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People are done with Disney remixer Pogo after a homophobic rant on YouTube

Famed for his Disney-themed remixes, YouTuber Pogo has recently been under fire for making homophobic comments. Real name Nick Bertke, the Australian producer has amassed millions of views with his sampling and electronic mashups of movies like
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A 16-year-old girl is on her way to become the first ballerina to wear a hijab

Australian ballet student Stephanie Kurlow and her family converted to Islam when she was young, but she never wanted to give up her passion for dance. Through the support of her family and community, the young teen has gained international
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Man with the 'golden arm' who gave blood for 60 years donates for last time

James Harrison is a hero unlike you've come across before. The 81-year-old Australian has been giving blood for the last 60 years, and in the process helped save the babies of more than 2 million Australian women. SEE ALSO: Crowdfunding campaign
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Watch a guy named Feliks Zemdegs solve a Rubik's Cube in 4.22 seconds

Most of us can't solve a Rubik's Cube to save a life, let alone finish the puzzle in seconds. Australian speedcuber Feliks Zemdegs certainly makes it look easy, especially when he broke the Rubik's Cube world record (again) at the Cube for Cambodia
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How We’re Shaking up the Misconceptions of Employer Brand in the Telco Industry

We’re an iconic Australian consumer brand in the telecommunications sector, but when it comes to having an employer brand, it simply didn’t exist until recently. Candidates often thought we only had retail roles and that most employees
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World's oldest surviving beer found in a shipwreck — and it's been revived

Beer has a lot of history to it, but maybe not all wrapped up in one drink. Australian brewers are working to revive a 220-year old beer, made from the yeast found in a shipwreck discovered more than two decades ago. SEE ALSO: This machine lets your
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Kangaroos hungry for carrots and McDonald's are attacking tourists

It goes without saying, but feeding wildlife can have unintended consequences. Tourists visiting the Australian town of Morisset have learnt the hard way, as the area's large, wild kangaroo population has been responsible for an increasing number of
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Facebook's facial recognition feature could help find missing persons

Facebook's new facial recognition features makes some people uneasy, but the tool could help find missing people. Australian organisation Missing Persons Action Network (MPAN) has launched a campaign called Invisible Friends, asking people to add
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Somehow this 12-year-old kid managed to fly himself to Bali alone

Maybe the kid just wanted to find himself at a yoga retreat. A 12-year-old Australian boy really ticked off his parents by using the family credit card to buy flights to Bali, Indonesia, after he had an argument with his mum. SEE ALSO: Studious
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Oil spills can be sucked up by this 'sponge' that's also made from oil

Oil spills are disastrous for the environment, but a newly developed absorbent polymer could prove a novel cleaning solution. Developed by Australian and European researchers, with details published in the journal Advanced Sustainable Systems, the

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