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Qantas challenges Boeing and Airbus to cross aviation's 'last frontier'

Qantas has issued a challenge to the world's largest plane makers: Build us a jet that can fly from Sydney to London or New York -- without stopping.

The Australian airline wants a Boeing 777X or Airbus A350 that can undertake the epic routes from the eastern cities of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane by 2022.

Hurricane Harvey: Coastal cities in Texas begin evacuating as almost one metre of rain forecast

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As Hurricane Harvey gains strength, residents along the Texas coast aren't taking any chances; they're filling sandbags, stocking up on water and boarding up windows.

USA: Hurricane Harvey rapidly intensifying; Extreme Flood threat for Texas

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Harvey has rapidly intensified into the third hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season and may become the nation's first Category 3 landfall in almost 12 years, poised to hammer the Texas Gulf Coast with an extremely dangerous combination of torrential rainfall, storm-surge floodin

July 2017: Earth's 1st or 2nd Warmest July on Record

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July 2017 was the planet's second warmest July since record keeping began in 1880, said NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) on Thursday. NASA rated July 2017 as the warmest July on record, which means it was also tied f

Greenland: The football season where you can glimpse whales and icebergs

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Qeqertarsuaq, Greenland (CNN) --- It's not often you get to glimpse icebergs and whales while watching a game of soccer, but that's only one of the reasons why the Greenlandic football season is one of the sport's most unusual.

Death toll in Sierra Leone mudslides rises to 419 as UK pledges aid

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Freetown, Sierra Leone (CNN) --- The death toll from this week's devastating mudslides in Sierra Leone has passed 400, with hundreds of people still missing, a government tourism minister told CNN.

USA: Atlantic hurricane season could be busiest since 2010

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By CNN Meteorologist & friend of WeatherWatch, Brandon Miller --- Unseasonably warm ocean temperatures and a no-show from El Niño will contribute to what may be the busiest Atlantic hurricane season in seven years, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 

Farewell NZ! Surprise as Southern Ocean wave buoy suddenly breaks loose, floats towards Chile

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The buoy that measures giant waves in the Southern Ocean south of New Zealand has broken its mooring - but there's a silver lining, as MetOcean reports...

Weather disasters to impact 2 out of 3 Europeans by 2100, study says

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CNN --- By the end of the century, two out of three people living in Europe will be affected by heat waves, coastal floods and other weather-related disasters, largely due to global warming and climate change, according to a study published Friday in the 

Weather Video: NZ’s about to warm up! + Typhoon Noru nears Japan

The weather in New Zealand is about to get warmer as Australian and sub-tropical airflows merge and spread across the country, 

This warmer north to north west flow kicks off this weekend and increases over Sunday and Monday.