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  • Australian media laud Lyon after thrilling Test win December 14, 2014

    Sydney: Australian media on Sunday hailed off-spinner Nathan Lyon for his match-winning performance in the first Adelaide Test against India and ranked his achievements alongside bowling great Shane Warne. The 27-year-old claimed seven wickets in India's second innings and 12 for the match to take the home side to a thrilling...
  • Adam Scott trails leaders by two at halfway stage of Australian PGA December 12, 2014

    Expectant father Adam Scott shot a three-under-par round of 69 on Friday to close within two shots of the lead at the halfway stage of the Australian PGA championship. Scott, who revealed before the start of play that his wife is pregnant with their first child, followed up his opening-round 68...
  • Rafael Nadal trains after wrist injury December 6, 2014

    Madrid: Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal has returned to training and has set his sights on the tournaments in Abu Dhabi and Doha to try and prove his fitness ahead of the Australian Open in January. "I began to train two days ago and yesterday, I played tennis for the first...
  • Australian Open tweaks heat policy for 2015 December 2, 2014

    Melbourne: Australian Open organisers have tweaked their 'Extreme Heat Policy' for next year's tournament after being accused of forcing players to perform in "inhumane" conditions during a heatwave in January. Despite water bottles melting, ballboys collapsing and players vomiting and passing out when temperatures exceeded 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit)...
  • Golf: Spectacular Spieth walks away with Australian Open November 30, 2014

    Rising American talent Jordan Spieth shot the round of his life for an eight-under-par 63 as his rivals laboured in the Sydney wind to claim his second professional title by six strokes at the Australian Open on Sunday. The Texan, who shared second place on his US Masters debut in April,...
  • Jordan Spieth among 3rd-round leaders at Australian Open November 30, 2014

    Sydney: American Jordan Spieth was one of few players to master a wind-swept course at the Australian Open on Saturday, shooting a 2-under 69 to move into a three-way share of the lead. Adam Scott stayed close while defending champion Rory McIlroy dropped five shots in two holes and shot 76. Spieth,...
  • Rory Mcllroy still alive in Sydney despite mid-round collapse November 29, 2014

    Rory Mcllroy suffered a spectacular two-hole meltdown in the third round of the Australian Open on Saturday but he was not quite ready to give up on his title defence after windy conditions kept his rivals in check. The world number one plummeted down the leaderboard when he dropped a combined...
  • Australian Open: Rory McIlroy to cut out 'bad stuff' after rollercoaster round November 28, 2014

    World number one Rory McIlroy said all he needed to do was cut the "bad stuff" out of his game for a really low score at the Australian Open after managing to par only five holes in a rollercoaster second round on Friday. The Northern Irishman hit an eagle, six birdles...
  • Nick Cullen wins Australian Masters, Adam Scott bid falls short November 23, 2014

    Melbourne: Australian lefthander Nick Cullen shot a 3-under 69 on Sunday to win the Australian Masters by one stroke over Adam Scott, ending Scott's attempt for a third consecutive victory in the tournament. Cullen, who had a four-round total of 9-under 279, saved par on the 18th after hitting his bunker...
  • Paul Spargo leads in Melbourne with Adam Scott primed to pounce November 22, 2014

    South Australian journeyman Paul Spargo will take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the Australian Masters after shooting a one-under 71 on Saturday, with double defending champion Adam Scott lurking four strokes behind. World number two Scott rued a bogey-strewn front nine but made up ground with four birdies...
  • Surprise leader Michael Wright steals spotlight in Melbourne November 21, 2014

    Unheralded Queenslander Michael Wright broke clear of a logjam atop the Australian Masters leaderboard to take a two-shot lead after the second round on Friday, while double defending champion Adam Scott battled hard to keep in touch. Scott shot a four-under 68 on a glorious afternoon at Melbourne's Metropolitan Golf Club,...
  • Adam Scott 'three-peat' bid off to slow start at Australian Masters November 20, 2014

    World number two Adam Scott gritted his teeth in foul conditions for golf on Thursday, scratching out a one-over 73 in the first round of the Australian Masters to be six strokes behind clubhouse leaders Michael Wright and Stephen Allan. Bidding for an unprecedented third successive title in the A$1 million...
  • Recuperating Nadal targets Australian Open November 19, 2014

    Madrid: Injured World No. 3 Rafael Nadal said on Wednesday that it is his goal to be fully fit for the 2015 Australian Open tennis tournament and competitive enough to challenge for a 15th Grand Slam title. Nadal missed the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour Finals in London after...
  • Adam Scott begins defence of Australian Masters title November 19, 2014

    Adam Scott will attempt to win his third Australian Masters title in a row on yet another renowned Melbourne sand-belt course, and with a tryout caddie on his bag. Scott went close to winning Australian golf's so-called "Triple Crown" last year but Rory McIlroy's birdie on the 18th hole at the...
  • Sydney will get a dose of Modi-mania on his quick-fire, high-energy visit, says Australian media November 17, 2014

    Sydney: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday arrived on a whirlwind six-hour visit to Sydney on the second leg of his four-city tour of Australia. Australians newspapers and media are abuzz over Modi's visit to Australia. "Modi fever grips Sydney," said a headline in the Canberra Times. "The city will...
  • TWTW: Australian Indian community plan rockstar welcome for PM Modi's visit November 9, 2014

    After the grand welcome arranged by the American Indian community to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his last visit to the United States, the Australian Indian community is planning on a similar royal welcome. ...
  • Looking forward to meeting leaders during 3-country visit: PM Narendra Modi November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was looking forward to meeting international leaders during the ASEAN, East Asia Summit and G-20 which he will be attending during his visit to three countries--Myanmar, Australia and Fiji from November 11 to 19. Terming his visit to Australia as "special and...
  • PM Modi to address Australian parliament on November 18 October 28, 2014

    Canberra: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the Australian parliament on November 18 during his visit to the country for G-20 summit. The parliament will be recalled for formal addresses by British Prime Minister David Cameron November 14, Chinese President Xi Jinping November 17, and Modi November 18, the Australian...
  • Asad Shafiq's century takes Pakistan A to 305/8 against Australians October 15, 2014

    Sharjah: Asad Shafiq hit an aggressive unbeaten century for Pakistan A against Australia on the opening day Wednesday of a four-day match, a tune-up for the first Test next week. Shafiq, who is leading Pakistan A, reached 108 not out off 156 balls, with 13 fours and four sixes in a...
  • Australian couple reject surrogate baby in India on gender, take home its twin sibling October 9, 2014

    Canberra: An Australian couple rejected their biological child born to an Indian surrogate mother because of the baby's gender, but took home its twin sibling, a judge said. News of the case that dates back to 2012 follows a recent furor over an Australian couple that left behind a disabled twin...
  • I will start shooting for an Australian film in a couple of months: Pallavi Sharda October 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Pallavi Sharda, who made her Bollywood debut with "Besharam", will soon begin workshops to prepare for an Australian film. "I have just wrapped my film 'Hawaaizaada' and now I will start shooting for my next project, which is an Australian film in a couple of months. The film is...
  • Australian Open lifts prize money by 10 percent October 7, 2014

    The Australian Open will hike total prizemoney 10 percent in 2014 to A$36 million ($31.44 million), organisers said on Tuesday. The Australian dollar has retreated by over six percent against the US dollar over the past month, but the 2015 prize pool is still competitive against last year's A$33 million, which...
  • Australian envoy for women to visit India on International Day of Girl Child October 2, 2014

    Melbourne: Australia's ambassador for women and girls will be travelling to India on the International Day of the Girl Child on October 11 to announce support for projects for improving girls' access to education and support for women and children affected by trafficking. Announcing her upcoming visit, Natasha Stott Despoja...
  • ISIS terrorists planned to behead an Australian, says Tony Abbott after counterterrorism operation September 18, 2014

    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 counterterrorism operation. Abbott said there was a "serious risk from a terrorist attack" days after...
  • MH370 mystery: 58 'hard objects' found in Indian Ocean September 14, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: The Australialed 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 monthslong 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 September 13, 2014

    Melbourne: An Australian radio station, which aired a prank on an Indiaborn 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 September 12, 2014

    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 CNNIBN's nonstop 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. ...