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Global Outlook Perhaps the unlikeliest attraction in Singapore is the one that most foreign arrivals see first. Changi airport proudly reports it has one million visitors a year who aren't even catching a flight. In a city state where land is at a premium, many families drop by for a few hours to let their children run around.

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Qantas has set out drastic plans to axe 1,000 jobs

Qantas downgraded to 'junk' after shock profit warning

Australian airline Qantas has had its credit rating downgraded to 'junk'- below the lowest investment grade- by credit rating agency Standard & Poor's.

Qantas has set out drastic plans to axe 1,000 jobs

Qantas shares plunge after shock profit warning as company signals 'immense' challenges ahead

Qantas has set out drastic plans to axe 1,000 jobs, freeze pay, stop bonuses, and cut the salaries of its boss and board members, after the Australian airline issued a profit warning and warned that it faces “immense” challenges.

Qantas shares plunge after shock profit warning as company signals "immense" challenges ahead

Qantas today set out drastic plans to axe 1000 jobs, freeze pay, stop bonuses, and cut the salaries of its boss and board members, after the Australian airline issued a profit warning and warned it faces “immense” challenges.

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Australia suspend six players for 'excessive drinking session' before victory over Ireland

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James O'Connor in action in the Wallabies narrow win over Argentina

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Robbie Deans speaks to his players after defeat

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BA in-flight headphones may have been manufactured in Chinese prison factory

Qantas has already confirmed that Dongguan prison-linked Airphonics was its main supplier

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