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A crew member on a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion aircraft participating in the Australian Maritime Safety Authority-led search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the Southern Indian Ocean

Missing Malaysia Flight MH370: Spotter planes flying low over Indian Ocean fail to find any sign of jet

Satellite pictures from earlier this week showing two large objects floating in the ocean about 1,500 miles south-west of Perth

A handout picture made available by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) on 20 March 2014 shows a map of its search area for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Objects possibly related to the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane have been spotted in the southern Indian Ocean, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said

Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Search called off for day after two pieces of debris spotted floating in Indian Ocean

Initial attempts to identify debris have been hampered by bad weather, and now bad light

Australian PM Tony Abbot gets a grilling from students on gay marriage and asylum seekers

PM asked why a man is the women’s minister

 

New Zealand to hold referendum on new 'post-colonial' national flag

John Key confirms referendum on flag he says 'remains dominated by the Union Jack in a way that we ourselves are no longer dominated by the UK'

The man is said to have changed his name after he lost a poker bet

New Zealand man changes his name to 97-character, 16-word moniker after losing bet

The 22-year-old had forgotten about the drunken bet until his passport expired

Researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) have been given a grant of £10.8m

Space debris orbiting Earth to be destroyed with giant lasers fired from Australia

Researchers win government funding to begin developing infra-red lasers that may one day be powerful enough to bring down junk altogether

The Maltese terrier was left with a killer hangover following the treatment

Bottle of vodka provides miracle cure for dying dog

Vodka was the only antidote available after the pooch licked up some anti-freeze from his owner’s garage floor

Australian man Rod Sommerville reacts to bite from deadly snake by reaching for cold beer

‘If I’m going to cark it [die], I’m going to have a beer,’ he said

When penguins are caught in oil spills, their feathers become matted, making it hard for them to stay warm or hunt for food

Penguins in jumpers: Volunteers make woolly garments to help birds caught in oil spills

The Australia-based Penguin Foundation said the jumpers keep them warm and prevent them from ingesting toxic oil

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott promised to support the timber industry in a speech on Tuesday

Australian Prime Minister says forests should not be 'locked up' from loggers

Prime Minister Tony Abbott said workers in the timber industry are the "ultimate conservationists"

Maori King Tuheitia Paki sits on the carved wooden throne during his coronation ceremony in August 2006.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge rejected by New Zealand's Maori King because 90 minute slot was 'not long enough'

The King's officials said he was 'not some carnival act to be rolled out and made to fit into a schedule'

Mobile phone images made available by Tiffany Corlis, from Mt Isa on 3 March, 2014 shows a phython strangling and ultimately eating a crocodile

Snake eats crocodile after five-hour struggle in Queensland, Australia

Local residents captured incident on their smartphones

Bowen's Big Mango was erected in 2002 and stands at 10 metres tall

Australia's Big Mango 'heist' revealed as a hoax by Nando's

The chicken restaurant chain admitted that they were behind the 'theft' of the tourist attraction

Australian politician Anthony Antoniadis apologises for insulting would-be constituents in series of Facebook posts

Liberal candidate for next month’s South Australian election criticised “dress sense, hygiene and work ethic” of the people he now hopes will vote for him

Tiny piece of zircon shows Earth's crust formed at least 4.4 billion years ago - and life could have appeared not long after that

Australian gem is 'oldest piece of Earth ever found' - and shows life could have formed on our planet earlier than anyone thought possible

Tiny piece of zircon shows Earth's crust formed at least 4.4 billion years ago - and life could have appeared not long after that

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The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

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