A ‘leap second’ will be added to the clock at midnight on 30 June 2015 to account for a discrepancy between Earth’s rotation and the ‘atomic clock’.
• Australian airlines will catch up with many countries around the world and not force passengers to turn off their phones and tablets in flights. Qantas and Virgin are the first airlines to receive approval.
• A Qantas flight was diverted one hour into its flight from LA to Melbourne after part of the cabin was flooded when a drinking water pipe burst.
• The plane was turned around by Qantas ‘in the interests of passenger comfort’.