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Australian women joining IS foreign fighters: minister
24th January 2015 Australian women joining IS foreign fighters: minister SYDNEY: Increasing numbers of young women are altering the profile of Australians joining the Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq and Syria, Attorney-General George Brandis said Saturday, enticed by the “false glamour” of the organisation. “At an earlier...
Teen attacked by ‘shark’ off Australian beach
16th January 2015 Teen attacked by ‘shark’ off Australian beach SYDNEY: A teenage boy was taken to hospital Friday after a suspected shark attack off Australia’s east coast as another beach remained shut for the seventh day over sightings of the animals. The 17-year-old was reportedly spearfishing off...
Australia migratory bird levels plunge from Asia development
14th January 2015 Australia migratory bird levels plunge from Asia development SYDNEY: Coastal developments in northeast Asia are threatening the survival of Australian migratory shorebirds, a study has found, with some species experiencing population declines of up to 75 percent over the last two decades. Some 36 migratory shorebird...
Football: Ange revolution takes shape for Australia
14th January 2015 Football: Ange revolution takes shape for Australia SYDNEY: Australia coach Ange Postecoglou said his team could still get better at the Asian Cup after two emphatic wins showed his rebuilding efforts are paying off. Thumping 4-1 and 4-0 victories over Kuwait and Oman have put...
Cricket: Australia declare at 572 for 7 in 4th India Test
7th January 2015 Cricket: Australia declare at 572 for 7 in 4th India Test SYDNEY: Australia declared their first innings at 572 for seven after tea on the second day of the final Test in Sydney on Wednesday. Ryan Harris was caught in the deep after swinging his bat for a lusty...
Japan proposes joint work on Australia sub fleet: report
5th January 2015 Japan proposes joint work on Australia sub fleet: report TOKYO: Japan is proposing jointly building Australia’s new submarines, instead of exporting a new fleet, a report said Monday, after concerns in Canberra over the effect on the domestic ship-building industry. Under the proposal, Japan’s defense ministry is...
Bushfire burns out of control in southern Australia
3rd January 2015 Bushfire burns out of control in southern Australia SYDNEY:- Houses were lost as an intense bushfire raged out of control in South Australia on Saturday, as authorities warned the state faced its worst wildfire danger since deadly 1983 blazes. Officials said the scenic Adelaide Hills, northeast...
Man dies from suspected shark attack in west Australia
29th December 2014 Man dies from suspected shark attack in west Australia SYDNEY: A man has died in a suspected shark attack in western Australia Monday, police said, in what would be the country’s second such fatality this month. Police rushed to Cheynes Beach, near Albany in the southernmost part...
Afridi to quit ODIs cricket after CWC 2015
21st December 2014 Afridi to quit ODIs cricket after CWC 2015 KARACHI: Dashing all-rounder Shahid Khan Afridi has said on Sunday that he will quitting from One-day Internationals (ODIs) after the 2015 Cricket World Cup (CWC) being staged in Australia and New Zealand from February 14, 2015. However he...
Cricket: Waqar seeks improvement, Williamson hails achievement
20th December 2014 Cricket: Waqar seeks improvement, Williamson hails achievement by Shahid HASHMI ABU DHABI: – Pakistan coach Waqar Younis warned his team needed to improve before the World Cup while Kane Williamson hailed a “great achievement” after New Zealand win the one-day series 3-2 on Friday. Pakistan...
Mother arrested for murder of eight children in Australia
20th December 2014 Mother arrested for murder of eight children in Australia by Catherine Shaw CAIRNS, Australia: – Australian police said Saturday they had arrested the mother of most of eight children reportedly stabbed to death in the northern city of Cairns, as vigils were held to mourn the tragedy....
Cricket: Johnson the wrecker as India collapse in Gabba Test
20th December 2014 Cricket: Johnson the wrecker as India collapse in Gabba Test BRISBANE: – Mitchell Johnson skittled India’s top order with a devastating spell as the tourists lurched towards a likely fourth-day defeat in the second Gabba Test on Saturday. The ICC Cricketer of the Year snared three for 10...
Eight children killed in Australia in reported mass stabbing
19th December 2014 Eight children killed in Australia in reported mass stabbing SYDNEY: Eight children have been killed and a woman injured, police said on Friday, during what several media outlets reported was a mass stabbing in Australia’stropical northern city of Cairns. Australia is already in a state of heightened...
Death threats to Sydney siege gunman’s lawyers, magistrate
19th December 2014 Death threats to Sydney siege gunman’s lawyers, magistrate SYDNEY, : – Lawyers who defended the Sydney siege gunman on a string of charges and the magistrate who bailed him have received deaths threats, officials said Friday, amid growing anger that he was on the streets. Iranian-born...
Cricket: Hazlewood, Haddin star as India all out for 408
18th December 2014 Cricket: Hazlewood, Haddin star as India all out for 408 BRISBANE: – Debutant Josh Hazlewood captured five wickets and Brad Haddin equalled a wicketkeeping record as Australia dismissed India for 408 in the second Test in Brisbane on Thursday. Paceman Hazlewood led the way with three scalps on...
Four homes razed as Australian crews battle bushfires
18th December 2014 Four homes razed as Australian crews battle bushfires MELBOURNE: – Four homes were destroyed as Australian firefighters struggled to bring three major blazes under control in Victoria state, with high temperatures and gusty winds threatening to worsen conditions Thursday. Lightning strikes this week ignited 350 fires...
Passengers on tarmac for eight hours after long-haul to Australia
13th December 2014 Passengers on tarmac for eight hours after long-haul to Australia SYDNEY: – Passengers on a flight from the United States to Australia endured an even longer journey than they were expecting when their plane was diverted and then spent eight hours waiting on the tarmac, reports said Saturday....
Job losses as 175 Australian govt agencies face scrap: reports
13th December 2014 Job losses as 175 Australian govt agencies face scrap: reports SYDNEY: – Australia’s government warned of further job losses Saturday as media reports said around 175 government agencies working in areas as diverse as Antarctic science and drought will be scrapped. The conservative administration of Prime Minister Tony...
RugbyU: Cooper signs new deal with Australian rugby
12th December 2014 RugbyU: Cooper signs new deal with Australian rugby SYDNEY: – Wallabies fly-half Quade Cooper Friday recommitted to Australian rugby for another year in a deal that will take him through until the end of 2015. The playmaker, who was fined a record Aus$60,000 (US$49,000) in 2012...
Catholic Church in Australia links celibacy to abuse
12th December 2014 Catholic Church in Australia links celibacy to abuse SYDNEY: – The Catholic Church in Australia on Friday said that obligatory celibacy may have contributed to priests abusing children, and recommended that clergy should be given “psychosexual” training. In a landmark report, an Australian Catholic Church body...
Australia’s unemployment rate at 12-year high
11th December 2014 Australia’s unemployment rate at 12-year high SYDNEY:- Australia’s jobless rate rose to its highest level in 12 years in November, data showed Thursday, as more people looked for jobs in a softening economy hurt by falling commodity prices and weak Chinese demand. The unemployment...
Australia’s unemployment rate hits 12-year high
11th December 2014 Australia’s unemployment rate hits 12-year high by Glenda KWEK SYDNEY, Dec  11, 2014 (AFP) – Australia’s jobless rate hit a 12-year high in November, data showed Thursday, as more people looked for jobs in a softening economy hurt by falling commodity prices and weak...
Cricket: Warner hits emotional ton, Clarke retires hurt
9th December 2014 Cricket: Warner hits emotional ton, Clarke retires hurt ADELAIDE:- Australia’s David Warner paid fitting tribute to tragic batsman and close friend Phillip Hughes with a brilliant century Tuesday but skipper Michael Clarke retired hurt on day one of an emotional first Test against India. After pre-game...
Australian energy firms hit by falling oil, commodity prices
9th December 2014 Australian energy firms hit by falling oil, commodity prices SYDNEY: – Shares in Australian energy companies were hammered Tuesday by plunging oil and commodity prices, with BHP hitting a five-year low and Santos at levels not seen for a decade. Oil and gas companies were among the...
Cricket: Australia v India 1st Test scoreboard
9th December 2014 Cricket: Australia v India 1st Test scoreboard ADELAIDE, Australia: Scoreboard at tea on the opening day of the first Test between Australia and India at Adelaide Oval on Tuesday: Australia 1st innings C. Rogers c Dhawan b I. Sharma  9 D. Warner not out             131...
Cricket: Haddin seeks Australia’s support in wake of Hughes death
6th December 2014 Cricket: Haddin seeks Australia’s support in wake of Hughes death ADELAIDE, Australia: Vice-captain Brad Haddin said Saturday the Australia team needs the support of fans as it gears up to play an emotional first Test against India in Adelaide next week. The Australian players are back in training...
 
 
 



 
 
 



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