Boeing to roll out design changes on 737 Max 8 as more aircraft grounded

Boeing to roll out design changes on 737 Max 8 as more aircraft grounded

The UK, Germany, Austria, France and Ireland have joined a number of other countries in banning Boeing 737 Max planes from operating in or over its airspace, following a second fatal crash involving the plane in less than five months. The move leaves US regulators, airlines and the manufacturer increasingly isolated in maintaining that the…
Saudi plane turns around after mother forgets baby at airport

Saudi plane turns around after mother forgets baby at airport

A Malaysia-bound plane had to turn back to Saudi Arabia after a passenger realised she had left her baby in the terminal. The pilot, en route to Kuala Lumpur, made the unusual request to return to the airport in Jeddah shortly after takeoff when the passenger told cabin crew she had forgotten her child. A…
Penny Wong says Labor unable to entirely reverse Coalition’s cuts to aid budget

Penny Wong says Labor unable to entirely reverse Coalition’s cuts to aid budget

Penny Wong says it is impossible for Labor to entirely reverse Australia’s foreign policy cuts, accusing the government of having chosen cheap domestic political point scoring, cheered on by Pauline Hanson, at the expense of international aid. In a speech circulated ahead of its delivery at the University of Queensland, the shadow foreign minister said…
Google must be broken up due to its ‘overwhelming’ power, News Corp says

Google must be broken up due to its ‘overwhelming’ power, News Corp says

Google should be broken up to restore a level playing field for media companies swamped by its “overwhelming” market power, News Corp has told the competition regulator. Rupert Murdoch’s Australian arm has argued in a submission to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission that Google’s search engine and third-party advertising platform be separated to make…
New Zealand doctors move clinics outside in bid to stop measles’ spread

New Zealand doctors move clinics outside in bid to stop measles’ spread

Doctors are treating unimmunised New Zealanders in carparks and outdoor areas in an attempt to reduce the spread of measles, as the number of confirmed cases of the contagious disease rose to 25. A severe measles outbreak, described as the worst “in years” continues to spread in the Canterbury region of the South Island, with…
BHP runaway train crash: workers applied brakes to wrong train

BHP runaway train crash: workers applied brakes to wrong train

Maintenance workers accidentally applied brakes to the wrong locomotive last year before a BHP train laden with iron ore travelled for 91 kilometres without a driver in Western Australia and had to be deliberately derailed. The company was forced to derail the runaway train about 120km out of Port Hedland on 5 November, costing the…
Hakeem al-Araibi receives Australian citizenship: ‘No country can follow me now’

Hakeem al-Araibi receives Australian citizenship: ‘No country can follow me now’

A few weeks ago, Hakeem al-Araibi had another restless night. “I didn’t sleep the night [before] the test,” the Bahraini-born footballer and refugee said. “I know all the Australian laws now.” He needn’t have worried. Al-Araibi passed the final hurdle in his quest to become a naturalised Australian – the citizenship test – with a…
#BreakUpBigTech: Elizabeth Warren says Facebook just proved her point

#BreakUpBigTech: Elizabeth Warren says Facebook just proved her point

Elizabeth Warren could not have asked for a better illustration for her point. The US senator and Democratic candidate for president took aim at Facebook on Monday evening after the social network briefly blocked her campaign from running advertisements that just happened to call for breaking up Facebook. “Curious why I think FB has too…
Bushwalkers missing for four days in Victorian alps found alive

Bushwalkers missing for four days in Victorian alps found alive

A Melbourne couple who went missing while bushwalking in Victoria’s alpine region have been found safe and well. Trevor Salvado, 60, and Jacinta Bohan, 58, were found by a kayaker just after 11am on Tuesday at Buffalo River. They were being taken to hospital for observation. Salvado and Bohan were last seen by friends at…
Nationals deputy leader says Australia is ‘frustrated’ at Barnaby Joyce

Nationals deputy leader says Australia is ‘frustrated’ at Barnaby Joyce

The National party deputy leader, Bridget McKenzie, has attacked Barnaby Joyce for being out of step with the Nationals party room, saying the country was “frustrated” by him, as the party struggles to present a picture of unity. In one of her strongest criticisms yet, McKenzie accused her former leadership partner of derailing the political…
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