Flight test: Swiss International Air Lines business class, Zurich to Hong Kong

The Swiss International Air Lines Boeing 777 300 ER.  THE ROUTE Zurich-Hong Kong THE AIRCRAFT Business-class seats on Swiss International Air Lines’ Boeing 777-300ERs are flatbed, and there’s a compartment for shoes and a drawer beneath the TV screen for other items.  Boeing 777-300ER; Swiss has 10 777-300s in its fleet of 86 planes. THE […]

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NCAA Bracket 2019: Complete Guide to West Region

0 of 9 Ethan Miller/Getty Images The West region of the NCAA Tournament bracket has it all. A dominant No. 1 seed in Gonzaga? Check. NBA Draft prospects? Texas Tech’s Jarrett Culver and Murray State’s Ja Morant are in this quadrant. A prime Cinderella candidate? Morant and the Racers are garnering buzz in that department. […]

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What Smith, Warner reintegration really means

“It’s like we didn’t really leave,” gushed David Warner. “It’s almost like we never left, so everything is on the right track,” enthused Steven Smith. “It’s like two brothers coming back home,” intoned Justin Langer. Taking at face value Cricket Australia’s video news release, conveyed by jovial on-camera dialogue between the team media manager to […]

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Dead whale washed up in Philippines had 40kg of plastic bags in its stomach

A young whale that washed up in the Philippines died from “gastric shock” after ingesting 40kg of plastic bags. Marine biologists and volunteers from the D’Bone Collector Museum in Davao City, in the Philippine island of Mindanao, were shocked to discover the brutal cause of death for the young curvier beaked whale, which washed ashore […]

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Up to 5,000 people are holed up in last Islamic State enclave in Syria : International de

US-backed forces said on Sunday that thousands of people were believed to still be inside the last Islamic State group enclave in eastern Syria, as they sought to flush out die-hard fighters with airstrikes and shelling. Tens of thousands of dishevelled women, children and men have streamed out of a small pocket in the village […]

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The countries with the worst coffee in the world (and why it’s so bad

The way to rate coffee is to consider how much sugar you have to put in it to cut the bitterness and make it taste good. Photo: Alamy When I think about bad coffee, I think about the Sydney public transport system. More specifically, I think about the Opal card. The implementation of Sydney’s unified public […]

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Schefter: Dolphins Signed Ryan Fitzpatrick with ‘Eyes’ on Tua Tagovailoa in 2020

Ben Margot/Associated Press The Miami Dolphins have reportedly already targeted their quarterback of the future after signing veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick and trading Ryan Tannehill. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the AFC East team had its “eyes on Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa for 2020” after adding Fitzpatrick. Schefter reported Miami signed the latter to a […]

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Guyana are the West Indies first-class champions for the fifth time in a row

Guyana have been confirmed as the WICB Professional Cricket League Regional Four-Day Tournament 2018-19 after Leeward Islands, second on the table and needing the full 24 points on offer from their last game against Barbados, collapsed for 90 in their first innings. It’s the fifth title win in a row for Guyana, making them the […]

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Victims of forced sterilisation in Japan to receive compensation and apology

Thousands of victims of forced sterilisation in Japan will finally be offered compensation for their suffering under a now-defunct eugenics law. About 16,500 people, mostly women with disabilities, were targeted between 1948 and 1996 under a Japanese law that aimed to stop the birth of children described as “inferior”. Surviving victims will soon receive a […]

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Thieves damage headstones, Deception Bay

Police are invesetigating after thieves damaged headstones and stole more than 50 brass plates from a cemetery in Deception Bay over the weekend. Between 4pm Friday and 8am this morning, six headstones were damaged while 52 brass plates were stolen from the Caboolture and Districts Lawn Cemetery. It is estimated the total value of the […]

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Trump stance on Muslims, Fox host in spotlight after mosque shootings : International de

2019-03-17 President Trump addressing the media President Donald Trump on Sunday championed a Fox News personality who made anti-Muslim remarks as his White House rejected any attempt to link the U.S. leader to a shooter who killed 50 people in two New Zealand mosques. The violence against Muslims in New Zealand on Friday put a […]

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Bling it on: MSC Cruises’ billion-dollar Bellissima ship

Kaito sushi bar on MSC Bellissima.  ​She’s not subtle, but that’s just the way fans of MSC Cruises like their ships: big and bold with Italians-do-it-better levels of bling. The privately-owned Italian line’s newest big baby, the 5700-passenger, $US1 billion MSC Bellissima, is now cruising the western Mediterranean, kitted out in dazzling fashion. The sister […]

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Video: Lou Williams Drains Deep Game-Winning 3-Pointer as Clippers Beat Nets

Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images While some basketball fans are turning their attention to March Madness, Lou Williams did his best to keep the focus on the NBA with his own dramatic finish Sunday night. The Los Angeles Clippers guard beat the buzzer on a long three-pointer to give his team the 119-116 win over the […]

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Canada rope in Monty Desai as head coach

Canada have roped in Monty Desai as their new head coach for the upcoming World Cricket League Division 2 Qualifiers. Desai has had coaching experience with Afghanistan, Nepal, and IPL teams Rajasthan Royals and Gujarat Lions, apart from other regional squads in India and Canada. He was Afghanistan’s batting coach when they won the World […]

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Kathleen Folbigg to testify at inquiry into convictions for killing her four babies

Kathleen Megan Folbigg, who was found guilty of killing her four babies in the decade from 1989, will give evidence related to her personal diary entries at a Sydney inquiry into her convictions. Folbigg was jailed for at least 25 years in 2003. The four children – Caleb, Patrick, Sarah and Laura – all died […]

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Growing up with gangs, poverty and knife crime – podcast

In November 2018, Phillip Alston, the UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty visited the Bollo youth club in Acton, west London. At the time of his visit, the Bollo was having to move its premises to a building half its original size and the club members were upset and worried about the transition. The Guardian’s […]

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Man and woman charged over break and enters, Gold Coast District

Police have charged a man and woman following a series of alleged burglaries and thefts from Gold Coast businesses this month. It will be alleged around 2.30am yesterday morning (Sunday March 17, a man was using a drill and screwdriver to force access to coin-operated washing machines at a Southport laundromat on Olsen Avenue. Police […]

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Boeing quietly launch 777X: The world’s longest plane

The Boeing 777X launch on Friday. Photo: Twitter/DjsAvition Boeing quietly unveiled their newest jetliner – the 777X – last week, despite the grounding of its fleet of 737 MAX 8s. Dubbed the longest passenger jetliner in the world, the event was delayed for several days and kept low-key out of respect to the victims of the Ethiopian Airlines crash […]

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Printable NCAA Tournament Bracket 2019: Downloadable Sheet, Tips for Best Picks

No. 1 seed Duke will try to avoid the fate suffered by top-seeded Virginia in last year’s NCAA tournament.Nell Redmond/Associated Press Basketball fans are not satisfied by rooting for their own team or watching exciting finishes. When it comes to the NCAA Tournament, college basketball fans like to show off their expertise by filling out […]

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RCB look strong as ever, but might struggle with team balance

Squad © ESPNcricinfo Ltd Where they finished in 2018 In sixth place, with 12 points in 14 games. Strengths Royal Challengers Bangalore have loaded some of the world’s best batsmen into their top three or four in their recent history, but they do most of their damage in the middle overs. Since the start of […]

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Ethiopian Airlines: ‘Clear similarities’ with Indonesia crash : International de

2019-03-18 A mass funeral for the victims of last week’s crash took place in the Ethiopian capital Flight data from the Ethiopian Airlines disaster a week ago suggest “clear similarities” with a crash off Indonesia last October, Ethiopia’s transport minister has said. Both planes were Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft. Last Sunday the Ethiopian Airlines […]

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Grieving, exhausted, Christchurch tentatively returns to work after massacre

It was a Monday morning unlike any other the city had seen before. Residents of Christchurch, with its bucolic hills and expansive gardens, awoke to face the week after a weekend of fear. As workers trudged to their offices under a grey sky, faces were etched with exhaustion following sleepless nights, grief and disbelief. Three […]

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Wounding, Sunshine Coast

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding an incident where a 19-year-old man presented to Sunshine Coast University Hospital with serious stab wounds on Saturday. Around 2.30am the man was taken to the hospital where he underwent urgent surgery for two wounds to his torso and one wound to his arm before being placed in an […]

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