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Destinations

New Zealand’s emergency authority pleads not guilty to charges over White Island tragedy

The agency is just one of 13 parties and individuals facing charges over the deaths of 22 people during the volcanic disaster on White Island.

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Tourism

Fiji tourism boosted by cyclone

by Tara Harrison

In a textbook case of creating momentum following a disaster, Fiji has reported growth off the back of Cyclone Winston.

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Destinations

Climbers head for Everest after two years

by DPA

More than 200 foreign climbers are headed towards the Everest base camp after the mountain was closed in 2014 and 2015 following fatal avalanches.

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Aviation

MH17 legal team plans to hold those responsible to account

by AAP

A joint team investigating the downing of a Malaysia Airlines flight over Ukraine in 2014 is in Malaysia to discuss options for setting up a tribunal.

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Aviation

Mozambique debris ‘almost certainly’ MH370

by Rebecca Le May - AAP

Two pieces of debris found in Mozambique are “almost certainly” from missing flight MH370, the Australian and Malaysian governments say.

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Aviation

Families mark Germanwings crash anniversary

by DPA

Commemoration ceremonies are being held in France and Germany to mark the first anniversary of the deliberate crash which claimed the lives of all 150 on board.

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Aviation

No Aussies harmed as plane crashes in Russia

by RAW

Tragedy has struck again, with a FlyDubai flight crashing in southern Russia, killing all those aboard.

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Aviation

MH370 families plead for continued search

by Rozanna Latiff - RAW

As the deadline looms, the families of passengers lost aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 say the two-year search for the missing aircraft must go on.

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Cruise

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Ponant passengers rescued as cruise ship catches fire

by AAP

347 passengers and crew from the French cruise ship Le Boreal had to be rescued after a fire broke out.

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Destinations

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Egyptian president makes tourism pledge

by Reuters

Egypt’s president has declared that the “lights will not be going out in Sharm el-Sheikh”, as he visited the Red Sea resort hit by suspension of foreign flights after a Russian airliner crash.

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Aviation

No Aussies in Russian plane crash

by AAP

No Australians were on a Russian airliner that crashed in a mountainous area of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, killing all 224 people on board.

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Destinations

Disasters threaten mountaineering

by Pratibha Tuladhar - DPA

Nepal’s climbing season has encountered two years of disaster, casting a grim shadow over the future of another season.

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