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  • Indian flag shown upside down on Masterchef Australia and Commonwealth Games' official video; outrage on social media 13 hours 33 minutes ago

    The 2014 Commonwealth Games at Glasgow came under a cloud after users on social media pointed out that the official video of the Games posted in June, showed the Indian flag being held up upside down. Interestingly, a new episode of the popular cooking show Masterchef Australia also showed the...
  • My career really took off after ton in Perth in 1992: Tendulkar Yesterday

    Mumbai: Once again terming it his best Test ton, batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday said his career took flight following the knock of 114 on a bouncy WACA track in 1992, adding that the innings against a hostile Australian attack in Perth gave him immense confidence. "One innings that changed...
  • Condom that neutralises HIV virus gets clearance 2 days ago

    Sydney: Australian authorities have approved a condom developed in the country which contains a substance that destroys AIDS-causing HIV and other sexually transmitted viruses almost entirely, media reported Tuesday. The biotech firm Starpharma has developed an antiviral compound called VivaGel that, according to laboratory tests, can render inactive up to 99.9...
  • Surgery rules out Australia's Shaun Marsh for four months 2 days ago

    Sydney: Australia batsman Shaun Marsh is to have surgery on an injured elbow next week and will miss October's Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates, Cricket Australia said on Tuesday. The 31-year-old, who played in the first two Tests of the series win in South Africa that put...
  • Japanese Olympic champ is Australia's CWG medal hope 3 days ago

    Melbourne: A Japanese is Australia's best medal hope in the gymnastics for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow! Sounds strange but it is. Naoya Tsukahara, 37, was given the Australian citizen in 2013 after an illustrious career in Japan, has emerged as injury-ravaged Australian men gymnastic team's best medal hope in...
  • Gurinder Sandhu on stand-by for Australia A 3 days ago

    Melbourne: Indian origin cricketer Gurinder Sandhu has been included in the Australia A squad as a stand-by for injured pacer Josh Hazlewood. Hazlewood suffered a side strain in Australia A's win over India A at Darwin on Sunday and has been ruled out of the quadrangular series also involving South Africa...
  • MH370's search coordinator to lead Australia's MH17 probe 3 days ago

    Canberra: A former Australian defence official, who led the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, arrived in Kiev on Monday to examine MH17's crash site. Former air chief marshal Angus Houston will lead a 45-man Australian team to investigate the crash site, Xinhua reported. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on...
  • UN to vote on MH17 crash resolution 3 days ago

    Canberra: Diplomats said that the UN Security Council could vote as early as on Monday on an Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a cease-fire around the area. But Australia and Russia on late Sunday were still working out key differences, and Britain accused...
  • Angry Australia PM says Ukraine crash probe resembles 'garden clean-up' 3 days ago

    Sydney: Australia's prime minister voiced deep concern on Monday that Russian-backed rebels remained in control of the crash site of a Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine, saying the site looked more like a "garden clean-up" than a forensic investigation. At least 27 Australian passengers were among the 298 people aboard...
  • India A lose to Australia A in first ODI despite Sanju's knock 4 days ago

    Darwin: Sanju Samson's valiant 81-run knock was overshadowed by Kane Richardson's five-wicket haul as India 'A' lost by 28 runs to Australia 'A' in the first one-day of a quadrangular series, which also features South Africa 'A' and a local National Performance Squad (NPS). Chasing 253 for a win in 50...
  • MH17 crash overshadows G20 trade summit 5 days ago

    Sydney: Trade ministers from the world's leading economies met in Sydney on Saturday for the latest round of G20 talks, with the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 threatening to overshadow the summit. G20 chair Australia has sought to keep the meeting focused on economic growth, but Thursday's disaster in rebel-held...
  • Australia lashes out at Russia over Ukraine plane crash 6 days ago

    Melbourne: An angry Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Friday said the downing of a Malaysian plane over Ukraine was a crime not an accident and lashed out at Russia for its "deeply unsatisfactory" response over the crash that killed all 298 people, including 28 Australians. Malaysian airliner MH17 was allegedly...
  • Shane Warne dials Cook's number to 'clear the air' 6 days ago

    London: Australian spin legend Shane Warne claims to have settled his differences with Alastair Cook after talking to the England skipper for over an hour. "It was good to clear the air and it was amicable," Warne told the Daily Telegraph. During England's 5-0 Ashes series loss 'Down Under', Cook's generally conservative...
  • Australia not so bold about Commonwealth gold at Glasgow 6 days ago

    Australia's reign atop the Commonwealth Games medals table faces their biggest threat in decades at Glasgow and the team's management has been at pains to prepare the sports-mad public for the worst - defeat by England. Barring a designer-driven cringe over the athletes' "granny-knit" uniforms, the Games have been largely off...
  • Second unofficial Test between Australia A and India A ends in a draw July 16, 2014

    Brisbane: Rain played spoilsport as the second and final four-day match between India A and Australia A ended in a draw on the fourth day at the Allan Border Field on Wednesday. Only 50 overs were possible on the final day before rain stopped play. An unbeaten century from Phillip Hughes...
  • Ojha strikes another ton, India A in the lead against Australia A July 15, 2014

    Brisbane: In-form Naman Ojha struck a brave ton while No. 10 batsman Umesh Yadav made 90 to not only pull India A out of trouble but also give the visitors a valuable lead after the third day's play against Australia A in the second unofficial Test at Allan Border Field,...
  • World Cup 2014: The best goals in Brazil July 14, 2014

    Robin van Persie scored one of the most eye-catching goals of the World Cup with a diving header, and James Rodriguez blasted in one of the tournament's most spectacular after controlling the ball with his chest and volleying home from outside the area. Sunday's final saw only one goal when...
  • Ben Cutting, Chadd Sayers push India A on the backfoot July 14, 2014

    Brisbane: After a brave show on Day 1, India 'A' were pushed on the backfoot courtesy a fine fifty by Australia 'A' bastman Ben Cutting and a three-wicket haul by pacer Chadd Sayers on the second day of the final unofficial Test at Allan Border Field. Responding to 423 by Australia...
  • Mishra's spell puts India A on top against Australia A July 13, 2014

    Brisbane: Legspinner Amit Mishra bagged four wickets to spell trouble for the hosts as India A checked Australia A to 288 for 7 on the opening day of the second and final unofficial Test at the Allan Border Field here on Sunday. Electing to bat in the four-day game, the Aussies...
  • Nathan Lyon joins Australia A squad against India A July 10, 2014

    Melbourne: Off spinner Nathan Lyon has been added to the Australia A squad ahead of the second and final four-day match against India A, starting on Sunday in Brisbane. "Nathan has been added to the squad to give him the opportunity to play some First Class cricket in preparation for Australia's...
  • Ojha, Rayudu slam tons as India A draw four-day game against Australia A July 9, 2014

    Brisbane: Naman Ojha and Ambati Rayudu hit unbeaten centuries each to rescue India A to 285 for five in their second innings on the fourth and final day as the unofficial Test match against Australia A ended in a draw at Allan Border Field on Wednesday. After an unconquered double ton...
  • Record partnership rescues Australia A against India A on Day 3 July 8, 2014

    Brisbane: A record 371-run partnership between Mitchell Marsh and Sam Whiteman rescued Australia A from the brink of a collapse to 522/9 at stumps on Day 3 of their four-day match against India A at the Allan Border Field here on Tuesday. The Western Australia team-mates came together on Monday evening...
  • Australia court bars return of Sri Lanka refugees July 8, 2014

    Sydney: A High Court has barred Australia from handing back a boat carrying 153 asylum-seekers to Sri Lanka, a day after Canberra returned another vessel to Colombo following a week of secrecy. The interim injunction from a late-night sitting applies at least until a hearing resumes on Tuesday afternoon, and...
  • Naman Ojha puts India A in command Down Under July 7, 2014

    Brisbane: A splendid unbeaten double century from Naman Ojha put India A in a commanding position against Australia A on Day 2 of their first four-day match at the Allan Border Field here on Monday. Wicketkeeper-batsman Ojha guided his team to 475 for 9 declared with an innings of 219 not...
  • Tiwary, Ojha fine show take India A to 304/6 against Australia A July 6, 2014

    Brisbane: Captain Manoj Tiwary (83) and Naman Ojha (82 batting) hit aggressive half centuries to rescue India A from initial wobble and take them to a comfortable 304 for six on the opening day of the first four-day match against Australia A on Sunday. India A lost their three top batsmen...
  • James Faulkner to lead Australia A against India A July 2, 2014

    Melbourne: Left-arm pacer James Faulkner will skipper the Australia A squad in the two four-day matches against India A to be played in Brisbane. Both the matches will be played at the Allan Border Field July 6-9 and July 13-16. Right-hand batsman Manoj Tiwary has already been named as the captain...
  • Waqar Younis says Pakistan focused on upcoming series July 1, 2014

    Pakistan cricket coach Waqar Younis insisted on Tuesday that next year`s World Cup would not distract his side as they prepare for tough series against Sri Lanka and Australia. The 42-year-old fast bowling legend took over for a second spell as coach in May from former Australian batsman Dav Whatmore. He...
  • Indian essay competition to be held in Australia July 1, 2014

    Melbourne: Over 5,000 primary schools in Australia are set to hold a first of its kind essay competition this month on similarities and differences between Diwali and Christmas. The inaugural competition is being organised by 'Celebrate India' group, an Indian organisation mainly responsible for conducting Diwali celebrations here. The function...
  • Players unconvinced by pink ball for day-night Tests July 1, 2014

    The Australian Cricketers' Association says the pink ball is not ready for day-night Tests and have cautioned administrators not to rush into the concept. Australia trialled night sessions using the pink ball during the domestic Sheffield Shield season and has mooted hosting a first day-night Test against New Zealand in November...