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Crikey, mate! Aussie cop’s beat is size of UK

Being the only policeman in an area the size of Britain might be daunting for some, but not for Senior Constable Stephan Pursell. The easy-going 53-year-old runs a modest police station in the equally modest town of Birdsville, making him the law across a vast swathe of outback Australia.

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Usain Bolt takes on football as he trains with Aussie team

Usain Bolt takes the first tentative steps towards his Manchester United dream after the sprint king joins Australian side Central Coast Mariners for his first training session.

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France’s Macron: Aussie PM’s Wife ‘Delicious’

French President Emmanuel Macron raised eyebrows in Sydney on Wednesday by calling Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s wife “delicious.” (May 2)

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Cute alert: Red panda cub gets health check at Aussie zoo

An Australian zoo presents a two-month old Nepalese red panda cub which received its first health check up.

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Wild wallaby leads Aussie cops on hop-speed chase

A wallaby startled motorists when it hopped across Sydney’s Harbour Bridge, closely tailed by police.

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Meerkat pups find their feet at Aussie Zoo

Three curious meerkat pups emerged from their burrow at an Australian zoo this week with the tiny animals the first-ever pups of their species on display at Canberra’s National Zoo and Aquarium.

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Basketball: Australia proving fertile talent pool for US

If you ask Australian teens who their favourite basketball player is, US superstars like LeBron James or Kevin Durant are likely responses, with the mere mention of the NBA creating a buzz. But it is local names like Ben Simmons, Patty Mills , Dante Exum and South Sudanese refugee Thon Maker who have swelled Aussie numbers in the world’s top league and heightened the hopes of young Australians as they compete with hopefuls from Europe and elsewhere for a career in the sports most lucrative league.