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  • Delhi ranks 111th on global liveability index 6 hours 14 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India's national capital, New Delhi, features at a disappointing 111th position while 'Millennium City' Mumbai's liveability index has shot up in the past five years, says a global livability survey held by the Economist Intelligent Unit. In the survey that ranks 140 cities across the globe, the liveability index...
  • Zimbabwe 'not a token tour' for Australia, says Michael Clarke 15 hours 8 minutes ago

    Captain Michael Clarke on Wednesday insisted Australia's visit to Zimbabwe was not a "token tour" or World Cup audition but was all about winning as players return to international action. A 14-man squad departed Wednesday for Harare to play a two-week series that also involves South Africa -- Australia's first international...
  • Darren Lehmann dares England to produce green tops Yesterday

    Melbourne: Ashes might be almost a year away, but verbal volleys have begun with Australian coach Darren Lehmann challenging England to produce the same green, seaming pitches they used to beat India when his team visits the 'Old Blighty' next year. "The wickets were quite sporting over there in the last...
  • Refreshed Aussie cricketers ready for the fray, says Lehmann 2 days ago

    Brisbane: Australia will be looking to shake off the rust quickly after a long break when their triangular one-day series begins in Zimbabwe next week, coach Darren Lehmann said Monday. Michael Clarke will lead a 14-man squad to Harare for a two-week series that also involves South Africa in Australia's first...
  • Things pretty bad for India, lots of problems to solve: McGrath 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Australian pace legend Glenn McGrath feels that India will have a tough time during their upcoming tour of Australia at the end of this year after their disastrous show in England. "I think Indians are going to have a very tough time in Australia. Last time, when the two...
  • World Cup buildup begins now for Australia 2 days ago

    Brisbane: The continent-hopping buildup to the cricket World Cup will start this week for Darren Lehmann and his Australia squad, who'll test themselves against five countries in six months. The Aussies head to Zimbabwe on Wednesday to take on the hosts and South Africa in a limited-overs series. Next stop after...
  • Phil Hughes celebrates recall with second double century 3 days ago

    Phil Hughes celebrated his recall to the Australia one-day squad with a second unbeaten double century in a month against South Africa in an A team fixture on Sunday. The left-hander hit an unbeaten 243 from 440 balls with 26 fours and one six in a drawn four-day match at Townsville...
  • Shane Watson out of Zimbabwe tour, replaced by Phil Hughes 4 days ago

    Cricket Australia says all-rounder Shane Watson sprained his right ankle after stepping on a ball in training on Saturday and will be replaced by top-order batsman Phil Hughes on the team's limited-overs tour of Zimbabwe. Team physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said Watson damaged an ankle ligament that ruled him out of the...
  • Australia appoint Greg Blewett as fielding consultant 6 days ago

    Melbourne: Former Australian all-rounder Greg Blewett was on Thursday appointed by Cricket Australia (CA) to work with the national team as a fielding consultant for the upcoming tours of Zimbabwe and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). CA executive general manager team performance Pat Howard said Blewett's appointment followed recent work he...
  • Australia's most wanted terrorist posts picture of boy holding decapitated head, PM calls it barabaric 1 week ago

    Sydney: The photograph of a young boy holding the decapitated head of a slain Syrian soldier and published in Australian media on Monday underscored the barbarity of Islamist State militants, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said. The image was posted on Twitter and showed the boy, believed to be the son...
  • No ruling on whether Putin will be banned from G-20: Tony Abbott August 11, 2014

    Melbourne: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday said that it was too early to decide whether Russian President Vladimir Putin should be barred from 2014's G20 summit to be held this November in Brisbane. Abbott said the G20 summit was still three months away and hoped that Russia would wake...
  • Sushma Swaraj meets counterparts from China, Australia August 9, 2014

    Nay Pyi Taw: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday held seven bilateral meetings, including with her Chinese counterpart, on the sidelines of the 12th ASEAN-India Foreign Ministers Meeting. Sushma Swaraj held meetings with her counterparts from Australia, Brunei, Canada, China, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam, said External Affairs Ministry spokesperson...
  • People power in Australia: Do Indians need to learn a lesson? August 7, 2014

    More than 50 of commuters in the Australian city of Perth on Wednesday pushed against train carriages to help free a passenger who had slipped and became trapped between the platform and the train. CNN-IBN takes views from across country over this heartwarming story and asks whether Indians need to...
  • Dozens of Australians tilt an entire train to free a man trapped between a carriage and the platform August 6, 2014

    Dozens of Australians tilted a train Wednesday to free a commuter whose leg was trapped between a carriage and a platform, with authorities praising their efforts as an example of "people power". The man was boarding in the Western Australia city of Perth when he slipped and became jammed in the...
  • World Cup players Gamboa, Davidson join West Brom August 6, 2014

    West Bromwich: Costa Rica right back Cristian Gamboa and Australia left back Jason Davidson have signed for West Bromwich Albion, weeks after playing for their countries at the World Cup. Gamboa moved from Norwegian side Rosenborg on a three-year deal after the English Football Association's appeal panel approved his work-permit application....
  • Mark Vermeulen returns to Zimbabwe training squad August 5, 2014

    Harare: Zimbabwe recalled batsman Mark Vermeulen to their cricket squad on Monday, six years after he was cleared of arson on psychiatric grounds after setting fire to the national union's headquarters and an academy building. Vermeulen was cleared in a court in 2008 despite admitting setting fire two years earlier to...
  • Lyon recalled to Clarke-led Australia ODI squad for Zimbabwe tour August 4, 2014

    Brisbane: Michael Clarke will lead Australia on their first tour to Zimbabwe in a decade for an international tri-series also involving South Africa starting later this month. The 14-man limited-overs squad is close to full strength, with Clarke, vice-captain George Bailey, veteran wicketkeeper Brad Haddin, paceman Mitchell Johnson and allrounder Shane...
  • CWG 2014: India men's hockey team lose to Australia, settle for silver August 3, 2014

    Glasgow: Reminiscent of the 2010 Games' final, India again lost to Australia in men's hockey final at the 2014 Commonwealth Games -- but this time the margin was halved to 0-4 -- and settled for the silver medal at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre on Sunday. India were impressive in their...
  • CWG 2014: India set up hockey final with Australia after edging NZ 3-2 in semis August 2, 2014

    Glasgow: India came from two goals down to edge out New Zealand 3-2 in the hockey semi-finals of the 20th Commonwealth Games on Saturday and set up a repeat final of the 2010 edition with holders Australia. Trailing 0-2 in the 18th minute, India were revived by strikes from skipper Rupinder...
  • India A beat Australia A by 4 wickets to clinch quadrangular series August 2, 2014

    Darwin: Rishi Dhawan (56) and Akshar Patel (45) put up a splendid rearguard action under pressure as India A clinched the Quadrangular series trophy with a narrow four-wicket win over Australia A on Saturday. Chasing 275, India A were in a spot of bother after losing their top-order for a...
  • Tiwary's five-for sets up India-Australia final in quadragular cup July 31, 2014

    Darwin: Manoj Tiwary picked up his maiden five-wicket haul in List A cricket with his part-time leg-breaks as India A thrashed Australia A by five wickets in a quadrangular tournament one-dayer here on Thursday. Australia's middle-order crumbled as Tiwary took a career-best 5 for 34 to bundle out the hosts for...
  • Phil Hughes makes Australia case with one-day double ton July 30, 2014

    Sydney: Australia batsman Phil Hughes, who put aside personal grief with a record unbeaten double century in an A match against South Africa on Tuesday, is happy to let his runs do the talking as he presses his case for an international recall. The one-time batting prodigy has been recalled and...
  • CWG 2014: India go down fighting 2-4 against Australia in hockey July 29, 2014

    Glasgow: India put up a valiant fight before going down 2-4 against world champions and title holders Australia in their third group match of the men's Hockey competition at the 20th Commonwealth Games, here on Tuesday. Living upto their reputation, Australia build on a two-goal burst in the space of two...
  • CWG 2014: Australia test awaits Sardar Singh and Co. in Glasgow July 28, 2014

    Glasgow: With two easy victories under their belt, a confident India will face their first real test in the men's hockey event when they take on world champions and title holders Australia in the next group match at the 20th Commonwealth Games on Tuesday. Ninth ranked India started their campaign in...
  • Australia approves Adani's $16 billion Carmichael coal project July 28, 2014

    Melbourne: The Australian government on Monday approved Indian firm Adani Mining Pty Ltd's controversial A$16.5 billion ($15.5 billion) Carmichael coal and rail project in Queensland, subject to strict conditions to protect groundwater. The Carmichael mine, which could become Australia's largest coal mine at 60 million tonnes a year, has sparked protests...
  • CWG 2014: Indian women paddlers miss out on bronze July 27, 2014

    Glasgow: Indian women paddlers lost their 2014 Commonwealth Games team bronze medal match to Australia 1-3 at the Scotstoun Table Tennis Centre on Sunday. After taking a 2-1 lead, 2010 silver medallists India lost the next two ties - doubles and singles - to return home empty-handed. India's Shamini Kumaresan lost the...
  • CWG 2014: Australia dominate in the velodrome with double gold July 27, 2014

    Annette Edmondson and Scott Sunderland won gold for Australia at the Chris Hoy Velodrome on Saturday but England were left subdued after four of their Olympic gold medallists failed to get on the podium. The 22-year-old Edmondson claimed victory in the women's 10km scratch race with a time of 12 minutes...
  • Centre to back 157 people, including Indians detained by Australia July 26, 2014

    New Delhi: India on Saturday said it will take back all its citizens, detained onboard a boat seized by Australia, but a decision on other nationals will be taken as per international law and convention after ascertaining their identity. A Home Ministry spokesperson said as per current policy, India will take...
  • CWG 2014: Australia women break freestyle relay world record July 26, 2014

    Glasgow: Australia's women set a world record in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay on the first day of competition at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Thursday. The Campbell sisters Bronte and Cate along with Emma McKeon and Melanie Schlanger clocked 3 minutes, 30.98 seconds to surpass the 3:31.72 recorded five years...
  • Bollywood inspired Indian stalker in Australia July 25, 2014

    Sydney: An Indian man, facing trial for stalking women in Australia, has told the court his acts were inspired by Bollywood movies. Sandesh Baliga, 31, an Indian national based in the Australian state of Tasmania, has been accused of stalking two women in 2012 and 2013, ABC news reported. The Hobart Magistrates...