Malaysia releases MH370 satellite data

May 27, 2014

Malaysia releases MH370 satellite data

Malaysia on Tuesday released raw satellite data used to determine that missing flight MH370 went down in the southern Indian Ocean, information demanded by passengers’ relatives who are frustrated over the failure to find any wreckage. The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) said in ...

Aussie senator brings 'bomb' to parliament

May 26, 2014

Aussie senator brings 'bomb' to parliament

An Australian senator startled his colleagues by producing a fake pipe bomb during a committee hearing on Monday. Sen. Bill Heffernan, of the ruling Liberal Party, was making a point about a relaxation of security at Parliament House. The 71-year-old wheat farmer said he ...

Fighting fire with fire: Explosions used to snuff blazes

May 25, 2014

Fighting fire with fire: Explosions used to snuff blazes

Researchers are working on fighting out-of-control bush fires with explosives, likening the process of using the sound wave produced by a blast to blowing out a candle. Graham Doig of Sydney’s University of New South Wales has been examining how blasts can extinguish fires, ...

Abbott apologizes for 'winking' at Aussie sex worker

May 22, 2014

Abbott apologizes for 'winking' at Aussie sex worker

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott acknowledged Thursday that he made a mistake by winking with a smile in a talk radio studio while listening to a phone sex worker complain on the air about welfare cutbacks. The gesture, captured Wednesday by a television camera ...

Chinese ship to map seabed in search for MH370

May 19, 2014

Chinese ship to map seabed in search for MH370

A Chinese navy survey ship will start mapping the seabed off the west Australian coast this week in the latest phase of the search for the Malaysian airliner that disappeared March 8 during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, officials said Monday. Chinese, ...

May 6, 2014

Australian police probe Packer street brawl

The boss of Australia’s Nine Network Tuesday admitted he was at fault over an ugly street brawl with billionaire gambling tycoon James Packer as police opened investigations into the fight. The casino mogul and his childhood friend David Gyngell, who had been his best ...

May 1, 2014

UNESCO decries waste dumped on Barrier Reef

UNESCO on Thursday condemned a decision to allow the dumping of dredge waste in Great Barrier Reef waters and recommended the Australian marine park be considered for inclusion on the World Heritage in Danger list. The decision in January to allow 3 million cu. ...