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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. Good morning. I'm Bill Woods. Welcome to Ten's Early News. And I'm Jacinta Hocking. Today. Labor's election winning lead, to the latest Newspoll. ahead in all but one state according At least eight people dead after a teenager opens fire in a school in Finland.

returns safely to earth. The Space Shuttle Discovery And in sport. enters the open market. The Bulldogs rally as Willie Mason weather and for the rest of the day. Now for a look at the national

has a check of the markets. Finance first and Jacinta of a sky-dive on Wall Street Good morning, there's been somewhat after General Motors posted US stocks plunging this morning its largest quarterly loss ever. Telstra's board remains defiant When I come back, over its new executive pay package. for their calculators Homeowners are reaching they'll need to pay the mortgage. to determine how much extra apologised John Howard and Peter Costello have after yesterday's rate rise, but still brought a gulp The 0.25% increase was expected, from the Prime Minister. and an apology to the borrowers of Australia I would say who are affected by this change and I regret the additional burden. that I am sorry about that during an election campaign. It's the first time rates have risen The cash rate is now 6.75%, an 11-year high.

people are facing Not an insignificant sum at a time when you've got is higher and the general cost of living

than it has been for some time. there's worse to come. Many economists predict in the next six months. two more 25-basis-point rate hikes We're expecting

quite a reasonable chance We think there is still in December. that they might go again during the last campaign The Coalition's key plank was keeping rates at 30-year lows. Six rate rises later... The truth is on interest rates. Mr Howard can no longer be trusted Leonie Mellor, Ten News. Labor is leading the Coalition And the latest newspoll's revealed except Western Australia. in every state Midway through the campaign, are neck and neck in WA Labor and the Coalition on a two-party-preferred basis. leads the ALP by one point, But on a primary vote, the Coalition

46% to 45%. trails John Howard in WA Opposition Leader Kevin Rudd also 42% to 47%. in the preferred PM stakes,

a gunshot wound in East Timor The Australian soldier who died from as Private Ashley Baker. has been named Townsville-based 2nd Battalion The 19-year-old member of the was found dead in a barracks in Dili. He'd been in Timor only a month. It's believed he committed suicide. An investigation is now underway. to life in jail A 23-year-old man has been sentenced in a Perth shopping centre toilet. for the murder of an 8-year old girl eligible for parole Dante Wyndham Arthurs won't be for at least 13 years. was strangled to death Sophia Rodriguez-Urrutia-Shu

shopping centre last year. in a disabled toilet in a suburban the community. It was a crime that stunned charged with Sophia's murder, Dante Wyndham Arthurs was originally sexual penetration and kidnapping. were later dropped, While the sex charges

the 23-year-old killer The court heard

that happened couldn't remember everything around the victims throat. but he did recall having his hands young mans house And in a sinister discovery at the knife, handcuffs, police found a bag containing a and pictures of other girls, more victims. indicating he may have been targeting In sentencing Arthurs was told there were crimes so evil

and the death of Sophia they shocked the public conscience,

was one of them. of a bungle by police There was also evidence by Arthurs four years ago. looking into an attack on a girl officers failed to test his clothing An inquiry's been launched into why stains of his earlier victim. which is now being linked to blood can learn something from the tragedy. Sophia's family hope the community We cannot bring Sophia back, save other Sophia's in the future. but we believe it is possible to

Jamie Freestone, Ten News. Three people have been arrested in Sydney's west overnight. after a high speed chase through several suburbs, Officers pursuing the vehicle for a police check. after it failed to stop after road spikes were deployed. The chase ended at Blacktown, were detained at the scene. Two men and a woman at a high school in Finland, An 18-year-old man has opened fire and injuring 11 others. killing at least seven people Danielle Isdale joins us live. For more, our Europe correspondent, Dani, what's the latest?

The latest is that the gunman

believed to be an 18-year-old

student as an aid extremely

critical condition in hospital. He

shot himself and then he had but

survive. This occurred after he

took the lives of a female head

teacher to mouse Tudor's and five teacher to mouse Tudor's and five

female students. He was shouting

this is the start of a revolution.

You can see the images of students

and teachers are running from the

school. This did happen and Finland

are not known for its gun violence.

One of the teachers gave an account

shops. of the ordeal. We had heard some

shops. The shooter was running

towards me with a pistol in his

hand. I fled immediately. I knew

that my pupils were in a classroom

and the door was closed. I did not

have any time to see what was going

to happen. Students told of their

ordeal they were crying and how

they work to a fight. Some were they work to a fight. Some were

classrooms. frozen on the floors of their

classrooms. Danny is believed to be

done man posted a video on the

internet. It shows the image of a

school dissolving into an image of

a gun and pointing a handgun. There

is also footage of the 18-year-old

shooting an apple and then smiling

and waving at the camera.

and waving at the camera. This is

the first incident of its kind and

Finland and the community RN shock

tonight they error in Greece and disbelief. landing back to earth. The Shuttle Discovery has made a safe ended a 15 day mission. The picture perfect descent and six other astrounauts Commander Pam Melroy hours for a safer and easier landing. opting to touchdown during daylight During their time in space the crew embarked on one of the most dangerous spacewalks in history

to fix a solar power panel.

A masterpiece by Matisse has sold at auction for more than $30 million. The 1937 painting "L'Odalisque, Harmonie Bleue," features one of the artist's favourite models. The auction house Christies expected the artwork to do well but the final selling price of $36 million shocked everyone. Rugby league's human headline is officially on the open market. by the Bulldogs after a fortnight of feuding. While Willie Mason holidayed in Melbourne, a sign of respect from his team-mates, turning out in force for the meeting of the Bulldogs board. Just here to support our team-mate, that's it. Three players fronted the board, making a case for Mason

as a major on-field contributor to the team, but it's Mason's off-field attitude that has the board bothered. The board has resolved to give permission to Willie Mason to formally negotiate with other clubs, both in England and the NRL. Mason wanted out of the Dogs since the club refused him permission to take part in a big-money professional boxing bout. Club management accused the giant second rower of failing to turn up to promotional events. Willie Mason will be asked to come before the board and he will be given the chance to put his case forward re the breaking of any club rules. That opportunity will be afforded to Willie Mason when he returns from Melbourne some time next week.

But it seems increasingly likely that Mason won't bother, the Cronulla Sharks firming as favourites for his signature, the Roosters, the Dragons and North Queensland also interested. Leanne West, Ten News. The first test between Australia and Sri Lanka will get underway today, weather permitting. Showers are forecast in Brisbane for the first three days of the Gabba test, which could delay Mitchell Johnson's debut. He's a great athlete. He's very fit, he's very strong.

You know, he can bowl 150km/h and swing the ball, so he's got everything there. Johnson is likely to share the new ball with Brett Lee. went right down to the wire. A well made 83 to Matthew Elliot guiding the Redbacks to a thrilling 5 wicket win at the Adelaide Oval.

Ohh, that's magnificent! Lehmann at his best! Straight over square leg for six. That is a class act, D Lehmann. Graham Manou providing the winning runs on the last ball of the match. To finance, and Jacinta, the Telstra board refusing to back down over a new pay deal. Yes, Telstra has told its investors it's their way or the highway. A new multi-million dollar salary plan for Sol Trujillo and his senior executives was flatly rejected by a majority of shareholders at yesterday's AGM but the board has decided to approve the package anyway. You have more than $15 billion of shareholder value that's been created since last year. I think most people would say that's pretty good.

With bonuses Sol Trujillo will now get close to $15 million. It's a different story at the Commonwealth Bank

Boss Ralph Norris will be denied his $11 million bonus above that of its four major rivals. Mr Norris' new bonus package has been overwhelmingly supported by shareholders but it includes a set of tough targets Now for a look at the national weather and for the rest of the day. Let's take a look at the headlines in today's newspapers. A fiery end to a boat on the Sunshine Coast. The details when Ten's Early News returns.

Welcome back to Ten's Early News. This morning. A teenager opens fire at a high school in Finland, killing at least eight people. A life sentence for the man who murdered an 8-year-old girl

in a shopping centre toilet. Labor ahead of the Coalition in every state except Western Australia, according to the latest Newspoll. And in sport, basket-brawl, as tempers boil over in the NBL. Time for another check of the markets with Jacinta. Good morning there's been what you could only call a sky-dive on Wall Street US stocks plunging this morning as the US dollar slid to all-time lows.

When I come back, Coles supermarkets set to receive a makeover.

Finland, not America,

but this school shooting followed a familiar and terrible pattern. The gunman, apparently an 18-year-old student at the school moved through the high school shooting into classrooms and shouting "this is the start of the revolution." He killed five boys and two girls, and one woman teacher before apparently trying to kill himself. We had heard some shots, the shooter was running towards me with a pistol in his hand. I fled immediately, I knew my pupils were in the classroom and the door was closed, so I didn't have any time to wait so I just fled. Hours earlier the teenager posted this video predicting the massacre on the Youtube website. The picture of the school breaks apart to reveal this. The whole of Finland is now confronting a shocking first in the country's history. A 23-year-old man has been sentenced to life in jail

for the murder of an 8-year old girl in a Perth shopping centre toilet. Dante Wyndham Arthurs won't be eligible for parole for at least 13 years.

on Queensland's Sunshine Coast overnight. Fire engulfing the vessel in the Mooloolaba canals. Only the skipper was on board at the time, escaping without injury. He was treated by paramedics as fire crews fought the flames from another boat. It's feared litres of oil may have spewed into the canals. The blaze is believed to have been sparked by an electrical fault. The Prime Minister may have apologised, but that hasn't softened the blow for homeowners from yesterday's rate hike, forcing them to dig deeper. The Reserve Bank lifting the cash rate to 6.75%, an 11 year high. Borrowers will have to find an extra $34 a month for a $200,000 loan,

Renters also feeling the pinch. With more, I'm joined on the phone

by Ten Political reporter Murray McCloskey. You're travelling with Labor leader Kevin Rudd, interest rates figuring again in the campaign?

Her her her her here of this horse

certainly be one interest rate John

Howard won't easily forget.

It is the first interest rate to

rise be to the PM has apologised with

with mortgages. Kevin Rudd has now

has said that this is his second

time that John Howard has promised

something and not pulled through.

Fear that inflationary pressures the government.

Allied issues poll published in the

Australian has laid bare head Allied issues poll published in the Australian has laid bare head Allied issues poll published in the Australian has laid bare head of Allied issues poll published in the Australian has laid bare head of

the coalition in every straight

except W J in the West Labour and

the government have.

If it was the Melbourne Cup it is

not a good look for John Howard. Two of Victoria's senior police officers will face a corruption inquiry today. The hearing surrounding leaked information about a gangland murder. Chief Commissioner,

admits she's shocked two of her closest colleagues are at the centre of the inquiry. I was surprised at that and it was a concern to me.

Media director, Steve Linnell will front the hearing again today after repeatedly denying he leaked information. Commissioner, Noel Ashby. He'll be followed by Assistant The Police Association's Paul Mullet to be summoned on Monday. The hearing focusing on the murder investigation of male prostitute, Shane Chatress-Abbott, the self-confessed vampire killed in 2003. Under investigation, the leaking of sensitive material. The hearing told his murder suspects were tipped off. I've been concerned about leaks with Victoria police for some time. It's been an issue within policing, it's been an issue with some of our departments and I believe they undermine an organisation. Mr Ashby and Mr Linnell have taken paid leave pending the outcome of the hearing. Ellesa Throwden, Ten News. Prosecutors have spared the life of an Australian on trial in Bali. Police dropping trafficking charges that carried the death penalty for former Ansett executive Barry Hess. But the 50-year old could still be jailed for 5-months, after allegedly being caught with 14-grams of hash at his Kuta home. and about 3-grams of marijuana Relief for surgeons and the parents of a girl, born with four arms and four legs. Doctors describing the extensive operation on little Lakshmi as going "wonderfully well". It took a team of 30 surgeons more than 24 hours to remove the 2-year old's extra limbs, salvage her organs, and rebuild her pelvis. She's in a stable condition. The Sydney Kings recorded their second victory this season over defending champions The 114-109 scoreline, the Bullets 4th loss in 5 games. Passion, hatred, violence - a nice concoction for one rough game of hoops. COMMENTATOR: It's erupted here at the Sydney Entertainment Centre! and Brisbane's Mick Hill Sydney's Mark Worthington wrestling to the ground, even the Kings' mascot wanted in. Sam Mackinnon wanted out,

although he did hit 17 first-half points former King C.J. Bruton doing his share of the damage. Another former King Ebi Ere brought the house down... Oh! Ebi Ere, upstairs with one hand, flushes it in style! ..but Sydney stayed in touch, Worthington taking care of that. So, too, Glen Saville, making good in the third quarter. It was a quality game - at times NBA quality.

..against Hinder - no whistle forthcoming. Mackinnon keeps it alive, Bruton for the long three - the long three from C.J.! Brisbane by one heading into the fourth quarter before Sydney went on a 10-and-0 run. Ere came up big for the Bullets, draining consecutive 3-pointers to tie it up at 102 a piece. He couldn't win the match, though, the Kings beating Brisbane for the second time this season. Rob Canning, Ten News. The Cronulla sharks are firming as favorites for Willie Mason's signature, with the giant second rower now on the open market. After a fortnight of feuding with Mason,

Bulldogs management has given him permission to negotiate with other clubs.

Willie Mays there will be asked to

come before the board and he will

be given the chance to put his

be given the chance to put his case forward. But it seems increasingly likely that Mason won't bother, with clubs queueing for his services. To finance, and Jacinta Wesfarmers will this morning begin planning a major overhaul of Coles. the supermarket chain's shareholders have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the takeover. It's one of the biggest in Australian history worth $20 billion. More than 99% of votes were in favour of the takeover, Wesfarmers' boss telling investors the company will manage the business to maximise their return. The result was a foregone conclusion, 20 million trees will be planted in NSW and Western Australia

as part of the nation's biggest carbon offset program Woodside signing a deal with carbon offset company CO2 group

to plant mallee trees over the next two years. The agreement to offset the carbon produced by Woodside's $12 billion Pluto LNG project, on Western Australia's Burrup Peninsula. Now for a look at the national weather and for the rest of the day.

A perfect landing for the Space Shuttle Discovery. That's next. And the Commsec finance report, when the Early News returns.

Today. Labor's election winning lead, ahead in all but one state according to the latest Newspoll. At least eight people dead after a teenager opens fire in a school in Finland. The Space Shuttle Discovery returns safely to earth. And in sport. enters the open market. The Bulldogs rally as Willie Mason Now for a look at the national weather and for the rest of the day. Jacinta has another check of the markets. They're a worried bunch on Wall Street this morning with concerns over the economy and profits as the dollar slides and General Motors announced its largest quarterly loss ever. When I come back, we'll be live to CommSec for a market update. Homeowners are reaching for their calculators to determine how much extra they'll need to pay the mortgage.

John Howard and Peter Costello have apologised after yesterday's rate rise, but many predict another hike by Christmas. The 0.25% increase was expected, but still brought a gulp and an apology from the Prime Minister. I would say to the borrowers of Australia

who are affected by this change that I am sorry about that and I regret the additional burden. It's the first time rates have risen during an election campaign. The cash rate is now 6.75%, an 11-year high.

Not an insignificant sum people are facing at a time when you've got higher petrol costs and high food prices and the general cost of living is higher than it has been for some time.

Many economists predict there's worse to come. We're expecting two more 25-basis-point rate hikes in the next six months. We think there is still quite a reasonable chance that they might go again in December. The Coalition's key plank during the last campaign was keeping rates at 30-year lows.

Six rate rises later... The truth is Mr Howard can no longer be trusted Mr Howard still argues the Coalition is a safer bet. Leonie Mellor, Ten News. Back home, and a 23-year-old man's been handed a life sentence for the murder of Perth schoolgirl Sofia Rodriguez Urrutia Shu. Dante Wyndham Arthurs pleaded guilty to strangling the 8-year-old in a shopping centre toilet in June last year. The judge describing the crime as shocking and evil.

While Arthurs would be eligible for parole in 13 years, it's unlikely he'll ever be released. Two of Victoria's senior police officers will face a corruption inquiry today. Media director Steve Linnell will give evidence for the second time

followed by Assistant Commissioner Noel Ashby. Under investigation - the leaking of sensitive material. I've been concerned about leaks within Victoria Police for some time. It's been an issue within policing. The hearing focuses on the murder investigation of a male prostitute.

A Queensland coroner investigating the death of a newborn baby has warned of the dangers of mothers sleeping with their infants. The family may now sue the hospital where the baby suffocated. Yumiko Huber lost her child two years ago and is still grieving.

Clearly this has been a long and difficult two years for the parents of Arisa Huber. Yumiko had a 30-hour labor at Brisbane's Mater Hospital and fell asleep exhausted with her newborn. When she woke baby Arisa was blue. A coroner has found that hospital staff didn't check on the pair for nearly two hours despite a policy that it be done more often. The implications of her finding are that there's a possibility this could've been prevented with proper resourcing and proper training. The coroner has recommended better education about the risks of accidental suffocation. The parents may sue the hospital. They believe mother and baby were allowed to co-sleep, Given the findings of the inquest I believe there would be strong grounds for compensation claims. Mater Hospital has since changed procedures. Mark Suleau, Ten News. A so-called dream team has been recruited to boost Sydney's profile as a global city. Television presenter Johanna Griggs just one of the names hand-picked by the New South Wales government for the cause. With a budget of $85 million over three years, they'll aim to bring major sporting, cultural and business events to Sydney. At least eight people have been killed by a student on a shooting rampage at a high school in Finland. The 18-year-old shot his principal, 5 boys and 2 girls and several others have been badly injured. Police say the gunman shot himself and is among those A video warning of the massacre had been posted by the gunman on YouTube before the attack.

More clashes on the streets of Pakistan. Police swinging batons and firing tear gas at supporters of Benazir Bhutto in Islamabad. The former premier has called for mass demonstrations against a state of emergency, and says if President Pervez Musharraf doesn't reinstate Pakistan's constitution, demonstators will hold a "sit-in" protest in Islamabad. The Shuttle Discovery has made a safe landing back to earth. The picture perfect descent ended a 15 day mission. Commander Pam Melroy and six other astrounauts opting to touchdown during daylight hours for a safer and easier landing. During their time in space the crew embarked on one of the most dangerous spacewalks in history to fix a solar power panel. The Cronulla sharks are firming as favorites for Willie Mason's signature, with the giant second rower now on the open market. After a fortnight of feuding with Mason, Bulldogs management has given him permission to negotiate with other clubs. Willie Mason will be asked to come before the board

and he will be given the chance to put his case forward re the breaking of any club rules.

But it seems increasingly likely that Mason won't bother, with clubs queueing for his services. The first test between Australia and Sri Lanka will get underway today, weather permitting. Showers are forecast in Brisbane for the first three days of the Gabba test, which could delay Mitchell Johnson's debut. He's a great athlete. He's very fit, he's very strong. You know, he can bowl 150km/h and swing the ball, so he's got everything there.

Johnson is likely to share the new ball with Brett Lee. South Australia's Ford Ranger Cup match against New South Wales went right down to the wire. A well made 83 to Matthew Elliot guiding the Redbacks to a thrilling domestic one-day run in style. Darren Lehmann brought up his 4000th Ohh, that's magnificent! Lehmann at his best!

Straight over square leg for six. That is a class act, D Lehmann. Graham Manou providing the winning runs on the last ball of the match. Well, if one rise wasn't enough there's speculation

homeowners could be hit with yet another hike in interest rates before Christmas. With more, Craig James from CommSec joins us live. Craig, how likely is another rate increase before year's end?

We would only put a 20 % chance on

that the Reserve Bank putting

another rate

another rate rise. We will wait for

the latest. There is further signs

and there are housing market.

Housing lines dropped Y 3%. We can

expect further weakness and housing

lies. Least investments and the

housing sector so rents are likely

to rise. The price of oil is

surging towards $100 a barrel in

the US. The key reference price far

us is Singapore Ghislain. And

Australian dollar terms is

increased by $10 per barrel over

the last fortnight. We will pay 10

seems more and petrol. Is going to

be a bad day for Australian she is. Now for a look at the national weather and for the rest of the day.

Japanese inventors have developed an eco-friendly chopstick bra but is it comfortable? The bra features tiny pockets to hold a pair of folding chopsticks. It's hoped the invention will cut down on the use of disposable wooden chopsticks.

The Japanese discard an estimated 25 billion pairs a year.

Let's take a look at the headlines in today's newspapers.

Trucks collide in wet weather in Brisbane.

The details when Ten's Early News returns. GOOD MORNING NEW FIGURES SHOW HOUSE PRICES IN THE TERRITORY CONTINUE TO RISE .. MORE ON THAT SOON THREE YEARS JAIL FOR A WOMAN FOUND GUILTY OF STEALING ONE HUNDRED AND 40 THOUSAND DOLLARS FROM A CANBERRA REAL ESTATE AGENT FORTY-THREE YEAR OLD JULIE ELIZABETH WALKER STOLE THE CASH BETWEEN TWO THOUSAND AND TWO AND TWO THOUSAND AND THREE FROM AN L-J-HOOKER AGENT AT GUNGAHLIN. SHE'LL SPEND THE FIRST SIX MONTHS IN JAIL, WITH THE REST OF HER SENTENCE SUSPENDED. THE A-C-T GOVERNMENT'S ANNOUNCED A ONE POINT TWO MILLION DOLLAR PLAN TO MAKE OUR CHILDREN MORE ACTIVE.

UNDER THE PLAN, THREE SPECIALLIST P-E TEACHERS WILL TRAIN PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS HOW TO BETTER ORGANISE AND SUPPORT RECREATIONAL AND SPORTING ACTIVITIES. THE OPPOSITION'S DESCRIBED THE PLAN AS MINIMALIST, CLAIMING IT WON'T GO CLOSE TO ADDRESSING CHILDHOOD OBESITY A-C-T HOUSE PRICES ARE STILL ON THE RISE. A-B-S FIGURES SHOW A THREE POINT NINE PER CENT RISE IN THE PRICE INDEX OF ESTABLISHED HOMES IN THE SEPTEMBER QUARTER, COMPARED TO A NATIONAL AVERAGE OF THREE POINT FIVE. HOWEVER THE RISE WAS AT A SLOWER RATE THAN ALL OTHER CAPITALS, EXCEPT SYDNEY AND PERTH.

TO SPORT, AND CANBERRA RAIDERS PLAYMAKER TODD CARNEY WILL MAKE HIS FIRST APPEARANCE AT PRE-SEASON TRAINING TODAY. CARNEY RETURNS AFTER LEAVE TO ATTEND A FAMILY WEDDING.. HE'LL BE LOOKING TO HELP ESTABLISH A PERMANENT

HALVES PAIRING WITH EITHER TERRY CAMPESE OR MICHAEL DOBSON FOR NEXT SEASON NOW TO THE WEATHER... A HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER THE BIGHT IS BRINGING COOL AND PARTLY CLOUDY CONDITIONS, WITH A RETURN TO FINE CONDITIONS OVER THE WEEKEND SHOWERS IN CANBERRA TODAY EXPECTING 18 DEGREES.. 19 FOR SYDNEY .. FINE FURTHER OUT IN PERTH HOBART AND MELBOURNE A FEW SHOWERS IN WOLLONGONG AND 17 .. FINE BUT CLOUDY IN WAGGA 24 THE TOP THERE .. SHOWERS IN ORANGE AND THE CHANCE OF STORMS IN DUBBO BATHURST AND GOULBURN EXPECTING 15 AND SHOWERS .. COOLER AND 12 FORECAST FOR BOWRAL

A SHOWER OR TWO IN MUDGEE COOMA AND OVER THE ALPS IN MUDGEE COOMA AND OVER THE ALPS LOOKING AHEAD NOW.. AND A SHOWER OR TWO TOMORROW EXPECTING 21 IN CANBERRA .. // MORE SHOWERS EARLY INTO THE WEEKEND.. AND BECOMING FINE AND A WARM 26 ON AND A WARM 26 ON SUNDAY (NO SCRIPT NEEDED HERE)

Welcome back to Ten's Early News. This morning. A teenager opens fire at a high school in Finland, killing at least eight people. A life sentence for the man who murdered an 8-year-old girl in a shopping centre toilet. Labor ahead of the Coalition in every State except Western Australia,

And in sport, basket-brawl as tempers boil over in the NBL. Time for another check of the markets with Jacinta. Good morning there's been what you could only call a sky-dive on Wall Street US stocks plunging this morning as the US dollar slid to all-time lows.

When I come back, Coles supermarkets set to receive a makeover. Seven school children and their principal have been killed in Finland after a fellow student went on a shooting rampage.

The 18-year-old had posted a video of his planned massacre on the internet hours before. Finland, not America, but this school shooting followed a familiar and terrible pattern. The gunman, apparently an 18-year-old student at the school moved through the high school shooting into classrooms and shouting, "This is the start of the revolution." He killed five boys and two girls and one woman teacher before apparently We had heard some shots, the shooter was running towards me with a pistol in his hand.

I fled immediately,

I knew my pupils were in the classroom and the door was closed, so I didn't have any time to wait to see what happened, so I just fled. Hours earlier, the teenager posted this video predicting the massacre on the Youtube website. A picture of the school breaks apart to reveal this. The whole of Finland is now confronting a shocking first in the country's history. Police are investigating an aggravated burglary south of Melbourne overnight. Police arrived at a home where four armed men were allegedly threatening the residents at gun point. As two fled in a car a shot was fired into the house before one offender levelled his gun at police. An officer discharged a shot but the vehicle continued.

Two others still hiding in the house escaped on foot. A 23-year-old man has been sentenced to life in jail in a Perth shopping centre toilet. for the murder of an 8-year old girl Dante Wyndham Arthurs won't be eligible for parole for at least 13 years. Sophia Rodriguez-Urrutia-Shu was strangled to death in a disabled toilet in a suburban shopping centre last year. It was a crime that stunned the community.

Dante Wyndham Arthurs was originally charged with Sophia's murder, sexual penetration and kidnapping. While the sex charges were later dropped, he admitted murdering the 8-year-old. The court heard the 23-year-old killer couldn't remember everything that happened but he did recall having his hands around the victim's throat. And in a sinister discovery at the young man's house

police found a bag containing a knife, handcuffs and pictures of other girls, indicating he may have been targeting more victims. In sentencing Arthurs was told there were crimes so evil they shocked the public conscience and the death of Sophia was one of them. There was also evidence of a bungle by police Sophia's family hope the community can learn something from the tragedy. We cannot bring Sophia back, but we believe it is possible to save other Sophia's in the future. Jamie Freestone, Ten News. Queensland's wet weather has caused a spate of road accidents overnight. Two trucks collided at Laidley west of Brisbane then burst into flames. One driver received a cut nose. The other was not injured, stunning police. This whole scene resembles that of a car bomb. A cargo of wine was destroyed. The Prime Minister may have apologised, but that hasn't softened the blow for homeowners from yesterday's rate hike, forcing them to dig deeper into their pockets. The Reserve Bank lifting the cash rate to 6.75% - an 11-year high. Borrowers will have to find an extra $34 a month for a $200,000 loan. $50 on a $300,000 mortgage.

Rising to $84 for those owing $500,000. Renters also feeling the pinch. And the latest Newspoll's revealed Labor is leading the Coalition in every State except WA. Midway through the campaign Labor and the Coalition are neck-and-neck in WA on a two-party preferred basis. But on a primary vote, the Coalition leads the ALP by one point, 46% to 45%.

Opposition Leader Kevin Rudd also trails John Howard in WA in the preferred PM stakes, 42% to 47%. Questions have been raised over whether going to school could have prevented the death of a 7-year-old girl. Shellay Ward allegedly starved to death in her Hawks Nest home, north of Sydney, on Saturday. Shellay weighing just 9kgs when she died.

different educational options for their daughter, but didn't accept them. The Sydney Kings recorded their second victory this season over defending champions the Brisbane Bullets overnight.

The 114-109 scoreline,

the Bullets' fourth loss in five games.

Passion, hatred, violence -

a nice concoction for one rough game of hoops. COMMENTATOR: It's erupted here at the Sydney Entertainment Centre! Sydney's Mark Worthington and Brisbane's Mick Hill wrestling to the ground, even the Kings' mascot wanted in. Sam Mackinnon wanted out, although he did hit 17 first-half points and Brisbane lead by two at the main break, former King C.J. Bruton doing his share of the damage.

Another former King Ebi Ere brought the house down... Oh! Ebi Ere, upstairs with one hand, flushes it in style! ..but Sydney stayed in touch, Worthington taking care of that.

So, too, Glen Saville, making good in the third quarter. It was a quality game - at times NBA quality. ..against Hinder - no whistle forthcoming. Mackinnon keeps it alive, Bruton for the long three -

the long three from C.J.! Brisbane by one heading into the fourth quarter before Sydney went on a 10-and-0 run. Ere came up big for the Bullets, draining consecutive 3-pointers to tie it up at 102 a piece. He couldn't win the match, though, the Kings beating Brisbane for the second time this season. Rob Canning, Ten News. Connections of Melbourne Cup winner Efficient are already preparing for another assault on the famous race.

Owner Lloyd Williams says the four-year-old will be lightly raced in coming months so he can try and repeat yesterday's stunning win. As Efficient nurses some sore joints, his connections are already plotting another assault on Australia's richest race. They'll ignore invitations to take the horse overseas next year. I cross my fingers and hope that nothing goes wrong him but I'd like to get him back and give him another chance.

The prospect of another Cup win is far from the mind of jockey Michael Rodd, who's still celebrating a dream come true. And in just a matter hours the Cup carnival's back on again. Hundreds of revellers have already warmed up for Ladies' Day with a lunch that combined class and farce. (Sings) # What's love got to do, got to do with it? #

Tomorrow's a day for the ladies, both on and off the track, although there'll be plenty of blokes among the crowd at Flemington, expected to top 100,000, but the main race of the day will be a female-only affair, among the favourites for the million-dollar VRC Oaks.

To finance and Jacinta, good news for Optus? The telecommunications company has posted a modest increase in its first-half profit, recording a 2.6% rise in net earnings of $245 million. Optus is the nation's number two telco and added 92,000 mobile subscribers during the last quarter. Australia's biggest sugar refiner hasn't done so sweetly on the profit front. CSR's net earnings are down 38%

to $67.5 million for the first six months to the end of September. Plummeting prices and wet weather in Queensland are being blamed for the drop. CSR shares lost 8 cents to close at $3.26.

And Bill that's the latest in finance. From rehab to open heart surgery, it's a been a tough few years for Jimmy Barnes.

But now the legendary Aussie rocker is back on top with a new album, songs he's written almost exclusively from his hospital bed. He's been speaking with Ten reporter where I looked in the mirror I got to the point and really was just thinking to myself, before you cark it?" "What's it going to take to kill you?"

It was the lowest point for Jimmy Barnes's - an addiction to alcohol ripping his marriage and family apart.

The 51-year-old has always worn his heart on his sleeve,

but open-heart surgery this year gave him a chance to reflect and write about the days when he was spiralling out of control. Couldn't look at my children anymore because I knew they didn't like what they were looking at. His new album, 'Out in the Blue', was written almost entirely in his hospital bed. The cover of the album is actually - people have been saying,

"Oh, is it supposed to be, like, a sexy shot?" I'm lying down on a marble slab and baring the scar from my open-heart surgery and that's significant. It signifies being near death and coming back and having a second chance. The album is released later this month. Daniel Sutton, Ten News. Now national weather for the rest of the day.

A quick recap of the morning's top stories. Labor's election winning lead - ahead in all but one State according to the latest Newspoll. At least eight people dead after a teenager opens fire in a school in Finland. And the space shuttle 'Discovery' returns safely to Earth.

That's it for Ten Early News.

Don't forget 9am With David and Kim, the Morning News starts at 11:00am and we'll wrap up the day in the Ten News at 5:00. I'm Bill Woods, bye for now. And I'm Jacinta Hocking, good morning. Supertext captions by Red Bee Media Australia www.redbeemedia.com.au