Good morning Bendigo - 9.12.13

Good morning central Victorians. 

Weather

Cloudy. Rain at times and a chance of a thunderstorm. 

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Trains

Trains are running smoothly this morning. 

News overnight

Groundbreaking research

Melbourne researchers have developed a blood test that could prevent stillbirth. 

In the world first, Mercy Health researchers have found a way to accurately measure a baby's oxygen levels inside the womb. 

This has long troubled clinicians who say it can be difficult to diagnose and measure the extent of oxygen and nutrition deprivation in foetuses. 

Aussies on the brink of winning second Ashes test

The Australian cricket team will need to take just four wickets on the fifth and final day of the second Ashes test.

English players Broad and Prior will begin at the crease this morning. 

Mitchell Johnson is the leading wicket taker for the match with eight wickets. 

Hit list

Gallery: Christmas lights up in Bendigo

Gallery: Inglewood takes it to the streets

Gallery: Out and about at the Rifle 

Left in fear 

Bon Jovi wows Melbourne - Concert review 

Birthdays

If it is your birthday I hope you have a great day. 

You share a birthday with Tre Cool from Green Day, Felicity Huffman, Donny Osmond and Dame Judi Dench. 

Today is famous for. . .

1967 - The Cunard liner Queen Mary docks at Long Beach, California, after its final voyage.

1992 - Prince Charles and Princess Diana of Britain announce they are separating but have no plans to divorce.

2007 - The world's top two polluters, the United States and China, say they are not ready to commit to mandatory caps on global-warming gases at the UN climate conference on Bali.

Joke of the day

What do you call an alligator that reads maps?

A navigator.

If you have a better joke, please send it to kristen.alebakis@fairfaxmedia.com.au

Have a nice day, 

Kristen

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