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Koala and dog stuck down an abandoned mineshaft get rescued

It might sound like a tired trope from a ’70s television show, but somehow this koala and dog got trapped at the bottom of an abandoned mineshaft. Yes, these things still really do happen. The mine, located in Ipswich, Australia, was attended to by firefighters and the RSPCA on Monday after yelps from the dog were heard. SEE ALSO: Two koalas fight it out on the highway, because this is Australia Lance Mullins from the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service told 9 News the rescue was “an unusual one,” and…

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Half-naked dude patiently sitting at the game just wants to streak

*** This video is NSFW *** Look streaking isn’t all about running onto a sports field stark naked. There’s a real art to the preparation too. As you’ll see from a streaker at a rugby match between the New Zealand All Blacks vs. British Lions in Auckland on Saturday. The man, dressed in only a shirt and beanie, calmly ignored jeers from the crowd to put his pants back on in a video by Caleb Marshall on YouTube.  And oh boy, when it came for the streaker’s time to shine…

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The Great Barrier Reef is worth $42 billion. It’s also under serious threat.

The Great Barrier Reef is an expansive wonder filled with thousands of marine species and over 600 coral types. It’s naturally priceless. But think of it as a business, or prime piece of real estate, and the Australian reef is worth a hefty sum of money. The 133,000-square-mile coral reef system represents around A$56 billion — or $42.4 billion in U.S. dollars — in economic, social, and brand value, according to Deloitte Access Economics, a consulting firm in Australia. The high dollar figure illustrates how essential the reef is to…

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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Has Been Valued at a Whopping $42 Billion

With the Great Barrier Reef under unprecedented environmental stress, a new report is raising the alarm in terms of its potential economic loss. Valued at Aus$56 billion (US$42 billion), the largest living structure on Earth is now deemed “too big to fail.” Read more… Gizmodo – Read Full Article

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Australia to talk about ways to tackle terrorist activity on social media in “Five Eyes” meeting

Australia said on Sunday it will push for greater powers to tackle the use of encrypted messaging services used by terrorists and criminals at an upcoming meeting of ministers from the “Five Eyes” intelligence network. The United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, will meet in the Canadian city of Ottawa next week, where they will discuss tactics to combat terrorism and border protection, two senior Australian ministers said. Australia has made it clear it wants tech companies to do much more to give intelligence and law enforcement…

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Theresa May receives the Monty Python treatment in brilliant supercut

It took the Australian mastery of ABC‘s Insiders to create the perfect parody of Theresa May, superimposing the prime minister’s soundbites from the disastrous UK election onto the Monty Python classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail. SEE ALSO: Some genius organised Theresa May’s leaving drinks and the internet is loving it The video starts with May as King Arthur calling a general election, but being met with derision as it’s revealed that her cabinet is actually a group of dancing knights.  May’s speech on “a new, deep and special…

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Two koalas fight it out on the highway, because this is Australia

Koalas seem cute and cuddly on the surface, masking the fact that they’re still wild animals. Such as these two koalas who had a brawl in the middle of a highway in southwestern Victoria, Australia, who narrowly missed being hit by a truck.  SEE ALSO: Friendly koala walks into a restaurant full of diners like it’s NBD Sharon Bercely told 9 News she was driving home when she saw the two marsupials fighting. While most people might drive on by, she stopped and got out of her car to help…

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AirAsia X flight shook like a ‘washing machine’ following mid-air problem

An AirAsia X flight bound for Kuala Lumpur was forced to turn back on Sunday, after a mid-air technical issue left the plane’s cabin shaking like a “washing machine.” Flight D7237 with 359 passengers onboard left Perth at 6:50 a.m. local time, then returned to Perth by 10 a.m., after what reportedly seemed to be a problem with an engine. SEE ALSO: Here’s why airlines have trouble with your hyphenated name “I heard a loud explosion I think on the left-side engine,” passenger Tzeyau Chung told ABC News. “After the…

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Politician breastfed her baby while speaking in parliament, because work never stops

Talk about multi-tasking. Larissa Waters, a Greens party MP in Australia, got plenty of plaudits earlier in the year when she was the first politician to breastfeed in parliament. SEE ALSO: Baby hippo gives mommy a mouth massage because hippo bonding is weird Now she’s the first to deliver a speech while breastfeeding, because well, sometimes work can’t stop. Here she is breastfeeding her daughter Alia Joy Waters, while submitting a motion on black lung disease. How far we’ve come@larissawaters gives a speech while breast feeding! Yes! First woman in…

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Adorable little dog was reportedly saved by mouth-to-nose resuscitation

You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who knows doggy CPR, so when man’s best friend is in trouble, improvisation is key. Glenn Rowe, a farmer from Wimmera in Australia, claimed he saved the life of his kelpie Jack when the dog was lifeless after accidentally strangling himself on a lead attached to a quad bike. SEE ALSO: Friendly island doggo followed a street view mapper and photobombed all his shots “I thought crikey, he’s not looking too good, he was all glassy eyed — yeah, he was cactus,” Rowe told…

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