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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

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

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

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

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

In the heart of Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, escalating violence has become a grim reality. In less than two weeks, this violence has led to the displacement of 2,500 people, with most of them being women and children.To address the urgent needs of children and families displaced by the recent armed violence in Port-au-Prince, UNICEF and its partners have established a nutrition site in Delmas.  Picture: UNICEF/ Herold Joseph

Young poets pen pleas for peace

Haitian students have shared heartfelt poems full of hope for peace in their ‘sweet country’, following years of conflict and a growing humanitarian crisis since bandits overtook the capital

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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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

Australian Squadron Leader James Catanach (kneeling, right) with fellow prisoners of war at Stalag Luft III. Picture: The Shrine of Remembrance

Aussie hero’s WWII Great Escape

A young Australian has been remembered for his role in the escape of 76 prisoners of war from Germany’s Stalag Luft III camp, 80 years after the breakout known as ‘the Great Escape’

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

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?

Russian President and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin meets with the media at his campaign headquarters in Moscow on March 18, 2024. (Photo by NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA / POOL / AFP)

Putin wins presidential election

Vladimir Putin has been voted in a landslide result as Russia’s president for another six years in an election described as “not free nor fair” where all other candidates weren’t true opponents

(FILES) This photo taken on November 21, 2019, shows the logo of the social media video sharing app Tiktok displayed on a tablet screen in Paris. The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill on March 13, 2024 that would force Tiktok to divest from its Chinese owner or get banned from the United States. (Photo by Lionel BONAVENTURE / AFP)

Why TikTok could be banned in Australia

National security concerns about TikTok, including its role as ‘the major source of news and information about the world for young Australians’, has Canberra watching the US as ban bill looms

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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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