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    Ned Kelly's remains identified

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    Australian scientists have identified the remains of Ned Kelly, the country's most celebrated outlaw.

    He was hanged in 1880 after being convicted of killing a policeman, and spending years on the run.

    Kelly, a cattle-rustler of Irish descent, was the subject of the world's first ever feature film in 1906 and, even today, opinion is split as to whether he was a cold-blooded killer or a folk hero who took a stand against Colonial persecution.

    But the renegade's legend lives on, as Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from Sydney.