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Cameraman Peter Steer had been flagged down by the biker as he was on the way to the crime he had committed

File: The sunset years for men in Australia are to last that little bit longer, after male life expectancy passed the 80-year mark for the first time ever

Life expectancy for Australian men goes over 80 years-old for first time ever – but why do they live so much longer than Britons?

Australia joins a small band of nations where both men and women can expect to live for at least eight decades

50 whales die after stranding in New Zealand

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Australian man Googled 'how can I kill my ex-wife' before murdering their two children

Charles Mihayo, 36, smothered his daughters while their mother was outside

The cloud that got everyone's attention

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Unusual phenomenon is called a fallstreak hole, or the more literal 'hole punch cloud' and had some locals fearing the rapture

Mother breastfeeds baby in graduation photo to show: 'You don't have to give up a career to have kids'

Candid photo was taken at graduation ceremony in Australia

Muslim leader shot outside religious hall by suspected Isis supporters in Sydney

Rasoul Al Mousawi was shot with pellets in the early hours of Monday

The 15-year-old was caught on camera holding onto the safety door at the back of the train by cameras

Video: Teenager arrested after dangerous 'trainsurfing' stunt in Sydney

The 15-year-old was arrested on Sunday after CCTV cameras caught him and a friend holding onto the back of a speeding train on Sydney's famous Harbour Bridge

The Australian Human Rights Commission says that sterilisation procedures are most often carried out on female children with intellectual disabilities

Australian disability group submits report to UN calling for legislation against forced sterilisation

People With Disability Australia say disabled people are 'frequently subject to treatment that may constitute torture'

The plane's owner went in the pub for a drink after parking outside

Australian man drives plane through outback town to his local pub

The aircraft drew a crowd as it taxied through Newman in Western Australia

Watch as daredevil climbs on top of a dead whale at the centre of a shark feeding frenzy

Australian Harrison Williams said he was trying to save the whale

Fraser Island in Queensland

British backpacker Jade Fox, 22, killed in car accident while travelling in Australia

The 22-year-old from Kent was killed when her vehicle flipped in Fraser Island, Queensland

Conman Peter Foster is back behind bars – for now

Caught with his pants down… but can conman Peter Foster escape justice again?

The man who brought Cherie Blair to tears, duped Sarah Ferguson and swindled millions, is back behind bars – for now

Lisa Reid knelt down to kiss her guide dog a goodnight and hit her head

Woman blinded as a child can see again after hitting her head on a coffee table

Lisa Reid knelt down to kiss her guide dog a goodnight and hit her head

Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie, who has been dubbed the Sarah Palin of Australia

Parents who force their children to wear a burqa should be jailed, says Australian senator

Jacqui Lambie has submitted a draft 'burqa ban' bill to Parliament

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A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

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Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

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