Good morning Bendigo! 03.01.14

Good morning Bendigo!

TODAY'S WEATHER

Max 26. Mostly cloudy.

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TRAINS

No reported delays. 

NEWS OVERNIGHT

Murder charge: Wellsford man to face court

A Wellsford man will face Bendigo Magistrate's Court on Friday morning charged with murder.

Homicide Squad detectives charged the 46-year-old man after the discovery of human remains in a burnt out vehicle belonging to missing Kerang man William Stevenson in Wellsford on Wednesday afternoon.

The Wellsford man has been charged with one count of murder.

Indian teenager dies after being gang-raped and set ablaze, say police

Indian police say a teenager was gang-raped in two separate attacks and then died after being set on fire, sparking protests in the eastern city of Kolkata and the capital.

The 16-year-old was first assaulted on October 26 and again the next day by a group of more than six men.

The second rape occurred near her family's home in the town of Madhyagram, 25 kilometres north of Kolkata, after reporting the first attack at a police station.

- ABC

THE HIT LIST

GALLERY: Bendigo celebrates New Year's Eve

GALLERY/VIDEO: Maryborough Highland Gathering

Bendigo rallies to help Kristy

Murder charge: Wellsford man to face court

Man feared drowned at Waranga Basin

THE DAILY QUIZ

1. Chester Carlson invented a machine that produces what?

2. Jobs and Wozniak pioneered development in which field?

3. In which country would you watch Karpaty playing Krivbas at soccer?

4. One language is spoken in more countries of the world than any other - which is it?

5. General Choi Hong Hi developed which martial art?

BIRTHDAYS

If today is your big day, happy birthday!

You share a birthday with Clement Attlee, British statesman (1883-1967); JRR Tolkien, British fantasy writer (1892-1973); Dabney Coleman, US actor (1932-); Stephen Stills, US pop singer (1945-); Blanche d'Apulget, Australian author (1944-); John Paul Jones, English bassist for rock group Led Zeppelin (1946-); Victoria Principal, US actress (1950-); Mel Gibson, Australian-American actor (1956-); Michael Schumacher, German racing driver (1969-); Kimberly Locke, US singer (1978-).

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

1322 - Philip V of France dies and is succeeded by his brother, Charles IV.

1521 - Martin Luther is excommunicated by the Roman Catholic Church.

1648 - English military leader Oliver Cromwell condemns King Charles I before the Parliament. The Royalists soon take up arms again and the Second Civil War begins.

1795 - Secret treaty between Russia and Austria for third partition of Poland.

1813 - Death of Bennelong, Sydney Aborigine who became an associate of Captain Arthur Phillip.

1941 - Italian forces surrender at Bardia, Libya, in World War II.

1945 - Following the civil war in Greece, a new government is formed under General Plastiras.

1946 - William Joyce, the Lord Haw Haw who broadcast Nazi propaganda to Britain during World War II, is hanged for treason in London.

1956 - Soviet Union extends technical assistance to China.

2012 - The Taliban announce that they will open an office in the Persian Gulf nation of Qatar to hold talks with the United States, an unprecedented step toward a peace process that might lead to a winding down of the 10-year war in Afghanistan.

2013 - An American drone strike in Pakistan kills a top Taliban commander who sent money and fighters to battle the US in Afghanistan but had a truce with the Pakistani military.

DID YOU KNOW?


It was once illegal to slam your car door in Switzerland. 

JOKE OF THE DAY

A man walks into a library and asks for a book on poor customer service.

"Find it yourself" says the librarian.

Got a better joke? Any tips on what we should be heading out to today? Email merran.reed@fairfaxmedia.com.au 

Have a great day, 

Merran 

Daily quiz answers:

1. Photocopies

2. Computers

3. Ukraine

4. English

5. Taekwondo  

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