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Perth Airport seizes Virgin Australia planes to recoup debt

Apr 24, 2020 - 8:05 PM

The operator of Perth Airport says Virgin Australia's planes are being held as collateral until the company pays 'significant' outstanding fees

VIRGIN AUSTRALIA. An Airbus A330 plane of the airline. Photo from Virgin Australia website

LOOK: Serena posts inspirational message to working parents

Jan 02, 2019 - 2:48 PM

With her daughter Alexis Olympia in tow at the Hopman Cup, Serena Williams gives a salute to all working moms and dads

Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

WATCH: Serena, Federer pose for GOAT selfie

Jan 02, 2019 - 11:06 AM

Sharing the court for the first time, Serena Williams and Roger Federer make sure to capture the moment

Serena Williams of the US (L) and Roger Federer of Switzerland (R) take a selfie after winning their mixed doubles match on day four of the Hopman Cup tennis tournament in Perth January 1, 2019.  TONY ASHBY / AFP

First direct Australia-Europe passenger service takes off

Mar 24, 2018 - 8:30 PM

The 17-hour Perth-London flight of Qantas is the first regular service to connect the two continents directly

Photos of Big Ben in London and Kings Park in Perth from Shutterstock

Federer to start 2018 at Hopman Cup in Perth

Jun 27, 2017 - 1:11 PM

Roger Federer is looking forward to the Hopman Cup to prepare for his Australian Open title defense

Federer returns in style to beat Evans at Hopman Cup

Jan 03, 2017 - 1:03 PM

The men’s singles is Federer’s first match after a half year break due to knee and back injuries which saw him slide out of the top 10 for the first time since late 2002

HE'S BACK. Roger Federer of Switzerland hits a return against Dan Evans of Britain during their fourth session men's singles match on day two of the Hopman Cup tennis tournament in Perth on January 2, 2017.  TONY ASHBY / AFP

Australian dad jailed for raping, pimping daughter

Jun 23, 2016 - 5:15 PM

He arranged for 6 other men to have sex with his young daughter while he watched or participated

It's a No: Scotland rejects independence

Sep 19, 2014 - 12:22 PM

UPDATED While the United Kingdom survived a potential end to a 3 century old union it could soon look very different

YES AND NO. Ballot papers are counted in the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre in Aberdeen, on September 18, 2014, immediately after the polls close in the referendum on Scotland's independence. Ben Stansall/AFP

WATCH: Aussie train commuters free man trapped in platform gap

Aug 06, 2014 - 3:59 PM

Dozens of Australians tilt a train to free a commuter whose leg was trapped between a carriage and a platform

ONE, TWO, THREE, PUSH! Transperth passengers tilt train to help save passenger, 6 August 2014. Frame grab from Public Transport Authority of Western Australia

Planes head home as MH370 search scaled back

Apr 30, 2014 - 4:43 PM

Despite the failure to find wreckage authorities insist they are looking in the right area

SCALED BACK. After seven weeks of unsucessful searching the international air effort to find parts of the plane has been stopped on 28 April. File photo by LSIS James Whittle/Australian Department of Defense/EPA

Two-thirds of underwater search done, no sign of MH370

Apr 21, 2014 - 12:07 PM

Since it vanished on March 8 no debris from the plane has been found despite an intense air and sea search

MH370 search looks for debris breakthrough in new area

Mar 29, 2014 - 10:16 AM

Authorities say items sighted could not be verified as coming from MH370 until they were physically examined

Thai satellite finds 300 floating objects in search for MH370

Mar 27, 2014 - 4:47 PM

Thailand spots 300 floating objects in the southern Indian ocean while searching for MH370 with a satellite

LUCKLESS EFFORTS. A Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force AP-3C Orion arrives back at RAAF Base Peace after continuing the search for debris or wreckage of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in Perth, Australia, 26 March 2014. Rob Griffith/EPA

MH370 ended at the southern Indian Ocean

Mar 24, 2014 - 10:06 PM

Seventeen days since Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 went missing Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announces that based on new analysis the plane s last position was in the middle of the Indian Ocean west of Perth

LAST LOCATION. Malaysia announces 17 days since MH370 went missing that the plane crashed at the southern Indian Ocean. Photo by AFP

Sense of desperation as MH370 search enters third week

Mar 22, 2014 - 9:42 AM

UPDATED Finding wreckage in the remote southern Indian Ocean would undermine the hijacking theory which many of the relatives of the 227 passengers on board continue to cling to

Australian planes search remote seas for Malaysia jet debris

Mar 21, 2014 - 10:12 PM

A second fruitless day ends after the Australian and US military scour the Indian Ocean for signs of the Malaysia jet wreckage

Le Tour: Australian sprinter zooms to take Stage 2

Apr 14, 2013 - 8:41 PM

Australian youngster Luke Parker sprinted to the finish first in Stage 2 of the Le Tour de Filipinas as Filipino bets continued to struggle