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By Rod McGuirk THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Search for missing Malaysian airliner has found a second 19th century shipwreck in the Indian Ocean

CANBERRA, Australia The undersea search for the Malaysian airliner that vanished almost two years ago has found a second 19th century shipwreck deep in the Indian Ocean off the west Australian coast, officials said Wednesday.

Tourist photographs graphic Australian scene of crocodile killing and eating another croc

CANBERRA, Australia Tourist Sandra Bell was poised to photograph a sedate scene of two crocodiles sunning themselves at the edge of an Australian waterhole when the picture unexpectedly exploded into violence.

Bell was startled but managed to snap around 20 graphic photos as a 5-meter (16-foot) estuarine croc killed and devoured a far lighter 2.5-meter (8-foot) croc over 15 minutes.

Sea hunt for MH370 shifts to where British pilot believes airliner made controlled ditching

CANBERRA, Australia The deep sea hunt for a missing Malaysian airliner has shifted to a remote part of the Indian Ocean where a British pilot has calculated that the Boeing 777 made a controlled ditching last year with 239 people aboard, officials said Monday.

Australian prime minister ousted in internal party challenge, replaced by former party leader

CANBERRA, Australia Australia’s beleaguered prime minister was ousted from power in an internal party ballot on Monday as the ruling conservative party attempts to win back a disenchanted public by replacing the nation’s polarizing, gaffe-prone leader with his more moderate rival.

Lost Australian sheep gets a much-needed shearing that yields 30 sweaters worth of fleece

CANBERRA, Australia — A lost, overgrown sheep found in Australian scrubland was shorn for perhaps the first time on Thursday, yielding 40 kilograms (89 pounds) of wool — the equivalent of 30 sweaters — and shedding almost half his body weight.