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One of the nine joeys injured in the Australian bushfires

Watch: Baby kangaroos rescued from Australia bushfires treated for burns

It is hoped that the animals will eventually be released back into the wild

A mother and baby Koala cling to each other.

Koala mittens appeal: Animal charity calls on public to make pouches for orphaned animals

Vets now have enough mittens to treat koalas burned in Australia's wildfires

A view of the outback in central Australia, seen from the 'Ghan Express'

Man found dead just minutes from safety after walking 50km through Australian outback

The man, who is not being named, was forced to seek help after his car broke down in remote Goldfields region of Southern Australia

Sheep were first introduced to New Zealand in 1773 by British explorer Captain James Cook and later by missionary Samuel Marsden

Sheep in New Zealand now outnumber people by six to one – but numbers at lowest in 75 years

Numbers of the livestock have been declining since 1982

Firefighter's GoPro shows battle to halt Australian wildfires

Video: Fireman Ben Wilson's footage shows his brigade tackling wildfires near Adelaide

All cats and 30 dogs in pet boarding house die in Australia bush fire that ruined dozens of homes

No cats survived the fire while 30 dogs were rescued by firefighters

Australians battle worst bushfire for 30 years

Authorities are calling fire a major emergency and comparing it to 1983 Ash Wednesday fire which killed 75 people

Cyclist survives serious injury after handlebar flip

Video: A piece of metal on the road sends a man and his bike flying through the air

Some of Mark John Taylor's tweets, pinpointing his location in Syria

New Zealand Isis jihadist accidentally tweets location from Syria

Mark John Taylor's Twitter account has since been suspended

Watch Australia and New Zealand celebrate 2015 with spectacular fireworks

In typically dazzling fashion, Australians have greeted in the New Year

Video: Apparent thief blown away by cash machine explosion

Police in Australia have released CCTV footage of a man destroying a cash machine

A Great White Shark, similar to the animal believed to have killed a teenager in Australia

Teenager killed by 'great white shark' off the coast of Western Australia

Police believe the 17-year-old was spearfishing when he was attacked

Orphan kangaroos spend Christmas without their parents

With traffic accidents claiming countless kangaroos, many babies are finding themselves without any parents

The Uber smartphone app, used to book private hire cars

Uber apologises for dramatically increasing its prices during Sydney siege tragedy

The company says criticism of it was based on an 'unfortunate perception'

George Bush Snr taken to hospital over breathing difficulties

The 90-year-old was taken to Houston Methodist Hospital as a 'precaution' where he will be held for observation

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Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders
Heston Blumenthal to cook up a spice odyssey for British astronaut manning the International Space Station

UK's Major Tum to blast off on a spice odyssey

Nothing but the best for British astronaut as chef Heston Blumenthal cooks up his rations
John Harrison's 'longitude' clock sets new record - 300 years on

‘Longitude’ clock sets new record - 300 years on

Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
Fears in the US of being outgunned in the vital propaganda wars by Russia, China - and even Isis - have prompted a rethink on overseas broadcasters

Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
Why Japan's incredible long-distance runners will never win the London Marathon

Japan's incredible long-distance runners

Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
Why does Tom Drury remain the greatest writer you've never heard of?

Tom Drury: The quiet American

His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

Dave Hax's domestic tips are reminiscent of George Orwell's tea routine. The world might need revolution, but we like to sweat the small stuff, says DJ Taylor
Beige is back: The drab car colours of the 1970s are proving popular again

Beige to the future

Flares and flounce are back on catwalks but a revival in ’70s car paintjobs was a stack-heeled step too far – until now
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's dishes highlight the delicate essence of fresh cheeses

Bill Granger cooks with fresh cheeses

More delicate on the palate, milder, fresh cheeses can also be kinder to the waistline
Aston Villa vs Liverpool: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful,' says veteran Shay Given

Shay Given: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful'

The Villa keeper has been overlooked for a long time and has unhappy memories of the national stadium – but he is savouring his chance to play at Wembley
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