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An injured koala receives treatment after its rescue from a bushfire at the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital on November 19, 2019 in Port Macquarie, Australia.

An Australian koala hospital raised more than $1 million to help rescue native animals injured in the devastating wildfires roaring across the country...

Many were inspired to donate to the GoFundMe campaign after a video of a woman rescuing a crying koala from a bushfire went viral on social media.
A still from the video showing Toni Doherty taking the koala to safety wrapped in her t-shirt.

Video shows a heroic Australian woman brave raging flames to save a badly wounded, crying koala from a bushfire

The woman who rescued the koala, Toni Doherty, said she acted on instinct to save the animal, which was trapped in a tree in the burning forest.
Video posted on Youtube in January 2017 shows Australian Timothy Weeks (left) and American Kevin King (right) in Taliban custody.

Taliban returns American and Australian hostages as part of a prisoner swap after holding them for over 3 years

The American Kevin King, 63, and the Australian Timothy Weeks, 50, were kidnapped at gunpoint in 2016 outside a university in Kabul.
A kangaroo in Gold Coast, Queensland.

An Australian woman nearly lost an eye and needed 25 stitches to her face after she was mauled by a kangaroo while walking her dog

The woman was walking her dog on a trail in the city of Wodonga, in the state of Victoria, when the kangaroo attacked her.
The smoke covered Sydney city Opera House and Harbour Bridge are seen as a man takes a picture at Mrs Macquarie's Chair on Sydney Harbour on November 19, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. NSW remains under severe or very high fire danger warnings as more than 50 fires continue to burn across the state. Six lives and 530 homes have been lost since NSW bushfire season hit, with more than 420 homes destroyed in the past fortnight alone. )

13 photos show Sydney under a blanket of smoke as bushfires continue to ravage the region

The New South Wales Rural Fire Service warned that the smoke is "likely to hang around for the next few days."
Sam Chui was aboard Qantas' non-stop test flight from London to Sydney.

Here’s what it was like on board Qantas’ first nonstop, 19-hour flight from London to Sydney

Aviation blogger Sam Chui was among the 38 lucky passengers to fly on a special test flight from London to Sydney.
Benjamin, the last known live Tasmanian tiger, died in the Beaumaris Zoo in 1936.

The Tasmanian tiger is thought to have gone extinct in 1936, but mysterious sightings suggest the creature might still be out there

The last Tasmanian tiger died in captivity more than 80 years ago — or so we thought. Eight recent sightings suggest the creature may still exist.

Two students were killed in a school shooting in Los Angeles on Thursday — here are 5 countries that have taken radical steps to eliminate firea...

While no country is exactly like America, other nations have taken steps to reduce firearm violence, like buying back and destroying guns in bulk.
A photo of the handwritten note left by the firefighter.

Australian firefighters left a heartwarming note apologizing for drinking a man’s milk after they saved his home from devastating wildfires

The note, which was hand-written and left on a kitchen bench said: "It was a pleasure to save your house ... P.S. we owe you some milk."
A photo of the pigeon pilfering poppies at the Australian War Memorial.

A poppy-pilfering pigeon made a red nest at a war memorial, and the photos are pretty patriotic

The pigeon stole the poppies at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra ahead of Remembrance Day, then built the nest under a stained-glass window.