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    Tonga's Pita Taufatofua aims to make Olympic history as he paddles his way to Tokyo 2020
     23 August 2019
    Pita Taufatofua, who first shot to fame as Tonga's shirtless flagbearer at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, is trying to make history as the first athlete to compete at the Olympics in three different sports — this time with a kayak.
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    Reef manta rays make friends — but some are more social than others
    23 Aug: Researchers observed the encounters between individual rays over a period of five years and find friendships exist, especially between females.... more
    Climate change evacuation planning needs to start now, urges scientists
    23 Aug: Low-lying islands, coastal towns and cities will need to be abandoned in the future as climate change gets worse. Researchers say it's time to start preparing for equitable and managed relocation, rather than leaving it to a last minute, chaotic retreat.... more
    Female genital mutilation advertised on social media for as little as $10 in Indonesia
    23 Aug: Female genital mutilation is still rife in Indonesia where there are no laws to protect women from the practice, which some believe is a religious requirement.... more
    Jofra Archer's bouncer on Steve Smith advances cause for mandatory use of helmets in Australian cricket
    23 Aug: Archer's menacing spell encapsulated by the single delivery that struck Smith's unprotected neck comes as Cricket Australia is pushing the case for the mandatory use of helmets at all levels, writes Richard Hinds.... more
    Solomon Islands MPs warn against switching diplomatic allegiance from Taiwan to China
    22 Aug: A cohort of 16 Solomon Islands MPs issue a strong warning against the Pacific nation moving its diplomatic relations from Taiwan to Beijing, stating it is not in the country's interest and voicing concern over the "compromised freedoms" a political allegi... more
    German boy, aged 8, takes family Volkswagen on 140 kph joyride
    22 Aug: After an eight-year-old German boy takes off in the family car in the early hours of the morning, his mother reportedly explains to police that he is regularly allowed behind the wheel... of bumper cars and go-karts.... more
    Melbourne Fringe festival 'Aussie Geisha' performance cancelled over 'yellowface' accusation
    22 Aug: The show, described as a "cross cultural love story", will not go ahead after a public campaign and open letter calling the production a "stereotyped depiction of orientalist fantasy".... more
    Meet Margaret the Super Ager, whose brain is defying the ageing process
    22 Aug: Unlike her mum, who died at 72 with Alzheimer’s disease, Margaret — who just turned 86 — has the brain health and cognitive function of someone 20 years her junior and shows no sign of dementia.... more
    Lance Franklin renews pledge to play to age 36 on eve of 300th AFL game
    22 Aug: After a frustrating year of injuries superstar Sydney Swans forward Lance Franklin gears up for his 300th game on Saturday, predicting he will fulfil the final three years of his monster $10 million contract with the club.... more

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