Boeing 737 plane skids off runway and ends up in Florida river

Boeing 737 plane skids off runway and ends up in Florida river

Updated May 04, 2019 16:33:24 Photo: The plane was not fully submerged in the shallow waters. (AP: Jacksonville Sheriff's Office) Officials say a charter plane traveling from Cuba to north Florida ended up in a river at the end of a runway. Key points: Officials said everyone on board survived the crash, with 21 people…
‘Please thank everyone’: Family facing deportation over son’s hearing impairment allowed to stay

‘Please thank everyone’: Family facing deportation over son’s hearing impairment allowed to stay

Updated May 04, 2019 14:19:16 Photo: Kinley Wangchuck (right) with his mother, Jangchu Pelden, father and brother. (ABC News: Niki Burnside) Related Story: Family facing deportation after hearing-impaired son deemed a financial burden A young man whose family faced deportation because his hearing impairment had been deemed a financial burden to Australia has been granted…
Should politicians have to resign over offensive comments?

Should politicians have to resign over offensive comments?

Updated May 04, 2019 13:44:57 Photo: Liberal candidate Jessica Whelan and Labor candidate Luke Creasey both resigned. (ABC News: Ian Cutmore / Nick Haggarty) Related Story: Creasey and Whelan quit as social media posts engulf Liberal and Labor campaigns Related Story: Memo to politicians: Here's how to check and delete your social media history The…
European, US investigators make major dark net bust

European, US investigators make major dark net bust

Posted May 04, 2019 11:41:42 Photo: It is believed Wall Street Market had recently become the world's largest dark net marketplace for contraband. (DPA/AP: Silas Stein) European and American investigators have broken up one of the world's largest online criminal marketplaces for drugs, hacking tools and financial-theft wares in a series of raids in the…
North Korea fires at least one short-range missile towards the east

North Korea fires at least one short-range missile towards the east

Updated May 04, 2019 11:28:15 North Korea has fired at least one short-range missile from the east coast city of Wonsan towards the east, with South Korea's military confirming the incident. South Korea's joint chiefs of staff said Korea and US authorities were analysing details of a missile, which was fired around 9:00am local time…
World’s longest golf course — all 1,365km of it — has just turned 10

World’s longest golf course — all 1,365km of it — has just turned 10

Updated May 04, 2019 09:29:58 Photo: Golfers at this year's Chasing The Sunset tournament on the Nullarbor. (Supplied: Alf Caputo) The world's longest golf course in outback Australia has just celebrated its 10th anniversary and appears to be growing in popularity as a tourist attraction. Key points 'A little peculiar' is how some have described…
Are humans making droughts worse?

Are humans making droughts worse?

Posted May 04, 2019 05:00:00 Photo: The variables to consider when defining a drought and its severity are all fraught. (Reuters: David Gray) Related Story: What you need to know about droughts Related Story: 2018 was Australia's third-hottest year on record A new scientific paper suggests humans have had their fingerprints all over droughts for…
Live: Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten go head-to-head in second leaders’ debate

Live: Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten go head-to-head in second leaders’ debate

Updated May 03, 2019 21:01:20 Federal election campaign tensions rose to the surface as Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten locked horns in a second leaders' debate in Brisbane, with the Labor leader accusing the Prime Minister of invading his personal space. Key points: Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten clashed over the issue of tax in…
‘I was ill-informed’: Dumped Liberal candidate says views have changed since anti-Muslim posts

‘I was ill-informed’: Dumped Liberal candidate says views have changed since anti-Muslim posts

Updated May 03, 2019 21:59:23 Former Liberal federal election candidate Jessica Whelan insists she has changed her views on Muslims since posting anti-Islamic and anti-migration comments on social media. Key points: Jessica Whelan has admitted she posted anti-Muslim comments two years ago Ms Whelan will now run for the seat of Lyons, north of Hobart,…
Memo to politicians: Here’s how to check and delete your social media history

Memo to politicians: Here’s how to check and delete your social media history

If a political party was hoping to dig up dirt on a rival candidate, they might turn to someone like Allan Watt - a Sydney-based social media investigation specialist. They would give him the target's name or phone number, and Allan would run it through a suite of subscription-only forensics programs. "They trawl through social…

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