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The car door was open and the wallet's gone: Tim Paine
Sydney, March 31 (IANS) The coronavirus outbreak has seen the world come to a standstill and even though sporting events across the globe have either been cancelled or suspended, sportspersons are trying to stay in shape by training indoors and that has seen Australia's Test skipper Tim Paine's car being broken into and wallet stolen.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
First ever heatwave recorded in Antarctica
Sydney, March 31 (IANS) Even the world's coldest continent is not immune to rising global temperatures, with scientists recording the first-ever heatwave event in Antarctica over the 2019-20 summer period.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Aus cruise ship passengers to be quarantined on famous island
Canberra, March 30 (IANS) An idyllic island off Australia's west coast, known for its native marsupials, will now host nationals who were onboard a cruise ship and have been forced to quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-30
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Absolutely love the way Raina does his business at CSK: Hogg
Sydney, March 28 (IANS) Former Kolkata Knight Riders spinner Brad Hogg has picked countryman David Warner and Chennai Super Kings deputy Suresh Raina as the best batsmen in the powerplay overs when it comes to the Indian Premier League.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
How life can get better as we age
Sydney, March 28 (IANS) Life can get better with age with mindfulness because older people have the wisdom and time to use mindfulness as a means to improve overall wellbeing, according to a new study.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Australia,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Aus announces stricter isolation rules as COVID-19 cases top 3,300
Canberra, March 28 (IANS) Australia on Saturday announced stricter isolation rules as the overall number of coronavirus cases in the country has increased to 3,378.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Every person arriving in Aus to be quarantined from Sunday
Canberra, March 27 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday announced that every person who arrives in the country from Sunday onwards will be forced into a 14-day quarantine period as a preventive measure against the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-27
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Taking aspirin may not reduce dementia risk
Sydney, March 26 (IANS) Taking a low-dose aspirin once a day does not reduce the risk of thinking and memory problems caused by mild cognitive impairment or probable Alzheimer's disease, nor does it slow the rate of cognitive decline, say researchers.
2020-03-26
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Australia announces 2nd stimulus package
Canberra, March 22 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday announced a second A$66 billion economic stimulus package and warned against all non-essential travel as the number of coronavirus cases in the country has reached 1,098.
2020-03-22
Category: International, Australia,Politics
3 more COVID-19 cases in ship docked in Sydney
Sydney, March 20 (IANS) Authorities in Australia's New South Wales (NSW) state on Friday said that three more people among the 4,000 passengers and crew on board a cruise ship docked in Sydney were tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
2020-03-20
Category: International, Australia,International
High iron in lung linked to increased asthma severity
Sydney, March 18 (IANS) Iron build-up in the lung cells and tissues is associated with worse asthma symptoms and lower lung function, say researchers.
2020-03-18
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Hard to plan anything, never seen something like this: Finch
Sydney, March 18 (IANS) Australian captains Tim Paine and Aaron Finch spoke about the coronavirus pandemic and how it has been affecting cricketers in the country. Finch, the limited overs captain of the team, said that Australia's travel advisory issued on Tuesday makes things uncertain for those in the country who have contracts with Indian Premier League (IPL) teams.
2020-03-18
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Australia calls off final round of domestic first class tourny
Sydney, March 15 (IANS) Cricket Australia on Sunday announced that the final round of the domestic cricket tournament Sheffield Shield has been cancelled and a decision on whether to go ahead with the final in 12 days' time is yet to be made. The decision has been made in the wake of the global crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-15
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Children may get less sick from COVID-19: Study
Sydney, March 14 (IANS) Amid the outbreak of the deadly novel coronavirus that has claimed over 5,000 lives globally, researchers have found that children rarely have severe symptoms when infected by COVID-19 and may even less likely to get the disease.
2020-03-14
Category: International, Australia,National,Health/Medicine
Australian PM calls for coronavirus calm in speech to nation
Canberra, March 13 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has used a landmark address to the nation to call for calm amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.
2020-03-13
Category: International, Australia,National
Australian Grand Prix cancelled amid coronavirus fears
Sydney, March 13 (IANS) The Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix has been officially cancelled on Friday after a member of the McLaren Racing team was tested positive for the COVID-19, prompting the team to pull out of the event.
2020-03-13
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Motorsports
Dhoni is a master of finishing games: Langer
Sydney, March 10 (IANS) Australia coach Justin Langer has said that the team is searching for a limited overs finisher, something he felt former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a master of.
2020-03-10
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Self-driving cars can easily mimic human drivers
Sydney, March 8 (IANS) With the help of an improved sight-correcting system, self-driving cars could learn just by observing human operators complete the same task, researchers have found.
2020-03-08
Category: International, Australia,Technology
This fruit can charge your phone's battery: Study
Syndey, March 7 (IANS) Imagine if we could use plants and fruit, to store electricity that charges commonly used electronics like mobile phones or even electric cars? Researchers have done just that and developed a method that uses durian and jackfruit waste to create energy stores for rapid electricity charging.
2020-03-07
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech,Technology
Would rather lose than get free pass to WC final: Van Niekerk
Sydney, March 5 (IANS) South Africa captain Dane Van Niekerk said that she would rather lose a semi-final match than "get a free pass" to the World Cup final. Van Niekerk's South Africa narrowly missed out on reaching the ongoing's 2020 Women's T20 World Cup final, losing to hosts Australia by five runs via the Duckworth Lewis Method.
2020-03-05
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Women's T20 WC: Mithali, Virat lead wishes as India reach first final
Sydney, March 5 (IANS) Ace cricketers Mithali Raj and Virat Kohli led the way as congratulatory messages came flowing for the Harmanpreet Kaur-led team as they became the first Indian women's side to make it to the final of the T20 World Cup.
2020-03-05
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Women's T20 WC: Need 'naughty' players like Shafali, says Harmanpreet
Sydney, March 4 (IANS) India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur has heaped praise on Shafali Verma, who has been in great form in the ongoing Women's T20 World Cup and has played a crucial role in team's entry into the semi-finals.
2020-03-04
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Women's T20 WC: England wary of Poonam Yadav threat in semis
Sydney, March 4 (IANS) England dealt with leg-spinner Poonam Yadav impeccably two years ago and captain Heather Knight insists that a repeat of that is what they need when they face India in the Women's T20 World Cup semi-final at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Thursday.
2020-03-04
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Australian Treasurer accused of racism towards Hindus
Canberra, March 2 (IANS) Australia's Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has been accused of making "racist" comments about Hinduism and other Indian religions in Parliament.
2020-03-02
Category: International, Australia,Diaspora,Politics
Women's T20 WC: Sciver, spinners combine to send Eng into semis
Sydney, March 1 (IANS) Nat Sciver and Englands spinners combined to devastating effect as victory over West Indies secured their place in the ICC Womens T20 World Cup 2020 semi-finals.
2020-03-01
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Deep-sea coral gardens discovered in mysterious canyons
Sydney, Feb 29 (IANS) Scientists have discovered stunning "gardens" of deep-sea corals in the mysterious Bremer Canyon Marine Park off south western Australia during an oceanographic expedition.
2020-02-29
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife
Women's T20 WC: Ton-up Lee shows way as SA thrash Thailand
Canberra, Feb 28 (IANS) Lizelle Lee was at her brutal best as her century saw South Africa to a tournament record total and a 113-run win over Thailand at the ICC Women's T20 World Cup on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Job insecurity negatively affects your personality
Sydney, Feb 27 (IANS) Experiencing chronic job insecurity can change your personality for the worse, say researchers, adding that those exposed to job insecurity over more than four years became less emotionally stable, less agreeable, and less conscientious.
2020-02-27
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
T20 WWC: Pakistan log landmark win over West Indies
Canberra, Feb 26 (IANS) Pakistan claimed the scalp of West Indies as they outplayed the 2016 winners by eight wickets to begin their ICC Womens T20 World Cup campaign with an eight-wicket victory here on Wednesday.
2020-02-26
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Why most young women are stressed about their sex lives
Sydney, Feb 23 (IANS) More than half of young women in Australia experience some form of sexually-related personal distress -- feeling guilty, embarrassed, stressed or unhappy about their sex lives.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Australian fusion startup promises unlimited, safe energy
Sydney, Feb 22 (IANS) An Australian fusion startup called HB11 which is a spin-off from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney, has secured patents for its ground-breaking, laser-driven technique for fusion energy generation that promises clear, safe energy.
2020-02-22
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
We didn't adapt to Poonam's slower deliveries: Healy
Sydney, Feb 21 (IANS) Alyssa Healy admitted that Australia walked into Poonam Yadavs trap as the leg-spinner inspired India to a 17-run victory in the ICC Womens T20 World Cup opener here on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Australia put India to bat in Women's T20 WC opener (Toss)
Sydney, Feb 21 (IANS) Australia captain Meg Lanning won the toss and elected to field in the Women's T20 World Cup opener against India at the Sydney Showground Stadium on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Two killed as train derails in Australia
Canberra, Feb 20 (IANS) Two passengers were killed and several others injured when an express train derailed near the Victorian town of Wallan in Australia on Thursday, officials said.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Connected world makes Coronavirus scarier, helps combat it too
Sydney, Feb 18 (IANS) The same technological forces that make the Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak a global concern are also key to managing the crisis response, says a top researcher, adding that a connected world makes this coronavirus (COVID-19) scarier but also helps us deal with it.
2020-02-18
Category: International, Australia,National
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