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Plane lands safely in Australia after engine fire

A passenger plane carrying 93 people landed safely at Perth Airport on Tuesday despite an engine fire that erupted shortly after take-off, officials said.

Plane lands safely in Australia after engine fire
Drunk passenger on Virgin plane sparks Bali hijacking alert
Drunk passenger on Virgin plane sparks Bali hijacking alert

A drunk passenger sparked a hijacking alert on a Virgin Australia flight heading for the Indonesian resort island of Bali Friday when he attempted to break into the cockpit, officials said.

Drunk passenger on Virgin plane sparks Bali hijacking alert
Angry scenes as Chinese MH370 relatives meet airline staff
Angry scenes as Chinese MH370 relatives meet airline staff

A meeting between relatives of Chinese passengers aboard missing flight MH370 and Malaysia Airlines staff descended into chaos Thursday, with police stepping in to separate both sides amid angry scenes in a Beijing hotel.

Angry scenes as Chinese MH370 relatives meet airline staff
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China's Shandong Airlines orders 50 Boeing planes for $4.6 bn

Shandong Airlines, one of China's smaller carriers, said it has agreed to buy 50 passenger planes from US manufacturer Boeing for $4.6 billion, in another sign of the country's growing demand for air travel.

China's Shandong Airlines orders 50 Boeing planes for $4.6 bn
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British tourist killed as Malaysia bus plunges into ravine

A passenger bus plunged into a ravine after leaving a Malaysian island resort, killing a British man and injuring 40 others, mostly foreign tourists, police said.

British tourist killed as Malaysia bus plunges into ravine
S. Korea rescue for sinking ferry with 450 passengers
S. Korea rescue for sinking ferry with 450 passengers

South Korea despatched coastguard vessels and helicopters Wednesday to rescue around 450 passengers -- mostly high school students -- on a ferry sinking off the southern coast, officials said.

S. Korea rescue for sinking ferry with 450 passengers
Five dead as landslide derails Indonesian train
Five dead as landslide derails Indonesian train

A landslide triggered by heavy rain derailed a train as it travelled through Indonesia's main island of Java on Friday, leaving five people dead, an official said.

Five dead as landslide derails Indonesian train
Lufthansa flights to return to normal Saturday: CEO
Lufthansa flights to return to normal Saturday: CEO

German airline Lufthansa, which is currently battling the biggest strike in its history, expects normal services to be up and running on Saturday, its chief executive said.

Lufthansa flights to return to normal Saturday: CEO
Pilots' strike grounds Lufthansa
Pilots' strike grounds Lufthansa

Lufthansa, Germany's biggest airline, said Monday it will be forced to cancel most of its flights later this week, grounding as many as 425,000 passengers, due to a pilots' strike.

Pilots' strike grounds Lufthansa
Malaysia plane search intensifies on new debris data
Malaysia plane search intensifies on new debris data

Aircraft from several nations swarmed over the southern Indian Ocean Monday as the search for a missing Malaysian passenger plane was energised with mounting evidence of floating objects suspected to be linked to the plane.

Malaysia plane search intensifies on new debris data
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Why didn't missing jet passengers use their cellphones?

In the age of smartphones and social media, one question surrounding the disappearance of the Malaysian airliner is why none of the passengers tried to contact relatives, as they did during the 9/11 attacks.

Why didn't missing jet passengers use their cellphones?
Millions join satellite search for missing plane
Millions join satellite search for missing plane

Three million people have joined an effort led by a satellite operator to locate the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, in what may be the largest crowdsourcing project of its kind.

Millions join satellite search for missing plane
China spots floating objects in Malaysia jet hunt
China spots floating objects in Malaysia jet hunt

Chinese satellites have detected possible debris from a Malaysian jet that vanished with 239 people on board, offering a new lead Thursday in one of the most mystifying incidents in modern aviation history.

China spots floating objects in Malaysia jet hunt
Malaysia expects 'jet oil slick' analysis Monday
Malaysia expects 'jet oil slick' analysis Monday

Malaysian authorities expect to complete by Monday afternoon a lab analysis that could indicate whether an oil slick at sea came from a missing passenger jet, an official said.

Malaysia expects 'jet oil slick' analysis Monday
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Philippine capital braces for traffic nightmare

Residents of the Philippine capital got the first taste Monday of a traffic nightmare that will likely worsen and drag on for four years.

Philippine capital braces for traffic nightmare
Missing Nepal passenger plane found, no survivors: official
Missing Nepal passenger plane found, no survivors: official

Nepalese police discovered the wreckage of a plane carrying 18 people that had gone missing one day earlier in the country's mountainous west, but no survivors have been found.

Missing Nepal passenger plane found, no survivors: official
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Rescued Antarctic scientists back on dry land

Scientists whose Antarctic expedition became trapped in sea ice finally returned to dry land Wednesday, apologising for the disruption and facing questions over who will pay for the international rescue mission.

Rescued Antarctic scientists back on dry land
Legs bared around the world for annual 'No Pants' commute
Legs bared around the world for annual 'No Pants' commute

Bare legs and briefs filled train cars from Sydney to New York Sunday as passengers traveled trouserless -- provoking laughs and perplexed looks -- for the 13th annual "No Pants Subway Ride."

Legs bared around the world for annual 'No Pants' commute
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Sky no longer the limit for in-flight Internet service

Even over the moonscape Nevada desert, even in a 1950s seaplane, the Internet is there.

Sky no longer the limit for in-flight Internet service
Relief at Antarctic rescue turns to fear for Chinese ship
Relief at Antarctic rescue turns to fear for Chinese ship

Australian authorities expressed relief Friday after 52 passengers were safely evacuated by helicopter from a Russian ship stranded in Antarctica, but then raised concern for a Chinese rescue vessel caught in heavy ice.

Relief at Antarctic rescue turns to fear for Chinese ship