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Esther Han

Esther Han is the consumer affairs editor for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun-Herald. She was previously the food and wine news writer for Fairfax Media.

Paris shootings: many dead in multiple attacks

Sophia Phan, Esther Han, Julie Power, Eryk Bagshaw, Allison Worrall At least 120 killed in at least seven coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris. Former French president Sarkozy said the terrorists had declared war, while the current French President said the hunt...

Amal Clooney says Al Jazeera, Peter Greste guilty verdict 'sends a dangerous message'

Al Jazeera television journalist Mohamed Fahmy and his lawyer Amal Clooney before hearing the verdict at a court in Cairo.

Esther Han Amal Clooney has slammed the three-year prison sentences handed down by an Egyptian court to three Al Jazeera journalists, including Australia's Peter Greste.

Cat gets another life after ride on plane's wing in French Guiana

Shock: Romain Jantot suddenly notices the cat.

Esther Han The whites of his eyes say it all. A pilot has received the shock of his life, midflight, when a furry stowaway decided to stick its head into the cockpit.

'Indonesia's Alcatraz' and tropical wildlife ark: the island where Bali Nine smugglers face execution

Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.

Esther Han If their pleas for mercy continue to be ignored, this month Bali Nine drug smugglers Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran will face the firing squad on an island known as the "Alcatraz of Indonesia".

AFP must admit to its 'big mistake' leading to Bali Nine executions, says barrister friend

'Betrayed': The Bali Nine.

Esther Han The Australian Federal Police must take the blame for the two Bali Nine ringleaders being on death row and do everything to save them, a lawyer close to the case says.

Thousands of commuters ride bare-legged for No Pants Day

People take part in the No Pants Subway Ride in Bucharest, Romania.

Esther Han Hairy thighs, pale calves, and polka dot underwear. There was no shame for the thousands of commuters around the world who travelled sans trousers for the 14th No Pants Subway Ride and its variants...

Virginia Roberts' new lease on life after escaping from billionaire sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein

Once a

Esther Han No amount of the high life - private islands, waterfront mansions, and hedonistic parties with the super rich - was enough to keep Virginia Roberts from escaping the clutches of a billionaire sexual...

What happened to AirAsia's missing QZ8501? Here are the latest theories

Military and rescue authorities monitor progress in the search for AirAsia Flight QZ8501 in the Mission Control Center inside the National Search and Rescue Agency in Jakarta.

Esther Han We have an insatiable need to find answers, and the disappearance of flight QZ8501 en route to Singapore with 162 souls on board has no doubt sparked countless quests across numerous fields.

AirAsia QZ8501: Another airline disaster in 2014

Esther Han After a string of high-profile crashes, the news of a second commercial plane carrying 162 people disappearing mid-flight has led many to assume this year to be one of the most disastrous in aviation...

Selfie aboard MH17 proves to be last photo of mother and son

Petra van Langeveld and her 15-year-old son, Gary Slok, aboard MH17, on their way to a holiday in Malaysia.

Esther Han It is a photograph thousands of air travellers snap and share everyday. A quick selfie before phones are switched off and stashed away.

Palestinian boy clings to paramedic - story behind the viral photo

A boy injured in an Israeli strike clings to a medic at al-Shifa hospital in Gaza

Esther Han A boy with cuts all over his body is using every ounce of his strength to cling onto a rubber-gloved medic trying to lay him on a hospital bed.

Thrill-seekers rescued from roller-coaster at Magic Mountain

Roller coaster derails in California (Thumbnail)

Esther Han They were seeking a thrill at Six Flags Magic Mountain, and for two dozens Americans on Monday evening, the theme park over-delivered.

Seven women who have gone public about sex abuse by Rolf Harris since he was convicted

Alleged victim: Anita Jacoby.

Esther Han A week since being convicted of sexually assaulting young girls over a 20 year-period, disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris has been subjected to more accusations of similar crimes.

Rolf Harris child sex abuse education video surfaces after entertainer found guilty in London court


Esther Han Video called 'Kids Can Say No' was developed in the mid-1980s, when Harris was indecently assaulting young women and girls.

MH370 power outage linked to possible hijacking attempt

A Malaysia Airlines aircraft.

Esther Han Hijackers may have tampered with vital cockpit equipment in the missing Malaysia Airlines jet mid-flight in a bid to avoid radar detection, aviation experts say.

Shackleton crossing hit by wild weather


Esther Han Six men set out to cross the mountainous South Georgia Island near Antarctica at 9am Friday morning, hoping to reach the other side within 24 hours.

Eight killed worldwide

Egyptian protesters tear down the US flag at the US embassy in Cairo on September 11, 2012 during a demonstration against a film deemed offensive to Islam. Thousands of angry Egyptian demonstrators protested against the film made by an Israeli-American who describes Islam as a

Esther Han ANTI-AMERICAN violence has swept across the Arab world, triggered by a US film portraying the prophet Muhammad as a womaniser and a paedophile.

I'll have a POTUS with that: how Madalyn's pic with Obama went viral

Obama and Starkey.

Esther Han With US President Barack Obama's left arm over her shoulders, and a camera pointed their way, Madalyn Starkey had seconds to figure out how she wanted the moment captured.

Leap too far as dad aborts toddler skydiving plan


Esther Han Two-year-old Elijah was about to plunge from a plane at 2500 metres strapped to his father in a tandem skydive in New Zealand this week.