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`Monster` Cyclone Debbie batters northeast Australia

A "monster" cyclone smashed into northeast Australia Tuesday, cutting power, damaging buildings and uprooting trees, with coastal towns in lockdown as residents battled lashing rain and howling winds.

Australia's tour of India: Aussies hire Monty Panesar, Sridharan Sriram as spin consultants for upcoming tour

Australia's tour of India: Aussies hire Monty Panesar, Sridharan Sriram as spin consultants for upcoming tour

Australia have named four spinners in the squad to take on top-ranked India in the series that begins from February.

Aus vs Pak: Chris Lynn, Billy Stanlake to make ODI debuts at Brisbane as hosts look to continue winning streak

Aus vs Pak: Chris Lynn, Billy Stanlake to make ODI debuts at Brisbane as hosts look to continue winning streak

Smith said he expected right-hander Lynn to play with the same freedom he has shown in Twenty20 Big Bash League.

Australia vs Pakistan: Another blow for visitors as Sarfraz Ahmed leaves Aussie tour due to mother's illness

Australia vs Pakistan: Another blow for visitors as Sarfraz Ahmed leaves Aussie tour due to mother's illness

Mohammad Rizwan will take the gloves for the first day-night match and could remain in the side if Sarfraz does not return to Australia.

Junaid Khan eager to prove himself in Australia after being recalled in limited-overs squad

Junaid Khan eager to prove himself in Australia after being recalled in limited-overs squad

Junaid seemed to have caught the eye of selectors after his impressive performance in domestic cricket and the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL)

Australia rest pacer Josh Hazlewood for opening ODI against Pakistan

Australia rest pacer Josh Hazlewood for opening ODI against Pakistan

Pace bowler Billy Stanlake from BBL's Adelaide Strikers is likely to make his debut if Australia opt to play three pacemen at the Gabba.

Indian-origin bus driver burnt alive in Australia's Brisbane

There was no apparent motive for the killing of the 29-year-old man named by local media as Manmeet Alisher, a well-known singer in the Indian Punjabi community.
 

Australian `coward` gets life for French student murder

An Australian man was Wednesday sentenced to life behind bars for the rape and murder of a young French woman in Brisbane, with a judge blasting his "cowardly" actions.

WATCH: Angry Shardul Thakur hits batsman, before taking three wickets

WATCH: Angry Shardul Thakur hits batsman, before taking three wickets

India A pacer Shardul Thakur produced a fiery spell to take three wickets in an ill-tampered first-class match against Australia A at Brisbane's Allan Border Field.

Recently-discovered Australian spider can eat toads, swim

Recently-discovered Australian spider can eat toads, swim

This creature, named Dolomedes briangreenei, is around the size of a human palm and can locate its prey by detecting vibrations while skimming around on the surface.  

Infant refugee becomes face of Australia's tough asylum seeker policies

Infant refugee becomes face of Australia's tough asylum seeker policies

The infant, known only by the pseudonym Asha, Nepalese for "hope", has humanised hundreds of anonymous asylum seekers.

PHOTOS: India vs Australia, 2nd ODI - Brisbane

PHOTOS: India vs Australia, 2nd ODI - Brisbane

India scored 308 runs from 50 overs as Australia chased down the target with an over to spare.

India's tour of Australia: Visitors need hitman Rohit Sharma to continue good run

India's tour of Australia: Visitors need hitman Rohit Sharma to continue good run

Rohit's outing against the Aussies in ODIs have been good throughout his career.

This Brisbane vampire loves 'the metallic taste and texture' of human blood

This Brisbane vampire loves 'the metallic taste and texture' of human blood

A 38-year-old make-up artist from Brisbane has made headlines in the Australian media for her bizarre obsession for drinking human blood directly from the wound of her partner.

Windies facing embarrassing loss in Test warm-up

Windies facing embarrassing loss in Test warm-up

Jason Holder was left reeling on his back after he copped a nasty blow to the groin from paceman Ryan Lees.

Mitchell Johnson admits he mulled retirement post Ashes defeat

Mitchell Johnson admits he mulled retirement post Ashes defeat

Mitchell Johnson admitted he considered calling it quits after four teammates retired after Ashes series.

New Zealand head to Brisbane early

New Zealand head to Brisbane early

New Zealand will travel to Brisbane early to acclimatize to local conditions.

Cricket Australia puts heat on Gabba to spruce up

Cricket Australia puts heat on Gabba to spruce up

A failure to keep up with the times has already cost one iconic Australian cricket ground lucrative test matches and the pressure is now on Brisbane`s Woolloongabba ground to modernise.

G20's new growth plans suspiciously long in the tooth

As leaders of the world`s 20 most powerful nations congratulate themselves on plans to boost economic growth, a closer look at their 800-plus policy proposals reveals a catalogue of measures that are either old, vague or unlikely to be implemented.

Queensland to announce major investment in rail infrastructure

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman, who held talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi here last night, said he was prepared to invest in capital works to ensure that the projects get off the ground.