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1. Seven homes lost in Victoria bush fires.
Conditions have now eased in some of the fire-affected areas in Victoria’s northeast with rain falling.
The CFA has confirmed that yesterday’s blaze at Scotsburn destroyed five homes, while two others were partially damaged but deemed inhabitable.
The Scotsburn blaze was downgraded overnight to an advice message.
Emergency warnings were still in place for Leneva and Leneva West, as well as for Yackandandah, Wooragee and Indigo Upper. The emergency warning for Barnawartha, Barnawartha North and Indigo Valley has been downgraded to a watch and act.
The fire has burnt 5,400 hectares.
At one property 7000 sheep were killed in the blaze.
For up to date fire conditions go to the CFA website.
2. Hoax bomb found on Air France plane.
A suspicious device found in the bathroom of an Air France plane has been found to be a hoax.
The Boeing 777 was heading to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris from Mauritius when its pilots requested an emergency landing early Sunday at Kenya’s coastal city of Mombasa.
The head of Air France, Frederic Gagey said the device was made of cardboard, paper and a household timer.
“This object did not contain explosives.” he told a press conference.
The plane was carrying 459 passengers and 14 crew members on board.