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Man carries his son in his arms during a daily walk at his property in  Queensland, Australia that suffered from the country's longest drought on record. Almost 80% of the region was affected. The government approved emergency drought relief to assist eligible farmers. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

California Seeks Drought Solutions From Australia, World’s Driest Inhabited Continent

Desperate for solutions, Californians have taken a keen interest in how Australia coped with its “Big Dry,” a torturous drought that stretched across the millennium, from the late 1990s through 2012.

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Police Tweet Pot Smoker’s To-Do List: Get Up… Dye Hair… Get Stoned

Yes, even stoners are serious about getting it done.

05/04/2015

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5 Dream Vacations Nearly Twice As Affordable In 2015 Thanks To The Strong U.S. Dollar

Get out your luggage. Get that passport in order. The dream vacation you never took to an exotic faraway destination could be a reality this year thanks to the strong U.S. dollar.

04/28/2015

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the Solomon Islands Wednesday. (Source: USGS)

Magnitude 6.3 Earthquake Hits Solomon Islands East Of Australia

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck the Solomon Islands east of Australia Wednesday afternoon.

04/22/2015

In this before-and-after composite image, (Top) The Enterprise Bridge passes over full water levels at a section of Lake Oroville on July 20, 2011 in Oroville, California.

Prepare For ‘Australian-Type’ Drought, California Officials Warn

A panel of top state and local officials that met in Sacramento Thursday warned that residents should prepare for what could be a decade-long drought much like that experienced in Australia recently.

04/09/2015

Jarryd Hayne speaks to the media during a press conference at the Telstra Amphitheatre on March 3, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. Hayne has signed a NFL futures contract with the San Francisco 49ers.  (Matt King/Getty Images Sport)

Australian Rugby Superstar Jarryd Hayne Agrees To Contract With San Francisco 49ers

An Australian rugby who announced his intention to give up his career to transition into the National Football League says he will play for the San Francisco 49ers.

03/03/2015

Runners on a trail. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

San Francisco Man Plans To Run 7 Marathons In 7 Days On 7 Continents

A San Francisco man is attempting to run seven marathons in seven days on seven continents.

01/15/2015

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Ex-Wife Of Sydney Gunman Sought Refuge In Bay Area Before She Was Murdered

The ex-wife of the gunman who held people hostage in a Sydney, Australia restaurant for 16 hours this week sought refuge in the Bay Area from her abusive ex-husband before she was killed, the woman’s relatives told KPIX 5.

12/16/2014

Andrew Bogut #12 and Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors high-five during a game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Oracle Arena on October 30, 2013 at in Oakland. (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Warriors Sign 20-Year-Old Australian Man With Leukemia To One-Day Contract

The Golden State Warriors will grant a wish to a 20-year-old Australian man with leukemia by signing him to a one-day contract Thursday, team officials said.

12/04/2014

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Australian Parents Publish Transgender Son’s Birth Announcement 19 Years Later

It’s not everyday you see a birth announcement posted 19 years after the fact.

12/02/2014

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