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Good morning. Welcome to Ten News. Good morning. Welcome to Ten News.

Today - wounded Australian Katie

Anstee leaves a Mumbai hospital and

is heading home as the political

fallout from the terror attacks intensifies. fallout from the terror attacks

the Bangkok stand-off, Qantas awaiting

the green light from Thai

authorities to bring home hundreds

of stranded tourists from an

emergency flight. An Australian soldier An Australian soldier seriously

injured in a roadside bomb attack

on his way home for specialist treatment. And

And in sport, a century for Brad

Haddin has put New Zealand on the

ropes in the second cricket Test

Checking the weather:

A young Australian woman seriously

attacks injured in the Mumbai terror

attacks is on her way home after

being released from hospital.

24-year-old Katie Anstee was shot

in the leg when gunmen opened fire at a local cafe.

Yes, Katie Anstee is on a Qantas

plane on her way back to Sydney and

due to toump down later this

afternoon. Last night, she was

wheeled out of Mumbai's

wheeled out of Mumbai's Bombay

Hospital. And as she came out, a

huge smile, no doubt one of relief

that she's going home. She was with

her mother and her boyfriend and a

specialist medical team who flew in

to make sure she's OK and stabilise

her on the way home. Of course,

Katie was inside the Leopold cafe.

She got a bullet wound through her

upper thigh. She is stable and on

her way home after days of mayhem

and terror here in Mumbai for them.

On their way home to Sydney.

Meantime, the death toll from the

terrorist attacks has been revised

down to 172. 30 foreigners are

confirmed among the dead including

two Australians. The change two Australians. The change comes

as Indian commandos continues as Indian commandos continues the

search for bodies in the buildings.

One of the gunmen was captured

alive. He's a 19-year-old from

Pakistan who has amitt today being

a member of the al-Qaeda terror group, Lashka-e-Toiba. The

political fallout has begun with

protesters demanding the

resignation of the top Indian

officials. India's interior minister

minister announced he's stepping

down. Meantime, an Australian trade

delegation caught up in the attacks

has returned home chap roned by

police and also with them, several

Foreign Affairs officials. It

didn't actually hit me until the

following morning, so it was quite

frightening but still can't quoit

believe it happened. The good news

is that the Department of Foreign

Affairs says all other Australians

in Mumbai are now accounted for.

Qantas is trying to negotiate an

emergency charter flight to rescue

Australian tourist. It's likely that

that the stranded will somehow have

to find their way to Phuket first

in order to be evacuated. Violence

continues to escalate. Members of

the People's Aliance for Democracy

has been blockading the two main

airports for days but now they're

trying to take control of the

streets. A bus packed with

supporters attempted to move a bus

off the road. Earlier, a plain

clothes policeman was taken away

Unfortunately, after they slashed his tyres.

Unfortunately, it looks like there

will be violence. The leader of the

party said that he will fight until the

the end. Thailand's Prime Minister

has fled Bangkok to a secure

compound in the north.

TRANSLATION: Don't be concerned.

peaceful means. We have no The security forces will use

intention to hurt anyone or use

violence. Stuck in the middle are

more than 100,000 tourists.

Australian authorities are working

with Qantas to gain approval for

the airline to evacuate around 300

Australians out of Phuket. But with

Phuket 900km south of Bangkok, the

getting the tourists to the flight

is proving to be a logistical nightmare.

An Australian soldier and civilian

have been wounded in a roadside

bomb attack in Afghanistan. Both

men suffered serious but non-life

threatening injuries in the blast

on Saturday. They've been

evacuated by helicopter. The

soldier, whose details are yet to

be made public, is being flown to Australia for specialist medical treatment.

A man has spent more than two hours

on the side of a cliff after crashing his paraglider crashing his paraglider on

Sydney's Northern Beaches. The man

in his 40s crashed into the cliff

at Mona Vale. He's now in hospital

in a stable condition with a

broken arm and also broken broken arm and also broken ribs.

The Federal Government says it may consider bringing forward tax cuts

to help boost the economy. The Rudd Government's spending spree is

expected to dominate the final week

Commonwealth of Parliament after the

Commonwealth signed off on a $140

States fpblgt billion of new funding for the

have an early Christmas bonus State and Territory leaders from the Prime Minister next year. and a lot of it will be spent

from Year 9 through to Year 12. to every child

part of its share The NSW Government will use of mini-computers for students to buy thousands in its public high schools. and install wireless broadband made available to States The new money on making sure on-costs are met. means we're delivering But the Opposition wants to know weren't factored in earlier. why those overheads its computer-in-schools program Why is it that has now blown out by $800 million?

at Education and Health, While aimed largely economic stimulus package. the funding amounts to yet another The $15 billion will go a long way financial circumstances. in very difficult And the Prime Minister was saying in these unpredictable days to support Australian jobs. we will do everything necessary the Government could end up in debt. But the Opposition says at this stage To run up the white flag and to talk about deficits is highly irresponsible. will talk us into recession,

should further stimulus be required. We'll look at all options next year

Bad weather has forced NASA Bad weather has forced NASA to

change the landing location for the

space shutting, 'Endeavour'. It will

now touch down in California

instead of Florida. It's due back

at 8:30 this morning and it is an

expensive diversion. It costs more

than $2.5 million to return the shuttle from shuttle from California.

Australia's in a winning position in

the second cricket Test against New

Zealand at the loveal. He made his

maiden -- Adelaide Oval. This was Brad Haddin... That'll go to the boundary as well. COMMENTATOR: what he's capable of. ..showing the world Oh! That's clubbed. The sort of onslaught he's produced at State level for almost a decade. No problem. He's got it away - this will be his hundred.

Have a look at the celebration. You sort of dream of those days of scoring a hundred for Australia. I think we've all done it. Yeah, it was a pretty emotional time. The man he replaced stood and applauded. Because of him expectations have been high. Short, wide, smashed. With one innings, the new Aussie keeper silenced his critics. for a couple of weeks. He got plenty of help... That's a good shot. ..Michael Clarke made a century as well. A fabulous performance from Michael Clarke. Together they put Australia in a winning position. It's in the air - oh! What a catch! What a magnificent catch. ..and bowling persistence, Australia was eventually dismissed. New Zealand a long way behind but untroubled before stumps. Paul Cochrane, Ten News.

Real drama at the Australian golf

Masters. Queensland's Rod Pampling

has won a tense play off over

Marcus Fraser. They both finished

12-under the card with three play

offs needed to decide the winner. COMMENTATOR: Rod Pampling is the

chachion. Pre-tournament favourite,

Robert Allenby, endured a tough

final round playing in front of his

gravely ill mother. He eventually

finished in third place.

It's been revealed Mark Skaife will

retire from V8s at the end of the

season with a debt of $3.6 million.

Skaife's company, which owns the

Holden Racing Team is believed to

owe Scottish Motor sports magate

the figure. The five-time champion

could lose his company in order to

pay off the debts. It is reported

that he's already been forced to

sell off his Melbourne home. Skaife's 21 year touring career

will end this weekend at Oran Park.

On to other financial matters and

it is rates week again? It is, the

Reserve Bank meets tomorrow to

decide the next move on interest

rates. Australian borrowers appear certain to receive an early

Christmas present, but economy ilss

are divided on how big the rate

cut will be. Some are predicting a

reduction of up to 100 basis reduction of up to 100 basis points

which would bring the official cash rate

rate down to 4.25%. The lowest

since May 2002. The RBA will announce its decision tomorrow afternoon.

Westpac officially takes control of

St George bank today and the

cost-cutting has begun with Westpac

planning to slash some of the Dragon's senior management roles.

Three of St George's top managers

have gone. Westpac wants to save up

to $350 million in staff costs to $350 million in staff costs over

the next two years. St George

branch staff have been told their

jobs are safe for now.

Taking a look at the numbers in detail now:

briefly in other news, a suspension

on Babcock and Brown shares is exed

to continue. OPEC has postponed to continue. OPEC has postponed a decision on whether to put oil

production as it gauges the impact of

of previous cuts.

The Reserve Bank will release the

commodity price index for November. The weather for the start of the working week:

checking this morning's newspaper

headlines - the 'Australian' leads

with the death of Sydney Opera

House designer John Utzon at the

age of 90.

'Business Day' reports the

Government's first Green Paper on

aviation will be released tomorrow

will could outline plans for a second airport for Sydney. And the 'Daily Telegraph' has details

details of a family intimidated to

leaving their home in Lismore just

months after bullies reportedly

drove their son to

drove their son to suicide.

Another young boy feared drowned. Another young boy feared drowned.

We'll bring you the news when we return.

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This is Ten News. Today's headlines

- Australian terror attack victim

Katie Anstee all smiles as she

leaves a Mumbai hospital now on her way home.

Hundreds of Australian tourists

stranded in Thailand hoping to stranded in Thailand hoping to be

flown home tonight as Qantas plans

emergency flights out of Bangkok.

An Australian and civilian

seriously wounded in Afghanistan.

And in sport, Rod Pampling breaks a

9-year drought on home soil with victory in the Australian Masters.

But first, a young Australian woman badly injured in Mumbai's terror

attacks is finally on her way home.

Katie Anstee a and her boyfriend

were forced to dodge bullets after

gunmen opened fire in a popular tourist cafe.

With her mother by her side, Katie

Anstee takes the first step of her

long journey home. The 24-year-old

stretchered out of Bombay Hospital

three days after being shot in the

city's deadliest terror attacks.

She and her boyfriend, David Koker,

were among many diners at the cafe when

when gunmen opened fire. Katie was

shot in the upper thigh. Unable to

move, an injured David carried her

to safety. Her mother flew to be by to safety. Her mother flew to be by her hospital bedside and they're

expected to be home by tomorrow. expected to be home by tomorrow. Meanwhile, it was an emotional

reunion for a number of home-bound

passengers yesterday. Among those

touching down, members of a trade

delegation who arrived minus one. Their colleague, Their colleague, Brett Gilbert

Taylor one of two Australians

killed in the attacks. It didn't

hit me until the following morning.

It was quite frightening but still can't

can't believe it happened. He still

has his hotel room key. It was all

he had with him when he fled. He

now plans to frame it to mark his

now plans to frame it to mark his lucky escape.

Meantime, India's interior minister

has resigned in the wake of the

terror attack claiming moral responsibility. Many in India blame

politicians for not doing enough to

prevent the killings.

Michael Murphy is going home, but doctors

doctors thought he was going to die.

Shot in the chest and seriously ill,

he survived two operations and

today left in intensive care and

India behind. His wife, Diane, was

shot in the foot. She cradled her

husband as he lost consciousness

fearing he would lose his life.

"They've looked after us so well",

she says, but the couple are happy

to be getting out. At the Taj to be getting out. At the Taj Mahal

Palace, firemen are trialling to

find bodies. The

find bodies. The manager's whole

family died on the top floor. Today

they were cremated. Three of the

now 174 dead. They had lived at

the hotel for just a few months.

There is furious finger-pointing at

politicians, at army commandos who

reacted slowly and at the old enemy,

Pakistan, where the militants came

from. If their aim was to sour

relations between the two countries and

and to rattle India, they've done

that. Tonight, po tests and prayers

after the shock and amid the

morning, India is angry and

pressing its Government to ensure

that this never happens again.

An Australian soldier injured in a

roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan

is being blown home for specialist

treatment. The soldier and civilian

were wounded on Saturday morning.

Both men suffered serious, but

non-life threatening injuries and

were evacuated to a were evacuated to a military

hospital at Tarin Kowt.

Qantas is awaiting the green light

from Thai authorities to bring from Thai authorities to bring hundreds of strapblded Australian

tourists home from Bangkok. The

evacuation plan is proving to be evacuation plan is proving to be a

logistical nightmare. It seems that

the flight will have to leave from

Phuket. That's a 900km, 14-hour bus

ride south of Bangkok itself.

100,000 tourists have been left

stranded by the anti-Government

protesters who are blockading the airport.

Police divers will this morning

resume a search for a child feared

drown in south-east Queensland. The eight-year-old boy was paddling on

a surf board when he was hit by a

boat snapping the board in half. The

boy's parents who were nearby were

unable to locate them. Yeah, an

eight-year-old male child and

there's little hope and it is very,

very sad. Police say it appears to

be a tragic accident.

The staipts and Territories may

have won extra funding from the

Commonwealth, but when it comes to

stamp duty, a new report shows that

they've hit the jackpot. Bank west

reports say that in the past years,

the States have raked in $53

billion in receipts. In Sydney and

Melbourne, home owners need to set

aside three months pay to afford

stamp duty on a median priced home.

Bank west says that rises have

outstripped those in household

income by 2-1 because most States

haven't raised thresholds to match increasing house prices.

A former Victorian Liberal Partyy

leader has been elected the Lord

Mayor of Melbourne. Robert Doyle who went to defeat won.

Maybe a glass of champagne, that's

the first job. But after that,

there's a lot to learn. Although

I'm quite experienced in politic,

I'm new to local Government. I'm I'm new to local Government. I'm

very passionate about Melbourne. He

replaces sometime controversial

mayor John So who was at the helm

for seven years. for seven years.

A special memorial service will be

held for John Utzon. Utzon who

designed the Sydney Opera House

died yesterday at the age of 90.

Australian leaders have paid Australian leaders have paid

tribute to Utzon hailed

internationally as a visionary and

a genius. He was controversialy

forced off the Opera House project

in 1966 and never saw the finished building.

Brad Haddin's first Test century

has Australia in the box seat

against the Kiwis in Adelaide. The

Aussie keeper was happy about his maiden Test

maiden Test tonne.

This will be the hundred. Look at the celebration A maiden Test

senture yie. You dream of senture yie. You dream of those days of scoring 100 for Australia.

I think we've all done it, in some

form, whether it is on the beach.

Yeah, I think it was a pretty

emotional time. He was emotional time. He was eventualy

out for 169. Australia lead by 230

runs with two days remaining. Queensland's Rod Pampling is the

2008 Australian Golf Masters

comampion after winning a tense play

off -- champion after winning a

tense play-off against Marcus Fraser. Robert Allenby began the final round with a share of the lead, but it quickly became apparent the 2008 Masters just wasn't meant to be his. Desperate to win for his gravely sick mother, Allenby struggled to keep emotions in check as he drifted down the leaderboard. COMMENTATOR: He wanted so much to win this for his mother. Up ahead, Marcus Fraser birdied six of his first eight holes to move to 11 under the card. And we've got a new leader. But he was soon joined by Rod Pampling, in his round of 67. this eagle a highlight

And that's how it's done. finished 12 under the card Both Fraser and Pampling the Masters headed for a play-off. on the first two extra holes, to report on the third but there was plenty drifted long. as Fraser's approach shot This narrow miss meant a bogey 5, with a short putt for the win... leaving Pampling Rod Pampling is our champion. his first gold jacket ..Pampling earning and a $270,000 pay cheque. Luke Schneider, Ten News.

Some soccer action and Arsenal has

secured just its second win in the

last six English Premier League

starts with a come-from Behind win

over Chelsea. Robin Van Persie

scored twice in three minutes to

campaign. reignite Arsenal's stuttering

campaign. Robin Van Persie, he's campaign. Robin Van Persie,

done it again! Manchester United

had been Arsenal's only other

Rooney conquest in recent weeks. Wayne

Rooney gave them a 1-0 win over

mample City despite being down to

10-men after Cristiano Ronaldo saw

red for a handball offence.

The Reserve Bank is widely tipped to slash

slash interest rates when it meets

tomorrow. With the details,

Commsec's Juliana Roadley join us

live. Morning, it seems borrowers

are in line for an early Christmas are in line for an early Christmas

present. How big do you think that

the rate cut will be? We feel that

they'll be cutting rates by 75 basis

points in line with the rest of the

market. Some out there say that

there could be a 1.25% cut, but I

think that would be highly unlikely.

Now, we know that since the last

cut we have seen commodity prices

falling, we've also seen more doom

and gloom coming out around the

globe as more countries move into recession. We must remember in

Australia, we are in a strong

position and we're even expecting

growth in the GDP numbers on

Wednesday after this announcement

and that will pin the fact that we

are in a good position here in

Australia. We've got good jobs and

good growth. God news, and what's

expected on the local market? After

the US markets closed higher in a

shortened day of trade after the

holiday on Thursday, we're looking

for a slight gain at the open. We

had a great day on Friday. The

markets with around a 15-point rise

at the open. Also good gains in

Asia and Europe and the gold price

thank you. is also moving higher. Indeed,

Briefly in other news now, the

Childcare Workers' Union is seeking

a guarantee on the entitlements of

ABC Learning staff who are in line

to lose their jobs.

The Reserve Bank's pricing index

for November will be released today.

A suspension on Babcock and Brown

shares is expected today. And OPEC

leaders have failed to reach an

agreement on when oil production

will be cut as crude prices

continue to fall.

The weather for this Monday: dire straits for an Australian

motor racing legend. All the details are next.

Scratchies winner story. Here's another real to work one morning I was actually going and I was on the escalator. on the escalator next to me This lady was standing "Excuse me, have I won?" and she said, And I said, "Oh." and I went, "One, two, three. And she showed me her ticket "Three - $5,000." You've won! Yes!" I said, "Oh, my God! from a bar of soap, We didn't know each other for her to verify it with. but I was the only person there but, anyway, I let her go. I wanted to take her ticket,

So great morning for her. SONG: # Scratch me happy! #

This program is captioned live.

This is Ten News. Today, This is Ten News. Today, wounded

Australian Katie Anstee leaves a

Mumbai hospital to head home as the political Mumbai hospital to head home as

political fallout from the terror

attacks intensifies.

Qantas awaiting the green Qantas awaiting the green light from

from Thai authorities to bring home hundreds of stranded

hundreds of stranded tourists on an

emergency flight from Bangkok.

An Australian soldier seriously

injured in a roadside bomb attack

in Afghanistan to be flown home for specialist treatment.

And in sport, a century to Brad

Haddin has helped put New Zealand

well and truly on the ropes in the

second cricket Test.

Checking the weather for you, and

in Brisbane a fine and sunny 30. It

will be 27 with a bit of cloud in Sydney. 22

Sydney. 22 and fine in Canberra.

Hobart, down to 16 today. 21 and a

fine day in Adelaide, and in Perth,

27 and 36 in the red centre.

A young Australian woman A young Australian woman seriously

injured in the Mumbai termor

attacks is on her way home after

being released from hospital.

24-year-old Katie Anstee was shot

in the leg when gunmen opened fire at a local

at a local cafe. Ten's

correspondent has all of the

latest from Mumbai.

Yes, Katie Anstee is on a Qantas

plane on her way back to Sydney and

due to touch down later this

afternoon. Last night she was

wheeled out of Mumbai's Bombay

hospital and as she came down the

ramp, a huge smile. No doubt one of

relief that she's finally going

home. She was with her mother and

her boyfriend and a specialist

make medical team who has flown in to

make sure that she's OK and

stabilise her on the way home. Of course, Katie was inside

Leopold cafe p when gunmen stormed

in, she got a bullet wound through

the upper Thai and doctors here in

Mumbai have treated that. She is

stable and on her way home. After

days of mayhem and terror here in

Mumbai for them, on their way home

to Sydney now.

Meantime, the death toll from the

terrorist attacks has now been

revised down to a total of 172. 30

foreigners are confirmed among foreigners are confirmed among the

dead including the two Australians.

The change comes as Indian commandos continue their search for

bodies in the buildings which bodies in the buildings which were

targeted by the terroristsment of

the gunmen was captured alive. You

can see there the 19-year-old from can see there the 19-year-old

Pakistan who has now admitted to

being a member of the al-Qaeda-linked terror group Lashka-e-Toiba. And the political

fallout from the attacks has just

begun with protesors demanding the

resignations of the country's top

security officials. India's top

will interior minister has anouned he

will be stepping down. Meantime, an

Australian trade delegation caught

up in the attacks has returned home.

It only actually hit me the

following morning, so it was quite

frightening, but still can't

believe it happened. The Department

of Foreign Affairs says all other

Australians in Mumbai are now

accounted for.

An Australian soldier and civilian

have been wounded in a roadside

bomb attack in Afghanistan. Both

men suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries in the blast

been which occurred on Saturday. They've

been evacuated now by helicopter.

The soldier will be flown to Australia for specialist medical

treatment.

Qantas is trying to negotiate an

emergency charter flight to rescue

Australian tourists from the besieged Bangkok airport. But it's

likely that the hundreds stranded

will have to somehow find their way

to Phuket first in order to be evacuated.

Violence continues to escalate in the heart of Bangkok. Members of

the People's Aliance for Democracy

have been blockading the entrance

to the two many airports for days.

But now they're trying to take

control of the streets. A bus

packed with supporters attempted to

move a police convoy off the road.

Earlier, a plain clothes policeman

was taken away by protesters after

she slashed his tyres.

Unfortunately, it's looking like

there will be some form of violence.

The leader of the People's Party

for Democracy has said he'll fight

until the end. Thailand's Prime

Minister has fled Bangkok to a secure compound in the north.

TRANSLATION: Don't be concerned.

The security forces will use

peaceful means. We have no intention

intention to hurt anyone or use

violence. Stuck in the middle are

more than 100,000 tourists.

Australian authorities are working

with Qantas to gain approval for

the airline to evacuate around 300

Australians out of Phuket. But with

Phuket 90km south of Bangkok,

getting the tourists to the flight is

is proving a logistical nightmare.

A man has spent more than two hours

on the side of a cliff after

crashing his paraglider on

Sydney's Northern Beaches. The man

in his 40s crashed the glider at

Mona sms Vale. He's now in hospital

in a stable condition but has

suffered a broken arm and also

broken ribs.

The fraed ral Government says it

may consider -- the Federal

Government say it is may consider Government say it is may consider

bringing forward tax cuts. The Rudd

Government's spending spree is

expected to dominate the final week

of Parliament.

State and Territory leaders have an early Christmas bonus from the Prime Minister and a lot of it will be spent next year. We're going to be able to provide one of these laptops to every child from Year 9 through to Year 12. The NSW Government will use part of its share to buy thousands of mini-computers for students and install wireless broadband in its public high schools. The new money made available to States means we're delivering on making sure on-costs are met.

But the Opposition wants to know why those overheads weren't factored in earlier. Why is it that its computer-in-schools program has now blown out by $800 million? the funding amounts to yet another economic stimulus package. The $15 billion will go a long way in very difficult financial circumstances. And the Prime Minister was saying in these unpredictable days we will do everything necessary to support Australian jobs. But the Opposition says the Government could end up in debt. To run up the white flag at this stage and to talk about deficits will talk us into recession, is highly irresponsible. We'll look at all options next year should further stimulus be required.

Murray McCloskey, Ten News.

A special memorial service will be

held early next year for architect

John Utzon. Utzon, who designed the

Sydney Opera House died from a

heart attack in Denmark yesterday

at the age of 90. Australian

leaders have paid tribute to Utzon,

hailed internationally as a

visionary and a genius. The lights

at the Opera House were dimmed last

night in his honour.

Cricket first, and Australia has

put itself in a winning position in

the second Test against New Zealand

at the Adelaide Oval, thanks

largely to Brad Haddin. The Aussie

wicket keeper smashing a maiden

Test tonne in a gim-changing

partnership with Michael Clarke. This was Brad Haddin... That'll go to the boundary as well. COMMENTATOR:

what he's capable of. ..showing the world Oh! That's clubbed. he's produced at State level The sort of onslaught

for almost a decade. No problem. Finally, everything clicked. this will be his hundred. He's got it away - Have a look at the celebration. of scoring a hundred for Australia. You sort of dream of those days I think we've all done it. a pretty emotional time. Yeah, it was stood and applauded. The man he replaced expectations have been high. Because of him

Short, wide, smashed. With one innings, the new Aussie keeper silenced his critics. Might get you guys off my back for a couple of weeks.

He got plenty of help... made a century as well. A fabulous performance from Michael Clarke. Together they put Australia in a winning position. Through freakish fielding... What a catch! It's in the air - oh! What a magnificent catch. Australia was eventually dismissed. ..and bowling persistence,

but untroubled before stumps. New Zealand a long way behind

Paul Cochrane, Ten News.

Queensland's Rod Pampling has won a

tense play off over Marcus Fraser

to take out the Australian Golf

Masters. Rod Pampling and Fraser

finish pd under the card with three

plaip-off holes to decide the winner

Pre-tournament favourite Robert

Allenby endured a tough final round.

Mark Skaife will retire from V8s at

the end of the season with a debt

of $3.6 million. Skaife's company,

which owns the Holden Racing Team

is bleefbled to own Scottish motor

sports -- believed to owe Scottish

motor sports figure the amount.

He's been forced to sell off his

home. His 21-year touring car

career will end this weekend at

Oran Park.

Checking some finance and business

news now and another interest rate

certainly cut, is it on the cards? It is

certainly looking that way. The

Reserve Bank meets tomorrow Reserve Bank meets tomorrow to

decide the next move on rates. And Australian borrowers Australian borrowers appear certain to receive an early Christmas present. But, economists are divided on just how big the rate cut will be. Some are predicting a to save up to $350 million in staff the Thanksgiving week on a high. detail now and Wall Street finished Taking a look at the numbers in their jobs are safe for now. their George branch staff have been told costs over the next two years. St

For those of you heading back to

work on this Monday, this is the

Brisbane: weather that you can expect in weather that you can expect in

Checking today's newspaper front

pages - the 'Herald Sun' has more

Mark Skaife's financial problems. board members are facing The 'Financial Review' reports

increasing resistance from

shareholders over poor performance

and excessive pay.

The 'Sydney Morning Herald' reports

that Australia has reneged on

targets for green house gas

emissions at UN talks today.

shuttle Last minute problems for the space

shuttle 'Endeavour'. All coming up when we

This is Ten News. Today's headlines

Katie Anstee all - Australian terror attack victim

Katie Anstee all smiles as she

leaves a Mumbai hospital now on her

way home. Hundreds of stranded Australian

tourists hoping to be flown home

from Thailand tonight as Qantas

plans an emergency charter out of Bangkok.

And in sport, Rod Pampling breaks a

9-year drought on home soil with

victory in the Australian Masters.

But first, a young Australian woman

badly injured in mum mels's badly injured in mum mels's terror

attacks is -- Mumbai's terror

attacks is on her way home. Katie

Anstee and her boyfriend were

forced to dodge bullets after

terrorists opened fire.

With her mother by her side, Katie

Anstee takes the first step of her

long journey home. The 24-year-old

stretchered out of Bombay Hospital

three days after being shot. She

were among and her boyfriend, David Koker,

were among dozens of diners at the

cafe when gunmen opened fire. Eight

people were killed in the shooting

spree. Katie was shot in the upper

Thai. Unable to move, an injured

David carried her to safety. Her

mother flew to be by her hospital bedside and they're expected to

arrive home this afternoon.

Meantime, it was an emotional

reunion for a plane load of passengers flying passengers flying home.

Among those touching down, members

of a trade delegation who arrived

minus one. Their colleague, Brett

Taylor one of two killed in the

terror attacks. It didn't actually

hit me until the following morning.

It was quite frightening but still

can't believe it happened. He still has

has his hotel room ehe key. It was

He all he had with him when he fled.

He now plans to frame it to mark

his lucky escape.

Meantime, India's interior minister

has resigned in the wake of the

terror attacks claiming moral

responsibility. Many in India blame

politician for not doing enough to

prevent the killings.

Michael Murphy is going home, but

doctors thought he was going to die.

he Shot in the chest and seriously ill,

he survived two operations and today left intensive care and

India behind. His wife, Diane, was

shot in the foot. She cradled her

husband as he lost consciousness

fearing that he would lose his life.

"They've looked after us so well".

They're happy to be getting out. They're happy to be getting out. At

the Taj Mahal Palace, firemen are

trying to find bodies. trying to find bodies. The

manager's whole family died on the

top floor. Today they were

cremated, his wife, son and

daughter. Three of the now 174 dead.

They'd lived at the hotel for just

a few months. There is furious

finger-pointing at politicians, at

army commandos who reacted slowly and at the old enemy, and at the old enemy, Pakistan,

where the militants came from. where the militants came from. If

their aim was to sour relations between the two between the two countries and to

rattle India, they've done that.

Tonight, protests and prayers after

the shock and amid the mourning,

government India is angry and pressing its

government to ensure that this

never happens again.

An Australian soldier injured in a

roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan

is being flown home for specialist

treatment. The soldier and a treatment. The soldier and a

civilian employee from wounded in

the blast on Saturday morning. Both

men suffered what was termed

serious but non-life threatening injuries and have been evacuated

to a military hospital at Tarin Kowt.

Qantas is awaiting the green light

from Thai authorities to bring home

hundreds of Australian tourists

to be stranded in Bangkok. It is proving

to be a lockistical nightmare. It

appears that it will have to leave

from Phuket. A 900km bus ride from

Bangkok. Hundreds of people have

been left stranded by the blockade.

The States and Territories may have

won extra funding from the Commonwealth,

Commonwealth, but when it comes to

stamp duty, a new report shows that

they've hit the jackpot. It shows that in the past that in the past five years, the

States have raked in $53 billion

in receipts. In Sydney and

Melbourne, home owners need to set

aside three months pay to afford

stamp duty on just a median priced home.

Police divers this morning Police divers this morning will

resume a search for a child feared

dead in a lake. The eight-year-old

was paddling on a surf board when

he was hit by a boat, snapping the he was hit by a boat, snapping the

surf board. The boy's parents were

nearby but were unable to find him.

very, Yes, an eight-year-old boy. It's

very, very sad. Police say it

appears to be a tragic accident.

Meantime, Queensland police have

launched a man-hunt for a launched a man-hunt for a prison

eskapee terrorising -- escapee terrorising the Gold Coast. It's

believed he fled from a stolen

car. He was charged with dangerous

driving causing death last week

but escaped custody after allegedly assaulting two police officers.

Bad weather has forced NASA to

change the landing area for 'The

Devil Wears Prada'. It is due back at 8:--

at 8:-- for 'Endeavour' shuttle. It

is due back this evening.

Australia haes put itself in a

winning position in the second

cricket Test at the Adelaide Oval cricket Test at the Adelaide Oval

thanks largely to Brad Haddin. The Aussie wicket keeper smashing his

maiden Test tonne.

COMMENTATOR: This will be the 100.

Have a look at the Have a look at the celebration. A

maiden Test century. You sort of

dream of those days of scoring 100

for Australia. I think we've all

done it, in some form in the

backyard, whether it is on the

beach. Yeah, it was a pretty

emotional time. He was eventualy

out for 169. Australia lead by 230

runs with two days of play remaining.

Queensland's Rod Pampling is the Queensland's Rod Pampling is the 2008 Australian Masters champion

after winning a tense play against after winning a tense play off

against Marcus Fraser. He secured

the win on the third extra hole,

while pre-tournament favourite

Robert Allenby endured an emotional day.

Robert Allenby began the final

round with a share of the lead, but

it quickly became apparent that the

2008 Masters just wasn't meant to

be his. Desperate to win for his be his. Desperate to win for his

gravely sick mother, he struggled

to keep emotions in check as he

drifted down the leadership. Up

ahead, Marcus Fraser birdied six ahead, Marcus Fraser birdied six of

the eight holes to move 11-under

the card.

But, he was soon joined by Rod

Pampling. This eagle, the highlight

in his round of in his round of 67.

COMMENTATOR: And he has joined him. COMMENTATOR: And he has joined him.

Both Fraser and Pamp ling finished

under the card. There was nothing to

to report on the first two extra

holes. But there was plenty to

report on the third as Fraser's approach

approach shot drifted long. This

narrow miss meant a bogey 5

leaving Rod Pampling with a short

putt for the win. He earned his first

first gold jacket and a $270,000 pay cheque.

Adelaide United is within two

points of Melbourne at the top of

the A-League soccer after a the A-League soccer after a last gasp equaliser against Newcastle.

Jets the Jets coach was forced into playing seven players aged under

under 23, but they still took the

lead from

lead from Matt Thompson. The Jets missed

missed a host of chances. Newcastle

remain bottom of the ladder.

The reseven bank is widely tipped to

slash interest rates when it --

Reserve Bank is widely tipped to

slash interest rates when it meets tomorrow. Juliana Roadley joins tomorrow. Juliana Roadley joins is

live. It seems borrowers are in for

an early Christmas present. How big

do you think the cut will be? Here

at Commsec, we believe that the cut

will be around 75 basis points,

three quarters of a percent in line

with most of the other analysts

around Australia at the moment.

This will take the rate to 4.5%.

We've seen our economy holding up

well, much better than other countries. We

countries. We are seeing a fall in

commodity prices, but we're seeing

good growth coming here in

Australia. We're expecting the GDP

number to confirm that on Wednesday

showing an increase of 0.3%. showing an increase of 0.3%. And

the job market is still holding up

OK. And what's expected on the

local market today? Well, if you

look at Friday in the US, they did

have a shortened day of trade. Good

gains there. The Europe and Asian

mark hes were all stronger. We're mark hes were all stronger. We're

looking for another great day on

the markets after Friday's stellar

performance. We're looking for the

market to open up around 15 points higher. Thank you.

Briefly in other news now, the

childcare Workers' Union is seeking a

a guarantee on the entitlements of

ABC Learning staff who are in line

to lose their jobs. The

The Reserve Bank's commodity index The Reserve Bank's commodity index

for November will be released today. today.

A suspension on Babcock and Brown

shares is expected to continue as a

new lifeline is hammer the out with banks.

And OPEC leaders have failed to

reach an agreement on when oil

production prices will be cut.

OK, let's move on to the weather

for this Monday:

Recapping today's top stories,

wounded Australiananceance leaves a

Mumbai hospital to head home as the

political fallout from the terror

attacks intensifies.

Qantas awaiting the green light

from Thai authorities to bring home hundreds of stranded

hundreds of stranded tourists or an

emergency flight from Bangkok.

And in sport, a century to And in sport, a century to Brad

Haddin has helped put New Zealand

on the ropes in the second cricket

Test there in Adelaide. That's it

for the Early News. Bye for for the Early News. Bye for now. Good morning.

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