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Australia's Qantas makes first commercial biofuel flight


Australia's Qantas on Friday launched the nation's first commercial flight using a mixture of refined cooking oil, saying it would not survive if it relied solely on traditional jet fuel.

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Australian mum, 51, completes outback marathon

A 51-year-old mother said on Wednesday she felt ‘fantastic’ but tired after becoming the first woman to run across Australia's Simpson Desert, enduring searing temperatures on the 660 kilometre journe

Fresh sex scandal hits Australian military

The head of Australia's prestigious military training college in Canberra on Saturday described the alleged rape of a civilian woman by a cadet as 'completely abhorrent'.

A 23-year-old army cadet has

6.2-magnitude quake hits Papua New Guinea: USGS

A 6.2-magnitude quake struck off northeast Papua New Guinea on Friday, the US Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage.

The quake hit a

First US marines arrive in Australia


The first batch of 2,500 US Marines to be deployed in Australia began work on Wednesday as Washington bolsters its presence in the strategically vital Asia-Pacific, to the irritation of China.

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Ricky Ponting calls for IPL separate window

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has once again highlighted the need for a separate window for the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Ponting, who played in the inaugural season of the IPL in 2008 fo

Australia targets Americans to fill skills shortages


Australia unveiled measures on Monday targeting Americans as it looks to fill a jobs shortage in the resources sector during a boom time for the industry thanks to demand from China and other parts of

Space becomes latest frontier for Earth Hour


Millions of people switched off their lights for Earth Hour on Saturday in a global effort to raise awareness about climate change that was even monitored from space.

Murdoch steps up attack amid fresh allegations


Rupert Murdoch said on Friday people would be 'crazy' to believe pay-TV piracy claims against News Corp. as new allegations were published that a unit of his company paid British police for 'assistanc

Qantas, China Eastern Airlines to set up HK budget airline


China Eastern Airlines Corp Ltd has joined with Australia's Qantas to set up a regional low-cost carrier, marking the first move by a big Chinese mainline airline into the growing but overcrowded no-f

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