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(generated from captions) VOICEOVER: Live from Brekky Central, Hello and thanks for joining us. we hope we pass the audition. Welcome to Beatles Day: are releasing remastered versions Today, the Beatles of all their albums. on a magical mystery tour So we're going to take you through the years. We'll remember their hits. on the rejigged sound Molly Meldrum will pass judgment biggest Beatles fans. and we'll meet one of Australia's We also want to hear from you. What's your favourite Beatles song?

A special song that means a lot to

you. Ut did you know that Hey Jude

was written for John Lennon's son. They should know where all this current music history comes from. Oasis is basically a Beatles cover

band. We have three hours to relive the memories. has been forced to apologise Radio host Kyle Sandilands for another on-air gaffe. caused outrage yesterday The 2-Day FM host could lose more weight by suggesting Magda Szubanski in a concentration camp. escaped from the Nazis The actor's Polish father during World War II. what Kyle says about me. I couldn't care less he's entitled to it. It's his opinion, concentration camps The second part about was clearly in poor taste. a statement saying sorry Last night Sandilands issued he didn't mean to upset anyone. and that sparked a tense stand-off overnight Raids on houses in Sydney's west with bottles. as officers were pelted An angry mob turned on police in Auburn, after they raided four homes stun-guns and a pistol. seizing cash, drugs, was treated in hospital while one officer for a facial wound. A new report claims or organised crime risk criminals posing a terrorist on Australia's docks are free to work because of poor security. by the Federal Government, The report, commissioned found measures introduced terror attacks after the September 11 from being employed by ports. have failed to keep such criminals Fairfax says of screening problems the Government has been aware for more than a year because of union resistance but won't act to tougher background checks. looks to have avoided a run-off vote Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai controversial elections. in the country's Electoral Commission says Afghanistan's Independent he's won 54% of ballots, who's on 28%. well ahead of his rival, But there are persistent claims with fraud. the election has been riddled in one ballot box One thing that we saw in one ballot box was 1,700 ballot stubs 600 in there. when there was only supposed to be suspicious ballot boxes The unbacked Commission has ordered to be re-counted. called McCurry A Malaysian takeaway shop against McDonald's. has won a David and Goliath battle took the restaurant to court, The food giant of the 'Mc' prefix. claiming ownership was just an abbreviation But McCurry successfully argued it for Malaysian chicken curry. to fork out McDonald's has been ordered in settlement costs. more than $300,000 to glamour model Katie Price Aussie singer Peter Andre's marriage is officially over. The High Court in London to grant the quickie divorce took little over a minute four years after they tied the knot. on breakfast television Andre was appearing when the news came through. you're getting divorced today? Are you aware Really? before I came in Well, yeah, I mean, obviously just yeah. I was told that it's been accepted, to appear in court. The pair wasn't required for the messy break-up. Both have blamed each other In finance news: So so much to talk about in finance. School starts today in America and

after the summer break. Up 56 most of the stock brokers are back

points. The NASDAQ up 17. That is pretty close to 2009 highs.

Here's where the action is! The gold

price! I think that should be over price! I think that should be over $

$1,000. It got to $

$1,000. It got to $1,004. Forget $1,000. It got to $1,

gold. Gold is up 5% in the past

month and silver you up 40% since

the start of the year. Not as sexy as $

as $1,000 but that is a 40% gain. Look at the oil price! Fears and a shift to gold is starting to push

oil up. Remember it's dropped a little bit. 5% up overnight. Let's

go to the currency. The US dollars go to the currency. The US dollar has weakened significantly overnight. A lot happening. has hit a 6-year high, Business confidence according to a monthly survey. let's go to Craig James at CommSec. To find out what's driving the boom, the state of the share market? Craig, does this justify

It does justify the boom in the

share market. It is all very

infectious. We have consumers more

confident about their job and tax

cuts coming through. Businesses are

getting the dollars in and they are

saying better times ahead. Investors more confident about life. They are

look at all this and if businesses

get more money in they will make

more money down the track and the

share market should rise as well. It

caution, sometimes confidence can is all related. The one note of

run ahead of

run ahead of itself. Orders was done, employment was down. Leaving

interest rates where they are at the moment, a couple months with

consolidation before we are totally

out of the woods. It is not quite as

good as it is showing. A little bit

of news in the 16-year-old schoolboy left Nullabor hit a carrier. It did

de mast her boat. She is OK. Uninjured and just started motoring

back to South Port. It is alleged

the boat carrier didn't stop but it

is hard to say as those things can

take a long, long time to come to a

stop. Jessica hit a bulk carrier and

she is OK and on her way to South

Port. I worked on a gas ship back in

the younger days. When you are on

watch during the night, that was the biggest fear that the thumping bulk carriers on autopilot steaming across just wouldn't see you. They wouldn't have felt anything. They

can't stop S She is OK. She is not

hurt which the main thing. Soon on Sunrise - ahead of the AFL Tribunal. Carlton's big decision at rugby league's Dally M Awards. And the guys and dolls But first, a quick check of today's weather. Fine for Brisbane. Sunny in Sydney. Clear skies for Canberra. Melbourne will have a few showers. Fifi has the weather in detail when Sunrise continues.

Thank God Beretts is here to talk

sport. Talk sport because he will

talk gold all day. A barnstorming finish to the NRL home-and-away season has seen Parramatta's Jarryd Hayne romp away with the Dally M Player of the Year Medal. The NRL's hottest player pipped Johnathan Thurston and Jamie Soward for the top award. The Dally M Medal for 2009... is Jarryd Hayne. I feel like crying...I don't know. Just my team-mates, I couldn't have done it without them. It was a great night for the Bulldogs, winning eight awards. Kevin Moore picked up, then dropped the Coach of the Year award and Andrew Ryan was named Captain of the Year. Dragons playmaker Jamie Soward won the people's choice for the Provan-Summons Medal. Former Waratahs head coach Ewen McKenzie has split with French glamour club Stade Francais. The shock announcement comes just five games into the Top 14 season and less than halfway through McKenzie's 3-year deal. There was a feeling from our owner that there needed to be a change and he had that feeling and he made the change and that's his right. Stade Francais has won just one game this season. Carlton will decide today whether to appeal a 3-game suspension handed down to skipper Chris Judd. Last night Judd was banned for misconduct by the AFL Tribunal. The ban stems from an incident during Saturday night's elimination final at the Gabba when Judd's handmade contact with the face of Brisbane's Michael Rischitelli. Aussie duo Carsten Ball and Chris Guccione are out of the US Open doubles. They were eliminated this morning by American brothers Bob and Mike Bryan in their quarterfinal, 6-4, 7-6. COMMENTATOR: Game, set and match. And 2005 champion Kim Clijsters is through to the semifinals after downing China's Li Na, 6-2, 6-4. Clijsters will play Serena Williams or Italy's Flavia Pennetta for a place in the final. Great winner for Jarryd Hayne. And

his acceptance speech was lovely.

Fifi is bringing us the weather

Fifi is bringing us the weather from Darling Harbour. Good morning. Good

morning. It is national pie month.

Bring it on! I don't care what

anyone says, breakfast is the

perfect time to have meat pies. The

smell here is sensational. All the

judges started judging behind me. We

will speak to them to find out what

makes a perfect pie. Sunrise weather for Whereis mobile. Get free maps and directions on the Telstra Next G network. Around Queensland: fine for Cairns and Townsville. Sunny weather for Mackay and Bundaberg. Clear weather for the Sunshine Coast. Across New South Wales: sunny in Coffs Harbour. Partly cloudy for Tamworth and Dubbo. Mostly fine for Canberra. Sydney will have sunny periods. Around Victoria: fine for Mildura. Scattered showers for Ballarat and Warrnambool. Early frost for Bendigo. In Tasmania: fine for Launceston. A few showers for Swansea. Showers will ease in Hobart. Across South Australia: a morning shower for Mount Gambier. Mostly sunny for Port Lincoln and Coober Pedy. In the Northern Territory: a warm day for Alice Springs. Chance of an afternoon shower for Katherine. Darwin will be mainly fine. Around WA: showers easing in Albany and Bunbury. Fine for Karratha and Broome. Perth will have scattered showers. Currently 11 degrees here in Sydney

this morning. I can't wait to find

out what is in all these pies. Check that out. That is a massive chunk of brie. The things people come up

with. I put on a particularly loose

dress on. I am a bit of a finger

smearer, some put it under the

pastry. No, I will get to the bottom

of it all. Look at those judges.

There is not a metrosexual amongst

them. They are big blokes. That's what you want tasting pies. And a lady there. Thank you, Fifi. See you

soon. I love a good meat pie at the

footy. You can't go to the footy

without a meat pie. After the break - Chris Brown scores a headline gig at the Michael Jackson tribute concert. And later, meet the man who could be Australia's biggest Beatles fan. Just wait til you see his collection! Also, they rang the emergency number for what? I just thought he was cute. I'm 45 years old and I'd like to meet him again. But I don't know how to go about doing that. is cracking on on prank calls. Now hear how Australia is cracking down on prank calls. That's coming up on Sunrise.

The E-File on Sunrise with the all-original Nelson Aspen brought to you by 'New Idea', for all the latest celebrity news and more. The line-up for a Michael Jackson tribute concert in Vienna has been announced by his brother Jermaine. It includes Chris Brown in what will be his first gig following his sentencing. For all the details, let's go to Nelson Aspen. Nelson, take us through the line-up.

Let's hope they have the good sense

not to let Chris Brown sing Beat It,

if you know what I mean. Others participating include Mary J. Blige

and Akon and more and more names

will be added. We will hear other

big names presumably the likes of Madonna, Stevie Wonder. All the

children and 65,000 fans. Proceeds

will go to charity. One thing that

is rumoured to be happening. I don't

know if they can pull it off is

Jermaine singing a duet. Here is a

little bit more of what Jermaine had

to say at the press conference: We're really excited because to take on a task like this, you have to do things at the level that Michael would have done it. And that's why Vienna, that's why Schoenbrunn Palace,

that's why to have the deputy mayor's support and Georg Kindel, because Michael didn't do things in a normal way - he always did things over the top. And so we want to make this an incredible event. So it will be at Schoenbrunn in Vienna, not LA. Yes. In other entertainment news, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban are tennis fans. What have they been up to? While Roger Federer was busy winning, they were pitching woo. Nice to see them out and about. Thanks for the update. We will talk

to you later on. Still to come - what does the future hold for shock jock Kyle Sandilands after hitting a new low on air? And we'll get some advice on talking to kids about separation. But after the break, this morning's news and today's weather. This is Sunrise, celebrating a whole new sound from the Beatles.

# Rollover Beethoven # Rhythm and blues... # Rhythm and Roll over, Beethoven - the Beatles are back with a new sound! That classic song with George Harrison on vocals is one of the hits which has been remastered. We'll have more on the fab four later in the show. As

as Tracy says, George used to own a chunk of Hamilton Island. The things we are learning this morning. So much more much more than the music. Also coming up - from driving on the right to driving on the left. We'll find out how Samoa survived day one of its new road rules. But first, Nat has more on our breaking news story. Good morning. Queensland schoolgirl Jessica Watson has run into trouble early in her bid to become the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe. left the Sunshine coast yesterday The 16-year-old left the Sunshine Coast yesterday but her 10m boat ran into a bulk carrier off Stradbroke Island early this morning. She wasn't hurt but her boat has been demasted. She's now motoring towards the Gold Coast. Jessica was heading to Sydney to begin her around-the-world trip. Fire has gutted a carpet factory in Melbourne's east. The blaze broke out shortly before 7:00 last night in the Tudor Carpets Factory at Rowville. It took 60 firefighters more than two hours to bring the flames under control and stop it spreading next door. The fire destroyed the building and everything inside. Investigators are trying to work out how it started. A British associate of murdered Sydney businessman Michael McGurk is reportedly under police guard in England. News Limited says the UK property developer was due to fly to Australia just before Mr McGurk was shot outside his house last week. It's understood he approached police for protection after learning of the killing. Corruption investigators are also investigating links Mr McGurk might have had to senior Labor figures. A $100 million underground rail line is expected to be unveiled in Melbourne today aimed at boosting services to the city's north and west. Reports suggest the new line will link Flinders Street and Melbourne Central stations with the Footscray Line with a new station at Parkville to serve hospitals and the University of Melbourne. Retailers have been warned to expect a tough 18 months ahead as the Government's stimulus money begins to fade. The Bureau of Statistics will put out its retail trade report for July later this morning. Access Economics says while retail sales have performed remarkably well during the worst of the global financial crisis, spending is showing signs of drying up as household incomes weaken and interest rates are likely to move up. In finance news: Time for sport. Here's Beretts. A barnstorming finish to the NRL home-and-away season has seen Parramatta's Jarryd Hayne romp away with the Dally M Player of the Year Medal. The NRL's biggest star pipped Johnathan Thurston and Jamie Soward for the top award. The Dally M Medal winner for 2009... is Jarryd Hayne. Hayne took an unbeatable lead after Round 25. It was a great night for the Bulldogs, winning eight awards while Dragons playmaker Jamie Soward won the people's choice for the Provan-Summons Medal. Carlton will decide today whether to appeal a 3-game suspension handed down to skipper Chris Judd. The Blues skipper will miss the start of the 2010 season after this incident during Saturday night's elimination final at the Gabba. Aussie duo Carsten Ball and Chris Guccione are out of the US Open doubles. They were eliminated this morning by American brothers Bob and Mike Bryan in their quarterfinal, 6-4, 7-6. Is Some great results in the Tour of Spain. Cadel Evans is sitting

second. Weather time now and Fifi is at the Fine Food Exhibition

at the Fine Food Exhibition in Darling Harbour. It is exclusive

that I get to come in. It is just

for trade. It is not only about meat

pies but the best of best in the piecea challenge. Ricardo, very impressive. 11 degrees right now here at Darling

Harbour. Ricardo is one of two finalists. Two finalists in every stat. This is quite amazing.

Ricardo, you made a piecea

yesterday. What sort of piecea? yesterday. What sort of piecea?. I made a cheese piecea, a - Can I have a quick shot at this? I won't be as good as you. That is flour all over the nice black dress. Just a quick

flip like that. Just a quick flick.

There you go. Wow! That is pretty

impressive for your first time. Mel

asked how do you stop your fingers

going through it? It is a bit difficult. When I first learnt I did

get a lot of holes. You learn where

to pick it up and where the weak spots are. Actually, Mel, your

fingers do go through it. Sorry

about that. But very good, Ricardo.

And good luck with that. If he wins

he goes off to Las Vegas to compete internationally. More pies for you.

Ricardo is the Tom Cruise of pizza restaurants. Forget Cocktails. Pizza the movie. Thought of the Day. Just

over here. Here is one I prepared

earlier. We are doing a little test

on Friday. Compare your feel age to

your real age. How you feel?

Compared to how old you think and feel you are. "

feel you are. "The age we feel in

our heart is often misrepresented by the hair on our head.

the hair on our head." If you have

grey. Right. That is pointed. That is pointed. Jan sends Joke of the

Day. An old priest is lying, dying

in hospital. He faithfully served

the people of the nation's capital

for years. He motioned the nurse

over and said, I would like to see

the Prime Minister and the Treasurer

before I die. She said I will see

what I can do. Kevin Rudd and Wayne

Swan said they will be happy to see

him. I don't know why he wants

him. I don't know why he wants to see us. It will certainly help us

with our election next year. They arrived in the priest's room. He

took Kevin's hand in his right hand

and Wayne's hand in his left hand.

There was silence and a look of serenity over the

serenity over the priest's face.

Kevin said of all the people you

could have chosen, why did you

choose us? The priest said I always

try to pattern my life after the

Lord and our safe Lord and our safe year. Jesus died between two lying thieves and I

would like to do the same thing. You

didn't see that coming. Nasty! That

was a beauty. And I like your

religious voice. You could do songs

on the radio at night. After 7:00, from the bizarre to the downright stupid - how prank emergency calls are putting safety at risk. Plus later, we'll celebrate Beatles Day and meet one of the band's biggest fans. Up next, though, Jarryd Hayne wins the Dally M. Beretts and Jim pass judgement on rugby league's big night when Sunrise continues.

The Wilsons, brought to you by BigPond sport. Six man-of-the-match performances has secured the Dally M medal for Parramatta fullback Jarryd Hayne. The 21-year-old beat out Johnathan Thurston and Jamie Soward. So, can Hayne get better? Let's ask Jim Wilson. Jim, is Hayne bound for greater glory?

He is a terrific player. He has had

a few moments off the field but he

has got his head together.

has got his head together. I think

it was terrific for New South Wales

and State of Origin. One of their

shining lights. Even against the

losing team the Maroons. He goes

from strength to strength. He puts

his heart in the action every time. He was aggressive, competitive. This

guy has got a massive future. He has

signed a new deal and worth a lot of

money and worth every cent of it. This is what puts bums on seats. As

I said, he has a big finals series

against the Dragons. And nice he

took his mum. Last night saw a

change of venue and a change of

format to the theatre style of

seating. They did it at the Logies. It stopped people drinking at the

Logies. It was a smart move on the

NRL. We were all there to appreciate

the champion of the game. Kevin

Moore coach of the year and Andrew captain of the year. It was a terrific night for the Bulldogs as well. Carlton captain Chris Judd has been suspended for three weeks for misconduct. Should he appeal?

It is a slur against

It is a slur against Chris Judd's

name. He has been a superstar for

the club for so long. He has been a

cleanskin all his life. I was

surprised. The video evidence is

fairly conclusive. It is damning. I

am a massive Chris Judd fan. He has

been tifk for Carlton and terrific

for football in general. For an eye

gouging charge the original

suspension is for two games. Not

much more serious than eye gouge.

The fact that he was found guilty

and he got three. It was a back pedal. He said he was trying for a

pressure point and he was only

joking. I will have to go to the masseuse and find out about pressure points. If he is that convinced he is innocent, then he should appeal. Finally, Matthew Lloyd going to

Collingwood? No, I don't think so.

Maybe he will go to Geelong. I don't

think so. Talk to you tomorrow. Shortly - how a 16-year-old round the world sailor crashed her yacht into a ship off Queensland. And later, how pedigree breeding is leaving popular family pets with some serious health problems. But after the break - the new push for woman to fight on the frontline. You're watching Sunrise on Seven. When we need a car, we call Thrifty - Australia's best-valued car and truck rental.

# You know it's gonna be alright

# You know it's gonna be... # You know it's gonna be...# Coming up - we've got the Beatles Revolution. They've remastered their songs, including that hit which was originally a B-side from 'Hey Jude'. It ended up peaking at number 12 in the US charts.

Paul McCartney's first name really

isn't Paul. What is it? James. John Lennon changed his middle name from

Winston to Ono when he married that

witch that broke them up. No, I am joking. John Lennon's first guitar was bought for him by his Aunt Mimi. She said "

She said "That guitar is alright for

a hobby but won't earn you any money. a hobby but won't earn you any

money." And then he bought her a

plaque with that on it. I still have the Let It Be vinyl. 40 years on. A couple little scratches. The music

will always be a record of their work. That's it. Shouldn't you be

putting gloves on? This is coming

out today. Let me just play with it.

Wow, look at that. Favourite Beatles song. Deb "

song. Deb "We all bought our Beatles wigs from Coles. wigs from Coles." Isn't that where

you got yours? No, I got mine in Adelaide. Hang on, this is the iconic one. Keep talking. Thanks. People who are outside the Town Hall in Adelaide, 30,000 people welcomed

them. Let's go on to Elizabeth

Street and do this. What do they mean to you? That is significant because that is about the time that Paul is deadera. Paul is in bare

feet to signify him as dead. You got

George the grave digger and if you

look at the white Beatle - the white

Beetle behind it. The numberplate

apparently says - If you can read it. Sergeant pepper's Lonely Heart Club. I knew it was significant.

It's got 28 IF. Paul would have been

28. That is all part of the

conspiracy. That is amazing. Beside

the Beatles release, there is other news this morning. Shock jock Kyle Sandilands has insulted Holocaust survivors. Just weeks after Sandilands asked a 14-year-old girl about her sex life, the radio announcer said comedian Magda Szubanski should be put into a concentration camp to lose weight. Kyle has since apologised saying he didn't mean to upset anyone. But Jewish leaders are angry and there are new calls for him to be sacked.

There is an email here. I don't know

why you borblg reporting his antics. The media attention is exactly what

he wants. I can't get over the attitude on Kyle. Everyone seems to forget how ruthless John Laws was.

He is a bully that he can't take

what he dishes out. Why do people listen to him? There's a new push for women to fight on the frontline. The plan is to avert a recruitment crisis by allowing women to serve in all combat units including the SAS and commando units. Removing any gender discrimination in combat roles would put Australia in front of our key allies, who still restrict where women can serve in the front line. R gentlemen

We would be world leaders. We were

talking ol a few weeks ago when they were saying that police officers

need to be bigger. And we want them to play AFL. We got some pictures coming in of Jessica Watson. Her

yacht had a bit of a prang with a

bulk carrier. She is OK. Our

Brisbane chopper got these. She is

heading into South Port. A bit of a

prang and she was de masted and

coming in for repairs. The with the

yacht you can't be on the lookout

the whole time. We were a bit

critical of the bulk carriers who

just plough across the ocean.

Yachties have an issue too because

they often don't have anyone out on

watch. Surely it would be easier for

a yacht to move than the bulk

carrier. How much could the bulk carrier see at 2:

carrier see at 2:30 in the morning

and a tiny little yacht. We will

have more on that after 7:00 when we go live to Brisbane. Then, the emergency calls that waste time and put safety at risk. Now hear how authorities are cracking down. And why is this man getting naked for George Clooney? Find out, when Sunrise continues.

# Penny Lane is in my ears and my eyes... # Penny Lane is in my ears and my eyes...# This morning we're taking a trip down memory lane with the Beatles. And did you know that song actually caused a fair bit of crime? That's because people kept stealing the sign for Penny Lane in Liverpool. Officials ended up painting the street name on buildings.

So no one would nick it. Also still to come this Sunrise, breaking news - a 16-year-old round-the-world sailor crashes her yacht into a ship off Queensland. Jessica Watson was just hours into her solo attempt. We've got the latest on her rescue. And the crackdown on prank calls to 000.

And why is this man stripping for George Clooney? We'll find out as the Wednesday edition of Sunrise continues. If you've just tuned in, welcome to Beatles Day. A busy hour ahead - let's kick it off with the news of the day from Nat. Good morning. A 16-year-old Queensland schoolgirl has been forced to abandon her round-the-world sailing bid less than 24 hours after setting out. Jessica Watson's 10m sloop hit a bulk carrier at 2:30 this morning around 15 nautical miles east of Stradbroke Island. She's uninjured but her boat has been de-masted and is motoring to the Gold Coast. Jessica left the Sunshine Coast yesterday. She was hoping to be the youngest person to sail solo around the globe. Radio host Kyle Sandilands has apologised after suggesting Magda Szubanski could lose more weight in a concentration camp. The comedian whose Polish father escaped the Nazis during World War II says the comments were in poor taste. Kyle Sandilands has only been back on air for three weeks. It didn't take long for a new controversy. He was talking about Magda Szubanski who's lost 25kg for a weight-loss campaign. The comedian isn't laughing. I couldn't care less what Kyle says about me. It's his opinion, he's entitled to it. The second part about concentration camps was, you know, clearly in poor taste. Jewish groups agree. Millions of people throughout history have been murdered in death camps in Bosnia, in Cambodia, in the Holocaust. So there is never an excuse to make fun or to make light of such issues. Magda Szubanski's Polish father was part of the World War II resistance - he escaped from the Nazis. Magda says it's abhorrent to joke about weight loss and concentration camps. The two things I wouldn't think normally go together, I have to say. I just... it's been a bit of a beat-up and I kinda got dragged into something that is neither here nor there to me. Late yesterday, Kyle Sandilands released a one-line statement, saying: It's his second apology in two months, the last after a 14-year-old girl said she'd been raped during a lie detector stunt. Raids on houses in Sydney's west sparked a tense stand-off overnight as officers were pelted with bottles. An angry mob turned on police after they raided four homes in Auburn seizing cash, drugs, stun-guns and a pistol. Back-up was called and police managed to disperse the crowd by around 10pm, three hours after the trouble began. A man, a teenage boy and a woman were arrested while one officer was treated in hospital for a minor facial wound. Women could soon be allowed to fight in all frontline battles as the Government tries to head off a recruitment crisis in the Defence Force. Under a controversial plan, gender would no longer be considered in selection for specialised categories such as the elite SAS and commando units. It could be one way of lifting the proportion of women serving the defence force from the current level of 13%. A groundbreaking Australian study has found a diet high in fat A groundbreaking Australian study has found a diet high in fat increases your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. Researchers from Curtain University not only confirmed the link, but also found saturated fats can actually bring on the debilitating disease. They found some fats can damage a membrane in the brain known as the blood-brain barrier. It's the first dietary-driven approach

to combating Alzheimer's disease. Samoa's big switch to driving on the left-hand side of the road went off surprisingly well yesterday with local police reporting no major accidents. TV3 reporter Rachel Morton is in Samoa and she joins me now. Good morning, Rachel. Now, you witnessed a few close calls?

There were a few close calls. You

have to remember this is a nation

that has always driven on the

right-hand side of the road and they

are so used to it that they drifted

back that way. Yesterday we saw

someone going in the roundabout in

the wrong direction but people are

driving very slowly. They are doing about 30km/h and they realise what

is going on and move back. A few were pulled over and had a gentle reminder. There were police on every corner holding first aid kits. It

seems so far it is going well.

People are concerned as people think

they have gotten used to it and

speed up, they may forget and drift

back to the other side and it is

over the next couple of weeks that

they may have crashes. Stay safe. Thanks for your report. Police in Northern Ireland have defused a massive 270kg bomb near the border with the Irish Republic in South Armagh. The homemade device is believed to have been left by republican dissidents targeting police. Dozens of residents were evacuated and the area cordoned off in fear of an explosion. Had this device exploded, it would've demolished local housing with fatal consequences. The bomb was twice as large as that detonated by the Real IRA 11 years ago in the nearby town of Omagh, killing 29 people and injuring hundreds. An Italian journalist has stripped down to his boxers and propositioned actor George Clooney. The world's most eligible bachelor was fronting a news conference at the Venice Film Festival when he was asked the question on most women's lips. I think I am in love with you, George. Please take me, choose me, George. Please choose me. George, may I kiss you, please just one kiss? Not surprisingly, George kindly refused the offer. In finance news: The NRL put a year of off-field dramas behind it last night to celebrate the annual Dally M Awards.

Players were on their best behaviour under the watchful eyes of their glamorous wives and girlfriends. And while the awards went to the players, it was their better halves who stole the spotlight. Dressed in designer gowns and adorned with expensive jewels, the ladies brought plenty of class to the lavish event. Sydney Rooster Braith Anasta and his date set tongues wagging just three weeks after splitting from model girlfriend Erin McNaught. Now over to Beretts for the Dally M medal winners and the rest of the day's sport. Parramatta fullback Jarryd Hayne says winning the Dally M Medal last night is the best thing that's ever happened to him. The NRL's hottest player pipped Johnathan Thurston and Jamie Soward for the top award. I feel like crying. I don't know...just my team-mates, I couldn't have done it without them. It was a great night for the Bulldogs, winning eight awards. Kevin Moore picked up, then dropped the Coach of the Year award and Andrew Ryan was named Captain of the Year. Dragons playmaker Jamie Soward won the people's choice for the Provan-Summons Medal. Former Waratahs head coach Ewen McKenzie has split with French glamour club Stade Francais. The shock announcement comes just five games into the Top 14 season and less than halfway through McKenzie's 3-year deal. There was a feeling from our owner that there needed to be a change and he had that feeling and he made the change and that's his right. Stade Francais has won just one game this season. Carlton will decide today whether to appeal a 3-game suspension handed down to skipper Chris Judd. Last night Judd was banned for misconduct by the AFL Tribunal. The ban stems from an incident during Saturday night's elimination final at the Gabba when Judd's hand made contact with the face of Brisbane's Michael Rischitelli. Aussie duo Carsten Ball and Chris Guccione are out of the US Open doubles. They were eliminated this morning by American brothers Bob and Mike Bryan in their quarterfinal 6-4, 7-6. COMMENTATOR: Game, set and match. And 2005 champion Kim Clijsters is through to the semifinals after downing China's Li Na, 6-2, 6-4. Clijsters will play Serena Williams or Italy's Flavia Pennetta for a place in the final. Former Manchester United and Sydney FC striker Dwight Yorke is hanging up his boots. The 37-year-old has announced he's retiring as a player

after wrestling with the decision for several months. He'll serve as an assistant coach with Trinidad and Tobago's national football team. Yorke says he eventually hopes to manage a club in the English Premier League. Soon on Sunrise - a 16-year-old sailor abandons her attempt to go around the globe. But first, let's get a taste of the weather and Fifi's at the Fine Food Exhibition this morning.

So yummy. I am standing here with a

little bit of chocolate. I am here with Sam who isa barista. He enters competitions for latte art. I don't

drink coffee but I wish I did. This

is one of the in vexes. This is a

bit of chocolate that you dunk in and make your own hot chocolate. I

had to sample it to make sure it is fresh. Sunrise weather for Whereis mobile. Get free maps and directions on the Telstra Next G network. Around Queensland: fine for Cairns and Townsville. Sunny weather for Mackay and Bundaberg. Clear weather for the Sunshine Coast. Across New South Wales: sunny in Coffs Harbour. Partly cloudy for Tamworth and Dubbo. Mostly fine for Canberra. Sydney will have sunny periods. Around Victoria: fine for Mildura. Scattered showers for Ballarat and Warrnambool. Early frost for Bendigo. In Tasmania: fine for Launceston. A few showers for Swansea. Showers will ease in Hobart. Across South Australia: a morning shower for Mount Gambier. Mostly sunny for Port Lincoln and Coober Pedy. In the Northern Territory: a warm day for Alice Springs. Chance of an afternoon shower for Katherine. Darwin will be mainly fine. Around WA: showers easing in Albany and Bunbury. Fine for Karratha and Broome. Perth will have scattered showers.

fresh. I Currently 11 degrees here at Darling Harbour at the moment. Look at that chocolate melting into my hot chocolate. I will see you with

chocolate all over my face in half

an hour. Enjoy. We will leave it

there. Now back to our developing story. A 16-year-old round-the-world sailor has crashed her yacht into a ship off Queensland. Jessica Watson was attempting to become the youngest person to go solo around the world. Her boat, 'Pink Lady', was hit by a bulk carrier

off the Queensland coast early this morning. Jessica was 15 nautical miles north-east of Stradbroke Island when she was hit. She's sailing back to land. For more, we are joined by Seven News reporter Peter Doherty. He's off the Gold Coast. Good morning. Where is Jessica at the moment?

How far from land is she? We found Jessica 10 nautical miles. That is

50 kilometres off the coast. She is

motoring along. She has her motor

going. It will take her a

considerable number of hours,

probably lunchtime before she

arrives back on the Gold Coast. Her

mast has been snapped in two. That

is all the damage we see at the

moment. She has given us a wave moment. She has given us a wave To is all the damage we see at the

confirm she is OK. I know in the

intro you said she ran into a ship.

It is probably more correct that it

ran into her. From time to time we

cover a number of accidents where

vessels run over trawl ters and she has been extremely - extremely lucky

to suffer just a broken mast. It was 2:

2:20 this morning and a bulk

carrier. They are massive compared

to her little yacht. We were told it

couldn't stop nor could it stop. She

has been in contact with her parents

and the marine authorities in

Canberra who have been shadowing her

trip. She told authorities she does not need assistance. Queensland

Water Police have been on standby.

She has said she wants to come in on

her own steam, unaided. The heartache and the embarrassment as she comes into shore with basically the

the whole world watching. she comes into shore with basically the whole world watching.

she comes into shore with basically the whole world watching. She has

nothing to be embarrassed about. She is only 24 hours in. One would

assume she will repair the yacht and

head out again. The plan was to go

to Sydney and officially start her voyage from Sydney. From the Gold Coast down to Sydney was a test run. You don't want it to happen anywhere

in the world but at least on the

door step of Brisbane this isn't a bad place. Better than 2,000 miles

away in Africa. I have been handed a note that her media spokesman says after the repairs, she will

continue. Paint us a picture. It is

a busy area for bulk carriers. It is

like a freeway for these carriers

throughout the night. It is a freeway for vessels coming in off Brisbane. You have Stradbroke Island and then they do their turn to get into Moreton bay. There were a large

number of whales out here this

morning which made it difficult to

spot her. Her vessel is pink and

once we got 15 miles offshore we

honed in on her. You saw the

pictures a moment ago. You said she is 15 nautical miles offshore. How

long do you think it will take her

to get to land? It will take her

quite a number of hours right up until lunchtime before she gets into shore Hopefully it will all go smoothly for her. Pete, we foe you will be watching and we hope

everything goes smoothly for her as

she makes her way into land.

Most of us wouldn't dream of dialling 000 for anything but an emergency. But almost half of all emergency calls are actually pranks, hoaxes or accidental misdials. And Australia isn't alone with the problem.

You idiot. This next caller rang the emergency number trying to get a date with a police officer who'd attended her home earlier in the day. The police did come back - to arrest her. But in Australia, apart from being charged, you could also lose your phone privileges. Authorities are going to start disconnecting the phones of serial offenders. Craig Middleton from Telstra is here to explain further. Tell us about this crackdown on 000 pests.

Every year 000 gets 10. Every year 000 gets 10.5 billion

phone calls and half of those are

not emergencies. We will start off

by warning them that their calls are unnecessary or inappropriate. We

will proceed after a number of warnings to alerting the police. warnings to alerting the police. The will proceed after a number of

police take action. There is a 3-year maximum penalty. We will then ultimately disconnect. 28,000 calls every day. ultimately disconnect. 28,000 calls every day. every day. Half of those are pranks, ultimately disconnect. 28,000 calls hoaxes or misdials. That must drive

you crazy. What impact does it have

on those who do have an emergency?

Every second spent on a call that is

not an emergency is a delay to

someone who needs help. If your

house is on fire, you don't want to wait on the fire when someone phoned in about a sparrow with a broken leg. People locked out of their

houses, those are not the calls we

want. Though we played the American

ones and we can't play the Australian calls because of privacy.

They are pretty bad in America but we have them. We have people who

rang the ambulance to pick up milk.

We have the farcical to where people

will report a road accident. These are clearly stupid and any person would know not to call it. Tell us the rules we shoulda sdopt in calling 000. Is it life-threatening, is someone injured, is there a fire. The second is - is it time critical? The emergency services all have separate numbers for general enquiries. We reserve 000 for those that are critical or

life-threatening. Of course we get a

lot of mesh shows here. Does 911 go

through to 000? On a mobile phone. Your phone interprets those three

numbers as an emergency call. We try

to drum into 000 in Australia. Not

triple O because that is confusing.

Correct. When it says you are out of range except for SOS? If you don't

have coverage but another does, it will divert that call. Thank you for clearing that up. We don't want

idiots mucking up an absolutely critical phone line. As we've been hearing, George Clooney has had a rather interesting offer at a news conference. This is what happened.

I didn't see your movie yet. It's very good. But I saw you and I don't

know - how to say - I know what the

question is. I am gay. Here it comes. George, please, take me, choose me, George. Please choose me. George, may I

George, may I kiss you? Just one

kiss. It's hard when you take a big

chance and it doesn't really work.

It's always embarrassing - But it is a chance you have to take. Oh Melissa! George, a warning, if you

come down here. Watch the lady in the light-coloured hair. Obviously this guy is a bit infatuated. The

trousers came off and he left the

tie on. George said you stay there.

We will get to you. There is an

ambulance on its way. I have seen journalists get starstruck. He was a

journalist? Yes, it was a press conference for the Venice Film

Festival? It was a real journo? Not

like the Chaser. We don't know who this fellow is yet but he had the

credentials. Hopefully nothing like

this will happen when I go to meet Jennifer Aniston. He has been very

busy at the Venice Film Festival. He debuted his French

debuted his French palamor. Her

birthday is coming up. You got to

wonder what Sarah Lawson is thinking about all this. Elisabetta Canalis

is gorgeous. Why did you write a note saying she is so ugly, to me

then. I know I am a little biased

and look at his shirt, jacket. He is

cool. He has that maturity and

coolness that comes with age. Thank

you, Nelson. Shortly - in the pursuit of perfection, how pedigree dogs are being left with serious health problems just so they can look better. And...

# You say you want a revolution # Well, you know... # Well, you know...# ..join us to celebrate as the Beatles hits are re-released. That's coming up in 15 minutes on Sunrise.

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It's National Blood Donors Week. This is the Blood Bank a few doors down from Brekky Central. Some of our staff give blood there regularly. Did you know just 1-in-30 people donate blood in their lifetime? That's a mere 570,000 Aussies. Each donation can save up to three lives. Sunrise is proudly supporting National Blood Donors Week. Just head to our website for more information.

You'll find a link there, click on it and lend your support. Shortly - how pedigree breeding is leaving popular family pets with some serious health problems. Plus, we'll also celebrate a day in music history.

Did you know a

Did you know a Hard Days Night is the only Beatles album with all of

the McCartney songs on it? Good morning. Queensland schoolgirl Jessica Watson has run into trouble early in her bid to become the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe. The 16-year-old left the Sunshine Coast yesterday but her 10m boat ran into a bulk carrier off Stradbroke Island early this morning.

She wasn't hurt but her boat has been de-masted. She's now motoring towards the Gold Coast. Jessica was heading to Sydney to begin her around-the-world trip. Fire has gutted a carpet factory in Melbourne's east. The blaze broke out shortly before 7:00 last night in the Tudor Carpets Factory at Rowville. It took 60 firefighters more than two hours to bring the flames under control

and stop it spreading next door. The fire destroyed the building and much of the stock inside. Investigators are trying to work out how it started. The entertainment industry is mourning the loss of award-winning Australian actor Ray Barrett. The veteran stage and screen star, best known for his gruff but loveable characters, suffered a fall at home yesterday morning and died soon afterwards.

Barrett starred in several local films including 'Don's Party'. He was 82. Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai looks to have avoided a run-off vote in the country's controversial elections. Afghanistan's Independent Electoral Commission says he's won 54% of ballots well ahead of his rival who's on 28%. But there are persistent claims the election has been riddled with fraud. One thing that we saw in one ballot box was 1,700 ballot stubs in one ballot box when there was only supposed to be 600 in there. The UN-backed Commission has ordered suspicious ballot boxes to be recounted. A Malaysian takeaway shop called McCurry has won a David and Goliath battle against McDonald's.

The fast-food giant took the restaurant to court, claiming ownership of the 'Mc' prefix. But McCurry successfully argued it was just an abbreviation for Malaysian chicken curry. McDonald's has been ordered to pay $300,000 in settlement costs. Kylie Minogue has revealed her hidden talents in the bedroom, creating her own range of sheets and doona covers.

The pop princess hopes her 'Kylie At Home' designs will add a touch of glamour to people's homes. Inspired by luxury, but luxury you can actually afford and take home and ah, luxuriating, yeah. Kylie's about to embark on her first American tour. In finance news:

Time for sport. Here's Beretts. A barnstorming finish to the NRL home-and-away season has seen Parramatta's Jarryd Hayne romp away with the Dally M Player of the Year Medal. The NRL's biggest star pipped Johnathan Thurston and Jamie Soward for the top award.

The Dally M Medal winner for 2009... is Jarryd Hayne. Hayne took an unbeatable lead after Round 25. It was a great night for the Bulldogs, winning eight awards.

While Dragons playmaker Jamie Soward won the people's choice for the Provan-Summons Medal. Carlton will decide today whether to appeal a 3-game suspension handed down to skipper Chris Judd. The Blues skipper will miss the start of the 2010 season after this incident during Saturday night's elimination final at the Gabba. Aussie duo Carsten Ball and Chris Guccione are out of the US Open doubles. They were eliminated this morning by American brothers Bob and Mike Bryan in their quarterfinal, 6-4, 7-6.

The Diamonds take on New Zealand and they are on at Hisense Arena. And is the South African still playing? Yes. We have to shut her down.

Jessica Watson, let's check in. Yes. We have to shut her down. Jessica Watson, let's check In. These pictures just off the coast. She was to become the youngest

person to sail around the world and

she hit a butt being carrier. She is

OK. She is coming in un'sed. She had

the mast broken on her yacht and coming in for repairs. " coming in for repairs. "We sailed from Papua New Guinea to Nullarbor and back. It only takes 15 minutes

for a container vessel which looks

like a dot on the horizon to look like a giant beside you. like a giant beside you."

like a giant beside you." She is OK. We will let you know how she is doing. Things are heating up at the

pie competition. Fif is there with a

taste by taste judging. I got the

judges here to tell us how the pies

are judged. They come from all over.

As far as Denmark. Couriered in refrigerated bags. We will find out how

13 degrees at Darling Harbour. Who

better to ask than a man who has been judging pies for many years.

Has - it has to look good. Very attractive looking pie. Here we

don't just mark out of 10. We cut it

in half and take a look inside. Make

sure it is technically accurate, the

thickness of the pastry. Would have

this benefited if it had sesame

seeds or poppy seeds. If it was in

the gourmet. A lot of pies come in

in the gourmet section. There are pies here withmousese, seafood. I

did want to ask you, what is the

perfect way of putting sauce on your

pie. I did this earlier. We don't put sauce on as judges. Some use the

squeezy packs and inside is just

fine. You can smear with your finger. Can you ask if they heat up the pie and do they spit or swallow.

Do you heat the pies and do you spit or swallow? We spit them out unless

they are very good. There is one you

cut in half and all the stuff inside

is intact. When you bite into it and

it - It oozes out. These are all

cold at the moment. I would still

eat them though. Thank you, Fif. Thank you, Frenchy. 26 years of

unbridled service to the pie

industry. That is our sort of man.

That is service. On the way - the cruelty affecting pedigree dog breeds. But next... # You're gonna lose that girl # You're gonna lose that girl...

# You're gonna lose that girl...# ..it's the Beatles like you've never heard them before.

# Penny Lane is in my ear and in my eye... # Penny Lane is in my ear and in my eye...# Across the world, it seems people just can't let it be. For more than four decades, the Beatles have been taking fans on a magical mystery tour. With a little help from their friends, the Beatles are releasing remastered versions of all their albums. And to explain all the details, we're joined by our music guru, Molly Meldrum. Molly, explain why we still love the Beatles after all these years. I think the Beatles are THE most influential bands. Only ask Green Day, Coldplay. This remastering has

14 albums and 16 disks. It brings

out all the sounds because it was originally inmono. As Andrew would say, "

say, "Deal or no deal thsh is a

great deal.

great deal." Who gets the royalties

from all this. Who owned the Beatles

music? Michael Jackson owned a lot? Part of the publishing through James's publishing, he sold most of

it - all of it to Michael Jackson. Paul McCartney and Yoko were not

happy. He kept one sock of the publishing of one for

publishing of one for his daughter

which was Penny Lane. All the

royalties go to the Jackson estate? No, the recording royalties that go

to the Beatles. Publishing is a different deal. Ringo, Paul, George

Harrison's wife and son and Yoko

still get royalties but the rest

goes to the publishing company and

Michael Jackson had an interest in

it. It is terribly complicated. You

lost me - that's OK. Tell us some of

your memories. You have had your

fair share of encounters with them.

This one I had signed and John did a

drawing and Paul and Ringo signed it

later. I was working at Apple and

they they wanted to do an interview. I had a crappy recorder. Nervous as

hell. Packed it up and went back and they said why

they said why didn't you tell us

that the Beatles broke up. I said

how did you know that? It is on your recorder in the interview. You worked for Apple where all this

remastering was done. What is your favourite album? Sergeant Pepper's, ReVolume ver, Abbey Road - all of them - I love Sergeant Pepper's it was when George Martin got them

doing some amazing sounds. That remastered is absolutely stunning. I

remember when it came out, all my cousins were on cousin Neil's bed

and that was the Paul is dead and he was surrounded by dead people and

left-handed guitar. It was quite weird. With I am the Walrus. He

wrote that as a nonsense song

because he heard at his old school

that the English teacher was getting

the students to analyse the Beatles

song so they said take this one. I love those quirky stories. An

amazing collection. Can I just say

one thing. With all that is going

on, the Beatles will cover the world charts again but congratulations to Jimmy charts again but congratulations to Jimmy Barnes and Guy Sebastian, Like

it Like that. And Jimmy holds the record over John. Finally, ABBA and Kylie Minogue and Jason

Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan, and

I am going to miss the Storm and I

am going to miss the preliminary final, go sants. The horrifying

thing is I have been in a time capsule. Beatles, Michael Jackson

and Kylie, I have to lie down As

long as you don't say " long as you don't say "They don't

make music like they used to.

make music like they used to." A B

BA is to me as the Beatles to you. And we'll look more at the history of the Fab Four next hour with Australia's biggest Beatles fan. Also coming up - tips on talking to kids about divorce. But after the break, the pedigree scandal that's leaving popular dog breeds with serious health problems. The RSPCA will explain next on Sunrise.

When it comes to dogs, many owners think pedigree pups are the best choice. But now new evidence from the RSPCA shows that may not always be the case. Some pedigree breeds

are creating serious health and welfare issues in dogs To tell us more, we're joined by Steve Coleman from the RSPCA. This is ruby. Firstly, what is a pedigree dog? And why are they considered better than so-called designer dogs? Pedigrees are purely purebreds. Some of the cross breeds like the

cadoodles and there are so many

oodles out there. But today we are talking about pedigree. talking about pedigree.S

You think pedigree is perfect. That is is Sometimes a misnommer. Giving You think pedigree is perfect. That birth like bulldogs, Staffordshire

terriers, some of the retrievers,

Shar Peis, boxers and skin problems

with some of the boxer breeds.

Shar Peis, boxers and skin problems with some of the boxer breeds. with some of the boxer breeds. There Shar Peis, boxers and skin problems

is a whole host of issues that they

need to be aware of Is it because

they are in breeding. There is in

breeding but the RS. CA is concerned

that we have gone too far in the build. Picking the best of. Yes, some of the issues on pressures of breeders to focus on appearance. They need to be relaxed. Thank you

for that. It is a really good warning for people out there. You think pedigree and the

think pedigree and the dog will be

perfect. What do you do if you want

to buy a dog? Do you avoid the

pedigrees and buy the crosses? Go to

the website and look at the smart puppy buyers guide. It provides all

the answers to all the tough

questions. Thank you, Ruby. After the break - this morning's news and today's weather. Also, we'll meet one of the Beatles' biggest fans and see his memorabilia collection. And we're live to the Gold Coast for the latest on Jessica Watson as the 16-year-old crashes into a shop

on day one of her attempt to sail around the world solo. This is Sunrise on Seven.

Good morning. 16-year-old schoolgirl Jessica Watson has vowed to go ahead with her attempt to sail around the world despite a major setback this morning. Her yacht was hit by a bulk carrier around 15 nautical miles east of North Stradbroke Island. Reporter Peter Doherty is following Jessica in a Seven News helicopter off the Gold Coast. Peter, how badly damaged is her yacht?

Good morning, Nat. In the last half

an hour we have been able to get

down close to the vessel. We can see

the mast but we can see on the

right-hand side of the vessel a

large scrape mark along the centre

of the boat, where she came in

contact with that large carrier. She

has given us the two thumbs up in

the last half hour and she is steaming over the Gold Coast and we estimate she will hit the sea way at around 11: around 11:30. The Gold Coast Water

Police have headed out and they will

meet her in 40 minutes time and give

her a safe escort into. her a safe escort into.Gold Coast.

It doesn't look like she is hurt at all. She has

all. She has been giving us plenty

of waves and she is just on the edge of mobile phone coverage. From what

we can see, her spirits are high.

She is hoping to make repairs and

get back in the water and head back

to Sydney and to start her around the world voyage.

the world voyage. She will continue? We are hearing that through her

media people via you. She would be happy she survived. This is an

incredible encounter with a bulk carrier at 2:

carrier at 2:30. She will be happy

that she is alive and that the damage is not too severe and

hopefully she can get back on track. Thanks for the update this morning. Raids on houses in Sydney's west sparked a tense stand-off overnight as officers were pelted with bottles. An angry mob turned on police after they raided four homes in Auburn seizing cash, drugs, stun-guns and a pistol. Back-up was called and police managed to disperse the crowd by around 10pm three hours after the trouble began. A man, a teenage boy and a woman were arrested while one officer was treated in hospital for a minor facial wound. Radio host Kyle Sandilands has been forced to apologise for another on-air gaffe. The 2-Day FM host caused outrage yesterday by suggesting Magda Szubanksi could lose more weight in a concentration camp. The actor's Polish father escaped from the Nazis during World War II. I couldn't care less what Kyle says about me. It's his opinion, he's entitled to it. The second part about concentration camps was clearly in poor taste.

Last night Sandilands issued a statement saying sorry and that he didn't mean to upset anyone. Australian researchers have discovered a diet high in fat increases your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. Researchers from Curtin University not only confirmed the link but also found saturated fats can actually bring on the debilitating disease. They found some fats can damage a membrane in the brain

known as the blood-brain barrier. It's the first dietary-driven approach to combating Alzheimer's disease. A British associate of murdered Sydney businessman Michael McGurk is reportedly under police guard in England. News Limited says the UK property developer was due to fly to Australia just before Mr McGurk was shot outside his house last week. It's understood he approached police for protection after learning of the killing. Corruption investigators are also investigating links Mr McGurk might have had to senior Labor figures. At least nine people have been killed as torrential rain triggered floods in north-western Turkey. Rescue crews are searching for three others who were swept away in the rising water. Hundreds of homes and cars have been inundated.

Rescue crews in boats and helicopters have been evacuating people stranded by the floodwaters. More rain is expected later today. Police in Northern Ireland have defused a massive 270kg bomb near the border with the Irish Republic in South Armagh. The homemade device is believed to have been left by republican dissidents targeting police. Had this device exploded, it would've demolished local housing with fatal consequences. The bomb was twice as large as that detonated by the Real IRA 11 years ago in the nearby town of Omagh, killing 29 people and injuring hundreds. Retailers have been warned to expect a tough 18 months ahead as the Government's stimulus money begins to fade. The Bureau of Statistics will put out its retail trade report for July

later this morning. Access Economics says while retail sales have performed remarkably well during the wors