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Paris Olympics 2024- Australian skateboarder Chloe Covell takes in Paris and the Champs Elysee before competition starts. Pics Adam Head

Training fall won’t slow Chloe’s roll

She may have fractured two fingers, but that won’t stop 14-year-old skating sensation Chloe Covell in her quest to be the youngest Australian to win gold at an Olympics when she competes in Paris

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(FILES) Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during a political event at the Air Zoo Aerospace & Science Experience in Portage, Michigan, on July 17, 2024. Joe Biden on July 21, 2024 dropped out of the US presidential election and endorsed Vice President Kamala Harris as the Democratic Party's new nominee, in a stunning move that upends an already extraordinary 2024 race for the White House. Biden, 81, said he was acting in the "best interest of my party and the country" by bowing to weeks of pressure after a disastrous June debate against Donald Trump stoked worries about his age and mental fitness. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP)

Biden out, endorses Kamala Harris

After a disastrous debate and other missteps, US President Joe Biden has ended his bid for re-election, endorsing VP Kamala Harris as the Democrats’ best chance to beat Donald Trump

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Winner Team McLaren-Mercedes' Oscar Piastri celebrates on the podium with the trophy after the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring race track in Mogyorod near Budapest on July 21, 2024. (Photo by Attila KISBENEDEK / AFP)

Youngest Aussie to win Grand Prix

At just 23-years-old, Australian Formula One young gun Oscar Piastri has won his first Grand Prix, marking a major motorsport milestone after beating his teammate Lando Norris

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Mark Knight cartoon for Herald Sun, July 15, 2024

Trump’s reaction changes history

Seconds after US presidential hopeful Donald Trump survived the assassination attempt in Pennsylvania, he seized the moment. Mark Knight’s cartoon captures him walking away not as a victim but as the clear election frontrunner

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Artist's impressions of extinct flightless bird Genyornis.

Ancient ‘thunderbird’ roamed SA

Partial fossils of a giant 230kg prehistoric bird found in South Australia 45,000 years ago have given scientists clues about the flightless megafauna’s physical structure and appearance

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Story from Jam Press (Giant Shark UK)  Pictured: The giant basking shark being removed from Maidens Beach.  VIDEO: Horrific moment gigantic 24ft SHARK washes up on UK beach  A giant shark has been spotted washed up on a UK beach – leaving beachgoers in shock.  The basking shark, sometimes known as a “Toothless Bruce,” is the second largest fish in our oceans.  At first, it was thought to be a whale, until Yolanda McCall, from Ayrshire, Scotland, contacted British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDLMR) and Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme (SMASS) teams.  The shark, which measures a whopping 24ft, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene on Maidens Beach on Sunday evening (30 June 2024).  “It was tangled in a long loop of rope, in its mouth and caught around its tail,” Yolanda told What's The Jam.  “The creature was bobbing around in the water and we couldn't tell if it was dead or alive.  “I wanted to try to help it, if it was alive and floundering, so I put on a wetsuit and got in the water to check.  “Sadly it was dead, but it looked very complete, a recent death.  “Maybe it got tired trying to free itself.”  Officials, including the coastguard, identified the animal as a basking shark.  She added: “After the tide went out, we could see the full beautiful big creature.  “[It’s] very sad.”  ENDS  EDITOR’S NOTES: Video Usage Licence: (EXCLUSIVE) We have obtained an exclusive licence from the copyright holder. A copy of the licence is available on request.  Video Restrictions: None.

Forklift used to haul massive shark

Wild photos have captured the moment a gigantic 24-foot shark was forklifted out of a Scottish beach after the mammoth creature got tangled in a rope and washed up on shore

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The vibrantly coloured, spiky caterpillar of the comparatively mundane Comana monomorpha moth. Picture: Supplied

Strange use for caterpillar venom

Long seen as a spiky menace to the gardeners of Townsville, the electric caterpillar has a painful and venomous sting that scientists say could be used in a surprising way

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Olivier Rioux is producing scary basketball highlights. Photo: X.

How tall is the world’s tallest teen?

At 18, he’s taller than the NBA’s tallest player, he can slam dunk without jumping and he just broke his own height record. But, just how tall is the world’s tallest teen?

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MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA. April 12, 2024.  Australian breakdancer Jeff Dunne  before heading off to the 2024 Paris Olympic Games     . Pic: Michael Klein

‘Talented freak’ breaks into Games

Jeff Dunne is a champion teenage athlete you’ve probably never heard of. So, let us introduce you to Australia’s best chance of a gold medal in breaking at the Olympic Games in Paris

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 05: Labour Leader Keir Starmer celebrates winning the 2024 General Election with a speech at Tate Modern on July 05, 2024 in London, England. Labour is on course to win a landslide victory in the 2024 General Election. Starmer addresses the nation promising Country first, Party second. (Photo by Ricky Vigil/Getty Images)

UK votes in new Prime Minister

Sir Keir Starmer will be sworn in as the UK’s new Prime Minister, ousting Rishi Sunak in a sweeping election win by Labour following 14 years of Conservative rule

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TOPSHOT - This handout courtesy of the WikiLeaks X account @wikileaks posted on June 25, 2024 shows WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange looking out of the window as his plane from London approaches Bangkok for a layover at Don Mueang International Airport in the Thai capital. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been released from prison in Britain and is set to face a final court hearing after reaching a plea deal with US authorities that brings to a close his years-long legal drama. A charter plane flew the 52-year-old from London to Bangkok, where it made a scheduled stop to refuel. (Photo by WikiLeaks / AFP) / -----EDITORS NOTE --- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / Courtesy of the WikiLeaks X account @wikileaks  " - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - NO ARCHIVES

Julian Assange granted freedom

After a controversial case spanning 14 years, the founder of WikiLeaks has returned home to Australia a free man. But who is Julian Assange and why was he imprisoned for so many years?

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French citizens are planning a controversial protest against the government's expensive plan to clean up the Seine River in Paris for the 2024 Olympic Games. The protest involves a mass "defecation flashmob" in the river. https://x.com/PRussiet/status/1793594658570006604

Parisians’ Olympic pooping protest

Angry protesters in Paris have threatened to cause a major stink ahead of the Olympics after water testing showed the River Seine was still too polluted for athletes to compete in its waters