Don’t kill the crocodile that killed our son, grieving parents plead

The remains of a five-year-old boy who disappeared in a flooded mangrove swamp more than a week ago have been found in the stomach of a 14-foot crocodile trapped nearby.

Floods pile further misery on Australia

Flooding rivers and heavy rains cut off towns, stopped mining operations and damaged crops in three Australian states today - one week after devastating bushfires swept the country's southeast killing 200 people.

Floods sweep man-eating crocodiles on to streets

Severe flooding in Queensland has washed saltwater crocodiles out of swollen rivers and into urban areas, where one 13ft "saltie" has been stalking residents and dogs.

Crocodiles alert as floods hit Australia

Australians battling major floods in the tropical state of Queensland have been warned to be on the look out for crocodiles and snakes, after a series of sightings in flooded towns, officials said today.

Nick Coleman: Were Arsenal fans really so villainous?

Fan's Eye View: I have heard some truly vile things expressed at football – this was not like that

Director's anger over comedy film's 'disability' warning

Disabled actors last night condemned a move by British film censors to label a new film featuring a disabled cast with a warning stating that the film contains "disability themes".

Human remains found in crocodile may be Scot

Gruesome discovery could solve mystery of missing Vietnam veteran

Reptile loss threatens global biodiversity

More than a fifth of the world's reptiles are threatened with extinction, a new method of monitoring the fortunes of groups of species revealed today.

Boy feeds animals to crocodile in zoo break-in

A seven-year-old boy broke into a popular Outback zoo, fed a string of animals to the resident crocodile and bashed several lizards to death with a rock, the zoo's director said today.

Bloodbath as boy feeds zoo reptiles to crocodile

Rare Australian animals perish after seven-year-old goes on killing spree

Crocodile Hunter's son, 4, wants TV show

Bon Irwin, son of the late Steve Irwin, may only be four years old, but already duty calls. He is determined to follow in the footsteps of his "Crocodile Hunter" father and present his own wildlife television show.

Elin Jones: We are not a protest group. We are a modern party

Change for the three London-based parties since 1997 has been largely superficial. It has meant little more than picking up a Welsh flag and draping themselves in it, if the occasion and the audience suited.

Fishing Lines: A celebrity is a must, but I don't want Jordanon my river

My final cast, it seems, is just around the corner. I've been through John Bailey's new book, '50 Fish to Catch Before You Die', and I'm missing just four from his list. If the golden dorado trip comes off nextyear, and I take up a place ona forthcoming Nile perch expedition, that just leaves Amur pike and huchen.

Fishing Lines: Not just crying crocodile tears for the demise of the big day out

Coach companies must yearn for the days when competition fishing used to be fun. Before everyone owned a car, clubs would hire buses and coaches at weekends. They would set off, laden with tackle, beer and excited men for the Thames, Severn, Trent or Ouse. Tough if you wanted a quiet day's fishing. Most Sundays, it was impossible to find a stretch without a competition taking place.

A crocodile goes into a bar, so the drinkers snap it up

Not much happens in the Northern Territory town of Noonamah (population 483), so when a crocodile wandered into the pub car park, the drinkers invited it in.

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