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BBL 10 to begin from Dec 3, to feature more matches in prime time slot
Sydney, July 15 (IANS) The 10th edition of the Big Bash League (BBL) will see 48 out of 56 regular season matches broadcast in prime time, eleven more than last season, with a further four twilight matches, Cricket Australia has announced.
2020-07-15
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
I hated my part of the game: Paine on struggles post 2010 injury
Sydney, July 12 (IANS) Australian Test captain Tim Paine has said that his career threatening injury in 2010 had led to him hating wicketkeeping and he faced a lot of confidence issues.
2020-07-12
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Smith enjoys backyard cricket, thanks friend for 'batting tips'
Sydney, July 12 (IANS) With no cricket around, prolific Australian batter Steve Smith on Sunday enjoyed some backyard cricket with his friends.
2020-07-12
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
It's now time for a new chapter: Mile Jedinak announces retirement
Sydney, July 12 (IANS) Former Crystal Palace and Aston Villa mid-fielder Mile Jedinak has announced his retirement from football. The 35-year-old revealed the news in a post on his official Instagram handle.
2020-07-12
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Football
Rebel Wilson reveals 'dirty' secret to weight loss
Sydney, July 11 (IANS) Actress Rebel Wilson has been inspiring many with her weight loss journey over the past six months. Now she has revealed how she got "just in the dirt" to get in shape.
2020-07-11
Category: International, Australia,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Covid-19 pandemic left 147M people unemployed globally: Study
Sydney, July 11 (IANS) Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have revealed that the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has made 147 million people unemployed, adding that the global consumption loss due to the Covid-19 amounts to an estimated $3.8 trillion.
2020-07-11
Category: International, Australia,National,Health/Medicine
Australia suspends Hong Kong extradition treaty
Canberra, July 9 (IANS) Australia has suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong in response to fears over a new national security law imposed by China, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Langer wants tour of England, IPL for 'health of world cricket'
Sydney, July 9 (IANS) Australia head coach Justin Langer wants the team to tour England and he also batted for star players to participate in the Indian Premier League (IPL) to help cricket get back on its feet following a long break put forward by coronavirus pandemic.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Aus PM warns number of returning travellers could be limited
Canberra, July 9 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has warned that the number of returning travellers allowed to enter the country could be limited.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Australian Parliament set for virtual sittings
Canberra, July 7 (IANS) The Australian Parliament is preparing for virtual sittings due to the fresh coronavirus outbreaks in the country, media report said on Tuesday.
2020-07-07
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Quality time with a few good men: Smith posts picture with friends
Sydney, July 6 (IANS) Australia's premier batsman Steve Smith is making the most of this period of lull due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-07-06
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Pet dogs may improve social-emotional skills in young kids
Sydney, July 6 (IANS) Young children from dog-owning households have better social and emotional wellbeing compared to those who do not own a dog, say researchers.
2020-07-06
Category: International, Australia,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech
Mitigate airborne spread of COVID-19, 239 scientists urge WHO
Sydney, July 6 (IANS) It is time to recognise and mitigate airborne transmission of COVID-19, says a plea to the World Health Organization (WHO) issued by 239 scientists from around the world.
2020-07-06
Category: International, Australia,National,Health/Medicine
Hot flushes, night sweats linked to heart attacks in women
Sydney, July 5 (IANS) Women who suffer from hot flushes and night sweats after menopause are 70 per cent more likely to have a heart attack, angina or stroke, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin.
2020-07-05
Category: International, Australia,National
Shark kills spearfishing man in Australia
Canberra, July 5 (IANS) A man has died after being attacked by a shark while he was spearfishing off the east coast of Australia, officials said.
2020-07-05
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife
Dropping Warne on 1999 WI tour was 'right decision', says Waugh
Sydney, July 5 (IANS) Shane Warne and Steve Waugh were faces of the dominant Australian team of the late 1990's that was led by the latter but their relationship has famously soured over the years. The rift arose from when Waugh decided to drop Warne for Australia's tour of the West Indies in 1999 and the 55-year-old recently explained how he reached to the conclusion of omitting his best spinner from the fourth and final Test.
2020-07-05
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Travel between Australia, NZ could restart by September
Canberra, July 5 (IANS) International travel between Australia and New Zealand could restart as early as September if the coronavirus flare-up in Victoria state was brought under control, a Minister said.
2020-07-05
Category: International, Australia,Politics
2 new biomarkers can help predict preeclampsia risk
Sydney, July 4 (IANS) Researchers have found that two newly discovered biomarkers can help assess the risk of preeclampsia, a devastating disorder that occurs very suddenly in the second half of pregnancy and causes severe health problems for both mother and baby, says a study.
2020-07-04
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
CA, players avoid pay dispute by postponing revenue projections
Sydney, July 4 (IANS) Cricket Australia and the country's players' union have seemingly avoided a pay dispute after both parties decided to defer revenue predictions after the coronavirus pandemic. CA had previously planned to distribute a significantly reduced amount into the player payment pool that was negotiated with the Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) as a fixed percentage of revenue under a Memorandum of Understanding signed in 2017.
2020-07-04
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
No Dukes, only Kookaburra ball to be used in Sheffield Shield
Sydney, July 2 (IANS) Cricket Australia has decided to axe the English Dukes cricket ball from the Sheffield Shield tournament this summer and will go back to using the Kookaburra ball for the entire season.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Australian PM announces US $186-bln plan to expand military
Canberra, July 2 (IANS) Australia will be armed with long-range missiles under a 10-year plan to upgrade the capability and potency of the Australian Defence Force, said Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Warner announces Indian as winner of chef Loki's fellowship programme
Sydney, June 30 (IANS) Australia cricketer David Warner announced on Tuesday the winner of chef Loki Madireddi's fellowship programme. Mumbai's Preet Sanghvi was named as the winner and Warner announced it on his Instagram page, along with a congratulatory video.
2020-06-30
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Kyrgios, Becker engage in Twitter war after Australian slams Zverev
Sydney, June 30 (IANS) Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios and German great Boris Becker engaged in a war of words on Twitter after the former criticised German world no.7 Alexander Zverev for not following social distancing norms. Becker called Kyrgios "rats" for "telling off" a fellow sportsperson.
2020-06-30
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis
Divorce resolution website launched in Australia
Canberra, June 30 (IANS) A website aimed at streamlining divorces and helping couples avoid expensive legal fees has been launched in Australia.
2020-06-30
Category: International, Australia,Human Interest/Society
Koalas face extinction in New South Wales before 2050
Sydney, June 30 (IANS) Koalas will face extinction in Australia's New South Wales (NSW) state before 2050 due to the continuous destruction of their habitat and frequent natural disasters occurring in the region, according to an official report published on Tuesday which urges greater environmental protection.
2020-06-30
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife
Australia boosts cybersecurity amid growing foreign attacks
Canberra, June 30 (IANS) The Australian government announced on Tuesday that it will allocate A$1.35 billion ($928 million) to strengthen the country's cyber security amid escalating tensions due to suspicion of meddling and espionage by foreign countries.
2020-06-30
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Technology
Human-AI collaborations best for skin cancer diagnosis: Study
Sydney, June 29 (IANS) Researchers have found that artificial intelligence (AI) improves skin cancer diagnostic accuracy when used in collaboration with human clinical checks.
2020-06-29
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
First hit in the nets in 3 months: Steve Smith back in training
Sydney, June 29 (IANS) Steve Smith has hit the nets for the first time in three months, Australia's premier batsman said in a social media post on Monday.
2020-06-29
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Poor moral leadership blamed for Aus war crimes in Afghanistan
Sydney, June 29 (IANS) The head of Australia's special forces has acknowledged war crimes committed by some elite soldiers in Afghanistan, blaming "poor moral leadership" for the atrocities.
2020-06-29
Category: International, Australia,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Fowler parts ways with Brisbane Roar in wake of COVID-19 crisis
Brisbane, June 29 (IANS) A-League side Brisbane Roar on Monday announced head coach Robbie Fowler won't return to take charge of the club when the league resumes next month following the enforced break.
2020-06-29
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Football
Assange's father calls extradition process 'disgrace'
Sydney, June 29 (IANS) WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's father, John Shipton, is fighting tirelessly for the release and return of his son, who is facing an extradition trial in London for publishing classified information, a process he described as abuse.
2020-06-29
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Aus tourism industry facing 40% downturn amid travel ban
Canberra, June 29 (IANS) Australia's tourism industry is facing about a A$55 billion ($37.7 billion) downturn in the 2020/21 financial year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-06-29
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Marsh had picked 16-year-old Ponting as future superstar: Moody
Sydney, June 28 (IANS) Former Australian all-rounder Tom Moody said that wicketkeeping great Rod Marsh had earmarked Ricky Ponting for greatness right from the latter's teenage years.
2020-06-28
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Warner posts hilarious rehearsal session video with daughters
Sydney, June 28 (IANS) Australian opener David Warner continued his antics on social media with his recent video showing his daughters seemingly disrupting the southpaw as he tries to "rehearse" a song by the Indian rapper.
2020-06-28
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
'Australia's COVID-19 response on track despite spike in cases'
Canberra, June 27 (IANS) Australia's response to the coronavirus crisis remains "on track" despite a spike in the number of cases, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.
2020-06-27
Category: International, Australia,Politics
1995 Jamaica Test 200 made me as a player: Steve Waugh
Sydney, June 26 (IANS) Former Australian captain Steve Waugh said that his double hundred against the West Indies in Jamaica during the 1995 Test made him a player. Waugh scored 200 against a West Indies attack that was spearheaded by Curtly Ambrose and Courtney Walsh. Waugh credited coach Bob Simpson with helping him find his form.
2020-06-26
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Felt like I lost something when Mark was not in Test side: Steve Waugh
Sydney, June 26 (IANS) Former Australia captain Steve Waugh has said that he felt he had lost something when his twin brother Mark was not there in the Australian Test side. Mark retired from international cricket in February 2002, just under two years before Steve announced his own retirement.
2020-06-26
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
US equity giant to buy bankrupt Virgin Australia airlines
Canberra, June 26 (IANS) US private equity giant Bain Capital has agreed to buy bankrupt airline Virgin Australia, administrator Deloitte revealed on Friday.
2020-06-26
Category: International, Australia,Business/Economy
Australia & New Zealand to host 2023 FIFA Women's WC
Sydney, June 25 (IANS) Australia and New Zealand will host the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup, football's global governing body FIFA announced on Thursday.
2020-06-25
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Football
CA's head of female engagement latest casualty in cost reduction drive
Sydney, June 25 (IANS) Cricket Australia has let go of its head of female engagement Sarah Styles as part of its cost reduction drive due to the coronavirus pandemic. The role is one of 40 positions that CA is looking to let go of due to the financial crisis that it says it's facing due to the pandemic.
2020-06-25
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
COVID-19: Kyrgios hits out after Djokovic's father blames Dimitrov
Sydney, June 25 (IANS) Australia tennis star Nick Kyrgios hit out at World No.1 Novak Djokovic's father after the latter blamed Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov for Adria Open fiasco.
2020-06-25
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis
Smith spends Thursday morning buying fresh fruits at local markets
Sydney, June 25 (IANS) He may not be hitting a cricket ball on a daily basis right now, but Australia's premier batsman Steve Smith is doing everything he can to keep himself ready for the grind as and when it begins.
2020-06-25
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Qantas slashes 6,000 jobs amid COVID-19 grounding
Canberra, June 25 (IANS) Australian flag carrier Qantas revealed on Thursday that it will slash 6,000 jobs in a bid to cut costs amid the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global travel industry.
2020-06-25
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Kyrgios slams Djokovic and Co for partying during Adria Tour
Sydney, June 24 (IANS) Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios once again hit out at World No.1 Novak Djokovic and other tennis stars who participated at the Adria Open recently.
2020-06-24
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis
Managing pulse pressure can prevent dementia
Sydney, June 24 (IANS) In a promising find to prevent dementia, scientists now report that reducing elevated pulse pressure in blood can herald new therapeutic target for preventing or slowing cognitive impairment.
2020-06-24
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Warner backs Hazlewood to get a fifty as a tailender
Sydney, June 24 (IANS) Australia opener David Warner would back tailender Josh Hazlewood to get a fifty, the dashing southpaw said on Wednesday.
2020-06-24
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Series against India up there with the Ashes, says Lyon
Sydney, June 24 (IANS) Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon feels the series against India is one of the most high-profile encounters in world cricket presently and he went on to the extent of putting it at same level, in terms of intensity, as that of the Ashes.
2020-06-24
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Australian police to review arrest of Indigenous man
Sydney, June 23 (IANS) Australian police will review the arrest of an Indigenous man after footage showed him being repeatedly tasered by an officer in Sydney, it was reported on Tuesday.
2020-06-23
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Aus & NZ Prime Ministers pledge support for FIFA Women's WC 2023 bid
Sydney, June 23 (IANS) With just days to go until the FIFA Council votes to decide the location of the FIFA Womens World Cup 2023, Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand have come together to support their nations historic joint bid to host the worlds largest womens sporting event.
2020-06-23
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Football
COVID-19: Kyrgios slams hosting of Adria Tour after stars test positive
Canberra, June 22 (IANS) World No.40 Nick Kyrgios on Monday slammed the decision to go ahead with Adria Tour after two stars who participated in the tournament tested positive for coronavirus. Bulgarian Grigor Dmitrov had tested positive on Sunday while Croatian Borna Coric was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Monday.
2020-06-22
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis