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Melbourne Demons Steven May, far left, and Jack Viney, far right launch the Narrm Football Club along with Indigenous artist Ky-ya Nicholson Ward Ben Gibson / Melbourne Football Club

Demons adopt Indigenous name

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Melbourne Football Club has adopted its traditional Indigenous name for two rounds of the AFL season in a move the club hopes will promote education and important conversations

WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 15: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Queen Elizabeth II attends the 'A Gallop Through History' performance, part of the official celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee during the Royal Windsor Horse Show at Home Park, Windsor Castle on May 15, 2022 in Windsor, England. The Royal Windsor Horse Show continued the Platinum Jubilee celebrations with the 'A Gallop Through History' event. Each evening, the Platinum Jubilee celebration saw over 500 horses and 1,000 performers create a 90-minute production that took the audience on a 'gallop through history' from Elizabeth I to the present day. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

Young Aussies quite keen on Queen

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An unusual poll that floats the idea of Australia inventing its own royal family finds a surprising number of young adult Australians are in favour of being ruled by the British one

Mark Knight cartoon for Herald Sun, May 23, 2022

Cartoon captures election outcome

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Cartoonist Mark Knight has summed up the federal election result in his latest drawing for Kids News

The tooth discovered in the cave sediments of Ngu Hao 2 Cave. Picture: Fabrice Demeter, University of Copenhagen/CNRS Paris

Ancient tooth provides clue to extinct humans

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The discovery of a child’s tooth in a Laos cave can teach us a lot about an extinct and mysterious group of ancient people known as Denisovans


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Ivy Kerkemeyes, 9, from Adelaide, won the "mini" division of the Artistic World Roller Skating Cup in Italy, defeating 26 other girls with her score of 44.33 out of 50.

Young Ivy rollerskates to ‘mini’ World Cup win

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The ‘mini’ division of the Artistic Skating World Cup in Italy delivered a major victory for an Adelaide roller girl, who first laced up and skated onto a local rink at the tender age of two

Ariarne Titmus of Australia reacts after setting a new world record in the women's 400 metre freestyle final on day five of the 2022 Australian Swimming Championships in Adelaide on May 22, 2022. (Photo by Brenton Edwards / AFP) / -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE --

Ariarne sets world record at Aussie swim trials

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Aussie Olympic champion Ariarne Titmus has stunned the global swimming community, breaking the world record in her pet event after Zac Stubblety-Cook breaks the 200m breaststroke barrier

Purple tomatoes

Tomato delivers vitamin D turbocharge

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Over a billion people worldwide don’t get enough vitamin D in their diet or from the sun – but an engineered tomato could prevent health conditions by closing the gap in dietary deficiencies

A man walks past a closed McDonald's restaurant in Moscow on May 16, 2022. - American fast-food giant McDonald's will exit the Russian market and sell its business in the increasingly isolated country, the company said May 16, 2022. In a statement McDonald's said: "After more than 30 years of operations in the country, McDonald's Corporation announced it will exit the Russian market and has initiated a process to sell its Russian business. Many Western businesses have pulled out of Russia since its invasion of Ukraine in February. (Photo by Natalia KOLESNIKOVA / AFP)

Golden arches go dark across Russia

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From fast food to fast exit, the world’s most recognisable golden arches will be dismantled across Russia as the burger giant quits the country for good due to the crisis in Ukraine

Indigenous Sporting Firsts artwork for Kids News

Moments that made sporting history

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To celebrate Indigenous Sport Month, Kids News is looking at 50 sporting firsts achieved by Indigenous athletes through history, from Patty Mills to Cathy Freeman and everyone in between

MELBOURNE. 16/05/2022..  A different take on walking the pets to school. Every morning Edithvale kids Finn walking Ryan Gosling the Goose and sister Mia walking the family dog Sadie to school .   Contact id father Chris 0412984698  . Photo by Michael Klein

Waddle they think at school?

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A Victorian family’s pet goose shows birds of a feather don’t always flock together, preferring the company of his humans and canine best friend

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21: Labor Leader Anthony Albanese delivers his victory speech alongside his partner Jodie Haydon during the Labor Party election night event at Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club on May 21, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. Labor leader Anthony Albanese has claimed victory over Liberal Prime Minister Scott Morrison to become Australia's 31st Prime Minister. (Photo by James D. Morgan/Getty Images)

Meet Australia’s new prime minister

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Labor leader Anthony Albanese is to be sworn in as Australia’s 31st Prime Minister after his party won the federal election at the weekend

Still from animated children's TV show BLUEY

Australians love ‘true blue’ homemade TV

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There’s laughter, tears, the relaxed local lingo, a familiar family and a relatable, authentic Australian vibe – no wonder a new study has found we want more Bluey-style TV

ELECTION TEAM 2022 
LIBERAL BUS TOUR  18/5/2022  

Prime Minister Scott Morrison attends training night at the Devonport Strikers Soccer Club following the recent announcement by Gavin Pearce to upgrade ground facilities if re elected. This event is located in the electorate of BRADDON.  
 
ATTENDING:
The Hon Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister
Mr Gavin Pearce MP, Federal Member for Braddon
Mr Drew Smith, President, Devonport Strikers
Mr Chris McKenna, Vice President, Devonport Strikers
Mr Malcolm Gory, Coach WomenÕs Super League

Picture: Jason Edwards

Bulldozer PM crashes into young soccer player

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Under-8s soccer player Luca Fauvette has become the unexpected star of the federal election campaign after his tangle with the PM on the pitch

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 17: U.S. Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence Scott Bray explains a video of an unidentified aerial phenomena, as he testifies before a House Intelligence Committee subcommittee hearing at the U.S. Capitol on May 17, 2022 in Washington, DC. The committee met to investigate Unidentified Aerial Phenomena, commonly referred to as Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs).   Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

Hundreds of UFO sightings confirmed

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The US Congress, or parliament, has held the first public hearing into UFOs in more than 50 years, with calls for greater investigation into hundreds of sightings

Mark Knight cartoon on Ukraine's Eurovision win. For Kids News

Eurovision has a new winner

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First Ukraine took out Eurovision, now its leader Volodymyr Zelensky is the winner in cartoonist Mark Knight’s political version of the famous song contest

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Get our free Elections Education Kit

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Australia is off to the polls. Let’s learn more about how and why we have federal elections

17/05/2022 Gabby Kanizay at the summit of Mt Everest.. Gabby is the youngest Australian female to climb both Everest and Lhotse. picture : Facebook

Aussie teen’s triumphant Everest trek

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There were happy tears as Melbourne teenager Gabby Kanizay made it the top of Mt Everest after a six-week trek and became the youngest ever Australian to conquer the world’s highest peak

London Olympics 2012 - Women's 20km Race Walk in London. Australia's Beki Lee in action.

Traditional Indigenous games build sports skills

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Olympian Beki Smith loves learning traditional Indigenous – or Yulunga – games from her eight-year-old son. You can try them too by downloading the special Yulunga games guide in this story

12/5/22. TikTok, memes, blogs, podcasts and Instagram posts are set to take their place on the national English school curriculum, displacing Òstale, old-fashionedÓ writing taskd - teens Macy Adamson, 14, and Inara Lang, 15 using social media on there phones and some of them recording a tiktok  Picture: Keryn Stevens

TikTok teaching set to trump tired English tasks

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TikTok, memes, blogs, podcasts and Instagram posts might shake up the curriculum and revamp old-fashioned English tasks as digital writing looks set to join the classics in the classroom

Lunar Plants Research Documentation, Tuesday May 18th, 2021. Placing a plant grown during the experiment in a vial for eventual genetic analysis. Credits: UF/IFAS photo by Tyler Jones

Surprise! Seeds grow in moon soil

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Brought back by Apollo astronauts, soil from the moon has stunned scientists by supporting plant growth despite billions of years of cosmic radiation and solar wind on the lunar surface

Female student sitting on her own at school. She has a smartphone in her hand and a stressed expression on her face. generic

Australia ranks second for child cyber-bullying

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With nearly one in four Aussie kids experiencing cyber-bullying, but only 20 per cent of parents aware their child is being exposed to online abuse, experts say gap must close to help combat crisis

SUN TAS.  Push for a Tasmanian AFL team with Lily Champ 10 of Launceston the star of the advertising campaign.  Picture: Nikki Davis-Jones

Tassie girl becomes face of AFL team bid

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The young star of Tasmania’s campaign for its own AFL team is a ten-year-old girl who dreams of tackling the opposition on her home turf as a future AFLW talent, not moving to the mainland

This handout image released by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) on May 12, 2022, shows the first image of Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the centre of our own Milky Way galaxy. - An international team of astronomers on May 12, 2022, unveiled the first image of a supermassive black hole -- a cosmic body known as Sagittarius A*. The image, produced by a global team of scientists known as the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration, is the first, direct visual confirmation of the presence of this invisible object, and comes three years after the very first image of a black hole from a distant galaxy. Black holes are regions of space where the pull of gravity is so intense that nothing can escape, including light. (Photo by Handout / European Southern Observatory / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / European Southern Observatory" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

First image of black hole in our galaxy

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A global team of scientists has captured the first shot of a supermassive black hole in our own Milky Way galaxy

Ashleigh BARTY (AUS) poses as she visits Uluru in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia on Friday, February 25, 2022. MANDATORY PHOTO CREDIT Scott Barbour/TENNIS AUSTRALIA

Barty: I want to inspire kids to chase their dreams

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Indigenous Sport Month ambassador and retired tennis champ Ash Barty reveals her heroes and hopes for the future

A man walks next to a logo of Nazi swastika during an anti-fascist rally outside the Court of Appeal during the testify of former MP and leader of Golden Dawn party Nikolaos Michaloliakos, on November 6, 2019, in Athens. - The 61-year-old Holocaust denier is one of nearly 70 defendants facing sentences of five to 20 years in prison. The main charge against them is participation in a criminal organisation, in addition to a host of other indictments related to murder and assault. (Photo by Angelos Tzortzinis / AFP)

Ban on Nazi swastika symbol

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Victoria has become the first state or territory in Australia to introduce a ban on the Nazi swastika, a symbol of racism and hate since World War II and the Holocaust

9 year old Leo Saw wants to help animals so he hopes he can raise some money by chopping off his much loved mullet. He has two dogs and wants all doggos to be safe and in warm homes so he started this fundraiser for the Lost Dogs Home. Leo prepares to chop his locks with his dog Elly.                      Picture: David Caird

Leo’s a cut above in the charity stakes

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Animal mad Melbourne boy Leo Saw is planning to cut off his prized mullet to raise money for the Lost Dogs’ Home

Mark Knight political leaders debate for Kids News.

Footy ump would have been great in debate

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The Great Debate between our political leaders was more like a contact sport, according to cartoonist Mark Knight. If only there had been a football umpire to pull them into line

Coral bleaching on Stanley Reef, Great Barrier Reef, March 23 2022. Picture: Harriet Spark

Great Barrier Reef’s summer of bleach grief

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Cooler La Nina conditions over summer were not enough to stop mass bleaching events on the Great Barrier Reef as the annual snapshot reveals 91 per cent of surveyed reefs show signs of stress

(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 29, 2022 a woman takes a photo of Andy Warhol's 'Shot Sage Blue Marilyn' during Christie's 20th and 21st Century Art press preview at Christie's New York in New York City. - An iconic portrait of Marilyn Monroe by American pop art visionary Andy Warhol went under the hammer for a record $195 million on May 9, 2022 at Christie's, becoming the most expensive 20th century artwork ever sold at public auction. "Shot Sage Blue Marilyn," produced in 1964 two years after the death of the glamourous Hollywood star, sold for exactly $195.04 million, including fees, in just four minutes in a crowded room at Christie's headquarters in Manhattan. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP)

Marilyn Monroe pop art makes a motza

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Screen star Marilyn Monroe’s lasting allure was the perfect match for Andy Warhol’s pop art style, with one famous portrait now the most expensive 20th century work ever sold at public auction

Having fun in the kitchen with Healthy Harold from LifeEd.

Turn a fast food favourite into a healthy feast

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Who said pizza wasn’t a health food? Certainly not Healthy Harold, who knows homemade pizza can be both delicious and nutritious. And he's got a great recipe to share. WATCH THE VIDEO

28/4/22: Samantha Devlin CEO of The Careers Department at St John XXIII Catholic College with year 6 students Mia Lucas (glasses), Rafael Nicodemus (boy) and Denika Fernandopulle (dark skinned girl) doing a science experiment. The story is about about careers counsellors going into primary schools to try to get kids interested in careers in maths and science.John Feder/The Australian.

Gaming and sport could restore maths mojo

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Online gaming or sports could help those teaching STEM subjects to better connect with kids, as dated methods fail to excite modern mathematical minds and experts warn of future skills shortage

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 22:  Pac-Man and Ms Pac-Man cosplayers attend Comic-Con International on July 22, 2016 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Ms Pac-Man enters Hall of Fame

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An early trailblazer in the gender debate, Ms Pac-Man has chomped her way into history after popularising female video characters and proving girl gamers were ready to play

Vic kids doing NAPLAN digitally for the first time with questions also being asked based on their abilities. St John Vianneys Primary School in Parkdale has been preparing for the national online assessment to make sure it goes ahead without any tech troubles. Ren 10 (centre) sit a practice NAPLAN test with fellow year 5 students Ivy 11 and Leroy 11, (front) Thao 10 and Billy 10 (back) on laptop computers.   
Picture: David Caird

NAPLAN testing moves online

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As 1.2 million students around Australia start NAPLAN testing from Tuesday, the national assessment authority confirms extra security measures for students completing the assessment online

Life reconstruction of Maip macrothorax. Image credit: Agustín Ozán.

Monstrous megaraptor unearthed in Argentina

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Boasting terrifying talons, one mighty big belly and a bulky body the length of a three-storey building, this Cretaceous era Argentinian dinosaur was once the apex predator of the Andes

(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 27, 2019 Richard Tyler Blevins (on screen), aka Ninja, speaks to the crowd at the start of the 2019 Fortnite World Cup Finals - Round Two  at Arthur Ashe Stadium, in New York City. - Fortnite rejoiced on October 15, 2019 as a new chapter began, freeing them from staring at a black hole that marked the end of the last one. "Drop into a New World Fortnite Chapter 2 is available now. Share your #FirstDrop!," Fortnite tweeted.On Sunday, an asteroid blew up the Fortnite virtual world, where users must search for weapons and other resources while eliminating other players -- all while trying to stay alive. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP)

eSports in line for Brisbane Olympics debut

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Competitive video gaming could be included at the Brisbane 2032 Olympic Games – but there are fears it will come at the cost of some iconic Australian sports

Injured flying fox Werribee Open Range Zoo

Injured flying fox spreads her wings again

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A broken wing is really bad news for a flying fox. But this girl is back gliding through the night thanks to life-saving surgery by vets from Werribee Open Range Zoo