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Nigel's Animal Rescue director Nigel Williamson attended the Bunnings Tarneit store after close on Thursday and rescued an owl that had been camped out for over a week. Picture: Supplied

Hungry barn owl’s Bunnings rescue

A sick, starving barn owl has been rescued from a Melbourne megastore after it decided to move into the ultimate barn – which actually turned out to be the local Bunnings

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Britain's King Charles III (L) and Britain's Queen Camilla (2nd R) meet with pupils of the Sulivan Primary school as they visit the No Adults Allowed Garden, that they children co-designed, during a tour of the 2024 RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London on May 20, 2024. The Chelsea flower show is held annually in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / POOL / AFP)

No Adults Allowed Garden blooms

Keen green thumb Charles III was renamed the ‘King of the Compost’ by cheeky young gardeners at London’s famed Chelsea Flower Show after they ‘banned’ grown ups from their garden

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It flared over a highway in Portugal. Picture: X

Eerie blue fireball lights the sky

A sudden blue flash has stunned people in parts of Portugal and Spain after the fragment of a comet entered Earth’s atmosphere in a spectacular cosmic show that looked like an alien landing

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(FILES) This photograph taken in Saint-Philbert-sur-Risle on August 12, 2023 shows western honey bee also known as European honey bee (Apis mellifera) in a beehive. (Photo by JOEL SAGET / AFP)

Bees’ survival creates major buzz

World Bee Day 2024: How did a few stowaway bees stranded far from home survive life in a new country? The answer could bring fresh hope for Australia’s native bee population

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 28: Fans wait for Matildas players during the AFC Women's Olympic Football Tournament Paris 2024 Asian Qualifier Round 3 match between Australia Matildas and Uzbekistan at Marvel Stadium on February 28, 2024 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Kelly Defina/Getty Images)

Massive Football Australia boost

Football’s coming home – again – with Australia named host nation of the 2026 AFC Asian Women’s Cup as Matildas veterans, newcomers and hopefuls eye their chance at glory on Aussie soil

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Sage, a Miniature Poodle and winner of “Best in Show” at the 2024 Westminster Dog Show, gets a "Champions Lunch" with Chef Daniel Boulud at the French restaurant Bar Boulud on May 15, 2024, in New York City. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP)

Posh poodle named best in show

Seeing off a furry field of worthy canine contenders, Sage the miniature poodle strutted the right stuff to claim the 148th Westminster Kennel Club Dog crown as this year’s prime pooch

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Aussie wins gold at art Olympics

Archie Moore poses with his instillation. Picture: Supplied

Indigenous artist Archie Moore has become the first Australian to win the Golden Lion award at the La Biennale de Venezia with a massive hand-drawn family tree covering 65,000 years

ANIMALS

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Huon Valley Caravan Park celebrating 10 years and the addition of new Tasmanian Devils to the park.  Picture: Nikki Davis-Jones

Vaccine battle to save Aussie icon

Efforts to protect Tasmanian devils from the deadly facial tumour disease that has already wiped out half the known population have researchers hoping the latest vaccine trial succeeds

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Whale clicks offer alphabet clues

The building blocks of whale language are closer to being understood as an ‘extraordinary’ new study identifies four distinct sounds Dominican sperm whales make while communicating

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This handout photo released by SUAQ Foundation on June 23, 2022, shows Rakus, a male orangutan with a facial wound, at Gunung Leuser National Park in North Sumatra, Indonesia. Scientists have observed an orangutan applying medicinal herbs to a face wound in an apparently successful attempt to heal an injury, the first time such behaviour has been recorded. (Photo by SUAQ Foundation / AFP) / XGTY / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO/SUAQ Foundation" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Orangutan self-treats facial wound

After fighting another male, Sumatran orangutan Rakus stunned scientists by seeming to treat his own wounds, using a plant with pain-relief properties like a human applying a medicated Bandaid

SPORT

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Keegan Payne with his million dollar barra. Picture: Pema Tamang Pakhrin

Teen goes fishing, catches $1 mill

Fishermen young and old aren’t shy of exaggerating the size of their catch but NT teenager Keegan Payne has just won serious bragging rights after bagging a barramundi worth a million bucks

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Mark Knight cartoon for Herald Sun, May 14, 2024

Budget inspires cartoon bonanza

Treasurer Jim Chalmers had his work cut out delivering this week’s federal budget while attempting to win the hearts of voters and big business, as captured in Knight’s three-part series

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Aurora Australis from  Goolwa  , 11th May 2024 . Picture: Photography by Nikki

The greatest show on Earth

Stunned Aussies looked skyward over the Mother’s Day weekend as a once in a lifetime showing of the aurora australis turned the night sky into a rainbow of coloured lights following a solar storm