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What happens to debris when a plane crashes in the ocean?

Sydney - Australia is leading the hunt for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 which is thought to have gone down in the southern Indian Ocean, with experts in France due to examine Wednesday a wing part that washed up on La Reunion island.

Red-necked wallabies living in colony outside of Paris

Paris - The leafy villages west of Paris are finding themselves facing a serious immigration problem, but rather than illegal immigrants from North Africa, village residents are facing off against wallabies from the Land Down Under.

Interview with Aussie newcomer Greta Stanley Special

She's a mere 20 years old, but this formidable singer/songwriter, who has just released her first musical offering, has a sound and an apparent understanding of the world that belie her tender age. Digital Journal found out more.

Barnacles on wing part may help in hunt for MH370

Sydney - Barnacles on a wing part that washed up on a remote Indian Ocean island could yield new clues to the fate of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 if it is from the plane, experts said Tuesday The hunt for the Boeing 777, which disappeared on March 8 last yea...

Dozens of crocodile heads dumped in Australian town

Sydney - Up to 70 rotting crocodile heads have been found in an old freezer dumped at a remote Australian town, police said Tuesday, with the culprits facing large fines and jail time if convicted of the killings.

Australian parliamentary speaker resigns over expenses scandal

Sydney - Australian parliamentary Speaker Bronwyn Bishop announced her resignation Sunday following public anger over her travel expenses, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott said a review would be launched into politicians' entitlements.

Tests on apparent plane debris to begin Wednesday

Toulouse - Plane debris that might be from a Malaysia Airlines jetliner that disappeared without a trace last year will undergo testing by aviation experts beginning Wednesday.

Surfer punches shark to escape attack in Australia

Sydney - A surfer punched a shark after being attacked on Australia's east coast Friday, suffering bite wounds to his legs and hands in what a witness said was like "a Mick Fanning replay".

Plane debris could be from missing Malaysia Airlines flight

Washington - Plane debris found in the western Indian Ocean appears to be from a Malaysia Airlines airliner that disappeared with 239 passengers and crew last year.

MH370 relatives' emotional rollercoaster after wreckage find

Sydney - Relatives of passengers and crew on board Malaysia Airlines MH370 spoke of their emotional turmoil and agonising wait for news Thursday after reports emerged that a piece of the missing jet may have been found.

Flat pack batteries offer improved performance

Sydney - For wearable tech to become more user-friendly in terms of ease of use, the power source must be flatter. This is what a science group is proposing — a flat pack battery, and one with good power capacity too.

Europe-Australia talks over stopping asylum-seeker boats: Abbott

Sydney - Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday said Australia and Europe were in talks on how to stop asylum-seeker boats after the success of his government's controversial polices on the issue.

Australian humpback whale comeback a 'symbol of hope'

Sydney - Australia's humpback populations have recovered so well from years of devastating whaling that they could be delisted as a threatened species in a conservation success story scientists Tuesday hailed as "a symbol of hope".

Australian woman who had baby with boy is jailed

Melbourne - A woman who had regular sex with her daughter's 12-year-old friend and fathered his baby was Monday jailed for up to six years, with the judge saying she took away his childhood.

Australian 'IS nurse' remanded in custody

Melbourne - An Australian nurse who allegedly joined Islamic State in Syria was Monday remanded in custody on terror charges relating to carrying out guard duty and reconnaissance for the militants.

Critics fear Pacific trade deal favours big business over states

Sydney - With the end game in sight to what could be the world's most ambitious trade deal, critics fear a controversial mechanism to protect investors will strengthen the hand of big business while eroding national sovereignty.

Horrible Cruelty: Video of man kicking kitten in air, killing it

A shocking video of a man kicking a kitten like it is a soccer ball, lining up to do so and kicking it into the air, killing it, has emerged. The graphic footage is not pretty and not everyone will be able to stomach it.

Shipwreck over a century old discovered in Nova Scotia harbour

A team of seven divers were the first to visit a shipwreck over a century old in Pictou Harbour, N.S. on Friday. The divers came back with photos and the news that considering how long it has been down there. the ship is in remarkably good condition .

Five fascinating facts that you may not know about the red panda

Scampering around in the trees from Nepal to northern Myanmar is an animal that is so cute, it looks like a creature from a child's dream. Perhaps it is, but it's also actually real. Red pandas can also be found in the mountains of southwestern China.

Australian with alleged IS links charged with supporting terrorism

Sydney - An Australian nurse was charged with terrorism offences for allegedly supporting the Islamic State group in Syria on Sunday after he voluntarily returned home from the troubled country.
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