Sydney CBD to host big air snowboarding festival with 16-storey ski ramp

Sydney CBD to host big air snowboarding festival with 16-storey ski ramp

Posted May 16, 2018 14:40:57 Photo: The big air snow ramp will be constructed in the Domain in August. (Supplied) Related Story: Snowboarder Jess Rich, Aussie bobsleigh team just miss out on finals When you think of a white winter, Sydney is not the first city that comes to mind. …

‘World-first’ bid to launch man into space using helium balloon goes up in hot air

‘World-first’ bid to launch man into space using helium balloon goes up in hot air

Updated May 15, 2018 11:15:33 External Link: A space capsule carrying the astronaut was due to be launched from Alice Springs. Related Story: From the outback to the galaxy, space balloons launched to study the Milky Way A “world-first” bid to launch a man into space using a helium balloon …

Air raid shelters built to protect Brisbane from World War II bombing raids uncovered by the riverside

Air raid shelters built to protect Brisbane from World War II bombing raids uncovered by the riverside

Posted May 12, 2018 06:37:52 Photo: Brisbane residents in one of the city’s air raid shelters during a drill in 1942. (Supplied: State Library of Queensland) Two concrete bunkers designed to protect Brisbane residents from bombing raids during World War II were uncovered this week by the team redeveloping the …

Afghan air strike killed and wounded 107 boys and men in Kunduz attack last month, UN says

Afghan air strike killed and wounded 107 boys and men in Kunduz attack last month, UN says

Updated May 08, 2018 05:17:41 Rockets and heavy machine guns fired from Afghan government helicopters killed and wounded at least 107 boys and men attending a religious ceremony near the northern city of Kunduz last month, according to a United Nations report. Key points: 30 children among at least 36 …

Hawaii volcano destroys 31 homes, spews lava more than 60 metres into the air

Hawaii volcano destroys 31 homes, spews lava more than 60 metres into the air

Posted May 07, 2018 14:31:36 The number of homes destroyed by Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has jumped to 31, with scientists saying lava is spewing more than 60 metres into the air. Local officials said the decimated homes were in the Leilani Estates subdivision, where molten rock, toxic gas and steam …

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano eruption sends ‘fountains of lava’ into air; forces evacuation of thousands

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano eruption sends ‘fountains of lava’ into air; forces evacuation of thousands

Updated May 05, 2018 07:44:08 Related Story: ‘It sounds like a jet engine’: Volcano eruption causes evacuation in Hawaii The Kilauea volcano spewed fountains of lava into communities on Hawaii’s Big Island on Friday (local time), forcing more than 1,500 people, including many retirees, to flee from their mountainside homes. …

Former Afghan Air Force pilot Niloofar Rahmani granted asylum in the United States

Former Afghan Air Force pilot Niloofar Rahmani granted asylum in the United States

Updated May 01, 2018 09:57:49 Photo: Captain Niloofar Rahmani was the first fixed-wing Air Force pilot in Afghanistan. (Supplied) Related Story: Trailblazing Afghan Air Force pilot seeks US asylum A trailblazing female Afghan Air Force pilot has been granted asylum in the United States after a tense 16-month wait for …

Thousands attend funeral of top official, as Houthis retaliate for air strikes

Thousands attend funeral of top official, as Houthis retaliate for air strikes

Posted April 29, 2018 06:04:58 Photo: Thousands of Houthi supporters gathered for the funeral procession in Sanaa. (Reuters: Mohamed al-Sayaghi) Yemen’s Houthi movement has fired ballistic missiles at what it called “economic and vital targets” in the southern Saudi province of Jizan, where Saudi authorities said a man was killed …

Passengers panic after part of window panel falls out during Air India flight

Passengers panic after part of window panel falls out during Air India flight

Updated April 23, 2018 12:44:11 Video: Window panel falls off during turbulence on Air India flight (ABC News) Related Story: Passenger partially sucked out of plane window was wearing seatbelt Related Story: ‘Nerves of steel’: Praise for hero pilot who landed plane after passenger sucked out of window Passengers on …

Matt Hall wins Red Bull Air Race in thrilling display at world championships in Cannes

Matt Hall wins Red Bull Air Race in thrilling display at world championships in Cannes

Updated April 23, 2018 08:55:15 Video: Watch Australian Matt Hall’s extreme air race win (ABC News) Australian pilot Matt Hall has claimed victory in the second leg of the Red Bull Air Race world championship in Cannes, France, edging German Matthias Dolderer in an intense final-four battle. Hall crossed the …