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AUSTRALIA NEWS

Explained: As Australia votes for a new Govt and PM, the issues and candidates in the elections

May 21, 2022 5:18 am

Prime Minister Scott Morrison of the Liberal party will seek to remain in power, while Anthony Albanese, the Labor Leader of Opposition, will try to upstage him. If Albanese is able to win, he will form the first Labor government in Australia in almost 10 years.

Monkeypox: Canada confirms first two cases; Australia reports probable case

May 20, 2022 8:08 am

Monkeypox, which mostly occurs in west and central Africa, is a rare viral infection similar to human smallpox, though milder.

Droughts, fires and floods: Could climate change decide Australia's election?

May 19, 2022 2:22 pm

The country, dubbed a "wrecker" at climate change negotiations, is a major exporter of fossil fuels, largely to East Asia and India.

Australian election polls show race tightening in final campaign stretch

May 18, 2022 10:21 am

Australia elections 2022: Prime Minister Scott Morrison described the pre-polling trends as "really encouraging", while Labor acknowledged the election would be "incredibly close".

Plus-size models get represented for the first time in Australian Fashion Week

May 13, 2022 8:04 pm

Last year, the event had drawn a lot of criticism for its lack of diversity

'You don't tell the supreme leader what to do': Kim Jong Un lookalike disrupts Australian election campaign

May 13, 2022 11:37 am

The disruption appeared to have been orchestrated in part by longshot Queensland State senate candidate Drew Pavlou, who said on social media that he was good friends with the impersonator.

Australia's #MeToo puts miners and ministers in crosshairs of history

May 12, 2022 11:40 am

Political commentators say a national furore over workplace harassment and discrimination has been a major cause of a decline in support for Prime Minister Scott Morrison's government among women.

Indian students happy to be back on foreign university campuses, reveals survey

April 30, 2022 10:01 am

Around 55 per cent of Indian students revealed that they felt their mental health has improved since starting on campus or returning after lockdown restrictions, the second highest of the countries surveyed, behind Australia.

Australia name full-strength squads for Sri Lanka tour

April 29, 2022 10:37 am

Australia will be at close to full strength for all three legs of its Sri Lankan tour with 34 players being named for the all-format matches in June and July.

Explained: Why China’s security pact with Solomon Islands has the US and others worried

April 28, 2022 10:38 am

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare insists that the agreement was necessary to deal with the islands’ “internal security situation”. But Pacific countrieshave raised concerns about the agreement potentially leading to Chinese military presence in the islands.

AUSTRALIA PHOTOS

Tonga volcano eruption: Satellite images show extent of damage

January 18, 2022 4:46 pm

Hours after the volcano erupted, Tonga, a country of around 1,00,000 people, was pummeled by a tsunami. Waves of up to 4 feet hit Nuku’alofa, the Tongan capital.

In pictures: Australia opens a travel bubble with neighbouring New Zealand

April 19, 2021 4:48 pm

A long-awaited full bubble between the two nations is finally in place, and people are in a celebratory mood. Take a look at these pictures

Hundreds of whales dead after stranding off Australia’s Tasmania

September 23, 2020 7:40 pm

Tasmania is the only part of Australia prone to mass strandings, although they occasionally occur on the Australian mainland.

Australia wildfire crisis has spread to capital Canberra

February 03, 2020 1:54 pm

The fires threaten Canberra’s southern suburbs and the nearby village of Tharwa, which has been cut off by road closures since Saturday morning.

Australia bushfires: Cooler weather brings respite, situation still volatile

January 05, 2020 10:55 am

The deadly wildfires, which have been raging since September, have already burned about 5 million hectares (12.35 million acres) of land. That's more than any one year in the US since Harry Truman was president.

Australia sends aid by sea to towns cut off by wildfires as residents flee to shoreline

January 01, 2020 5:29 pm

Since Monday, seven people have died as destructive wildfires tore through communities in New South Wales and Victoria states on Australia's southeast coast.

ICC Women’s World T20: West Indies create history with maiden title

April 03, 2016 7:48 pm

West Indies chased down Australia 148 with eight wickets and three balls remaining to win their maiden World T20 title.

India vs Australia: Virat Kohli takes India into T20 World Cup semi-finals

March 28, 2016 5:52 pm

Virat Kohli masterclass ends Australia's WT20 run after virtual quarter-final in Mohali.

Pakistan crash out, deny skipper Shahid Afridi final hurrah!

March 26, 2016 12:06 pm

Australia beat Pakistan by 21 runs to send the Shahid Afridi-led unit out of this year's ICC World T20.

AUSTRALIA VIDEOS

India VS Australia: Team India practices at Adelaide

June 22, 2020 6:06 pm

Indian cricket team arrived at Adelaide ahead of the second ODI match. They were seen practicing ahead of the second ODI. The second match is scheduled to be played on January 15.

India vs Australia: India scripts historic series win in Australia

June 22, 2020 6:06 pm

Seventy-one years after they first toured Australia, India finally has a series win in Australia to its name. Lets see why this victory is so historical for India.

India exploring Australian gas supplies for clean, affordable power: Piyush Goyal

February 08, 2016 4:49 pm

Brisbane, Feb 08 (ANI): Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal on Monday said that the Government of India is willing to consider long term fixed price contracts with Australia for the supply of gas which will enable power producer to enter into a power supply contract at an affordable price. Goyal is leading a delegation for the 3rd India-Australia Energy Security dialogue in Australia.While addressing a roundtable in Brisbane earlier today on the business opportunities for LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) and Coal Bed Methane, Goyal stated that additionally, opportunities to control the entire value chain right from gas production, liquefaction, shipping, re-gasification and power generation can be evaluated at the current historic low prices of many of these activities. He also stressed that since coal based power is available in India at less than 5 cents per unit, the LNG providers should consider supplying gas to India at a price that is comparable.

Would like to finish tour strongly: Virat Kohli

January 22, 2016 12:06 pm

Sydney, Jan 22 (ANI): The Indian Cricket team is trailing behind in the five-match ODI series by 4-0, but vice-captain Virat Kohli is optimistic about the remaining matches. Addressing a press conference in Sydney on Friday, Kohli said the team has played competitive cricket so far, but has not been able to capitalise important moments. Giving credit to Australia, Kohli added that international cricket is all about capitalising key moments, which the hosts have done better. Kohli became the fastest batsman in the world to reach 7,000 ODI runs. He achieved the mark in 161 innings beating AB de Villiers’ 166 innings. When asked about this, Kohli said that he doesn’t pay attention to statistics.

Dhoni says Australian bowlers executed their plans well

January 16, 2016 5:06 am

Brisbane, Jan 16 (ANI): India’s ODI skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said that the Australian bowlers executed their plans well after his team lost second one-day by seven wickets in Brisbane. Rohit Sharma burnished his reputation in limited-overs cricket with a second successive century but could not stop Australia from winning the second one-day to consolidate their lead in the series. Dhoni admitted that the major problem in his side was of execution and the Australian bowling made it difficult for the Indian batsmen to score at the later stage of the innings. Australia's opening pair eventually fell in quick succession after identical knocks of 71, but George Bailey added 78 runs with skipper Steven Smith (46) and George Maxwell (26 not out) hit the winning run to complete the chase with one over to spare. Aaron Finch said his 145-run partnership with Marsh gave them an advantage and also praised counterparts’ bowling attack. Bailey followed his 112 in Perth with a 58-ball knock that included six boundaries and a six. The third ODI between the two teams will be played on Sunday in Melbourne.

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