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Gold prospector strikes it lucky with an 87 ounce nugget worth at least £100,000

The man says it doesn't want to sell it for less than $200,000

Axel Winter posted an image of the incident in Sydney to his Facebook page

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'Some boys take a beautiful boy and they hide him away from the rest of the world'

Prabha Arun Kumar walking down the public walkway moments before her death

Prabha Arun Kumar stabbing: Indian woman 'stabbed to death as she talked on the phone'

The Indian IT worker was speaking to her husband on the phone when she was attacked

Snake in cereal: Man rattled by python found coiled up and hiding in his box of cornflakes

The cardboard box had to be cut open to get the huge diamond python out

Tony Abbott taking questions in the Canberra parliament

Australia is 'sick of being lectured' on torture in its immigration system, says PM Tony Abbott

The prime minister described Australia's detention centres as 'compassionate' and said 'everyone’s needs' were being met at them

Tony Bennett had been repeatedly unemployed, eventually finding work in a bookmakers and working his way up to manager over 13 years

Residents of forgotten English mining town head Down Under to meet Aborigines - and share the problems of displaced people

Ashington, once the proud home of a thriving colliery, is embarking on a scheme with Brisbane's Aboriginal families to see what they can learn from each other

Ian Paterson was the public face of one of Australia’s most exclusive schools

Head covered up child abuse at exclusive Australian school

Although Dr Paterson was aware of the many allegations against his staff he never reported anything to the police

Australians Myuran Sukumaran (left) and Andrew Chan (right), the two ringleaders of the 'Bali Nine' drug ring, pictured being escorted out of court in 2006. 14 February 2006. The Indonesian court issued death sentences for Australian's Chan and Sukumaran, who were convicted of leading a drug ring which exported heroin to Australia through the resort island of Bali.

Indonesia execution of two Australian prisoners 'may be delayed by a week'

Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan were convicted of drug smuggling as part of the 'Bali Nine' back in 2005

A Koala sits on a branch at the Sydney Zoo on April 24, 2013

Almost 700 koalas secretly culled in Australia because 'they were just dying anyway'

'They were literally falling out of trees due to starvation,' an expert said

Australians Myuran Sukumaran (left) and Andrew Chan (right), the two ringleaders of the 'Bali Nine' drug ring, pictured being escorted out of court in 2006. 14 February 2006. The Indonesian court issued death sentences for Australian's Chan and Sukumaran, who were convicted of leading a drug ring which exported heroin to Australia through the resort island of Bali.

Bali Nine: Australian government condemns pictures of grinning Indonesian police chief posing with prisoners as they prepare to face firing squad

As the ringleaders of the heroin-trafficking gang, Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were sentenced to death nine years ago

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has launched legal action over Nurofen Specific Pain Products

Nurofen manufacturer accused of 'misleading' packaging

A consumer watchdog has launched legal action against pharmaceutical giant Reckitt Benckiser Australia

The spider makes its break for freedom

Meet the spider that refuses to die

Australian man captured one spider's battle against the water and posted it on YouTube

Instructor Sheldon McFarlane reaches for his student

Video captures the rescue of skydiving student after seizure at 9,000ft

Australian man later regained consciousness and was able to land safely

The bloody ballad of Broken Hill: How jihad came to the Australian outback in 1915

In Australia, two men responded to a call to jihad by indiscriminately opening fire on a group of New Year picnickers. But this wasn't the post-9/11 age, it was 100 years ago. Nicholas Shakespeare recounts the extraordinary tale of two early 20th-century terrorists
The situation was compared to scenes from the cult classic film Pulp Fiction after the couple left a wallet on the table with the words ‘bad motherf*****’ impressed on it.

Restaurant tracks down couple who went without paying bill and left Pulp Fiction-style ‘bad motherf*****’ wallet on table

Mojo's Restaurant in Bunbury, Australia, posted an advert on Facebook for help tracking down the couple

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