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This image obtained from the US Coast Guard on April 11, 2024 shows a "Help" sign on the beach made with palm leaves by three mariners stranded on Pikelot Atoll, Yap State, Federated States of Micronesia. The crew of a Hawaii-based HC-130J Hercules aircraft makes contact with three mariners stranded on Pikelot Atoll, Yap State, Federated States of Micronesia, after dropping them a radio on April 8, 2024. The aircrew was able to inform the mariners that USCGC Oliver Henry (WPC 1140) would arrive on April 9 and be able to transport them home to Polowat Atoll. Watchstanders at Joint Rescue Sub-Center Guam received a distress call from a relative of the three mariners on April 6, 2024, reporting her three uncles departed Polowat Atoll, Chuuk State, Easter Sunday for Pikelot Atoll, approximately 100 nautical miles northwest, and had not returned prompting the search. (Photo by US COAST GUARD / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / HANDOUT / US COAST GUARD" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Castaways saved by sign on sand

After spending eight days shipwrecked on a Pacific desert island, stranded sailors have been rescued thanks to crafting a giant HELP sign made out of palm leaves that was visible from the air

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DAILY TELEGRAPH MARCH 20, 2024. Young athletes from left James Mikan, U13s National Record Holder, Caitlin Probets  ALAC NSW Captain 2023 and National Champion for 80m Hurdles and Alexander Evans, MultiClass (wheelchair), National Champion 100m, 200m and State Medallist in Discus, at Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Track. Picture: Jonathan Ng

Podium payday for Olympic gold

The Olympics has long been considered an amateur competition, where even pro-athletes do not get paid, but a new move from World Athletics could change that level playing field forever

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New Bluey episode featuring the Heeler house for sale.

Is Bluey really moving home?

Moving home is something lots of kids have to go through, but could Australia’s favourite animated family really be selling their iconic Brisbane house? And if so, where would they move to?

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Juliette Wells's famous pets Peggy and Molly.

Magpie Molly makes it home

Their fame put authorities under pressure when Molly the magpie was removed from his carers, until the QLD Premier himself stepped in to help get the native bird returned to best buddy Peggy

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 08: People gather to view the solar eclipse at the Empire State Building on April 08, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Empire State Realty Trust)

Millions pause to see rare eclipse

About 180 million North Americans stopped what they were doing and looked skyward as the shadow of the moon blocked out the sun in a rare solar eclipse lasting an hour-and-a-half

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NGV Conservator Raye Collins (pictured) made the discovery with this week along with Beckett Rozentals, Curator of Australian Art.

A hidden Balson and Crowley painting (the geometric painting) was found behind another framed composition, which has been there since World War 2. Picture: Jason Edwards

Secret art found behind portrait

A never-before seen painting by artist Ralph Balson will be exhibited for the first time after NGV staff discovered it nailed behind another artwork the gallery has held for almost 45 years

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Giant panda Fu Bao eats bamboo at Everland amusement park in Yongin on March 3, 2024. Fu Bao, a female giant panda born in South Korea's Everland amusement park and turning four years old this year, will be transferred to the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda in Sichuan Province in early April under an international agreement. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun / POOL / AFP)

Korea farewells its firstborn panda

South Koreans have braved the rain to bid an emotional goodbye to the first ever giant panda born in the country, as Fu Bao heads to her natural homeland of China to be with her own kind

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How to plan a great story. Author Katrina Nannestad's advice on what to do if you get stuck for an idea. For Kids News short story competition

New clue into left-handedness

There could be a genetic reason some people are left-handed, with a new study finding that a rare variant is present in more than twice as many lefties as right-handed folk

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NewsWire Photos JANUARY 20, 2023: Editorial generic stock image of an iPhone with the popular apps: Instagram, Messenger and Facebook prominent on its home screen. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Nicholas Eagar

Health warning for kids on phones

A person that used to work for Facebook’s parent company Meta has issued a dire warning, saying the tech giant knows its algorithms are damaging the health of young kids and teens

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WARNING. WEEKEND TELEGRAPHS SPECIAL.  MUST TALK WITH PIC ED JEFF DARMANIN BEFORE PUBLISHING.      13 year-old world champion skateboarder Chloe Covell at her local skate park in Coolangatta. Picture by Luke Marsden.

14-year-old skater chases Olympics

Chloe Covell has just hit her teenage years and loves hanging out with her friends at the local skate park but she could fulfil a big dream and make history for Australia at the 2024 Paris Olympics

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Cuteness alert: Baby boom at zoo

Cuteness alert: Baby boom at zoo

Spring has sprung early as one Australian zoo enjoys its bumper birthing season, including among endangered species – are you ready to be introduced to these adorable and cheeky new arrivals?

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Mark Knight cartoon for Herald Sun, March 18, 2024

Run for kids or push for parents?

Newspaper cartoonist Mark Knight relies on quick wit and fast fingers to do his job – but he’s also swift on his feet as a longtime supporter of the Run for the Kids fundraiser to help sick children

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CAMPBELL TOWN, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 19: Emma Humphries (left) and Jack Riewoldt (right) pose for a photograph with Campbell Town District High School students (L-R) Charlie, Satsuki, Winnie, Linus and Patrick during the Tasmania Devils Media Opportunity at Campbell Town Football Club on March 19, 2024 in Campbell Town, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Tassie storms into the AFL

Tasmania’s Football Club has smashed its membership target, with a swarm of eager fans becoming founding members just 12 hours after the AFL’s 19th club was officially launched

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LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Members of the public photograph a recent mural which has appeared on the side of a building in Islington on March 18, 2024 in London, England. The  'Banksy' artwork appeared on a North London street on Sunday. A mass of green has been painted behind a bare tree to look like foliage, with a stencil of a person holding a pressure hose next to it. The green paint used matches the colour the council uses on Islington road signs. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Banksy mural sprouts in London

Graffiti artist Banksy is back with a green theme, claiming responsibility for a new wall mural that appears to bring bare boughs to life, prompting some to find an environmental message

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Guinness World Record blueberry from Corindi, weighing in at a whopping 20.40g and measuring 39.31 millimetres, it outgrew the previous world record of a 16.20g berry grown in Western Australia in 2020.

Aussie blueberry sets world record

A northern NSW farm has claimed a Guinness World Record for producing the world’s heaviest blueberry – check out the pictures and find out how this massive superfood came to tip the scales

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Ruby McLellan, pictured in 2024, is an 8-year-old property investor. Her dad Cam, pictured, helped set up a trust that allows her to purchase homes. Source: Supplied. NSW real estate.

Eight-year-old Aussie buys home

Meet Ruby McLellan, Australia’s pint-sized property investor, who along with her brother and sister turned pocket money into a house deposit – how did she do it?

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DAILY TELEGRAPH MARCH 14, 2024. 17-month-old gorilla Kaius being fed at Mogo Wildlife Park by director Chad Staples who hand-raised Kaius. Picture: Jonathan Ng

Zoo baby sweeps away Swift fever

Move over Taylor Swift, Australia is going gaga over a new celebrity that has captured hearts after a traumatic birth led to him being adopted by his furry aunt

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Mark Knight cartoon on pets being allowed in planes

Doggie treats taking off on Virgin?

Cartoonist and animal lover Mark Knight could not resist the opportunity to draw a plane full of pooches after Virgin Australia announced that domestic pets are getting a major travel upgrade

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This photo shows an Olympic tryptic tapestry created for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, designed from a drawing by French-Iranian graphic novelist and illustrator Marjane Satrapi, during its unveiling at the Mobilier National (National Furniture) in Paris on March 12, 2024. The tapestry will be exhibited at the Hotel de la Marine from June 21, 2024. (Photo by BERTRAND GUAY / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION

Olympic tapestry unveiled in Paris

As a stunning Olympics tapestry is unveiled ahead of the Paris Games, we take a look at the history of this ancient art and where you’ll find some of Australia’s most magnificent examples 

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KIDS NEWS 2024: Indigenous Literacy Foundation - Great Book Swap Launch on March 12, 2024 in Sydney, Australia with mega-selling children's author and ILF Lifetime Ambassador Andy Griffiths. Picture: Joseph Mayers/ILF/supplied

Andy Griffiths’ Book Swap splash

Aussie children’s author Andy Griffiths launches the Indigenous Literacy Foundation’s annual Great Book Swap at Sydney Sea Life aquarium – get swapping and win a virtual visit from Andy

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Royal kids in global Photoshop fail

Ordinary people alter and enhance personal family snapshots all the time – but the Princess of Wales’ admission that she ‘edited’ an image of herself with her children raises some serious questions

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TOPSHOT - Canadian actor Ryan Gosling performs "I'm Just Ken" from "Barbie" onstage during the 96th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on March 10, 2024. (Photo by Patrick T. Fallon / AFP)

‘Kenergy’ wins hearts at Oscars

Aussie star Maggot Robbie missed out on an Oscars nomination for Barbie but channelled a statuette for the after-party, while co-star Ryan Gosling won the night performing I’m Just Ken

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KIDS NEWS 2024: March 11 story, how do animals behave during an eclipse. Picture: iStock

How do animals behave in an eclipse?

Residents at a US zoo are in the spotlight as scientists plan to closely study how the animals respond to solar eclipses when the next day of darkness rolls across the country next month

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