2018 Luxor hot air balloon crash
A hot air balloon crashes due to strong winds in Egypt's Luxor Governorate. A tourist from Australia is killed and 12 other tourists are injured. The Egypt Aviation Authority says there were 20 passengers on the balloon.
An Egyptian court sentences Al Jazeera journalists Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy, and Baher Mohamed each to three years jail for "aiding a terrorist organization" and falsifying news. Greste, who earlier was deported to Australia, was tried in absentia. Mohamed, an Egyptian, was sentenced to an additional six months for possession of a spent bullet casing; Fahmy is a Canadian national. 2015-08-29 (Context: Australia, Egypt)
2013 Luxor hot air balloon crash: A hot air balloon crashes near the Egyptian town of Luxor killing 19 Asian and European tourists. 2013-02-26 (Context: Egypt, hot air balloon)
Australia and East Timor sign a treaty for a permanent maritime border in the Timor Sea, ending a decade-long dispute over rights to the sea's rich oil and gas reserves. 2018-03-7 (Context: Australia)
A message in a bottle found in Australia is confirmed to have been adrift for almost 132 years, making it reportedly the oldest known message in a bottle. 2018-03-7 (Context: Australia)
A search team led by Paul Allen's company Vulcan, Inc., using his research vessel "Petrel", announces the discovery of the wreck of the USS "Lexington" (CV-2) about 800 km off the eastern coast of Australia at a depth of around 3 km. The aircraft carrier was lost in the Battle of the Coral Sea during World War II. 2018-03-5 (Context: Australia)