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Wallaby captured after hopping across Sydney Harbour Bridge

The unusual sight of a wallaby bounding across the Sydney Harbour Bridge has surprised early-morning motorists. Drivers spotted the “wayward” marsupial on the iconic bridge just before 05:00 local time on Tuesday (18:00 Monday GMT), police said. Authorities monitored the wallaby as it crossed lanes, traversed the 1,150m-long (3,700ft) landmark and turned on to an expressway in the city centre. ...

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Milkshake duck: The Australian word that went 'universal'

Defeated by “youthquake” to be Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year, “milkshake duck” has – perhaps fittingly – won some redemption. The term denotes someone who gains widespread positive attention, only to be suddenly criticised when new information is made public. The debate typically happens online. Despite famous US examples, milkshake duck was named Macquarie Dictionary’s word of 2017 on ...

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Perth bushfire paints skies 'vivid orange'

Skies in Perth, Australia, turned dramatic colours after a bushfire blanketed the city with smoke. More than 150 firefighters fought the blaze as it burned through 3,000 acres (1,200ha) of bushland near the city on Sunday, authorities said. The fire prompted clouds of smoke and ash, with many locals posting photos on social media. Officials said the fire was being ...

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Australia v England: Jason Roy hits record 180 in five-wicket victory

First ODI, Melbourne Australia 304-8 (50.0 overs): Finch 107, Stoinis 60, M Marsh 50; Plunkett 3-71 England 308-5 (48.5 overs): Roy 180, Root 91* England won by five wickets Scorecard Jason Roy hit the highest one-day international score by an England player with a sublime 180 to help the tourists beat Australia by five wickets in the first ODI at ...

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Papua New Guinea volcano: Islanders flee worsening eruption

About 1,500 people are being evacuated from islands off Papua New Guinea, where a long-dormant volcano has started erupting, the Red Cross says. The volcano on Kadovar island began emitting smoke and ash last week, prompting the evacuation of more than 500 people to nearby Blup Blup island. But as the eruptions have become more violent, those who fled Kadovar ...

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Australian Open: Bernard Tomic going home to 'count my millions’ after qualifying defeat

2018 Australian Open Dates: 15-28 January Venue: Melbourne Park Coverage: Watch highlights on BBC Two, the BBC Sport website and app. Live commentary on the best matches on BBC Radio 5 live, 5 live sports extra and online. Bernard Tomic said he was heading home to “count my millions” after failing to qualify for the Australian Open. The Australian lost ...

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How Australia's extreme heat might be here to stay

Media playback is unsupported on your device A section of highway connecting Sydney and Melbourne started to melt. Bats fell dead from the trees, struck down by the heat. On the northern Great Barrier Reef, 99% of baby green sea turtles, a species whose sex is determined by temperature, were found to be female. In outer suburban Sydney, the heat ...

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#AfricanGangs: Communities respond to negative label in Australia

A spate of violent crimes in Australia has led to accusations that young African men are being caught up in gangs. Now African-Australian communities have reacted angrily to the front-page coverage by promoting positive stories about themselves with the hashtag #AfricanGangs. The police have blamed some sections of the media for inflaming the situation with their reporting of the perceived ...

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Truck ploughs through cycle race finish line in Australia

The moment a truck driver in Australia ploughed through an inflatable finish line marker has been caught on camera. Australian Broadcasting Corporation reporter Sarah Hancock was covering the Santos Tour Down Under cycling race when the lorry carrying hay passed by. Click here to Read from the source

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Bullying suicide: Mourners wear blue for Akubra girl Dolly

Mourners wearing blue have remembered Australian teenager Amy “Dolly” Everett who took her own life after alleged cyber-bullying. The death of the 14-year-old girl, once the face of iconic Australian outback hat brand Akubra, prompted grief and shock across the nation. About 300 people attended her funeral in the Northern Territory on Friday, dressed in the girl’s favourite colour. Her ...

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