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Australian F-35 orders will help drive down price -Lockheed

WASHINGTON, April 23 - Australia's decision to order 58 more F-35 fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp by 2023 will help drive down the cost of the stealthy warplane and strengthen the jet's presence in Asia, a senior Lockheed official said on Wednesday.

Australia, Malaysia vow to keep searching to solve plane mystery

PERTH, Australia - Australia and Malaysia vowed on Wednesday to keep searching for a missing Malaysian plane despite no sign of wreckage after almost seven weeks, and as bad weather again grounded aircraft and an undersea drone neared the end of its first full mission.

UPDATE 1-Australia, Malaysia vow to keep searching to solve plane mystery

* Australia PM says the nature of the search for the missing plane could change

Australia unmoved by U.N. critique of asylum seeker policy

SYDNEY - Australia's immigration minister dismissed on Wednesday United Nations' criticism of its asylum seeker policy, even as fresh evidence emerged of abuses at one of its detention centers in Papua New Guinea.

Australia unmoved by UN critique of asylum seeker policy

SYDNEY, April 23 - Australia's immigration minister dismissed on Wednesday United Nations' criticism of its asylum seeker policy, even as fresh evidence emerged of abuses at one of its detention centres in Papua New Guinea.

Industrials, 23 Apr 2014

REFILE-Australia vows to keep searching to solve missing Malaysian plane mystery

PERTH, Australia, April 23 - Australia vowed on Wednesday to keep searching for a missing Malaysian plane despite no sign of wreckage after almost seven weeks, and as bad weather again grounded aircraft and an undersea drone neared the end of its first full mission.

Australia orders 58 F-35 Lockheed Martin stealth fighters

SYDNEY/WASHINGTON - Australia will order 58 more F-35 fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp for A$12.4 billion ($11.61 billion), Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday, a purchase that will raise its air combat power to among the world's most advanced.

Australia set to order 58 F-35 Lockheed Martin fighters

SYDNEY/WASHINGTON, April 23 - Australia will announce plans on Wednesday to order 58 more F-35 fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp for A$12 billion ($11 billion), sources in Washington and Canberra told Reuters.

Stocks, Markets, Industrials, 22 Apr 2014

Australia's Palmer says won't back government climate plan: report

- Australia's government might fail to get the necessary backing for its planned A$1.55 billion ($1.45 billion) fund to pay big emitters to cut pollution, after a Senate minority party on Monday said it would vote against the plan.

Environment, 21 Apr 2014

Drone risks damage at record depth in search for Malaysian plane

PERTH, Australia - An underwater drone scouring the Indian Ocean floor for a missing Malaysian jetliner has dived to its deepest ever level, putting its equipment at unprecedented risk, as hopes dwindled that it might soon turn up some sign of wreckage.

World, Aerospace & Defense, 18 Apr 2014
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Australia rules out link between debris and Malaysian plane

PERTH/MELBOURNE - Authorities ruled out any link between debris picked up on an Australian beach and a missing Malaysian jetliner on Thursday as a tropical cyclone again threatened to hamper a 26-nation air, surface and underwater search of the Indian Ocean.