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Good morning. Welcome to Ten News.

Making headlines today - a woman and her grandson have been killed

in a house fire north of

in a house fire north of Melbourne.

Also, out on bail and appealing for

privacy, Dr Jayant Patel released privacy, Dr Jayant Patel released

from custody in Queensland.

New pictures released of the man

dubbed the Osama bin Laden of Europe

as thousands celebrate his capture.

In sport, raiders half Todd Carney

faces deregistration from the NRL

after claims he urinated on a

patron at a hotel. Inflation is

expected to come in at an annual

rate of 4.3% and is likely to keep

rates on hold.

A quick check of the weather:

A 52-year-old woman and her

3-year-old grandson have been

killed in a house fire in central

Victoria. The blaze broke out at

the home in Pyalong just after 7:00

last night. Police say the woman

was confined to a wheelchair. It's

not known what caused the fire. not known what caused the fire.

Arson detectives will travel to the

scene today.

Former Queensland surgeon Dr Jayant

Patel has appealed for privacy.

Patel's wife popsed his $20,000

sureity after a magistrate granted

He bail on Tuesday. He's now on bail.

He will be going to an undisclosed

residential location. Patel is

charged with three counts of manslaughter and eleven other

charges from his time as head

surgeon at Bundaberg Hospital.

Details have emerged about the

secret life of wanted war criminal

Mark McCardle. The Bosnian Serb

leader has been arrested after --

war criminal war criminal

Radovan Karadi c.

These photos have sent shock waves

through the Balkans and beyond

because Radovan Karadzic changed

his appearance. But he wasn't

hiding it , it's the face of a well

known doctor in Serbia. This was

him at the height of his power.

Since then, he's become one of the

world's most wanted men, until

justice in the shape of Serbian

secret police caught up with him.

The Serb authorities showed off his photos. They photos. They had finally moved

against the man in their midst. "We

were following a group of people,

part of a network that was helping

Karadzic . The gravest charges

relate to this, the mals murder of relate to this, the mals murder

8,000 men and Muslim boys in Srebrenica. He is charged with 8,000 men and Muslim boys in

organising it organising it - the worst massacre

in Europe since WWII

A Singapore court will today review

bail papers for ABC journalist

Peter Lloyd who remains in Changi

prison on drugs charges. He faces

up to 20 years in jail if convicted.

His family has been raising the

$45,000 bail and if the papers are

released. processed today, he could soon be

released. But the ABC reporter released. But the ABC reporter

will have to remain in Singapore

until the case reaches court which

could take several months.

The inquest into the death of

Beaconsfield miner Larry Knight is

expected to resume today. In a

dramatic opening day, lawyers for

the gold mine withdrew from the

inquest, saying it would return

only when its own witnesses were on

Brant Webb will give evidence the stand. Miners Todd Russell and the stand. Miners Todd Russell and

tomorrow.

Rising interest rates is the

number one concern for mortgage

holders according to a new survey.

27% of borrowers are worried about

being able to repay their home loan

in the next year. This compares

with 18% a year ago. Interest rates

have now overtaken concerns about

job loss or illness as the biggest

job loss or illness as the biggest

worry facing mortgage holders.

The Government's new Emissions

Scheme faces a delay with the

Coalition saying it won't allow it

to start until 2011. Opposition to start until 2011. Opposition

leader Brendan Nelson told News

Limited that the PM's plan to begin

emissioning trading in 2010 would

put the economy at risk. The

Coalition vowed to block any

legislation until it is clear

a whether China and the US would join

a global pact to reduce emissions.

The new cervical cancer vaccine

Gardisil is hailed a success with

new research predicting it will

almost wipe out HPV infections in

which by 2050. They say that if the

high rate of immunisations

continues, the number of new cases

in women will halve in two years

and drop by 97% in and drop by 97% in 40 years.

Estelle Getty, one of the stars of

hit television series 'The Golden

Girls' has died at 84. She played

the sarcastic, feisty mother,

Sophia, a role she landed after

spending 40 years trying to find a

big break. When she got it in 195,

she was recognised adds one of the

great comedic actors of all time. great comedic actors of all time.

She was suffering from advanced dementia.

The NRL career of Canberra Raiders

halfback Todd Carney is in the

balance of a allegations he

urinated on a patron in a Canberra

hotel. Carney is on his last chance

with the club after a run-in with

the law last year.

Some incidents that are being

looked at by the police and we will

wait to see what the outcome is before

before we do anything further. And the Bulldogs are investigating

whether any of their players were

involved in some trouble at a involved in some trouble at a

southern Sydney nightclub.

Richmond coach Terry Wallace admits

the rushed-behind rule needs

changing, despite the fact he

exploited it against Essendon on

the weekend. He's on the mend from

hospital. an infection which landed him in

over injuries, While players often fox Terry Wallace was up front over the last week. about his problems I was really struggling for breath. the Thursday and the Friday night, I had, even, an episode on to say the least, which was fairly unpleasant, and a nebuliser. which had me on oxygen straight into defending And while he was Joel Bowden's time-wasting tactics, look at doing something he agrees the lawmakers should to stop it from happening regularly. My thoughts would be until the ball is touched in play. that the time shouldn't start While despite maintaining to overcome his ankle injury, he was a chance Geelong has officially ruled Gary Ablett out

against Hawthorn. of Friday night's blockbuster North Melbourne coach Dean Laidley with an ultimatum - has issued Shannon Grant find form or it's career over. But within sight of his 300th game, retirement is not on his radar. the veteran says in the last few weeks There's been too much going on much consideration. to really give it

on finishing the year off well. I'm really focused Ian Cohen, Ten News.

Cadel Evans remains in touch with

the yellow jersey after a gutsy

16th stage of the Tour de France.

Some of the most spectacular

scenery on tour so far proved

perilous on the descent especially perilous on the descent especially

for one man from South Africa. He

came into the corn remember much

too fast. Straight over the top of

the climb. He seems to be OK but he

doesn't have a bike with him any

more. Evans stayed in touch with

all the main players including the all the main players including the

CSC team leader of Frank Schleck.

Cyril Dessel won the stage, and

Russian Denis Menchov in orange

there fell off the pace. He lost more more than 30 seconds to Evans and co.

Finance now, and crucial inflation

figures coming out today. That's

right. Second ut quarter CPI is out

at 11:30 with analysts expecting a at 11:30 with analysts expecting a

rise of 1.3%. But they say borrowers

borrowers shouldn't fear a hike in official rates.

It will still be ugly, but the

Reserve Bank won't act on it. Mean

tile, figures released today are

expect today show business

investment has weakened because of

the high interest rates and the

credit squeeze.

Mirvac Group has slashed its profit

forecast by 24% taking expected

earnings to $

earnings to $ 268 million. Mirvac

will cut payouts to investors to

just 20 cents to even up its balance sheet.

A stark warning from the departing Qantas

Qantas chief that the global fuel

crisis will trigger the emergence

of giant global carriers. Geoff

Dixon says the collapse of smaller

airlines in the past six months

will spur a series of mergers and takeovers

takeovers in the aviation industry.

Meanwhile, Virgin Blue is seeking

permission to fly between South

Africa and Australia by V Australia.

The NAB has called off its bit for The NAB has called off its bit for

AB MN Amro's leading assets.

To the market numbers briefly now

and the falling oil price has

boosted Coca-Cola and Wal-mart

shares to push the DOW up at the close.

The great oil slide continues and

it is now trading just above $ 127

a barrel. Gold is also lower.

Now, the national forecast as we embark on another Wednesday:

Let's have a look at the this

morning's newspaper headlines - the 'Australian' has more on 'Australian' has more on the

Serbian war criminal. The 'Sydney Morning Herald' has more

more on Mirvac's move to slash its

profit forecast.

And the 'Daily Telegraph' reports

pensioners in Sydney's west are abusing their free ambulance

entitlements using the service like

like a taxi fleet.

A Batman star arrested for assault.

Details when the news returns.

This program is captioned live.

This is Ten News. This morning's

stories - Dr Jayant Patel taken to

a secret location after walking

froo Brisbane watch house on bail.

Facing genocide charges, the man

dubbed the Osama bin Laden of Europe

is finally captured. is finally captured.

Batman star Christian Bale arrested

for allegedly assaulting his mother

and sister in London.

But first to finance, and some

crucial inflation numbers out

today? That's right. Borrowers need

not be worried, economists are

not be worried, economists are

predicting that the Consumer Price

Index could be ugly but unlikely to trigger another rate rise. The Prime

Prime Minister says that they are

facing a tough challenge as economic conditions worsen. You've got the T-shirt, now there's the book. Can I sign it for you? Yes, sure. No talk yet of a movie blockbuster based on Kevin Rudd's election win, but if there was, a likely villain, according to the Prime Minister, could be the inflation monster. In the six months or so since we have been elected the global storm clouds gathering have become even darker. Record oil prices and rising financial costs are tipped to be behind a jump in the official inflation rate, due out today. Economists forecast the consumer price index will rise 1.3% for the June quarter, lifting annual inflation to 4.3%. But they say borrowers shouldn't be concerned. It will still be ugly,

but the Reserve Bank won't act on it.

Australia's big banks have already hiked rates on their own, which many believe will be enough to curb spending. A smaller than expected increase in the producer price index has also sparked speculation inflation may have peaked. Brad Hodson, Ten News.

More on the figures within we cross

to Commsec in under ten minutes.

Thank you. In other news, Thank you. In other news, a 52-year-old woman and her

3-year-old granson have been killed

in a house fire in central victory

yafplt the blaze broke out in the

house in Pyalong. Police say that

the woman was confine today a

wheelchair. It's not known what

caused the fire. Arson dicts will

travel to the scene today.

Jayant Patel has asked to be left

alone after being freed from custody.

custody. Patel's wife who paid his

bail is expect today arrive in Australia within weeks to support

him.

Out on bail, Dr Jayant Patel walked

from the Brisbane watch house to a

media frenzy. We're not going to

have you taking over like that. On the have you taking over like that. On

the second time, a tired and the second time, a tired and

frightened Patel stood by his

lawyer as he made a brief statement

to the waiting reporters. to the waiting reporters. Mr Patel

has fulfilled his cash deposit and

he's now on bail. He will be going

to an undisclosed residential

location and we must now start

preparing his defence. The

58-year-old has been charged with three counts of manslaughter and

eleven other charges from his time

as head surgeon at Bundaberg

Hospital. His wife posted the

$20,000 bail and is expected to arrive

arrive within weeks to support her

husband. Patel's release sparking husband. Patel's release sparking

anger from former patients. It was

very emotional yesterday and obviously we're still coming to

terms with it. He'll appear in

court in September.

After 13 years on the run, one of

the world's most wanted war

criminals is behind bars facing

genocide charges. Radovan Karadzic

is accused of master minding the is accused of master minding t slaughter of

slaughter of more than 7,000 Muslim

men and boys and the shelling of

civilians during the Bosnian war.

He was discovered practising

alternative medicine in Belgrade.

There have been celebrations on the

streets, but his supporters have also clashed with police.

The inquest into the death of

Beaconsfield miner Larry Knight is

today expected to tour the site of

that fatal rock fall. It follows a

dramatic opening day where lawyers for for the gold mine walked out of the for the gold mine walked out of the

hearing. Ten reporter James Wakelin is there.

The start of the coronial inquiry

was always going to be a difficult

time for the family of Larry Knight.

But his brother, Shane, says that

pain has been compounded by the

actions of mine management. In a

statement, he's condemned

Beaconsfield Gold for walking out

of the inquest on day one. He says that

that amounts to basically the mine

turning its back on the Knight

family - something he finds

extremely disappointing. The

inquest would have , or would

benefit from the full participates

of all of the interested parties.

We don't see that our being there

to cross-examine witnesses would in

any way ease their difficulty

through this process. This morning, the inquiry

the inquiry will go to Beaconsfield

and down to 2925 metre level where

Larry Knight was killed. Then on

Thursday, return to lawns lawns for

the evidence -- Launceston for the

evidence of the star witnesses,

Brant Webb and Todd Russell.

Public hospitals could soon be for

today publish their infection rates

as part of a new funding deal as part of a new funding deal

between the States and the

Commonwealth. The Federal

Government wants people to be able

to check infection rates at various hospitals. There are 200,000

infections linked to healthcare and

it costs the nation about two

million bed days. NSW has already

agreed to the deal.

The alleged killer of a Melbourne

mother and daughter is set to face

court on Monday. Homicide

detectives arrested the man 24 years after

years after the crime.

Nine years after the cold case

reopened, police arrested Russell

Gieser at a Victorian jail.

Initially, he wasn't a suspect, but

kpwrofbled DNA technology has led kpwrofbled DNA technology has led

to the 43-year-old being charged

over the murders of a mother and

daughter. We've now got - we're

able to advance that DNA technology to an extent

to an extent where we were able to

identify who we believe is the

alleged perpetrator. On August 8s,

1984, the woman and child were

found dead in the family home in

Melbourne's outer east. Shauna had

been sexually assaulted and her

mother badly beaten before the

killer strangled them. Friends and

former neighbours say they'll never

forget that night. I forget that night. I heard a

muffled sort of scream at about

11:10 that night. Every time I

drive past the cemetery, I think of

the child and her mum. The suspect will

will appear in court on Monday

facing two counts of murder.

It's been a dark night for actor

Christian Bale - the star of the

hit Batman movies was arrested and questioned

questioned by police for four questioned by police for four hours

on Sunday after allegedly asulting

his mother and sister at a luxury

London hotel. The 34-year-old was London hotel. The 34-year-old was released on bail and attended the

city's premiere of the movie 'The

Dark Knight'. Police will

investigate the matter further and

have told Bale to return in September.

Australia has four new

multimillionaires, they've shared

in the $50 million Oz Lotto jackpot. The

The lucky tickets went to Victoria

and Queensland and two winners in

and Queensland and two winners in WA

They all get $13.175 million. The

gold rush saw about $70 million

spent on more than four million entries.

NRL referee Gavin Badger has been

dropped over his controversial

handling of Monday night's wild match between match between Melbourne and St match between Melbourne and St

George Illawarra. And two players

face contrary conduct charges.

One of the most controversial

calls of the season, Dragons prop

Jason Ryles sent off for

supposedly kicking his Melbourne

rival. You don't send someone off

for that. The decision costing

Gavin Badger his place in the top

grade. His boss admitting that the send off decision send off decision was rushed and

wrong. As a young referee, he needs

to learn from that and the only way

to learn is to go back to the

grassroots and start again. Ryles escaping any further action and escaping any further action and

keen to express his opinion - until

he was gagged by his coach. Nothing. But

But two contrary conduct charges

have been handed out. Melbourne fullback Billy Slater

fullback Billy Slater facing a two fullback Billy Slater facing a two week suspension. St George

Illawarra's player one week. This

was by the use of an outlawed was by the use of an outlawed

grapple tackle. If we were doing

illegal grapple tackles, the

referees would point it up.

Essendon is battling a chronic

injury toll ahead of Saturday's

game against Collingwood. game against Collingwood. Matthew

Knights is struggling to have 22

fit players. Factually, we're down

to 26 or 27 to pick from this week

including rookies so that is

disabe pointing and frustrating.

But the Bombers coach has ruled

club imposed out reducing 'She Will Be Loved''s

Craig Mottram the

Craig Mottram the 3,000 metres in

Stockholm nearly a second clear of

the rival Kenyan Ivan Sokok. The

100 metre showdown between Asafa

Powell and Hussein Bolt did not

disapoint. Powell won it. disapoint. Powell won it.

Well, as we heard, the latest

Consumer Price Index is expected to

show a jump in inflation to 4.3%,

that's an annual rate. For more,

I'm joined live from Juliette Saly

from Commsec. What's likely to be

behind the reading? Once again, we

can blame the rising petrol and

living cost. We expect that

rising petrol and rent prices

pushed inflation up by 1.2% in the

June quarter so taking the annual June quarter so taking the annual

rate well outside the Reserve

Bank's comfort zone, so the only

good news for mortgage holders is

that the Reserve Bank is starting

to see signs that the economy is

cooling so unless the inflation

data is significantly higher, we

can expect rates to remain on hold

for some time. OK, a flat finish to

the market yesterday. Oil and gold

have sold off substantially

overnight. What can we expect on overnight. What can we expect on

the market? Hopefully the market? Hopefully we'll take

our lead from Wall Street. We saw

some good buying in financial some good buying in financial

stocks so hopefully that will flow

through to our banks, but we would

expect the energy and mining

stocks to be under pressure

following the big slumps in

commodity prices overnight.

Thank you for the update.

More evidence that interest rates

are biting with consumer credit

slowing faster than expected across

a broad section of business and consumer lending. consumer lending. Poor profit

results from American Express and

warnings that a corporate credit

crisis is spreading to the

consumer market. One leading

analyst has slashed earnings

estimates for the major badges here

by 12%.

To other business news in brief:

Here's the deal for today around the nation: Here's the deal for today around

Hollywood mourns the lols of a

golden girl thasmstos area coming up.

up. And more

This program is captioned live.

This is Ten News. Making headlines

today - a 52-year-old woman and a

3-year-old boy have been killed in

a house fire north of Melbourne.

Also, out on bail and

Also, out on bail and appealing for

privacy - Dr Jayant Patel released

from custody in Queensland.

New pictures released of the man

dubbed the Osama bin Laden of Europe

as thousands celebrate his capture.

In sport, Raiders half Todd Carney

faces deregistration from the NRL

after claims he urinated on a

patron at a hotel. patron at a hotel.

In finance, the inflation number is

expected to have an annual rate of 4.3%.

Looking at the weather today, rain Looking at the weather today, rain

about in Melbourne and Perth and

later on in Sydney as well and it

will be developing in Brisbane. Elsewhere,

Elsewhere, mostly sunny but look

out, it's fairly cold today.

A 52-year-old woman and her

3-year-old grandson have been

killed in a house fire in central

Victoria. The blaze broke Victoria. The blaze broke out in

the home in Pyalong just after 7:00

last night. Police say that the

woman was confined to a wheelchair.

It's not known what caused the fire.

Arson decks will travel to the

scene today. Poot

Poot Patel has asked to be left

alone after being -- Jayant Patel

has been asked to be left alone

after being freed from a Brisbane

jail. His wife is expect today

support arrive in Australia within weeks to

support him.

Out on bail, Jayant Patel walked

a from the Brisbane watch house into

a media frenzy. We are enot going

to have you taking over like

you're running the show. I'll keep

marching him back inside. On the

second time, a tired and second time, a tired and

frightened Patel stood by his

lawyer as he made a brief statement

to the waiting reporters. Mr Patel

has fulfilled his cash deposit and

he's now on bail. He will be he's now on bail. He will be going

to an undisclosed residential

location and we must now start

preparing his defence. The

58-year-old has been charged with three counts of manslaughter and

eleven other charges from his time

as head surgeon at bun aberg

hospital. His wife popsed the

$20,000 bail and is expected to

arrive within weeks. Patel's

release sparking anger from former patients. It

patients. It was very emotional

yesterday and obviously we're still

coming to terms with it. He'll

appear in court in September.

Details are emerging about the

secret life of wanted war criminal

Radovan Karadzic. The Bosnian Serb

leader has been arrested after

eleven years on the run and now

faces genocide charges.

This is the face that fooled the

world for more than a decade. The world for more than a decade. The

long beard and flowing hair

framing the face of a man charged framing the face of a man charged

with the genocide of a European with the genocide of a Europea

people, and with mass murder. These photos have sent shock waves people, and with mass murder.

through the Balkans and beyond

because Radovan Karadzic has

certainly changed his appearance,

but he wasn't hiding it. It's the

fails of a well known doctor

living in the heart of Serbia's

capital. This was Radovan Karadzic

12 years ago at the height of his 12 years ago at the height of his

power. Since then, he's become one

of the world's most wanted men

until justice in the shape of

Serbian secret police caught up

with him. The Serb authorities

showed off his photos. They had

finally moved against the man in

their midst. We were following a

that group of people, part of a network

that was helping Karadzic. He was

using a false identity, Dragon that was helping Karadzic. He was

Davic, a doctor. The gravest

charges relate to this - the mass

murder of,000 Muslim men and boys

in Srebrenica. Karadzic is charged

with organising it - the worst

massacre in Europe since WWII

The inquest into the death of

Beaconsfield miner Larry Knight

will resume today and is expected to tour the site to tour the site of that fatal

rock fall. In a dramatic opening

today, lawyers for the gold mine

withdraw from the inquest saying

they would only return when its own

witnesses were on the stand.

Miners Todd Russell and Brant Webb

will give evidence tomorrow. will give evidence tomorrow.

Rising interest rates is the number one concern for mortgage

holders according to a new survey.

27% of borrowers are worried about

being able to repay their home loan

in the next year. This with in the next year. This compares

with 18% a year ago. Interest rates

have now overtaken concerns about

job loss or illness as the biggest

worry facing mortgage holders.

A 43-year-old man will face court

next week charged over the murders

of a mother and daughter more than

20 years ago.

Victoria Police arrested Russell

Gieser after a breakthrough in the

case using dsm NA technology. It's

alleged that he strangled the

mother and daughter in their

Melbourne home in 1984. I heard a

muffled sort of scream at about

11:10 at night. He remains behind

bars ahead of the court appearance bars ahead of the court appearance on Monday.

The Government's new emissions

trading scheme faces a delay with

the coalition saying it won't allow

it to start until 2011. Opposition

leader Brendan Nelson has told News

Limited that the PM's plan to begin

emissionings trading in July 2010

would put the economy at risk. The would put the economy at risk. The

coalition has vowed to block any

legislation on trading until it is

clear whether China and the US will

join a global pact to reduce emissions.

The new cervical cancer vaxeem

Gardisil is regarded a success,

with new research saying that it

will almost wipe out HPV infections

in women by 2050. The Cancer

Council says if the high rate of

immunisations continues, the rate

of new cases in women will halve in of new cases in women will halve in

the next two years and drop by 97%

over 40 years.

Estelle Getty, one of the stars of

the hit television series 'The

Golden Girls' has died at 8. She Golden Girls' has died at 8. She

played the sarcastic, feisty mother

Sophia - a role she landed after

spending 40 years trying to find a

break. When she did, she was

recognised as one of the great

comedic actors of her time.

Goodnight. Getty was suffering

advanced dementia.

Crippled by inflation, Zimbabwe is Crippled by inflation, Zimbabwe is now printing

now printing $100 billion notes.

It's an extraordinary number of

zeros to see on a note, but it is a

sad sign of that country's despair. sad sign of that country's despair.

This note is the maximum cash

withdrawal limit per day, but it is

only enough to buy two loaves of

bread. The official inflation rate

is 22 million percent with unemployment at unemployment at 80%.

The NRL career of Canberra Raiders

halfback Todd Carney is in doubt.

Carney and his team-mate Bronx

Goodwin have been stood down by the

Raiders. Carney is on his last

chance with the club after a run-in

with the law last year. There

There have been some incidents

being looked at by the police and

we will wait to see what the

outcome is before we do anything

further. And the Bulldogs are investigating whether any of their

players were involved in some

trouble at a southern Sydney nightclub.

AFL news and Richmond coach Terry

Wallace admits the rushed behind

rule needs changing despite

exploiting it against Essendon at

the weekend. He's ont mend from a the weekend. He's ont mend from a

respiratory infection that landed him in hospital. While players often fox over injuries, Terry Wallace was up front about his problems over the last week. I was really struggling for breath. the Thursday and the Friday night, I had, even, an episode on which was fairly unpleasant, to say the least, which had me on oxygen and a nebuliser. And while he was straight into defending Joel Bowden's time-wasting tactics,

he agrees the lawmakers should look at doing something to stop it from happening regularly. My thoughts would be until the ball is touched in play. that the time shouldn't start While despite maintaining he was a chance to overcome his ankle injury, Gary Ablett out Geelong has officially ruled of Friday night's blockbuster against Hawthorn. North Melbourne coach Dean Laidley has issued Shannon Grant with an ultimatum -

find form or it's career over. But within sight of his 300th game, the veteran says retirement is not on his radar. There's been too much going on in the last few weeks to really give it much consideration. I'm really focused on finishing the year off well. Ian Cohen, Ten News.

Cadel Evans remains in touch with Cadel Evans remains in touch with

the yellow jersey after a gutsy

16th stage of the Tour de France.

Some of the most spectacular Some of the most spectacular scenery on tour

scenery on tour so far proved scenery on tour so far proved perilous on descent, especially for

John Lee Augustin of South Africa.

I came into corner too fast and

straight over the top of the climb.

He seems to be OK but doesn't have

a bike with him. Now, that's a a bike with him. Now, that's a

climb. Evison stayed in touch with

awful the main players duing the C

ssm C team of Frank Schleck. Cyril

Dessel won the stage and Russian Dessel won the stage and Russian

mefrpblgmefrpblgmefrpbl fell off

the pace losing Russian Denis

Menchov fell off the pace.

Second quarter CPI is out and

analysts are expecting a rise of

1.2%, lifting the annual inflation 1.2%, lifting the annual inflation

rate to 4.3%, but they say that rate to 4.3%, but they say that

borrowers shouldn't fear a hike in borrowers shouldn't fear a hike in

official rates. It will still be

ugly, but the Reserve Bank won't ak

on it. Meantime, figures released on it. Meantime, figures relea on it. Meantime, figures released

today are expected to show that

business investment has weakened business investment has weakened

because of the Hawaiier interest

rates and the credit squeeze.

Mirvac Group have slashed their

earnings forecast. Mirvac will also cut payouts to

cut payouts to investors by 39% to

just 20 cents to even up the balance sheet.

A stark warning from the departing A stark warning from the departing

Qantas chief that the global fuel

crisis will trigger the emergence

of giant global carriers. Geoff

Dixon says the collapse of smaller

airlines in the past six months

will spur a series of mergers and will spur a series of mergers and

takeovers in the aviation industry.

Meantime, Virgin Blue is seeking Meantime, Virgin Blue is seeking

permission to fly between Australia

and South Africa by its long haul

carrier V Australia.

To other business news briefly now:

To the market number it's briefly now and the falling oil price has boosted Coca-Cola and Wal-mart shares to push the D osm W higher at the let's take a look at this morning's newspaper front pages now. The newspaper front pages now. The 'Sydney Morning Herald' says hospitals in NSW will publish their infection rates, allowing patients

to compare safety records. The

'Financial Review' reports State 'Financial Review' reports State

governments are being warned to governments are being warned to

dump electricity price caps under dump electricity price caps under

the emissions trading scheme.

And the 'Adelaide Advertiser' says, And the 'Adelaide Advertiser' says,

the big banks have collected more

than $5 billion in fees in the last

six months.

The star of Batman has been

arrested. Details when the news returns.

GOOD MORNING, I'M FIONA NELSON... COMING UP IN THIS

FIONA NELSON... COMING UP IN THIS NEWS UPDATE, THE A-C-T, APPOINTS ITS FIRST WOMAN TO THE SENIOR

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This program is captioned live. Our

headlines today - a woman and her

grandson have died in a house fire

north of Melbourne.

Also out on bail and appealing for

privacy, Dr Jayant Patel released

from custody in Queensland.

Facing genocide charges - one of

the world aes most wanted men

finally captured.

Batman star Christian Bale arrested

for allegedly assaulting his mother for allegedly assaulting his m

and sister in London.

But first to some finance news and

some crucial inflation numbers out today?

Yes, that's right but borrowers

need not be worried. Economists are

predicting that today's Consumer

Price Index will be ugly, but unlikely to trigger another rate

rise. The Prime Minister says the

Government is facing a tough

worsen. challenge as economic conditions

now there's the book. You've got the T-shirt, Yes, sure. Can I sign it for you? based on Kevin Rudd's election win, No talk yet of a movie blockbuster but if there was, according to the Prime Minister, a likely villain,

could be the inflation monster. since we have been elected In the six months or so have become even darker. the global storm clouds gathering and rising financial costs Record oil prices in the official inflation rate, are tipped to be behind a jump

due out today. Economists forecast 1.3% for the June quarter, the consumer price index will rise lifting annual inflation to 4.3%. borrowers shouldn't be concerned. But they say It will still be ugly, won't act on it. but the Reserve Bank

already hiked rates on their own, Australia's big banks have which many believe will be enough to curb spending.

in the producer price index A smaller than expected increase inflation may have peaked. has also sparked speculation Brad Hodson, Ten News.

And bi, I'll of course have more

finance when I cross to Commsec in

just under 10 minutes.

In other news, a 52-year-old woman

and her 3-year-old grandson have

been killed in a house fire in

central Victoria. The blaze broke

out at the home in Pyalong just

after 7:00 last night. Police say

that the woman was confine today a

wheelchair. It's not known what

caused the fire. Arson detectives

will travel to the scene today.

Former Queensland surgeon Jayant

Patel has appealed for privacy

after being freed from police

custody. Patel's wife posted his

$20,000 sureity after a magistrate

granted bail on Monday. Mr Patel

has fulfilled his cash deposit and

he's now on bail. He'll be going to

an undisclosed residential

location. Patel is charged with three counts of manslaughter and

eleven other charges from his time

as head surgeon at Bundaberg Hospital.

After 13 years on the run, one of

the world's most wanted war

criminals is behind bars facing

general other side charges. Radovan

Karadzic is accused of master Karadzic is accused of master

minding the slaughter of more than minding the slaughter of more than

7,000 Muslim men and boys and the

shelling of civilians during the

Bosnian war. He was discovered

practising alternative medicine in Belgrade. There's been celebration

on the streets, but his supporters

have also clashed with police. have also clashed with police.

A Singapore court will today review

bail papers for ABC journalist

Peter Lloyd who remains in Changi

prison on drugs charges. He faces

up to 20 years in jail if convicted.

Mr Lloyd's family has been raising

the $45,000 bail and if the papers

are processed today, he could soon

be released.

The inquest into the death of

Beaconsfield miner Larry Knight is

today expected to tour the site of

the fatal rock fall. It follows a

dramatic opening day where lawyers

for the gold mine walked out of the

hearing. Our reporter is in Launceston.

The start of the coronial inquiry

was always going to be a difficult

time for the family of Larry Knight,

but his brother, Shane, says that

pain has been compounded by the aks

of mine management. In a statement,

he's condemned Beaconsfield Gold

for walking out of the inquest on

Day One. He says that amounts to

basically the mine turning its back

on the Knight family - something he

finds extremely disappointing. The

inquest will, or would have

benefited or would benefit from the

full participation of all of the

interested parties. We don't see

that our being there to cs examine

witnesses would in any way ease

their difficulties through this

process. This morning, the inquiry

will go to Beaconsfield and down to

925 metre level where Larry Knight

was killed. Then on Thursday,

return to Launceston for the

evidence of the star witnesses,

Todd Russell and Brant Webb. It's

It's been a dark night for actor

Christian Bale, the star of the hit

Batman movies was arrested and

questioned by police for four hours questioned by police for four hours

on Sunday after allegedly

assaulting his mother and sister at

a luxury London hotel. The

34-year-old was released on bail

and attended the city's premiere of

Police the hit movie 'The Dark Knight'.

further Police will investigate the matter

September. further and told Bale to return in

Four people have shared in the $50

million Oz Lotto jackpot. The lucky fickets were sold in Victoria,

Queensland and WA. Now, they'll all

get $13.175 million if you hadn't

million worked that out already. Around $70

million was spent on more than four million entries.

Stkpwhreer NRL referee Gavin Badger Stkpwhreer NRL referee Gavin Badger

has been dropped over his

controversial handling of Monday

night's wild match between night's wild match between

Melbourne and St George Illawarra.

The two players face contrary

conduct charges.

One of the most controversial

calls of the season, Jason Ryles

sent off for supposedly kicking

his Melbourne rival. You don't send

someone off for that. The decision costing referee Gavin Badger his

place in the top grade. His boss place in the top grade. His boss

admitting that the send off decision admitting that the send off decision

was rushed and wrong.

As a young referee, he needs to

learn from that and the only way to

learn from that is to go back to the grassroots and start again.

Ryles escaping any further action

and keen to express his opinion -

until he was gagged by his coach.

Nothing. But two contrary conduct

charges have been handed out.

Melbourne fullback Billy Slater

facing a two week suspension. St

George Illawarra's Beau Scott one

week. The Storm denying that the

blow up was caused by their use of blow up was caused by their use of

an outlawed grapple tackle. If we

were doing illegal tackles, the

referees would be pointing it up. referees would be pointing it up.

To AFL news and Essendon is battling a chronic injury toll

ahead of Saturday's game against

Collingwood. The crisis is so deep Collingwood. The crisis is so deep

that Matthew Knights is struggling

to have 22 fit players. We're down to,

to, factually down to 26 or 27 to

pick from, including rookies so that is disappointing and

frustrating. But the coach won't go

so far as to rule out reducing so far as to rule out reducing

Andrew Levett's club imposed ban.

Craig Mottram's Beijing preparation are

are on track after winning the 3,000

metres in Stockholm. He won the

event nearly a full second ahead of

his rival. He said afterwards he

was pleased with the result

because he had only just arrived

from Australia. The 100 metres

showdown between Jamaicans Asafa

Powell and Hussein Bolt was not

disappointed, Powell won it by

100th of a second.

Oil has fallen more than $3 a

barrel overnight to the lowest

level since June 5. For more, I'm joined

joined live by Juliette Saly from joined live by Juliette Saly from

Commsec. Can motorists expect relief at the pump now? They

certainly can. We've seen crude oil

fall around $20 from the highs we

saw two weeks ago so hopefully that

will shave 15 to 20 cents a litre

in the coming weeks taking the

national average to $1.45 a litre.

Does the lower oil mean that the

share market could rally today?

Hopefully there will be good buying

in banking stocks. We saw Wall

Street up 1% overnight but the

lower oil price could take away

from the energy and mining stocks,

but it is looking like a good start.

The Futures pointing to a gain of

40 points on open. Thank you for

the update from Commsec. Noilt More

evidence that the interest rates

are biting with consumer credit

slowing faster than expected across

a poor section. Poor profit results

from American Express and warnings

that the corporate credit crisis is

spreading to the consumer market

strength has triggered feerls about the

strength of Australian banks. One

leading analyst has slashed

earnings estimates for the major

banks here by 12%.

To business news in brief now and

Mirvac has forecast a 24% profit

plunge and will slash the payouts

to investors by nearly 40%. Departing

Departing Qantas boss Geoff Dixon

predicts soaring fuel prices will predicts soaring fuel prices will

show the emergence of airlines, and

Kingsgate has been granted mining licences.

And CPI released today. A big one

to look for. And our news at 11:00

will have that covered. Here's the

weather for the nation now:

Recapping today's top stories - a

woman and her grandson have died in

a house fire north of Melbourne,

and out on bail and appealing for

privacy, Dr Jayant Patel released

from custody in Queensland.

New pictures have been released of New pictures have been released of

the man dubbed the Osama bin Laden

of Europe as thousands celebrate

his capture.

And that's it for Ten News. Of

course, I mentioned more details of

the csm PI figure and other news at

11:00 -- of the CPI figures and

other nuetz at 11:00 with Natarsha

Belling. See you tomorrow.

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