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Back From The Dead? Reported Sightings Fuel Hope For Return Of Tasmanian Tigers

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Pope Benedict XVI apologized in 2008 to victims of child sex abuse by Roman Catholic clergy at a mass in Sydney at St. Mary's Cathedral. Rick Rycroft/AP hide caption

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The newly discovered dinosaur species Savannasaurus elliottorum was about half the length of a basketball court and lived some 95 million years ago. Travis Tischler/Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum of Natural History hide caption

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What Happens When An Aid Group Sees Abuse, But Is Sworn To Secrecy?

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Ex-Aid Worker: Abuse Of Refugee Children On Nauru Was Mostly Ignored

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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks at the government offices in Sydney on July 10. On Tuesday, Turnbull called for an investigation into allegations that teenagers were abused at a juvenile detention center in the northern part of the country. Rick Rycroft/AP hide caption

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Fedor Konyukhov prepares for liftoff from the Northam Aero Club on July 12 in Northam, Australia. For the past eight days, he has had little sleep in an open gondola hurtling at high speeds through below-freezing air that is too thin to breathe. Paul Kane/Getty Images hide caption

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