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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

Australia's prime minister Tony Abbott

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott warns of increased 'terror chatter' since Sydney siege

Terror threat remains high, prime minister reminds Australians

Australia remembers: Katrina Dawson and Tori Johnson memorials held as Sydney honours siege victims

Hundreds attended each victims' memorial as the sea of flowers in Martin Place was carefully tidied away

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War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003
Barbara Woodward: Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with the growing economic superpower

Our woman in Beijing builds a new relationship

Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with growing economic power
Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer. But the only British soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross in Afghanistan has both

Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer

Beware of imitations, but the words of the soldier awarded the Victoria Cross were the real thing, says DJ Taylor
Alexander McQueen: The catwalk was a stage for the designer's astonishing and troubling vision

Alexander McQueen's astonishing vision

Ahead of a major retrospective, Alexander Fury talks to the collaborators who helped create the late designer's notorious spectacle
New BBC series savours half a century of food in Britain, from Vesta curries to nouvelle cuisine

Dinner through the decades

A new BBC series challenged Brandon Robshaw and his family to eat their way from the 1950s to the 1990s
Philippa Perry interview: The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course

Philippa Perry interview

The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef recreates the exoticism of the Indonesian stir-fry

Bill Granger's Indonesian stir-fry recipes

Our chef was inspired by the south-east Asian cuisine he encountered as a teenager
Chelsea vs Tottenham: Harry Kane was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope

Harry Kane interview

The striker was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope
The Last Word: For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?

Michael Calvin's Last Word

For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?
HIV pill: Scientists hail discovery of 'game-changer' that cuts the risk of infection among gay men by 86%

Scientists hail daily pill that protects against HIV infection

Breakthrough in battle against global scourge – but will the NHS pay for it?