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Hip hippo hooray!

Taronga Zoo’s baby pygmy hippopotamus – the first born in seven years – made its first public appearance in Sydney on Friday (March 17, 2017).

Taronga Zoo’s baby pygmy hippopotamus – the first born in seven years – made its first public appearance in Sydney on Friday (March 17, 2017).

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'Exploding headphones' prompt safety warning for air passengers

Photographs of a passenger’s injuries have been released as a warning about the potential risks of using battery-powered devices on aircraft.

Photographs of a passenger’s injuries have been released as a warning about the potential risks of using battery-powered devices on aircraft.

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Fake Justin Bieber charged with more than 900 child sex offences

Police in Australia Justin Bieber fans be extra vigilant online after charging a man for posing as the singer and soliciting explicit images

Police in Australia Justin Bieber fans be extra vigilant online after charging a man for posing as the singer and soliciting explicit images

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Sydney celebrates Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

Thousands of spectators packed into Sydney’s city centre on Saturday 4th March 2017 for the annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

Thousands of spectators packed into Sydney’s city centre on Saturday 4th March 2017 for the annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

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Man proposes on crowded metro train recreating couple's first meeting

A Melbourne man ensured an unforgettable proposal for his girlfriend by recreating the moment they had first met on a crowded commuter train. Ryan

A Melbourne man ensured an unforgettable proposal for his girlfriend by recreating the moment they had first met on a crowded commuter train. Ryan

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Rugby: Former Australia lock Dan Vickerman dies aged 37

The world of rugby was sent into shock on Sunday following the news that former Australia international Dan Vickerman has died at his home in Sydney.

The world of rugby was sent into shock on Sunday following the news that former Australia international Dan Vickerman has died at his home in Sydney.

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Wildfires rage in Australia

An out-of-control wildfire near Queanbeyan in Australia has destroyed at least 15 homes.

An out-of-control wildfire near Queanbeyan in Australia has destroyed at least 15 homes.

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Australian firefighters battle bushfires in New South Wales

In what has been described as the worst conditions for fire in the state’s history, rural firefighters in the Australian state of New South Wales on Sunday were battling close to 80 out-of-control…

In what has been described as the worst conditions for fire in the state’s history, rural firefighters in the Australian state of New South Wales on Sunday were battling close to 80 out-of-control…

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Australia: Wildfires rage in New South Wales heatwave

Despite desperate efforts by emergency crews, dozens of wildfires are raging in the Australian state of New South Wales, amid extreme heat and strong winds.

Despite desperate efforts by emergency crews, dozens of wildfires are raging in the Australian state of New South Wales, amid extreme heat and strong winds.

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Australia extends comfort at arms length for refugees

Australia does a lot for the boatloads of refugees trying to land on its shores, but mostly abroad in neighbouring countries, where controversial camps have become dead ends for their inmates, plucked

Australia does a lot for the boatloads of refugees trying to land on its shores, but mostly abroad in neighbouring countries, where controversial camps have become dead ends for their inmates, plucked

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Trump 'abruptly ends' phone call with Australian PM Turnbull in refugee row

President Donald Trump reportedly cut short a phone call with the leader of staunch US ally Australia, casting doubt over his commitment to a refugee resettlement…

President Donald Trump reportedly cut short a phone call with the leader of staunch US ally Australia, casting doubt over his commitment to a refugee resettlement…

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And also....zoo urges deadly spider donation, the Vatican condom row, and the New Year girlfriend hiring app

Every Friday journalists from euronews’ various language teams choose a selection of stories from Europe and beyond which did not reach the international headlines Help us by catching deadly spiders,

Every Friday journalists from euronews’ various language teams choose a selection of stories from Europe and beyond which did not reach the international headlines Help us by catching deadly spiders,

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Porte closes in on Tour Down Under title

Australian Richie Porte all but guaranteed his maiden victory at the Tour Down Under on Saturday after winning the penultimate stage five to stretch his lead at the top of the overall…

Australian Richie Porte all but guaranteed his maiden victory at the Tour Down Under on Saturday after winning the penultimate stage five to stretch his lead at the top of the overall…

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Anti-Trump protests started in Australia

Thousands of protesters in Sydney on Saturday (January 21) joined the first of hundreds of womens’ marches organised around the world in a show of disapproval of…

Thousands of protesters in Sydney on Saturday (January 21) joined the first of hundreds of womens’ marches organised around the world in a show of disapproval of…

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Tour Down Under: Ewan celebrates third win in four stages

In a repeat of the previous day Australian Caleb Ewan outsprinted world champion Peter Sagan to win stage four of the Tour Down Under.

In a repeat of the previous day Australian Caleb Ewan outsprinted world champion Peter Sagan to win stage four of the Tour Down Under.

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First footage of a new species of seadragon alive in the wild

The ruby seadragon, a new species of animal, has been filmed alive for the first time by researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San…

The ruby seadragon, a new species of animal, has been filmed alive for the first time by researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San…

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Flight MH370: underwater search suspended

The underwater search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is suspended, nearly three years after it disappeared.

The underwater search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is suspended, nearly three years after it disappeared.

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Making a song and dance for Elvis Presley

With an air of Las Vegas glamour, thousands of people took to the streets of the rural Australian town of Parkes on Saturday (January 14) to honour entertainer Elvis Presley in the town’s 25th annual

With an air of Las Vegas glamour, thousands of people took to the streets of the rural Australian town of Parkes on Saturday (January 14) to honour entertainer Elvis Presley in the town’s 25th annual