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Human remains 'fall from the sky' in Saudi Arabia

Police unable to confirm if incident is related to emergency landing of Saudi flight suffering landing gear malfunction on same day

Cockpit safety will be a big issue in 2014

Simon Calder: A safety record that is the envy of the world

The man who pays his way

Boeing unveils record $10bn share buyback and hikes dividend

US aerospace giant Boeing has unveiled a record $10 billion (£6.1 billion) share buyback and 50 per cent hike in the dividend.

TUI Travel profits rise driven by all-inclusive package holidays

Leisure giant TUI Travel, owner of the Thomson and First Choice holiday brands, posted record profits last year as more Brits opted for its all-inclusive package holidays.

A Boeing 747 LCF Dreamlifter sits on the runway after accidentally landing at Jabara airport in Wichita, Kansas thinking it was landing at McConnell Air Force Base

Boeing 747 'Superlifter' jumbo jet got stuck after mistakenly landing at tiny Kansas airport

The plane took off without incident after an unscheduled 13 hour stop at the wrong airport

Firefighters at the scene of a plane crash in Kazan, Russia in which 50 died

Russian airliner crashed after 'tired' pilots botched the first landing attempt

They deliberately put the plane into steep dive before diving nose-first into the ground

Airbus steals march on Boeing with £6bn order from Japan Airlines

Becision a blow to Boeing, whose Dreamliner was grounded for four months

A Ryanair Boeing 737 aircraft

Ryanair bags €10.2m penalty in France over breach of labour laws

Court rejects prosecutor’s demand that airline should also be 'fined' €300m

Mont Blanc climber stumbles across £200,000 treasure trove full of Indian jewels on glacier

Metal box filled with rubys, emeralds and sapphires has been discovered after being buried for decades

Video: Boeing tests pilotless F-16 fighter jet

Retrofitted fighter will be used for 'weapons testing and other aerial training'

Brazil plans national Internet redesign in order to avoid US web surveillance

President calls for online independence in Brazil following revelations about NSA espionage

Iran to teach 'drone hunting' lessons to schoolchildren

The announcement was made by the deputy commander of Iran's paramilitary youth group

The Business Matrix: Thursday 15 August 2013

New defect found in Dreamliner

More trouble for Dreamliner

Boeing's new Dreamliner jet, which was grounded for four months after catching fire, faced further turbulence yesterday when problems emerged with the engine fire extinguishers.

Passengers fight and vomit as British Airways flight turns back for two emergency landings in 24 hours

One member of cabin staff tried to deal with 300 travellers at Riyadh airport as others reportedly 'hid' in a back office

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Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
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Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

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Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

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The man who hunts giants

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The 12 ways of Christmas

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From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

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A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore

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