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on Australian soil - This morning

touches down in Sydney for APEC. US President George W. Bush Security clampdown - the President's arrival an increased security presence brings with it and further disruption to Sydney. On their way - for talks with the Governor-General. the Chinese President in Canberra And the first APEC protest fizzles are expected today but more demonstrations as the summit gets into full swing. Now to our first look at the markets Wall Street back from a long weekend? and Jacinta, Good morning. A strong day on Wall Street but some mixed news on the struggling auto industry.

a profit warning from CSR. When I come back - US President George W. Bush for the APEC summit. has arrived in Sydney The world's most powerful man Condoleezza Rice, and his Secretary of State, to their hotel, were quickly whisked away through the city streets. his entourage given a green light run for 'Air Force One'. Touchdown in Sydney

on the ground, The US President's $400 million plane surrounded by unprecedented security. As George W. Bush emerged swarmed the tarmac. police and secret service agents by the Deputy Prime Minister The President greeted and NSW Premier. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice just steps behind.

motorcade was off, Another wave and the 30-strong and security-swept streets. racing through shut-down At every intersection, a green light. Major roads were closed for hours.

Police guarding every corner. security was overwhelming. At the President's hotel Even with their VIP safely inside, weren't taking any chances. emergency crews Later this morning the PM and senior cabinet members, President Bush will hold talks with meet the Governor-General lunch at Garden Island,

and have dinner at Kirribilli House. is set down for tomorrow. A meeting with Kevin Rudd and security detail The President's convoy wherever he goes. shutting down the city Daniel Sutton, Ten News. has ended peacefully, Sydney's first APEC protest rally with police reporting no arrests. More protests are planned for today of US President George W. Bush following the arrival last night. outside a Sydney court Demonstrators will also be rallying 20,000 anti-APEC protesters when it decides whether on the weekend. can rally in Martin Place most populous nation The leader of the world's is spending the day in Canberra before heading to Sydney for the APEC summit.

a 24-hour visit to Perth, President Hu Jin Tao finished off leaving with a flurry of deals to the local economy. potentially worth billions is on another whirlwind visit China's President Hu Jintao

greeted with an honour guard. touching down in Canberra last night and Governor-General Michael Jeffrey Treasurer Peter Costello to the nation's capital. on hand to welcome President Hu hosting a state dinner The Governor-General in honour of the President of the People's Republic.

the very warmest welcome to you I'd like to extend and to your very distinguished party of Australian-Chinese relations. on what is the 35th anniversary a very successful stop over in Perth. Hu Jintao's Canberra visit follows attaching great importance The President to developing its ties with WA. to take forward the friendship You have made much effort between China and your state. and the co-operation three major deals were signed. During his 24-hour visit for the West's resources Red-hot demand number one trading partner. now making China the state's with key parliamentary figures Today, the President will meet

and visit a working sheep station. John Howard in Sydney tomorrow. He'll meet with Prime Minister Tracy Vo, Ten News. The equine flu crisis has deepened has spread even further. with fears the virus has reached Victoria The horse flu scare of equestrian events forcing the cancellation at the Royal Melbourne Show. to have pushed to Albury Horse flu is suspected on the NSW's border with Victoria on Melbourne's Spring Carnival. throwing fresh doubt will this morning resume the search Fire crews in Melbourne

in a house fire. for a man feared dead to have been in his bedroom 32-year-old Darko Tomic is believed

when the blaze broke out. has been no sign of their son. His parents escaped, but there by security blinds. Fire crews were hampered threatening to collapse, And with the roof and walls called off until this morning. the search for a body had to be they ignored a call for help Queensland police have admitted over the alleged murder A teenager has been charged are also under investigation. but police themselves to the Southport home at 8:21pm Police were first called on Monday night. police admit they ignored. It was a call for help, to a second call from the home Three hours later they responded but this time it was too late. body of a 36-year-old woman. When they arrived they found the dead a 16-year-old youth Police later arresting the deceased woman's son. believed to be They seemed very quiet, and the grandmother JUST said I did a charity collection on Sunday to give". "Sorry, I don't have any money and Standards Command The Police Ethical into the handling of the incident. has launched a full investigation yesterday charged with murder. The 16-year-old appeared in court and anxious time for the family This is obviously a very distressing that their privacy be observed. and they only ask in the Supreme Court at a later date. The boy will apply for bail Anthony Donaghy, Ten News. has capsized in Thailand A boat full of tourists killing one person. a diving trip near Phi Phi Island. and seven others injured. An Israeli man was killed common at this time of the year, Wild seas, are being blamed for the accident. were among those onboard. It's unclear whether any Australians Hot, dry winds are making it difficult for firefighters

to contain a bushfire in California. Almost 500 hectares of land have been burnt so far. The blaze isn't threatening any nearby towns and campers in the national park have been told to get out. The cause of the fire is still unknown. A man with a liking for heights has scaled Europe's tallest building. Alain Roberts, nicknamed Spiderman,

climbed this 240m Russian skyscraper in just 20 minutes. He used the tower's window-sills to pull himself up but the big feat didn't impress authorities. when he reached the top. He was met by police and arrested Geelong will offset the loss of Matthew Egan to foot surgery with the return of midfielder Jimmy Bartel for Sunday's qualifying final against the Kangaroos. After having three screws inserted in his right foot on Monday, Matthew Egan would need a miracle to play again this season. He will be back doing some active training next week

and quite a chance to play in the last week of the finals if we happen to be there. He was devastated yesterday and I spoke to him on the way up, just 10 minutes ago and he's in pretty good spirits. Defender Max Rooke could replace Egan although Mark Thompson says no decision's been made. Thompson's also getting sick of the constant speculation linking him with Essendon. It's not for me, it's not for the players. All we're concentrating on is playing the Kangaroos

and we're not interested, if someone else asks me a question, I won't answer it. The Kangaroos will be one man down on Sunday with Kasey Green accepting a two-week ban for striking. And some good news for Melbourne, with the tribunal throwing out Matthew Newton's suspension. The young forward has escaped with a reprimand. Adam McNicol, Ten News. The finals hopes of the Bulldogs and South Sydney will go on the line at the National Rugby League judiciary tonight. Rabbitohs forward David Fa'alogo

pleading not guilty to a striking charge. He faces seven weeks on the sidelines if his case fails. The Bulldogs's Sonny Bill Williams will ask for a downgrade to his striking charge. He faces a one-week suspension. If he wins the case, three weeks should he lose. It's not just the rugby that's weighing on the minds of our Wallabies heading into this weekend's to become a dad too soon. One player, hoping he's not going Reserve halfback Sam Cordingley's wife is heavily pregnant

but he's still hoping to be there for the big day. I've got about 1.5 weeks, two weeks so fingers crossed.

Ten's World Cup telecast begins this weekend. Time for more finance and a dire forecast from CSR?

That's right, Luke. The country's biggest sugar producer is warning

profits this year will be down sharply. CSR says earnings from its sugar division will be 45% in the year to March thanks to lower world sugar prices and production delays. The group, that also makes building products and aluminium, says total group profits would be down 5% as a result of the poor performance at its sugar division. CSR shares slumped 6% on the news. BP and Liberty Oil will give evidence at the Federal Government inquiry into petrol pricing today. The inquiry has moved to Melbourne after hearing from Caltex and Woolworths in Sydney yesterday. Caltex claims Coles and Woolies dictate prices as they jockey to increase market share. Woolworths has denied it covers the cost of its four cent shopper docket discount by lifting the price of its groceries. Now for a look at the national weather and for the rest of the day.

Let's take a look at today's newspaper headlines.

What's on the President's agenda today? We'll cross to our reporter at APEC when the Early News returns.

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You and your rural doctor - a great team for your physical and mental health. And remember, you can contact beyondblue for more information about depression or call Lifeline for urgent counselling. This program is captioned live. Welcome back to Ten's Early News. This morning, touchdown - President Bush arrives in Sydney for APEC as the Chinese leader rubs shoulders in Canberra. Flu spreads - fears the devastating horse flu to the NSW-Victoria border. may have made its way New record - for travel between London and Paris. the 'Eurostar' sets a new record And in sport - the Dally M thriller. for Rugby League's top award. Jonathan Thurston pips Robbie Farrar

now and US stocks make gains? Another quick check of the markets Thanks, Luke. reported a surprise pick up in sales. Yes it was a strong session after GM looks set to get the green light. When I come back - the Coles deal

round of meetings with the PM today President Bush will begin his first after arriving in Sydney last night. the APEC summit and joins us now. Ten reporter Leonie Mellor is at Good morning, Leonie. today? What's on the President's agenda

A busy day ahead for the President.

He touched are in Sydney last night.

He was greeted at the airport by

the Deputy Prime Minister end-use

South Wales premier. John Howard

chose not to attend. He was that

they dally M rabid rugby league

awards. They all have plenty of

time to catch up to date. The first

meeting is set for life o'clock

this morning. Iraq is expected to

be discussed. With the Bush has a

meeting this afternoon to the

Governor-General. Before travelling

across the need for a private

dinner tonight would jump dinner tonight would jump against

Janette Howard. Entails of security,

their heavy business ended the

end session is still appeared to the

end of the week. Prison or Bush was

a love first double world leaders

to arrival Australia. Chinese

President Landen and Perth on

Monday night. He has been slowly

weaving his way across the country

spin and last night and came back

in business at Sydney to live.

Russian President arrives on Russian President arrives on Friday.

There are discussions set forth

throughout the week. John Howard

has signalled he once climate

and changed to be a focus on a big week

and expects security and trade,

security particularly in terms of Iraq and that Asia-Pacific region to dominate. round of meetings with the PM today President Bush will begin his first is spending the day in Canberra China's President Hu Jin Tao for the APEC summit. before making his way to Sydney after arriving in Sydney last night. capital last night The President flew into the nation's Governor-General Michael Jeffrey. attending a state dinner hosted by the APEC summit and joins us now. Ten reporter Leonie Mellor is at

parliamentary figures Today he'll meet with key and visit a working sheep station.

stop over in Perth. His visit follows a quick has ended peacefully Sydney's first APEC protest rally with police reporting no arrests. More protests are planned for today George W. Bush last night. following the arrival of US President

outside a Sydney court Demonstrators will also be rallying when it decides can rally in Martin Place whether 20,000 anti-APEC protesters on the weekend. equine flu has spread even further Fears this morning of a 150-year tradition forcing the cancellation for the first time. on Melbourne's Spring Carnival. It's thrown fresh doubt and has survived federation, It started in the convict era life could throw at it, two world wars and everything else

except, it seems, horse flu. Equestrian events called off at the Royal Melbourne Show

in 1848. for the first time since it started 950 horses from across the country the Garryowen, were to compete in events like equestrian event for women. Australia's most prestigious horse flu at such an event Organisers decided combating would be too difficult. of course, Our major motivation here, population in general is for the welfare of the horse and our horses in particular. and of course for our exhibitors its latest facilities As Flemington race track showed off for the Spring Carnival, the event faced fresh doubts.

pushed as far south as Albury Horse flu is suspected to have

with Victoria. on New South Wales' border Spring Carnival could be cancelled. A few kilometres further and the horses are infected, Waiting to discover whether his this Albury trainer wants to know

into the country. who allowed equine influenza That's the DPI's job, and string 'em up. to go and find those guys Christopher Still, Ten News. they have busted the Australian arm Queensland police believe fraud network. of an international credit card A tip-off from the US Secret Service of a Malaysian national led to the arrest

on a student visa. studying in Brisbane was part of a global network It's alleged the 33-year-old over the internet. acquiring credit card details and will appear in court today. He was charged with fraud they ignored a call for help Queensland police had admitted a woman's death. that may have prevented about 8 o'clock on Monday night Police received a call from a Southport home but didn't respond. they responded to a second call Three hours later at the home. where they found a woman's body believed to be her son, A 16-year-old, with the alleged murder. has been charged An investigation has been launced handled the incident. into the way the police a possible terrorist attack. Danish authorities have foiled

Eight suspected Islamic militants in the country's capital were arrested for a possible attack. accused of preparing explosives across the city. A number of raids were carried out surveillance for some time. The men had been under police All men have links to al-Qaeda. adventurer Steve Fossett Grave fears are held for American over the US State of Nevada. whose plane has disappeared Fossett hasn't been seen in the small aircraft on Monday. since he took off when he failed to return. A friend notified authorities have been sent out Three search crews blue and white single-engine plne. but there's been no sight of the A new world record has been set between London and Paris. for the quickest rail journey in just 2 hours, 3 ministers 39 secs, A Eurostar train has done the journey

than the previous record. that's 30 minutes faster is behind the quick trip. A new high speed track Track problems in Britain between the two countries. had been slowing the journey A stunning finish to rugby league's Player of the Year Award with Johnathan Thurston snatching the Dally M medal from the Wests Tigers's hot favorite Robbie Farah. It was Thurston's second Dally M in three years. The wives and girlfriends did their thing on the red carpet but the real twists and turns came in the vote count. Wests Tigers hooker Robbie Farah the leader when voting went secret at round 16

Jonathan Thurston was just two points behind. Oh, it's looking a bit shaky now isn't it, hah. He was right. Thurston polling three points in the final round to win the prize. in the last five rounds of the competition. Now he wants a premiership for the Cowboys. We've got a lot of hard work ahead of us. It starts this weekend, so hopefully we can put in a good effort and give ourselves every opportunity to play in the grand final. A host of awards for minor premiers Melbourne. 18-year-old winger Israel Folau the Rookie of the Year as well as the season's equal leading try-scorer. Unthinkable achievements at the start of the season. My goal was just to play one first grade game. CROWD CHEERS AND APPLAUDS To be playing the whole year is just amazing for me. Ex-Fremantle coach Chris Connolly is returning to his old club, signing on as football manager for the next three seasons. The former player and life member was on the short list for the Demons' coaching job which was awarded to Port Adelaide assistant coach Dean Bailey. for almost six years Connolly coached the Dockers

before standing down after round 17. The business end of the US Open is drawing closer with the men's quarterfinal line up almost complete. Juan Ignacio Chela is through after a gruelling five-set match against Stanislas Wawrinka. and the frustration showed. The pair inseparable Chela eventually booking a date with either David Ferrer or Rafeal Nadal in the quarters. Carlos Moya also through. He downed 19-year-old Ernests Gulbis three sets to one. Time for another check of finance and the Coles bid looks like a done deal?

Wesfarmers looks set to win board approval for its $18 billion takeover bid for the Coles Group. by Grant Samuels and Associates An independent report is expected to be released today and reportedly says

the offer is in the best interests of shareholders. The report does, however, only give lukewarm support but believes the Coles share price would tumble if that takeover bid was scuttled. It's been five months since Wesfarmers launched its cash and scrip offer for the retailer. Some good news for the Federal Government

as it continues to take a belting in the opinion polls. The National Accounts show gross domestic product grew almost 1% in the three months to June, double the level economists expected. The Prime Minister may now want to call the election before the Reserve Bank gets the next inflation figures in late October. weather and for the rest of the day. Now for a look at the national US President George W. Bush arrives in Sydney amid tight security. That's next. And the Commsec finance report, when the Early News returns.

This program is captioned live. This morning on Australian soil - US President George W. Bush touches down in Sydney for APEC. Security clampdown - the President's arrival brings with it an increased security presence and further disruption to Sydney. On their way -

other Heads of State to arrive in Sydney later today, the Chinese President in Canberra for talks with the Governor-General. And the first APEC protest fizzles are expected today but more demonstrations as the summit gets into full swing. of the markets Jacinta back with another check from the long weekend with force? and US stocks have returned thanks to rising tech stocks. Yes, it was a strong session on the GDP numbers with CommSec. And later the latest US President George W. Bush for the APEC summit. has arrived in Sydney The world's most powerful man

Condoleezza Rice, and his Secretary of State, to their hotel, were quickly whisked away through the city streets. his entourage given a green light run Touchdown in Sydney on the ground, The US President's $400 million plane surrounded by unprecedented security. As George W. Bush emerged swarmed the tarmac. police and secret service agents by the Deputy Prime Minister The President greeted and NSW Premier. just steps behind. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

motorcade was off, Another wave and the 30-strong and security-swept streets. racing through shut-down At every intersection, a green light. Major roads were closed for hours. Police guarding every corner. security was overwhelming. At the President's hotel Even with their VIP safely inside, weren't taking any chances. emergency crews Later this morning the PM and senior cabinet members, President Bush will hold talks with meet the Governor-General lunch at Garden Island, and have dinner at Kirribilli House.

is set down for tomorrow. A meeting with Kevin Rudd and security detail The President's convoy wherever he goes. shutting down the city Daniel Sutton, Ten News. is spending the day in Canberra China's President Hu Jin Tao for the APEC summit. before making his way to Sydney capital last night The President flew into the nation's Governor-General Michael Jeffrey. attending a state dinner hosted by parliamentary figures Today he'll meet with key and visit a working sheep station. stop over in Perth. His visit follows a quick has ended peacefully, Sydney's first APEC protest rally with police reporting no arrests. More protests are planned for today

of US President George W. Bush following the arrival last night. outside a Sydney court Demonstrators will also be rallying 20,000 anti-APEC protesters when it decides whether on the weekend. can rally in Martin Place

equine flu has spread even further Fears this morning of a 150-year tradition forcing the cancellation for the first time. on Melbourne's Spring Carnival. It's thrown fresh doubt and has survived federation, It started in the convict era life could throw at it, except, it seems, horse flu. at the Royal Melbourne Show Equestrian events called off

in 1848. for the first time since it started

950 horses from across the country the Garryowen, were to compete in events like equestrian event for women. Australia's most prestigious horse flu at such an event Organisers decided combating would be too difficult. of course, Our major motivation here, population in general is for the welfare of the horse and our horses in particular. and of course for our exhibitors its latest facilities As Flemington race track showed off for the Spring Carnival, the event faced fresh doubts. pushed as far south as Albury Horse flu is suspected to have with Victoria. on New South Wales' border Spring Carnival could be cancelled. A few kilometres further and the horses are infected, Waiting to discover whether his this Albury trainer wants to know into the country. who allowed equine influenza That's the DPI's job, and string 'em up. to go and find those guys Christopher Still, Ten News. in Sydney's west Police are warning motorists to expect some delays this morning. where a semi-trailer jack-knifed It follows this accident last night

on Centenary Drive. and spilt a load of diesel but left behind a huge mess. The driver was not injured to clean up the scene Fire trucks were called in some congestion. two missing South Korean fishermen, A body, believed to be one of in Western Australia. has been located on a beach

told friends last Thursday The men aged 24 and 26 at Contoes Beach, they were going fishing south of Margaret River. off the area. A full-scale search was launched A fixed-wing aircraft discovered a formal identification. Police are yet to make for the second missing man. The search continues they ignored a call for help Queensland police have admitted where a woman later died. over an incident on the Gold Coast over the alleged murder A teenager has been charged are also under investigation. but police themselves to the Southport home at 8:21pm Police were first called on Monday night. police admit they ignored. It was a call for help,

to a second call from the home Three hours later they responded but this time it was too late. body of a 36-year-old woman. When they arrived they found the dead a 16-year-old youth Police later arresting the deceased woman's son. believed to be

They seemed very quiet, and the grandmother JUST said I did a charity collection on Sunday to give". "Sorry, I don't have any money and Standards Command The Police Ethical into the handling of the incident. has launched a full investigation yesterday charged with murder. The 16-year-old appeared in court and anxious time for the family This is obviously a very distressing and they only ask that their privacy be observed.

in the Supreme Court at a later date. The boy will apply for bail Anthony Donaghy, Ten News. difficult for firefighters Hot, dry winds are making it to contain a bushfire in California. have been burnt so far. Almost 500 hectares of land any nearby towns The blaze isn't threatening have been told to get out. and campers in the national park is still unknown. The cause of the fire A close call for kayakers in the US. down this Massachusetts river The group was taking a paddle when the water started to rise. Four of them became trapped under a bridge until help arrived. A firefighter also got into trouble when he jumped in to provide assistance without a life jacket on. It took an hour before all were rescued form the river.

Geelong will offset the loss of Matthew Egan to foot surgery with the return of midfielder Jimmy Bartel for Sunday's qualifying final against the Kangaroos. After having three screws inserted in his right foot on Monday, Matthew Egan would need a miracle to play again this season. He will be back doing some active training next week and quite a chance to play in the last week of the finals if we happen to be there. He was devastated yesterday and I spoke to him on the way up, just 10 minutes ago and he's in pretty good spirits. Defender Max Rooke could replace Egan although Mark Thompson says no decision's been made. Thompson's also getting sick of the constant speculation linking him with Essendon. It's not for me, it's not for the players. All we're concentrating on is playing the Kangaroos and we're not interested, if someone else asks me a question, I won't answer it. The Kangaroos will be one man down on Sunday a two-week ban for striking. with Kasey Green accepting And some good news for Melbourne, with the tribunal throwing out Matthew Newton's suspension. The young forward has escaped with a reprimand. Adam McNicol, Ten News. It's not just the rugby that's weighing on the minds of our Wallabies heading into this weekend's World Cup kick-off.

One player hoping he's not going to become a dad too soon. Reserve halfback Sam Cordingley's wife is heavily pregnant but he's still hoping to be there for the big day. I've got about 1.5 weeks, two weeks leeway after the finals. Little bit jittery about the timing of it always delayed, but they say the first one's so fingers crossed. Ten's World Cup telecast begins this weekend.

Australia's World Cup Twenty20 cricket squad is confident skipper Ricky Ponting will play in the tournament, despite missing yesterday's flight to South Africa for private family reasons. Stand-in captain Adam Gilchrist not expecting to be in charge for long. We'll be in touch with him, He'll let us know what's going on there. I wouldn't think he'll miss the whole tournament. I'm pretty sure he'll be here at some stage. The tournament begins next Tuesday. Time for finance and the banks are raking it in? Australian banks reaped in $90 million in credit card penalty fees last year, according to the latest Choice report. The fees are charged when credit card accounts go above limits or when payments are late. The Choice report believes Australians forked out just as much in fees on other accounts over the year. Choice says bank fees continue to mount despite increased competition but has welcomed moves by the banks to offer a standard flat monthly charge instead of separate charges. And joining us now with more is Craig James from CommSec. to hand down its decision on rates Craig, the Reserve Bank is due in just a few hours, but are we safe to say it'll do nothing?

I have been is one of the safest -

best things we can have an outer layer. The Reserve Bank leaving rates rates unchanged. It takes time for the ethics to work his way through the economy. We don't believe we

will be alone other rate rise on the coming months. There is generated by Business investment. This is a sort of growth the Reserve Bank was cissy. Business investing for the future of adding

to come pessary. We're not buying a

lesser rate has and building houses

four but there is no tomorrow. One of

four rise for US stocks overnight.

Madrid today. Madrid It should be a good day for our

Madrid today. The futures market

pointing to regain. We may not get

this will rise but it will be

pretty good nevertheless. One thing

holding us back to make was base metal prices and them a weight on the mining sector. weather and for the rest of the day. Now for a look at the national

newspaper headlines. Let's take a look at today's

on what's expected at APEC today. Another update when the Early News returns. We'll cross to our reporter

GOOD MORNING ROCK EISTEDFOD COMP IN FLAG FOR CANBERRA IN THE SYDNEY - MORE ON THAT SOON OVER PLANS TO MAKE PUBLIC CONCERNS HAVE BEEN RAISED

FRIENDLY. GOVERNMENT WON'T START THE OPPOSITION SAYS THE YEAR, DESPITE LAUNCHING THE INSPECTING HOMES UNTIL NEXT PROGRAM IN JULY. TWENTY MILLION DOLLAR GOVERNMENT TO USE ITS THEY'RE CALLING ON THE THE PROJECT. BUDGET SURPLUS TO SPEED UP SEEKING SUGGESTIONS FOR THE A-C-T GOVERNMENT'S YEAR'S OLYMPIC TORCH RELAY. CELEBRATIONS TO MARK NEXT LOCAL SPORTING AND THEY'LL HOLD MEETINGS WITH WITH COLOUFUL ACTIVITIES TO COMMUNITY GROUPS TO COME UP OUR LEG ACTIVITIES TO COINCIDE WITH CAPITAL ON APRIL IT WILL TRAVEL THROUGH THE TWENTY-FOUR SELF-CONFIDENCE IN TEENAGE A PROGRAM PROMOTING GOULBURN TODAY. GIRLS WILL BE HELD IN SAVVY PROGRAM AIMS TO GET THE STATE GOVERNMENT'S GIRL ABOUT THEIR FUTURE FEMALE STUDENTS TO THINK

OPTIONS, TO BEST ENSURE EDUCATION AND CAREER WELLBEING. THEIR INDEPENDENCE AND WILL COMPETE IN THE STATE AND CALWELL HIGH SCHOOL ROCK EISTEDDFOD TODAY IN GRAND FINAL OF THIS YEAR'S SYDNEY. ALMOST TWELVE MONTHS THE A-C-T WINNER'S SPENT

PERFORMANCE, WHICH PREPARING THEIR TWO DIGGERS. COMMEMMORATES OUR WORLD WAR AND IN SPORT PREMIER LEAGUE AND JERSEY THE CANBERRA RAIDERS TRAINING THIS WEEK, HAVING FLEGG TEAMS ARE STILL IN MADE THE SEMI-FINALS. BALMAIN ON SATURDAY, WITH BOTH SIDES WILL PLAY BE PLAYED AT KIPPAX OVAL. THE JERSEY FLEGG MATCH TO AND NOW TO THE WEATHER .. TO SOUTHEAST STREAM OVER A HIGH IS DIRECTING AN EAST ISOLATED SHOWERS ALONG THE THE REGION, CREATING COAST EAST OF THE RANGES CANBERRA .. SHOWERS AND 16 MOSTLY FINE AND 13 IN 16 IF YOU'RE HEADED TO IN CANBERRA .. SHOWERS AND FLYING DOWN TO MELBOURNE OR SYDNEY .. SUNNY IF YOU'RE HOBART WOLLONGONG .. FINE AND SHOWERS AND 15 THE TOP IN .. SHOWERS AND 11 IN ORANGE WARMER IN WAGGA AND DUBBO ... THE CHANCE OF SNOW 11 ALSO THE TOP IN GOUBURN SOME DRIZZLE IN BOWRAL SHOWERS IN PERISHER .. AND

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This program is captioned live. Welcome back to Ten's Early News. touchdown - This morning, for APEC President Bush arrives in Sydney rubs shoulders in Canberra. as the Chinese leader Flu spreads - fears the devastating horse flu to the NSW-Victoria border. may have made its way New record - for travel between London and Paris. the 'Eurostar' sets a new record the Dally M thriller. And in sport -

for Rugby League's top award. Jonathan Thurston pips Robbie Farrar and some gains for Wall Street? Our last look at the markets now Thanks, Luke. reported a surprise pick up in sales. It was a strong session after GM

When I come back -

round of meetings with the PM today President Bush will begin his first after arriving in Sydney last night. the APEC summit and joins us now. Ten reporter Leonie Mellor is at Good morning, Leonie. today? What's on the President's agenda

Are a busy day ahead for the

prisoner. He touched Alastair the

last night. He was greeted by the

degree of dippy Prime Minister and

New South Wales premier. John

Howard was not beer. He chased

retains the dally m. Rugby League

awards but they will have plenty of

time to catch up today as their

this first meeting is set for 1 o'clock

this morning and the President will

lead other members of Cabinet. Iraq

is expected to feature heavily

during those discussions. Mr Hallam

and is a bush or have a press

conference after that before going

after lunch with some of bad evict

the things pork force personnel. He

will have a meeting with the

Governor-General and his wife

before travelling across before travelling across the city

with having a private dinner

tonight with the Prime Minister and

his wife. Best of meanings are

always difficult for beating 21 countries of different economic

backgrounds degree and anything but John Howard says he once climate

change to be of Baker's and he is

he wanted to be. backed off on how much us because

he wanted to be. There is likely to

be some agreement there. He is now

talking dear to end global golf but

I do think you will see any

concrete on climate change as such. There

There will be by little discussions

- agreements but regarded other

week. US and Australia expected to

a summer's morning. That is something to be a defence something to be a defence agreement giving Australia access to US

military technology. Expected to be

a nuclear power packed committing

both countries to share it

development. expertise in research and

has ended peacefully Sydney's first APEC protest rally with police reporting no arrests. More protests are planned for today George W. Bush last night. following the arrival of US President Demonstrators will also be rallying outside a Sydney court

when it decides can rally in Martin Place whether 20,000 anti-APEC protesters

on the weekend. most populous nation The leader of the world's is spending the day in Canberra before heading to Sydney for the APEC summit. President Hu Jin Tao finished off a 24-hour visit to Perth, leaving with a flurry of deals potentially worth billions to the local economy. China's President Hu Jintao is on another whirlwind visit

touching down in Canberra last night greeted with an honour guard. Treasurer Peter Costello and Governor-General Michael Jeffrey on hand to welcome President Hu to the nation's capital. The Governor-General hosting a state dinner President of the People's Republic. in honour of the I'd like to extend the very warmest welcome to you and to your very distinguished party on what is the 35th anniversary of Australian-Chinese relations. Hu Jintao's Canberra visit follows a very successful stop over in Perth. The President attaching great importance Hu Jintao's Canberra visit follows a very successful stop over in Perth. The President attaching great importance to developing its ties with WA. You have made much effort to take forward the friendship and the co-operation between China and your state. During his 24-hour visit three major deals were signed. Red-hot demand for the West's resources now making China the state's number one trading partner. and visit a working sheep station. He'll meet with Prime Minister John Howard in Sydney tomorrow. Tracy Vo, Ten News. The equine flu crisis has deepened with fears the virus has spread even further. The horse flu scare has reached Victoria forcing the cancellation of equestrian events at the Royal Melbourne Show. Horse flu is suspected to have pushed to Albury on the NSW's border with Victoria throwing fresh doubt on Melbourne's Spring Carnival.

Queensland police believe they have busted the Australian arm

of an international credit card fraud network. A tip-off from the US Secret Service led to the arrest of a Malaysian national studying in Brisbane on a student visa. It's alleged the 33-year-old was part of a global network acquiring credit card details over the internet. He was charged with fraud and will appear in court today. Fire crews in Melbourne will this morning resume the search for a man feared dead in a house fire. It's believed the 32-year-old man was trapped inside his parent's house but no body has been found. Friends of the missing man have been waiting 24 hours for news. As the flames took hold they were visibly shaken.

The home's owners certain their son was still inside the building. Darko Tomic's parents were able to escape the blaze suffering only smoke inhalation. It's believed the fire started in their son's bedroom at the back of the house. It was a scene ambulance officers had not expected. They originally received a call for a person suffering from a heart attack. When they arrived they found the house on fire. Firefighters had trouble putting out the blaze.

Operations were hampered with the house fire due to closed roller shutters which made access extremely difficult. The roof and walls threatened to collapse making the search for a body dangerous. Neighbours already grieving. If he's in, he's gone. Somebody can't survive in a fire like this. A loss like this, it's a tragedy.

Ben Lewis, Ten News. Grave fears are held for American adventurer Steve Fossett whose plane has disappeared over the US State of Nevada. Fossett hasn't been seen since he took off in the small aircraft on Monday.

A friend notified authorities when he failed to return. Three search crews have been sent out blue and white single-engine plane. but there's been no sight of the has capsized in Thailand A boat full of tourists

killing one person. a diving trip near Phi Phi Island. The vessel sank during An Israeli man was killed and seven others injured.

common at this time of the year, Wild seas, are being blamed for the accident. were among those onboard. It's unclear whether any Australians A new world record has been set between London and Paris. for the quickest rail journey in just 2 hours, 3 ministers 39 secs, A Eurostar train has done the journey than the previous record. that's 30 minutes faster is behind the quick trip. A new high speed track Track problems in Britain

between the two countries. had been slowing the journey Player of the Year Award A stunning finish to rugby league's snatching the Dally M medal with Johnathan Thurston Robbie Farah. from the Wests Tigers's hot favourite in three years. It was Thurston's second Dally M

did their thing on the red carpet The wives and girlfriends came in the vote count. but the real twists and turns the leader Wests Tigers hooker Robbie Farah when voting went secret at round 16 but by the second last round was just two points behind. Jonathan Thurston a bit shaky now isn't it, hah. Oh, it's looking He was right. in the final round to win the prize. Thurston polling three points from a possible 15 An amazing 13 points of the competition. in the last five rounds for the Cowboys.

ahead of us. We've got a lot of hard work It starts this weekend,

we can put in a good effort so hopefully to play in the grand final. and give ourselves every opportunity for minor premiers Melbourne. A host of awards

the Rookie of the Year 18-year-old winger Israel Folau equal leading try-scorer. as well as the season's at the start of the season. Unthinkable achievements one first grade game. My goal was just to play CROWD CHEERS AND APPLAUDS is just amazing for me. To be playing the whole year Leanne West, Ten News.

is drawing closer The business end of the US Open almost complete. with the men's quarterfinal line up against Stanislas Wawrinka. after a gruelling five-set match and the frustration showed. The pair inseparable either David Ferrer or Rafeal Nadal Chela eventually booking a date with in the quarters. Carlos Moya also through. three sets to one. He downed 19-year-old Ernests Gulbis

the Coles bid looks like a done deal? Time for another check of finance and That's right, Luke.

resource companies Fortescue One of our up-and-coming could be about to turn Russian. controlled by Andrew 'Twiggy' Forrest The West Australian iron ore company in the Pilbara region. is one of the biggest has applied to the Treasurer, Russian steel giant MSK to acquire a stake in the company stating that it intends

worth around $1.5 billion. Foreign companies are capped at owning a maximum 15% of an Australian business unless they receive regulatory approval. We could be in for another interest rate rise before the year is out after the latest round of strong economic growth figures. The economy grew by almost 1% in the second quarter, twice as fast as the market was expecting.

The market was expecting a rise of between 0.3% and 0.5% What it got was decidedly higher. Economic growth for the three months to the end of June rising 0.9% taking the annual pace of growth to 4.3%. The national accounts figures show to put in a robust performance the Australian economy is continuing

despite ongoing weakness in the United States. This is broadly based growth and it's also revealing very strong rises in productivity. While the result shows the economy is resilient to external shocks, it could mean higher interest rates in the coming months especially if a big round of spending is promised

We cannot certainly have some election year spend-a-thon. The Reserve Bank hands down its decision on this month's interest board meeting later this morning but no rate rise is expected for now. Matthew Taylor, Ten News.

Now for a look at the national weather and for the rest of the day.

That's it for Ten Early News. I'm Luke Waters. See you tomorrow. And I'm Jacinta Hocking. Good morning. Supertext Captions by the Australian Caption Centre. www.auscap.com.au