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'Missing plane' training drill puts Tasmanian search and rescue ops to the test in central highlands

12:35 EST

A light plane, last seen by a fisherman somewhere above Tasmania's Great Lake, is missing with its 57-year-old pilot — that is the fictional scenario faced by police, surf lifesavers, the SES and volunteers at a training exercise.

Philippines landslides after Typhoon Mangkhut could end the hunt for gold

10:15 EST

A series of landslides that have killed at least 70 people in the northern Philippines has triggered a debate that could bring an end to small-scale gold mining in the region.

Gardening Australia's Costa Georgiadis offers advice on how to drought-proof your garden

00:34 EST

While the drought continues to hurt farmers across large swathes of eastern Australia, the big dry is also taking its toll on our gardens.