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2006-09-05 00:00:00

Fatally injured by a stingray, Australian "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin pulled its serrated barb out of his chest before losing consciousness and dying, the world-famous naturalist's manager said on Tuesday.

2006-09-04 18:37:13

By Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Television company Discovery Communications Inc. on Monday said it mourned the loss of "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, the Australian talent who cemented its reputation, and said it planned a marathon showing of his programs among other tributes.

2006-09-04 02:39:57

By Paul Tait SYDNEY (Reuters) - Steve Irwin, the quirky Australian naturalist who won worldwide acclaim, was killed by a stingray barb through the chest on Monday while diving off Australia's northeast coast, emergency officials and witnesses said.

2006-09-04 02:35:00

Steve Irwin, the quirky Australian naturalist who won worldwide acclaim, was killed by a stingray barb through the chest on Monday while diving off Australia's northeast coast, emergency officials and witnesses said.

2006-09-04 00:38:45

By Paul Tait SYDNEY (Reuters) - Steve Irwin, the quirky Australian naturalist who won worldwide acclaim, was killed by a stingray barb through the chest on Monday while diving off Australia's northeast coast, emergency officials and witnesses said.

2006-09-03 23:53:23

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Steve Irwin, the quirky Australian naturalist who won worldwide acclaim, has died in a marine accident off Australia's northeast coast, local media reported on Monday.

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2006-06-24 13:31:25

A 176-year-old tortoise believed to be one of the world's oldest living creatures has died in an Australian zoo.

2005-11-14 23:02:12

CANBERRA (Reuters) - One of the world's oldest living animals, Harriet the tortoise, celebrated her 175th birthday on Tuesday -- with a pink hibiscus flower cake at her retirement home in northern Australia.


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  • In costermongers' slang, a cheap red-skinned apple, which is rubbed hard with a cloth to give it the appearance and feeling of an apple of superior quality.
The origin of the word 'gawf' is obscure, but may come from the phrase 'go for more'.