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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. Good morning. I'm Kathryn Robinson. Welcome to Ten's Early News. And I'm Richard Davies. Making news this Tuesday - one down - more feared. that's infuriated the world. North Korea's nuclear warning

this provocative act. The United States condemns Sanctions are likely. the country's ambassador today. Australia pushing to meet is the new terror hot spot. And a warning Asia These groups, even though they are quite small,

really are setting the agendas. the markets with Richard Davies Now for our first check of a few headaches for traders? and North Korea's nuclear tests cause That's right, Kath.

have spooked investors The nuclear tensions in late trade. but Wall Street is now fighting back following yesterday's T3 launch. Telstra shares plunge Those details in just a moment. condemnation There's been international it has detonated a nuclear weapon. after North Korea annouced

Leisa Goddard-Roles joins me. Ten's US bureau chief Leisa, the UN Secuirty Council

this morning. has held a emergency meeting What's come out of this?

All 15 members of the un Security All 15 members of the un

Council have agreed to condemn North

Korea's actions. They're pushing for

a resolution. It wants a trade ban on

all goods going into North Coria.

They're calling for more Scorrier to

stop its nuclear programme. This is stop its nuclear programme.

how all the events Korean TV of today's nuclear test. The blunt announcement on North according to Pyongyang "A great leap forward" and the people "an achievement that pleased the army "a path for nuclear deterrent." And in New York, North Korea's ambassador asked his country why the world wasn't congratulating

UN resolutions. instead of planning useless our scientists and the researchers. I'm very much proud of universal dismay and even anger But almost everywhere else, who called it 'unacceptable'. including the US President this provocative act. The United States condemns Once again, of the international community North Korea has defied the will

will respond. and the international community

Tens of thousands of US troops of the border are stationed on South Korea's side unlikely but an American military strike is to further isolate the country. so that leaves extending UN sanctions Korea in that room this morning. I didn't see any protectors of North of the UN Security Council The US Ambassador time to agree on a new strategy. this afternoon admitted it'll take and others faces - The dilemma Americans to defy the world to this extent, if North Korea is prepared to new pressure? how else will it respond how all the events unfolded. Like stop its nuclear programme. This is

other world leaders, John Howard

other world leaders, John Howard has

also condemned North Korea's actions. Homicide Squad Detectives of a woman's body are investigating the discovery

on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula. after a fire in bushland The woman in her 20s was found dead to a blaze in Tee-Trees at Frankston after emergency services responded around 7:00 last night. the scene this morning. Police will continue processing will be carried out A post-mortem examination cause of death. to determine the young woman's on the Gold Coast overnight. And there's been a fatal stabbing

this Southport address around 7:00 Emergency crews called to

with knives. following reports of a violent fight during the domestic dispute. A woman in her late 40s was killed to hospital in a critical condition. Her husband also stabbed and taken for minor injuries at the scene. The couple's daughter was treated their investigations. Police are continuing An international terrorism expert in South East Asia. is warning of a growing threat Dr Zachary Abuza says for terrorist activity. the region is a breeding ground on terrorism in South East Asia Dr Zachary Abuza is a leading scholar is clear. and his warning to Australia arrests in South East Asia There have been more than 350 and not just Indonesia.

is still our biggest threat, Dr Abuza admits Indonesia

area for Muslim insurgency but pinpoints Thailand as a problem killed in less than 2.5 years. There have been about 1,700 people and violence.

in the world other than Iraq I can't think of any place where more Muslims have been killed. is plagued by militant Islamics The American scholar warns the region to extend beyond Jemaah Islamiah, whose terrorism links appear including the Bali bombings. the group behind a number of attacks than they can be neutralised. These groups get leaders faster JI leaders, Authorities are hunting at least 18 with al-Qa'ida. most of whom have links Kate Donnison, Ten News. on the high seas School leavers contemplating a trip to celebrate their graduation

may need to revaluate. P&O Australia's largest cruise company cruise schedule for 2007. is scrapping its Schoolies Week from age-specific holidays The besieged company is moving away despite strong bookings. their place Some students had already reserved

on next year's three summer cruises. public scrutiny P&O has been under intense of Brisbane mother Dianne Brimble. since the onboard death has gone under the hammer in Belgium The world's 15th largest diamond selling for more than $16 million. the size of a golf ball, The precious stone, after a 5-day silent auction. was bought by a South African company and polish the diamond The company says it will cut stones splitting it into smaller polished for more than $25 million. and then reselling it Jason Akermanis is in the dog house. This time for real. is now a Western Bulldog The one-time Brisbane Lion of the AFL's trade week. in the first deal

Trade week had only barely begun was placed on the AFL's desk. when the first deal on a trade The Brisbane Lions have agreed to the Bulldogs. with Jason Akermanis We're still working out the finer details. involved in the trade. There will be no player at the moment, thank you. That's all we're saying Everyone's pleased, so we just thought we'd get it out of the way so conjecture stops and we can move on. Soon after learning he would not return to Brisbane, Akermanis was in his new colours. Oh, certainly relieved for sure, but it's been one of those years. Thankfully we can now move on and continue hopefully to do what I do best. For the first time, Collingwood has publicly acknowledged Chris Tarrant is on the market. It's fair to say we've had discussions with his manager. He doesn't desperately want to move. But if the right deal comes along, we'll all have a look at it, and that's where we sit. The Magpies say at least four clubs are vying for the forward with Fremantle the hot favourite. And St Kilda is threatening to derail the Peter Everitt move to Sydney, offering Hawthorn a second-round pick. David Adamson, Ten News. To rugby league and the Kangaroos are chasing revenge in their opening Tri-Nations clash against New Zealand. The Aussies have arrived in New Zealand. They lost to the Kiwi's twice in last year's tournament. The 24-nil loss to New Zealand hurt and the Kangaroos are desperate to regain the number one world ranking. Very important - it was very embarrassing last year. It wasn't a good feeling. Ricky Stuart still to decide on his halfback with Johnathan Thurston and Ben Hornby fighting for the spot. Socceroo captain Lucas Neill has warned his team against complacency in tomorrow night's Asian Cup qualifier against Bahrain. The national team was mobbed by adoring fans in Sydney. Coming off a draw against Paraguay in last weekend's friendly, Neill wants the Socceroos to keep their minds on the job. It's going to be potential banana skin.

Yes, Kath. North Korea's nuclear tests have rattled markets right across the world, none more so than in Asia.

On the currency front the Yen and South Korean won were the hardest hit. The Japanese currency falling to an eight-month low. The South Korean share market shed more than 2%, Hong Kong and Singapore also fell. Traders on Wall Street were jittery throughout the session while European markets remained fairly cautious. Australia's markets fell on news of the tests but managed to claw back some lost ground throughout the session.

And a poor start for Telstra. Shares diving as the telco unveiled its T3 prospectus.

The launch was almost abandoned at the last minute with officials fighting over controversial wording. An 11th hour boardroom battle saw the prospectus launched more than two hours late, rushed into print after a disagreement on the wording. But Telstra and the Government were determined to realise their 10-year dream to start the final Telstra sell-off. Today has finally arrived. There's been some static. One would expect that in an offer of this kind. The Government is confident that this is an attractive offer. A massive ad blitz is now under way

to promote the sale of $8 billion worth of Telstra stock mum and dad investors to pay $2 per share up front with the balance due in 18 months. That's a 5% discount on every T3 share, and three weeks to apply. Before the big financial investors buy in, the final price unknown until the stock lists. I hope that there is some up side in the stock. Telstra shares have already taken a dive, shedding 9 cents to $3.74. Some analysts warning they're drastically overpriced and not such a good buy. In looking through the prospectus and having a look at the numbers we've got some serious concerns about people entering Telstra in T3. Friction between the Government and the telco over naming former government adviser Geoff Cousins as a director,

may also affect the price. But the Prime Minister's determined his man will make the board.

He's an outstanding Australian businessman. He'll be totally independent, he won't be stooge of the Government. The shares are expected to list on November 20. Ebbeny Faranda, Ten News. Let's take a look at the national weather:

Let's have a look at today's newspapers - 'The Age' has more on North Korea's nuclear weapon test amid reports the rogue state may be preparing to explode more. John Howard backs his Telstra board nomination even though T3 investors were told the move could risk disunity on the board. That story in 'The Australian'. And in 'The Sydney Morning Herald' - it's a case of 'I won't go if he goes'. New South Wales Premier threatens to pull out of a business lunch unless the head of the Cross City Motorway is uninvited. South East Asia emerging as the world's terror hot spot. We'll tell you what one leading expert's had to say when the Early News returns. This program is captioned live. Welcome back to Ten's Early News. This morning - global anger.

The international community considers sanctions against a nuclear-defiant North Korea. A terror expert labels Asia a breeding ground for terrorist activity. Joanne Lees slams the Northern Territory police saying they failed to offer her counseling during her boyfriend's murder investigation. And in sport - Jason Akermanis makes his move in the first big deal of AFL's trade week. Richard's back with another look at the markets

and a late recovery on Wall Street? That's right, Kath. North Korea's nuclear testing spooked investors but Wall Street is now fighting back. Controversial media laws come under harsh criticism. More in about 10 minutes. The shockwaves from North Korea's first ever nuclear test continue to resonate around the globe. There's been widespread condemnation by world leaders amid fears the experiment will spark a new arms race. North Korean television announcing the test as an historic event

that's brought happiness to the country's people. North Korea's ambassador in New York singing from the same hymn book. I'm proud of our successful nuclear test. REPORTER: Will there be another one? That will be enough. You don't think so. But the underground test, in a remote corner of North Korea, has been met with anger and condemnation by world leaders. The US condemns this process. North Korea has defied the international community and the international community will react. Australia has joined other nations calling for strict UN sanctions on the rogue state.

We are both disturbed and outraged at this action by North Korea which should be condemned in the strongest possible terms. South Korea has already suspended aid to its impoverished and secretive northern neighbour. Our Foreign Minister will today summon North Korea's Ambassador to express Australia's anger. Alan Raskall, Ten News. An international terrorism expert is warning of a growing threat in South East Asia. Speaking at a special conference in Sydney last night, Dr Zachary Abuza says the region is a breeding ground for terrorist activity. There have been more than 350 arrests in South East Asia and not just Indonesia. Dr Abuza pinpoints Southern Thailand as a problem area and blames the Government for failing to address growing Muslim insurgency and violence. Joanne Lees has criticised the Northern Territory police for failing to provide counselling

after the her boyfriend Peter Falconio was killed in the Australian outback. Ms Lees says after five years in the media spotlight she's ready to move on. A lonely stretch of outback road just north of Alice Springs

where British backpacker Peter Falconio and his girlfriend, Joanne Lees, were attacked five years ago. Peter was shot dead. Joanne managed to escape into the bush. After five hours she raised the alarm and was taken to safety. A body was never found but a breakthrough came A body was never found but a breakthrough came when DNA evidence identified Bradley Murdoch as the attacker His 9-week trial in Darwin was one of the most high profile Australia has ever seen. Giving her first television interview since the trial Joanne Lees is critical of the police investigation. I didn't really have a relationship with the Northern Territory police. Um, they didn't offer me any counselling or any victim care. I was in a foreign country, 12,000 miles away from my home, family and friends. What do you think was going on? Do you think that they just didn't believe you? I didn't give it a thought during that time. My only focus was helping them and helping Pete. And after five years in the media spotlight Joanne Lees says she wants to move on. I really do feel like I've drawn the line in the sand now. I achieved justice for Pete and myself and now it's just concentrating on my future. Fire has caused extensive damage to a college building

in Melbourne's outer east. Neighbours raised the alarm after seeing flames leaping from the building's roof. They were then evacuated as a precaution. It took 70 firefighters, 45 minutes to bring the blaze under control. The cause of the fire is yet to be determined. Police will return to the scene of a Melbourne house fire today that's caused more than $1 million damage. The two-storey beachside residence went up in smoke late yesterday. A team of 20 firefighters battling the blaze for 30 minutes. One of home's occupants, a woman in her 80s, was taken to hospital for treatment for smoke inhalation. The other escaped unharmed. Police are trying to establish a cause. The United States has been rocked by another school shooting overnight. This time a 13-year-old student stormed a school in Missouri

firing an AK-47 and threatening staff. He didn't hit anyone but was confronted by armed police as he left the school building. Police say they found a note in the boy's bag claiming he had a bomb. Students were evacuated to the school's hall while authorities carried out a search of the grounds before giving the all-clear. a search of the grounds before giving the all-clear. Controversial Brisbane Lion Jason Akermanis has a new home at the Western Bulldogs. It was the first deal done as AFL trade week kicked off in Melbourne yesterday. Oh, certainly relieved for sure, but it's been one of those years. Thankfully we can now move on and continue hopefully to do what I do best. Fremantle is working on a swap to secure forward Chris Tarrant from Collingwood while St Kilda is leading Sydney in the race to win the signature of Hawthorn ruckman Peter Everitt. Australian rugby league coach Ricky Stuart will tomorrow name his team for Saturday's Tri-Nations opener against New Zealand. The Kangaroos desperate to regain their world number one status. The Kangaroos arrived in New Zealand, revenge firmly on their minds. Very important - it was very embarrassing last year. It wasn't a good feeling. They started last year's Tri-Nations series with a loss to the Kiwis in Sydney and finished it with another loss - a 24-0 thumping in England. The defeat last year has lifted the spirits of the experienced players because I know they probably have in the back of their minds the feeling, or the lack of feeling, they had after they lost the series last year. Some tough calls ahead for Stuart at the selection table, captain Darren Lockyer to be consulted on who'll play beside him at halfback - Johnathan Thurston or Ben Hornby. Ricky obviously hasn't made his decision yet, but we've both been interchanging and whoever gets the job will do a good job.

The Kiwis with an obvious starter at No. 7, the crafty veteran Stacey Jones. One thing the Kiwis probably lacked last Test, on Anzac Day, they lacked a lot of direction. Stacey gives them that. He's a huge bonus for the New Zealand team. Leanne West, Ten News. Finance news and Richard, the Government's media reforms on shaky ground? National MPs are expected to force changes to the Government's controversial media ownership laws. Nationals are worried about the impact in regional areas, fearing it will lead to less diversity. The laws go to the Senate this afternoon and are likely to be changed to accommodate the Nationals' concerns. The legislation will fail without the Nationals' support. And revelations this morning Australian workers are being dramatically undercut by workers doing similar jobs in India.

Sydney's 'Daily Telegraph' says

major banks are paying Indian workers just $100 per week to man call centres that used to operate here and be staffed by Australians. Workers man the phones six days a week and are expected to answer at least $100 calls a shift. The paper has also revealed workers are given just 12 weeks training and are taught to speak like Canadian news readers. Let's take a look at the national weather: Aussie actor Russell Crowe has spoken candidly about his love for his family. The 42-year-old says he can draw many parallels to the character he plays in his new flick, 'A Good Life'. Well done today love rats. English businessman Max Skinner gives up a life of making money for love. If I had a son tomorrow how old would I be on his 21st birthday? My priorities have changed. His family joined him on the set in 'Provence'. The world comes together to condemn North Korea's nuclear weapons test. We'll cross to the US for all the reaction when the Early News returns.

MAN: Salome and her community live in terrible poverty. Her life won't improve is carried out to change things. That's what child sponsorship does. at worldvision.com.au or call 13 32 40 now. This program is captioned live. Welcome back to Ten's Early News. Making news this Tuesday - one down - more feared. North Korea's nuclear warning that's infuriated the world. The United States condemns this provocative act. Sanctions are likely. Australia pushing to meet the country's ambassador today. And a warning Asia is the new terror hot spot. These groups, even though they are quite small, really are setting the agendas. Now for another check of the markets with Richard Davies and North Korea's nuclear tests cause a few headaches for traders?

That's right, Kath. The nuclear tensions have spooked investors but Wall Street is now fighting back in late trade.

I'll have more finance news shortly. There is world-wide condemnation of North Korea's claim it has carried out a nuclear test. Ten's US Bureau Chief, Leisa Goddard-Roles, joins me now live. Leisa, what's been the reaction in America? also condemned North Korea's actions.

Three we hearing some very tough

tour from President Bush. tour from President Bush. He has

described North Korea's actions as

unacceptable and provocative. He

spent this morning on the find will

be to lead us from Japan, China,

South Korea and Russia have who like

Australia have condemn North Korea's actions. We reaffirmed our commitment to a nuclear-free Korean peninsula and all of us agreed

the proclaimed actions taken by North Korea are unacceptable and deserve an immediate response Security Council. from the United Nations Australia have condemn North Korea's

actions. The un Security Council has actions. The un Security Council

held an emergency meeting this

morning. Was come out of that? Days

ago the Security Council warned

career at that if he did go Laidler

the test be would-be actions taken.

They have to act on that of course.

If the US has pushed a resolution. It If the US has pushed a resolution.

wants a ban on all military arms as

well as luxury items going into North

Coria. If it is called for all cargo

coming out of the cap country to coming out of the cap country to be

in expected. This is what the US

ambassador said. To have the ambassador said. To

unanimous condemnation of the North unanimous condemnation of

Korean test. None defended it. North

Korea's ambassador to the un is not a Korea's ambassador to the un is not

modern those meetings. He praised

North Korea's actions. Homicide Squad Detectives are investigating the discovery of a woman's body after a fire in bushland on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula. The woman in her 20s was found dead after emergency services responded to a blaze in Tee Trees at Frankston around 7:00 last night. Police will continue processing the scene this morning. A post-mortem examination will be carried out to determine the young woman's cause of death. on the Gold Coast overnight. And there's been a fatal stabbing this Southport address around 7:00 Emergency crews called to

with knives. following reports of a violent fight during the domestic dispute. A woman in her late 40s was killed to hospital in a critical condition. Her husband also stabbed and taken for minor injuries at the scene. The couple's daughter was treated their investigations. Police are continuing An international terrorism expert in South East Asia. is warning of a growing threat

Dr Zachary Abuza says for terrorist activity. the region is a breeding ground on terrorism in South East Asia Dr Zachary Abuza is a leading scholar and his warning to Australia is clear. There have been more than 350 arrests in South East Asia and not just Indonesia. Dr Abuza admits Indonesia is still our biggest threat, but pinpoints Thailand as a problem area for Muslim insurgency and violence. There have been about 1,700 people killed in less than 2.5 years. I can't think of any place in the world other than Iraq where more Muslims have been killed. The American scholar warns the region is plagued by militant Islamics whose terrorism links appear to extend beyond Jemaah Islamiah, the group behind a number of attacks including the Bali bombings. than they can be neutralised. These groups get leaders faster at least 18 JI leaders, Authorities are hunting with al-Qa'ida. most of whom have links

Kate Donnison, Ten News. Police may be afforded extra powers next month. ahead of the Ashes cricket series It follows reports an al-Qa'ida cell London bombings linked to last July's and England cricket teams planned to kill both the Australian with a nerve gas attack. History in Canberra in the Senate for the first time with a woman leading the Government in more than a century. Communications Minister Helen Coonan replaced regular upper house leader Nick Minchin who was in Sydney launching the Telstra float. Not surprisingly, that was the key topic of discussion. Labor bombarding her with questions on why Telstra's prospectus release had been delayed. Not since 1901 has a female senator lead proceedings. A high speed car crash in Sydney's eastern suburbs has left a teenager with serious injuries. It took rescue workers over an hour to free the passenger from the wreckage. Police believe the car may have been stolen when it was driving along Anzac Parade around midnight and rolled over several times. before it flipped in the crash. Five flagpoles were flattened to escape with minor injuries The teenage driver was lucky

and is being questioned by police. by another school shooting overnight. The United States has been rocked stormed a school in Missouri This time a 13-year-old student firing an AK-47 and threatening staff. He didn't hit anyone as he left the school building. but was confronted by armed police boy's bag claiming he had a bomb. Police say they found a note in the to the school's hall Students were evacuated a search of the grounds while authorities carried out before giving the all-clear. Jason Akermanis is in the dog house this time for real.

The one-time Brisbane Lion is now a Western Bulldog in the first deal of the AFL's trade week. Trade week had only barely begun when the first deal was placed on the AFL's desk. The Brisbane Lions have agreed on a trade with Jason Akermanis to the Bulldogs. We're still working out the finer details. There will be no player involved in the trade. That's all we're saying at the moment, thank you. thought we'd get it out of the way Everyone's pleased, so we just and we can move on. so conjecture stops he would not return to Brisbane, Soon after learning Akermanis was in his new colours. but it's been one of those years. Oh, certainly relieved for sure, Thankfully we can now move on to do what I do best. and continue hopefully For the first time, Chris Tarrant is on the market. Collingwood has publicly acknowledged discussions with his manager. It's fair to say we've had He doesn't desperately want to move. we'll all have a look at it, But if the right deal comes along, and that's where we sit. are vying for the forward The Magpies say at least four clubs with Fremantle the hot favourite. And St Kilda is threatening to derail the Peter Everitt move to Sydney, offering Hawthorn a second-round pick. David Adamson, Ten News. To rugby league and the Kangaroos are chasing revenge in their opening Tri-Nations clash against New Zealand. The Aussies have arrived in New Zealand. They lost to the Kiwi's twice in last year's tournament. The 24-nil loss to New Zealand hurt and the Kangaroos are desperate to regain the number one world ranking. Very important - it was very embarrassing last year. It wasn't a good feeling. spirits of the experienced players The defeat last year has lifted the

in the back of their minds because I know they probably have

they had the feeling, or the lack of feeling, last year. after they lost the series

on his halfback Ricky Stuart still to decide Ben Hornby fighting for the spot. with Johnathan Thurston and

warned his team against complacency Socceroo captain Lucas Neill has qualifier against Bahrain. in tomorrow night's Asian Cup by adoring fans in Sydney. The national team was mobbed

in last weekend's friendly, Coming off a draw against Paraguay to keep their minds on the job. Neill wants the Socceroos banana skin. It's going to be a potential of intensity as the other night. We'd be looking for the same kind The Aussies train this afternoon. Finance news now.

after OPEC said And crude oil has gained overnight 1 million barrels per day. it would cut production by The oil cartel says in production the cut represents a 3.4% decrease and takes daily output to 27 million barrels of crude. Member nations say the cut is needed to stem a 23% fall in crude prices since oil hit a high above $78 back in July. The group next meets in December but says it may hold an emergency meeting to readdress the situation. And a poor start for Telstra. its T3 prospectus. Shares diving as the telco unveiled at the last minute The launch was almost abandoned over controversial wording. with officials fighting An 11th hour boardroom battle more than two hours late, saw the prospectus launched after a disagreement on the wording. rushed into print were determined But Telstra and the Government to start the final Telstra sell-off. to realise their 10-year dream Today has finally arrived. There's been some static. in an offer of this kind. One would expect that that this is an attractive offer. The Government is confident A massive ad blitz is now under way to promote the sale of $8 billion worth of Telstra stock mum and dad investors to pay $2 per share up front with the balance due in 18 months. That's a 5% discount on every T3 share, and three weeks to apply. Before the big financial investors buy in, the final price unknown until the stock lists. I hope that there is some up side in the stock. Telstra shares have already taken a dive,

shedding 9 cents to $3.74. Some analysts warning they're drastically overpriced and not such a good buy. and having a look at the numbers In looking through the prospectus about people entering Telstra in T3. we've got some serious concerns and the telco Friction between the Government Geoff Cousins as a director, over naming former government adviser may also affect the price. his man will make the board. But the Prime Minister's determined Australian businessman. He's an outstanding won't be stooge of the Government. He'll be totally independent, he on November 20. The shares are expected to list Ebbeny Faranda, Ten News. the national weather: Let's take a look at

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You don't think so? But the underground test, in a remote corner of North Korea, has been met with anger and condemnation by world leaders. The US condemns this provocative act. North Korea has defied the international community and the international community will react. Australia has joined other nations calling for strict UN sanctions on the rogue state.

We are both disturbed and outraged at this action by North Korea which should be condemned in the strongest possible terms. South Korea has already suspended aid

to its impoverished and secretive northern neighbour. Our Foreign Minister will today summon North Korea's Ambassador to express Australia's anger. Alan Raskall, Ten News. An international terrorism expert is warning of a growing threat in South East Asia. Speaking at a special conference in Sydney last night, Dr Zachary Abuza says the region is a breeding ground for terrorist activity.

There have been more than 350 arrests in South East Asia and not just Indonesia. Dr Abuza pinpoints Southern Thailand as a problem area and blames the Government for failing to address growing Muslim insurgency and violence. Joanne Lees has criticised the Northern Territory police for failing to provide counselling after her boyfriend Peter Falconio was killed in the Australian outback. Ms Lees says after five years in the media spotlight she's ready to move on. Fire has caused extensive damage to a college building in Melbourne's outer east. Neighbours raised the alarm after seeing flames leaping from the building's roof. They were then evacuated as a precaution. It took 70 firefighters 45 minutes to bring the blaze under control. The cause of the fire is yet to be determined. During a home invasion, one of the offenders pulled out a firearm and shot the man's dog. They forced entry into his Eastern Suburbs house around 10:30pm last night. The thieves escaped with numerous items such as cash and property. The German shepard was taken to the vet and is currently being treated for a gun shot wound to the chest.

A new poll reveals freedom of speech is more important to us than mateship. According to the AC Neilson poll, we like to to be given a 'fair go'.

The Prime Minister's notion of a 'mateship' polled only 8% among the 1,400 people surveyed. The poll also revealed 1 in 4 Australians believe politics are dominated too much by religion. Officials in Rome have unveiled an ancient burial ground six years after it was discovered lying beneath the Vatican. The ancient necropolis contains 40 burial structures including tombs and sarcophagi dating back more than 2,000 years. The site was discovered back in 2000 when workers at the Vatican began construction on a new underground garage to house tourists coaches. Controversial Brisbane Lion Jason Akermanis has a new home at the Western Bulldogs. It was the first deal done as AFL trade week kicked off in Melbourne yesterday. Oh, certainly relieved for sure, but it's been one of those years. Thankfully we can now move on and continue hopefully to do what I do best. Fremantle is working on a swap to secure forward Chris Tarrant from Collingwood while St Kilda is leading Sydney in the race to win the signature of Hawthorn ruckman Peter Everitt. Australian rugby league coach Ricky Stuart will tomorrow name his team

for Saturday's Tri-Nations opener against New Zealand. The Kangaroos desperate to regain their world number one status. The Kangaroos arrived in New Zealand, revenge firmly on their minds. Very important - it was very embarrassing last year. It wasn't a good feeling. They started last year's Tri-Nations series with a loss to the Kiwis in Sydney and finished it with another loss - a 24-0 thumping in England. The defeat last year has lifted the spirits of the experienced players because I know they probably have in the back of their minds the feeling, or the lack of feeling, they had

after they lost the series last year. Some tough calls ahead for Stuart at the selection table, captain Darren Lockyer to be consulted on who'll play beside him at halfback - Johnathan Thurston or Ben Hornby. Ricky obviously hasn't made his decision yet, but we've both been interchanging and whoever gets the job will do a good job. The Kiwis with an obvious starter at No. 7, the crafty veteran Stacey Jones. One thing the Kiwis probably lacked last Test, on Anzac Day, they lacked a lot of direction. Stacey gives them that. He's a huge bonus for the New Zealand team. Leanne West, Ten News. To basketball -

and Australian NBA player Andrew Bogut looks set to miss the start of the season after injuring his leg. The Milwaukee centre sprained his leg at training and could be sidelined for 6-8 weeks. Australian centre Matt Giteau is confident the Wallabies will perform well without captain George Gregan during next month's Spring Tour. A 37-man squad has begun a 6-day training camp at Coffs Harbour

ahead of their October 27 departure to Europe,

Gregan being rested from the trip. Obviously George is a tremendous leader and obviously a great player and we will miss him, but having said that, we've got other good half-backs - great half-backs - Sam Cordingley, Brett Sheehan. Also, Stirling Mortlock will be the captain of the side Coach John Connolly has indicated he also wants to trial Giteau in the halfback role.

.and Richard, the Government's media reforms on shaky ground? Finance news The newly appointed boss of Airbus has reportedly quit

amid the ongoing delays with the plane maker's flagship A380 super jumbo. Christian Streiff is believed to have announced his resignation just three months after taking over the reigns. Last week, Airbus announced the third delay for its super jumbos pushing back delivery by two years.

And two top British Airways executives have resigned following investigations at the airline into alleged cartel behaviour. The latest snap shot of the labour market here at home has found employment remains strong. The ANZ job advertisements survey recorded a slight increase over the month of September and economists say

while there is some moderation in the jobs market, all in all it still remains very tight. Positions advertised in major metropolitan newspapers and on the Internet gained 0.3% last month up from a 1.3% fall in August. Economists say

the numbers suggest the jobs market is headed for a soft landing. North Korea's nuclear testing spooked investors but Wall Street is now fighting back.

Now here is a way to heat up your day.

The Jalapeno Peppers World Eating Championship has been held in Texas and the winner is 62-year-old retired accountant Richard Lefevre. He ate 247 peppers in eight minutes and won $2,000. Hot on his tail though was Sonya Thomas who downed 239 peppers for $1,000 prize money. Let's take a look at the national weather: A quick recap of the morning's top stories - our Foreign Minister is pushing to meet North Korea's Ambassador over yesterday's nuclear test. The world, meantime, considering sanctions. Asia has been described as a breeding ground for terrorist activity.

And Joanne Lees wants a memorial built in the Northern Territory remembering her slain boyfriend Peter Falconio. That's it for Ten Early News. I'm Kathryn Robinson, 'bye for now. And I'm Richard Davies. Good morning. Supertext Captions by the Australian Caption Centre. www.auscap.com.au