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Image caption At least five emus have been hit by cars in the town of Broken Hill. Large numbers of emus have been flocking to an outback mining town in New South Wales as Australia continues to struggle with extreme drought. The flightless birds are desperately searching for food and water in Broken Hill, local animal rescue services say. "They're actually walking down our main street. We're seeing mobs of them," wildlife worker Emma Singleton said. Separately, the Australian PM has announced extra aid for farmers hit by the drought. "I want to say to our farmers, we have your back," Malcolm Turnbull told reporters, as he announced a A$1.8bn (US$1.3bn; £1.03bn) increase in funds to help deal with extreme aridity in New South Wales. Full story

19 August