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World’s longest dragon lands in Australia

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Dai Gum Loong, 125m long and with 7000 scales, has flown to Australia to take over from an old dragon called Sun Loong that is ready to retire

Qantas Boy Alex Jacquot

Schoolboy makes airline deal with Qantas boss

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Alex Jacquot is 10 and dreams of running his own airline. He wrote to Qantas boss Alan Joyce for advice but ended up in the boardroom signing a deal to get his transport idea off the ground

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Kookaburra named Thunder for sale in US

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An Australian woman has found a lone kookaburra for sale in a cage in a US pet shop. Unfortunately, she’s not allowed to bring it home to its native habitat

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World’s richest prize for teacher of the poor

This handout picture provided on March 24, 2019 by the Global Education and Skills Forum, an initiative of the Varkey Foundation, shows Kenyan teacher Peter Tabichi (C) holding up the Global Teacher Prize (GTP) trophy after winning the US$ 1 million award during an official ceremony in Dubai presented by Australian actor Hugh Jackman (C-L) and attended by the Dubai Crown Prince Hamdan bin Mohammed Al-Maktoum (C-R). - Tabichi, a 36-year-old maths and physics teacher at Keriko Secondary School in the village of Pwani, in Kenya's Nakuru county, was named as winner of the "largest prize of its kind", set up by the Varkey Foundation to "recognize one exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession." (Photo by - / Global Education and Skills Forum / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / GLOBAL EDUCATION AND SKILLS FORUM" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
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There is only one computer, bad internet access, no library, no science laboratory and drought and famine are frequent, yet Peter Tabichi’s students are achieving great things

Footy star slams internet trolls

AFLW Rd 7 - Western Bulldogs v Carlton
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AFLW star Tayla Harris has called for action to be taken against trolls after offensive comments were directed at an incredible photo of her kicking a football

Australians may be 120,000 years old

UNDATED : Copy of early undated image of central Australian aboriginals, similar to those who masterminded or were victims of strange ritual killings known as "kadaitcha. Aborigines
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Scientists have discovered humans may have been living in Australia for 120,000 years. If proven right, the discovery could rewrite the indigenous history of our nation

New official record for world’s oldest person

In this July 27, 2018, photo, Japan's oldest living female Kane Tanaka speaks in Fukuoka, southwestern Japan. The 116-year-old Japanese woman who loves playing the board game Othello is being honored as the world’s oldest living person by Guinness World Records on Saturday, March 9, 2019. (Kyodo News via AP)
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A Japanese woman has been honoured as the world’s oldest living person by Guinness World Records. She took time out from studying maths to celebrate by eating chocolate

One girl starts global climate protest

Students take part in a march for the environment and the climate o, in Brussels, on February 21, 2019. - Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist who has inspired pupils worldwide to boycott classes, urged the European Union on February 21, 2019 to double its ambition for greenhouse gas cuts. (Photo by EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP)
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Students from more than 70 countries are planning to protest this Friday against inaction on climate change, led by Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg

Questions I am asked about the Holocaust

AUSCHWITZ CONCENTRATION CAMP children photographed by Russians who liberated the camp in January 1945
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Hedi Fried was 19 when she was captured by the Nazis and sent to a concentration camp during WWII. She survived and now, at 94, still uses her story to teach students about the Holocaust

Fearless Girls for International Women’s Day

A replica of New York's famous "Fearless Girl" statue is seen at Melbourne's Federation Square, Melbourne, February 28, 2019. The replica was unveiled by artist Kristen Visbal ahead of International Women's Day on March 8. The original Fearless Girl rose to global attention when she was installed in front of the "Charging Bull" on Wall Street for International Women's Day in 2017. (AAP Image/James Ross) NO ARCHIVING
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Australian girls and women have a new figure of hope and inspiration, with the unveiling of a Fearless Girl statue in time for International Women’s Day

Ancient tattoo kit made from human bone

Geoffrey Clark with one of the pieces of bone that is an ancient tattoo tool. Picture: ANU
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Researchers have uncovered the world’s oldest known tattoo kit, some of which is made from human bone and believed to be 2700 years old

Twins Nima and Dawa flying home to Bhutan

Bhutan Twins Nima and Dawa
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Formerly conjoined twins Nima and Dawa Pelden are flying home to Bhutan today after their successful surgery in Australia to allow them to live separate lives

Hobart votes to ban single-use plastic

New plastic bylaw
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After an 8-4 vote by Hobart councillors, the city is set to become Australia’s first to ban single-use plastics including straws, sauce packets and cups

New airport named for Nancy-Bird Walton

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Sydney’s new international airport is being named after Nancy-Bird Walton, Australia’s first female pilot, known as the “Angel of the Outback”

Tiny baby boy goes home

A baby boy weighing 268 grams when born in August 2018, the hospital claims is the smallest baby to survive and be sent home healthy, is seen five days after his birth in Tokyo, Japan, in this undated handout photo released by Keio University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics and obtained Reuters on February 27, 2019. Mandatory credit Keio University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics/Handout via Reuters
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The world’s smallest baby boy has gone home from hospital, six months after being born weighing only 268g, one-thirteenth the weight of an average Australian baby

Trump walks out of summit with Kim Jong-un

***BESTPIX*** North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un Arrives In Vietnam Ahead Of The U.S.-DPRK Summit
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The face-to-face meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has collapsed without any deals on nuclear weapons, trade bans or a peace deal being signed. 

Footballers say no to racism

Set up of 4 AFLX captains
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The AFL has praised its players for their public support of Adelaide Crows star Eddie Betts and said player power is one of the strongest tools in fighting racism

Aussie’s record 5000km ocean row

A supplied image obtained on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, of Sydney woman Michelle Lee who has become the first Australian woman to cross an ocean solo in a rowboat after rowing across the Atlantic Ocean in 68 days. (AAP Image/Supplied, Robin Skjoldborg) NO ARCHIVING
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Michelle Lee has become the first Australian woman to row across an ocean after a 5000km solo journey across the Atlantic that took 68 days, 12 hours and 49 minutes

What is International Mother Language Day?

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Every two weeks a language becomes extinct. To try to preserve indigenous languages, the United Nations observes International Mother Language Day every year on February 21

Plan to pay male and female athletes equally

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Australia’s major sports organisations have supported a bold new plan to close the gender pay gap in sport so that female and male athletes are paid equally

West Indian cricketer banned for on-field insult

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West Indian cricketer Shannon Gabriel has been banned for 4 matches for on-field insult to England captain Joe Root. But it’s Root’s reaction that has gained worldwide praise

Dairy farming family farewells its cows

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Casey Treloar’s tearful video explaining why her family is no longer going to milk its cows has gone viral, drawing attention to the plight of dairy farmers all over Australia

Kids on front line in fight against graffiti

Graffiti in Moreland
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The cost of removing graffiti is so high that governments are spending up big trying to teach kids not to do it in the first place

Hope shines 10 years after Black Saturday

Black Saturday
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Communities affected by the Black Saturday bushfires gather this week to mark the 10-year anniversary and reflect on how far they have come

People and pets rescued from floodwaters

A supplied image obtained on Sunday, February 3, 2019, of Queensland Fire and Emergency Services crews responding to flood conditions in Townsville. Between 400 and 500 homes have been inundated in Townsville amid North Queensland's flood crisis. (AAP Image/Supplied by QFES) NO ARCHIVING
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Townsville’s mayor has urged the city’s residents to “hang tough” as the Army and emergency services personnel work hard to keep everyone safe after record rain in Queensland

Girl’s long hair breaks world record

Nilanshi Patel, a 16-year-old girl from Gujarat, India, has her record-breaking hair combed. Picture:
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She’s only 16 years old, yet this girl has already broken a world long-hair record, all because she had a bad haircut when she was six years old

‘Canberra bubble’ the 2018 word of the year

OnlineOpinion Art 9 Feb 2018. Politicians inside the Canberra bubble. John Tiedemann
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A two-word phrase — made famous by the Prime Minister — about politicians worrying about themselves rather than everyday Australians has been named the 2018 Word of the Year

Amazing photos of ancient cultures

The Wodaabe in Chad make for a striking look with their make-up and highly crafted clothes. Picture: Jimmy Nelson
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  Jimmy Nelson has created an extraordinary photographic record of some of the world’s last indigenous peoples living traditionally in a bid to to save these cultures

Wanted: fridge fixer for coldest place on Earth

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The Australian Antarctic Division needs more than 150 people to fill jobs in its four research stations to support scientists, some you’d never guess were needed in the coldest place on Earth

Aussie lingo a living, thriving language

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Australian English is thriving and not in danger of becoming more American. The authors of Australia’s own dictionary have lists of new Australian words and sayings to prove it

Barber’s kindness helps the homeless

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A seemingly small act of kindness could be a big help for someone who is struggling. One barber’s kindness is changing the lives of homeless people in his community

If you feel like complaining, think of Precious

Precious Ginasto (9, 10 in March ‘17) lives in a homestead with 10 other people. She has two little sisters but no brothers. In the mornings, she goes to the river to collect water. Drinking water from the river is not safe. It can carry diseases like cholera, diarrhoea and typhoid. Though small in size, she carries a 20L bucket uphill 3kms back to her home, the round trip takes two hours. She does the same again in the afternoon, after school. She worries about the crocodiles, snakes and hippos when going to the river. She knows snakes are around by their smell. Precious would like a bore hole near her home, like the one she has access to at school. Precious is in Grade 6 and her favourite subjects are English, Shona and Geology. She hopes to pass her Grade 7 exams then go to high school. She’d like to go to boarding school so she can use a computer and so she can study other subjects such as agriculture.
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Precious is a little girl in Zimbabwe, who had to walk for hours every day to get water for her family, until Australians paid for a well to be dug to provide clean water

Letters cheer up twins ahead of surgery

Conjoined Twins
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Doctors will perform separation surgery on conjoined twins Nima and Dawa on Friday. Their spirits were lifted when they received hundreds of letters of support from Kids News readers

Write to conjoined twins Nima and Dawa

Nima and Dawa
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Kids News is inviting you to write a letter of support and hope to conjoined twins Nima and Dawa ahead of their surgery. We will deliver the letters to the twins’ mum to keep and show the girls

Wool boom for a new generation

Shearing Cyclist
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Shearers and roustabouts aren’t just something out of history books, old poems and songs. There’s a new generation of young wool workers who love what they do. Would you enjoy these jobs?

Police officers rescue drowning kangaroo

A kangaroo has been rescued from the water by police at Safety Beach. Picture: Facebook
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Two police officers have performed a daring rescue to pull a struggling kangaroo from the surf. They even performed chest compressions to save its life. Watch the amazing video

Royals shine spotlight on others

Britain's Prince Harry is greeted by Luke Vincent, 5, on his arrival in Dubbo, Australia, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are on day two of their 16-day tour of Australia and the South Pacific. (Phil Noble/Pool via AP)
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Harry and Meghan’s Australian tour is about much more than Meghan showing off nice clothes and having a holiday. They’re here to share some of the limelight with issues they care about

Oldest couple celebrate 80 years of marriage

Ronald and Esther Collings on their wedding day on October 19, 1938.
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Mrs Collings is 102 and Mr Collings is 103 and this week they’re celebrating their 80th wedding anniversary. We look at what the world was like in 1938

Boy raises $1 million

Fanuli Furniture concerns over B Line proposal
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A 10-year-old boy’s response to learning about Australia’s drought was to find a way to help. In five weeks, he has raised more than one million dollars. What are your ideas for helping people?

Quiet shopping trial success

Quiet hour
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A national supermarket chain’s Quiet Hour trial for autistic shoppers has been a great success. What ideas do you have for making supermarket shopping an even better experience?

Humans on quest to live forever

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Humans don’t live forever, but many want to, so scientists are in a race against time to slow ageing and invent ways to regenerate, just like the Doctor in Doctor Who

Aussie soldiers’ bravery awards

Prisoners of War at Changi POW camp in Singapore in 1943 during World War II. historical two 1940s second /World/War/1939/45 (Pic: Australian War Memorial)
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It’s 73 years since World War II ended and 28 Australian soldiers are now being recognised for their bravery

Drone films Amazon tribe

This 2017 photo released by the National Indian Foundation (FUNAI) shows a "maloca," or long house, in Vale do Javari, Amazonas state, Brazil. Overall, the agency has registered 107 isolated tribes in Latin America's largest nation. While isolated communities are sometimes captured on video, Funai does not make contact with them. (FUNAI via AP)
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A drone has filmed a tribe in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, which experts believe has never been in contact with the outside world

Never too young to be a good sport

Wallan under-11s player Logan Kemp consoles Mernda opponent Liam Michael after the NFNL under-11 red grand final. Picture: Belinda Kemp.
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Winning isn’t always everything. As this 10-year-old boy found, being kind to your opponents can make you feel good and make lots of people happy and proud

Resilient middle child disappearing from families

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Experts fear the loss of resilient middle children in shrinking Australian families will be harmful to society. Find out why

Thousands sleeping rough every night

Homes Less
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A new national study finds more people are sleeping rough. How can you and your community help end homelessness?

Population to reach 25 million

Giggles, cuddles and snuggles
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Australia is growing faster than ever before, with one baby born every 102 seconds. This week we reach 25 million, much earlier than expected

Good friends saved her from bullies

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This is one woman’s brave story of her experience looking different to many other people. You may find it upsetting to read but it provides insight into what it’s like being teased and bullied

Young Aussies want to help global refugees

TOPSHOTS A child looks on near a tent at the Syrian refugee camp 5km from Diyarbakir, on the the way between Diyarbakir and Mardin, after snowfall, on January 9, 2013. The refugees faced further misery due to increasing shortages of supplies, low temperatures, and snowfall. AFP PHOTO / STRINGER
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A new World Vision survey shows compassionate young Australians are very concerned about the plight of global refugees and want to help

Aussie cave rescuers honoured

Australia Salutes Thai Cave Rescuers
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Nine Australians were key to the success of the long and dangerous rescue of the Thai boys’ soccer team from a flooded cave. Today their heroism was honoured

Australians come to farmers’ rescue

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One newspaper story about a family in need prompted a flood of donations and tears of joy and gratitude at the many kindnesses. What could you do to help Australia’s struggling farmers?

World remembers Nelson Mandela

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July 18 is Nelson Mandela International Day and the 100th anniversary of his birth. We look at the life and achievements of this incredible man and how he continues to inspire others

Rescued Thai soccer boys home soon

This video grab handout footage taken on July 13, 2018 and released by the Ministry of Health, Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital on July 14, 2018 shows rescued "Wild Boars" football team coach Ekkapol Chantawong recovering at the hospital in Chiang Rai province. Twelve young footballers and their coach rescued from a Thai cave will be released from hospital on July 19, health officals said on July 14, offering pychological support and urging the group to avoid media interviews despite huge interest in their against-the-odds survival story. / AFP PHOTO / AFP / Handout / ---- EDITORS NOTE ---- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO /Ministry of Health / Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
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UPDATE: More amazing details of the cave rescue emerge as the Thai boys’ soccer team speaks to the world’s media

Thai boys’ soccer team found alive in caves

In this handout photo released by Tham Luang Rescue Operation Center, Thai rescue teams walk inside cave complex where 12 boys and their soccer coach went missing, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, in northern Thailand, Monday, July 2, 2018. Rescue divers are advancing in the main passageway inside the flooded cave in northern Thailand where the boys and their coach have been missing more than a week. (Tham Luang Rescue Operation Center via AP)
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Australians join an international team working to rescue young soccer players from a flooded cave network in northern Thailand

Battle remembered with Anzac biscuits and Waltzing Matilda

WWI hero Sir John Monash presenting a decoration to a soldier iln the Australian Imperial Force after the Battle of Le Hamel in 1918.
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A special gathering of French, Australians and Americans remembers the bravery of thousands of people 100 years ago this week

Footy pioneer plays 350th

Female footy first
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When she was 13, Belinda Bowey wasn’t allowed to keep playing footy alongside her twin brother. But the setback didn’t stop her becoming a pioneer of Aussie rules

Queen honours young Australians

Young Leaders Awards Ceremony
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Two amazing Australians visited the Queen, who awarded them for many years of service to the community. Their achievements show you’re never too young to be a leader

Olympian’s top honour for black power stance

AUS50TH 1968: Extending gloved hands skyward in racial protest, US athletes Tommie Smith (centre), and John Carlos stare downward during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner after Smith received the gold and Carlos the bronze for the 200 meter run at the Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City on Oct. 16, 1968. Australian silver medalist Peter Norman is at left. 1968 Olympic Games. Olympics. Salute. Protest. 200m. Medal ceremony. (AP Photo/FILE) Picture: Supplied
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Australian Olympic runner Peter Norman has been posthumously awarded for his historic decision to support two African American athletes in their black power salute at the 1968 Mexico Games

Shortest day of the year is here

Belgrave Lantern Parade
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This is the time of the year it’s dark morning and night. For centuries that’s been a cause for celebration. How would you like to celebrate winter solstice?

Dogs can be young readers’ best friend

Trauma Dog
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A dog can be a young reader’s best friend, listening patiently and not judging if their reading is not yet perfect. Would you enjoy reading to a dog?

Big dry hitting farmers hard

Tamworth Drought
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Assistance is badly needed as farmers battle another dry autumn, some enduring their seventh year of drought

Trump and Kim sign historic agreement

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The on-again, off-again meeting between US and North Korean leaders finally happened in Singapore today, possibly leading to the end of a long war

Aussie accents on the move

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Some of us say “arvey” and “servo” while others sound almost British. There’s a lot more to the Aussie accent than you think. How many Aussie accents can you hear?

MH370 search ends leaving mystery unsolved

In this photo taken March 3, 2018, a girl has her face painted during the Day of Remembrance for MH370 event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. New Transport Minister Anthony Loke says the search for missing Malaysia Airline Flight 370 ends next Tuesday after a 90-day period under a "no cure no fee" agreement with a private U.S. firm. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
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UPDATE More than four years after flight MH370 disappeared the search has ended, finding no more than a few wing fragments and leaving one of aviation’s greatest mysteries unsolved

Hobart could be known as nipaluna

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The Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre today offered the Hobart City Council the use of the city’s traditional Aboriginal name to mark National Reconciliation Week

President thanks Spider-Man for saving boy

TOPSHOT - French President Emmanuel Macron (L) speaks with Mamoudou Gassama, 22, from Mali, at the presidential Elysee Palace in Paris, on May, 28, 2018. Mamoudou Gassama living illegally in France is being honored by Macron for scaling an apartment building over the weekend to save a 4-year-old child dangling from a fifth-floor balcony. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Thibault Camus
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Onlookers watched in horror as a toddler dangled from a fifth-floor balcony. Now his rescuer – nicknamed Paris Spider-Man – has become the story

Green man or green woman for crossing job?

DIGITALLY ALTERED IMAGE_WOMAN ADDED TO CROSSING LIGHT L-R Jena gotziaman 25, Kayleigh rockett 23 and Krysti Gotziaman 27. Melbourne has taken a step towards gender parity with the launch of the Equal Crossings initiative with ligts featuring a female figure to be unveiled at the intersection of Flinders and Swanston Streets. Picture: Jason Edwards
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One council’s attempt at modernising green-man pedestrian crossing signs is attracting strong criticism. What do you think the signs should show — men or women?

Kids really are great at homework

Homework Story
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Kids are great at homework if they are left to do it alone. If you think you can be trusted too, tell the grown-ups in your life there’s a study from Finland to back you up!

Noah’s Ark of pets flee volcano

In this Saturday, May 19, 2018, photo released by the U.S. Geological Survey, lava flows from fissures near Pahoa, Hawaii. Kilauea volcano began erupting more than two weeks ago and has burned dozens of homes, forced people to flee and shot up plumes of steam from its summit that led officials to distribute face masks to protect against ash particles. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP)
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As the Kilauea volcano eruption intensifies, some Hawaiians are being reunited with their rescued pets. Evacuation centres are becoming crazy zoos of creatures big and small

Love and fun rule at the royal wedding

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave after their wedding ceremony at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, near London, England, Saturday, May 19, 2018. (Owen Humphreys/pool photo via AP)
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The new Duke and Duchess of Sussex married in a fun, modern ceremony before family and friends. Outside, the streets of Windsor became a day-long party scene in celebration of the couple’s love

Ban rejected on live sheep exports

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New rules, big fines and jail terms aim to stop sheep being shipped overseas in cruel conditions. But many believe live exporting should be banned. What do you think?

Billions to watch as Prince Harry marries Meghan

A bin badge is worn by a Royal fan waiting along the proposed route of the carriage procession of Britain's Prince Harry and US actress Meghan Markle, in Windsor on May 17, 2018, two days before the Royal wedding. Britain's Prince Harry and US actress Meghan Markle will marry on May 19 at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF
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More than two billion people all over the world will watch the colour and tradition of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding

From paralysis to Mount Everest

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2015 file photo, trekkers rest at Everest Base Camp, Nepal. A group of Nepalese Sherpa guides has reached the summit of Mount Everest, fixing ropes and clearing paths for other climbers to begin their ascent to the peak. Tourism Official Gyanendra Shrestha says eight Sherpa guides were successful in reaching the summit on Sunday. (AP Photo/Tashi Sherpa, File)
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When Steve Plain broke his back he was told he might not walk again. So, he set himself a huge recovery goal — to climb Mount Everest. Now he’s done it

Is a bigger Australia better?

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As Queensland’s population hits five million, debate continues over whether a big, fast-growing Australia is best

Plan for zero homelessness

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Finding homeless people somewhere to stay is just the first stage of an ambitious new plan for Adelaide.

Teen slang leaves parents behind

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Parents are struggling to keep up with what their teenage kids are saying. But experts say that’s K, which is slang for OK.

Hawaiians flee volcano’s lava and toxic gas

In this photo taken from video an unidentified man gets close to a lava flow advancing down a road in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa on the island of Hawaii Monday, May 7, 2018. Kilauea volcano has destroyed more than two dozen homes since it began spewing lava hundreds of feet into the air last week, and residents who evacuated don't know how long they might be displaced. The decimated homes were in the Leilani Estates subdivision, where molten rock, toxic gas and steam have been bursting through openings in the ground created by the volcano. (Scott Wiggers/Apau Hawaii Tours via AP)
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Hawaiians living near the Kilauea volcano have been forced to flee as lava flows down their streets. How much damage will it do?

Here’s how to be happy

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A new world study finds kids are happiest when they’re spending time with their family, friends and pets. Is that what makes you happy too?

Celebrations for 90-year-old lifesaver

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Next time you look at a $20 note you’ll see John Flynn. He set up the Royal Flying Doctor Service, which helps save a life every two minutes.

TV star one day, student the next

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Inez Curro is one of the stars of a big new TV series, but she still has to do her homework, manage nerves and find the best way to make friends. How does she do it?

North Korea peace promise makes history

Inter-Korean summit North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (R), accompanied by South Korean President Moon Jae-in, inspects a South Korean honor guard prior to their talks at the truce village of Panmunjom on April 27, 2018. (AAP Image/Yonhap News Agency) NO ARCHIVING, AUSTRALIA ONLY
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un promised to end the war and give up nuclear weapons at a historic meeting. Now the world is waiting to see if he can keep his promises for peace.

Royal fans in frenzy after Prince Louis’ arrival

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their newborn son outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London.. Picture date: Monday April 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Baby. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
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The birth of Prince Louis has royal souvenir collectors buying up big. But one Australian woman is likely to buy more than anyone. Could she be the world’s biggest royal fan?

World’s oldest person dies aged 117

This picture received from Kikaicho Town Hall via Jiji Press and taken on September 18, 2017 shows 117-year-old Nabi Tajima (2nd L) in Kikaicho on Kikai island of Kagoshima prefecture. A 117-year-old Japanese woman, thought to be the world's oldest person, has died, a local official told AFP on April 22, 2018. Nabi Tajima, who was born August 4, 1900, died around 8:00 pm (1100 GMT) on April 21 at a hospital on her native Kikai Island in Kagoshima region, according to Susumu Yoshiyuki, a health and welfare official. / AFP PHOTO / KIKAI TOWN VIA JIJI PRESS / JIJI PRESS / Japan OUT
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Japan's Nabi Tajima, the world’s oldest person, has died at the grand age of 117. But she’s not the only Japanese person living longer than most — take a look at the reasons why

Syrian children learn on edge of war zone

Syrian refugee children at one of 10 Early Childhood Education centre's supported by World Vision in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. There are 500 children in each of the ten schools. World Vision Since the war in Syria began almost seven years ago, in March 2011, huge segments the country's population have fled to neighbouring countries including Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon, where somewhere in the vicinity of 1.5 million Syrians are currently believed to living. Most are situated in the Bekaa Valley, which runs the length of the country alongside the border with Syria to the east. In Bekaa, most live in Informal Tented Settlements (ITS) scattered between vineyards and farms. They usually pay around USD100/month to landowners to rent the land, on which they build their semi-permanent tents, and for electricity. Most income comes from daily labour wages in farming or construction. The scene depicted is from one such ITS in Central Bekaa, near the city of Zahlé, where most are originally from the Syrian city of Aleppo or is outskirts, but also from as far away as Afrin in northeastern Syria, on the border with Turkey. Everyone that I spoke with said they'd fled at various stages of the war but all had ultimately left when the fighting became too close for comfort, if their home had been destroyed or if relatives had been killed. Few know when they will be able to return home.
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Syrian children are learning to read and write in camp schools after escaping their war-torn homes. See how these World Vision schools are giving the kids hope for the future

Fearnley’s amazing Games snub response

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games
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Wheelchair athlete Kurt Fearnley shows amazing spirit and exactly why he was chosen as Australia’s flagbearer as he responds to his Games snub

WWI museum pays tribute to Aussie soldiers

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The opening of the Sir John Monash Centre on the Western Front on the eve of Anzac Day will recognise the enormous sacrifices of our Australian soldiers during World War I.

Trapped kids rescued from school camp

Students return home from camp
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Students rescued after Queensland floodwaters trapped them for almost a week on school camp

Bindi’s International Women’s Day honour

Bindi Irwin Barbie Doll for international women's day.BARBIE® HONORS GLOBAL ROLE MODELS ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY Through One-of-a-Kind Dolls, Barbie Celebrates Bindi Irwin and Spotlights Careers Not Yet Held by Females in Australia to Show Girls They Can Be Anything Wednesday March 7th 1am AEST– Today, ahead of International Women’s Day, Barbie is honoring role models from around the world. These women come from diverse backgrounds and fields and are breaking boundaries to inspire the next generation of girls. Barbie is honoring Australian conservationist, Bindi Irwin as a Barbie Shero, with a one-of-a-kind doll made in her likeness. Bindi is being inducted into the esteemed range of Shero dolls for her ongoing work in wildlife conservation and honoring her late father’s legacy by promoting the virtues of wildlife preservation and sustainability across the globe. Picture: Mattel
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Wildlife campaigner Bindi Irwin has been turned into a Barbie doll to honour her as a role model for girls on International Women’s Day

10 years since Stolen Generation apology

Liverpool marks Sorry Day
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Today marks 10 years since former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s historic apology to the Stolen Generation in the Australian Parliament. But has it made a difference over the past decade?

Aussie climber on top of the world

Daniel Bull, 37, is the world record holder for climbing the seven summits and seven volcanoes. Dan Bull makng the first ascent up an unclimbed peak in Greenland, April 2015. (NOTE It was not named)
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An Australian man has become the world’s youngest person to complete the Seven Summits, Seven Volcanoes climbing challenge — and he did the final climb with his 99-year-old Nan

Tallest man meets smallest woman

epaselect epa06475989 World's tallest man, Sultan Kosen of Turkey and shortest woman, Jyoti Amge of India, pose for a photo in front of the Pyramids, in Giza, Egypt, 26 January 2018. Kosen, 243 cm, and Amge 62.8 cm, both Guinness World Records holders, are visiting Egypt in an aim to promote tourism to the country. EPA/MOHAMED HOSSAM
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The world’s tallest man has met the world’s shortest woman in the shadows of the pyramids in Egypt. See the remarkable images

This 6-year-old boy earns $14 million

Ryan from Ryan's ToyReview is a YouTube star.
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While most six-year-olds are busy playing dress-ups and watching cartoons, one kindergarten boy is raking in millions and millions of dollars by simply reviewing toys online.

Angus’ sweet eye for business

Croc Candy
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Grade two entrepreneur Angus Walters is seeing his kooky Croc Candy being snapped up around the Northern Territory

Royal wedding bells for Harry and Meghan

Announcement Of Prince Harry's Engagement To Meghan Markle
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British royal Prince Harry and American actor Meghan Markle are engaged to be married and will tie the knot next year

Pope asks us to help the poor

Pope Francis greets his hosts during a lunch at the Vatican Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. Pope Francis offered several hundred poor people, homeless, migrants, unemployed, a lunch of gnocchi, veal and tiramisu on Sunday as he celebrates his first World Day of the Poor with a concrete gesture of charity in the spirit of his namesake, St. Francis of Assisi. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
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Pope Francis urged everyone to think about poverty on the first World Day for the Poor

World unites for Remembrance Day

REMBRANCE DAY PREVIEW
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Millions will fall silent tomorrow for Remembrance Day to commemorate those who fought and died in World War I. VIDEO

Uluru climbers banned from 2019

Uluru, Australia - August 21, 2016: Changing colour at sunset of Uluru, the famous gigantic monolith rock in the Australian desert. Image taken from the approved public viewing and photography area.
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Visitors will be permanently banned from climbing sacred Uluru from 2019. VIDEO

Robot awarded Saudi Arabian citizenship

Diary Note- Sophia - the World's Most Advanced Hum
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Sophia the humanoid robot has been granted Saudi Arabian citizenship during a tech conference. VIDEO

Teen explorer charts new territory

Jade Hameister during Greenland crossing
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Teen adventurer and Arctic explorer Jade Hameister is preparing to ski where no Australian woman has ever been before

Aussies head to ‘tradie Olympics’

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A team of young Australians is hoping to nail it at the “tradie Olympics” in Abu Dhabi after two years of training