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On the goTuesday, February 16, 2016

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We’re in for a mostly sunny day – Bendigo 23, Maryborough 22, Castlemaine 20, Kyneton 18, Redesdale 22, Echuca 25.

Catch up on news here:

Housemates appear in courtThree housemates charged in relation to the death of KangarooFlat mother-of-four Samantha Kelly will re-appear in court on June 22.None of the three applied for bail when appearing via video linkin the Bendigo Magistrates’ Court on Mondayand all were remanded in custody.Read more here.

Homicide squad investigate man’s death in HeathcoteThe death of manduring a citizen’s arrest in central Victoria will be the subject of an internal police investigation, after it was found that an off-duty officer was involved in restraining the man. Read more here.

Mum in hoon hot spot fears for babyOne young Bendigo mother living next to a hoon hot spot is so concerned about the safety of her seven-month-old baby she has moved her into a smaller, colder bedroom inthe back of the house. Read more here.

Maitreya Festival promoter launches VCAT action against Buloke Shire CouncilThe promoter of an electronic music and alternative lifestyle festival has begun VCAT proceedings aimed at forcing Buloke Shire to allow the event to go ahead. Read more here.

Crone carves up Prahran middle-order on his way to five-wicket haulXavier Crone further enhanced his reputation as one of Victoria’s most promising fast bowlers by taking his first Premier Cricket five-wicket haul on Saturday. Read more here.

State of the nationNeed anational newssnapshot first thing? Well, we have you covered.

► MANDURAH, WA:The mother of missing Mandurah girl Hayley Dodd has struck out at the Barnett government over the proposed no body, no parole laws, accusing them of taking hope away from victim’s families.Margaret and Ray Dodd presented a petition with more than 20,000 signatures to state opposition leader Mark McGowan, Member for Mandurah David Templeman and shadow attorney general BAROSSA, SA:An increase in South Australia’snuclear activity could deliver $257 billion to the state’s economy, according to findings released by the Nuclear Fuel CycleRoyal Commission.Commissioner Kevin Scarce released theTentative Findingsin Adelaide on Monday, February 15.The 42-page document reviews the opportunities and risks of increasing the state’s participation in nuclear fuel cycle activities, including long-term storage and disposal of used nuclear fuel.Read more.

► WALGETT, NSW:Thetragic death of a young girl in Walgett at the weekend has prompted emergency services to remind people of the danger poised3pm1amNational news►Law enforcement agencies have seized $1 billion of ice in the largest drug bust of liquid methamphetamine in Australia’s history, federal Justice Minister Michael Keenan announced on Monday.Three Hong Kong nationals and one Chinese national have been charged overin► BRITAIN:Letters of correspondence between Pope John Paul II and a married Polish-born American woman reveal a close relationship which spans more than 30 years.The letters,obtained by the BBC, reveal that in 1973, Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka wrote to the then Archbishop of Krakow, Cardinal Karol Wojtyla – who would later become Pope John Paul II – to discuss details of a book on philosophy that he had written.Read more.

► JAKARTA, INDONESIA:Indonesians suspected of plotting to carry out an act of terrorism could be detained for up to six months under proposed new laws in response to the Jakarta terror attacks.The tough measure could prove contentious in Indonesia, which until 1998 was a military dictatorship under which thousands of people were detained without trial.Read more.

On this day

1646–Battle of Torrington, Devon – the last major battle of the firstEnglish Civil War.

1874–Silver Dollarbecomes legal US tender.

1918– TheCouncil of Lithuaniaunanimously adopts theAct of Independence, declaringLithuaniaan independent state.

1983– TheAsh Wednesday bushfiresinVictoriaandSouth Australiakill 75.

2006– The lastMobile army surgical hospital(MASH) is decommissioned by the United States Army.

The faces of Australia: Alidad AfzaliWHEN teenager Alidad Afzali was locked up in detention centres, he would meticulously draw the basins and taps in his room to keep his mind focused.

Coming from the Hazara ethnic minority in Afghanistan, Alidad and his family had no choice but to flee the terrorists and Taliban that pursued them, moving to Pakistan when he was four.

Safety in abig city among the mountains didn’t last long when the Taliban arrived in Pakistan.

Read more.

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