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Girl with three legs 'walks, runs' after rare surgery

2017-04-28 12:39

A toddler born with three legs - because body parts of a twin had grown inside her - is returning home to Bangladesh after complex and rare surgery in Australia enabled her to walk and run, her doctor says.

Australian PM to meet Trump after heated phone call

2017-04-26 13:00

Australia's prime minister says he's looking forward to meeting President Donald Trump next week in New York, more than three months after their heated telephone conversation over an Obama-era refugee deal.

More Antarctic protections urged on World Penguin Day

2017-04-25 22:04

The world needs to do more to protect the Antarctic wilderness and its wildlife, scientists are warning as they mark World Penguin Day.

North Korea threatens to sink approaching US carrier

2017-04-23 21:05

North Korea has threatened to sink a US aircraft carrier cruising towards the tense Korean peninsula, and said it would strike Australia with nuclear weapons if it "blindly" followed its American ally.

Drift analysis says MH370 likely crashed north of search

2017-04-21 12:52

Analysis of a genuine Boeing 777 wing flap has reaffirmed experts' opinion that a missing Malaysian airliner most likely crashed north of an abandoned search area in the Indian Ocean.

Australia scraps visa for skilled foreign workers

2017-04-18 09:28

Australia's prime minister says the country will scrap a temporary visa for skilled foreign workers, arguing that Australians must be given priority for Australian jobs.

Japan volcanic island may hold key to coral survival

2017-04-17 09:03

The key to the survival of the world's threatened coral reefs may lie in the waters surrounding a small volcanic island off the coast of Japan, scientists say.

'Zero recovery' for corals in back-to-back Australia bleaching

2017-04-10 14:28

Coral bleached for two consecutive years at Australia's Great Barrier Reef has "zero prospect" of recovery, scientists warn, as they confirmed the site has again been hit by warming sea temperatures.

'Creepy crawly cargo' caught in Australia

2017-04-04 15:44

Australian customs officers have received the fright of their lives when two shoe boxes arrived from Europe with venomous snakes, exotic spiders and scorpions.

Big clean-up under way in flood-ravaged Australia

2017-04-03 11:05

A massive clean-up was in full swing as floodwaters receded across parts of Australia devastated by a cyclone, with residents and business owners returning to thick mud, piles of debris and ruined property.

 

SA fossils may be earliest known multicellular life - study

2017-04-26 14:59

Fossils accidentally discovered in South Africa are probably the oldest fungi ever found by a margin of 1.2 billion years, rewriting the evolutionary story of these organisms which are neither flora nor fauna, researchers say.

Baby whales 'whisper' to mothers to avoid predators: study

2017-04-26 07:34

Newborn humpback whales and their mothers whisper to each other to escape potential predators, scientists have reported, revealing the existence of a previously unknown survival technique.

Police stop 12-year-old boy from driving across Australia

2017-04-24 09:21

Outback police have arrested a 12-year-old boy who was almost a third of his way toward driving solo across Australia.

Pence reaffirms US-Australia alliance after Trump spat

2017-04-22 07:06

Vice President Mike Pence is seeking to reassure Australia that the US remains committed to the countries' longtime alliance.

Japan and Australia to deepen ties amid North Korea tension

2017-04-20 11:40

The Australian foreign and defence ministers are in Tokyo for talks with their Japanese counterparts on the growing North Korean nuclear and missile threat and other security and economic issues.

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WATCH: SUV uses Mini as launch pad in highway crash

We're not sure what this Mini driver was attempting by slowing down in the extreme right lane of this Australian freeway but the sudden braking caused an SUV to crash into its rear.

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WATCH: Ouch! Head-on crash with a taxi

Watch the moment an Australian taxi driver isn't paying attention to oncoming traffic and crashes heavily into an SUV. Ouch!

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Australia, New Zealand warn of possible attack in Turkey

2017-04-06 14:38

Australia and New Zealand say extremists may be planning an attack on the commemoration of a World War I campaign in Turkey this month.

Man rescued after shark attacks kayak off Australian coast

2017-04-03 13:58

A police boat has rescued a man after a shark bit the back off his kayak and left him sinking off the Australian coast.

Australia floods still rising with two dead, four missing

2017-04-01 14:50

Flooded rivers were still rising in two Australian states with two women dead and four people missing after torrential rains in the wake of a powerful tropical cyclone.

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