. Yes. Mrs Kovco's bracing for the inquiry into her son's death to return an open finding may not even rule out and that investigators in Baghdad, that he died by his own hand he did not commit suicide. though she's convinced for the Army. I just find this is face-saving This is not about my son's death. Federal Government has done enough The family is simply praying the of the shocking bungle to prevent a repeat remains returned to the Kovcos. which saw the wrong serviceman's their procedures Hopefully, they can fix up has to go through this again. so that no other family for a battle Mrs Kovco steeling herself even after the investigation ends. I will fight for my son forever. as long as it takes. I will fight for the truth this week. The inquiry is expected to close Sharon Marshall, Ten News. to protect Iraqi civilians Claims Australian forces may have amateur videos made by our troops. who appeared in controversial mucking around The footage of Aussie soldiers while on assignment in Iraq film competition was shot as part of an unofficial and posted on the website 'youtube'.

the safety of any locals The Defence Force says it will ensure by appearing in the videos, who may be compromised could face the sack. and those involved The images may be examined of Private Jake Kovco. by the inquiry into the death

has been charged A 35-year-old Gold Coast woman

of a 3-year-old girl. following the death in this half-way house at Nerang The toddler's body was found informed a neighbour. after the girl's mother had suffered extensive bruising Detectives say the little girl and injuries to her face and chest. is being carried out today. A post-mortem to Community Service workers. The child was apparently known The woman will face court later today the necessities of life. charged with failing to provide motor racing legend Peter Brock. Australia will today bid farewell for the King of the Mountain A state funeral is being held Church in Melbourne from 11:00am. at St Paul's Anglican Cathedral the city's streets Hundreds of fans are expected to line final journey in a Holden. for the nine-time Bathurst's winner's the number plates Brocky. His hearse will bear with an Australian flag. His coffin will be draped be held for the famous 05 at Sandown A public memorial service will also this Friday. will also be farewelled today And the King of Tonga in the Tongan capital. at a state funeral in an Auckland hospital The king died last week after suffering a long illness. four decades. He'd ruled for more than Governor General Michael Jeffrey A number of dignitaries including our

Helen Clark and New Zealand Prime Minister the service to pay their respects. will be among those attending has descended into a tabloid scandal. New Zealand politics of a rumour mill out of control. PM Helen Clark the latest victim When it comes to political scandal, are in a league of their own. it seems the New Zealanders to deny claims Prime Minister Helen Clark forced seen here with another man, her husband, Peter Davis,

is in fact gay.

Helen Clark now blaming the rumours involving her political opponents. on a conspiracy doing this to call their dogs off The challenge is to those who are and have my husband defamed. because I'm not prepared to stand by they also know how to dish the dirt, The PM's own frontbenchers have shown lifting the lid with Labour MP Trevor Mallard is seeing another woman. on rumours National leader Don Brash Talking of affairs... Mr Brash is married business identity Diane Foreman. so is his alleged mistress, about mud-slinging are a ploy. He says Helen Clark's complaints to divert attention from the fact She's just trying desperately lives of National Party MPs. Labour's been attacking the private Murray McCloskey, Ten News. a startling warning to the Pope. Al-Qa'ida in Iraq have posted said the West was doomed An Internet statement until Islam dominates the world. and that a Holy War would continue Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's Supreme leader, has also expressed deep regret controversial speech about Islam. over Pope Benedict XVI's Despite the Pope's public apology, will widen the divide the Ayatollah said his comments

and Muslim nations. between the Christian workers in Washington DC overnight. A security scare for government into a barricade A man crashing his car outside the Capitol building and inside the building. before running past security officers was armed with a gun It's believed the man forcing the complex to be locked down while police searched the building. The man was found in the basement and taken to hospital after reportedly suffering a seizure. Mike Hussey's century-making debut as Australian captain was overshadowed by a nail-biting victory to the West Indies in the Malaysian Tri-Series overnight. Chasing 273 for victory the Windies survived some late wobbles to win by three wickets. Elevated to the captaincy for the first time, Mike Hussey came to the rescue. COMMENTATOR: Hussey has put together over to the captain's knockout already. Australia 5/104 until Hussey and Brad Haddin turned the tide. This has gone many a mile.

They added 166 for the sixth wicket setting the West Indies 273 for victory. The chase starting without luck. In clear daylight between bat and ball. The Windies needed something special from Brian Lara. This, a good sign. Beautiful! Chris Gayle punishing Stuart Clark. His third over costing him 21 and almost his life. It nearly took his head off! His second spell just as expensive. 87 from his seven overs. The breakthrough coming with the return of Watson. In the air and out. And with that it went from a chart-topping double act to a one-man band. Lara producing all the hits until he fell in bizarre circumstances. Yes, off the back of tee bat. A late collapse but Dwayne Bravo saw them home and straight through to the final. Paul Cochrane, Ten News. Adelaide skipper Mark Riccuito is back training only weeks after contracting the debilitating parvo virus. He remains a long shot to play West Coast on Saturday, but is on track for the grand final after recovering from the virus. It's been very frustrating. The doctor said I had more chance of winning Cross Lotto than getting what I did, and I didn't win Cross Lotto either, so it's been a bad couple of weeks. And Eagle Quinten Lynch will play on the weekend despite injuring his hand during at training. NRL - and powerhouse Bulldogs prop, Roy Asotasi will visit a specialist today, looking to receive the all-clear on his injured left knee. Asotasi hopes to return a week earlier than expected, with the Bulldogs playing Brisbane this weekend for a spot in the grand final. It's hard to watch from the sidelines. I would definitely like to be involved, to get at least one game under my belt if the boys make it to the grand final. A nervous wait too for the Dragons - they'll wait all week on Mark Gasnier's abdominal strain. Time for more finance news now and Jacinta, a changing of the guard at the Reserve Bank? Yes, Bill. The former deputy governor of the Reserve Bank, Glenn Stevens has officially taken the reigns from outgoing chief Ian MacFarlane. He was sworn in yesterday and will serve as Governor for the next seven years. In a meeting with Treasurer Peter Costello, Mr Stevens agreed to maintain the bank's target range for inflation of between 2% and 3%. Economists say Mr Stevens is taking over at a good time

with oil prices falling and US growth slowing, there may not be the need to raise interest rates further in the near future. And in some good news for property investors, rents are likely to continue rising sharply in the coming year if rates remain unchanged.

Investment bank Citigroup is tipping no change to rates for the rest of this year and that's likely to flow through to the rental market. With rates not low enough to create a property buying bonanza, rental property supply won't be able to keep up with demand. This will push rents up sharply in most capital cities at a rate much faster than inflation. Citigroup says it's also likely house prices will remain flat for some time but shouldn't fall any further. And Bill, a bit later in the bulletin what the Government's trying to do to tackle the skills shortage. Let's take a look at the national weather: Now for a look at Tuesday's newspapers - Melbourne's Herald Sun says many of the state's schools are taking out intervention orders

to protect teachers from abusive parents. And in 'The Australian' the Taliban says hundreds of suicide bombers are ready to strike NATO forces in Afghanistan including at least 400 Australian soldiers. When Ten's Early New continues - Australia pays tribute to racing car legend Peter Brock. That's next.

This program is captioned live. Welcome back to Ten's Early News. This morning's top stories - thanks for the memories. Thousands to farewell Aussie racing icon Peter Brock at his state funeral in Melbourne. Army anger - the mother of Private Jake Kovco's blames the military for his death saying he'd never take his own life. Indonesia dubbed a drugs gateway to Australia as six condemned Bali Nine drug members edge closer to death. And a noxious vapour sparks an emergency alert on board the International Space Station. Time for another check of the markets now and Jacinta, how did Wall Street perform? Thanks, Bill. It was a pretty lacklustre session on Wall Street with trading volumes pretty light.

What the Prime Minister wants to do to tackle the skills shortage. Those details in a few minutes, Bill.

Today the nation will stop to remember racing car legend Peter Brock who will be farewelled at a state funeral in Melbourne. Ten reporter Nicole Strahan joins me now from St Paul's Anglican Cathedral in Melbourne where in just a few hours the funeral will get under way. Nicole, what's expected at this morning's service?

The sewers will begin at 11 this

The sewers will begin at 11 this

morning they are expected to be many

tributes to Peter Brock including

from a former Collingwood football

player. Pibroch was on the board of

the Collingwood football club.

Expected to be many racing identities

among the mourners at the Cathedral among the mourners at the Cathedral

today. Other dignitaries will include

the premier of Victoria at as well as

the opposition leader. John Howard is

not expected to attend at this stage

there will be represented by other

federal MPs at the service. From a

family of Peter Brooke we will hear

tribute us including his daughter.

Among the

Among the mourners will be his former

partner Dave Brock and Julie Bamford.

The one not take part in The one not take part in the formal proceedings of the service but Wall

be attending the service. The be attending the service. The Church

sees over a 1000 people. We sees over a 1000 people. We expect

more than that. We will the first

more than that. We will the first

and? There is about 300 people can

stand inside the cathedral but stand inside the cathedral but there

are many fans who will want to are many fans who will want to pay

their respects. It is expected as

many as 5000 people many as 5000 people will line the streets around the St Paul's

Cathedral to hear the service and Cathedral to hear the service and pay

their respects. It is expected to be

a lot of congestion around the city

streets from. 11 o'clock this

The PM will be among those attending tomorrow morning's memorial service for Steve Irwin. More than 5000 ticket-holders will attend the tribute from 9:00am

at Australia Zoo on the Sunshine Coast. Millions more around the world are expected to watch live television coverage. The Crocodile Hunter's friends are asking fans without tickets to stay away to avoid a massive traffic jam and make the day easier for widow Terri and her children.

The mother of Private Jake Kovco has launched a stinging attack on the Australian Army convinced there's been a cover up over her son's death. Just days before the military inquiry ends its public hearings, Judy Kovco has lashed out saying she's convinced that her son's death is at the centre of a military cover up. Mrs Kovco is steeling herself for investigators to make an open finding about the 25-year-old's death.

She's vowed she will fight on to discover the truth about his shooting. Besieged wheat exporter AWB has lost its bid to conceal documents linked to the Iraq kickbacks scandal. A federal court judge has ordered 700 documents,

relating the exporter's internal reviews of the scandal,

be handed over to the inquiry. Justice Neil Young says the documents show some of the company's deals were improper.

He's made a preliminary finding that AWB executives committed fraud against the United Nations. The Cole Inquiry may now be delayed. There's renewed calls to make preschool compulsory. Federal Education Minister Julie Bishop says a consistent approach is needed across the country. Her comments follow the release of a damning report into Australia's preschool system.

The OECD document claims the sector is severely under-funded in comparison with other countries. Ms Bishop acknowledges preschool education and that compulsory programs could cost money but she would like to help revamp it. Indonesia has been dubiously labelled a gateway to Australia for the supply of illicit drugs. It comes as the ringleader of the Bali Nine edges closer to the firing squad.

Moved to the wing where the Bali bombers were. Andrew Chan was condemned to death earlier this year

for his role in the heroin smuggling operation. And now, the first step in that process.

The Kerobokan prison chief confirming Chan has been pulled from the main prison population and moved to a different wing. The other ring leader, Myuran Sukumaran, is expected to follow

along with the four other Bali Nine inmates sentenced to face the firing squad - Matthew Norman, Scott Rush, Tan Duc Nguyen, and Si Yi Chen. Inside the jail, Muslim prisoners and visitors joined in song in the lead-up to their religious fasting holiday of Ramadan. But the Bali Nine have little to celebrate. The wing Chan is heading to

was recently vacated by the three 2002 Bali bombers including the so-called Smiling Assassin, Amrozi. Meanwhile, a report has revealed Indonesia as a major gateway for drugs into Australia.

The National Council of Drugs claiming its remote coastline appeals to smugglers with reports cocaine is often brought into Australia via Bali.

Mignon Henne, Ten News. Australia has come under heavy fire A noxious vapour has sparked an emergency alert on board the International Space Station. The crew pulled the alarm and put on protective gear

after smelling the foul odour, which was coming from an oxygen vent. We have shut down the electron and cleaned up the spill. The situation is now stabilised. NASA scientists believe it was potassium hydroxide that filled the orbiting lab.

The Spanish Fashion Week has sent shockwaves through the modelling world after banning five women from the catwalk for being too skinny. Of 68 models who were evaluated by doctors, five failed to meet new criteria measuring body mass and height ratio. Organisers made the decision to reject overly skinny girls

earlier this month because they want to project an image of beauty, elegance and health. Mike Hussey's had a bittersweet introduction to the Australian cricket captaincy with his team losing to the West Indies in the Malaysian Tri-Series overnight. Earlier, Hussey rescued the Aussies with his first one-day century but his counterpart Brian Lara responded with a signature 87

to steer the Windies towards victory. The game turned when Lara was out in bizarre circumstances but young all-rounder Dwayne Bravo guided them home by three wickets. Adelaide skipper Mark Ricciuto is back training only weeks after suffering from the debilitating parvo virus and he says he'll play on grand final day should the Crows make it.

Mark Ricciuto was a sight for sore Crows's eyes training again after contracting parvo virus

in a bold bid to be fit for his team's run to the flag. I'm feeling very well. I got the all-clear Friday to start training. New Eagles cult hero Quinten Lynch

sent a scare through the West Coast camp

when he injured his hand during a light session. Just copped the footy on the thumb - no dramas there. It's OK? Yeah, sweet. Relief for Fremantle,

with Josh Carr given the all-clear over this clash with James Macdonald because of inconclusive evidence. Collingwood's Alan Didak will have a knee reconstruction today with the Magpies hopeful he'll be fit to play early next year. And after being part of the review process at Geelong, David Parkin has been forced to deny reports that he told a weekend breakfast in Hobart that coach Mark Thompson is set to be sacked. I think I jokingly said I wouldn't want to be in Bomber Thompson's shoes.

I was really exactly the other way around.

I was really being supportive of the coach, because I've been down that road three or four times myself. Ian Cohen, Ten News. To NRL - and a boost for Melbourne with Greg Inglis declaring himself .5a certain starter for Saturday night's grand final qualifier against St George Illawarra.

The news might not be so good for the Dragons centre Mark Gasnier. He will be given all week to recover from his abdominal strain.

Probably Saturday, we'll give him every opportunity to play but he's by no means 100% of playing, he's probably 50-50. Try-scoring machine Inglis is returning from an Achilles' injury. Another twist in the trial against Steve Vizard's former bookkeepers.

Jacinta joins us now with more.

Yes, Bill. A suicide attempt by Steve Vizard's former bookkeeper

has stalled the $3 million lawsuit. Roy Hilliard's lawyer told a Melbourne Supreme Court judge his client was safe in hospital after attempting to take his own life. He's in a stable condition in hospital under good medical care. REPORTER: Is he coherent? He's coherent. He's well. Mr Hilliard admitted himself for treatment last Thursday after failing to appear in court.

Westpac is suing him over money Vizard claims the former accountant stole from his accounts. And the PM wants to tackle the nation's skills shortage by re-training the existing workforce. Mr Howard says changes are needed to education and training policies particularly at a state level. Well, the State Governments have essentially run the TAFE system

and they run the schools, and major reforms in these areas can only be carried out by State Governments. 10 years on, it's too late now for him to be saying that he is part of the solution. John Howard on skills is the problem. The Government wants to raise apprenticeship completion rates and foster school-based apprenticeships. And coming up - golden parachute for the former boss of the Commonwealth Bank.

I'll have the numbers soon, Bill. Let's take a look at the national weather: The mother of Private Jake Kovco says the Army tried to cover up her son's death. What she's had to say when the Early News comes back.

We started playing cricket, and I hit the ball so high that Uncle Mark, he forgot where he was going, he tried to catch the ball... (Coughs) ..and landed face-first in the mud. It was so funny, Dad. You should've been there.

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This program is captioned live. Welcome back to Ten's Early News coming to you from Melbourne.

Our top stories this morning -

the mother of Australia's first military casualty in Iraq accuses the Army of a cover-up.

Goodbye to a legend - Brocky's Melbourne funeral with full state honours and a final ride in a Holden. Al-Qa'ida warns the Pope the Holy War won't stop until Islam rules the world. And in sport - Australia ducking for cover in their one-day loss to the West Indies in Malaysia.

Let's take a look at the national weather: Now time for a check of the finance. Wall Street is lower this morning and trading volumes are fairly light as investors await the Federal Reserve's rate decision later this week.

I'll have more finance news shortly, Bill. The wife of Private Jake Kovco is bracing to deliver a personal statement to the military inquiry into her husband's death. As the investigation draws to a close, Private Kovco's mother has accused the Australian Army

of a major cover up. Ten weeks into the military inquiry into Private Jake Kovco's death his mother has lashed out at the Australian Army convinced there's been a major cover up. I certainly do. Yes. Without doubt.

Mrs Kovco's bracing for the inquiry to return an open finding into her son's death and that investigators may not even rule out

that he died by his own hand in Baghdad,

though she's convinced he did not commit suicide.

I just find this is face-saving for the Army. This is not about my son's death. The family is simply praying the Federal Government has done enough to prevent a repeat of the shocking bungle which saw the wrong serviceman's remains returned to the Kovcos.

Hopefully, they can fix up their procedures so that no other family has to go through this again. Mrs Kovco steeling herself for a battle even after the investigation ends. I will fight for my son forever. I will fight for the truth as long as it takes. The inquiry is expected to close this week. Sharon Marshall, Ten News.

Australia will today bid farewell to motor racing legend Peter Brock. A state funeral is being held for the King of the Mountain at St Paul's Anglican Cathedral Church in Melbourne from 11:00am. Hundreds of fans are expected to line the city's streets for the nine-time Bathurst's winner's final journey in a Holden. His hearse will bear the number plates Brocky. His coffin will be draped with an Australian flag.

A public memorial service will also be held for the famous 05 at Sandown this Friday. A 35-year-old Gold Coast woman has been charged following the death of a 3-year-old girl. The toddler's body was found in this half-way house at Nerang after the girl's mother informed a neighbour. Detectives say the little girl had suffered extensive bruising and injuries to her face and chest. A post-mortem is being carried out today. The child was apparently known to Community Service workers.

The woman will face court later today the necessities of life. charged with failing to provide has been dropped A sexual assault complaint Daryn Cresswell. against former AFL star According to Queensland police - her complaint. his female accuser has withdrawn woman outside a Brisbane bar It was alleged Cresswell met the before sexually assaulting her. followed her to a Hotel room last week,

The 35-year-old former Swan innocence to police from the outset. is said to have maintained his has descended into a tabloid scandal. New Zealand politics of a rumour mill out of control. PM Helen Clark the latest victim When it comes to political scandal, are in a league of their own. it seems the New Zealanders

Australia has come under heavy fire its peacekeeping mission for the way it's conducted in the Solomon Islands.

Manasseh Sogavare The country's Prime Minister bullying tactics has accused troops of using a former federal court judge a day after removing as head of the inquiry into riots in the capital Honiara. Sydney-based Marcus Einfeld claims from the position he'd already decided to stand down

Australia and the Solomons. because of the tensions between

a startling warning to the Pope. Al-Qa'ida in Iraq have posted said the West was doomed An Internet statement until Islam dominates the world. and that a Holy War would continue

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, has also expressed deep regret controversial speech about Islam. over Pope Benedict XVI's

Despite the Pope's public apology, will widen the divide the Ayatollah said his comments and Muslim nations. between the Christian in three separate attacks Suicide bombers have killed 17 people in Afghanistan. troops in the Kandahar province, The first explosion targeted NATO and injuring scores of civilians. killing four Canadian soldiers

as Australian captain Mike Hussey's century-making debut victory to the West Indies was overshadowed by a nail-biting overnight. in the Malaysian Tri-Series Chasing 273 for victory wobbles to win by three wickets. the Windies survived some late for the first time, Elevated to the captaincy Mike Hussey came to the rescue. COMMENTATOR: Hussey has put together

already. over to the captain's knockout and Brad Haddin turned the tide. Australia 5/104 until Hussey This has gone many a mile. They added 166 for the sixth wicket 273 for victory. setting the West Indies The chase starting without luck.

and ball. In clear daylight between bat from Brian Lara. The Windies needed something special This, a good sign.

Beautiful! Chris Gayle punishing Stuart Clark. and almost his life. His third over costing him 21 It nearly took his head off! His second spell just as expensive. 87 from his seven overs. the return of Watson. The breakthrough coming with In the air and out. a chart-topping double act And with that it went from to a one-man band. Lara producing all the hits circumstances. until he fell in bizarre

Yes, off the back of the bat. but Dwayne Bravo saw them home A late collapse and straight through to the final. Paul Cochrane, Ten News. is back training Adelaide skipper Mark Riccuito

the debilitating parvo virus. only weeks after contracting to play West Coast on Saturday, He remains a long shot after recovering from the virus. but is on track for the grand final

It's been very frustrating. The doctor said I had more chance than getting what I did, of winning Cross Lotto so it's been a bad couple of weeks. and I didn't win Cross Lotto either, will play on the weekend And Eagle Quinten Lynch during at training. despite injuring his hand Roy Asotasi NRL - and powerhouse Bulldogs prop, will visit a specialist today,

on his injured left knee. looking to receive the all-clear a week earlier than expected, Asotasi hopes to return this weekend with the Bulldogs playing Brisbane for a spot in the grand final. from the sidelines. It's hard to watch like to be involved, I would definitely under my belt to get at least one game to the grand final. if the boys make it A nervous wait too for the Dragons - Gasnier's abdominal strain. they'll wait all week on Mark

Time for more finance news now. the Commonwealth Bank David Murray It's been revealed the former boss of with an $8 million payout. left last year In the company's annual report $7.7 million it shows Mr Murray took home but did walk away worth of long term incentives. from more than $3 million dollars

was paid $4.1 million New boss Ralph Norris for this first year in the top job. growth for this year The bank is forecasting good profit remain unchanged. so long as trading conditions Now let's take a brief look making business news: at some of the other stories

to its management And Coles Myer has taken the axe in a bid to save $100 million. slashing jobs

general managers have gone Eight of the company's 12 marketing and the retailer says staff in head office roles. it will be looking at other senior the national weather: Let's take a look at

at Tuesday's newspapers - Now for a look

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This program is captioned live. Welcome back to Ten's Early News. This morning's top stories - thanks for the memories.

Thousands to farewell Aussie racing icon Peter Brock at his state funeral in Melbourne. Army anger - the mother of Private Jake Kovco's blames the military for his death saying he'd never take his own life.

Indonesia dubbed a drugs gateway to Australia as six condemned Bali Nine drug members edge closer to death. And a noxious vapour sparks an emergency alert on board the International Space Station. Today the nation will stop to remember racing car legend

Peter Brock who will be farewelled at a state funeral in Melbourne. Ten reporter Nicole Strahan joins me now from St Paul's Anglican Cathedral in Melbourne where in just a few hours the funeral will get under way. Nicole, what's expected at this morning's service? streets from. 11 o'clock this morning. The coffin of Peter will be

carried if in a Holden it was

apparently donated by a fan for the

purpose. It will carry the original

Peter Brock number plate. Peter Brock number plate. The

Australian flag will be draped over

the coffin. Thousands of mourners are

expected to gather around the

cathedral and seating is limited

insight? This is right.

insight? This is right. Seating is

limited to just over a 1000 people

but thousands of fans though expected

to line the streets of the cathedral.

There would be any road closures

except for the when the hearse is except for the when the hearse

leaving the cathedral for leaving the cathedral for at 1 leaving the cathedral for at

o'clock this afternoon. They could be o'clock this afternoon. They could

as many as 5000 fans around the

cathedral to pay their respects to

Peter Brooke. tomorrow morning's memorial service The PM will be among those attending for Steve Irwin. will attend the tribute from 9:00am More than 5000 ticket-holders on the Sunshine Coast. at Australia Zoo Millions more around the world coverage. are expected to watch live television The Crocodile Hunter's friends are asking fans without tickets to stay away to avoid a massive traffic jam

and make the day easier for widow Terri and her children. The mother of Private Jake Kovco

has launched a stinging attack on the Australian Army convinced there's been a cover up over her son's death. Just days before the military inquiry ends its public hearings, Judy Kovco has lashed out saying she's convinced that her son's death is at the centre of a military cover up. Mrs Kovco is steeling herself for investigators to make an open finding about the 25-year-old's death. She's vowed she will fight on to discover the truth about his shooting. Besieged wheat exporter AWB has lost its bid to conceal documents

linked to the Iraq kickbacks scandal. A federal court judge has ordered 700 documents, relating the exporter's internal reviews of the scandal, be handed over to the inquiry. Justice Neil Young says the documents show some of the company's deals were improper. He's made a preliminary finding

that AWB executives committed fraud against the United Nations. The Cole Inquiry may now be delayed. Indonesia has been dubiously labelled a gateway to Australia for the supply of illicit drugs. It comes as the ringleader of the Bali Nine edges closer to the firing squad. Moved to the wing where the Bali bombers were. Andrew Chan was condemned to death earlier this year for his role in the heroin smuggling operation. And now, the first step in that process. The Kerobokan prison chief confirming Chan has been pulled from the main prison population and moved to a different wing. The other ring leader, Myuran Sukumaran, is expected to follow along with the four other Bali Nine inmates sentenced to face the firing squad -

Matthew Norman, Scott Rush, Tan Duc Nguyen, and Si Yi Chen. Inside the jail, Muslim prisoners and visitors joined in song in the lead-up to their religious fasting holiday of Ramadan. But the Bali Nine have little to celebrate. The wing Chan is heading to was recently vacated by the three 2002 Bali bombers including the so-called Smiling Assassin, Amrozi. Meanwhile, a report has revealed Indonesia as a major gateway for drugs into Australia. The National Council of Drugs claiming its remote coastline appeals to smugglers with reports cocaine is often brought into Australia via Bali.

Mignon Henne, Ten News. Political mud-slinging has left New Zealand politics at a low ebb. Prime Minister Helen Clark is fending off claims her husband is gay - she says the religious right is running a smear campaign. The issue here is that people have spread baseless rumours, slander and lies. Her political opponent Don Brash hasn't escaped the rumour mill,

accused of having an affair with a business woman. A noxious vapour has sparked an emergency alert on board the International Space Station. The crew pulled the alarm and put on protective gear after smelling the foul odour, which was coming from an oxygen vent. We have shut down the electron and cleaned up the spill. The situation is now stabilised. NASA scientists believe it was potassium hydroxide that filled the orbiting lab. An unexpected breakthrough for a team of marine scientists who say they've discovered a shark that walks on the bottom of the seabed. The amazing new fish is among 52 new species discovered in waters off Indonesia's Papua province. Dubbed Asia's Coral Triangle, the area stretches 180,000 square kilometres

and is home to 1,200 species of fish and almost 600 species of reef-building coral. Soccer superstar David Beckham has spoken out for the first time since resigning as England's captain. The 31-year-old says he was shocked at being axed from England's post World Cup Squad.

But says he's determined to fight his way back. When he's not playing football, he's writing books. David Beckham has launched yet another but then, he's a man with more time on his hands these days. Reduced to tears as England went out in the World Cup to Portugal, he wasn't to know at the time that he was going to be dropped by the new manager, Steve McLaren. Now he accepts that the goal he scored earlier in the tournament against Ecuador is likely to be his last for his country.

Of course I want to play for England again. You know, there's no hiding that. Will you, do you think? Um, I've said a few times in the last few days, if I was a betting man, then I wouldn't be on it but that's one of the reasons why I didn't retire because I want to play for them again. If this is to be the end to his international career, how would he liked to be remembered? I think passion, I think I've worked hard to get where I've got and I think I'm very privileged to have kids turn around and say they want to be like me and they want to wear my shirts and they want to wear my boots and that's, for me, the biggest honour I could ever be given.

Last night he ran the full length of the pitch to score for Real Madrid. The message from David Beckham is clear - his career is far from over. Mike Hussey's had a bittersweet introduction

to the Australian cricket captaincy with his team losing to the West Indies in the Malaysian Tri-Series overnight. Earlier, Hussey rescued the Aussies with his first one-day century but his counterpart Brian Lara responded with a signature 87 to steer the Windies towards victory. The game turned when Lara was out in bizarre circumstances but young all-rounder Dwayne Bravo guided them home by three wickets.

To NRL - and a boost for Melbourne with Greg Inglis declaring himself a certain starter for Saturday night's grand final qualifier against St George Illawarra. The news might not be so good for the Dragons' Mark Gasnier. Twice losers to Melbourne this year,

St George Illawarra are willing to wait all week on star centre Mark Gasnier's abdominal strain. Probably Saturday, we'll give him every opportunity to play

but he's by no means 100% of playing, he's probably 50-50. Returning from an Achilles injury, teenage try-machine Greg Inglis adds another weapon to the Storm's formidable attack. I feel fantastic actually. Three training runs underneath my belt now so, I'm looking forward to this weekend. Aiming to put regular season form behind them, the Bulldogs are trying to forget being twice humbled by the Broncos

this year. I think that's the best way is to just put it out of your mind. What happened from rounds 1 to 26 doesn't really count for much. They'll find out today if Roy Asotasi's knee rehabilitation is ahead of schedule, a specialist will determine if the prop is OK to play this weekend. Anthony Goodridge, Ten News. Adelaide skipper Mark Riccuito is back training only weeks after contracting the debilitating parvo virus. He remains a long-shot to play West Coast on Saturday but is on track for the grand final after recovering from the virus. It's been very frustrating. The doctor said I had more chance of winning Cross Lotto than getting what I did, and I didn't win Cross Lotto either, so it's been a bad couple of weeks. And Eagle Quinten Lynch will play on the weekend despite injuring his hand at training. Jacinta joins us now with more finance news. An elderly Sydney couple could lose their family home after being stung by a loan scam. They're now warning others to be wary of what appears to be a serial offender. Richard and Patricia Maynard in their home of 30 years. It was paid off, but now the pensioners face losing it after being enticed into a dodgy loan deal. It sounded too easy, I suppose, now when you think back. In hindsight, we should have been suspect, because big deals like that have big risks. Using their equity they were convinced to borrow $960,000. It was to be invested, giving them a high return that would fund the mortgage and provide retirement income, but the money disappeared and with it, everything they had.

Yes. Minus $1.14m in the red. Minus the deeds of our house. The corporate regulator ASIC has refused to confirm if it's investigating, but Democrats senator Andrew Murray says tougher legislation is now critical. The only person who loses out is the victim and they're targeted. You can't believe that they would advance that type of mortgage to a man at 72 and a woman of 65 - a 25-year mortgage.

I'd have been paying it from heaven, if that's where I'm going. The Maynards admit they were naive but say this fraud shouldn't cost them their home. Eddy Meyer, Ten News. A final check of the markets. It was a pretty lacklustre session on Wall Street with trading volumes pretty light.

And that's all from me from this morning, Bill. See you at 11:00am. Let's take a look at the national weather: A quick recap of the morning's top stories. Pointing the finger - the mother of Australia's first Iraq casualty blames the Army for his death. Thousands expected in Melbourne to farewell 'Peter Perfect'. The motor racing legend's state funeral starts at 11:00. And an ominous warning to the Pope from al-Qa'ida - the Holy War is far from over. That's it for Ten Early News. I'll have updates throughout the day and, of course, a full wrap of Peter Brock's state funeral in Ten's news hour at 5:00 tonight. I'm Bill Woods, see you tomorrow. Good morning. Supertext Captions by the Australian Caption Centre. www.auscap.com.au