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  • ISIS terrorists planned to behead an Australian, says Tony Abbott after counter-terrorism operation 5 hours 17 minutes ago

    Sydney: Intelligence showed that terrorists connected with Islamic State were planning to behead a member of the public in Australia, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Thursday after hundreds of police raided homes in a sweeping counter-terrorism operation. Abbott said there was a "serious risk from a terrorist attack" days after...
  • MH370 mystery: 58 'hard objects' found in Indian Ocean 4 days ago

    Kuala Lumpur: The Australia-led search team for the missing Malaysian flight MH370 has discovered 58 hard objects inconsistent with the Indian Ocean seabed, raising hopes of solving the over six months-long aviation mystery. Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said the Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) which is leading the search...
  • Australian Radio station prank leads to nurse's death, donates USD 550,000 to her family 5 days ago

    Melbourne: An Australian radio station, which aired a prank on an India-born nurse who later took her life after the broadcast of the prank, has donated USD 550,000 to her family to help them rebuild their lives. Southern Cross Austereo said it was donating the money to a trust fund...
  • Australia upgrades national terror alert 6 days ago

    Sydney: Australia on Friday raised the national terrorism public alert level from medium to high after receiving advice from the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO). Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the advice was not based on knowledge of a specific attack plan but rather a body of evidence that points to...
  • Australia raids Islamic centre, arrests two for jihadist links September 10, 2014

    Brisbane: The raids involving 180 police came a day after the country's spy chief said he was "actively considering" raising the terror threat level over Australians' involvement in overseas militant groups. Australian Federal Police said the men, aged 21 and 31, were arrested for terrorism offences, alleging they were "involved in...
  • Australian Grand Prix posts record USD 55 million loss September 10, 2014

    The 2014 Australian Grand Prix posted a record $55 million loss amid soaring costs and declining revenue, government officials said on Wednesday. The loss, subsidised by taxpayers in Victoria, the host state of the Melbourne Formula One race, outstrips last year's deficit of A$50.7 million by over 18 percent. Sales revenue was...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories September 5, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey September 5, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: School children talk to Narendra Modi on Teacher's day September 5, 2014

    On Friday, September 5, the occasion of Teachers' Day, student's across the country listen to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Teacher's Day speech, through live telecast and webcast. He kept his speech short but focused on the key aspects of education in the changing times. ...
  • MH370 passengers may have died of oxygen starvation: Report August 20, 2014

    London: All 239 passengers aboard missing Malaysian flight MH370 may have died of oxygen starvation as the pilot deliberately turned off the supply before crashing into the Indian Ocean, a new report claimed on Wednesday. Passengers lost consciousness up to four hours before the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 - dubbed the...
  • Melbourne secures Australian Grand Prix until 2020 August 3, 2014

    Melbourne: Melbourne has secured the Australian Formula One Grand Prix until 2020 after striking a new deal that will reduce the taxpayer subsidy of around $50 million a year, the head of the Victoria state government said on Sunday. The race, which has been run in the city's Albert Park since...
  • Photo: Queen Elizabeth II photobombs Australian athlete's selfie at the Commonwealth Games July 25, 2014

    Queen Elizabeth II is not known for her grasp of social media, but she tapped into a trend when she inadvertently photobombed an Australian athlete's selfie at the Commonwealth Games on Thursday. Hockey player Jayde Taylor was posing for a photograph with a teammate when the 88-year-old British monarch moved into...
  • Lost brother in MH370, loses step daughter in MH17 July 20, 2014

    More than 25 Australians have died in the MH17 disaster. Kaylene Mann from Australia lost her relatives in both the Malaysia airlines tragedies. Her brother Rod Burrows and his wife Mary died on flight MH370. Now she lost her step daughter in MH17 crash. ...
  • Simon Katich retires from T20s, not to play Champions League T20 July 12, 2014

    Melbourne: Already retired from Tests and ODIs, former Australian opener Simon Katich on Saturday called time on his Twenty20 career as well, ruling himself out from the Champions League T20 in India. The 38-year-old, who quit first-class cricket in 2012, captained Perth Scorchers to KFC Twenty20 Big Bash League title earlier...
  • Saina Nehwal beats Carolina Marin to win Australian Open Super Series title June 29, 2014

    India ace shuttler Saina Nehwal clinched the Australian Open Super Series women's single title in style with a straight-game victory over World Number 11 Carolina Marin of Spain on Sunday. The London Olympics bronze medallist staved off the challenge from Marin 21-18, 21-11 in the women's singles summit clash, which lasted...
  • Saina beats top seed Shixian to enter Australian Open Super Series final June 28, 2014

    Sydney: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal stands just a win away from clinching her second title of the year after she stunned world number two and top seed Chinese Shixian Wang in a gruelling three-game semi-final contest of the USD 750,000 Star Australian Super Series on Saturday. Sixth-seeded Saina prevailed 21-19,...
  • Saina in semis, Sindhu out of Australian Open June 27, 2014

    Sydney: While India's Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal marched into the women's singles semi-finals, compatriot P.V. Sindhu had to bite the dust as her campaign came to an end in the quarter-finals of the $750,000 Australian Badminton Open Super Series here on Friday. Sixth seed Saina needed only 47 minutes in...
  • Australian hockey great Liam de Young retires June 27, 2014

    One of the most decorated players in Australian hockey, Liam de Young announced his retirement on Friday after 312 international appearances. The Brisbane-born, one of only four men to play more than 300 games for Australia, hung up his stick as an Olympic champion and a three-time Olympic medallist, double World...
  • Saina, Sindhu in quarters of Australian Super Series June 26, 2014

    Sydney: Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu entered the quarterfinals of the Australian Super Series on Thursday after posting comfortable victories in their respective women's singles second round matches here. However, India's campaign was over in both the men's singles and men's doubles events. As expected, world No. 8 Saina had...
  • Saina, Sindhu progress to second round of Australian Super Series June 25, 2014

    Sydney: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal fought her way back from a game down to win her opening round match, while compatriot PV Sindhu crushed her opponent to storm into the second round of the Australian Super Series here on Wednesday. Saina will now take on compatriot PC Thulasi, who hardly...
  • Indian pairs qualify for Australian Open main draw June 24, 2014

    Sydney: Two Indian mixed doubles pairs qualified for the main draw of the $750,000 Australian Badminton Open Super Series by beating their opponents at the States Sports Centre on Tuesday. While Akshay Dewalkar and Pradnya Gadre needed only 19 minutes to oust local pair Simon Wing Hang Leung and Tiffany Ho...
  • Saina looking to make a mark at Australian open June 23, 2014

    Sydney: After a quarterfinal exit last week, ace shuttler Saina Nehwal will now look to better her performance when she leads the Indian challenge in the USD 750,000 Star Australian Badminton Open. The 23-year-old Indian has been struggling for the last one-and-a-half year with just one title to show in the...
  • Nico Rosberg fastest in 1st practice for Austrian Grand Prix June 20, 2014

    SPIELBERG: Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton had the fastest laps as Mercedes dominated the first practice for Formula One's Austrian Grand Prix on Friday. Rosberg's best time on the 4.3-kilometer Red Bull Ring was 1 minute, 11.295 seconds, beating teammate Hamilton's fastest lap by 0.140. Ferrari's Fernando Alonso trailed by 0.311 in...
  • Australian GP trophy to be named after Brabham June 10, 2014

    The Australian Grand Prix winner's trophy will be named in honor of three-time Formula One champion Jack Brabham, who died on May 19 at the age of 88. Brabham is the only Formula One driver to win a world title in a car he designed and built himself the rear-engine Brabham...
  • Indian doctor awarded gold medal by Australian Medical Association May 28, 2014

    A prominent Indian-origin doctor has been awarded the Australian Medical Association's highest honour for his outstanding service to the medical profession and the community. The Australian Medical Association (AMA) honoured Mukesh Haikerwal, who is a former president of the association, with the AMA Gold Medal. Presenting the medal to him at the...
  • Australia rules out link between debris and Malaysian plane April 24, 2014

    Perth/Melbourne: Authorities ruled out any link between debris picked up on an Australian beach and a missing Malaysian jetliner on Thursday as a tropical cyclone again threatened to hamper a 26-nation air, surface and underwater search of the Indian Ocean. The debris, found on Wednesday on a beach at the southern...
  • Red Bull ordered to pay costs of appeal April 19, 2014

    Formula One champions Red Bull were cleared of fraudulent behaviour but ordered to pay all costs of their failed appeal against Daniel Ricciardo's Australian Grand Prix disqualification, a fuller court ruling has revealed. A summary of the hearing published by the governing International Automobile Federation (FIA) late on Friday said Red...
  • Australia cut Cowan, Wade from contracts list March 31, 2014

    Australia have cut opening batsman Ed Cowan and wicketkeeper Matthew Wade from their list of 18 centrally-contracted players, but handed opener Phillip Hughes another chance to establish himself in the national set-up. The 25-year-old Hughes has been dropped three times since his 2009 Test debut against South Africa and may count...
  • Red Bull threaten to quit Formula One: report March 26, 2014

    Defending Formula One champions Red Bull have threatened to quit Formula One after Daniel Ricciardo was stripped off his podium finish in the 2014 season opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne, The Telegraph has reported. Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz has said the presence of his team in F1 is not...
  • New South Wales win Sheffield Shield title March 25, 2014

    New South Wales won the Sheffield Shield title for the first time since 2007-2008 when skipper Steve Smith and his Western Australian counterpart agreed to end the rain-interrupted domestic first-class final early. Smith's team only needed a draw to claim the Shield for a 46th time, and had a winning 463-run...