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Australia police stop driver, 12, on epic car journey

SYDNEY: A 12-year-old boy trying to drive from coast-to-coast through the vast Australian outback was stopped by traffic police more than a thousand kilometres into the epic road trip, authorities said on Sunday. The child was picked up by local police in the mining city of Broken Hill, around a 14-hour drive from his starting point in the village of Kendall in the east of Australia. He had been planning to travel some 4,000 kilometres (2,500 miles) to Perth in the country's far west, but was caught out by a broken…