Queensland

  • Australia's Luke Pomersbach retires from cricket due to depression June 5, 2014

    Twenty20 batsman Luke Pomersbach ended his professional cricket career indefinitely on Thursday to deal with depression. Pomersbach only played one Twenty20 international for Australia in 2007 but his hard-hitting exploits earned him contracts with the Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League. He has most recently been...
  • Australia paceman Ryan Harris struck down by virus November 2, 2013

    Sydney: Australia paceman Ryan Harris succumbed to a virus and was unable to bowl for Queensland in their Sheffield Shield game on Saturday just weeks out from the Ashes series opener with England. As the Bulls drew with South Australia in the Shield match in Adelaide, Harris became the latest...
  • Khawaja pushes Ashes claim with one-day ton October 27, 2013

    Brisbane: Batsman Usman Khawaja has pressed his claims for a place in Australia's team for the first Ashes cricket test against England with a century for Queensland in the final of the domestic one-day cup. Khawaja's dominant 104 came from 100 balls in Queensland's five-wicket win over New South Wales. He...
  • Stuart Law replaces Darren Lehmann as Queensland coach August 9, 2013

    Sydney: Former Test and one-day international Stuart Law was on Friday appointed to replace Darren Lehmann as coach of Queensland and Brisbane Heat for the next three seasons. Law, 44, will fill the dual roles left vacant by the elevation of Lehmann to the Australian coaching position at the start...
  • UAE missions hold iftar in Australia, Indonesia, Thailand July 26, 2013

    Canberra/Jakarta: The UAE's embassies in Australia, Indonesia and Thailand have distributed food to orphans and poor and underprivileged families as part of their annual charity programmes during the holy month of Ramzan. In Jakarta, the embassy gave out food to orphans in coordination with the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation. In...
  • Ricky Ponting lifts domestic trophy with Tasmania March 26, 2013

    Hobart: Tasmania won the Sheffield Shield after holding Queensland to a draw on Tuesday in the final of Australia's domestic first-class competition, giving ex-test captain Ricky Ponting his first trophy with his home province in two decades. Set 446 from 87 overs to win on the last day, Queensland finished 183...
  • Australia: Indian-origin doctor win right to question jurors February 5, 2013

    Melbourne: Indian-origin surgeon Jayant Patel's defence team has won the right to question jurors ahead of his manslaughter trial, the first of its kind in a legal case in Australia's Queensland province. 62-year-old Patel's legal team led by Ken Fleming made an application under the Jury Act to poll the...
  • GVK's big Australian bet January 19, 2013

    The Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Queensland, is one of Australia's greatest natural gifts. The coral reef system stretches for 2,600 km and can be seen from outer space. But, head inland into Queensland and into the outback and the contrast cannot get sharper: Giant excavators, three stories high...
  • Australian scientists discover potential cure for AIDS January 16, 2013

    Melbourne: Researchers at Queensland Institute of Medical Research here have claimed of making a breakthrough that could lead to a potential cure for AIDS. According to a researcher David Harrich scientists have discovered how to modify a protein in HIV so that, instead of replicating, it protects against the infection. Harrich...
  • Justin Langer appointed Western Australia coach November 14, 2012

    Perth: Former Test opener Justin Langer will leave his position as batting coach with the national cricket team to become head coach of Western Australia. Cricket Australia announced on Wednesday that Queensland Sheffield Shield-winning skipper Stuart Law had been appointed Australia's interim batting coach, replacing Langer for at least the...
  • Total solar eclipse darkens north Australia November 14, 2012

    Sydney: From boats bobbing on the Great Barrier Reef, to hot air balloons hovering over the rainforest, and the hilltops and beaches in between, tens of thousands of scientists, tourists and amateur astronomers watched as the sun, moon and Earth aligned and plunged northern Australia into darkness during a total...
  • All 16 countries announce U-19 WC squads July 13, 2012

    Dubai: All the 16 countries taking part in the Under 19 Cricket World Cup have named their squads for the tournament to be held in Queensland, Australia from August 11-26. Australia will defend the title they won in Lincoln, New Zealand, in 2010. They will not only aim to win the...
  • Queensland sign Luke Pomersbach July 4, 2012

    Sydney: Troubled Australian cricketer Luke Pomersbach was on Wednesday signed by Queensland on a one-season deal, with chief selector Trevor Hohns saying the batsman would have a "fresh start" with the Bulls. Pomersbach, 27, made headlines when he was arrested in New Delhi earlier this year while playing in the Indian...
  • Khawaja, Hauritz join NSW exodus June 29, 2012

    Sydney: Australian state side New South Wales lost two more top players to a rival on Friday, with former Test players Usman Khawaja and Nathan Hauritz joining reigning Sheffield Shield champions Queensland. Queensland said they had signed the players on two-year deals a day after it was announced that former Test...
  • Queensland win Sheffield Shield in Australia March 19, 2012

    Brisbane: Queensland claimed their seventh domestic first-class title when they wrapped up a three-wicket win over defending champions Tasmania with a day to spare in the Sheffield Shield final. Chasing 133 to win, Queensland were coasting at 83-2 on Monday before slumping to 88-7 following a middle-order collapse sparked by James...
  • Dawes named India's bowling coach February 14, 2012

    Chennai: Former Queensland fast bowler and Australian domestic bowling guru Joe Dawes will take over as India's bowling coach following the conclusion of the CB Series, the Indian board (BCCI) has confirmed. In a decision taking at the BCCI's Working Committee meeting in Chennai on Monday, it was decided that...
  • Another pround moment for Amitabh Bachchan October 21, 2011

    New Delhi: The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia, which has awarded Amitabh Bachchan an honorary doctorate, will launch a Students Exchange Programme in the name of the megastar's father, the late Harivansh Rai Bachchan. "And today an inauguration of a student exchange Bursary in my Father's name between India...
  • Australia unveiled: A tour of Queensland June 4, 2011

    On this special episode we take you to a journey to the land of Aborigines in Cairns north of Queensland. ...
  • Australian robots have learnt to talk the talk May 30, 2011

    Sydney: They're not discussing the latest celebrity gossip or passing on stock tips just yet, but Australian robots have begun talking to each other -- and in a language of their own devising. The two "Lingodroids," developed by the University of Queensland, have picked up their shared language by playing location...
  • Bridge in Australia collapses before opening February 17, 2011

    Sydney: A bridge in Australia that cost local taxpayers one million dollars collapsed before it could be officially declared open. The incident embarrassed the North Burnett regional council in Australia's Queensland state and prompted residents of Mundubbera town to express discontent over the authority's logic, couriermail.com reported on Thursday. The Derrabungy Creek...
  • Post Yasi, Oz braces for another cyclone February 17, 2011

    Melbourne: As Queensland government grapples with the billion dollar bill for recovery from recent natural disasters, the state has been put on alert that yet another major cyclone may be on the way. The category 1 tropical cyclone Dianne was about 385 km northwest of Exmouth early on Thursday...
  • Cyclone Yasi batters northern Australia February 3, 2011

    Melbourne: The most powerful cyclone to hit Australia in generations has affected over 170,000 people in flood-ravaged northern Queensland province, uprooting trees, tearing off roofs and cutting electricity. Cyclone Yasi was the worst cyclone that hit the country since 1918. Over 170,000 residents in the affected region were without power and...
  • After floods, Queensland braces for cyclone February 1, 2011

    Melbourne: A severe tropical cyclone 'Yasi' is roaring towards flood-ravaged Australian province Queensland as residents braced for what is predicted to be one of the fiercest storms in the region. Winds of more than 250kmph could be expected from the high-category four system, state premier Anna Bligh said today. The storm...
  • Australia flood renders thousands homeless January 13, 2011

    Death toll figures rise along with the flood water levels that devastate Australia. ...
  • Oz awaits another deadly flood, electricity cut January 12, 2011

    Sydney: Power was cut to Brisbane homes for safety reasons and residents ordered to higher ground as Australia's third-biggest city braced for its worst soaking in living memory. Flood waters barreling toward the Queensland state capital were set to inundate 9,000 properties - 10 per cent of the city's stock -...
  • Rain abates in Oz but floodwaters wreak havoc January 2, 2011

    Brisbane: In latest reports, a woman is believed to have been swept away into a swollen river in Queensland. Rivers are still overflowing into low-lying towns of north-east lands in Australia. Close to 200,000 people have been affected by rising floodwaters. Queensland Premier has warned that drenched communities could be underwater for more...
  • Man with best job in world gets stinging shock December 30, 2009

    Sydney: It may be tagged the "Best Job in the World", but it almost ended in tragedy for a British man who was stung by a deadly jellyfish as he jetskied around the Australian island he is care-taking and promoting. Only days before his idyllic job comes to an end, Ben...
  • Australian policemen caught with pants down September 21, 2009

    Sydney: Shoppers in Brisbane were not dreaming when they saw two naked men get back into a police van after running around it in broad daylight in the middle of Australia's third-largest city, Queensland Police Deputy Commissioner Stewart said on Monday. He admitted that more than two officers might have stripped...
  • Aus to Big B: Reconsider rejecting doctorate June 3, 2009

    New Delhi: Australia's Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has asked Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan to reconsider his decision to decline a honorary doctorate in the wake of a series of racist attacks on Indian students in that country. In a letter in response to Bachchan's denial to the doctorate on Saturday,...
  • Big B rejects Oz varsity's doctorate over race attack May 30, 2009

    New Delhi: Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan has reacted to racial attacks on Indian students in Australia by rejecting an honorary doctorate offered to him by an Australian university. The Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane had offered the 66-year-old veteran a doctorate for his contribution to the world of entertainment and Bachchan...