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14 January 2018 7:08 PM Australian Defence Force on alert after Russian military exercise

Defence personnel were operating under "increased readiness" in Darwin earlier this month after Russian bombers flew out of an Indonesian military base and close to Australia, it has been revealed. The ABC has reported that the RAAF Base Darwin was placed on a "brief period" of alert while more than 100 Russian personnel and several aircraft were stationed 9

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 7

12 January 2018 12:49 AM Emirates to end A380 services to Brisbane

The Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger plane, looks set to disappear from Brisbane skies later this year, with Emirates replacing its services with Boeing 777s from June. But the Dubai-based airline said the move, which would disappoint the city’s band of plane-watchers, might be only temporary. The A380 services between Brisbane, Dubai and Auckland 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 14

8 January 2018 3:44 PM Appeal dismissed for ex-union official sacked for credit card misconduct

Former union organiser Nick Belan’s appeal of a Fair Work decision upholding his dismissal from the National Union of Workers NSW was rejected on Friday. Mr Belan was sacked from the NUW in May 2016 for alleged serious misconduct relating to misuse of a union credit card. The move came after he admitted at the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance 16

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 16

3 January 2018 7:20 PM New Year's Eve fireworks around the world

It's a 24-hour feast of colour and light that begins each year in Auckland and ends somewhere around American Samoa. Firework displays dazzled onlookers in cities all around the world as people welcomed in the New Year. Steve Bannon referred to Donald Trump, Jr's June 2016 meeting with a group of Russians as "treasonous" and "unpatriotic," according 27 1

24 December 2017 2:16 AM Perth set to be Santa's final stop on Australian flight

Perth is set to be the final stop on Santa Claus' trip around Australia this evening, as Air Services Australia revealed he had officially logged his flight plan with them on Sunday morning. WA locals can follow the jolly fat man as he makes his way around the nation after he registered his official aircraft ID and logged his flight plan with Air Services 40

24 December 2017 12:25 AM Christmas and Boxing Day 2017 public holiday guide: What's open and what's closed

Monday, December 25 and Tuesday, December 26 are public holidays for Christmas and Boxing Day. There are restricted trading hours for many businesses. Here's a list of what's open, what's not, how to get around, where to go in case of an emergency and how to stay entertained. Coles: Christmas Day: closed. Boxing Day: some stores closed, others have special 35

8 December 2017 5:43 AM Man admits trying to take control of Malaysia Airlines flight out of Melbourne

A Sri Lankan man has admitted trying to take control of a Malaysia Airlines flight out of Melbourne in a mid-air drama that forced the plane to turn back to Tullamarine. Manodh Marks, 25, pleaded guilty in the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Friday to attempting to take control of Malaysia Airlines flight 128 bound for Kuala Lumpur on May 31. The charge 76