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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australians examine new leads for links to missing Malaysian Airlines jet

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 12:20pm by Associated Press in Sydney

    ... for environmental research, such as studying whale sounds. This time, however, the data showed a signal that they initially thought might be the aircraft crashing into the ocean – an event that would have ... That allowed the team to determine which direction the sound came from – though not its precise location. “It’s now looking as if it’s unlikely to be due to the aircraft because it seems to be too far ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1525149/australians-examine-underwater-sound-links-missing-malaysia-airlines-jet
  2. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    'Mystery flaming object' spotted crashing to Earth in Australia

    Posted May 16th 2014, 12:13pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... no aircraft unaccounted for, nor had other aircraft reported seeing a bright falling object, leading to speculation it could have been a meteorite or some sort of space junk. “At this stage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1513369/australians-report-seeing-flaming-mystery-object-falling-sky-over
  3. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Australia to buy US-made drones to patrol borders, detect asylum seekers

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 09:31pm by AFP

    ... The aircraft can remain airborne for 33 hours. A report in February said seven of the US-made drones would be purchased for A$3 billion (HK$21 billion). Abbott said the number of drones to be bought and the price to be paid had yet to be finalised. "These aircraft will patrol Australia's vast ocean approaches, and work closely with other existing and future Australian Defence Force assets ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1447935/australia-buy-us-made-drones-patrol-borders-detect-asylum-seekers
  4. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Engine failure on Vietnamese airliner closes Melbourne airport

    Posted May 06th 2014, 01:21pm by Associated Press in Melbourne

    ... resulted in some debris from the plane causing some spot fires on the runaway and surrounding area,” Gillett said. “There are some rumours that the aircraft itself was ablaze with fire – that’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1505720/engine-failure-vietnamese-airliner-closes-melbourne-airport
  5. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia boosts air power with purchase of 58 F-35s fighter jets from US

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 01:14pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... to maintain Australia’s military edge in the region. The new aircraft will bring Australia’s total Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) force up to 72, with the first due to arrive in 2018 and enter service ... as a regional power.” Abbott said the F-35 will “provide a major boost to the Australian Defence Force’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities”. “The acquisition of F-35 aircraft ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1495042/australia-boosts-air-power-purchase-58-f-35s-fighter-jets-us
  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian wildfires raze homes, injuring firefighter

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 03:25pm by Associated Press

    ... and destroyed more than 2,000 homes in Victoria in little more than a single day in February. Strong winds were fanning flames and prevented water bombing aircraft from flying, he said. In neighbouring ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1424499/australian-wildfires-raze-homes-injuring-firefighter
  7. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Asylum seeker charged over 'bomb on plane' scare in Australia

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 11:05pm by AFP

    ... to destroying, damaging or endangering an aircraft and those onboard. A large number are on hunger strike … a few have sewn their lips together SARAH HANSON-YOUNG, SENATOR The police "can confirm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1405715/asylum-seeker-charged-over-bomb-plane-scare-australia
  8. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Rogue kangaroos startle fliers at airports in Australia

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 09:24pm by GDN

    ... spotted eating grass near the aircraft hangar, creates uncertainty for landing pilots by bouncing across the airstrip. Airport visits by kangaroos are not unheard of. Last year a distressed animal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1333827/rogue-kangaroos-startle-fliers-airports-australia
  9. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Military exercise sparked big Australian wildfire

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 11:36am by Associated Press in Sydney

    ... on Thursday, with 24 out of control, though all emergency warnings had been lifted. Meanwhile, officials said an aircraft helping fight a fire near Ulladulla, south of Sydney, crashed on Thursday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1338626/military-exercise-sparked-big-australian-wildfire
  10. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Scores of homes feared lost in wildfires near Sydney

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 05:20am by AFP

    ... on the nation's weather radar. The winds forced the grounding of water-bombing firefighting aircraft and residents of the Blue Mountains were urged to stay off the roads to clear the way for emergency vehicles. "The problem is when you've got aircraft over fires like that with [those] winds, a lot of the time they're just getting knocked around in the sky," RFS spokesman Joel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1334083/scores-homes-feared-lost-wildfires-near-sydney

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