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18 January 2018 2:48 PM Malaysia Airlines flight MH122 lands in Alice Springs after 'loud noise, shaking'

A Malaysia Airlines flight from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur has been diverted to Alice Springs after it suffered "technical issues" in the air on Thursday afternoon, with passengers reporting a loud noise coming from the side of the plane. Flight MH122, an A330-300, left Sydney Airport at 1.06pm and was meant to arrive at its destination at 6.30pm. However 11

14 January 2018 7:55 AM Fish collision may have sunk Sydney to Hobart yacht

A crew member believes that a yacht sank in Bass Strait after striking a large fish. The six sailors on board were winched to safety by helicopter amid high winds and swells as the 16-metre racing yacht sank in freezing waters, 150km east of Flinders Island. The yacht, called Hollywood Boulevard, was heading back to NSW, having placed ninth in the Sydney 10

11 January 2018 10:26 PM Malaysia approves new search for MH370

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's government says it has approved a new attempt by a private company to find the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, nearly four years after its disappearance sparked one of aviation's biggest mysteries. The Houston, Texas-based company Ocean Infinity dispatched a search vessel this past week to look in the southern Indian 20

7 January 2018 9:44 PM Republicans defend Donald Trump's mental stability as Stephen Bannon issues apology

Washington: Republicans and Trump allies rushed to defend US President Donald Trump's mental stability on Sunday, as former White House aide Stephen Bannon issued an apology for his role in the furore that's followed the release of a controversial new book. Bannon provided a statement to the political website Axios expressing "regret" for comments attributed 22

7 January 2018 2:17 AM 'If astronauts have a hero, that hero is John Young': plaudits flow for NASA's longest-serving astronaut

John Young, NASA's longest-serving astronaut, who flew in space six times, walked on the moon, commanded the first space shuttle and became the conscience of the astronaut corps, advocating for safety reforms in the wake of the 1986 Challenger disaster, has died at his home in Houston. He was 87. NASA announced his death, citing complications from pneumonia 20

31 December 2017 11:17 PM At least 12 die in Costa Rica plane crash

San Jose: A plane crashed in Costa Rica on Sunday, killing at least 12 people, most of them foreign tourists, the country's security ministry said. The crash, whose cause is not yet known, took place in the mountainous area of Punta Islita, which is popular with tourists, in the province of Guanacaste, about 230 km west of the capital of San José. Enio Cubillo 33

25 December 2017 5:38 AM American Andrew Weiss set for Sydney To Hobart start after entering race at 2am

American sailor Andrew Weiss entered the Sydney To Hobart on his iPad at 2am one morning after knocking back a few rums on a New York Yacht Club cruise. For months he'd been weighing up whether to haul his 43-footer Christopher Dragon across the Pacific ocean and enter a race he had watched on television since he was a kid, and he finally made the decision 46

23 December 2017 4:41 AM Crew aboard Indian go the extra mile to prepare for Sydney to Hobart

"Because I'm such a generous owner they all fly on the horrible flights. "I try and resource it as professionally as I can. Long-term planning in terms of accommodation around the place and air fares, you can really save quite a lot. "The boys pitch in and work on the boat and keep that side of the campaign down for me. They arrive at six in the morning 43

21 December 2017 1:20 AM Royal Australian Navy submarine found after 100 years in Papua New Guinea

The wreck of Australia's first submarine HMAS AE1 has been found more than 103 years after it disappeared. A fresh search to find the vessel that only began last week found it in more than 300 metres of water off the coast of the Duke of York Island in Papua New Guinea. AE1 vanished off Rabaul on September 14, 1914 and the fate of her 35 Australian and British 41

12 December 2017 3:44 AM Black Jack beats Wild Oats XI to win Big Boat Challenge on Sydney harbour

Black Jack has drawn first blood ahead of this year's Sydney To Hobart after beating heavyweight super maxi Wild Oats XI to line honours by 43 seconds in the annual Big Boat Challenge. Crown Prince and Princess Frederick and Mary of Denmark helped crew Wild Oats XI, but were unable to help the boat notch an eighth straight win in this race. The last time Wild Oats XI lost a Big Boat Challenge 67