Good morning Bendigo! 05.03.14

Good morning Bendigo! 

TODAY'S WEATHER

Max 28. Partly cloudy. Showers and possible thunderstorms in the morning, clearing in the afternoon.

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TRAINS

No reported delays. 

NEWS OVERNIGHT

Supreme Court trial begins

A Bendigo baby was struck at least 25 times to the head and killed with a home-made baton during a burglary at his Long Gully home, the Victorian Supreme Court has heard.

Store owner considering his options

Williamson Street 24-hour general store owner John Giles is considering the store's options after it faced another attempted robbery on Tuesday.

Oscar Pistorius breaks down hearing testimony during his murder trial

Oscar Pistorius’ steely composure cracked on Tuesday as his murder trial heard graphic details of how his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, was injured by the bullets he fired into his toilet door.

As the defence continued its efforts to discredit the state’s first witness, Michelle Burger, barrister Barry Roux read details from a medical report about where on Ms Steenkamp’s body she was struck.

Dr Burger faced continued grilling about what she heard in the early hours of Valentine’s Day 2013, including a claim that she heard Ms Steenkamp’s terrified scream just after the final shot was fired.

Parliament to probe Manus Island riot

Asylum seekers will be invited to give their witness accounts of the recent deadly violence on Manus Island to a parliamentary committee that will free public servants and contractors from confidentiality clauses in their employment contracts.

Having persuaded the Labor Party to back the inquiry, Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young will push for it to conduct hearings inside the Australian-run detention centre where more than 60 asylum seekers were injured and one died last month.

THE DAILY QUIZ

1. Which landmark was called the Flavian Amphitheatre when it opened?

2. What was the first recorded purchase using a barcode?

3. The word icon comes from a Greek work meaning what?

4. What is Cameron Diaz’s middle name?

5. The industrial suburb of Shuwaikh is in which city?

BIRTHDAYS

If today is your big day, happy birthday! 

You share a birthday with Matt Lucas, the British comedian well known for work on the television show Little Britain and for his small but memorable role in the smash hit comedy Bridesmaids. He also played Tweedledee and Tweedledum in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland.

You also share one with Eva Mendes, a Cuban-American movie actress who gained mainstream recognition for Training Day, and starred in 2 Fast 2 Furious and Girl in Progress

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

1793 - French troops are defeated by Austrian forces and Liège is recaptured.

1795 - Treaty of Basel-Prussia ends war with France

1807 - First performance of Ludwig von Beethoven's 4th Symphony in B

1836 - Samuel Colt manufactures 1st pistol, 34-caliber "Texas" model

HIT LIST

In sickness and in health

Gallery: Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon 7-8 year olds

Gallery: Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon 9-10 year olds

Snake has croc for lunch: amazing photos


JOKE OF THE DAY

Q. What do you get when you cross a cow and a duck?

A. Milk and quackers! 

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

Daily quiz answers:

1. The Colosseum in Rome  2. Wrigley’s Chewing Gum  3. Likeness  4. Michelle  5. Kuwait City

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