Good morning Bendigo! 20.01.14

Good morning Bendigo! 

TODAY'S WEATHER

Max 29. Sunny. For more detailed weather news click here. 

TRAINS

V/Line trains are running again on the Bendigo-Melbourne line. Hooray! 

To view the summer timetable click here.

NEWS OVERNIGHT

Nauru sacks and expels Australian magistrate Peter Law and chief justice Geoffrey Eames

Nauru's justice system has been thrown into chaos after its chief justice and only magistrate - both Australian citizens - were sacked and barred from the country.

On Sunday morning, Nauru's president Baron Waqa fired resident magistrate and supreme court registrar Peter Law.

"I was found by the police... [they] came to my place and arrested me because they demanded I be on the first plane out of Nauru," he told ABC's AM program.

- ABC

Nearly 100 fires burn in NSW as firefighters get upper hand in Victoria and South Australia

Conditions have eased for firefighters in New South Wales where nearly 100 bushfires continue to burn across the state.

Crews in Victoria and South Australia have also been able to take advantage of milder conditions and gain the upper hand.

- ABC

THE HIT LIST

Stabbing: Police charge man

VIDEO: Photographer captures dramatic escape from falling branch

Fabulous Friday Photographic Flashbacks @ 4pm

GALLERY: Good Start Early Learning fundraiser for Kristy Thomson

Bendigo hotel moving up

THE DAILY QUIZ

On which instrument might a roll be played?

Which Emma starred in, and wrote the screenplay for “Nanny McPhee”?

The zodiac for Aquarius covers which two months?

Which sport is also a type of shirt collar?

What is usually served from a tureen?

DID YOU KNOW?

55% of all movies are rated R. 

BIRTHDAYS

If today is your big day, happy birthday!

You share a birthday with Wolfe Tone, Irish nationalist (1763-1798); Paul Cambon, French statesman (1834-1924); George Burns, US comedian (1896-1996); Federico Fellini, Italian film director (1920-1993); Patricia Neal, US actress (1926-2010); Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, former US astronaut (1930-); Dorothy Provine, US actress (1937-2010); David Lynch, US film director (1946-); Lorenzo Lamas, US actor (1958-); Sophie, Countess of Wessex, the wife of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex (1965-); Stacey Dash, US actress (1967-); Skeet Ulrich, US actor (1969-); Brendan Fevola, AFL player (1981-).

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

1265 - England's Parliament meets for first time.

1320 - Wladislaw I, also known as Wladislaw the Short, is crowned king of Poland.

1327 - King Edward II of England is forced to abdicate by powerful barons in favour of his son Edward III.

1819 - Hobart's Supreme Court sits for the first time.

1944 - Seventeen die when a bus is struck by a train at a level crossing near Brooklyn, NSW.

1944 - British air force drops some 2,300 tonnes of bombs during an air raid on Berlin.

1945 - US President Franklin D Roosevelt is sworn into office for a fourth term.

1989 - George Bush is sworn in as the 41st president of the United States.

1990 - Soviet troops storm Azerbaijani capital of Baku, leaving dozens dead and wounded.

1991 - Hundreds of thousands of Soviet citizens protest in Moscow against a bloody crackdown on Lithuania and demand resignation of President Gorbachev.

1993 - Death of Oscar-winning actress Audrey Hepburn in Switzerland.

2010 - An international team of scientists say they think they have found the body of Princess Eadgyth (pronounced Edith) - a 10th-century English noblewoman known for her charity and charm and who has been compared with Princess Diana.

2011 - The UN weather agency says the warmest year on record is a three-way tie: 2010, 2005 and 1998, providing further evidence that the planet is slowly but surely heating up; three suicide car bombers attack Shiite pilgrims south of Baghdad, killing at least 51 and wounding more than 180 in a third straight day of attacks across Iraq that shatter a two-month lull and present a major challenge to the new government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

2012 - France's threat to withdraw early from Afghanistan after an Afghan soldier killed four French troops and wounded 15 is a setback for the US-led coalition's efforts to build a national army and allow foreign troops to go home.

2013 - After three days adrift on a life raft in the remote Southern Ocean, southwest of Tasmania, around-the-world yachtsman Alain Delord was rescued by a cruise ship returning from Antarctica. 

JOKE OF THE DAY

Imagine a world without cameras, I just can't picture it.

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. Drum

2. Emma Thompson

3. Jan/Feb

4. Polo

5. Soup/vegetables

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