Italian gallery demands return of painting stolen by Nazi troops in 1944

Italian gallery demands return of painting stolen by Nazi troops in 1944

Updated January 03, 2019 12:44:31 Photo: Uffizi Gallery director Eike Schmidt wants the real Vase of Flowers artwork back. (Twitter: Galerie Uffizi) One of the world’s most famous art galleries is demanding the return of a painting stolen by Nazi troops back in World War II. On Italian television, the …

Cathay Pacific says it will honour $23,000 airfares accidentally sold for $1,500

Cathay Pacific says it will honour $23,000 airfares accidentally sold for $1,500

Posted January 03, 2019 11:59:02 Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific has said it will honour first- and business-class tickets mistakenly sold to travellers for the price of economy fares. First-class fares from Vietnam to the United States, which usually cost about $23,000, were selling for just under $1,500 during a …

NASA releases New Horizons’ first clear image of ‘snowman’ Ultima Thule

NASA releases New Horizons’ first clear image of ‘snowman’ Ultima Thule

Posted January 03, 2019 10:44:17 Photo: NASA says Ultima Thule looks more like a snowman than a bowling pin. (YouTube: NASA) Related Story: New Horizons had to fly a billion miles past Pluto to snap a pic of Ultima Thule Related Story: ‘No-one has ever been to anything like this’: …

Donald Trump slams Mitt Romney after incoming senator attacks US President’s record – Donald Trump’s America

Donald Trump slams Mitt Romney after incoming senator attacks US President’s record – Donald Trump’s America

Updated January 03, 2019 09:28:56 Related Story: Fierce critic Trump mocked as ‘Pocahontas’ puts hand up for 2020 presidential race Related Story: Trump was talked out of Afghanistan withdrawal, outgoing chief of staff says US President Donald Trump has cautioned fellow Republican Mitt Romney to be a “team player” after …

Private space company Swarm fined more than $1 million over unauthorised satellite launch

Private space company Swarm fined more than $1 million over unauthorised satellite launch

Updated January 03, 2019 08:59:39 A US tech start-up has been slapped with a historic fine for launching unauthorised satellites, prompting warnings about “runaway cowboy-like behaviour” from private companies joining the space race. Key points: Start-up denied permission over concerns about tracking satellites Low-Earth orbit still the “wild west” with …

Cleaner accused of stabbing 92yo woman in Ashbury home

Cleaner accused of stabbing 92yo woman in Ashbury home

Posted January 03, 2019 07:53:33 Photo: The elderly woman was bleeding heavily when found at the back of the Ashbury home. (ABC News) An elderly woman was forced to activate a panic button after she was allegedly assaulted and stabbed by a cleaner at her home in Sydney’s inner west. …

Tasmania’s house prices are still on the rise, but is the property market heading for a slowdown?

Tasmania’s house prices are still on the rise, but is the property market heading for a slowdown?

Updated January 03, 2019 06:01:43 Photo: There is simply not enough Hobart property for the voracious market appetite. (Supplied: realestate.com.au) Hobart’s housing market continues to buck the national trend, once again being named Australia’s best-performing capital city for house price growth. While national prices experienced their steepest drop since the …

Japan’s Emperor Akihito makes his final New Year’s Day appearance to over 150,000 people

Japan’s Emperor Akihito makes his final New Year’s Day appearance to over 150,000 people

Posted January 02, 2019 23:38:39 Photo: The Emperor has cited his failing health as the reason for his abdication — the first in the modern era. (AP: Eugene Hoshiko) Japanese Emperor Akihito’s farewell tour continues as throngs of well-wishers eager to see his final New Year’s appearance said goodbye to …

Cyclone Penny re-forms and could track back towards Queensland coast, Bureau of Meteorology says

Cyclone Penny re-forms and could track back towards Queensland coast, Bureau of Meteorology says

Updated January 02, 2019 19:07:29 Photo: Tropical Cyclone Penny is expected to move back toward Queensland by the weekend. (Supplied: BOM) Photo: The Archer River cut off the Peninsula Developmental Road north of Coen on Cape York. (Supplied: Bradley Allan) Cyclone Penny has re-formed as a category one system over …

Nearly 200 people arrested on drug charges at Field Day festival – Hack

Nearly 200 people arrested on drug charges at Field Day festival – Hack

Nearly 200 people were arrested for drug offences at Sydney’s Field Day music festival on New Year’s Day, as the debate over pill-testing continues to rage following recent overdoses. New South Wales Police said in a statement that 194 people were arrested during the “high-visibility policing operation” at the annual …