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This program is captioned live. This morning - a man killed driving on the wrong
side of a major Melbourne freeway. Police reveal explosives were used in the fatal Mount Isa
caravan blast. And Australia's Ashes disaster - humiliation after the
shortest innings in test history.

VOICEOVER: This is Seven News,
morning edition, with Ann Sanders.

Good morning. A man is dead after driving on the wrong side
of a major Melbourne freeway and crashing head on
with another car. Police had been trying to clear
the Princes Freeway and intercept the man, but couldn't reach him in time. Michael Scanlan has the details.

This was an extremely bizarre
set of circumstances. Police received a large number of
calls to 000 just after midnight relating to a car driving on the
wrong side of the Princes Freeway near Laverton
in Melbourne's south-west. Crews were immediately dispatched
to the area to shut down the freeway and cut off the driver before he
injured himself and other motorists. But, unfortunately,
they didn't make it in time. Before police could intercept the
vehicle or do anything to stop it, the vehicle was involved
in a fatal collision. The person in the other vehicle
that has been hit in a serious condition in hospital. After the initial fatal collision, a taxi has then smashed
into the wreckage, although the driver, thankfully,
only suffered minor injuries. Police now face the difficult task
of trying to establish why this man was driving
in such a dangerous manner on the wrong side of the road. The one thing I suppose we would say
to everybody is unfortunately it's not always their
own driving that puts themselves at risk, It does bring back to us just to be
mindful of every other road Early-morning commuters had an
extremely slow brunt out of the CBD, but lately the freeway did reopen
just after the 7:00 this morning.

Queensland police are treating last week's deadly caravan explosion
in Mount Isa as a double murder-suicide. 38-year-old Charlie Hinder
and his two children, 4-year-old River
and 7-year-old Nyobi, died in the blast. Charlie had recently separated
from the children's mother. It was originally believed
gas bottles triggered the explosion but investigators now say explosives
were used as an ignition point. The blast forced
the evacuation of dozens of homes and debris was found
more than 50m away.

Gerard Baden-Clay is back
in a Brisbane court this morning to appeal his conviction
for murdering his wife Allison. The former real estate agent
was sentenced to life in prison for the 2012 murder. Michelle Rattray
is at the Court of Appeal. Good morning, Michelle. Baden-Clay's lawyers are arguing his
murder conviction was unreasonable?

Yes, good morning. The lawyers are arguing the conviction was unreasonable because the couple's daughters were home and didn't hear anything. There was no blood found at the house. And there was also no evidence of a cleanup. They are also arguing a miscarriage of justice occurred at the trial because of the judge's directions to the jury. That relates to a couple of points of evidence, including the scratches on Gerard Baden-Clay's face. His lawyers are arguing experts couldn't decide whether the scratches came from fingernails or a razor, so how could the jury make a conclusion? The court room is packed today that there is one notable absence. Gerard Baden-Clay is not at the hearing. Allison's family and friends are, and they are wearing yellow today in honour of the mother. We are not expecting a decision today. The appeal should wrap up this afternoon but then the judges will take some time, possibly a couple of months, to write out their judgements. They have three options. They could acquit Gerard Baden-Clay of murder, they could order a retrial, or they can refuse the appeal. Thank you.

Malaysian and French authorites
appear to be clashing over the investigation into MH370. Malaysia's transport minister
has reported new debris washing up
on Reunion Island but the French say
they're not aware of the find. Ben Lewis is in Toulouse
with the details.

More fresh claims of new debris,
possibly from MH370, have been dismissed
almost as quickly as they were made. Two countries who were supposed
to be leading the efforts to find the missing aircraft are struggling to work together. Malaysia's transport Minister
announced that investigators have discovered
a number of new pieces of debris washed up on Reunion Island.

But French prosecutors say no-one has presented any such items
to any of its experts. The confusion
frustrating the families of the missing passengers and crew
who just want answers. The Malaysia minister also explained how his country's experts
couldn't declare the flaperon was conclusively
from MH370.

Despite a second day of testing, French authorities have only said
that there is a strong indication the part is from
the missing aircraft. I think they're being cautious because they want to carry out
every test that is available to ensure 100%
that it's part of MH370. And the French government
has announced that, from tomorrow, it will be conducting
increased military patrols of the shores around Reunion Island using helicopters, planes and boats in the hope of spotting
more wreckage from MH370.

A young girl is in
a serious condition in hospital after an accident on play equipment
in Sydney's west. It's believed the 6-year-old was
found hanging by a scarf from a flying fox. It happened at the
Kidz Klub Playland and Cafe at Jamisontown near Penrith. She was stabilised by paramedics before being treated by the CareFlight
Rapid Response Trauma Team. Police are investigating.

The spending habits
of Labor frontbencher Tony Burke are again in the spotlight
this morning following reports
he charged taxpayers almost $50,000 for a first-class trip to Europe. Live to Amelia Brace
at Parliament House. Amelia, does Mr Burke
have more questions to answer? In this case,
he technically doesn't, Ann. It was the Abbott Government which banned first-class flights
for ministers, which means Mr Burke, who was agriculture minister
in 2009, was entitled to fly first class. Attention has been drawn
to the extravagance of the trip and the fact the minister was joined
in Italy and Spain by a senior staffer,
who's now his partner. Questions are also being asked about Mr Burke's short stint
as arts minister, with reports his department
spent 50 grand on parties over just six weeks. It's not a good look
for the Labor frontbencher who yesterday acknowledged that flying his kids business class
was beyond community expectations. Liberal Minister Christopher Pyne
has come to his defence, saying he too flies his family
business class and thinks that's fair enough.

They are the rules, they fly business class
to come to Canberra to be part of their dad's job. The ongoing expenses saga remains at the forefront
of the Prime Minister's mind with reports Tony Abbott's
considering establishing a razor gang focused on reining in
politician's perks. The 5-person panel would include former MPs
from both sides of politics. Ann. Thanks, Amelia.
Amelia Brace in Canberra.

One of Australia's most
humiliating days of test cricket Michael Clarke's team was bowled out
for just 60 on day one of the fourth test
at Trent Bridge, setting a host of unwanted records
on the way.

Michael Clarke described this test
as Australia's Grand Final. I sense a similar feeling to what
we had at the start of Lord's so let's hope we can come out
and execute like that. Jimmy Anderson's absence was supposed to give our batsmen
a chance at Trent Bridge. Nobody told that to Stuart Broad
who struck twice in the first over. COMMENTATOR: Whoa!
Second one's gone. It was the start of an
utterly insipid batting display.

Ben Stokes took a screamer
to remove Adam Voges for one.

Ohhh, it's grabbed! That's the best catch of the summer! Diving quickly behind him. When Clarke slashed
at a wide one from Broad, the visitors were 6/29. He's got 5-for in no time at all. As Broad's rampage continued, the Aussies staggered towards
a host of unwanted records. Extras top-scored with 14,
one more than Mitchell Johnson. They lasted just 18.3 overs, the shortest first innings
in test history. All out before lunch for 60, our second-lowest total
in the last 79 years. That's as tough a day as -
as you have as a player and certainly, as a captain. Um...nothing went right at all. We've had a fantastic day,
probably one of the best days England have had in the Ashes ever. Joe Root completed a day
of total and utter humiliation with an unbeaten century. Next in Seven News - sad news about Minder actor
George Cole. Brisbane's Ekka opens its gates. Also, 100 years on - commemorations for the brutal
Battle of Lone Pine.

Hundreds of people have attended
a service on the Gallipoli Peninsula to mark 100 years
since the Battle of Lone Pine. 800 Australians died
in the World War I assault, which would become one of our
military's most brutal battles.

Our oldest surviving
Victoria Cross holder at the top of the cliffs where the first Anzacs
forged the legend from the bottom. There'd be no hope of 'em
getting up here alive.

At 82, Keith Payne
is on his first Gallipoli trip. You're dead before you get anywhere. He'd never stood on Walker's Ridge
until this. Look at it. Look at it.

That's a soldier's nightmare. Truly!

He and other VCs joined the Governor-General
on a battlefield tour 100 years on from the day the Anzacs
attacked the Turks at Lone Pine. It was horrendous. It was just unbelievably terrible. Anne Cullen's great uncle,
Leslie Moreshead, was a battalion commander that day. And he was only 25. He would become
a highly successful general, but the Allies' August offensive, four days of slaughter at Lone Pine,
hand-to-hand combat, the unburied dead,
would all live with him. They couldn't get them
out of the trenches. The savagery and intimacy
of this 4-day battle sets it apart
in our military history. Though Sir Peter Cosgrove's
first tribute was for the most revered
of the Turkish fighters, the 57th regiment. It fought itself to extinction. It ceased to exist,
such were its bravery, its courage. The 57th was defending Gallipoli on the morning Julie Geddes'
great uncle, 20-year-old Garnet Jones,
came ashore. He was dead by the afternoon. A matter of hours, it seems absurd. There is no known burial place
for Garnet Jones, but a name in stone at Lone Pine. And it's important for me to be here
to represent my Australian family. By the August offensive of 1915, early war early excitement
in Australia had given way to exhaustion. There are signs, 100 years on,
of commemoration fatigue. The organisers had catered for
5,000 people. Little more than one quarter
of the seats were taken. Though for many hundreds
who did come, Lone Pine was surprising. To achieve
what those young blokes achieved, without the vast amount of training
that we have in the military today, they have my greatest admiration. Today, the heroes of these
murderous ridges won a new admirer. Lest we forget.

A massive fireball has erupted
at the site of a gas explosion in the US state of Colorado. It happened
at a remote section of pipeline outside the town of Greeley. It sent large flames and thick
plumes of black smoke into the air.

George Cole, the actor best known for his role as
the dodgy Arthur Daley in Minder, has died in hospital aged 90. His career spanned seven decades. He began acting at 14, then, after serving in the RAF,
he played a spiv in St Trinian's, before landing the part
of wheeler dealer Daley with sidekick Dennis Waterman.

Look, I got a consignment of DJs
here just in from Czechoslovakia. Get your jacket off. I'll rent you this one cheap. You'll rent it to me? Well, with an option to buy,
of course. Waterman said
he's lost a very special friend who had a wonderful sense of humour.

The gates have opened for
Brisbane's annual show the Ekka. The popular event
is in its 138th year at the local show grounds. More than 400,000 people
are expected over the 10-day extravaganza. There are plenty of rides,
10,000 animals on display, competitions
and award-winning food and wine

Everybody I know thinks
they're the best at the show and that's... ..that's good enough for me. And, of course, there're
the famous strawberry sundaes and more than 300 show bags.

Time to check the financial markets.

Next in Seven News - one of Richmond's biggest stars
under an injury cloud. And a controversial swimmer
edges out Cameron McEvoy for gold at the World Championships.

People question your decisions
when you're young - getting that tattoo, NOT doing your homework...

..going out with THAT guy. But some of those decisions turn out
to be the best you ever made, like starting your super with REST. And with low fees and
competitive long-term performance, about one in six working Australians
are with us today.

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SONG: # Snuck up on me and # We took off our wings and # Made something
that was built for two

# I know that we meant it # We sure didn't mind it... # VOICEOVER: We understand

Australian captain Michael Clarke is
urging his players to keep fighting after they were humiliated
on day one of the fourth Ashes test. England leads by 214 runs after
routing the tourists for just 60. Stuart Broad tore through
the brittle Aussie batting order at Trent Bridge, taking 8/15. Ben Stokes took one of the great
Ashes catches to remove Adam Voges. Clarke defended the rash shot
that led to his dismissal. I watched guys around me get out,
trying to defend and I thought,
like I've always said, the better the bowling,
the more aggressive you've got to be and you live by the sword,
you die by the sword. Joe Root more than doubled
Australia's total on his own, hitting an unbeaten 124.

Australia's Cameron McEvoy
has narrowly missed out on gold in the 100m freestyle at the World Swimming Championships
in Russia. He was edged out by a convicted
drug cheat, China's Ning Zetao. Reporter Nathan Templeton
is in Kazan.

Well, there's great anticipation
here in Kazan about the return of Grant Hackett. The 3-time Olympic gold medallist
makes his long-awaited comeback when he swims in the heats
of the men's 4x200m freestyle relay this afternoon. Later tonight, the Aussies have a couple of
outstanding gold medal prospects. Cate Campbell, the defending champion
in the women's 100m freestyle, qualified second-fastest. She's right on target
to defend her title. Just behind her, younger sister Bronte
qualified third-fastest. We've got the red-hot favourite
in the men's 200m backstroke, Mitch Larkin, who earlier in the week
won the 100m backstroke. It'd be fantastic. I mean,
I came here wanting to medal, I've done that already, and anything's possible
tomorrow night. And last night, there was an
agonising near miss for Cam McEvoy. He went into the men's 100m
freestyle final as the favourite, he led in the closing stages, but he was just pipped
by 11 one-hundreds of a second and had to settle for silver. It's a little disappointing knowing
that I was so close to first, but it's more inspiring
and it motivates me a lot more, especially with the Olympics
next year. So Hackett will be the headline act
when the heats resume 4:30 this afternoon Eastern time. It's all live and free on 7TWO.

Richmond vice-captain Brett Deledio
remains in doubt for tonight's AFL clash
against the Crows at Adelaide Oval. Deledio didn't fly to Adelaide
with the rest of the team yesterday. The club says
he has been ill all week. Steven Morris will come into
the side if Deledio is ruled out. The Tigers have lost six
of their last eight games without the midfielder. Tonight's match is live and free
on Seven and 7mate.

The NRL is set to close a loophole
in its shoulder charge rules. Roosters prop Kane Evans
avoided suspension for his shot on Sam Kasiano, because there was no high contact
or whiplash effect. But now, any player who performs
a shoulder charge will face a ban. We put our players'
health and safety at the forefront of every decision
we make and that's why the shoulder charge
has been taken out of the game and won't be coming back. Round 22 begins tonight with
the Broncos hosting the Bulldogs and Manly at home to Souths.

Next in Seven's Morning news - the national weather forecast
with Jane Bunn.

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Let's get a check of the
weather forecast now with Jane Bunn. How's it looking, Jane?

Good morning, Ann. There's a very large high
moving into the east but the south-east is stuck
in a cool south-westerly airflow. Cloud and rain are spreading across
the south-west with a trough. Adelaide, grey skies remain,
but it's dry. Heading for 14 today. Sydney, blue skies remain and it's not feeling as cool
in lighter winds. Melbourne, grey and a bit gloomy,
chance of some drizzle. Perth, currently in the gap
between two bands of rain.

Biggest fall so far -

Denham in Gascoyne, 35mm, but rain's likely
through the afternoon as this trough moves through. Then a front brings
more wet weather tomorrow and it's cold, snow's forecast
on the Stirling Ranges. Elsewhere today -

The high moves right over the
south-east of the country tomorrow while that front surges through
the south-west.

Having a look around the nation tomorrow:

No wet weather for the No wet weather for the next week. It is sunshine all the way and warming up.

That the latest. There will be more this afternoon. Thank you, have a lovely day.

I'm Ann Sanders. Thanks for your company. Goodbye. Supertext captions by Ericsson.

And now, as the inevitability
has become a reality, it's time to raise our glass.

To moving on...

..and starting over. GIRL: I'm staying here!
No, you're not. None of this would have happened
if Mum was around.

# I'm standing still without you # In the emptiest of fields # You say that you just need
a little time # This is where it starts tonight We're going, Shay. # If you open up your heart tonight

# You're staring out the window
when I'm out here in the street Hey, hey, hey! Isn't she a peach? I think it's a chance to really
stamp your personality on the place. Well, why do you have a picture
of the view if there isn't one? So you'll find, George,
at the bottom of the page, it says the photo is indicative. # Standing like a scarecrow
and I'm begging you to speak # You used to be my solid ground,
now I'm drowning in the sea You OK, mate? I'm new here. WOMAN: Please welcome
Mr George Turner.

Is everyone alright? I love Weld. I want to live here
for the rest of my life but I cannot do that
without a toilet!

It's being processed. # Staring out the window
when I'm out here in the street You are fair game. This is a small town, George. They go mad.

Now please get out before
I have to find out if this works. Oh! Anyway, I'm Jeff. Everyone
calls me Woody. No idea why.

Because you're a builder? Possibly. VOICEOVER: One of Australia's
biggest stars is back. Erik Thompson in
the major Aussie drama 800 Words.