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Welcome to Ten's early news.

Making headlines today:

Historic a apology. Kevin Rudd to say sorry to the Aboriginal people

on the first day of Parliament. Former footballer Wayne Carey

two police officers. arrested after allegedly attacking

And death of a dictator. Indonesia

torn as General Suharto passes away

aged 86. This in sport Novak

Djokovic takes out his first ever Grand Slam title.

Now for our first look at the

Coletta. markets with the lovely Frank

News of another likely Fed Reserve

rate cut and agreement on a growth

package has done little to spur the

US market on on Friday.

It was a flat session on the main markets in Europe.

The biggest gains were found in Asia

Our market is closed today but it

finished trade in fine form with

its biggest one-day percentage gain

in more than a decade. When I come

back, more details emerge about

France's $8 billion man.

Thank you, Frank.

The Prime Minister will reportedly

use the first day of Parliament

next month to make an historic

apology to Aboriginal people. According to News Limited, Kevin

Rudd has pencilled in February 12 to

say sorry and is racing say sorry and is racing to

finalise the declaration. The move

would reverse an 11-year policy

under the Howard Government, which

refused to apologise to the stole

Jensenration. Mr Rudd says he wants

indigenous people to be full

participants in society, rather than marginalised Australians.

Meantime, there's been widespread

support for the PM's plan to

dramatically reduce the number of homeless

homeless people. The Government

will build on its $150 will build on its $150 million

election commitment to build new crisis accommodation, as well as commissioning a white paper to

tackle the issue. In a speech to

the St Vincent's Society overnight,

Mr Rudd says he's stunned at the

number of homeless. After a period

of unprecedented economic growth

and unprecedented levels of

personal prosperity, that as a

country we can still have 100,000 people who are homeless...

Opposition leader Brendan Nelson

has welcomed the plan.

Former AFL footballer Wayne Carey

has been arrested after he

allegedly assaulted two police officers. officers. Capsicum spray had to be allegedly assaulted two police

dispute at his apartment. used on the star after a domestic

Under arrest, Wayne Carey is

escorted by police just hours after

he was subdued with capsicum spray.

The former Kangaroos cap tape had

reportedly called police to his

exclusive apartment after a dispute erupted with his girlfriend. It's

claimed he wanted her out. Five

police cars arrived. It's alleged

he refused to let the officers in

and then assaulted two of them,

resisting arrest. The spray was

used and Carey was cuffed. Taken to

a nearby police station and

questioned, two hours later he was

driven home without charge. Friends

of the pair made their way to the

apartment through the night but

trouble started. refused to shed light on how the

Could tell us what happened? No.

Neighbours who saw the star being

brought down say he appeared confused and heavily affected by

the spray. It's not the first time

Carey's had trouble with the law. In 1996 he pleaded guilty to

indecently assaulting a woman

outside the nightclub. Police are

the alleged assault. preparing a brief of evidence over

Three women have been forced to

flee their home in Brisbane

overnight after a suspected arson

attack. The fire was started

outside the house just before

midnight. It quickly spread to the

home and to two nearby cars. Walls

and cars were also spray-painted

with neo-Nazi propaganda. The three

women escaped after being awoken

are continuing. by shattering glass. Investigations

Police have reportedly seized $55

million in cash and assets from

drug Baron Tony Mokbel. News

Limited newspapers say 61

properties have been seized as

well as more than $2 million worth

been stripped from Mokbel , his of cars and cash. The assets have

friends and relatives, with police

warning they haven't finished their

hunt for proceeds of Mokbel's criminal empire. Mokbel was

arrested in Greece last year and arrested in Greece last year and is

currently fighting extradition to Australia.

Police are urging the mother of a

newborn baby whose body was newborn baby whose body was found in a camping ground toilet block to

contact them. The baby boy was

believed to be only hours old when

he was discovered by a camper at

the grounds. A post post-mortem has

been carried out overnight to

determine how he died. Police are

appealing for the mother to contact

a doctor or counselling service.

A week of mourning has been

declared in Indonesia following declared in Indonesia following the

death of former president Suharto.

The ousted dictator died of multiple

multiple organ failure late yesterday, aged 86.

Family and friends of the former President Suharto gathered at his

home to pray, his daughter pulling

the covers off his face. Beside her

the country's current president, a sign of her father's ongoing

in influence. Indonesia is a country

in mourning after the former

president died of organ failure on

Sunday at the age of 86. Hundreds

of mourners flocked to his home, decorating

decorating the side walk with

tributes. He ruled Indonesia for 32

years. Ruthlessly crushed his

opponents and oversaw some of the

worst bloodshed of the 20th century

but he's given credit for but he's given credit for three decades of economic growth and,

with the military by his side,

brought stability to the sometimes

troubled country. In a televised

address, the president called on

Indonesians to pay tribute to one

of its best sons. World leaders

have paid tribute, the United

States hailing Suharto as an

historic figure who achieved remarkable economic development,

while Prime Minister Kevin Rudd

said the former president said he

was an influential figure in

Indonesia and beyond.

The body of Australian actor Heath Ledger

Ledger is expected to arrive in

Perth early this week. The 28-year-old's family and close

friends have aterpbded a memorial

service in Los Angeles. It's

understood his former fiancee understood his former

Michelle Williams and their daughter Matilda were also there.

They're expected to continue on to

Perth with the family for a private funeral.

Heath Ledger will be honoured at today's Screen Actors Guild's

awards in Los Angeles but his

sudden death and the ongoing

writers' strike are set to dampen

celebrations. Aussie actress Cate Blanchett is nominated for Blanchett is nominated for Best

Actress in 'Elizabeth: The Golden

Age' and best supporting actress

for 'I'm Not There'.

Novak Djokovic has been crowned the

2008 Australian Open men's singles

champion beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

The 20-year-old won a classic final

in four sets to become the first

Serb to ever win a Grand Slam singles title.

The full house at Rod Laver Arena

left no doubt who they were backing, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga the crowd

favourite for the Open final but

Novak Djokovic was out to spoil the

party, breaking in the first. The

Frenchman considered his options

and then turned on the power.

With all other matches going on

serve it would take something

special to win the set and that's just what Tsonga produced. COMMENTATOR:

Look at his father!

The momentum swung the Serb's way

in the second as he found his range

and unleashed an array of winners.

With Hollywood's A-list looking With Hollywood's A-list looking on,

Djokovic produced his A game.

Tsonga stepped up the pressure but

the Serb with stood the onslaught to go 2-1 up.

The underdog lifted in the fourth,

causing Djokovic to produce a

string of unforced errors but the

man who beat Roger Federer on

Friday regained his composure,

serving out the match and winning

his first grand slam title.

Australia will be out to script the

perfect farewell when the Test

career of Adam Gilchrist comes to

an end at the Adelaide Oval today. Gilchrist

Gilchrist made a brief cameo

scoring just 14 as Australia built

a slim first-innings lead. He was

given a standing ovation as he left

the ground. For what he's done for

cricket, that would be a perfect

farewell for Gilly to go out with a

win. Like ilsay, he's been an

amazing part of the Australian

cricket team for a long time now

and I can't think of anything

better than to win this last Test for him. Anything other than a for him. Anything other than a draw

looks unlikely but the Aussies have

made a habit of defying the odds in the past.

Newcastle is one step closer to

securing a berth in its first A League

League Grand Final. The Jets too

good for the Central Coast in a

fiery opening leg of their major

semi-final at Energy Australia

Stadium, the home side taking the early lead.

The Jets take the lead! Adam

Griffiths! Adam's brother, Joel,

with the final blow after the break,

nailing a penalty to get the Jets

home 2-0. They'll meet again in

Gosford in a fortnight.

Finance now with Frank.

John Kinghorn has picked up a 6.8%

slice in Allco. He snapped up the

shares between December and last Wednesday

Wednesday for about $72 million.

Allco shares have rallied since

their record slump last week

doubling in value. Chairman David

Coe has refused to comment on the development. French bank Societe Generale says a

rogue trader accused of the

world's biggest banking fraud held

positions worth about $84 billion.

Kerr ker has been questioned by

police for a second day -- conserve

conserve conserve has been

questioned by police for a second

day. He handed himself to

authorities on Saturday, three days

after the billion-dollar losses. Police

Police will soon have to decide

whether to charge or release Jerome Kerviel. A

A look now at the national weather for the day ahead: Let's check the headlines from today's

today's newspapers. The 'Sydney

Morning Herald' leads with the

death of former Indonesian dictate

or Suharto. The newspaper says it

leaves a nation torn between

respecting and condemning their former leader.

And the 'Australian' has more on

the retirement of Adam Gilchrist claiming a dropped catch sparked

his decision to call it a day.

Two killed in a boat accident off Victoria. The details when the

early news returns.

You're watching Ten's early news. This morning:

Former footballer Wayne Carey

arrested after an alleged domestic

dispute in Melbourne.

The Prime Minister prepares to say

sorry to the Aboriginal people when Parliament resumes.

And mixed legacy. Anger and accolades

accolades as former dictator

Suharto dies, aged 86. And we'll

cross back to Frank Coletta now

with another check of the markets.

Thank you, Kath. After all the

drama of the past couple of weeks,

a quiet one ahead. In the US on

Friday's close, the Dow Jones

dipped 171 and the NASDAQ fell 34. In

In Europe, it was a flat session on the main markets.

The DAX was down in Germany.

Our market is closed today for the Australia Day holiday.

When I come back, the world's best

business brains say the worst is

still to come.

Former AFL player Wayne Carey has

been arrested after he allegedly

assaulted police. It's believed officers had to use capsicum spray

to subdue him before he was

handcuffed just after 8.00 last

night. The incident allegedly

sparked by a dispute with his

girlfriend, who he wanted to girlfriend, who he wanted to leave

the exclusive apartment. Carey then

allegedly assaulted police when

they tried to enter. He was taken

to nearby St Kilda police station

and released a short time later.

Two men have been killed in Two men have been killed in a

boating accident on the Victorian

coast. The accident happened at

Cunninghams Arm at Lakes Entrance

just after one o'clock this morning.

The boat had been near a footbridge.

No other details have No other details have been released at this stage.

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is set to

make an historic apology to

Aboriginal people on the first day

of Parliament next month. According

to News Limited newspapers, the PM

has flagged February 12 for an apology

apology and is racing to finalise

the declaration. The move to say

sorry would reverse an 11-year poll

any under the Howard Government. Mr

Rudd says he wants indigenous

people to be full participants in

society, rather than marginalised Australians.

Meantime the PM is embarking on his

ambitious plan to reduce the number

of homeless people in Australia.

The Government has sit a six-month

deadline for its white paper on how

to tackle the problem while building on its commitment to building on its commitment to build

new crisis accommodation. In a

speech to the St Vincent de Paul Society

Society overnight, Mr Rudd says

he's stunned that after unprecedented economic growth

there's 100,000 homeless people. I there's 100,000 homeless people. I

can't abide such an Australia can't abide such an Australia and

we have to do something about it.

Opposition leader Brendan Nelson

has welcomed the plan. A

A post-mortem has been carried out

on the body of a newborn baby found

in a toilet block on the Victorian

camping ground. There's still no

sign of the little boy's mother.

Police are appealing for her to contact authorities. Possibly

Possibly only hours old, a newborn

baby was found dumped at this poilt

block on lake Colac. A female

camper made the disturbing find not

long after another camper

discovered the placenta about 40

metres away. As soon as I seen it I

knew what it was. Campers told

police they heard a car pull up to the

the block around two o'clock which

sped off ten minutes later. Police

are unsure if the mother is a local

or just visiting the area. Our most

important thing is to track down

the lady that was involved for a

few reasons. Obviously so we can

establish what occurred and we're

also concerned about her welfare

and her health at the moment. We

still haven't determined whether

the death of the baby is suspicious

and it could be that it's a matter of tragic circumstances of tragic circumstances occurring.

Police have reportedly seized $55

million in cash and assets from

drug Baron Tony Mokbel. News

Limited newspapers say 61 properties have been seized as

well as more than $2 million worth

of cars and cash. The assets have

been stripped from Mokbel, his

friends and relatives. Mokbel was

arrested in Greece last year and is

currently fighting extradition to Australia.

A fisherman is recovering in a Gold

Coast hospital after being attacked

by a 90kg shark. The 20-year-old Conservatives lucky to escape serious

serious injury when the shark bit his leg. Its jaws latched so

tightly, its head had to be cut off to free him.

He was attacked by a 3.5m shark but somehow this commercial fisherman

walked away with only minor

injuries. I wanted to get it first

before it got me, that's all. It

got you? Oh, yeah. He was on a

Sydney tuna fishing boat when a

shark came on deck. The 20-year-old

accidentally stood on its tail and

it turned round and latched its

jaws on him. The head of the shark

had to be extracated from the had to be extracated from the

shark to unlatch the teeth. They

were 200 kilometres off the Gold

Coast. Conditions were rough. The

only option was to rescue him by helicopter..

Indonesia is in mourning following

the death of former Indonesian

President Suharto. The 86-year-old

had been critically ill for some

months and died of multiple organ failure yesterday afternoon.

Thousands lined the streets of

Jakarta as Suharto's body was

driven to his home, where family and

and government officials paid their respects. Despite accusations respects. Despite accusations of

human rights abowss, the

controversial dictator is credited

with developing the cup's economy

and will be buried with full state honours.

To the US now and the focus is on

Super Tuesday as the Democratic

presidential campaign heats up.

Barack Obama is still celebrating

yesterday's landslide victory in

South Carolina, evening the score

with Hillary Clinton, who has also won two key state primaries. The

former First Lady has already moved

her campaign to Tennessee. After

four consecutive losses, John

Edwards is looking forward to Super

Tuesday, when more than 20 states

vote in both Democratic and Republican primaries.

Prince Charles has set a new Prince Charles has set a new record, becoming the longest-serving

heir-apparent in the world. The

future king of Britain has spent a

record 59 years and 74 days waiting

to take the throne. He's surpassed

the previous record set by Edward

VII. Lucky for him, sources close

to the Prince say he's not

impatient to take the throne.

Australia will look to defy the

odds and send Adam Gilchrist out of

Test cricket as a winner at the

Adelaide Oval today. It appears

unlikely but the Aussies have made

a habit of scripting fare wells to perfection in the past.

Australia led out by Adam Gilchrist.

He'll have the same honour this

morning as the Aussies chase an

unlikely victory in the keeper's

final Test. For what he's done for

cricket, I think that would be a

cricket, I think that would be a

perfect farewell for Gilly, to go

out with a win. Like I say, he's

been an amazing part of the

Australian cricket team for a long

time now and I can't think of

anything better than to win this

last Test for him.

The home side striking early the

second time around, Johnson

removing Pathan, the memory of last

year's incredible win over England

there. It's been a batsman's Test

to date. A tonne for the skipper and

Clarke got one two. That's his

century. That's an unbeaten century

to Michael Clarke. Gilchrist got a

hero's welcome but couldn't convert. Out! Straight to cover.

Tensions are still simmering.

That's not very nice.

Nice spit! Both sides have Nice spit! Both sides have played

their part but that will be forgotten today as the cricketing world farewells world farewells a legend.

Novak Djokovic is the 2008

Australian open men's singles champ

after beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Despite losing the first set to

the unseeded Frenchman, Djokovic

bounced back to claim his maiden

grand slam title. I'm very, very

happy that I won my first Grand

Slam here so hopefully we'll see

you here in this stage more often

in the future. Thank you very much.

Djokovic is the first ever Serbian

to hoist a Grand Slam singles

trophy.

Adam Scott has fired what he's

calling the first round of his life

to take out the Qatar Masters in

Doha. The Aussie in blistering form

coming from equal fifth at the

start of the day to win by three

strokes, Scott setting a new course

record of 11-under-par 61 in the

process. What a brilliant round of

golf. I shot 62 last year in Jack's

tournament and that was pretty

special as well but to have it in

the last round a couple back is a

big one. Sweden's Henrick Stenson

was the closest , three shots off the pace at 17 under for the tournament. Finance

Finance now with Frank and the

worst still to come for our worst still to come for our markets. What we're hearing doesn't bode well, does it?.

Some of the world's biggest business

leaders are warning of an even

bumpier ride ahead saying it could

be some time before the markets

return to normal. Meeting at the

World Economic Forum in Switzerland,

they say they see no end to the

turmoil in the banking sector. They believe the US stimulus package will do little to affect the turmoil.

Symbion suitors, Healthscope and Primary, will meet this week to carve

carve up the company's pathology,

radiology and medical radiology and medical centres.

Healthscope was prevented from

negotiating with Primary until

Australia Day. Primary is expected

to extend its cash bid for Symbion past the February 7 past the February 7 deadline.

Analysts tip a resolution within a month.

An arson attack forces three women

to flee their home. That's next.

And the CommSec finance report when the early news returns.

You're watching Ten's early news. Making Making headlines today:

Historic apology, Kevin Rudd to say

sorry to the Aboriginal people on

the first day of Parliament.

Former footballer Wayne Carey

arrested after allegedly attacking two police officers.

And death of a dictator. Indonesia

torn as General Suharto passes away, aged 86.

In sport, Novak Djokovic takes out

his first ever Grand Slam title.

Time for another check of the

markets. Frank it's all happening

in the States on Friday night. It certainly was.

But another likely Fed Reserve rate

cut - the news on that and

agreement on a growth package did

little to spur the US market on on

Friday, the Dow Jones dropping more

than 1%.

Coming up, Maq Bank sells its Lime Taxi business.

The Prime Minister will reportedly

use the first day of Parliament

next month to make an historic

apology to Aboriginal people.

According to News Limited, Kevin Rudd Rudd has pencilled in February 12 to say say sorry and is racing to finalise the declaration. The finalise the declaration. The move would reverse an 11-year policy

under the Howard Government commissioning a white paper to tackle the issue. In a speech to the St Vincent's Society overnight, Mr Rudd says he's stunned at the number of homeless. After a period of unprecedented economic growth and unprecedented levels of personal prosperity that, as a country we can still have 100,000 people who are homeless...

Opposition leader Brendan Nelson has welcomed the plan.

Three women have been forced to

flee their home in Brisbane

overnight after a suspected arson attack. The fire was started

outside the house just before

midnight. It quickly spread to the

home and two nearby cars. Walls and

cars were also spray-painted with

neo-Nazi propaganda. The three

women escaped after being awoken

by shattering glass. Investigations are continuing.

Former AFL footballer Wayne Carey

has been arrested after he

allegedly assaulted two police

officers. It's believed capsicum

spray had to be used on the star

after an alleged domestic dispute

at his apartment.

Under arrest, Wayne Carey is

escorted by police just hours after

he was subdued with capsicum he was subdued with capsicum spray. The former Kangaroos captain The former Kangaroos captain had

reportedly called police to his

exclusive apartment after a dispute

erupted with his girlfriend. It's

claimed he wanted her out. Five

police cars arrived. It's alleged

he refused to let the officers in

and then assaulted two of them,

resisting arrest. The spray was

used and eventually Carey was

cuffed. Taken to a nearby police

station and questioned, two hours

later he was driven home without charge.

charge.

Friends of the pair made their way

to the apartment through the night

but refused to shed light on

exactly how the trouble started.

Could you tell us what happened? No.

Neighbours who saw the star being brought down say he appeared

confused and heavily affected by

the spray. It's not the first time

Carey's had trouble with the law.

In 1996 he pleaded guilty to

indecently assaulting a woman

outside a nightclub. Police are

preparing a brief of evidence over

the alleged assault.

Police have reportedly seized $55

million in cash and assets from

drug Baron Tony Mokbel. News

Limited newspapers say 61

properties have been seized as

well as more than $2 million well as more than $2 million worth

of cars and cash. The assets have of cars and cash. The assets have

been stripped from Mokbel, his

friends and relatives with police

warning they haven't finished their

hunt for proceeds of his criminal

empire. Mokbel was arrested

empire. Mokbel was arrested in

Greece last year and is currently fighting extradition to Australia.

Police are urging the mother of a

newborn baby whose body was found

in a camping ground toilet block to

contact them. The baby boy was

believed to is be only hours old

when he was discovered by a camper

at the grounds near Colac. A post-mortem has been carried out

overnight to determine how he died. Police

Police are appealing for the mother

to contact a doctor or a counselling service.

A week of mourning has been declared in Indonesia following the

death of former president Suharto.

The ousted dictator died of

multiple organ failure late yesterday, aged 86. Family and friends of the former

president Suharto gathered at president Suharto gathered at his

home to pray, his daughter home to pray, his daughter pulling

the covers off his face. Beside her the country's current

president, a sign of her father's

ongoing influence. Indonesia is a

country in mourning after the

former president died on Monday at

the age of 8 6. The controversial

leader ruled Indonesia for 32 years.

A staunch anti-Communist, Suharto ruthlessly crushed opponents and

oversaw some of the worst bloodshed

of the 20th century but he's of the 20th century but he's also

given credit for three decades of

economic growth and with the military by his side brought

stability to the sometimes troubled

country. In a televised address, country. In a televised address, the President called on Indonesians

to pay their highest respect to one

of the country's best sons. World

leaders have also paid tribute, the

United States hailing Suharto as an

historic figure who achieved remarkable remarkable economic development while Prime Minister Kevin Rudd

says the former president was an influential figure in influential figure in Australia's

region and beyond. Preparations region and beyond. Preparations are

under way for a state funeral.

Heath Ledger will be honoured at

today's Screen Actors Guild awards

in Los Angeles. But his sudden

death and the ongoing write erts'

strike are set to dampen celebrations. Aussie actress celebrations. Aussie actress Cate

Blanchett is nominated for two

gongs - Best Actress for her role

in 'Elizabeth: The Golden Age' and

best supporting actress for 'I'm Not There'.

Novak Djokovic has been crowned the 2008 Australian Open men's 2008 Australian Open men's singles champion, beating Jo-Wilfried

Tsonga. The 20-year-old winning a

classic final in four sets to

become the first Serb to ever win a

Grand Slam singles title.

The full house at Rod Laver Arena

left no doubt who they were backing,

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga the crowd favourite

favourite for the Open final. But

Novak Djokovic was out to spoil the

party, breaking in the first.

The Frenchman considered his

options and then turned on the power.

With all other matches going on

serve it would take something

special to win the set and that's just what Tsonga produced.

COMMENTATOR: The underdog has

lifted and look at his father! The

momentum swung the Serb's way in the

the second as the third seed found

his range and unleashed an array of winners.

With Hollywood's A-list looking on,

Djokovic produced his A game.

Tsonga stepped up the pressure but

the Serb with stood the onslaught to go 2-1 up.

The underdog lifted in the fourth,

causing Djokovic to produce a

string of unforced errors. But the

man who beat Roger Federer on

Friday regained his composure,

serving out the match and winning his first Grand Slam title. Australia

will be out to script the pereffect

farewell when the treeft career of

Adam Gilchrist comes to an end at

the Adelaide Oval today. He made a the Adelaide Oval today. He made a

brief cameo scoring just 14 as Australia built a slim

first-innings lead. He was given a

standing ovation as he left the ground. For what he's done for

cricket, that would be a perfect

farewell for Gilly to go out with a

win. He's... like I say he's been

an amazing part of the Australian

cricket team for a long time now

and I can't think of anything

better than to win this last Test

for him.

Anything other than a draw looks

unlikely but the Aussies have made

a habit of defying the odds in the past.

Newcastle is one step closer to

securing a berth in its first A

League Grand Final. The Jets too

good for the Central Coast in a

fiery opening leg of their major

semi-final at energy Australia

stadium. The home side took the early lead.

The jets take the lead. Adam

Griffiths. Adam's brother Joel with

the final blow after the break,

nailing a penalty to get the Jets

home 2-0. They'll meet again in Gosford in a fortnight.

To finance now and Frank, the

millionaires' factory sells a

business at a loss this time. We

don't hear this too often. Usually

they make money but Macquarie Bank

has reportedly sold its

wheelchair-focused Lime taxi

business at a multi-million-dollar

loss. They planned to have 250 cabs

on the road by June last year but

according to News Limited only 50

are on Sydney streets while others

sit up used in a warehouse.

French bank Societe Generale says a

rogue trader held positions worth

about $84 billion. Jerome Kerviel

has been questioned by police for a

second day over claims he defrauded

the bank of nearly $8 billion. the bank of nearly $8 billion. The

31-year-old handed himself to

authorities on Saturday, three days

after the billion-dollar loss.

Police will soon have to decide

whether to charge or release him.

A look at the weather details for

the day ahead:

Now for a look at what's on the Now for a look at what's on the

front pages of today's papers.

Sydney's 'Daily Telegraph' has more

on Kevin Rudd's plan to say sorry

to the stolen generation to the stolen generation on February 12.

And Melbourne's 'Herald Sun' has

more on reports police have seized

millions of dollars in assets and

cash from Tony Mokbel. A possible

breakthrough in the hunt for

Madeleine McCann. The details when the early news returns.

You're watching Ten's early news. This morning:

Former footballer Wayne Carey arrested after an alleged domestic

dispute at his Melbourne home. The Prime Minister prepares to The Prime Minister prepares to say

sorry to the Aboriginal people when Parliament resumes.

And mixed legacy - anger and accolades

accolades as former dictator

Suharto dies aged 86. Now for our final check of the

markets, here is Frank.

Thank you, Kath. After all the

drama of the past couple of weeks,

a quiet one ahead with the

Australia Day holiday here. In the

US on Friday's close, the Dow Jones dipped 171 point.

Before we go today we'll have more

details about a boost from China

about our iron ore producers.

Former AFL player Wayne Carey has been

been arrested after he allegedly

assaulted police. It's believed

officers had to use capsicum spray

to subdue him before he was handcuffed just after 8.00 last night. The incident allegedly

sparked by a dispute with his

girlfriend who he wanted to leave the exclusive apartment. Carey then allegedly assaulted police when

they tried to enter. He was taken

to nearby St Kilda police station

and released a short time later.

Two men have been killed in boating accident near Melbourne.

The accident happened at

Cunninghams Arm at Lakes Cunninghams Arm at Lakes Entrance

overnight. The boat had been near a

footbridge. No other details have

been released at this stage.

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is set

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is set to

make an historic apology to

Aboriginal people on the first day

of Parliament.

According to News Limited

newspapers, the PM has flagged

February 12 for an apology and is

racing to finalise the declaration.

The move to say sorry would reverse

an 11-year policy under the Howard

Government. Mr Rudd says he wants

indigenous people to be full

participants in society rather than marginalised Australians.

Meantime, the PM is embarking on

his ambitious plan to reduce the

number of homeless people. The Government has set a six-month

deadline for its white paper on how

to tackle the problem while

building on its commitment to build

new crisis accommodation. In a

speech to the St Vincent de Paul

Society overnight, Mr Rudd Society overnight, Mr Rudd says

he's stunned that after unprecedented economic growth,

100,000 people are still homeless.

I can't abide such an Australia and

we have to do something about it.

Opposition leader Brendan Nelson

has welcomed the plan.

A post-mortem has been carried out

on the body of a newborn baby found

in a toilet block on a Victorian

camping ground. There's still no

sign of the little boy's mother.

Police appealing for her to contact

authorities.

Possibly only hours old, a newborn baby

baby was found dumped at this

toilet block on lake Colac in Victoria's south-west. A female

camper made the disturbing find.

Not long after, another camper discovered the placenta 40 metres

away. As soon as I seen it, yeah, I

knew what it was. I was talking to

a guy, I was looking down and there

it was. Campers told police they

heard a car pull up near the block

around two o'clock, which sped off

ten minutes later. Police are

unsure if the mother is a local or

just visiting the area. Our most

important thing is to track down

the lady that was involved for a few

few reasons. Obviously so we can

establish what occurred and we're

also concerned about her welfare

and her health at the moment. We

still haven't determined whether

the death of the baby is suspicious

and it could be, yeah, that it's a

matter of tragic circumstances occurring.

occurring. Police have reportedly seized $55 million

million in cash and assets from

drug Baron Tony Mokbel. News

Limited newspapers say 61

properties have been seized as

well as more than $2 million worth

of cars and cash. The assets have

been stripped from Mokbel, his

friends and relatives, with police

warning they haven't finished their

hunt for proceeds of his criminal

empire. Mokbel was arrested empire. Mokbel was arrested in

Greece last year and is currently

fighting extradition to Australia. Indonesia is in mourning following

the death of former president

Suharto. The 86-year-old had been

critically ill for some months and

died of multiple organ failure

yesterday afternoon. Thousands

lined the streets of Jakarta as

Suharto's body was driven to his

home, where family and government officials paid their respects. Despite accusations of human rights

abuses, the controversial dictator

is credited with developing the country's economy and will be

buried with full state honours.

A Portuguese man has become the

focus of the hunt for Madeleine

McCann for bearing a strong

resemblance to a police sketch. But

he says he has nothing to do with her appearance.

This is the latest person to fall

under the spotlight in the desperate search for Madeleine, but

does he really have anything to do

with her disappearance? He lives an

hour and a half away from the

Portuguese resort where she

vanished. He clearly bears some

resemblance to the sketches

released by the McCann family of a

suspicious figure apparently spotted

before their daughter disappeared

but the stunned Portuguese

42-year-old at the centre of this

latest twist spoke to journalists

in a local bar and registered his

bewilderment at finding himself the

newest figure in an ever-shifting frame.

He insists he had nothing to do

with what happened, that he can't

drive and that he's never even been

to Praia da Luz. He's described the

media interest in him as like a

carnival joke. The McCann spokesman told us their private investigation

team in Portugal would be looking

into whether there are any links

between this man and Madeleine's disappearance.

Prince Charles has set a new record,

becoming the longest serving heir

apparent in the world. The future

kipg of Britain has spent a record

59 years and 74 days waiting to

take the throne. He's surpassed the

previous record set by Edward VII.

Luckily sources close to the Prince

say he's not impatient to take the throne.

Australia will look to defy the

odds and send Adam Gilchrist out of

Test cricket as a winner at the

Adelaide Oval today. It appears

unlikely, though, but the Aussies

have made a habit of scripting fare

wells to perfection in the past.

Australia led us by Adam Gilchrist.

He'll have the same honour this

morning as the Aussies chase an unlikely

unlikely victory in the keeper's

final Test. For what he's done for

cricket, I think that would be a

perfect farewell for Gilly to go

out with a win. Like I say, he's

been an amazing part of the Australian cricket team for a long

time now and I can't think of

anything better than to win this

last Test for him. The hosts

striking early the second time

around. That's close! Johnson

removing Pathan, the memory of last

year's incredible win over England

still IVFied. It's been a batsman's Test to date. Tough work ahead. There's a stubborn and hard-earned

hundred for you. A tonne for the

skipper. Clarke got one too. Off he

goes. That's his century. That's an

unbeaten century to Michael Clarke.

Gilchrist got a hero's welcome but

couldn't convert.

Out! Straight to cover! Tensions

are still simmering. There's not

very nice. Nice spit.

Both sides have played their part

but that will be forgotten today as

the cricketing world farewells a legend.

Novak Djokovic is the 2008 Australian Open men's singles

champion after beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Tsonga. Despite losing the first

set to the unseeded Frenchman,

Djokovic bounced back to claim his

maiden Grand Slam title.

I'm very, very happy that I won my

first Grand Slam here so hopefully

we'll see you here in this stage

more often in the future. Thank you

very much. Djokovic

Djokovic is the first ever Serbian

to hoist a Grand Slam singles trophy.

Finance now with Frank and there's

no end to China's demand for iron

ore it seems. At least according to

the boss of Rio Tinto. A confident

Tom Albanese says there'll be no

slowdown in Chinese demand for iron

ore, Mr Albanese predicting the

positive market will go from

strength to strength, even if the

US slides into recession. The

mining giant is continuing to fend

off BHP's $129 billion

three-for-one takeover bid. The BHP

board meets this week to discuss

its options as the February 6

deadline for it to put up or shut up draws closer.

Still on mining and serious doubts

have been cast over whether Fortescue Metals will meet a

deadline for its mine-to-port

project. The iron ore miner's $2.7

million railway line in the Pilbara

is due to be fully operational by

mid-May. Some analysts aren't so

sure. They believe features like

rail signalling won't be in place bay then and Fortescue will

struggle to meet its output target

and that's 55 million tonnes by 2009.

That is all in finance this morning. Thank you, Frank. A look now at the national weather for the day ahead:

A quick recap now of the morning's top stories:

Historic apology - Kevin Rudd to

say sorry to the Aboriginal people on on the first day of Parliament. Former

Former footballer Wayne Carey

arrested after allegedly attacking

two police officers.

And death of a dictator -

Indonesia torn as General Suharto

passes away, aged 86.

Well, that's it for Ten's early news. See you later. Have Have a gleat day. Supertext Captions by Red Bee Media Australia.