AUSTRALIA

  • Sydney: People take selfies near attack site, face outrage 6 days ago

    While the hostage crisis was unfolding in Sydney, tourists and locals at the scene of action used the moment to take selfies. Some people took selfies with television cameras in the background, others positioned themselves in Martin Place, where the cafe is located, and smiled and took selfies despite the...
  • Watch: Timeline of Sydney siege 6 days ago

    Watch the 17-hour-long siege that unfolded in the Lindt Chocolate Cafe in downtown Sydney on Monday. ...
  • Hostage calls up Radio presenter from Sydney's Lindt cafe 1 week ago

    A radio show host in Australia told CNN that one of the hostages inside the Sydney cafe got in touch with him and he could hear the gunman giving instructions to the hostages. ...
  • Sydney hostage incident terrifying, can't say if it's politically motivated: Australian PM 1 week ago

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott convened a meeting of his security inner circle in his Cabinet to discuss the response to the hostage-taking. An armed man has taken undisclosed number of people hostage at a popular cafe sparking a security alert in Australia. ...
  • At least 1 armed offender holds several hostage at Sydney's Chocolate cafe 1 week ago

    Nearly 50 people have been taken hostage in a Sydney cafe by at least 1 gunman. A black flag with Arabic writing has been put up on the shop window. Major landmarks in the city such as the Sydney Opera House have been evacuated. ...
  • Happy on being selected for Australia tour, says KL Rahul December 6, 2014

    Rahul, the 22-year-old batsman from Karnataka, made it to India's 19-member Test squad for the tour of Australia. ...
  • Emotional farewell for Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes December 3, 2014

    Australia bid an emotional farewell Hughes at a funeral in his hometown with a live coast-to-coast broadcast allowing a nation to unite in celebration and remembrance of the life of a sportsman cut down in his prime. ...
  • The world mourns untimely death of lion-hearted cricketer Phil Hughes November 28, 2014

    The untimely death of Australian opener Phil Hughes has left a deep void in the cricketing world as tributes pour in from every corner. ...
  • Is helmet to be blamed for Phil Hughes tragedy? November 27, 2014

    CNN-IBN tries to look at the point of impact that led to Hughes' fatal injury and whether an innovation in cricket helmets can avoid such tragedies in future. ...
  • Phil Hughes loses battle with life November 27, 2014

    Cricket fraternity have paid tribute to Australia cricketer Phil Hughes, who has died two days after being hit on the head by a ball. ...
  • Modi, Abbott pose with World Cup trophy at Melbourne Cricket Ground November 18, 2014

    PM Narendra Modi attended a reception hosted by his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott at the Melbourne Cricket ground. Modi also posed with the 2015 Cricket world cup trophy. ...
  • PM Modi highlights how India-Australia relations can expand: Steve Waugh November 18, 2014

    CNN-IBN's Marya Shakil spoke to the former Australian captain Steve Waugh about the growing relations between India and Australia. Waugh said, "I've been very positive about the Australia-India story for a long time. Modi's visit here has opened the eyes of many Australians of the possibilities, the opportunities and to...
  • Watch: Indian Australians speak about Modi's address in Parliament November 18, 2014

    Indian Australians are all praise about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address in the Australian Parliament. ...
  • Looking forward to Modi's 'Make in India' vision: Infosys November 18, 2014

    CNN-IBN's Marya Shakil spoke to the CEO of Infosys Vishal Sikka about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Australia. Sikka said, "Modi's speech at Allphones Arena was inspiring. He speaks from heart." Sikka also said that he is looking forward to Modi's "Make in India" vision. ...
  • I think Modi is bigger than Shah Rukh Khan: Australian Parlamentarian November 18, 2014

    Reacting to PM Modi's speech at Allphones Arena and inside the Australian Parliament, New South Wales MP Matt Keyne said, "Modi is a rockstar. We just had Shah Rukh Khan in Australia and I think Modi is bigger than Shah Rukh Khan. There's been a tangible air of excitement about...
  • A natural partnership exists between India and Australia: PM Modi November 18, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral talks with Tony Abbott on Tuesday morning in Canberra where five MoUs were signed between India and Australia. Modi and Abbott in their joint statements said, "This is a natural partnership, arising from our shared values and strategic maritime locations. India and Australia have...
  • PM Modi imbued hope in the people of India: Tony Abbott November 18, 2014

    India and Australia on Tuesday signed five pacts on social security, transfer of sentenced prisoners, combating narcotics trade, tourism, and Arts and Culture. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said, "It is long overdue for an Indian Prime Minister to address this Parliament. But I am personally delighted that this omission...
  • Watch: PM Narendra Modi's speech to Australian Parliament November 18, 2014

    India and Australia signed five pacts on social security, transfer of sentenced prisoners, combating narcotics trade, tourism and Arts and Culture after bilateral talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tony Abbott. ...
  • Modi's magic worked on us, say Indians in Australia November 17, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the crowd of Indian community in Australia during a cultural event at Sydney Olympic park in Australia. ...
  • Watch: Modi's full speech at Allphones Arena in Sydney November 17, 2014

    Like all his previous public programmes, Modi picked up the issues which appeal to common people. He elucidated it in simple words. Despite Monday being a working day and the first day of the week, his programme saw a huge turnout. ...
  • PM Narendra Modi is an enigma, excited to see him, says a perfromer November 17, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in Sydney for his 2nd leg of the Australian tour. CNN-IBN's Marya Shakil talks to the gropu of dancers who will be performing at the event. "Modi is an enigma. We are expecting a lot from him. Let's see what he does for India," said...
  • Narendra Modi reaches Sydney, Indian diaspora prepares elaborate reception for PM November 17, 2014

    After meeting top businessmen over breakfast in Brisbane the PM has landed in Sydney where a grand reception awaits him. He just attended a cultural program. PM Modi while addressing businessmen in Brisbane spoke about the ease of doing business in India - saying that they will no longer...
  • Sydney proud to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi: New South Wales premier November 17, 2014

    The Premier of South Wales Mike Baird is scheduled to call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday. Baird said that Sydney is very excited to receive PM Modi along with other leaders. He also spoke about the grand welcome that the Indian diaspora in Sydney has been planning for...
  • Garba dancers gear up to perform for PM Modi in Sydney November 17, 2014

    A group of dancers have been religiously practicing for three hours every day for the last three weeks. Eager to perform in front of the PM, the performers are going to present a strictly traditional garba item. ...
  • Watch: Experts' opinion on PM Modi's visit to Australia November 17, 2014

    CNN-IBN's Parikshit Luthra talks to the panel of experts on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Australia. ...
  • Preparations in full swing to welcome PM Modi at the Allphones arena in Sydney November 17, 2014

    Preparations are in full swing in Sydney's Allphones arena to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Sound systems are being checked so that the meeting of the PM with the Indian delegation goes smoothly. This arena is believed to have a capacity of 16,400 and the organisers say they are expecting...
  • We hope Modi fulfills his promises, say NRIs November 17, 2014

    "Modi Express", a special train carrying over 220 passengers who will attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first public lecture in Sydney, was flagged off on Sunday by an Australian minister in Melbourne. "The journey was very exciting," said an NRI. ...
  • Modi's speech in Sydney: Behind the scenes November 17, 2014

    A grand reception has been planned for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Sydney's Allphones Arena. "The whole program aim is to bring the diversity of India in one theme. There willl be program from different parts of India- East, West, North to south all the cultural languages and religions will...
  • Australian government excited about the event: Ram Madhav November 17, 2014

    A grand reception has been planned for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Sydney's Allphones Arena. Like the MSG events in New York, in Sydney also the local community has shown a lot of enthusiasm. BJP leader Ram Madhav said that the Australian government is also very excited about the event. ...
  • G20 endorses need for transparency between nations on tax information November 17, 2014

    In a victory for India, the G20 summit endorsed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's strong pitch for repatriation of black money, echoed India's line on the need for transparency and disclosure of tax information. ...