Good morning Bendigo! 29.03.14

Good morning Bendigo! What's on for your weekend? Send your news tips to hannah.knight@fairfaxmedia.com.au

TODAY'S WEATHER

Partly cloudy with a top of 27 degrees.

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TRAINS

No reported delays. 

NEWS OVERNIGHT

Missing Malaysia Airlines jet: Five planes spot debris in new search location west of Perth

Five aircraft spotted coloured objects in the new search area for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight on Friday.

Photographs of the objects were taken and were to be assessed overnight, while a Chinese ship in the new search area was directed towards the debris.

Earlier in the day, the search area was shifted 1000 kilometres north-east after international air crash investigators had their ”most credible lead” yet.

Asylum seekers give police details of Manus slaying

Police investigating the killing of Reza Barati on Manus Island have for the first time been given graphic statements from the asylum seekers who witnessed the slaying, with two Australians emerging as suspects.

The statements were handed to police on the island by the Sydney lawyer who obtained them before he was deported from Manus Island on Friday, having been shut out of the detention centre in defiance of a court order.

The deportation thwarted a planned meeting between the barrister, Jay Williams, key investigators and the asylum seekers, who until now have been too scared to give authorities their account of the slaying of Mr Barati, and injuries to more than 60 other detainees on March 17.

BIRTHDAYS

If today is your big day, happy birthday! 

You share a birthday with Perry Farrell, US singer; Elle Macpherson, Australian supermodel; Lucy Lawless, New Zealand actress; Andrew Gunsberg, aka Andrew G, Australian TV personality and Jennifer Capriati, US tennis player.

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

1461 - Bloodiest battle of the Wars of the Roses occurs at Towton, near York with 36,000 Yorkists defeating 40,000 Lancastrians, securing the English throne for Edward IV.

1848 - Denmark's three-year war with Prussia starts.

1901 - Tasmania, NSW, Victoria and Western Australia vote for members of the first Australian parliament.

1967 - France launches its first nuclear submarine.

1994 - Serbs and Croats sign a ceasefire to end the war between them in Croatia.

2010 - Terror returns to the heart of Russia, with two deadly suicide bombings on the Moscow subway at rush hour.

2011 - A sweeping array of world powers - from the United States to the United Nations call for Libya's Moammar Gaddafi to step down.

JOKE OF THE DAY

A police officer caught two kids playing with a firework and a car battery. He charged one and let the other one off.

Have a great day,

Hannah

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