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Americas

Explorers pinpoint location of Captain Cook's Endeavour

Researchers have released photos from their underwater expedition.

Watch: A The AM Show news report on Hurricane Florence.

Hurricane Florence: Expect 'total devastation' close to shore

The hurricane is expected to bring life-threatening storm surges and high winds.

Watch: Scott Bainbridge looks into NZ's highest-profile missing cases.

US teen who hid after father's murder found a year on

Jacob Caldwell had been playing video games and watching TV in a basement for 12 months.

Americas

Heartbreaking video of immigrant son not recognising mum

The 3yo was separated from his mother for more than three months.

Undocumented immigrant families are released from detention at a bus depot in Texas, USA.

Immigrant families granted permission to reunite in the US

Over 2550 children have been separated from their parents.

Teacher turns classroom into Hogwarts.

Teacher transforms classroom into Hogwarts

She even went as far as sorting her class in to houses.

Achille Public School.

US school closes after parents threaten trans student

They called her 'it' and 'thing', and even threatened genital mutilation.

Harvey Weintstein arrested and charged with rape.

The surprising new lawsuit Weinstein is facing

His alleged actions in a Cannes hotel room have come back to bite him.

The connection between mental health and climate change.

There's a link between mental health and climate change

And Millennials are among the worst-affected.

The Shark Thieves.

Thieves sneak shark out of aquarium by disguising it as a baby

They put the animal in a pram.

An Orca carries her dead calf.

Grieving orca refuses to let go of her dead calf

She has carried it for three days around western North America.

Walter Carr and his new car

US worker given car after walking 32km to work on first day

Walter Carr's dedication to his job has paid off.

Americas

Fisherman savaged online over photo with mega shark

Pedro Cedillo says he tried to keep the beastly fish alive, but it died.

New Orleans/Audubon Zoo

Jaguar kills six animals after escape from zoo enclosure

Among the killed zoo mates were four alpacas.

The dangerously faulty hip replacement known as the ASR.

Glimmer of hope after years of pain for Kiwis sold faulty hip replacements

According to one lawyer, the company responsible for the dangerous devices was "laughing all the way to the bank".

Adam Bloom was accused of racial profiling.

US man jobless after 'racist' 911 call about black woman in pool

She was swimming with her child when he confronted her.

A baby raccoon.

US wildlife rescue ends in rabies treatment for 21

woman thought she was rescuing a baby raccoon, but got more than she bargained for.

The indigenous Yanomami tribe live in a remote area near the Venezuelan border.

Brazilian tribe at high risk of death after measles outbreak

"It is extremely likely that people will die unless medical care is provided urgently."

Americas

Police Taser unarmed black man

The incident was caught on camera.

Woman fleeing police falls through ceiling.

Woman fleeing police falls through ceiling

Police got the drop on the bumbling crook.