News National Top Stories: Friday, 19 February 2016

Top Stories: Friday, 19 February 2016

Michael Meakin said he was driving to McDonalds when the incident happened. Photo: Supplied.
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EDM-newdaily_110314_plane-860x450How a rogue pilot may have taken control of missing plane MH370

The hijacking theory was discarded during the early stages of the investigation. Here’s why it’s being looked at once again Read more


apple-logo-1Apple defies FBI order to create something it says is ‘too dangerous’

iPhone maker refuses to leave a gaping hole in its security measures that could expose everyone who uses its smartphones Read more


BEIJING, CHINA - APRIL 11: A general view of the Beijing CBD on April 11, 2011 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

The reason one million people in this major city are living underground

Would you join the “rat tribe” and forego natural light in exchange for cheaper rent and a shorter commute? These brave souls did Read more


movie retouching edmThe big Hollywood secret no one ever talks about … until now

This sneaky movie-making method managed to fly under the radar until an unlikely actor opened up about it in the public arena Read more


selfie-edmThe little telco that’s causing a huge headache for Telstra and Optus

While mobile bills continue to rise, this telco is fighting back on behalf of consumers. And they are doing it with super generous deals Read more


nick-kyrgiosNick Kyrgios did an impromptu Q&A on Twitter. It was … interesting

Late last night the world found out whether the tennis star likes pineapple on pizza, what he eats during tournaments, and when to shave Read more


cinema-edm‘They’re a vicious bunch of thieves’: Village taking on movie pirates

Local internet pirates, meet one of your very angry victims. The latest challenge to internet piracy could set a homegrown precedent Read more


Razor wire against blue sky

The single biggest reason Australia’s prison population has exploded

Our imprisonment rates are growing exponentially. And one academic says the blame rests squarely with a single group Read more


immunisation-180216-thenewdailyFind out if your town or suburb is an anti-vaccination hotspot

New data shows more than 1200 postcodes did not meet govt standards for child immunisation. These are the worst offenders Read more


tv edmGood news for TV lovers. Some shows ‘make you a better person’

For years we’ve been told tuning in makes us tune out. However, a new study suggests binge-watching might actually pay off Read more


retireeWorkers worried that super freeze could hurt retirement savings

As the govt looks for ways to fix the budget, two workers tell TND that halting super increases could make their retirements difficult Read more


A McDonald's Big Mac, their signature sandwich is held up near the golden arches at a McDonalds's August 10, 2015, in Centreville, Virginia. AFP PHOTO/PAUL J. RICHARDS (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Anti-Australian ad campaign prompts fast food giants’ war of words

Two of the biggest burger chains in the US are dishing out the insults after an unexpected attack on a world-famous Aussie product Read more