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Bush tucker on the menu with Australian border patrol unit

THE ENGLISH COMPANY'S ISLANDS, Australia (Reuters) - A group of soldiers start to unload from two inflatable boats after a long, bumpy night-time journey off Australia's northern coast, torches scanning the shoreline for the telltale red eye reflections of saltwater crocodiles.Full story

Dollar inches up as Fed, U.S. GDP loom; Aussie slips

SINGAPORE/SYDNEY (Reuters) - The dollar inched up versus a basket of currencies on Wednesday as investors trod cautiously ahead of a Federal Reserve policy review that could see the central bank drive home a dovish message. Full story

Dollar edges higher; Aussie tumbles on RBA comments

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The dollar inched higher against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday, while the Australian dollar tumbled after the central bank governor said it could fall further and there was room for more interest rate cuts. Full story

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U.S. navy to recover bombs from Great Barrier Reef

Mercury's Penny Taylor has surgery on right knee

Former Australian PM calls refugee camps "Gulags"; opposition eyes military fix

U.S. dollar regains its mojo, NZD also in demand

Dollar firms broadly, Aussie slips on China growth worries

Most passengers rescued after asylum seekers boat sinks off Indonesia

Dollar still glum, China data next in focus

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  Family vanishes during round-the-world voyage

Officials fear a schooner carrying six Americans and a Briton on a voyage around the world sank three weeks ago somewhere off New Zealand. Despite a massive search that turned up nothing, some family members have a flicker of hope. NBC’s Sara James reports.

  Grant Bowler shows off a ‘Tim Tam Slam’

The star of the popular SyFy network show “Defiance” tells Kathie Lee and Hoda that he thinks the success of the show comes from a rich storyline that helps makes the show accessible and current to the audience. He also shows the ladies how to eat the popular Australian treat “Tim Tams.”

  Rare white rhino born at Aussie zoo

Zookeepers at Australia's Taronga Zoo are celebrating the birth of a rare white rhino. TODAY.com's Dara Brown has the story.

  Colgate University returns Aboriginal art to Australia

After discovering  an “incredibly significant” collection of Aboriginal artwork in a box of donated paintings nine years ago, Colgate University provost Doug Hicks and professor Ellen Kraly recently made the long trip to Australia to hand-deliver them home, saying “it’s the right thing to do.”

  Crew shows how (not) bring down silo

After 220-pounds of explosives could not bring down a silo, an Australian demolition crew brought in a giant jackhammer to finally get the job done.

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