With its fuselage torn to shreds and emergency workers seemingly looking on in vain, there was surely only one fate for the passengers of this Boeing 727.
Just as well, then, that those on board were only crash-test dummies used for a groundbreaking experiment into the effects of jet disasters.
The impact was . . . → Read More: Passenger jet is crashed into the Mexican desert ON PURPOSE . . . all in the name of air SAFETY
A maverick Australian mining billionaire, Clive Palmer, plans to build the Titanic II and sail it from England to New York by the end of 2016.
Australian mining billionaire, Clive Palme
The replica of the ill-fated ship will be built at a Chinese shipyard and will sail on its maiden voyage accompanied by . . . → Read More: Australian billionaire to build Titanic II
It was the world’s first stealth boat, a top secret experimental vessel built for the US Navy in the 1980s at a cost of $190million.
Now the Sea Shadow, which was the inspiration for the villain’s boat in the 1997 James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies, could be yours for a fraction of that . . . → Read More: The £115million US navy stealth vessel that could be yours for just £60,000 (but you won’t be allowed to sail off on any undercover missions as its being sold for scrap)
An Australian politician’s surreal pledge of blind loyalty to his prime minister on TV has become a global hit on the web.
Mr Shorten was being quizzed on Sky News Australia about a statement made by Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
In an exchange that could have come straight from a comedy sketch, . . . → Read More: Blind Loyalty Makes Aussie MP A Global Web Hit
Revelations about a deal to spend millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money on private jets to whisk the EU’s top officials around the globe in luxury was met with fury by one senior Conservative MEP.
The European Commission has just signed a contract costing more than €12 million (£10million) for private jets to ferry . . . → Read More: Anger after £10m private jet deal to fly Eurocrat chiefs to engagements
A British Muslim leader has been caught on camera advocating female genital mutilation.
Mohammed Abdul, the Imam of a Bristol mosque, was filmed urging a follower to take women and girls abroad so they can be circumcised legally.
The practise was banned by law in 2003, and it’s illegal to help or encourage anyone . . . → Read More: British Muslim leader caught on camera advocating female circumcision
One news station boards the new super-efficient Boeing 787 Dreamliner as the plane takes a tour of the Russian skies.
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Engineers say the Dreamliner is around 20 per cent lighter, 20 per cent more fuel efficient, and faster than other aircraft in its class.
The new plane’s basic structural . . . → Read More: We sneaks onboard new Boeing 787 Dreamliner
A group of Muslim men who abducted and raped two teenage girls as part of their Eid celebrations laughed in court yesterday as they were jailed for a total of 38 years.
The girls, aged 15 and 16, were lured miles from their home to a dingy hostel.
In a horrifying weekend-long ordeal, they . . . → Read More: Muslim gang jailed for kidnapping and raping two girls as part of their Eid celebrations