HMS Queen Elizabeth, sitting in Rosyth dockyard in Scotland, is ready to head out to sea for its first trials this summer. The milestone will mark significant progress in delivering HMS Queen Elizabeth, the largest and most powerful surface warship ever built for the Royal Navy
A two-part exhibit at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles celebrates David Hockney’s 80th birthday. They feature self-portraits in his distinctive style and photographs from the 1980s. Happy Birthday Mr Hockney: Self-Portraits, opens on 27 June; Photographs, on 18 July. Both will be on show until 26 November
When the 13-storey tower block toppled it exposed the problems at the heart of Egypt’s construction industry, a country where 400 residential buildings collapse each year
Pensioner Madiha Abdel Alim was heading home to her flat in Alexandria when she looked up and noticed something strange: the 13-storey block in which she lived was suddenly tilting precariously over the narrow road.
Concerned, she immediately contacted the local authorities. “They did nothing,” says Alim. “They said, ‘oh, that’s normal. It’s a very tall building’.” Three days later, the tower toppled and crashed into the building across the road.
Train-jumpers, teen smokers, stunt skateboarders and kissing couples … Ed Templeton captures everyday life in southern California. Amalgamated Fragments is his first photography show in New York, at the Danziger Gallery until 27 July
Just how many times has Andrew Bolt declared the end of the Turnbull government? Crikey intern Will Hogan finds out.
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Political enemies of Qatar have demanded that news network Al Jazeera be shut down.
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Amid claims of sovereign risk and complaints of uncertainty, it seems some companies are prepared to invest a lot in Australia, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.
Did the AirAsia X plane really land as quickly as it could once it discovered it had engine trouble?
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Crikey Readers respond to Rundle on Hanson’s autistic kids comments.
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By Josh Taylor
Liberals love the flag and Australia Day and are not very keen on Bill Shorten: highlights (and lowlights) of the Liberal Party’s federal council meeting on the weekend.
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