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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. Good morning. I'm Kathryn Robinson. You're watching Ten's Early News. And I'm Richard Davies. Today - Ashes aim. our cricket team in London last year. How al-Qa'ida was plotting to gas The motorsport fraternity

Mark Porter. shocked by the death of Holden driver Fire check - the rural fire service ranks. fears arsonists have infiltrated

in Sydney today And the T3 prospectus to be unveiled

company profits will rise. as the Telstra boss says of the markets with Richard Davies Now for our first check with a record? and Wall Street couldn't end the week

That's right, Kath. After a week of new highs,

at the finish line Wall Street stumbled unable to hold on to recent gains. Australian company. A name change for an iconic More on that soon, Kath. alarming reports out of England. First this morning, the Australian cricket team Al-Qa'ida was plotting to kill during last year's Ashes Series. Smalley joins us live from London. With more, Ten correspondent Rachel Rachel, what was this cruel plan?

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Ten correspondent Rachel Smalley. Many thanks. has died in hospital Holden driver Mark Porter at Bathurst's famed Mount Panorama. three days after a sickening crash who battled to save his life. The 31-year-old's family thanking all to its core. The 180km/h crash shook the mountain COMMENTATOR: Oh big one Mark Porter! at the top of the mountain Huge crash, huge crash

and I think that's David Clarke. of his Commodore Mark Porter losing the back

on the ascent. before being slammed by David Clarke

to both cars. There is massive damage was airlifted to hospital The 31-year-old with serious head and chest injuries. for life, his parents by his bedside. Last night he lost his battle over the Bathurst 1000. The crash cast a pall to the late Peter Brock. This year a tribute race hospital but appears out of danger. 28-year-old David Clark remains in a wife and 1-year-old son. New Zealand-born Porter leaves behind at Bathurst. He is the fourth driver to die Allan Raskall, Ten News. responsible for a large bush fire Volunteer firefighters may be Northern Beaches. that continues to burn on Sydney's hampered efforts to control the fire Dry conditions and strong winds in the Narrabeen area late yesterday.

involved in back burning operations. Almost 300 firefighters are now No houses have been threatened. According to News Limited papers - 30 volunteers senior officers are closely watching suspected of starting the blaze. The Government says encourage their children parents should actively to pursue a career in the military. has told News Limited Papers Defence Minister Brendan Nelson to that after the two world wars, a sense of civic duty, similar needs to be created. for the armed forces He concedes not everyone is cut out but says more people should enlist. He's called on young Australians connection with the military. to forge a greater emotional apply to join each year. More than 30,000 people People across Pakistan of the massive earthquake have marked the first anniversary of the country. that devastated to the north led memorial services President Musharaff to the international relief effort. and paid tribute from the earthquake Exactly one year on

is now under way. some reconstruction today by Pakistan's President. Like this showcase hospital visited remembering victims of the earthquake He came to lead his nation in local time. which struck 8:52 in the morning, The President lay a wreath of this region is well under way. and insisted the recovery heading towards much improvement. With the grace of God, things are of thousands of people But try telling that to the tens

in camps like this one. for the past 12 months They've been here any time soon. with no prospect of moving out need to be built here More than 500,000 homes on only a fraction of them. and work has started

But as darkness fell this evening, down to another night under canvas. these earthquake survivors settle many more. They fear there will be many, overnight More violent clashes in Iraq resistance from militia men. as US forces continue to face at least 30 rebels American troops claim to have killed in one fire fight from rocket propelled grenades. after a US tank came under attack of a sustained campaign by US forces This latest violence is part the capital Baghdad. against rebels terrorising with rockets Up to 10 teams of militia in recent days. have attacked Iraqi and US troops may have faltered His beloved Holden Racing Team would have been a proud man but the late Peter Brock still Craig Lowndes, with one of his protege's, of endurance race's great duels. conquering Bathurst in one

absorbing Bathurst epics A gripping end to one of the most in recent history. race! COMMENTATOR: That is an incredible After swapping the lead throughout the day, over the final stages it was a battle in two. Lowndes versus Kelly. Ford taking on Holden. But 10 years after his last triumph at the mountain, Lowndes was again its king. Earlier, race favourite Mark Skaife lasted just 300 metres. Skaife is in the wall! Skaife is done. A bitter blow for a team intent on winning this one for Brocky. I don't think I've ever wanted to win a race so badly. It's just unbelievable.

It set the tone for a day of carnage. The race constantly punctuated by accidents. Paul Radisich lucky to survive this horror smash. That is a massive impact. There was no stopping Lowndes, though. A man nurtured by Peter Brock himself early in his career. It's pretty emotional. It's a big weekend. Paul Cochrane, Ten News. AFL trade week kicks off in Melbourne this morning with a number of high-profile players seeking new homes. Estranged Brisbane Lion Jason Akermanis is seeking a trade to the Western Bulldogs, while Sydney is the front-runner to secure the services of Hawthorn ruckman Peter Everitt. Carlton defender Bret Thornton wants to move to the Hawks and Collingwood hasn't ruled out the possibility of trading star forward Chris Tarrant. Fernando Alonso took victory and all but sealed his second world title after Michael Schumacher failed to finish last night's Japanese Formula One Grand Prix. It was an eventful race

with Christian Albear failing to finish after his car self destructed. Dissapointment for Aussie Mark Webber who had another retirement after crashing his Williams. Schumacher had a rare engine failure late in the race and Alonso went on to win from Felipe Massa and Giancarlo Fisichella. Alonso leads the world title race by 10 points with a race to go. Finance news now and Richard, big changes at an Aussie icon? That's right, Kath. It looks like Foster's is considering dropping its iconic name from some of its premium drinks. According to the 'Financial Times', Foster's boss Trevor O'Hoy says

the company is looking at a more generic name for some of its high end products rather than the famous beer name.

Mr O'Hoy says as the company expands the Foster's name is becoming less important. Last year it bought Southcorp wines and has been involved in a string of foreign acquisitions across the premium beer and wine market. Telstra boss Sol Trujillo says the phone company's future is looking bright. He's forecast growth as part of a major turnaround in the company's fortunes. His comments just in time for today's T3 launch. Sol Trujillo is painting a rosy picture for Telstra customers and shareholders. Starting second half of this fiscal year will start the transformation about earnings growth will begin and begin in a material way. But his vision faces opposition from the unions with claims Telstra is reducing costs at the expense of workers.

How can this company sustain itself in a business world where competition will be based on what you deliver when it's cutting jobs? It's driving down wages up to $2,500 a year. The Federal Government's selling an $8 billion stake of its Telstra shares

with the help of a taxpayer-funded television ad campaign. There's no way you should believe John Howard who told investors that Telstra last time at $7.40 was a great buy - why would you believe John Howard and his advertising campaign today? Well, I think the Government should tell the message as it really is, not put gloss on it. Murray McCloskey, Ten News. Let's take a look at the national weather:

Let's see what Monday's newspapers are saying - in the Hobart 'Mercury' - Princess Mary plans to bring her son Christian with her on a trip to Tasmania next month. In Brisbane's 'Courier Mail' - Telstra's Chief Executive says And the 'Sydney Morning Herald' says

he's committed to company's future as shareholders prepare to buy into T3. And the 'Sydney Morning Herald' says Labor has taken measures to try and spare the Bali Nine from execution. The Australian cricket team targeted by al-Qa'ida during last year's Ashes tour. We'll have all the details when the Early News comes back.

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 - al-Qa'ida's chilling cricket plot. Reports our Ashes team was to be gassed in last year's Series. The motorsport community mourns the loss of New Zealand-born driver Mark Porter who died after a shocking Mount Panorama crash. Labor surges to an election-winning lead in a new poll which also slammed Australia's Iraq involvement.

And ahead in sport - an emotional Craig Lowndes pays tribute to the late Peter Brock after his Bathurst win. Richard's back with another look at the markets and some weakness on Wall Street? That's right, Kath.

After a week of new highs, Wall Street stumbled at the finish line unable to hold onto recent gains. Labor's plans for our tax system. I'll tell you about that in around about 10 minutes, Kath. Chilling reports out of the UK this morning with claims the London bombers planned to kill the Australian cricket team during last year's Ashes tour. Apparently al-Qa'ida gave the order, but the attack was called off because one of the bombers was a cricket fan. From a tournament in India, Australia's cricket team looks ahead to next month's Ashes Series on home soil. We got a great chance to make a statement against an England team that once again have been pretty ordinary in one-day cricket. Positive words dampened by reports

test players were the initial targets for the July 7 London bombers. The terrorists planned to kill both teams

by spraying sarin gas into the change rooms at Edgbaston. It's claimed al-Qa'ida gave the order but the attack was called off because one of the bombers was a cricket fan. This is was what happened instead. 50 people died in the devastating attacks. The terrorists targeting crowded trains and buses in London's city centre. Ironically, it was the bombings which prompted demands for increased security during last year's Ashes Series.

Australian players were made aware of the report late yesterday. Kate Donnison, Ten News. Australia has been labelled a Muslim nation. The head of the Prime Minster's Muslim Advisory board says most Australians practise the same values as Muslims. Despite this, Dr Ameer Ali believes the Muslim community is still being alienated by Islamophobia.

He says many people fear Muslims and are not intersted in getting to know the Islamic community. Mount Panorama has claimed its fourth victim. Holden driver Mark Porter losing his battle for life after this horror pile-up on Friday. COMMENTATOR: Oh, big one Mark Porter Huge crash at the top of the mountain and I think that's David Clarke. The 31-year-old leaves behind a wife and 1-year-old son. His family thanking medical crews who tried to save his life. The other driver caught up in the smash, David Clark, remains in hospital but is on the mend.

Voters disgruntled with Australia's involvement in Iraq look to have propelled Labor to an election-winning lead in the latest poll. The AC Neilsen survey puts the party 8% points clear of the Howard Government, at 54%. Labor is also ahead on primary votes for the first time in nearly a year. Our military commitment was challenged by the 1,400 people surveyed. 59% of respondents suggesting the nation's troops should be withdrawn from Iraq. Victorian school canteens and vending machines will be randomly checked for sugar-loaded soft drinks. From next year, soft drink inspectors will patrol primary and secondary schools throughout the state for banned fizzy drinks. It's a part of a broader program to promote healthy eating and target childhood obesity. The Bracks Government is also considering restrictions on chocolates and lollies in schools. Pakistani President, General Pervez Musharraf has led remembrance services to mark the first anniversary of the Kashmir earthquake which killed 80,000 people.

President Musharraf toured the region, met with survivors and inaugurated facilities that have been built in the past year. Entire towns and villages were flattened by the tremors. People across the country held a minute's silence

to coincide with the exact moment the earquake first struck. Anglican archbishop Desmond Tutu has been honoured at a gala dinner in South Africa to mark his 75th birthday. The Nobel peace Laureate became a spiritual icon in the fight against apartheid rule. Former South African leader Nelson Mandela led the tributes.

He has succeeded in keeping our spirits alive even in the most difficult and darkest circumstances. Desmond Tutu said he wanted to achieve peace in Darfur and Zimbabwe in his remaining years. An emotional Craig Lowndes has payed tribute to the late Peter Brock following his victory at Bathurst. Lowndes won his duel with Rick Kelly late in the race,

scoring his second Bathurst win and also becoming the first winner of the Peter Brock memorial trophy.

I've got to say it's pretty emotional in all aspects and knowing that he's looking down on us. It's been a big weekend with people and the memories. Lowndes's win coming 10 years after his first at the mountain. It was co-driver Jamie Wincup's first win. As mentioned earlier Australia's cricketers have arived in India for this month's Champions trophy and Ricky Ponting is confident with the security precautions his team has in place. Meanwhile, the Aussies already eyeing off their second match of the tournament against England. They are hoping to get a psychological advantage over them leading into the Ashes. We got a great chance to make a statement against an England team that once again have been pretty ordinary in one-day cricket.

Australia has never won the tournament.

Melbourne Victory's blistering start to the A-league season continued last night with a 2-nil win over Newcastle. Victory's Danny Allsopp scored twice to secure Melbourne's 7th win of the year. Both sides squandered numerous chances during a goal-less first half before Allsopp broke the deadlock in the 69th minute. COMMENTATOR: A dagger into the heart of the Newcastle Jets. The Jets's frustration built as they continued to waste opportunities, Allsopp's second keeping the Victory's unbeaten run intact. More finance news now and Richard, Wayne Swan's been talking tax? Yes, there could be some big changes with the Federal Opposition considering a plan to radically overhaul the nation's tax system. Under the plan, Labor would abolish either the top or bottom tax rate. Shadow Treasurer Wayne Swan says cutting the top rate of 45% would cost less than $2 billion. He says removing the lowest marginal rate of 15% would be more costly but still a viable option.

Labor says simplifying the tax rate would help raise the country's skill level. And Telstra's long awaited T3 prospectus will be launched in Sydney this morning. The phone giant is hoping mum and dad investors will again take the plunge despite the company's lagging fortunes. For investors considering buying into T3, it all comes down to Telstra's future earnings potential. Disappointed T2 investors have seen the value of their stock almost halved since the 1999 sell-off but dividend returns have been solid. T2 unfortunately happened in the midst of the tech boom and Telstra shares were probably a bit overpriced then. It was issued at $7.40 and the retain investors have lost a lot of money. Telstra shares have plunged 10% in the past 12 months compare that with a 14% jump in the ASX200 But looking ahead, experts agree its future growth and of course its future returns

that will make or break the offer for those burned by T2. They're basically saying we'll have a 14% yield, now that's enormous from what you can get from a bank. Mum and dad investors stand to receive more generous entitlements than in T2 including a healthy discount on the initial $2 instalment payment. Existing shareholders are reportedly in line for sweeteners too

but the success of the $8 billion float will hinge on the detail of today's prospectus. My main piece of advice is get the prospectus and read it carefully. T3 shares are up for grabs in two weeks. Jacqueline Maddock, Ten News. Let's take a look at the national weather:

Holden driver Mark Porter dies after that horrific crash at Mt Panorama. That story when the Early News returns.

Her life won't improve That's what child sponsorship does. Sponsor a child online at worldvision.com.au or call 13 32 40 now. This program is captioned live. You're watching Ten's Early News. Today - Ashes aim. How al-Qa'ida was plotting to gas our cricket team in London last year. The motorsport fraternity shocked by the death of Holden driver Mark Porter.

Fire check - fears arsonists have infiltrated the rural fire service ranks. And the T3 prospectus to be unveiled in Sydney today as the Telstra boss says company profits will rise. Now for another check of the markets with Richard. After a week of new highs,

Wall Street stumbled at the finish line unable to hold on to recent gains. I'll have more finance news shortly. Chilling reports out of the UK this morning with claims the London bombers planned to kill the Australian cricket team

during last year's Ashes tour. The terrorists planned to kill both teams by spraying sarin gas into the change rooms at Edgbaston. Apparently, al-Qa'ida gave the order but the attack was called off because one of the bombers was a cricket fan. Australian players were made aware of the report late yesterday. Ironically, it was the London bombings which prompted increased security during last year's Ashes Series. Ten Correpsondent Rachel Smalley has been following the developments from London and joins us now with the latest. letters Labour will be holding a

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released the nerve agent Sarin. They released the nerve agent Sarin. They

would have killed all in both those rooms. Mount Panorama has claimed its fourth victim. Holden driver Mark Porter losing his battle for life after this horror pile-up on Friday. COMMENTATOR: Oh, big one Mark Porter Huge crash at the top of the mountain and I think that's David Clarke.

The 31-year-old leaves behind a wife and 1-year-old son. His family thanking medical crews who tried to save his life. The other driver caught up in the smash, David Clark, remains in hospital but is on the mend. The Government says parents should actively encourage their children to pursue a career in the military. Defence Minister Brendan Nelson has told News Limited Papers a sense of civic duty, similar to that after the two world wars, needs to be created. He concedes not everyone is cut out for the armed forces but says more people should enlist. He's called on young Australians to forge a greater emotional connection with the military. More than 30,000 people apply to join each year. Dry conditions and strong winds hampered efforts to control the fire in the Narrabeen area late yesterday. A local couple is facing charges over the blaze but deny they started it. The news comes amid claims arsonists have infiltrated the rural fire brigade. News Limited papers say 30 volunteers are being monitored. They're reportedly on a statewide database of hundreds of suspected firebugs. Authorities suspect one in five bushfires are started by volunteer firefighters. People across Pakistan have marked the first anniversary of the massive earthquake that devastated to the north of the country. President Musharaff led memorial services and paid tribute to the international relief effort. Exactly one year on from the earthquake some reconstruction is now under way. Like this showcase hospital visited today by Pakistan's President. He came to lead his nation in remembering victims of the earthquake which struck at 8:52 in the morning, local time. The President lay a wreath and insisted the recovery of this region is well under way. "With the grace of God, things are heading towards much improvement". But try telling that to the tens of thousands of people in camps like this one. They've been here for the past 12 months with no prospect of moving out any time soon.

More than 500,000 homes need to be built here and work has started on only a fraction of them. But as darkness fell this evening, these earthquake survivors settle down to another night under canvas. They fear there will be many, many more. His beloved Holden Racing Team may have faltered but the late Peter Brock still would have been a proud man with one of his proteges, Craig Lowndes, conquering Bathurst in one of endurance race's great duels. A gripping end to one of the most absorbing Bathurst epics in recent history. COMMENTATOR: That is an incredible race!

After swapping the lead throughout the day, over the final stages it was a battle in two. Lowndes versus Kelly. Ford taking on Holden. But 10 years after his last triumph at the mountain, Lowndes was again its king. Earlier, race favourite Mark Skaife lasted just 300 metres.

Skaife is in the wall! Skaife is done.

A bitter blow for a team intent on winning this one for Brocky. I don't think I've ever wanted to win a race so badly. It's just unbelievable.

It set the tone for a day of carnage. The race constantly punctuated by accidents. Paul Radisich lucky to survive this horror smash. That is a massive impact. There was no stopping Lowndes, though. A man nurtured by Peter Brock himself early in his career.

I've got to say it's pretty emotional in all aspects and knowing that he's looking down on us. It's been a big weekend with people and the memories. It's special to have my name on there first. AFL trade week kicks off in Melbourne this morning with a number of high-profile players seeking new homes. Jason Akermanis Estranged Brisbane Lion to the Western Bulldogs, is seeking a trade while Sydney is the front-runner of Hawthorn ruckman Peter Everitt. to secure the services wants to move to the Hawks Carlton defender Bret Thornton possibility of trading star forward and Collingwood hasn't ruled out the Chris Tarrant. all but sealed his second world title Fernando Alonso took victory and

after Michael Schumacher Japanese Formula One Grand Prix. failed to finish last night's

It was an eventful race

to finish with Christian Albear failing after his car self destructed. who had another retirement Dissapointment for Aussie Mark Webber after crashing his Williams. Schumacher had a rare engine failure late in the race and Alonso went on to win from Felipe Massa and Giancarlo Fisichella. Alonso leads the world title race by 10 points with a race to go. Finance news now with Richard. Telstra's chief executive Sol Trujillo has forecast a major turnaround in the company's fortunes. It's what the Government wants to hear as it prepares to launch its T3 prospectus today. Starting second half of this fiscal year will start the transformation about earnings growth and begin in a material way. will begin in creating value over time Mr Trujillo says he's interested and won't be taking any short-cuts. this week Debate gets under way in Parliament shake-up of media ownership laws. over the Government's proposed The Nationals want changes made to kill off the bill. but appear reluctant I think it's the role of the Senate

with better legislation, to try and come up not sink legislation completely to make it better. without first endeavouring The Government says some amendments. it's prepared to consider And Internet giant Google is believed to be planning a take-over bid for the booming video-sharing site, YouTube. The deal is rumoured to be worth more than $2 billion.

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start is going to kill you too. start is going to kill you too. No one has go to God. the national weather: Let's take a look at

are saying - Let's see what Monday's newspapers More news coming up after the break. This program is captioned live. Welcome back to Ten's Early News. chilling cricket plot. This morning - al-Qa'ida's

gassed in last year's Series. Reports our Ashes team was to be The motorsport community

mourns the loss of New Zealand-born driver Mark Porter who died after a shocking Mount Panorama crash. Labor surges to an election-winning lead in a new poll which also slammed Australia's Iraq involvement. And ahead in sport - an emotional Craig Lowndes pays tribute to the late Peter Brock after his Bathurst win. Chilling reports out of the UK this morning with claims the London bombers planned to kill the Australian cricket team during last year's Ashes tour. Apparently al-Qa'ida gave the order, one of the bombers was a cricket fan. but the attack was called off because From a tournament in India, to next month's Ashes Series Australia's cricket team looks ahead

on home soil. a statement against an England team We got a great chance to make ordinary in one-day cricket. that once again have been pretty

Positive words dampened by reports for the July 7 London bombers. test players were the initial targets both teams The terrorists planned to kill into the change rooms at Edgbaston. by spraying sarin gas but the attack was called off It's claimed al-Qa'ida gave the order was a cricket fan. because one of the bombers This is was what happened instead. in the devastating attacks. 50 people died trains and buses The terrorists targeting crowded

in London's city centre. Ironically, it was the bombings which prompted demands for increased security Kate Donnison, Ten News. Australia has been labelled a Muslim nation. The head of the Prime Minster's Muslim Advisory board says most Australians practise the same values as Muslims. Despite this,

Dr Ameer Ali believes the Muslim community is still being alienated by Islamophobia. He says many people fear Muslims

and are not intersted in getting to know the Islamic community. has died in hospital Holden driver Mark Porter at Bathurst's famed Mount Panorama. three days after a sickening crash who battled to save his life. The 31-year-old's family thanking all to its core. The 180km/h crash shook the mountain COMMENTATOR: Oh big one Mark Porter! at the top of the mountain Huge crash, huge crash and I think that's David Clarke. of his Commodore Mark Porter losing the back on the ascent. before being slammed by David Clarke to both cars. There is massive damage was airlifted to hospital The 31-year-old with serious head and chest injuries. Last night he lost his battle for life, his parents by his bedside. The crash cast a pall over the Bathurst 1000.

This year a tribute race to the late Peter Brock. 28-year-old David Clark remains in hospital but appears out of danger. New Zealand-born Porter leaves behind a wife and 1-year-old son. He is the fourth driver to die at Bathurst. Allan Raskall, Ten News.

Queensland Premier Peter Beattie has called for calm as prosecutors decide whether to pursue a police officer blamed for the death of a Palm Island man. Aboriginal activists are furious Senior Sergeant Chris Hurley has been ordered to stay home on full pay. whether to press charges Mr Beattie says the DPP will decide against the officer in due course. today, He was due to return to desk duties accused him a fortnight after an acting coroner of Mulrunji's 2004 death in custody. involvement in Iraq Voters disgruntled with Australia's to an election-winning lead look to have propelled Labor in the latest poll. was challenged Our military commitment by the 1,400 people surveyed. 59% of respondents should be withdrawn from Iraq. suggesting the nation's troops one of the Bali Nine drug mules Federal parliament is rallying behind on death row. A Labor MP has prepared a Private Members Notice of Motion for the case of Scott Rush urging Indonesia's President to consider Australia's opposition to executions. Robert McClelland says his plea for Rush's release or sentence transfer, was inspired by an emotional letter from the Brisbane heroin trafficker. In it, Rush says he faces his future with faith.

Meantime, Indonesia is phasing out sentence remissions meaning drug smugglers and terrorists will face more time behind bars. Pakistani President, General Pervez Musharraf has led remembrance services to mark the first anniversary of the Kashmir earthquake which killed 80,000 people. the region, met with survivors President Musharraf toured been built in the past year. and inaugurated facilities that have were flattened by the tremors. Entire towns and villages a minute's silence People across the country held the earquake first struck. to coincide with the exact moment tribute to the late Peter Brock An emotional Craig Lowndes has paid following his victory at Bathurst. with Rick Kelly late in the race, Lowndes won his duel scoring his second Bathurst win of the Peter Brock memorial trophy. and also becoming the first winner emotional in all aspects I've got to say it's pretty It's been a big weekend with people and the memories. It's special to have my name on there first. Lowndes's win coming 10 years after his first at the mountain. It was co-driver Jamie Wincup's first win. As mentioned earlier Australia's cricketers have arived in India for this month's Champions trophy They are hoping to get a psychological advantage over them leading into the Ashes. We got a great chance to make a statement against an England team that once again have been pretty ordinary in one-day cricket. Australia has never won the tournament. by the Netherlands The Hockeyroos have been beaten in Spain. in the final of the women's World Cup The Aussies trailed 1-nil,

to Rebecca Sanders. but hit back with a second penalty

two more goals giving them a 3-1 win. The Dutch finished too strong with

win. That's the Netherlands 7th World Cup More finance news now with Richard. ongoing stoush with the tax office. A blow for James Hardie and its The New South Wales Government late last week has rejected a proposal flagged take over the management that could have seen a third party of compensation payments. Signature Pacific Sydney-based company approached James Hardie to facilitate compensation payments in a way that would save the building products company millions. But a spokesman for the New South Wales Premier says there's no way such a deal is moral and that the government has no interest in any such proposal. And Telstra's long awaited T3 prospectus will be launched in Sydney this morning. The phone giant is hoping mum and dad investors will again take the plunge despite the company's lagging fortunes. For investors considering buying into T3, it all comes down to Telstra's future earnings potential. Disappointed T2 investors almost halved have seen the value of their stock

since the 1999 sell-off but dividend returns have been solid. in the midst of the tech boom T2 unfortunately happened a bit overpriced then. and Telstra shares were probably It was issued at $7.40 have lost a lot of money. and the retail investors

in the past 12 months Telstra shares have plunged 10% in the ASX200. compare that with a 14% jump But looking ahead, and of course its future returns experts agree its future growth for those burned by T2. that will make or break the offer we'll have a 14% yield, They're basically saying now that's enormous compared to what you can get from a bank. Mum and dad investors stand to receive more generous entitlements than in T2 including a healthy discount on the initial $2 instalment payment. Existing shareholders are reportedly in line for sweeteners too but the success of the $8 billion float will hinge on the detail of today's prospectus. My main piece of advice is get the prospectus and read it carefully. T3 shares are up for grabs in two weeks. Jacqueline Maddock, Ten News. A final check of the markets - after a week of new highs, Wall Street stumbled at the finish line unable to hold onto recent gains. finding humble new food sources Chefs in South Africa are to throw onto the barbeque. Tired of snags and burgers,

this exhibit in Johannesburg is encouraging people to cook up creepy-crawlies. Chocolate termites and stink-bug pizza were among some of the delicacies on display. The insect feast is aimed at increasing awareness of the medical and nutritional benefits of the natural world.

That's it for Ten Early News. Tracey Spicer will be along with the morning news at 11:00 and we'll wrap up the day in the Ten News at 5:00. I'm Kathryn Robinson. See you tomorrow. And I'm Richard Davies, 'bye for now. Supertext Captions by the Australian Caption Centre. www.auscap.com.au

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