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The British Museum is ending its year as a Christmas cracker joke after a growing awareness of its ‘borrowed’ display items was followed by the institution having 1,500 items stolen itself. The gag – “Did you hear about the Christmas cake on display in the British Museum? It was Stollen.”

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Reckon you know which notable US figure is set to visit Oz next year as part of a bid to boost American tourism? Have a crack at the Squiz Quiz.

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6 December 2023

10.30am (AEDT) – Men’s Cricket – Prime Minister’s XI v Pakistan – Canberra

12.30pm (AEDT) – Chair of the Net Zero Economy Agency, Greg Combet, will address the National Press Club – Canberra

2.00pm (AEDT) – Women’s Soccer Friendly – Australia v Canada – Vancouver, Canada

National cabinet meeting – Canberra

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