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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. Good morning. I'm Luke Waters. This is Ten's Early News. And I'm Jacinta Hocking.

Sydney lockdown. Our top stories this Monday morning - parts of the city A suspicious package shuts down gets into full swing. as the APEC Summit The Australian Racing Industry says an outbreak of equine flu it warned the Government about three years ago. Diggers found -

Australian soldiers have been located claims the remains of in a mass grave in Malaysia. to the MotoGP world championship. And in sport - one step closer an Aussie quinella at San Marino. Casey Stoner leads home here's Jacinta. Time for a check of finance now, Good morning. over the weekend US stocks closed higher months on record. after one of the most turbulent from the Federal Reserve Chief. When I come back - soothing words First this morning - day of the APEC summit in Sydney. a security scare has marred the first for more than an hour last night Parts of the CBD were closed down was discovered near Martin Place. after a suspicious package this APEC week. A taste of more things to come Busy George Street shut down was discovered about 9pm last night. after a suspicious package The bomb squad and Hazmat crews to clear the device, worked for an hour

the all clear. eventually giving the site

warning systems rang out It came just hours after emergency across the city. talk fest. Final tests ahead of the week-long

Following the signal, in the event of a natural disaster police will provide information or other emergency. about possible terrorist They're designed to alert people It is Australia's first, We hope we never have to use this. continues to take shape. The so-called Great Wall of Sydney parts of the city A giant fence cordoning off that will play host to the summit President Bush will stay. including the hotel where He touches down in Sydney tomorrow night

of APEC protesters amid reports a militant group to coincide with his arrival. is plotting an outbreak of violence Matthew Taylor, Ten News. The Federal Government by equine influenza three years ago. may have known about the risk posed The Australian Racing Board says aware it made the Agriculture Minister of horse flu in 2004. of the catastrophic consequences an inquiry into the epidemic. The Federal Government now setting up Financial support may be provided out of work in the racing industry. to the thousands of people Motoring giant the NRMA claims

are ripping off motorists. it has proof oil companies tell an inquiry into petrol prices NRMA President Alan Evans is expected suppliers have been profiteering he has evidence the big four fuel of cash-strapped motorists. at the expense

were immediately cheaper He says petrol prices launched the inquiry. after Treasurer Peter Costello A massive search will continue today off the West Australian coast. for two tourists missing searchers hoping to find them alive. and 26-year-old Jonghyuk An, 24-year-old Jongcheal Kim fishing four days ago. told friends they were going on a treacherous stretch But now they remain missing of the West Australian Coast. Emergency personnel for the two South Koreans have been scouring the coast

on a working holiday. who are in the state's south west on Saturday at Contos Beach, Their abandoned car was located 30km south of Margaret River. treacherous, The rocks in that area can be quite very slippery when wet and there are in fact warning signs. The rugged coastline is notorious for strong currents and big waves

Searchers hoping the men wandered away from their car

and not fallen into the sea. search today Police will continue their the tourists alive. still hoping to find of these two people We do have concerns for the welfare into the ocean. particularly if they have gone Tracey Vo, Ten News. tougher boating restrictions The Queensland Premier may consider boat crash. following Saturday's tragic collided in Moreton Bay. Four people died when two crusiers Among them, an 8-year-old boy. belong to the one family. It's understood three of the dead for forensic analysis. Both boats have been towed is still not known. The cause of the accident There are claims the remains of diggers a mass grave containing during World War II massacred by the Japanese

has been found in Malaysia. an emotional visit to the site A group of veterans has made where 110 Australians were killed. The army's convened an expert panel a full forensic examination which agrees the site warrants but that may take a year to complete. Hundreds of people have attended a memorial service

in the UK. for an 11-year-old boy shot dead since Rhys Jones was shot, Almost two weeks police are still hunting his killer. of Croxteth Hall Voices drifted across the lawns as the rain poured down. of people who knew and loved Rhys. Musical voices - but also those dying We don't often think about people especially when they are very young. and happy things about him Help us to remember the good unhappy, and please comfort all who are

Amen. that they stood People had come to show with Rhys's family shoulder-to-shoulder has evidence against his killer, and to demand that whoever should speak to the police. shot and this corner of Liverpool It's now 1.5 weeks since Rhys was became a major crime scene. The focus of the investigation has shifted from forensics

to intelligence gathering. from where Rhys lived. The vigil was held less than a mile may have kept some people away The torrential rain at the Anglican Cathedral but Thursday's funeral to be held loss of an innocent young life. will be another chance to mourn the lashing parts of the Caribbean Strong winds and heavy rain is as Hurricane Felix gathers strength. is nearing the island of Aruba, The Category 2 storm are already underwater. many neighbourhoods keeping locals off the streets. But winds of up to 160km/h aren't as it heads north. Felix is will continue to strengthen Thousands of people have puckered-up for a kissing contest in Bosnia. A local radio station organised the smooch-fest to try and set a mass kissing world record. fireworks and music set the mood as thousands of couples locked lips. Hungary and the Philippines have also staged similar competitions. The AFL has announced its schedule for week one of the finals series. Unsurprisingly, minor premiers Geelong has been installed as the flag favourite. After 22 rollercoaster rounds, the AFL boss made his way to the Ten Network to confirm the September schedule - the Cats, the big winners. I think Geelong have demonstrated all year that they've played well. and they'll be playing next Sunday on an 8-day break. For the second time in four weeks, Geelong will meet the Kangaroos -

Dean Laidley's men securing the double chance at the expense of Hawthorn after a 64-point win over the Bulldogs. The reigning premier will open the series against Port Adelaide on Friday night. In the elimination finals - Hawthorn limps into September against the in-form Crows, Sydney sending the Hawks crashing out of the top four and, in doing so, setting up a blockbuster encounter with Collingwood at the MCG. Alastair Clarkson with plenty of headaches on the eve of his first finals campaign - with major injury and Match Review Panel concerns. I think it's going to be a very even finals series and, I think, Geelong should still be favourites.

And Carlton has got its hands on the prized top draft pick

after going down to Melbourne at the MCG. Kelli Underwood, Ten News. The Melbourne Storm confirmed their premiership favouritism

by closing the season with a 50-6 thumping of the Gold Coast. Undefeated at home this season, the Storm securing their second consecutive minor premiership. Teenager Israel Folau breaking the club's try-scoring record with his 21st of the season. COMMENTATOR: Now a chance for Folau. Look at him go! There it is. That's the record. The Storm open their finals campaign against Brisbane on Sunday. Casey Stoner continued his march towards the MotoGP world championship with a start to finish victory in San Marino. The 21-year-old unaffected by this first lap pile-up which claimed Honda's Dani Pedrosa. Former world champ Valentino Rossi also failed to finish due to engine problems. Stoner winning by five seconds ahead of fellow Aussie, Chris Vermuelen.

Jacinta's back now with a look at finance and some soothing words from the Federal Reserve Chief? That's right, Luke. The Fed Chairman, Ben Bernanke, told Wall Street it wouldn't be left on its own to deal with the sub-prime mortgage crisis. in Jackson Hole, Wyoming Mr Bernanke said the Fed would act as needed to prevent the credit crunch from hurting the economy, but did not suggest a rate cut was imminent. President Bush has also outlined ways

the White House would help Americans facing foreclosure, would be limited. The news sent shares on Wall Street higher. Virgin Blue is reportedly set to double its new fleet of regional jets. The airline has ordered 20 of the 78- and 100-seat planes as it works to increase capacity on country routes and Regional Express. currently dominated by Qantas-link The first of the Brazilian built planes arrive today, but Virgin boss Brett Godfrey has told 'The Australian' newspaper the airline could double if the jets prove to be successful. The order is worth around $600 million. Now for a look at the national weather and for the rest of the day. Now for a look at today's newspaper headlines: The Federal Government reportedly warned about the horse flu crisis

three years ago. That story when the Early News returns. Imagine a sports saloon that not only challenges your driving skills, The direct injection V6 Lexus IS250, with paddle gear shift for seamless gear change and a pre-collision radar that's able to anticipate an accident. This program is captioned live. Welcome back to Ten's Early News. This morning - startling admission. The Australian Racing Board says it warned about a horse flu outbreak three years ago. City lock down - a suspicious package forces road closures in Sydney as the APEC summit begins. Scores of arrests - dramatic scences from Copenhagen as student protests turn nasty. And spectacular show -

Italy's Mount Etna lights up the night sky with a dramatic eruption. Yes, Luke. US stocks finished in the black ahead of the Labor day long weekend. When I come back - a big buy for developer Leighton. Australian Racing's highest body about Equine Influenza three years ago. The claim comes as an inquiry begins into the source of the horse flu outbreak.

The Australian Racing Board says it has been concerned about equine influenza since 2004 when it sent letters to the Agriculture Minister regarding changes to quarantine procedures. The letters warned of catastrophic consequences should equine influenza break out in Australia. The board's worst fears confirmed three years later, prompting the Federal Government to launch an inquiry into the epidemic. We are determined to find out what happened, how this disease was introduced, whether there's been a breach of quarantine procedures and protocols. The racing industry wants support provided for the thousands of people put out of work by the outbreak. The horse industry feeds a lot of mouths and those people are going to go hungry unless some thing is done quickly. The crisis has deepened in NSW - 20 more premises infected, taking the total to 74. Unfortunately the development in NSW over the last couple of days means that we really don't know when this is going to come to an end. Victoria has held its second race meet since the state's lockdown was lifted on Friday night with only two months until the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Ben Lewis, Ten News. There's been a security scare in the heart of Sydney, the first of what's sure to be many this APEC week. Busy George Street was shut down last night and the bomb squad called in after a suspicious device was located near the Westin hotel at Martin Place. After an hour, crews gave the site the all-clear but took away a drum for further analysis. The scare came on the same day security crews tested a new emergency loud speaker system. in the CBD about a possible terrorist strike but some believe it's over the top. It's Big Brother, APEC-style. The emergency warning signal that will tell Sydney what to do when trouble hits. ALARMS WHOOP PA: Following the signal, police will provide information in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency. MAN: It's loud. It's very loud.

Oh, it's a bit over the top, isn't it? No, I don't think it's over the top. It got my attention. The speakers are here to stay, even after APEC. It is Australia's first. We hope we never have to use this. PA: A major incident has occurred in the city. Please take shelter where you are, or move inside the nearest building or glass doors. Inside the secure zone, police were exercising their new stop and search powers. This local photographer was quizzed by officers, his identity verified, and they even checked his camera to see what he'd photographed. Police patrolled the site on bike completing the 5km-long fence as workers spent the day

locking down the CBD. And in a sign of things to come, protesters have already started to leave their mark. 12 were arrested in Newcastle as they began their anti-APEC campaign. Evan Batten, Ten News. Sydney's famous Harbour Bridge was lit up last night especially for APEC. The iconic landmark now adorned with a giant logo, that will decorate the bridge every night for the next week. But Sydney residents are being told not to venture into the city to catch glimpse of the bridge or a fireworks display, because most of the best vantage points are blocked off for security reasons. Operating a boat in Queensland could be about to become harder following the weekend's tragic cruiser accident. Four people, including an 8-year-old child, were killed when two boats collided on Moreton Bay.

The cause of the weekend's horror boat crash may not be known for weeks. But already Queensland Premier Peter Beattie has called for boat licence restrictions to be strengthened. We do express our sympathy to those who've lost loved ones and those who've been injured but I do say to the community that if there is a need for tougher measures, then we'll bring them in. 10 people were hurt and four killed collided with a 7m boat when when a 5.5m cruiser late on Saturday afternoon. It's believed three of the dead are from the same family including an 8-year-old boy. Two people remain in a critical condition. The 17-year-old skipper of the larger boat returned a negative alcohol test and escaped injury. We don't know at this point exactly what happened out there and I think it is important we let investigators do their work. One of the boats sank shortly after impact but has since been refloated. Both are undergoing forensic examinations. Anthony Donaghy, Ten News. Police, fire and ambulance services have joined forces to crack down on 000 prank callers. More than half of the 000 calls received across the country are a non-emergency, a prank call or a mis-dial. Authorities are appealing for the fair use of the system as part of a national awareness campaign. More than 60 people have been arrested after protests turned ugly in Denmark. Hundreds of youths took to the streets lighting fire to cars including an empty police van. They turned on police, throwing rocks and clashing with officers. The group were angry about the demolition of a cultural centre back in March. An aerobatics display at a Polish air show has ended in disaster. Two small planes were in the middle of a stunt when they crashed head-on, exploding into pieces mid-air. Both of the Polish pilots were killed. The wreckage hit the ground a few hundred metres from the crowd. None of the fans were injured. Italy's Mount Etna has been putting quite a show. Lava shot up from the side of the mountain. The orange glow lit up the night sky. The copper display looked almost like fireworks as it leapt into the sky. Etna's latest outburst isn't posing a threat to nearby villages. Melbourne has confirmed their premiership favouritism closing out the regular season with a 50-6 thumping of the Gold Coast. Parramatta handed the Broncos their biggest ever defeat. Manly held off St George Illawarra but it was Melbourne who closed out the perfect season at Olympic Park. Another year, another minor premiership for Melbourne but this time they feel better equipped to take it all the way. I think we're better mentally. We can accept setbacks better and handle setbacks in games better. There weren't too many of them against the Titans. Young weapon Israel Falao setting a new club record with try number 21 for the season as the Storm continued their undefeated run at the Graveyard. COMMENTATOR: He gets the bounce! A lovely piece of play! Parramatta also powered into the finals, shaking off a three-match losing streak with a 46-point belting of Brisbane. I think we've got a really good football team and we have as much chance as anyone to keep going. The Eels were simply electrifying, running in 13 tries in all while the Broncos' injury curse continued. Justin Hodges suffering a corked thigh, David Taylor gone for the year with a broken thumb. And Manly held out a fast-finishing Dragons at Brookvale Oval. Scott Mackinnon, Ten News. Port Adelaide and West Coast will open the AFL finals series starting Friday night in Adelaide. The League boss has confirmed the schedule with flag favourite Geelong to play the Kangaroos for the second time in four weeks. The reigning premier plays interstate against the Power. Hawthorn limps into the series

for a cut-throat final against the in-form Crows. While it's do or die for the Swans and Collingwood at the MCG. US Open fans are anticipating another Williams sister showdown in the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows. Younger sister Serena booked her ticket with a straight-sets win over Wimbledon finalist Marion Bartoli. Taking just over an hour to wrap up the match. COMMENTATOR: Oh, what a way to finish it off. Two fantastic serves. Two aces in a row. In the men's world number two Rafael Nadal is currently leading Frenchman Jo Wilfried Tsonga, two sets to love. More records on the final night Time for finance news now and a huge acquisition for an Aussie developer? A big deal indeed. Leighton Holdings making a significant investment in the Middle East, purchasing a stake in a construction and engineering firm. The $850 million acquisition will see Leighton hold a 45% stake in the al-Habtoor engineering group. The deal is expected to be announced as early as this morning and will be funded by existing cash reserves. The Middle East is one of the fastest growing regions with more than $1 trillion worth of constructions in the pipeline. Our third biggest bank could have a legal fight on its hands with a former divisional head launching action

in the Federal Court. Steve Targett, who missed out on securing the chief cxecutive position in June, is suing ANZ for millions of dollars claiming misleading and deceptive conduct.

Fairfax newspapers say Mr Targett was told he would be an 'ideal successor' to John McFarlane but was sacked just days before Mike Smith from HSBC was named as a successor. Mr Targett says he missed out on a lucrative position at his former employer Lloyd's because he signed on with the ANZ. The bank says the claims are groundless. Now for a look at the national weather and for the rest of the day. A security scare brings parts of Sydney to a standstill. That's next. And the CommSec finance report when the Early News returns.

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from Coles or BI-LO for your chance to win one of five trips including VIP tickets to A Day on the Green to see some of the world's best performers. Choose from three locations around Australia. Prize includes airfares, accommodation and spending money. SMS your name and the last four digits of the barcode to this number or enter online This program is captioned live. Our top stories this Monday morning - Sydney lockdown. A suspicious package shuts down parts of the city as the APEC summit gets into full swing. The Australian Racing Industry says it warned the Government about an outbreak of equine flu three years ago. Diggers found - claims the remains of Australian soldiers have been located in a mass grave in Malaysia. And in sport - one step closer to the MotoGP world championship. Casey Stoner leads home an Aussie quinella at San Marino. Now another check of finance with Jacinta. Wall Street moved higher after the Fed Chairman said it wouldn't have to go through the subprime meltdown alone. When I come back - all the latest from CommSec. There's been a security scare in the heart of Sydney, the first of what's sure to be many this APEC week. was shut down last night Busy George Street and the bomb squad called in after a suspicious device was located near the Westin hotel at Martin Place. After an hour, crews gave the site the all clear but took away a drum for further analysis. The scare came on the same day security crews tested a new emergency loud speaker system. It's designed to alert people in the CBD about a possible terrorist strike but some believe it's over the top. It's Big Brother, APEC-style. The emergency warning signal that will tell Sydney what to do when trouble hits.

ALARMS WHOOP

PA: Following the signal, police will provide information in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency. Oh, it's a bit over the top, isn't it? No, I don't think it's over the top. It got my attention. The speakers are here to stay, even after APEC. It is Australia's first. We hope we never have to use this. PA: A major incident has occurred in the city. Please take shelter where you are, or move inside the nearest building and remain away from windows or glass doors. Inside the secure zone, police were exercising their new stop and search powers. was quizzed by officers, This local photographer his identity verified, and they even checked his camera to see what he'd photographed. Police patrolled the site on bike locking down the CBD. And in a sign of things to come, protesters have already started to leave their mark. 12 were arrested in Newcastle as they began their anti-APEC campaign. Evan Batten, Ten News. A security pact between Australia and the US that will significantly upgrade the alliance between the two countries will be signed at the APEC Summit. The agreement would give Australia access to top-secret US military technology and enhancing co-operation on defence and counter-terrorism.

The initiative will be launched when US President George W Bush arrives in Sydney for the summit tomorrow. The Federal Government may have known about the risk posed by equine influenza three years ago. The Australian Racing Board says it made the Agriculture Minister aware of the catastrophic consequences of horse flu in 2004. The Federal Government now setting up an inquiry into the epidemic.

Financial support may be provided out of work in the racing industry. to the thousands of people Police hold grave fears for two tourists missing off the West Australian coast. The South Korean men in their 20s told friends they were going fishing near Margaret River. They've been missing for four days. Searchers hoping the pair wandered away from their car and have not fallen into the sea. Evidence of a mass grave containing the remains of Australian soldiers massacred by the Japanese during World War II has been uncovered in Malaysia. Reporter Tim Collits is travelling with a group of veterans in the area where the grim find has been made. We're in an area of Malaysia and this news has sharpened the focus of the veterans group we're travelling with. 65 years ago soldiers from the elite Japanese Guard Division massacred 110 wounded Australians and some 40 Indian soldiers

and doused the bodies with petrol and set them alight leaving no evidence of the atrocity. But evidence has now come to light to indicate the bodies weren't cremated but instead buried in a mass grave not far from where we're standing. I understand the army's convened an expert panel which agrees the site warrants a full forensic examination but for a host of reasons that may take up to a year to complete. But it's news the veteran group we're travelling with, many of whom had mates who were massacred by the Japanese, has welcomed. We'll have more on this story and veteran reaction in later news updates. Strong winds and heavy rain is lashing parts of the Caribbean as Hurricane Felix gathers strength. The category two storm is nearing the island of Aruba, many neighbourhoods are already underwater. But winds of up to 160km/h aren't keeping locals off the streets. Felix is will continue to strengthen as it heads north.

Chaotic scenes in Nepal after three bombs exploded in the country's capital. The explosions happened simultaneously. Two people were killed and at least 13 others were injured. The most powerful explosion was inside a moving bus. A number of rebel groups are thought to be behind the attacks. Woody Allen's latest film has premiered at the Venice Film Festival. Both star in his film 'Cassandra's Dream'. They play two brothers who get drawn into a life of crime. Allen says the film is a lot darker and more serious than his previous projects.

The AFL has announced its schedule for week one of the finals series. Unsurprisingly, minor premiers Geelong have been installed as the flag favourites. After 22 rollercoaster rounds, the AFL boss made his way to the Ten Network to confirm the September schedule - I think Geelong have demonstrated all year that they've played well. They've finished on top and they'll be playing next Sunday on an 8-day break. For the second time in four weeks, Geelong will meet the Kangaroos - Dean Laidley's men securing the double chance at the expense of Hawthorn after a 64-point win over the Bulldogs. The reigning premier will open the series against Port Adelaide on Friday night. In the elimination finals - Hawthorn limps into September against the in-form Crows, Sydney sending the Hawks crashing out of the top four and, in doing so, setting up a blockbuster encounter with Collingwood at the MCG. Alastair Clarkson with plenty of headaches on the eve of his first finals campaign -

with major injury and Match Review Panel concerns. I think it's going to be a very even finals series and, I think, And Carlton has got its hands on the prized top draft pick after going down to Melbourne at the MCG. Kelli Underwood, Ten News. Casey Stoner continued his march towards the MotoGP world championship with a start to finish victory in San Marino. The 21-year-old unaffected by this first lap pile-up which claimed Honda's Dani Pedrosa. Former world champ Valentino Rossi also failed to finish due to engine problems. Stoner winning by five seconds ahead of fellow Aussie, Chris Vermuelen. Back to the drawing board for Craig Mottram after a disappointing 13th place finish in the 5,000m final at the World Athletics Championships. The tall Aussie unable to stick with the pack

in the highly tactical race. becoming Kenyan-born American Bernard Lagat the first man to win the 1,500m and 5km events at the one championship. Australia's Brad Kahlefeldt has taken out bronze at the triathlon world championships in Hamburg. In a tight finish the Commonwealth Games champion crossing just 18 seconds behind Daniel Unger

Spain's Javier Gomez took out the silver. Time for finance and a change of focus for the market this week?

That's right, Luke. All eyes will be on the flood of economic news due out this week rather than corporate results. But the Reserve Bank meeting to discuss interest rates will take centre stage. Economists are confident the Central Bank will not lift interest rates

after last month's 0.25% hike. The market will be closely dissecting the national accounts figures due out on Tuesday as well as building activity and labour force numbers. is Craig James. Joining us now with more from CommSec Craig, the focus this week switches from the corporate reporting season to economics.

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This program is captioned live. Welcome back to Ten's Early News. This morning - startling admission. The Australian Racing Board says it was warned about a horse flu outbreak three years ago. City lockdown - a suspicious package forces road closures in Sydney

as the APEC summit begins. Scores of arrests - dramatic scenes from Copenhagen as student protests turn nasty. And spectacular show - Italy's Mount Etna lights up the night sky with a dramatic eruption. Jacinta's back with another check of finance now and US stocks move higher?

US stocks finished in the black ahead of the Labor Day long weekend.

When I come back - a big buy for developer Leighton. Australian Racing's highest body says it warned the Federal Government about equine influenza three years ago. The claim comes as an inquiry begins into the source of the horse flu outbreak.

The Australian Racing Board says it has been concerned about equine influenza since 2004 when it sent letters to the Agriculture Minister regarding changes to quarantine procedures. The letters warned of catastrophic consequences should equine influenza break out in Australia. three years later, The board's worst fears confirmed prompting the Federal Government to launch an inquiry into the epidemic. We are determined to find out what happened,

how this disease was introduced, whether there's been a breach of quarantine procedures and protocols. The racing industry wants support provided for the thousands of people The horse industry feeds a lot of mouths and those people are going to go hungry unless something is done quickly. The crisis has deepened in NSW - 20 more premises infected, taking the total to 74. Unfortunately the development in NSW over the last couple of days means that we really don't know when this is going to come to an end. Victoria has held its second race meet

since the state's lockdown was lifted on Friday night with only two months until the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Ben Lewis, Ten News.

Motoring giant the NRMA claims it has proof oil companies are ripping off motorists.

NRMA President Alan Evans is expected to tell an inquiry into petrol prices he has evidence the big four fuel suppliers have been profiteering at the expense of cash-strapped motorists. He says petrol prices were immediately cheaper after Treasurer Peter Costello launched the inquiry. First this morning - a security scare has marred the first day of the APEC summit in Sydney. Parts of the CBD were closed down for more than an hour last night after a suspicious package

A taste of more things to come this APEC week. Busy George Street shut down after a suspicious package was discovered about 9:00pm last night. The bomb squad and Hazmat crews worked for an hour to clear the device, eventually giving the site the all clear. It came just hours after emergency warning systems rang out

across the city.

Final tests ahead of the week-long talk fest. PA: Following the signal, police will provide information in the event of a natural disaster

or other emergency. They're designed to alert people about possible terrorist strikes and won't go after APEC is over. It is Australia's first. We hope we never have to use this. The so-called Great Wall of Sydney continues to take shape.

A giant fence cordoning off parts of the city that will play host to the summit including the hotel where President Bush will stay. He touches down in Sydney tomorrow night amid reports a militant group of APEC protesters

is plotting an outbreak of violence to coincide with his arrival. Denials this morning that the notorious killer of Sydney woman Janine Balding is engaged. The family of his apparent fiancee has rejected claims the pair is planning a wedding, saying there has been no proposal. That's despite a request to the High Court from the man,

known only as 'B', to reduce his sentence to a woman that's been visiting him in prison. 'B' was jailed in 1990 for life over the rape and murder of Ms Balding. A massive search will continue today

for two tourists missing off the West Australian coast. The men have been missing for four days, searchers hoping to find them alive.

24-year-old Jongcheal Kim and 26-year-old Jonghyuk An,

told friends they were going fishing four days ago. But now they remain missing on a treacherous stretch

of the West Australian Coast. Emergency personnel have been scouring the coast for the two South Koreans who are in the state's south west on a working holiday.

Their abandoned car was located on Saturday at Contos Beach,

30km south of Margaret River. The rocks in that area can be quite treacherous, very slippery when wet and there are in fact warning signs. The rugged coastline is notorious for strong currents and big waves Searchers hoping the men wandered away from their car and not fallen into the sea.

Police will continue their search today still hoping to find the tourists alive. We do have concerns for the welfare of these two people particularly if they have gone into the ocean. Tracey Vo, Ten News. The Queensland Premier may consider tougher boating restrictions following Saturday's tragic boat crash. Four people died when two cruisers collided in Moreton Bay. Among them, an 8-year-old boy. It's understood three of the dead belong to the one family. Both boats have been towed for forensic analysis.

The cause of the accident is still not known. There are claims a mass grave containing the remains of diggers massacred by the Japanese during World War II has been found in Malaysia. A group of veterans has made an emotional visit to the site where 110 Australians were killed. The army's convened an expert panel which agrees the site warrants a full forensic examination but that may take a year to complete.

More than 60 people have been arrested after protests turned ugly in Denmark. Hundreds of youths took to the streets lighting fire to cars

including an empty police van.

They turned on police, throwing rocks and clashing with officers.

The group were angry about the demolition of a cultural centre

back in March. Big wave surfers have gathered in Western Australia's south to take on some of the best monster waves in the world.

Only the brave dared to venture into the deep where they faced battle with mountains of water. ROCK MUSIC PLAYS Big-wave surfing at its best in the west. Some of the sport's top names taking on some of the world's most dangerous waves.

ROCK MUSIC CONTINUES Around 2km off Gracetown in WA's south, the waves came close to 7m. World-renowned big-wave surfer Ross Clarke-Jones was among the few brave enough to take on the wild conditions. When you actually get caught by one, you get thrown around. I would imagine it would be like getting hit by the Wallabies or soemthing all at once.

Up-and-comer Ian Walsh from Hawaii

was also out for some big-wave action. The huge swell was caused by an intense low pressure system in the southern Indian Ocean. There's only a certain amount of people in the surfing world that actually have access to it be there on the right days and have the ability to ride them. Matt Moran, Ten News. Melbourne has confirmed their premiership favouritism closing out the regular season with a 50-6 thumping of the Gold Coast. Parramatta handed the Broncos their biggest ever defeat. Manly held off St George Illawarra but it was Melbourne who closed out the perfect season at Olympic Park.

premiership for Melbourne Another year, another minor but this time they feel better equipped to take it all the way. I think we're better mentally.

We can accept setbacks better and handle setbacks in games better. There weren't too many of them against the Titans. Young weapon Israel Folau setting a new club record with try number 21 for the season

as the Storm continued their undefeated run at the Graveyard. COMMENTATOR: He gets the bounce. A lovely piece of play! Parramatta also powered into the finals shaking off a three-match losing streak with a 46-point belting of Brisbane. I think we've got a really good football team and we have as much chance as anyone to keep going. The Eels were simply electrifying, running in 13 tries in all while the Broncos's injury curse continued. Justin Hodges suffering a corked thigh, David Taylor gone for the year with a broken thumb. And Manly held out a fast-finishing Dragons at Brookvale Oval. The only concern a groin injury to Brent Kite. Scott Mackinnon, Ten News. will open the AFL finals series Port Adelaide and West Coast starting Friday night in Adelaide. The League boss has confirmed the schedule

with flag favourite Geelong to play the Kangaroos for the second time in four weeks. The reigning premier plays interstate against the Power. Hawthorn limps into the series for a cut-throat final against the in-form Crows. While it's do or die for the Swans and Collingwood at the MCG. More records on the final night of the national short course swimming championships. Libby Lenton leading an Aussie select team past the world mark in the women's 4 x 100m freestyle.

The girls stopped the clock in 3 minutes 31.66 secs. Taking 1.66 secs off the old time set by the Netherlands last year. Last look at finance news now and some calming words for global equity markets? That's right, Luke. told Wall Street it wouldn't be left on its own to deal with the sub-prime mortgage crisis. Speaking at an annual conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Mr Bernanke said the Fed would act as needed to prevent the credit crunch from hurting the economy,

but did not suggest a rate cut was imminent. President Bush has also outlined ways the White House would help Americans facing foreclosure, but added that any response would be limited.

The news sent shares on Wall Street higher. And all eyes will be on Apple this week as it readies itself to make an exciting announcement.

The word is Apple is preparing to unveil a new iPod. No-one's really sure just what the new device could include but technology geeks have already begun speculating. It will apparently be similar to Apple's recently launched iPhone and include a touchscreen, wireless internet and more memory. The announcement is expected in the early hours of Thursday morning. 100 million iPods have been sold since 2001

significantly boosting Apple's bottom line. And that's all the day's finance news. weather and for the rest of the day. Now for a look at the national A quick recap of the morning's top stories - Sydney lockdown.

A suspicious package shuts down parts of the city gets into full swing. as the APEC summit The Australian Racing Industry says it warned the Government about an outbreak of equine flu three years ago. Diggers found - claims the remains of Australian soldiers have been located in a mass grave in Malaysia. That's it for Ten Early News. The morning news starts at 11:00 and we'll wrap up the day in the Ten News at 5:00.

I'm Luke Waters. 'Bye for now. And I'm Jacinta Hocking. We'll leave you with pictures of Italy's Mt Etna erupting overnight. Have a great day. Supertext captions by the Australian Caption Centre. www.auscap.com.au