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Steve Smith best since Don Bradman: Coach
Brisbane, Sep 18 (IANS) Steve Smiths formative coach Trent Woodhill feels that if the star Australian was playing for India, his technique would not be the focus of discussion as much as it is in Australia.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Reynolds sneaks in jab at Jackman in congratulatory post
Canberra, Sep 16 (IANS) Actor Ryan Reynolds was full of praise for his friend Hugh Jackman as he celebrated the star being honoured with Australia's Companion of the Order title.
2019-09-16
Category: International, Australia,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
3rd Australian citizen detained in Iran identified
Canberra, Sep 14 (IANS) The family of an Australian citizen who is being held in Iran, on Saturday confirmed her identity after several media outlets published her name.
2019-09-14
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Australian travel bloggers held in Iran identified
Canberra, Sep 12 (IANS) Two Australian citizens detained in Iran have been identified as travel bloggers, Jolie King and Mark Firkin, the government announced on Thursday.
2019-09-12
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Hundreds evacuated due to bushfires in Australia
Canberra, Sep 10 (IANS) Some 400 people have been evacuated from their homes in Australia due to at least 130 bushfires that are still ravaging the area, authorities said on Tuesday.
2019-09-10
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife
Australian woman sues neighbours over barbecue use
Canberra, Sep 3 (IANS) An Australian woman has tried to stop her neighbours from using their barbecues by suing them in court, a media report said on Tuesday.
2019-09-03
Category: International, Australia,Human Interest/Society
Pet rooster kills elderly Australian woman
Canberra, Sep 2 (IANS) An elderly woman in Australia was killed by her pet rooster while she was collecting eggs from a chicken coop, media reports said on Monday.
2019-09-02
Category: International, Australia,Human Interest/Society
Great Barrier Reef outlook downgraded to 'very poor'
Canberra, Aug 30 (IANS) The health outlook for Australia's Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest coral system stretching 2,300 km, has been downgraded to "very poor", according to the long-term projection report published on Friday.
2019-08-30
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife
This sea snail compound may reduce cancer risk
Sydney, Aug 27 (IANS) Researchers have isolated one compound in the gland secretions from the Australian white rock sea snail (Dicathasis orbita) which has not only anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities, but important anti-cancer properties.
2019-08-27
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
This is why lean people get fatty liver disease
Sydney, Aug 27 (IANS) Researchers have discovered how fatty liver disease develops in lean people, aiding the development of potential treatments for these patients.
2019-08-27
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Giant volcanic rock raft found in Pacific Ocean
Canberra, Aug 26 (IANS) A vast "raft" of volcanic rocks stretching over 150 sq.km has been found drifting through the Pacific Ocean, scientists said on Monday.
2019-08-26
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Science/Tech
Qantas to run 19-hour flights to test passengers' limits
Sydney, Aug 22 (IANS) Qantas will test three 19-hour ultra long-haul flights to determine whether passengers and crew can withstand the marathon journeys, the airline announced on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Australia,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Ex-Aussie Foreign Minister slams sexism in politics
Canberra, Aug 14 (IANS) Australia's former Foreign Minister and former leader of the governing Liberal Party Julie Bishop has slammed the country's culture of "grotesque" sexism.
2019-08-14
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Heart attack cases higher in areas with more fast food outlets
Sydney, Aug 13 (IANS) While it is known that eating fast food is not good for health, researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, have found that areas with a higher number of fast food outlets record more heart attack cases.
2019-08-13
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Armed man arrested in Sydney stabbing incident
Sydney, Aug 13 (IANS) An armed man was arrested on Tuesday after he stabbed a person in the Australian city of Sydney, police said.
2019-08-13
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jailed Kurdish writer wins Australian award
Canberra, Aug 12 (IANS) An Iranian-Kurdish journalist and writer, who has spent the past six years at a migrant detention centre, was on Monday named the winner of the National Biography Award, one of Australia's most important literary prizes.
2019-08-12
Category: International, Australia,Art/Culture/Books
Root seeks Ponting's advice on poor conversion rate
Brisbane, July 24 (IANS) England's Test captain Joe Root, who was a vital part of the team's recent 50-over World Cup win, came to former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting for advice on how to convert his Test fifties into hundreds during his Big Bash T20 league 2018-19 stint with Sydney Thunder.
2019-07-24
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Ponting feels Stokes can replicate Flintoff show in Ashes
Brisbane, July 24 (IANS) Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting feels a "matured" England all-rounder Ben Stokes will be the key in the Ashes.
2019-07-24
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Melbourne's Formula 1 event contract extended till 2025
Sydney, July 19 (IANS) Melbourne will host the Formula 1 Grand Prix until at least 2025, officials on Friday revealed, announcing a two-year extension for racing at the city's iconic Albert Park circuit.
2019-07-19
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Motorsports
Australian Police denies intimidating journalists
Sydney, July 17 (IANS) The Australian Police have denied using tactics to intimidate the press with recent police raids against journalists for leaking confidential documents, which led to much criticism from various quarters.
2019-07-17
Category: International, Australia,Media
Trump to host Australian PM for official dinner
Canberra, July 14 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has accepted an invitation to a state dinner with US President Donald Trump.
2019-07-14
Category: International, Australia,Diplomacy,Politics
Australia promises referendum on recognition of indigenous rights
Sydney, July 10 (IANS) The Australian government promised on Wednesday to hold a referendum on whether to amend the constitution to recognize the rights of indigenous people.
2019-07-10
Category: International, Australia,Immigration/Law/Rights
PNG PM slams tribal violence after 16 killed
Sydney, July 10 (IANS) Papua New Guinea's (PNG) Prime Minister has offered condolences after 16 women and children died in a tribal killing in the country's Hela Province.
2019-07-10
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Feeling safe most important for hospitalised kids
Sydney, July 7 (IANS) A feeling of safety and good night's sleep are the things that matter the most to sick kids in hospital.
2019-07-07
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Missing Australian student released from N.Korea breaks silence
Canberra, July 5 (IANS) An Australian student released by North Korea broke his silence on Friday, expressing gratitude for the support he has received and saying he was looking to go back to normal life.
2019-07-05
Category: International, Australia,Defence/Security
Australian minister attempts to repeal medevac law
Sydney, July 4 (IANS) The Home Affairs Minister of Australia presented a bill in Parliament on Thursday to repeal a law that allows refugees and asylum seekers detained on Manus Island and Nauru to be transfered to the country on medical grounds.
2019-07-04
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Missing Australian student released from North Korea
Sydney, July 4 (IANS) Alek Sigley, the student missing in North Korea for more than a week, has been released and is "safe and well," Australias Prime Minister announced on Thursday.
2019-07-04
Category: International, Australia,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Karl Lagerfeld spider among 5 species discovered in Australia
Sydney, July 2 (IANS) Australian scientists announced on Tuesday that they have identified five new species of tiny jumping spiders and named one after late Karl Lagerfeld due to its distinct look that was reminiscent of the late fashion designer.
2019-07-02
Category: International, Australia,Human Interest/Society,Environment/Wildlife
US-China trade war causing collateral damage: Australia
Sydney, June 26 (IANS) The Prime Minister of Australia on Wednesday warned that the trade war between the US and China was causing collateral damage by aggravating rising global economic uncertainty.
2019-06-26
Category: International, Australia,Diplomacy,Politics
Sydney declares climate emergency
Sydney, June 25 (IANS) The Australian city of Sydney on Tuesday declared a climate emergency and called for a price on carbon to be reinstated, stressing that global warming poses a danger to its residents and to the whole country.
2019-06-25
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife
Australian terrorists' children rescued from Syria camp
Canberra, June 24 (IANS) Orphaned children of Australian Islamic State (IS) fighters are on their way home after they were rescued a Syrian refugee camp.
2019-06-24
Category: International, Australia,Terrorism
Crocodile attacks to rise due to global warming: Expert
Canberra, June 23 (IANS) The number of crocodile attacks could rise due to global warming, an Australian expert said on Sunday.
2019-06-23
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife
Asthma patients skipping doses owing to high cost: Study
Sydney, June 16 (IANS) Out-of-pocket costs are preventing many people from taking vital asthma medication, says a new study, calling for urgent interventions to promote discussions between patients and doctors about the cost of medicines to treat asthma.
2019-06-16
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sachin sues Australian bat maker for $2mn in royalties
Sydney, June 14 (IANS) Batting great Sachin Tendulkar is suing Australian sports equipment maker Spartan Sports after it allegedly failed to pay him almost $2 million.
2019-06-14
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Melbourne to launch Uber Air pilot program
Sydney, June 12 (IANS) Australias Melbourne city will be the first in the world outside of the US to launch Uber Airs aerial ride-sharing pilot program, the company said on Wednesday.
2019-06-12
Category: International, Australia,Technology
Pretending World Cup is not on: Hazlewood
Brisbane, June 11 (IANS) Not part of Australia's World Cup squad, pacer Josh Hazlewood says he is trying to pretend the mega tournament is not taking place, rather focusing on the upcoming Ashes.
2019-06-11
Category: International, Australia,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Police raids sought to intimidate media: ABC Chair
Canberra, June 7 (IANS) Ita Buttrose, the Chairperson of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), said on Friday that the recent raid by the Federal Police on its headquarters was aimed at intimidating the media.
2019-06-07
Category: International, Australia,Media
Australian PM defends legality of police raids on media
Canberra, June 6 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday reiterated his government's commitment to press freedom while defending the legality of the latest police raids on the media.
2019-06-06
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Sindhu, Verma record victories at Australian Open
Sydney, June 5 (IANS) P.V. Sindhu and Sameer Verma entered the second round of the $150,000 Australian Open World Tour Super 300 tournament on Wednesday.
2019-06-05
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
4 killed in Australia shooting, gunman arrested
Canberra, June 4 (IANS) At least four persons were killed and several injured in a shooting in Australia's Darwin city on Tuesday. The suspected gunman was arrested by the police.
2019-06-04
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
National University of Australia suffers extensive data hack
Canberra, June 4 (IANS) The National University of Australia on Tuesday said that it had been hit by an extensive breach affecting personal data from the last 19 years after hackers penetrated its computer systems.
2019-06-04
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Technology
1st all-electric police car hits Australia roads
Sydney, June 3 (IANS) Australia's first all-electric police car hit the roads in the state of Victoria on Monday, one of the first jurisdictions in the world to take the landmark step.
2019-06-03
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife,Technology
Australia's 'Egg Boy' donates to NZ attack survivors
Canberra, May 29 (IANS) An Australian teenager, who broke an egg on a controversial far-right senator's head for blaming Muslims for the Christchurch attack, has donated $69,000 to survivors of the New Zealand mosque attacks.
2019-05-29
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Religion
Australian opposition elects new leader
Canberra, May 27 (IANS) Australia's Labor opposition on Monday chose Anthony Albanese as its new leader after the party suffered an upset in the nation's general election.
2019-05-27
Category: International, Australia,Politics
England 'clear favourite' to win Ashes: Vaughan
Sydney, May 16 (IANS) Former captain Michael Vaughan believes England are "clear favourite" to win the upcoming Ashes because of ECB's decision to revert to older Dukes ball.
2019-05-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Ex-Australian PM Abbott bets $100 on no climate change
Sydney, May 7 (IANS) Tony Abbott bet me $100 that the climate will not change in 10 years, says an Australian writer and author of "Here Where We Live". Cassie Flanagan Willanski says the former Australian Prime Minister is so confident "climate change is nothing to worry about" that he put his money on it.
2019-05-07
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Ex-Australian PM bets $100 climate will not change
Sydney, May 7 (IANS) Tony Abbott bet me $100 that the climate will not change in 10 years, says an Australian writer and author of "Here Where We Live". Cassie Flanagan Willanski says the former Australian Prime Minister is so confident "climate change is nothing to worry about" that he put his money on it.
2019-05-07
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Warner down to number 3 on his Australia return
Brisbane, May 6 (IANS) In what can be termed as a surprising move by the Australian cricket management, David Warner was slotted to bat at number 3 on his return to the side in the unofficial World Cup warm-up match against New Zealand XI at Brisbane on Monday.
2019-05-06
Category: International, Australia,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Australian taxi drivers sue Uber in class action
Canberra, May 3 (IANS) Thousands of taxi drivers on Friday filed a class action lawsuit against ride-sharing app Uber "for destroying their livelihoods".
2019-05-03
Category: International, Australia,Business/Economy
Elvis movie to be shot by Baz Luhrmann in Australia
Queensland, May 1 (IANS) Director Baz Luhrmann's Elvis film, starring Tom Hanks, is set to shoot significant portions here in Australia, it was confirmed on Wednesday.
2019-05-01
Category: International, Australia,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood