Good morning Bendigo - 18.02.14

Morning! What's on for your Tuesday? Anything exciting we should be chasing today? Email your news tips to hannah.knight@fairfaxmedia.com.au

WEATHER

Sunny with a top of 30 degrees. For more weather click here 

TRAINS

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OVERNIGHT NEWS

Sochi Winter Olympics: David Morris wins silver in men's aerials

Australian David Morris has secured Australia’s first ever Winter Olympics medal in the men’s aerials competition by claiming silver in Sochi.

The Victorian’s second place means Australia now has three medals at the Games.

Morris’ teammate Lydia Lassila took bronze in the women’s aerials on Friday following Torah Bright’s snowboard silver in the Sochi halfpipe.

Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa slams Australian spying reports

The latest spying revelations and Tony Abbott's response have once again irritated Indonesia, with Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa ridiculing comments by the Australian Prime Minister.

Pointedly, Dr Natalegawa made his comments during a joint press conference with US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Apologising to Mr Kerry for doing so, Dr Natalegawa raised new revelations that, in early 2013 the Australian Signals Directorate had spied on trade talks between the United States and Indonesia - in particular over a dispute involving Indonesian exports of prawns and clove cigarettes to the US.

BIRTHDAYS

If it is your birthday today have a great day. I hope you get lots of pressies. 

You share a birthday with US actor John Travolta, Australian-Italian actress Greta Scacchi, US actor Matt Dillon, US rap singer Dr Dre, US actress Molly Ringwald.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

1546 - Death of Martin Luther, German Augustinian Friar and leader of the 16th century Protestant reformation.

1884 - British forces under General Charles Gordon reach Khartoum in Sudan, but the rebel Mahdi rejects his offer to negotiate.

1930 - Clyde William Tombaugh, working with photographic plates at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff Arizona, discovers the planet Pluto.

1965 - African nation Gambia becomes independent within British Commonwealth.

1996 - IRA explosion rips apart a bus in London, killing one person and injuring nine others.

2002 - Admiral Vladimir Kuroyedov, the Russian navy's commander in chief, discloses that the Kursk, a nuclear-powered submarine that sank in the Barents Sea in August 2000, had been loaded with obsolete torpedoes that contained unstable fuel.

2010 - US President Barack Obama personally welcomes the Dalai Lama to the White House and lauds his goals for the Tibetan people.

JOKE OF THE DAY

Q. What do you get when you cross a kangaroo with sheep?

A. A woolly jumper!

Got another joke? Send it in to hannah.knight@fairfaxmedia.com.au.

Have a good day! 

​Hannah

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