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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
rag/kr
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
Want good grades? Quit Facebook now
Sydney, Nov 12 (IANS) Parents, take note. If you want your children to score good grades in exams, tell them to quit social media as researchers have found that students whose grades were below average could boost their results if they devoted less time on social networking sites, especially Facebook.
2019-11-12
Category: International, Australia,Technology
Aussie court to decide if convicted Cardinal can appeal
Canberra, Nov 11 (IANS) Australia's High Court will announce on Wednesday whether it will hear the final appeal request of Cardinal George Pell, who was sentenced to six years in prison for child sexual abuse.
2019-11-11
Category: International, Australia,Politics
3 killed as more than 70 bushfires rage in Australia
Sydney, Nov 10 (IANS) More than 70 bushfires continued to burn across two states in Australia on Sunday, where at least three people have been killed and four were missing, despite the efforts of around 1,300 firefighters.
2019-11-10
Category: International, Australia,Politics
BBL: Brisbane Heat appoint Ryan Harris as bowling coach
Brisbane, Oct 31 (IANS) Former Australia pacer Ryan Harris has been appointed as the bowling coach of Brisbane Heat franchise for the upcoming edition of the Big Bash League (BBL).
2019-10-31
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Barty's campaign to inspire Aussie girls to choose sports
Sydney, Oct 30 (IANS) World No. 1 women's tennis star Ash Barty will feature in a new marketing campaign aimed at inspiring young Aussie girls to stay in sport.
2019-10-30
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis
ALERT: Politics internal issue, but terror is universal problem: EU MPs
abn/in
2019-10-30
Category: International, Australia,
Australia bring in Stanlake for Starc for second SL T20I
Brisbane, Oct 30 (IANS) Right-arm fast bowler Billy Stanlake will replace Mitchell Starc in the Australia XI for the second T20I against Sri Lanka to be played at The Gabba on Wednesday.
2019-10-30
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Binder and Dalla Porta take Moto2, Moto3 titles at Phillip Island
Phillip Island (Australia), Oct 27 (IANS) South African Brad Binder (KTM) claimed victory in the Moto2 category at the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix's Phillip Island circuit, while Italy's Lorenzo Dalla Porta took out the Moto3 race as well as the world title.
2019-10-27
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Motorsports
Oz MotoGP qualifiers postponed due to unsafe conditions
Phillip Island (Australia), Oct 26 (IANS) Wind became the unwitting protagonist at the Australian MotoGPs Phillip Island circuit on Saturday, with the top MotoGP class qualifying session getting postponed on a day when Spaniards were running riot on the track.
2019-10-26
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Motorsports
Smith 'can't wait' to play again in Australia
Sydney, Oct 26 (IANS) Star batsman Steve Smith will take the field for the first time at home in an Australian jersey since the end of his one year ban when Australia face Sri Lanka in the three-match T20I series starting Sunday.
2019-10-26
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Tourists visit Australia's aboriginal site before ban
Canberra, Oct 25 (IANS) Foreign and domestic tourists have this week flocked to Uluru, the sacred Aboriginal site in Australia, before a climbing ban comes into effect on Saturday.
2019-10-25
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Self-driving cars can lead to more traffic congestion: Study
Canberra, Oct 24 (IANS) Researchers have predicted that self-driving cars could worsen traffic congestion in the coming decades, partly because of drivers' attitudes to the emerging technology and a lack of willingness to share their rides.
2019-10-24
Category: International, Australia,Technology
Chris Tremain returns to Sydney Thunder in BBL
Sydney, Oct 16 (IANS) Right-arm Australian pacer Chris Tremain has penned down a three-year deal with Big Bash League (BBL) franchise Sydney Thunder.
2019-10-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Australia deports Vietnamese woman for bringing pork
Canberra, Oct 15 (IANS) A Vietnamese woman has been deported from Australia for failing to declare over 4.5 kg of pork products, authorities said on Tuesday, as Australian recationary measure against African swine fever.
2019-10-15
Category: International, Australia,Human Interest/Society