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Surfer punches shark to escape attack; 2nd surfer attacked hours later

Surfer punches shark to escape attack; 2nd surfer attacked hours later

World
Two men surfing off the western coast of Australia are lucky to be alive after getting attacked by sharks. Australia’s 9News reported that Jason Longrass, 41, and Alejandro Travaglini, 37, were attacked in two separate incidents less than a mile from each other on Monday in Gracetown. In dramatic video posted on 9News, Travaglini is seen being taken care of by friends before he was flown by helicopter to Perth Royal Hospital for emergency surgery. "He was punching the shark, and, like, there was three attacks, three different attacks in 20 seconds," Mikel Basanies told 9News. The Australian media station reported the Argentinian-born surfer was bit on both legs at just before 8:30 a.m. He was stable after surgery, according to 9News. Just hours later, another attack by what Longrass
Australia-UK: First direct flight takes 17 hours

Australia-UK: First direct flight takes 17 hours

Business
The first non-stop flight between Australia and the UK has landed at London.Qantas 9 (QF9) landed at Heathrow's Terminal 3 just after 5am - 17 hours after departing from Perth on Australia's west coast.Image:The Qantas 787 Dreamliner took off from Perth in AustraliaThe Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner completed the journey of around 9,000 miles to touch down two minutes earlier than scheduled.Previously the flight had to stop in either Singapore or the Middle East but cutting out those stopovers slashed roughly three hours from the previous flight time.The Qantas flight is the world's second-longest, after a Qatar Airways service between Doha and Auckland, which covers 9,028 miles.Qantas said on Twitter that the flight was led by Captain Lisa Norman, Captain Jeff Foote, First Officer Dave Summergre...
Lockheed test pilot reaches 100 hours in proposed 5th generation trainer

Lockheed test pilot reaches 100 hours in proposed 5th generation trainer

Business
Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin announced Wednesday that their test pilot, Lt. Col. Mark "Red" Ward, a retired U.S. Air Force officer, reached a new milestone by becoming the first pilot to reach 100 flight hours in the T-50A, Lockheed's advanced pilot training.The T-50A is aimed at training future pilots for 5th generation aircraft such as the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lighting II."This has been a great opportunity to be involved in a project that is so important to the U.S. Air Force and the foundation for pilot training," Ward said. "It's a great plane to fly and will make an excellent trainer for generations of pilots to come."The T-50A is similar to flying the F-16, as well as the F-22 and F-35, as it "creates better pilots, in less time, for less cost by enabling student pilots to focus t...
Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: AAPL, SBUX & more

Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: AAPL, SBUX & more

Finance
Check out the companies making headlines after the bell: Apple's stock climbed 3 percent after the bell. The tech behemoth posted fourth quarter results with EPS of $ 2.07, blowing past Wall Street expectations of $ 1.87. Its flagship product, the iPhone X, hits stores on Friday and isn't reflected in Thursday's quarterly earnings report.Starbucks shares tumbled 7 percent in extended trading after the company posted mixed quarterly results. Revenue fell lower than Wall Street expectations, but earnings per share were in-line with expectations. The coffee company also announced it is selling the Tazo tea brand to Unilever and will drive a single tea brand strategy with its super premium tea brand, Teavana.Shares of Pandora Media dropped more than 8 percent after hours. The internet radio co...
Tech firms to remove extremist posts within hours

Tech firms to remove extremist posts within hours

Technology
Tech giants Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter and Google have agreed to do more to remove extremist content within hours of it being posted.The accord was decided at a two-day meeting between the G7 nations and the tech firms, hosted on the Italian island of Ischia.The aim, according to officials, is to remove jihadist content from the internet within two hours.In a tweet, Twitter said the talks had been "important and productive". Twitter and Google declined to give further comment. Italy's interior minister Marco Minniti said they were "important first steps".In a statement issued after the meeting, the G7 said: "We underscore the challenge to industry and we urge it... to develop solutions to identify and remove terrorist content within one to two hours of upload, to the extent it is technic...