This is no ordinary resource: It includes a fictional story, quizzes, crosswords and even a treasure hunt. Show me how No, thank you. January 26, was the date on which Captain Arthur Phillip took formal possession of the colony of New South Wales and raised the British flag for the first time in Sydney Cove. In the Commonwealth and state governments agreed to unify the celebrations on January 26 and call it 'Australia Day'.
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Australian passports are travel documents issued to Australian citizens under Australian Passports Act by the Australian Passport Office of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade DFAT , both in Australia and overseas, which enable the passport bearer to travel internationally. Australian citizens are allowed to hold passports from other countries. Since 24 October Australia has issued only biometric passports , called ePassports, which have an embedded microchip that contains the same personal information that is on the colour photo page of the passport, including a digitised photograph. As all previous passports have now expired, all Australian passports are now biometric. SmartGates have been installed in Australian airports to allow Australian ePassport holders and ePassport holders of several other countries to clear immigration controls more rapidly, and facial recognition technology has been installed at immigration gates. Before , Australia consisted of six separate British colonies.
Australia , officially the Commonwealth of Australia ,  is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent , the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The population of 25 million  is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard.
Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah responds to calls for a global boycott of the country over legislation allowing the death penalty for those convicted of having gay sex by extending a moratorium on the punishment. Rockets and missiles fired from Gaza kill four civilians in Israel while Israeli strikes kill 19 Palestinians, more than half of them civilians, in surging cross-border fighting. An Aeroflot plane makes a hard emergency landing and erupts into flames at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport, with 41 of the flight's 78 passengers and crew confirmed dead. The evacuation of millions of people across the two countries is believed to have saved many lives after the strongest cyclone to hit India in five years killed at least 33 people in the country's eastern Odisha state before swinging north-eastwards into Bangladesh.