Boeing Co and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) said on Tuesday they had completed the first flight test on a pilotless fighter-like jet designed to operate in conjunction with crewed aircraft. The "Loyal Wingman", the first military aircraft to be designed and manufactured in Australia in more than 50 years, flew under the supervision of a Boeing test pilot monitoring it from a ground control station in South Australia. The Australian government has invested A$40 million ($31 million) in development of the product, which Boeing last year said had also attracted interest from the United States and United Kingdom as potential future customers.
The proceedings for 47 Hong Kong democracy activists charged with conspiracy to commit subversion resume on Tuesday, following a marathon hearing that extended well past midnight before it was adjourned after one of the defendants fainted. Lawyers for the defendants are challenging a prosecution bid to deny them bail and keep them in custody for up to three months while police investigate. Local media reported three other defendants fainted after the hearings were adjourned.
Thousands of Queenslanders were left without power on Monday, March 1, as a tropical low brought powerful winds to Cairns in the state’s far north.Ergon Energy reported around 40,000 customers had lost power due to the stormy conditions. Thousands of homes were still without power on the morning of March 2, according to local media.Darryn Browne, who provided this video, told Storyful that the power outage “just came from nowhere and took everybody by surprise.”The tropical low developed into Tropical Cyclone Niran on March 2 and was expected to move away from the coast, according to the Bureau of Meteorology. Credit: Darryn Browne via Storyful
George Stephanopoulos and David Muir will start to split breaking-news duties at ABC News, a new effort by the Walt Disney unit to rework an unorthodox arrangement involving two of its top anchors. Under a new structure, Muir will largely handle special reports and news of national importance in the afternoon and evening hours, while […]
Actor Daniel Bruehl called on some of his more "humiliating" Hollywood experiences for the black comedy "Next Door", his directorial debut premiering in competition at this week's Berlinale film festival.
China reported 11 new mainland COVID-19 cases on March 1, down from 19 cases a day earlier, the country's national health authority said on Tuesday. The National Health Commission, in a statement, said all of the new cases were imported infections originating from overseas. The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed cases, fell to six from 13 cases a day earlier.
Johnson & Johnson is waiting on regulatory approval of a new, larger plant operated by contract manufacturer Catalent Inc to begin large-scale U.S. deliveries of its just-authorized COVID-19 vaccine following initial shipments this week, a top J&J executive said on Monday. J&J will ship nearly 4 million doses of the one-shot vaccine around the United States this week and expects to deliver another 16 million doses later this month. "The first doses come from a smaller plant, which we could start up earlier," J&J Chief Scientific Officer Paul Stoffels said in an interview.
Dozens of Hong Kong democracy activists charged with subversion are due back in court on Tuesday to complete a marathon bail hearing that was adjourned overnight when four defendants were rushed to hospital after hours of legal wrangling.
3D Systems (DDD) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of -18.18% and -0.43%, respectively, for the quarter ended December 2020. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
China and the United States should remove all barriers to travel between the two countries if the United States achieves herd immunity for COVID-19 with 90% of its population vaccinated, potentially by August, a Chinese epidemiologist has said. The United States is the worst-hit nation in the world by case count, with nearly 30 million infections so far, though new cases have been declining. China has COVID-19 largely under control, with relatively small clusters of new local infections in recent months.
Days after former “Bachelorette” Rachel Lindsay deleted her Instagram account due to online bullying, the producers of “The Bachelor” have released a statement in support of the star. The executive producers of the dating franchise are condemning all racist harassment of Lindsay, who they applaud for using her voice to educate the public. “As executive producers […]
Australia opening batsman David Warner will return to cricket on Thursday in a one-day match for state side New South Wales as he continues his recovery from a groin strain. The veteran lefthander has not played since the fourth test against India at the Gabba in January where he was still hampered by the injury suffered in a one-day match in November. He said last month the injury might cause him discomfort for most of 2021 but New South Wales coach Phil Jaques said he was fit to face South Australia in the domestic Marsh One-Day Cup on Thursday.
The United States reported a 3% decline in new cases of COVID-19 last week, a much smaller drop than in the previous six weeks, as health officials warned that progress against the global pandemic was stalling.Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday said she was deeply concerned about a potential shift in the trajectory of the pandemic. “These data are evidence that our recent declines appear to be stalling, stalling at over 70,000 cases a day. With these new statistics, I am really worried about reports that states are rolling back the exact public health measures we have recommended to protect people from COVID-19."This news comes as the World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced an increase in global COVID-19 cases for the first time in 7 weeks. “Some of it appears to be due to relaxing of public health measures, continued circulation of variants and people letting down their guard. Vaccines will help to save lives. But, if countries rely solely on vaccines, they are making a mistake."He noted that Ghana and the Ivory Coast became the first countries on Monday to begin vaccinating people with doses supplied by COVAX, the international program to provide vaccines for poor and middle-income countries.But he also criticized rich countries for hoarding vaccine doses, saying that it was in everyone's interest for vulnerable people to be protected around the world."It's regrettable that some countries continue to prioritize vaccinating younger healthier adults at lower risk of diseases in their own populations, ahead of health workers and older people elsewhere."Meanwhile, the WHO’s top emergency expert Mike Ryan added that while it is too early to say that the virus was under control, the global fight against COVID-19 is in a better state now than it was 10 weeks ago before the vaccine rollout began.
JOHOR BARU, March 2 — Former Johor assemblyman Dr Boo Cheng Hau has questioned the government’s guideline to “downgrade” medical frontliners including general practitioners (GPs), dentists...
A court hearing for 47 democracy activists charged under Hong Kong's national security law was set to resume Tuesday after a marathon session that was adjourned well past midnight after one defendant appeared to collapse and was taken away in an ambulance. The court is weighing whether to grant bail to the activists, who were detained and charged Sunday over their involvement in an unofficial primary election last year that authorities say was part of a plot to paralyze Hong Kong's government. The national security law, which China imposed on Hong Kong eight months ago in response to months of anti-government protests, makes it a crime to overthrow, seriously interfere in, disrupt or undermine Hong Kong's government.
An American father and son were handed to Japanese officials on Monday, their lawyer said, after losing an extradition battle over accusations they helped former Renault-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn to flee Japan.
CBS has given out a pair of pilot orders to comedy projects from Sarah Cooper and Mark Gross. Cooper’s untitled single-camera project is inspired by her book, “How to be Successful Without Hurting Men’s Feelings.” It follows three women at different stages in their careers at a male-dominated company who help each other navigate modern […]
Broadcom (AVGO) has climbed 22% in the last three months to double the semiconductor industry's average, with it set to release its Q1 fiscal 2021 financial results on Thursday, March 4...
Bluegreen Vacations Holding Corporation (BVH) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 1075.00% and 2.06%, respectively, for the quarter ended December 2020. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
Rose shows off her incredible acrobatic skills while keeping a balloon in the air for over a minute!