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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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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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KIDS NEWS 2024: Healthy Harold celebrates NAIDOC Week's 2024 theme Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud.  Picture: supplied/Life Ed

NAIDOC Week all about pride

Celebrating this year’s NAIDOC theme – Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud – Healthy Harold reflects on the role of pride in honouring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

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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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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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TV personality, comedian and author David Walliams visits Erskineville Public School to launch his new book. L to R, Kindy students with David - Olive Corben, Charlie Stewart, David Walliams, Aja Shooter and Maddox Topping. Pic, Sam Ruttyn

David Walliams: ‘I was a TV addict’

Since his first novel The Boy in the Dress in 2008, David Walliams has revolutionised reading for children. But now he’s competing against the digital world and screen addictions

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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

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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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Woman sitting at desk and feeling cold, she is wearing warm clothes and saving money on her utility bills, electricity generic winter

Why it’s so cold in Aussie homes

If you’re having a hard time getting out of bed in the morning, you’re not alone! Australian homes are much colder in winter than homes in other countries – and experts say they know why

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(FILES) This photograph taken on February 27, 2024 shows air pollution filters to improve air quality at the foot of residential accommodation buildings in the Olympic village where the athletes will be housed in Saint-Denis, a nearby suburb of Paris. The Seine-Saint-Denis department north of Paris will host a number of events for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, with venues including the Stade de France and Aquatics Centre, as well as the Olympic Village. (Photo by Ian LANGSDON / AFP)

Designing an Olympic Village

Part 6: When it came to building a home away from home for the 14,000 athletes and crew competing in the Paris Olympics, comfort and performance were just as important as sustainability

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SHANGHAI, CHINA - MAY 19: : Tate Carew of the United States competes during the Skateboarding Men's Park Final on day four of the Olympic Qualifier Series Shanghai on May 19, 2024 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

Skating dubbed Olympic sport

Part 8: Street sports such as skateboarding and breakdancing are making their Olympic debut at the 2024 Paris Games with 32 sports on offer across both new and repurposed venues

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A woman takes a picture of the Eiffel Tower decorated with the Olympic rings for the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympic Games, in Paris, on June 17, 2024. (Photo by JULIEN DE ROSA / AFP)

Bonjour la France et la Ville Lumiere

Part 9: The 2024 Paris Olympics marks the third time the ‘Ville Lumiere’, or, city of lights, has hosted the Games. Let’s look back over the history of France – and learn a few words along the way

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ARNHEM, NETHERLANDS - JUNE 06: Bo Kramer of the Netherlands trains in preparation for the Paris 2024 Paralympics at the UndergroundGym Arnhem on June 06, 2024 in Arnhem, Netherlands. Bo was diagnosed with bone cancer aged 11 and needed major life changing surgery on her legs. Her experience in conquering cancer has shaped her journey as an elite athlete and led her to play Wheelchair basketball. The "Orange Lions" (as the Netherlands women's wheelchair basketball team is known) will seek to defend their Paralympic gold medal in Paris 2024 after winning gold in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

Oz Paralympic champs to watch

Part 10: The Paralympics have been held every four years for more than six decades, with a record 4000 athletes competing this year – including some of Australia’s best Paralympians

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