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This is Ten's Early News. And I'm Frank Coletta. Our top stories this Monday - his strongest indication yet the PM gives a nuclear industry. Australia should be developing our uranium. We gain a lot by using to the full despite the threat of North Korea. But that doesn't mean nuclear weapons to solve this diplomatically. We should try very hard

Sanctions - the first step.

of the markets. Now time for our first check Good morning Frank Coletta. Thanks, Kath. forward march over the weekend. US stocks have continued their The Dow hitting another record high. Some good news for air travellers. Those details in a moment, Kath. First this morning, developing a nuclear power industry. John Howard says Australia should be has voiced his support The Prime Minister of a Government report ahead of the release uranium stores. into the future of the nation's

richest source of uranium Australia is the world's are pushing for commercial plants and nuclear power experts within nine years. They may have an ally. nculear power I'm in favor of Australia developing

for peaceful purposes. greenies oppose it. I can't understand why extreme of determining whether there is merit A taskforce is in the final stages vast uranium reserves. in enriching the nation's is against. A policy the federal opposition Australia is in the enviable position But world experts say for enriched uranium of being able to meet growing demand for the rest of the century. global warming. If not, only to avert further We gain a lot by using our full our uranium We gain a lot by using to the full Kellie Morgan, Ten News. its decision Canberra has been asked to clarify officials down under. to suspend visits by Papua New Guinea ministerial contact with the country Our Foreign Minister cut at the weekend. won't resume Alexander Downer says communications suspect Julian Moti until PNG investigates how sex crimes to the Solomon Islands. was allowed to escape like a bull in a china shop Mr Downer is behaving Australia's long-term interests and it's time he realised require a better touch. to visit Australia later this month. PNG's Defence Minister was due on the Government to do more Pressure is mounting of troops. to ease the chronic shortage young people to the Defence Forces Canberra's outlined plans to lure but critics say it's not enough. Every year 37,000 young Australians between high school and uni - take a break the gap year. or do volunteer work. Many go backpacking give the Defence Force a go instead. Now the Government wants them to the opportunity It'll give these young Australians

to try before they buy. The rules will be changed, for at least four years, so instead of signing up young people can join for 12 months and a bit of experience. for basic training is the first step to conscription. Labor fears the change We would have a problem with it if it's a stalking horse of full-scale national service. for the introduction can do more to lure young people. Others agree the Government what they should be offering - We think HECS waivers -

in the regular defence forces so if you do 3-4 years, say,

of HECS waived. you get three years worth that may be putting off young people One issue is our involvement in Iraq. former defence chief Peter Cosgrove And now has made the startling admission has boosted global terrorism. the war there But the Government says Australia won't pull out. it doesn't matter who says what,

Laurel Irving, Ten News. Meantime, the Prime Minister says any US-led invasion of North Korea. he has no plans to commit troops to imposed sanctions A day after the United Nations on the rogue state, there are no plans for war. the PM says, for now, off the table You never take military action are contemplating. but it's not something the Americans last night I spoke to President George Bush an invasion of North Korea. and they're not talking about on North Korea's neighbours Pressure is now mounting particularly China,

to comply with the sanctions. Police are hoping a post-mortem final movements of a Brisbane man, will piece together the found dead on the weekend. at an Indooroopilly pub Kelvin King was last seen drinking more than a week ago. 46-year-old's body in a creek bed On Saturday, a walker found the only a few blocks from the bar.

which as this stage, There are some injuries on his body,

we haven't fully explained. Mr King missing A colleague had reported when he failed to show up for work. be issued to drug-drivers Fines of up to $5,000 will soon in Western Australia. new laws through parliament The state is fast-tracking tough

road toll. in a bid to reign in the rising booze buses on WA roads. From July 1, drug buses will join a saliva sample. People will have to give It'll be an offence not to. amphetamines and ecstasy. Drivers will be tested for cannabis, have been honoured over the weekend 12 of Tinseltown's top females to gender equality. for their contribution the Women's World Awards Among those to receive actresses Whoopi Goldberg were model Claudia Schiffer, and singer Mary J Blige. and Susan Sarandon Mikhail Gorbachev presented the gongs Former Soviet president of contributions that recognise a range equality, self determination including efforts to ensure gender of social discrimination. and the elimination A-League match A major controversy in last night's

and Adelaide United coach with the Melbourne Victory captain both on report. Victory's Kevin Muscat John Kosmina late in the match. made firm contact with United coach from the pitch for retaliating. Kosmina was then ejected will be wise COMMENTATOR: John Kosmina he possibly can down the tunnel to make his way as quickly as The incident is set to come under investigation from the FFA. But Kosmina showed little remorse post-match. It's one of the things that happen during a game. REPORTER: Hasn't it caught your responsibility in that circumstance? Well, if someone wants to nail me I'm not going to sit down and let them do it. The controversy marred Adelaide's 1-nil upset win. To cricket - and Australia has wrapped up its Champions Trophy preparations with a win over a local Mumbai team.

After the victory, Adam Gilchrist says it's hard to pick a favourite for the Champions Trophy in India. In one day cricket anyone's in it. Australia open its campaign against the West Indies on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the famous Ashes urn is on its way to Australia. Last year's Ahses-winning captain Michael Vaughan seeing the urn off. His Ashes campaign is in doubt after knee surgery. England lost its opening game of the champions trophy to India overnight. To rugby league and the Kangaroos have arrived home from their spiteful Tri-Nations win over New Zealand. Willie Mason copped criticism for allegedly mocking the haka. He also has a cheek injury that could rule him out of the Aussies clash with the Kiwis on Saturday night in Melbourne. The Kangaroos back on home soil

after a fiery encounter with the Kiwis. The Kiwis seething over Mason's pre-match antics. I don't know why someone would just deliberately disrespect another country's heritage

and their culture.

If it was any one of our players, we'd be so disappointed in that person, we wouldn't really want to have them on our team. He pushed me to the side. Andrew Brown, Ten News. Frank's back with another check of finance and some news from Qantas in light of falling oil prices? Yes, Kath. Good news indeed for air travellers with the price of crude oil falling so too, are our air fares. Qantas is currently reviewing its unpopular fuel surcharge after rivals like Singapore Airlines cut their levies by 10% over the weekend. The flying kangaroo won't say just how much its surcharge will be reduced by, but the decision is curiously timed. Last week the airline increased its base airfares by around 3% but has denied that price increase has anything to do with its decision to reduce the fuel levy. And there are reports this morning James Packer's Publishing and Broadcasting may sell off the Nine Network and Australian Consolidated Press. 'The Sydney Morning Herald' says San Francisco-based buy-out firm Newbridge Capital is a potential buyer. Investment bank UBS is reportedly advising PBL on any sale that would include Nine, ACP and website ninemsn.

Speculation has been rife since the Government's changes to media laws passed the Senate. It's believed PBL will focus on its gaming assets and online web portals like Seek and Car Sales. Let's take a look at the national weather: Let's see what the newspapers are saying - in Sydney's 'Daily Telegraph' - the New South Wales Government says a national curriculum would compromise the State's highly-regarded HSC program. Brisbane's 'Courier Mail' says Queensland cancer sufferers are waiting up to three months for life-saving treatment. And in the Melbourne 'Age' -

a new poll lists health care as the biggest concern of voters

a year out from the next federal election. Fire destroys a million-dollar Melbourne mansion. The details when the Early News returns.

my little boy wouldn't be speaking, and he is now. Two owls, two motorbikes, two clocks... They care about what they do. I've been aware of the great work of the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children for many years now. I help them where and when I can, and I urge you to do the same.

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Welcome back to Ten's Early News. This morning - Australia rules out sending troops to North Korea for the interim. The rogue state's nuclear threat to be matched by sanctions. The PM backs the development of a uranium industry down under as a poll's released suggesting he's an election shoe-in. A million-dollar home goes up in smoke in Melbourne. And in sport - fireworks in the A-League with a player and coach involved in an ugly sideline incident. Another check of the markets now

and Frank, there's no stopping Wall Street? Kath, the US market just goes from strength to strength. The Dow hitting another record high.

Wondering where to park your money in the property market? Kath, we'll have those details shortly. The Prime Minister says he has no plans to commit troops to any US-led invasion of North Korea. A day after the United Nations imposed sanctions on the rogue state, the PM says, for now, there are no plans for war. You never take military action off the table but it's not something the Americans are contemplating. I spoke to President George Bush last night and they're not talking about an invasion of North Korea. Pressure is now mounting on North Korea's neighbours particularly China, to comply with the sanctions. A boost for the Howard Government in the latest poll with more than 70% of voters believing

the Prime Minister will be returned to power at the next election. Health and industrial relations rank as the two top concerns for voters. The economy, interest rates and the war in Iraq also score highly. Fire has gutted a million-dollar home containing priceless antiques

in Melbourne's south east. Crews arrived to find flames leaping from the weatherboard property and threatening nearby sheds and stables shortly after midnight. Four people were inside when the fire broke out

but escaped with minor injuries. Firefighters remain at the scene this morning. They're yet to establish a cause. And a massive back-burning operation was carried out on the Gold Coast last night. Around 40 firefighters were called in to prevent a blaze burning in inaccessible bushland from spreading to nearby property. Crews worked throughout the night to create the fire break which quickly stopped the 2km front from spreading. Fire authorities are urging people that live near the bush to clean out their gutters and remove dead wood. A memorial will be built in Perth honouring the short life of murdered schoolgirl Sofia Rodriguez Urrita-Shu. Her priest says the tribute will be a place of hope for all children. The healing continues at Mater Christi Church in the southern suburbs - the spiritual home of young Sofia before she was murdered in a public toilet four months ago. The parish today launched a fund-raising campaign to build the Chapel of the Innocents, informally known as Sophia's Chapel. As a perpetual reminder of this beautiful little girl who died in such a terrible way. The chapel will feature Sophia's artwork and tributes from her devastated classmates. It's hoped the chapel will be a place where people can remember those who left the world too soon. It will be a happy place. It's designed for children.

I hope it will be a memorial to all children who have died. I think it's important to celebrate her lfe. Rob Newton, Ten News. Police say random drug raids on clubs and pubs in Queensland will only increase heading into the Christmas party season. It comes after a successful weekend crackdown on Brisbane night-spots. walls and searched by the dog squad Patrons were lined up against club

and more than 100 police. 40 arrests were made. were under the age of 25. Most of the alleged drug offenders has shaken Hawaii. A massive earthquake has demolished buildings The 6.3 magnitude quake and triggered landslides, serious injuries or deaths. but so far, there no reports of to stay indoors. Residents and tourists are being told No tsunami warning has been issued will cause higher than usual tides. but it's feared the quake since 1983. It is the biggest quake to hit Hawaii at a Scottish safari park A pride of lions are getting lessons on how to hunt. the thrill of the chase, In an attempt to give the big cats to the remote-controlled robot. zoo keepers have introduced them Decorated in zebra stripes, out their predatory instincts the machine allows the lions to act in between meals. and gives them a work-out eyebrows from the other residents. The new arrival is also raising will be rolled out at zoos It's hoped the pioneering technology across the world.

the world championship lead Valentino Rossi has taken over of the Portuguese Motogp race. after rival Nicky Hayden crashed out Aussie Casey Stoner also failed to finish lap of the race. after this accident on the opening There was major drama leader Hayden retired not long after when championship Danny Pedrosa. after a crash with Honda team-mate after the incident Hayden was furious with Pedrosa with one race to go. and now trails Rossi by 8 points for the win. Tony Elias edged out Rossi victory for Gold Coast iron man A stunning final run leg secured Zane Holmes Coolangatta Gold. in yesterday's gruelling were contending with It wasn't just the waves competitors just off the coast frolicking humpbacks grinding it out over the 46km course. while closer to shore they were and veteran Dean Mercer in his wake Holmes left Cronulla's Nathan Smith made it back-to-back victories while Northcliffe's Hayley Bateup in the women's 25 kilometre event. Tickets to what's being dubbed in Australia in 2007, the biggest sporting event go on sale this morning. grabbed the first tickets available A couple of our swimming golden girls World Swimming Championships to next March's at Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena. It's going to be fantastic. too many swimmers can say I don't think that they've swum in a tennis centre so I think it'll be pretty exciting for the crowd as well, at how it turns out. to come in and have a look centre are expected to sell out Finals at the 15,000-seat tennis in days. and Frank, an update from Multiplex? Another check of finance It may be hard to believe, for embattled construction firm but finally there is some good news Multiplex. Stadium appears set for completion. The disaster that has been Wembley with problems, While the project has been riddled a statement today the company is expected to release will be completed in a few months saying the stadium redevelopment to host the next FA Cup Final. and yes, that it will be ready and stadium owner Wembley The news comes as Multiplex over costs outside court. agree to settle a dispute

with property investors, Queensland has long been a favourite just some of the reasons why. affordability and excellent returns the regional market is hotting up. But with Brisbane prices soaring, Here's a look at what's on offer. than Sydney and Melbourne Brisbane is more affordable the real gems are in the regions. but analysts say is looking very, very solid. The regional economy And top of the list is Townsville. is the CBD of the North. Townsville now of around $300,000, With a median house price they found paradise. newcomers like Suzanne Coverlid say until they get here People are just, have got no idea, just how fantastic it is. Other regional hot spots include: for between $200,000 and $250,000. You can still buy properties Outlying areas also proving popular. They're moving

away from the regional centres several hundred kilometres because land is more affordable. Not so hot are places like: is affecting Toowoomba. The water crisis close to $200,000. But that means prices are cheap - water issues will be solved. Long-term, But a word of warning buying into the regional market - for those considering make sure you know the area. If you are buying a sea change, and being next to infrastructure. you're better off paying a bit more Kate Donnison, Ten News. the national weather: Let's take a look at behind nuclear energy. The Prime Minister throws his support when the Early News returns. We'll have those details

This program is captioned live. Our top stories this Monday - his strongest indication yet the PM gives a nuclear industry. Australia should be developing

We gain a lot by using to the full our uranium. despite the threat of North Korea. But that doesn't mean nuclear weapons to solve this diplomatically. We should try very hard Sanctions - the first step. the national weather: Let's take a look at Good morning Frank Coletta. Thanks, Kath. forward march over the weekend. US stocks have continued their The Dow hitting another record high. More finance news shortly. developing a nuclear power industry. John Howard says Australia should be has voiced his support The Prime Minister

of a Government report ahead of the release uranium stores. into the future of the nation's richest source of uranium Australia is the world's are pushing for commercial plants and nuclear power experts within nine years. They may have an ally. nuclear power for peaceful purposes. I'm in favor of Australia developing It's clean and green. as an option. We should be looking at this greenies oppose it. I can't understand why extreme of determining whether there is merit A taskforce is in the final stages vast uranium reserves. in enriching the nation's A policy the federal opposition is against. But world experts say Australia is in the enviable position of being able to meet growing demand for enriched uranium for the rest of the century. global warming. If not, only to avert further our uranium. We gain a lot by using to the full

options. That's why we're looking at the Kellie Morgan, Ten News. The Prime Minister says any US-led invasion of North Korea. he has no plans to commit troops to A day after the United Nations imposed sanctions on the rogue state, the PM says, for now, there are no plans for war. You never take military action off the table but it's not something the Americans are contemplating. I spoke to President George Bush last night and they're not talking about an invasion of North Korea. Pressure is now mounting on North Korea's neighbours particularly China, to comply with the sanctions. Police divers will resume the search this morning for a 21-year-old man feared drowned alongside a friend in Brisbane. The body of another 21-year-old was pulled from the Brisbane river yesterday.

It's believed the two men were driving a powerboat late Saturday night, when they collided with a moored yacht. The yacht's owners told investigating police the boat was empty

when it was checked after the crash.

Police say random drug raids on clubs and pubs in Queensland will only increase heading into the Christmas party season. It comes after a successful weekend crackdown on Brisbane night-spots. Patrons were lined up against club walls and searched by the dog squad and more than 100 police. 40 arrests were made.

Most of the alleged drug offenders were under the age of 25. Pressure is mounting on the Government to do more to ease the chronic shortage of troops. Canberra's outlined plans to lure young people to the Defence Forces but critics say it's not enough. Every year 37,000 young Australians

take a break between high school and uni - the gap year. Many go backpacking or do volunteer work. Now the Government wants them to give the Defence Force a go instead. It'll give these young Australians the opportunity to try before they buy. The rules will be changed, so instead of signing up for at least four years, young people can join for 12 months for basic training and a bit of experience. Labor fears the change is the first step to conscription.

We would have a problem with it if it's a stalking horse for the introduction of full-scale national service. Others agree the Government can do more to lure young people. We think what they should be offering - HECS waivers - so if you do 3-4 years, say, in the regular defence forces you get three years worth of HECS waived. One issue that may be putting off young people is our involvement in Iraq.

And now former defence chief Peter Cosgrove has made the startling admission the war there has boosted global terrorism. But the Government says it doesn't matter who says what, Australia won't pull out. Laurel Irving, Ten News. Health permitting - Perth socialite Rose Porteous will face court today.

The flamboyant widow of mining magnate Lang Hancock is on trial for altering a prescription for pain killers. The fraud charges date back to June 2005. Her last two appearances have been plagued by illness. In January,

an undisclosed sickness stopped her from attending proceedings while in March, her lawyer presented court officials with a letter from a psychiatrist saying she'd suffered a suspected brain stroke. Pope Benedict XVIth has appointed four new saints to the Catholic Church. the ceremony in St Peter's Square. Thousands of faithful gathered for

The Pontiff honoured two women and two men who lived in the past few centuries. Among them, a French woman who preached on the American frontier and an Italian priest who helped the deaf. Some well-groomed canines have been strutting their stuff on the catwalk in a furry fashion show in London. The show was put on for wealthy pet owners at exclusive department store, Harrods. Each pouting pooch was dressed by designer Vivian Westwood. And while the dogs were lapping up the limelight, some fashionable felines were back stage, preparing to parade the latest designs for cats. A major controversy in last night's A-League match

with the Melbourne Victory captain and Adelaide United coach both on report. Victory's Kevin Muscat made firm contact with United coach John Kosmina late in the match. Kosmina was then ejected from the pitch for retaliating. COMMENTATOR: John Kosmina will be wise to make his way as quickly as he possibly can down the tunnel. The incident is set to come under investigation from the FFA. But Kosmina showed little remorse post-match. It's one of the things that happen during a game. REPORTER: Hasn't it caught your responsibility in that circumstance? Well, if someone wants to nail me I'm not going to sit down and let them do it. The controversy marred Adelaide's 1-nil upset win.

To cricket - and Australia has wrapped up its Champions Trophy preparations with a win over a local Mumbai team.

After the victory, Adam Gilchrist says it's hard to pick a favourite for the Champions Trophy in India. In one day cricket, anyone's in it. One bad day and you're almost out of competition. Australia open its campaign against the West Indies on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the famous Ashes urn is on its way to Australia. Last year's Ahses-winning captain Michael Vaughan seeing the urn off. His Ashes campaign is in doubt after knee surgery. England lost its opening game of the Champions Trophy to India overnight. To rugby league and the Kangaroos have arrived home from their spiteful Tri-Nations win over New Zealand. Willie Mason copped criticism for allegedly mocking the haka. He also has a cheek injury that could rule him out of the Aussies clash with the Kiwis

on Saturday night in Melbourne. Willie Mason happy to back on home soil after Saturday's fiery clash with the Kiwis. Sunglasses covering a possible fractured eye-socket. The prop to learn the results of his scans later today. I think he's more upset about his looks. He might be looking for a little bit of payback. Mason's injury the result of a David Kidwell shoulder charge 20 minutes into the Tri-Nations opener. The incident following pre-match antics

where he was seen mocking the haka. The Kiwis seething over his behaviour.

I don't know why someone would just deliberately disrespect another country's heritage and their culture. If it was any one of our players,

we'd be so disappointed in that person, we wouldn't really want to have them on our team. Matt King caught up in his own cross-Tasman rivalry with Manufacture Vatavei.

He puchsed me into the side. He pushed me into the side. I think everyone saw that. I had an Australian jumper on and I wasn't going to stand for it. Andrew Brown, Ten News. Frank's back with another check of finance. Good news indeed for air travellers with the price of crude oil falling so too, are our air fares. Qantas is currently reviewing its unpopular fuel surcharge after rivals like Singapore Airlines cut their levies by 10% over the weekend. The flying kangaroo won't say just how much its surcharge will be reduced by, but the decision is curiously timed. Last week the airline increased its base airfares by around 3% but has denied that price increase has anything to do with its decision to reduce the fuel levy. A new report has found

Australia's skill shortage is about to get a whole lot worse. Farmers across the country are being urged to leave the land and take up jobs in the mining industry to help fill an estimated 70,000 positions that will become available by the end of the decade. The dam levels can be deceptive. While recent rains have taken the edge off Perth's driest winters, it's still a tale of despair in the country. Strapped farmers are now being asked to think about short-term jobs in mining. Well, the situation when you have fly-in, fly-out,

it does create a situation where you can still work on your farm for a period of time. The number of jobs in WA's resources sector will almost double in the next 10 years. If farmers are ready to leave the land, WA mining companies are ready to snap them up. A new report shows

that an extra 42,000 mine workers will be needed across the state and 70,000 across the nation.

Farmers are very resourceful, they're used to operating equipment, complex equipment so I think there are many pluses for people looking at either changing jobs or younger people, over the next couple of years, coming into the workforce. The Federation just hopes desperate farmers head back to the farm once the rains return.

We need those farmers out there to maintain what's coming from the paddock to the plate. Rob Newton, Ten News. Let's take a look at the national weather: Let's see what the newspapers are saying -

More news coming up after the break. This program is captioned live. Welcome back to Ten's Early News. This morning - Australia rules out sending troops to North Korea for the interim. The rogue state's nuclear threat to be matched by sanctions. The PM backs the development of a uranium industry down under as a poll's released suggesting he's an election shoe-in. A million-dollar home goes up in smoke in Melbourne. And in sport - fireworks in the A-League with a player and coach involved in an ugly sideline incident. Prime Minister John Howard says there are no plans to send Australian troops to North Korea but he won't rule out a US-led invasion in the future. The United Nations has imposed tough economic sanctions on the rogue state, one week since they carried out nuclear tests. North Korea has openly said the new sanctions are equivalent to a declaration of war. But John Howard says he's not committing our troops for now, at least. You never take military action off the table but it's not something the Americans are contemplating. I spoke to President George Bush last night and they're not talking about an invasion of North Korea. A week after claiming to launch nuclear tests, the pressure is mounting on Pyongyang's closest trading ally China. I think China has a heavy responsibility here and I must say, this test by the North Koreans has to be humiliating to China. After all, the efforts they've made over the years to protect North Korea from international approbation. China voted with the UN Council on punishing sanctions but won't enforce cargo inspections. It's feared that could weaken the impact. We believe there may be other steps that may be necessary given North Korea's behaviour with where we are right now. but we are very satisfied tomorrow. Condoleezza Rice heads to the region First officials in Pyongyang say will return to the six-party talks. it's too early to tell if North Korea From my point of view, the willingness to return. we feel from different sides Emma Dallimore, Ten News. in the latest poll A boost for the Howard Government believing with more than 70% of voters to power at the next election. the Prime Minister will be returned Health and industrial relations rank as the two top concerns for voters. The economy, interest rates and the war in Iraq also score highly. Fire has gutted a million-dollar home containing priceless antiques in Melbourne's south east. containing priceless antiques in Melbourne's south east. Crews arrived to find flames leaping from the weatherboard property and threatening nearby sheds and stables shortly after midnight. Four people were inside when the fire broke out but escaped with minor injuries. Firefighters remain at the scene this morning. They're yet to establish a cause. And a massive back-burning operation was carried out on the Gold Coast last night. Around 40 firefighters were called in to prevent a blaze burning in inaccessible bushland from spreading to nearby property. to create the fire break Crews worked throughout the night from spreading. which quickly stopped the 2km front has shaken Hawaii. A massive earthquake has demolished buildings The 6.3 magnitude quake and triggered landslides, serious injuries or deaths. but so far, there no reports of to stay indoors. Residents and tourists are being told No tsunami warning has been issued will cause higher-than-usual tides. but it's feared the quake since 1983. It is the biggest quake to hit Hawaii Madonna has run into trouble from Malawi. in her attempts to adopt a baby boy blocked by a group of charities The international pop icon may be injunction to stop her. who say they'll apply for a court Walking into controversy. Madonna in Malawi this week of Africa's orphans. on a campaign to highlight the plight 1-year-old David Bander But the singer's attempts to adopt have run into difficulties.

will go to a Malawi court Tomorrow, a number of charities to try and stop her. orphanage since his mother died. The child has been living at an by Madonna His father has agreed to the adoption aren't happy. but some other family members "We don't want to be cheated" says David's uncle. wherever he's going to be." "We need a chance to visit him in bringing the baby out of Malawi, Even if Madonna is successful

the British adoption system. she'll still have to go through If anyone is considering adoption find a child, and thinks that they can go abroad, and bring them back in, just get them a passport um, they're seriously misinformed.

Madonna's representatives insist the correct legal procedures the singer will follow all of extending her family. to fulfil her ambition a swipe at our refugee policy. A Hollywood heavyweight's taken Angelina Jolie, says Actress and UN goodwill ambassador, the plight of asylum seekers. the Australian Government is ignoring treat migrants as sub-human. She believes most western countries The A-lister says

poor immigration record. Australia must correct its so-called of Kosovo Nicole Kidman has continued her tour just outside the capital. meeting locals at a village of the towns' hardest hit The Oscar-winning actress visited one in the 1999 conflict, from the area during the war. around 1,000 men disappeared to the country Nicole is in Kosovo on her first trip as a UN goodwill ambassador. She's preparing to film a documentary about her experiences. A movie hailed as Australia's first Aboriginal comedy at a film festival in France. has won the top gong among critics 'Ten Canoes' was popular

of Indigenous communities. for its humorous snapshot Shot entirely in Arnhem Land, Koori actor David Gulpilil the film is narrated by well-known in an Aboriginal dialect. and is made entirely

Australian and New Zealand films. The France-based festival honours Valentino Rossi has taken over the world championship lead after rival Nicky Hayden crashed out of the Portuguese MotoGP race. Aussie Casey Stoner also failed to finish after this accident on the opening lap of the race. There was major drama not long after when championship leader Hayden retired after a crash with Honda team-mate Danny Pedrosa. Hayden was furious with Pedrosa after the incident and now trails Rossi by 8 points with one race to go. Tony Elias edged out Rossi for the win. A stunning final run leg secured victory for Gold Coast iron man Zane Holmes in yesterday's gruelling Coolangatta Gold. It wasn't just the waves competitors were contending with frolicking humpbacks just off the coast while closer to shore they were grinding it out over the 46km course. and veteran Dean Mercer in his wake Holmes left Cronulla's Nathan Smith made it back-to-back victories while Northcliffe's Hayley Bateup in the women's 25 kilometre event. Tickets to what's being dubbed in Australia in 2007, the biggest sporting event go on sale this morning. grabbed the first tickets available A couple of our swimming golden girls World Swimming Championships to next March's at Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena. It's going to be fantastic. too many swimmers can say I don't think that they've swum in a tennis centre for the crowd as well, so I think it'll be pretty exciting

at how it turns out. to come in and have a look centre are expected to sell out Finals at the 15,000-seat tennis in days. with Frank. Another check of finance with property investors, Queensland has long been a favourite just some of the reasons why. affordability and excellent returns the regional market is hotting up. But with Brisbane prices soaring,

Here's a look at what's on offer.

than Sydney and Melbourne Brisbane is more affordable

the real gems are in the regions. but analysts say The regional economy is looking very, very solid. And top of the list is Townsville. Townsville now is the CBD of the North. of around $300,000, With a median house price they found paradise. newcomers like Suzanne Coverlid say until they get here People are just, have got no idea, just how fantastic it is. Other regional hot spots include:

for between $200,000 and $250,000. You can still buy properties Outlying areas also proving popular. They're moving away from the regional centres several hundred kilometres because land is more affordable. Not so hot are places like: water issues will be solved. Long-term, But a word of warning buying into the regional market - for those considering make sure you know the area. If you are buying a sea change, and being next to infrastructure. you're better off paying a bit more Kate Donnison, Ten News. from strength to strength. The US market just goes The Dow hitting another record high. no more bills - no more plastic. And Kath, before I go with a simple swipe of your arm Shoppers may soon be paying for goods Yes, you heard right. implanting microchips - Researchers are working on the size of a grain of rice - into people's bodies, like these at a beach club in Spain. The chips contain a customer's bank details. The retail industry in the UK and iris recognition technology. is also looking at fingerprint How's that for a cashless society? the national weather: Let's take a look at Let's take a look at the day ahead: of a uranium industry down under the PM backs the development he's an election shoe-in. as a poll's released suggesting to North Korea for the interim. Australia rules out sending troops to be matched by sanctions. The rogue state's nuclear threat has gone up in smoke in Melbourne. And a million-dollar home That's it for Ten Early News. the morning news starts at 11:00 Don't forget 9am With David and Kim, I'm Bill Woods, 'bye for now. And I'm Kath Robinson. Good morning.

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