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Close-up Of Woman Losing His Wallet

Lost wallet study finds people care about others

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Researchers “lost” 17,000 wallets across 355 cities in 40 countries in a social experiment that showed people are more likely to return it if it contains money

Aldinga junior footballer plays with stumps after having feet amputated

Amputee footballer having a ‘red-hot crack’

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Feet might seem essential to play footy, but a double amputation before his first birthday couldn’t keep 11-year-old Jett out of the team or off the field

Girl, 10, youngest ever to climb El Capitan

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Over five days, including nights sleeping in a tent slung from the rock face, a 10-year-old girl has become the youngest person to climb the world’s most famous rock wall

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Bullying a growing problem in our schools

Bullying at school
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An international teacher survey has found bullying, intimidation and cyber-harassment are common in Australian schools, with the problem worse than five years ago

The islanders who want to officially scrap time

The island of Sommaroy has days where the sun doesn't set
geography

Residents of an island near the Arctic Circle are working on a plan to officially ignore time for two months each summer when the sun doesn’t set for 69 days and it doesn’t get dark at all

Humans can’t resist those sad, puppy dog eyes

Teckel puppy dog portrait
animals

New research shows dogs have special muscles above their eyes that have developed over thousands of years of humans domesticating dogs. Wolves can’t make the same sad-eye face

Families in feud about footies over fence

Footballs kicked over the neighbours' fence are causing problems.
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A man and woman “annoyed” at finding their neighbours’ kids’ footballs in their backyard have begun legal action, claiming the children have ruined their “enjoyment” of their Perth home

Solomon touches down after world-record flight

Solomon Cameron beside his aeroplane
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An Australian teenage pilot has set a world record for the youngest solo circumnavigation of the country, touching down back in Bendigo after seven weeks and 15,000km

World’s knitters send jumpers for Aussie lambs

Edgar's Mission
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In an incredible, global expression of compassion for Australian farmers and their sheep battling drought, knitters have knitted thousands of tiny, colourful woolly jumpers for lambs

Kids told to ‘just ask’ about amazing war stories

Prisoners of war cling to debris duing the rescue after the sinking of the Rokyu
history

Children are being urged to ‘just ask’ their family, friends and community about amazing stories from our wartime history. Roy Cornford’s WWII survival is one such story. Read it here

Record-breaking odyssey to every country

geography

A 21-year-old woman has smashed a world record and achieved an unbelievable feat by being the youngest person to visit every country on Earth

Remembering D-Day, June 6, 1944

Normandy, France, June 6, 1944. D-Day, the Allied soldiers disembark from transport ships, World War II
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Australia’s Prime Minister and other world leaders and veterans are gathering to remember D-Day — June 6, 1944 — one of the most significant days of World War II

The Very Hungry Caterpillar turns 50

Children Meet Hungry Caterpillar
arts

Eric Carle’s story about a caterpillar that eats its way through the pages of the book before becoming a beautiful butterfly is one of the most popular children’s books ever

World Environment Day: reasons to care about air

Heavy Smog Hits East China
environment

This year’s World Environment Day theme is air pollution, which is causing ill health and shortening the lives of millions. There are simple things we can all do to help clean up our air

Did Donald Trump fist pump the Queen?

*** BESTPIX *** U.S. President Trump's State Visit To UK - Day One
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An awkward greeting at Buckingham Palace had the world wondering if US President Donald Trump has broken royal rules to fist pump the Queen

Feed Appeal to help hungry Australians

Croydon Hills PS Makes Sandwitches
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More than four million ordinary Australians couldn’t afford to feed themselves or their families at some point last year so Kids News is stepping up to help launch the Feed Appeal

AFL cracks down on umpire abuse

AFL Rd 3 - Collingwood v West Coast
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The AFL says abusive behaviour towards umpires by players and fans must stop, with Carlton’s Dale Thomas fined and Blues fans under investigation

Man climbs Everest for 23rd time

Kami Rita`
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Nepalese mountaineer Kami Rita has summited Mount Everest for an incredible 23rd time, breaking his own record for the most successful climbs of the world’s highest peak.

Former Prime Minister Bob Hawke has died

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Australian Labor Party legend Bob Hawke, often described as one of Australia’s most popular prime ministers, died last night. We look at Mr Hawke's life and his legacy to our nation

Titanic’s Egyptian mummy and other famous curses

The tomb of King Casimir IV Jagiellon in Krakow, Poland. Picture: Getty Images
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There is no proof that playing a trumpet on BBC radio in 1939 started World War II, but that doesn’t stop people believing this and other fascinating and famous curses

New laws to protect animals’ feelings

Badger dog
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The ACT could become the first state or territory of Australia to recognise in law that animals have feelings and that humans should care for their physical and mental wellbeing

Man crosses ocean in orange wooden barrel

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A 72-year-old explorer has floated for 127 days and more than 4000km across the Atlantic Ocean in a plywood capsule without a sail or a motor

Prince Harry and Meghan introduce Master Archie

European Best Pictures Of The Day - May 08, 2019
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Royal couple Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have proudly introduced their adorable newborn son to the Queen and revealed his unusual and bold name

Kids take lead in Adopt A Farmer drought effort

LIAM DRIVER to Shoot - Wyee Central Coast Mufti
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Schoolkids across Australia have been working to raise money for the Adopt A Farmer drought campaign, dressing up, dressing down and selling a lot of cake

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcome baby boy

BESTPIX - European Best Pictures Of The Day - May 06, 2019
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are officially parents to a baby boy after the Duchess of Sussex gave birth to her first child overnight

Kids urge farmers to ‘keep believing’

Embargoed until Friday 3 May 2019** Students at St Josephs Primary School in Warrnambool, Victoria concerned about drought stricken Australian farmers.From left Daisy Shiells (10) in year 5 and Sophie Jellie (11) in year 6. 01/05/2019. Pic by ROBIN SHARROCK
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As part of the Adopt A Farmer campaign, students from across Australia have sent letters of encouragement and hope to farmers to help them get through the drought

Harry cooks up good idea with his classmates

ADOPT a FARMER
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Harry Chase and his classmates have cooked up a good idea to help his school raise much needed funding in the middle of a tough drought

Cheeseslaw officially a word after almost 100 years

Cheese with grater and grated cheese. 19 Jun 2000. / food / dairy - archived
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Broken Hill is usually in the news for being hot and dry, but this time it’s about something cool and damp: a special local salad invention called cheeseslaw

Battle to keep school grass green in drought

ADOPT a FARMER
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Schoolkids in the country’s worst drought-affected areas are playing on tiny patches of grass or hard, red dust that covers their clothes and means falling really hurts

Drought drives food prices higher

Adorable baby girl looks up at her mom while they shop for groceries
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Australians are paying more for vegetables, fruit, bread and meat due to the continuing drought, though farmers feel the affects of a big dry long before shoppers

Adopt A Farmer to ease drought pain

Drought - Queensland
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Farmers, their families and animals across Australia are doing it tough with worsening drought conditions. Students can now Adopt A Farmer to lend a helping hand to those most in need

Kids News explainer: What is drought?

Dust storm in Junee NSW 5th of March 2019 Must credit @thepastyfarmer permission for use given. from source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BunkgrGA3bZ/
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May is likely to be drier than average for most of eastern Australia, which is bad news for the large parts of the country in drought

Teen to fly solo around Australia for charity

Solomon Cameron will embark on a solo circumnavigation of Australia in his light aircraft in May 2019.
humanities

A teenager who can’t drive a car is about to fly an aeroplane solo around Australia to try to raise $40,000 for a rural medical charity called Angel Flight

Shearer sets new world record

Wool
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A shearer in Western Australia has set a world record by shearing 497 sheep in eight hours, just more than a sheep a minute and 31 more than the previous record

AFL will not tell fans to stop booing

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Footy boss Gillon McLachlan understands the “emotional” response of Bombers fans who booed on Anzac Day but believes booing shouldn’t target individuals

3D printer making recycled plastic fantastic

This is one of the prosthetic hands that will be 3D printed using waste plastic.
technology

An Australian hairdresser is turning plastic shampoo bottles into 3D-printed prosthetic limbs, helping repurpose waste and giving a hand to those who need one

Diary of a Gallipoli ANZAC

Philip Owen Ayton in 1915. Picture: supplied
history

Philip Owen Ayton enlisted soon after World War I was declared. He took part in the Gallipoli landing, describing it in vivid detail in a diary now published for the first time

Taking selfies with endangered mountain gorillas

This selfie received thousands of likes with many thanking the rangers for protecting the animals. Picture: FacebookSource:Supplied
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Anti-poaching rangers have shared a series of incredible and heartwarming snaps posing and relaxing with the magnificent gorillas they risk their lives to protect

World’s longest dragon lands in Australia

Giant Dragon
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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

Schoolboy makes airline deal with Qantas boss

Qantas Boy Alex Jacquot
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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

Kookaburra named Thunder for sale in US

Supplied Wendy Davidson Kookaburra
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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

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
history

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
health

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
environment

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

NWN Library
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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?

Anti violence march
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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

Women's sport
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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

West Indies v England - 3rd Test: Day Three
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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

Dairy Farm
humanities

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
humanities

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
humanities

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

recruitment drive for the Australian Antarctic Division STRICTLY ONE TIME USE ONLY • NO ARCHIVE • NO SALES
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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

Aussie Scrabble
humanities

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

Supplied Editorial
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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
humanities

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.
humanities

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

dr who series 10
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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

middle child is endangered
humanities

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
humanities

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
sport

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
humanities

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

Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un
humanities

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