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Prince Harry, Meghan get baby gifts in Australia

(16 Oct 2018) Prince Harry and his wife the former Meghan Markle received a toy kangaroo and a small pair of boots from Australia’s Governor General. The news of the royal couple’s pregnancy was announced after they arrived in Sydney on Monday. (Oct. 16)

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Harry and Meghan meet marsupials in Australia

Prince Harry and Meghan have made their first public appearance since announcing they are expecting a baby, kicking off a high-profile Pacific trip with a photo in front of Sydney’s dazzling Opera House and posing with koalas.

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Prince Harry and Meghan attend official welcome in Australia

Prince Harry and Meghan attend a welcome event at Sydney’s Admiralty. IMAGES

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Baby whale rescued from shark net in Australia

A humpback whale calf is rescued after getting entangled in a shark net off the Gold Coast for some two hours.

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Humpback whale calf rescued in Australia

(9 Oct 2018) Rescuers free a whale calf who was tangled in a shark net off the Australian east coast. (Oct. 9)

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Australia moves to revive confidence in strawberries

Signs in Australian supermarkets urge shoppers to back farmers besieged by a contaminated fruit scare, as it emerged Singapore’s largest supermarket chain had put a halt on all strawberries from Down Under.

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Scientists hopeful of finding 18th century ship ‘the Endeavour’

A replica of the Endeavour sits in Sydney’s Darling Harbour as the centuries-long hunt for the remains of famed ship — the vessel used by James Cook on a voyage of discovery to Australia and New Zealand — could be nearing an end. Marine archaeologists from Australia and the United States said recently they believe they may have found the site where the vessel was scuttled off the east coast of the US in 1778.

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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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Behind the wire in Australia’s ‘Pacific Gulag’

On the Pacific island of Nauru Somali asylum-seeker Khadar Hrisi is afraid even to go to sleep because of his wife’s repeated suicide attempts. They live in a refugee settlement camp, a place defined by desperation and rarely visited by outsiders. The vast majority of inhabitants are there against their will, the subjects of a controversial deal between this island’s government and Australian authorities keen to rid themselves of migrants.

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For sale: Australian pub in the middle of nowhere

One of Australia’s most well-known pubs, located in the country’s remote outback thousands of miles from major cities, is on the market for the first time in decades and attracting local and international interest.