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Dissapointed with Pattinson, Stoinis' homophobic slurs: Schutt
Sydney, Feb 16 (IANS) Australian pacer Megan Schutt said that she was dissapointed with male cricketers Marcus Stoinis and James Pattinson for using homophobic slurs. A champion of LGBTQ rights, Schutt said that she believes both Stoinis and Pattinson didn't mean what they said but they were using the wrong words to vent their feelings.
2020-02-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
India's pre-women's T20 WC warm-up match vs Pakistan washed off
Sydney, Feb 16 (IANS) India's pre-women's T20 World Cup warm-up match agianst Pakistan was washed out on Sunday without a ball bowled in Brisbane. The Harmanpreet Kaur-led side will now have to wait until Tuesday to take the field when they face West Indies.
2020-02-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Kulasuriya cleared of serious injury after horror blow
Sydney, Feb 16 (IANS) Sri Lankan pacer Achini Kulasuriya has been cleared of serious injury after a horrific blow to the head while fielding during the practice Super Over of Sri Lanka's pre-women's T20 World Cup warm-up match against South Africa on Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
State of Australian sport funding "incomprehensible" - Olympic boss
Canberra, Feb 15 (IANS) The head of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has slammed the Australian Sports Commission's "incomprehensible" spend on consultants.
2020-02-15
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Athletics
Heavy rains could put out remaining bushfires in Aus stats
Sydney, Feb 11 (IANS) The heavy rains lashing New South Wales (NSW) state have led to hopes that all the bushfires in the Australian state could be out by the end of the week, an official said on Tuesday.
2020-02-11
Category: International, Australia,Politics
'Indigenous Australians cannot be deported for criminal convictions'
Canberra, Feb 11 (IANS) The High Court of Australia on Tuesday ruled that Aboriginal people hold a special status and cannot be deported for criminal convictions from the country.
2020-02-11
Category: International, Australia,Politics
I know I have let you guys down in the past: Warner
Sydney, Feb 10 (IANS) An emotional Australia batsman David Warner on Monday said he let the country down but had people who stuck with at all times, reflecting back on the Sandpaper Gate that forced him into a 12-month ban.
2020-02-10
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Stoked and grateful to Tendulkar for praise: Labuschagne
Sydney, Feb 10 (IANS) Rising Australia batsman Marnus Labuschagne is stoked and grateful to cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar for calling him special, saying he was quick to read the Little Master's comments and it hit him hard.
2020-02-10
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
BBL: Sydney Sixers beat Melbourne Stars, win 2nd title
Sydney, Feb 8 (IANS) Sydney Sixers on Saturday beat Melbourne Stars by 19 runs to win their second Big Bash League title. The match was off to a delayed start due to persistent rain in Sydney. It was finally decided it would be a 12-overs-a-side contest and the Stars won the bat flip and chose to bowl first.
2020-02-08
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Scientists decode how our brain influences behaviour
Sydney, Feb 2 (IANS) In ray of hope for treating brain-related diseases such as Parkinson's, scientists here have made a major discovery about the way brains influence behaviour.
2020-02-02
Category: International, Australia,Technology
Indian eves fall against Aussies
Canberra, Feb 2 (IANS) The Indian eves suffered a four-wicket loss against Australia after a disappointing batting performance in their second match of the T20 tri-series on Sunday.
2020-02-02
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Tri-series: Harmanpreet leads India eves to win over England
Canberra, Jan 31 (IANS) India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur starred with the bat and ensured her opposite number Heather Knight's valiant knock was overshadowed as the Indians registered a five-wicket victory over England in the women's triangular series opener here on Friday.
2020-01-31
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Patients may suffer invasive treatments for harmless cancers
Sydney, Jan 27 (IANS) Researchers have revealed that Australians are increasingly being diagnosed with potentially harmless cancers, which if left undetected or untreated, may expose them to unnecessary surgeries and chemotherapy.
2020-01-27
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Yuvraj, Akram join Bushfire relief match
Brisbane, Jan 26 (IANS) India's 2011 World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh and Pakistan fast bowling legend Wasim Akram are the first international players to confirm their availability for the Bushfire Cricket Bash fundraising match on February 8.
2020-01-26
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Bushfires rage in Australia, Canberra airport shut
Canberra, Jan 23 (IANS) The airport in Australia's capital city here was shut on Thursday as heat wave swept through the nation's south-east causing existing blazes to flare up, officials said.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Heavy rains lash some bushfires-hit Aus regions
Sydney, Jan 18 (IANS) Heavy rains and thunderstorms on Saturday lashed parts of Australia's east coast, dousing some of the raging bushfires but bringing a new threat of flooding to some areas.
2020-01-18
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Sania scripts dream return, clinches doubles title in Hobart
Hobart, Jan 18 (IANS) Indian tennis star Sania Mirza along with Nadiia Kichenok came out with yet another brilliant performance as they defeated the China's Peng Shuai and Zhang Shuai in straight sets to win the women's doubles title at Hobart International on Saturday.
2020-01-18
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis
Aus tourism industry suffers $690mn loss from bushfires
Sydney, Jan 16 (IANS) Australia's ongoing bushfire crisis has cost the nation's tourism industry A$1 billion ($690 million), official data revealed on Thursday.
2020-01-16
Category: International, Australia,Politics
de Villiers confident of good show in maiden BBL stint
Brisbane, Jan 13 (IANS) South African batting great AB de Villiers is all set to make his BBL (Big Bash League) debut on Tuesday and ahead of it, the 35-year-old felt he is in some of the best form of his career.
2020-01-13
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Djokovic beats Medvedev, takes Serbia into ATP Cup final
Sydney, Jan 11 (IANS) Novak Djokovic took Serbia into the finals of the ongoing ATP Cup after dismissing World No. 5 Daniil Medvedev 6-1, 5-7, 6-4 on Saturday.
2020-01-11
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis
Waugh backs Labuschagne to take Test form into India ODIs
Sydney, Jan 10 (IANS) Former Australia captain Mark Waugh has labeled Marnus Labuschagne as the "number one batsman" in Test cricket, even though the 25-yeard-old is currently ranked at the third spot behind Virat Kohli and Steve Smith.
2020-01-10
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Prajnesh wins, Ramkumar exits in round 1 of tennis meet
Bendigo (Australia), Jan 6 (IANS) Indian players had mixed fortunes after Prajnesh Gunneswaran made a winning start but Ramkumar Ramanathan bowed out of the Apis Canberra International following a first round defeat, here on Monday.
2020-01-06
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis
Lyon roars in Sydney as Aus complete 3-0 sweep over NZ
Sydney, Jan 6 (IANS) Continuing with their resurgence, Australia thrashed New Zealand by 279 runs in the final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Monday, thus whitewashing the Black Caps in the three-match series.
2020-01-06
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Warne puts baggy green up for auction to raise bushfire funds
Sydney, Jan 6 (IANS) Legendary Australia leg-spinner Shane Warne has announced that he will be putting his baggy green -- which he wore throughout the 145 Tests he played -- for auction in order to raise funds for bushfires' relief.
2020-01-06
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Aus allocates $1.39bn for bushfire recovery fund
Canberra, Jan 6 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday announced the allocation of AU$2 billion ($1.39 billion) to a bushfire recovery fund for rebuilding areas affected by the destructive blazes over the next two years.
2020-01-06
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Sydney: NZ openers stand firm after Labuschagne's double ton
Sydney, Jan 4 (IANS) New Zealand openers Tom Latham and Tom Blundell on Saturday made sure the visitors were not ousted away in the first two days of the ongoing third and final Test against Australia being played at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).
2020-01-04
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Sydney Test: Labuschagne hits ton as Aus dominate Day 1
Sydney, Jan 3 (IANS) Marnus Labuschagne, who was the lone batsman in 2019 to score over 1,000 runs in Test cricket, continued with his brilliant run at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday as he scored yet another century to put Australia in a strong position after the first day's play in the third and final Test against New Zealand. At stumps on Day One, Australia were placed comfortably at 283/3 with Labuschagne and Matthew Wade batting on 130 and 22 respectively.
2020-01-03
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Protein therapy may improve heart attack outcomes
Sydney, Jan 2 (IANS) Heart disease remains the largest killer around the world and now researchers have found that a protein therapy -- recombinant human platelet-derived growth factor-AB (rhPDGF-AB) -- could improve outcomes following heart attack.
2020-01-02
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Aus orders more evacuations as bushfire toll reaches 17
Sydney, Jan 2 (IANS) One more person has died in Australia due to the bushfires raging in the country's southeast, taking the death toll since October to 17, while thousands of people were getting ready to evacuate from affected areas, authorities said on Thursday.
2020-01-02
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Seven dead, over 200 homes destroyed in Australia fires
Canberra, Jan 1 (IANS) At least seven people died in the devastating bushfires that engulfed the Australian state of New South Wales since Monday , police said on Wednesday.
2020-01-01
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
2 more confirmed dead, several missing in Aus bushfires
Sydney, Dec 31 (IANS) Two more people were confirmed dead and several more remain missing in Australia on Tuesday as the result of severe bushfires in the country's southeast.
2019-12-31
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Sharapova to open 2020 campaign at Brisbane International
Brisbane, Dec 31 (IANS) Former world number one Maria Sharapova has announced that she will open her 2020 campaign in the Brisbane International after being awarded a wild card by tournament organisers.
2019-12-31
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis
Extreme weather reignites Aussie bushfire crisis
Sydney, Dec 30 (IANS) Extreme weather on Monday reignited the bushfire crisis across Australi, with emergency warnings in four states as soaring temperatures and strong winds fanned the infernos.
2019-12-30
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Aussie firefighters prepare for worsening weather
Sydney, Dec 28 (IANS) About Australian 1,300 firefighters on Saturday continued backburning and strengthening containment lines ahead of worsening weather conditions that are forecast until December 31.
2019-12-28
Category: International, Australia,Politics
'Extreme heat' to hit Australia's south-east
Sydney, Dec 26 (IANS) Australia's south-east region is slated to face "extreme heatwave" conditions, which is said to also elevate the already heightened fire risks, the weather department said.
2019-12-26
Category: International, Australia,Politics
New mums taking to apps for breastfeeding decisions
Sydney, Dec 25 (IANS) Mobile phone apps are increasingly being used to support breastfeeding decisions-sometimes at a cost, researchers have found.
2019-12-25
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech,Technology
Thunberg's comments linking bushfires with climate change rejected
Canberra, Dec 23 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday dismissed Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg's social media comments, where she linked the blazing bushfires in Australia to climate change.
2019-12-23
Category: International, Australia,Politics
At 41 degrees C, Australia records hottest day in six years
Canberra, Dec 18 (IANS) Australia on Tuesday sizzled at 40.9 degrees Celsius, its hottest day in the last six years.
2019-12-18
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife
Coal mine, power station under threat from Australia bushfire
Sydney, Dec 17 (IANS) Australian firefighters were battling to save a coal mine and a power station on Tuesday, that have come under threat from a massive bushfire northwest of Sydney.
2019-12-17
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Australia 'mega blaze' spreads beyond containment lines
Sydney, Dec 16 (IANS) Australian authorities on Monday issued fresh warnings about a "mega blaze" after it spread beyond containment lines and razed 20 houses near Sydney.
2019-12-16
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Aussie swimmer Shayna Jack denies doping allegation
Sydney, Dec 16 (IANS) Australian swimmer Shayna Jack has maintained her innocence after testing positive in July to the banned substance, Ligandrol, a non-steroid anabolic agent popular with bodybuilders.
2019-12-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Other Sports
Australia to witness hottest day on record
Canberra, Dec 14 (IANS) Australia could experience its hottest day on record next week as a severe heatwave in the country's west was set to make its way east, weather forecasters said on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Western Sydney Wanderers coach in hot water with officials
Sydney, Dec 11 (IANS) Australia's football governing body has issued Western Sydney Wanderers head coach Markus Babbel with a 'show cause notice' on Wednesday for breaching its National Code of Conduct.
2019-12-11
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Football
Google has better reputation than Apple, Samsung in Aus
Sydney, Dec 9 (IANS) Tech giant Google has a better reputation than Samsung and Apple in the country, according to a new report, despite the fact that the company has been drawing flak for collecting users' personal data.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Australia,Technology
Australia witnesses driest spring season in 120 years
Canberra, Dec 2 (IANS) Australia has witnessed its driest spring season in 120 years of recorded history, the country's Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) revealed on Monday.
2019-12-02
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife
Australia thrash Pakistan by innings and 5 runs
Brisbane, Nov 24 (IANS) Australia thrashed Pakistan by an innings and five runs on the fourth day of the first Test of the two-match series on Sunday to take a 1-0 lead.
2019-11-24
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
ALERT: Delhi HC grants interim relief to police officials who allegedly fired during Tis Hazari clashes
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2019-11-15
Category: International, Australia,
Historic London-Sydney non-stop flight lands after 19 hrs
Sydney, Nov 15 (IANS) After over 19 hours in the air, a non-stop Qantas flight from London to Sydney touched down here on Friday, as part of a project which is studying ways to combat jet lag for those on-board.
2019-11-15
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Goal is to be battle hardened for India series in 2022: Langer
Sydney, Nov 15 (IANS) Beating India in India in 2022 is the ultimate goal for Australia, according to coach Justin Langer. Australia had recently announced their squad for the home Test series against Pakistan and Langer said that the management is currently shaping a squad in the hopes that it would be mature enough to win in India come 2022.
2019-11-15
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Bancroft recalled to Australia Test Squad for Pak series
Canberra, Nov 14 (IANS) Opening batsman Cameron Bancroft has been included in the 14-member Australian Test squad for the two-match series against Pakistan, starting November 21 in Brisbane.
2019-11-14
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket