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Malaysia-bound AirAsia flight ‘shaking like washing machine’ returns to Aus

Malaysia-bound AirAsia flight

Sydney : An AirAsia flight to Malaysia was forced back to Australia on Sunday due to a technical problem, with one passenger saying the plane was “shaking like a washing machine”. The Airbus A330 from Perth to Kuala Lumpur experienced problems about 90 minutes into the journey.It landed safely, with Perth Airport reporting a “technical issue”.“The pilot identified technical issues, turned around ...

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Australian dies after catching rare disease from mosquitoes


Melbourne, June 22 : An Australian man died on Thursday after catching a rare mosquito-borne disease while on holiday overseas. The 60-year-old Victoria state resident contracted Japanese encephalitis while on a 10-day holiday in Southeast Asia in May, reports Xinhua news agency. He died at the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH), where he spent more than three weeks since returning from ...

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China plane lands safely in Sydney with hole torn in engine


Sydney : A China Eastern flight bound for Shanghai was forced to turn back to Sydney due to a mid-air emergency, a spokeswoman for the airline said on Monday, with pictures showing a gaping hole in the casing of one of the plane’s engines. The plane, which data from flight tracking website FlightAware showed was an Airbus A330-200 twin jet, ...

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Australian bodyboarder survives bump from shark

Australian bodyboarder

Bunbury : A bodyboarder swimming close to shore survived a close encounter with a large shark Sunday after being bumped by the marine predator off Western Australia. The man, named by local media as Paul Goff, was reportedly just 50 metres (164 feet) off Point Casuarina in Bunbury in the morning when he was bumped off his board, the state’s fisheries ...

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Australia’s most notorious drug smuggler returns from Bali

Australian drug

Sydney : Australian drug smuggler Schapelle Corby, whose trial and imprisonment on Indonesia’s tourist island of Bali mesmerized her country for more than a decade, returned home Sunday. Corby landed in the Queensland capital of Brisbane early Sunday morning, after she was deported from Bali amid a frenzy of journalists. More than 200 police officers were deployed to secure her ...

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