Australian man charged over terror plot

An Australian man was charged on Wednesday in a counter terrorism operation after being found with documents indicating a possible terrorist attack against government targets in Sydney, in the aftermath of a deadly cafe siege in the country's largest city.

Pakistan World Cup hopeful Yasir Shah inspired by Shane Warne
Pakistan World Cup hopeful Yasir Shah inspired by Shane Warne

Pakistan leg spinner Yasir Shah is determined to make an impact at next year`s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand having been inspired by the great Shane Warne.

WICB gave unanimous support to remove Dwayne Bravo from captaincy: Dave Cameron
WICB gave unanimous support to remove Dwayne Bravo from captaincy: Dave Cameron

The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president Dave Cameron has said its decision to approve a recommendation for rookie fast bowler Jason Holder to be appointed new One-Day International (ODI) captain was unanimous.

Out of favour Gambhir, Yuvraj now deprived of BCCI central contract
Out of favour Gambhir, Yuvraj now deprived of BCCI central contract

This is truly the end of an era in Indian cricket. After finding themselves out of India's 30-man 2015 World Cup probables list, Yuvraj Singh and Gautam Gambhir joined the likes of Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan and Ashish Nehra who lost central contract.

Australia massacre grandfather says `cherish` children

The grandfather of seven children allegedly killed by their mother in the northern Australian city of Cairns made an impassioned plea Wednesday for families to cherish their loved ones.

India sledging ''backfired'' in Brisbane, says Hazlewood

  India`s attempts to get under Australia`s skin in the second test "backfired" on the way to defeat at the Gabba, according to paceman Josh Hazlewood.

Michael Clarke recovery as expected, still has World Cup hopes
Michael Clarke recovery as expected, still has World Cup hopes

 Australia batsman Michael Clarke has said his recovery from surgery on his torn hamstring was progressing as expected and he still hoped to lead his country at next year`s World Cup.

China names 23-man squad for Asian Cup
China names 23-man squad for Asian Cup

China on Tuesday announced its 23-man squad for the 2015 Asian Cup to be held in Australia in January.

Under-fire Shane Watson should continue to bat at No.3: Ricky Ponting
Under-fire Shane Watson should continue to bat at No.3: Ricky Ponting

Australian batting legend Ricky Ponting Tuesday backed under-fire Shane Watson for the No.3 position that has caused headaches for national selectors ever since the former Test captain retired.

Shane Watson faces fitness test after being struck by bouncer
Shane Watson faces fitness test after being struck by bouncer

Selector Mark Waugh has said Shane Watson faces a fitness test Wednesday morning for the third Test against India, starting Friday, after the all-rounder was struck on the helmet in the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) nets here Tuesday.

Seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar likely to return to India's third Test team
Seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar likely to return to India's third Test team

Injured Indian seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, nursing a sore left ankle that forced his exclusion from the first two Tests against Australia, Tuesday batted without any discomfort in the nets here, raising his chances of inclusion in the Boxing Day Test team.

Australia's New South Wales opposition leader resigns

 The leader of the opposition in Australia`s New South Wales (NSW) state resigned Tuesday over revelations that he provided electoral help to the Sydney hostage crisis gunman Man Haron Monis, reported media.

Heightened `chatter` since Sydney siege, attack `likely`: Abbott
Heightened `chatter` since Sydney siege, attack `likely`: Abbott

 Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Tuesday warned of a heightened level of "terrorist chatter" in the aftermath of the Sydney siege and said an attack was considered likely.

Sydney siege victims remembered as floral tributes removed

Mourners paid emotional tributes to victims of the Sydney cafe siege Tuesday as volunteers and workers removed a giant sea of flowers laid in their memory amid plans for a permanent memorial.

Jedinak, Cahill lead Australia bid for Asian Cup
Jedinak, Cahill lead Australia bid for Asian Cup

Crystal Palace captain Mile Jedinak and stalwarts Tim Cahill and Mark Bresciano will lead Australia`s bid for Asian Cup glory after coach Ange Postecoglou unveiled a 23-man squad Tuesday.

Adam Scott hires new caddie for 2015
Adam Scott hires new caddie for 2015

 Australian world number three Adam Scott has hired a new caddie to replace the semi-retired Steve Williams after trying out several bagmen in recent months.

Happy to be part of Indian squad: Axar Patel
Happy to be part of Indian squad: Axar Patel

Gujarat's promising all-rounder Axar Patel on Monday expressed happiness over his selection in the Indian squad for the next two Test matches against Australia after Ravindra Jadeja was ruled out of the series due to an injury.

Australian house in which 8 kids found dead to be demolished

The home in Cairns in northeastern Australia where eight children were found stabbed to death last week will be demolished and a memorial erected, officials said Monday.

Modi has taken up with Brtain at highest level students visa norms: Irani

India on Monday said it has taken up with Britain at the highest level the issue of dwindling students outflow to that country due to British government's new policies.

Axar Patel replaces injured Ravindra Jadeja in Test squad
Axar Patel replaces injured Ravindra Jadeja in Test squad

 Young left-arm spinner Axar Patel will replace an injured Ravindra Jadeja, who was on Monday ruled out due to a shoulder injury from India's remaining two cricket Tests against Australia.