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Iran plane shooting not intentional: Morrison

“It’s absolutely critical that a full and transparent investigation is undertaken into this terrible event and that would include undertaking all efforts to ensure we get recovery of the black box recorder that can obviously inform that investigation.” Prime Minister Scott Morrison: “There was nothing to suggest now at this …

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Bus to flying taxi, Uber wants to facilitate every step of your trip

Allison also mentioned the current test of UberCopter in New York, and what it was teaching the company about multimodal travel; allowing users to seamlessly pool together at a drop off point in Lower Manhattan, before sharing a flight to JFK. But helicopters are expensive — “they just don’t scale …

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Underworld figure Nabil Maghnie shot dead in Melbourne’s north

A police helicopter circled the area after police and paramedics attended the scene. A video seen by The Age showed Maghnie and one other man lying on the ground, topless, being attended to by paramedics. Underworld sources described Maghnie as a “dead man walking” amid his increasingly aggressive behaviour towards …

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Taipans beat Breakers in ‘mini-final’ to move to third

It appeared the visitors would be the winners until imports Scott Machado and DJ Newbill took the game by the scruff of the neck. Machado hit a long three-pointer and Newbill made clutch buckets in the final two minutes to seal victory. The Taipans shot just four three-pointers for the …

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Cairns Taipans win NBL thriller against NZ Breakers

Machado hit a long three-pointer, while Newbill made clutch buckets in the final two minutes to seal victory. The Taipans shot just four three-pointers for the match – their lowest tally of the season – but still managed to find a way to win against a Breakers side that came …

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Kyrgios, Hewitt back de Minaur to deliver against Nadal

Nadal has taken on de Minaur twice – once in the third round of last year’s Australian Open and once in the third round of Wimbledon in 2018 – for two straight sets wins. Loading But despite that 0-2 record, Kyrgios was typically blunt when asked if his teammate could …

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Missile, bomb or engine explosion brought down passenger plane over Iran: Ukraine

He said the other causes for the crash might be a bomb or catastrophic engine explosion. Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine by a Russian-made Buk surface-to-air missile in 2015, killing all 298 passengers and crew members, including 38 Australian citizens and residents. Rescue workers at the …

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Stinkbugging as an extreme sport

Ralph Davis of Wahroonga called “the Weather Bureau’s 1300 057 081 weather-call info line to hear the seasonal outlook for the next three months and was pleased to hear about rainfall and cooler weather coming. Just one small problem – the recording was last updated in April 2008.” Some more …

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Australia burns – in photos

66/86 Mogo, a town on the NSW south coast has been devastated by bushfires earlier. Grant, managed to save his property along the Princess Highway. After saving his place, he moved onto his elderly neighbours place to save it. It became too late and he was engulfed in flames. He …

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Perth BASE jumpers release footage of infamous Exchange Tower fall

Loading Now the new footage – uploaded by Jesse Pearce – shows the behind the scenes of the jump from a first person perspective, thanks to a camera mounted on one of the jumper’s helmets. The footage starts with the men high fiving each other before exiting onto the roof …

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