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Saturday, February 27, 2021



Facebook signs pay deals with 3 Australian news publishers

February 26, 2021 10:09 am

"The commercial agreements are subject to the signing of full agreements within the next 60 days," a Facebook statement said.

Papua New Guinea's Michael Somare, 'father of the nation', dies

February 26, 2021 8:27 am

Known as the "father of the nation", Michael Somare led the Pacific archipelago to independence from Australia in 1975 and served four times as prime minister

Dog stuck inside car engine rescued, firefighters win praise online

February 26, 2021 10:28 am

Sharing details of the ordeal, the Fire and Rescue NSW on Facebook said that the incident happened on the Hunter Expressway in New South Wales, Australia on February 23.

Australia passes media law as Facebook defends news blackout

February 25, 2021 3:52 pm

The government can now assess whether companies like Facebook have made a contribution to the Australian news industry before deciding where payments are necessary.

Australia passes law to make Google, Facebook pay for news

February 25, 2021 7:39 am

In return for the changes, Facebook agreed to lift a ban on Australians accessing and sharing news.

Explained: Why Facebook is restoring news sharing in Australia

February 24, 2021 10:18 am

Facebook said it has struck a deal with Australian government and would once again allow users and news publishers in the country to share and post links to news articles.

Australia won't change planned content laws despite Facebook block - lawmaker

February 22, 2021 10:13 am

Simon Birmingham, Australia's Minister for Finance said the bill in its present form ensures "Australian-generated news content by Australian-generated news organisations can and should be paid for and done so in a fair and legitimate way".

Australian PM warns of "culture problem" after allegations of rape in parliament

February 20, 2021 2:30 pm

“We would be naive to think it’s not a challenge that other workplaces face all around the country, but I agree the parliament should be setting the standard.”

Facebook has 'tentatively friended' us again: Australia

February 20, 2021 10:34 am

Facebook's abrupt decision to stop Australians from sharing news on the site and strip the pages of domestic and foreign news outlets also erased several state government and emergency department accounts, causing widespread anger.

In Australia PM Scott Morrison call to Modi, news Bill to rein in Big Tech firms

February 20, 2021 8:07 am

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison called up Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, and later said that they “discussed the progress” on Australia’s “News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code Bill 2020”.


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.

AUS vs BAN: Australia survive collapse, seal crucial win in World T20

March 22, 2016 2:50 pm

Australia survived a mid-innings collapse to beat Bangladesh by three wickets in the ICC World Twenty20 contest in Bangalore on Monday.

Aus vs NZ: New Zealand bowlers shine in gloomy Dharamsala

March 18, 2016 9:00 pm

New Zealand come up with another inspiring performance to defend 142 and beat Australia by 8 runs.

Australia cricketers dazzle with their WAGs at Allan Border medal ceremony

January 29, 2016 12:04 am

Australia cricketers were present at the Allan Border ceremony with their wives and girlfriends.


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.