Good morning Bendigo! 24.01.14

Good morning Bendigo! How you going? Have you got much planned for the weekend? 

Be careful out there on the roads today, it is going to be a wet one. Severe weather is predicted for much of the state. 

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TODAY'S WEATHER

Max 26. Rain clearing.

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TRAINS

No reported delays. 

NEWS OVERNIGHT

Indian village council orders gang-rape of woman as punishment for affair

A woman has been gang-raped by a dozen men on the orders of a village council in eastern India as punishment for apparently having an affair.

The council in West Bengal state ordered the penalty to be carried out after the 20-year-old woman was discovered with a man from another community, a senior police officer said.

- ABC

Cameras on Princes Freeway bridge nab more than 100 motorists a day

Speed cameras on one bridge on the Princes Freeway to Geelong are Victoria's busiest cameras, issuing more than 100 fines a day on average for exceeding the limit or driving an unregistered vehicle.

Inbound and outbound cameras on the Forsyth Road Bridge at Hoppers Crossing snared more than 9700 motorists in three months; the Western Ring Road in Sunshine West was the next highest site with 4655 offences.

The busy freeway between Geelong and Melbourne is Victoria's key road for camera fines, with five of the top 10 fine hot spots.

- The Age

THE HIT LIST

High Street crash knocks over power pole

Jessica Mauboy puts on a show

Concept plans for Rosalind Park released

GALLERY: Bendigo Country Week, day three

GALLERY: BDCA Twenty20 grand final

THE DAILY QUIZ

1. When did Karine Ruby’s sport become an Olympic event?

2. Who were the first fully professional team of baseball players?

3. Which actress named her son after baseball pitcher Satchel Paige?

4. Who won the longest match in a Grand Slam in the 1990’s?

5. Alan Shearer scored his only England hat trick against which team?

DID YOU KNOW?

Recycling one glass jar saves enough energy to watch TV for 3 hours. 

BIRTHDAYS

If today is your big day, happy birthday! 

You share a birthday with Hadrian, Roman Emperor, born Publius Aelius Hadrianus (76-138); Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, French playwright and author of The Marriage of Figaro and Barber of Seville (1732-1799); Ethel Sibyl Turner, English-born author of Seven Little Australians (1872-1958); Ernest Borgnine, US actor (1917-2012); Neil Diamond, US singer (1941-); Sharon Tate, US actress (1943-1969); Helen Morse, Australian actress (1946-); Warren Zevon, US singer (1947-2003); Jenny Kee, Australian designer (1947-); John Belushi, American actor (1949-1982); Nastassja Kinski, German-born actress (1961-); Jimeoin (McKeown), Northern Irish comedian (1966-); Mischa Barton, US actress (1986-); Callan McAuliffe, Australian actor (1995-).

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

1547 - Earl of Surrey, poet and cousin of Henry VIII's fifth wife Catherine Howard, is executed for treason.

1788 - French explorer the Comte de La Perouse arrives off Australia's Botany Bay.

1798 - Irish rebellion breaks out.

1943 - In World War II a meeting between British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and US President Franklin Roosevelt at Casablanca ends with demands for Germany's unconditional surrender and plans for a cross-channel landing in 1944.

1946 - UN General Assembly votes to create UN Atomic Energy Commission.

1959 - My Fair Lady, the musical based on George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion, makes its Australian debut at Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne.

1972 - Japanese soldier Shoichi Yokoi is discovered on Guam having spent 28 years hiding in the jungle thinking World War II was still going on.

1973 - US negotiator Henry Kissinger says Vietnam peace agreement worked out in Paris also means end to fighting in Laos and Cambodia.

1978 - A nuclear-powered Soviet satellite plunges through earth's atmosphere and disintegrates, scattering radioactive debris over parts of northern Canada.

2011 - Lara Giddings is sworn in as Tasmania's first female premier at a meeting of the parliamentary Labor party in Hobart. She fills the vacancy left by David Bartlett, who quit to spend time with his family; Human Rights Watch singles out UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for especially harsh criticism as it takes world leaders to task for what it calls their failure to be tougher on rights offenders.

2012 - Torrential rain causes chaos around southeast Queensland, Australia; American actor James Farentino dies at the age of 73

2013 - US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta announces a military ban on women serving on the frontline will be lifted; Around 15,000 crocodiles escape from a farm in South Africa amid heavy rains and flooding; Ukraine took its first major step away from dependency on Russian gas imports when it signed a shale gas deal with Royal Dutch Shell.

JOKE OF THE DAY

I bought a new thesaurus today.

It's nothing to write house about.

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. 1998 (snowboarding)  2. Cincinnati Red Stockings  3. Mia Farrow  4. Alex Corretja  5. Luxembourg

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