New regional agreements are needed to tackle criminal gangs using the world`s oceans for illegal fishing and smuggling, a top Australian maritime officer said, calling the lucrative trade an "imminent threat" to global security.
An Indonesian minister has warned a "human tsunami" of asylum-seekers could be unleashed on Australia in retaliation if Canberra keeps pressing for clemency for two Australian drug smugglers on death row, as ties between the neighbours fray.
Darren Bravo will miss West Indies` third World Cup match against Zimbabwe in Canberra on Tuesday and remains in doubt for Friday`s match against South Africa with a low-grade hamstring tear, the team said on Monday.
Afghanistan`s World Cup debut may have seen them go down to a crushing 105-run defeat by Bangladesh, but they can take comfort from how once emerging cricket nations have gone on to thrive on the global stage.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott urged Indonesia Wednesday to remember Canberra`s significant help in dealing with the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami as he ramped up pressure to spare two Australians on death row.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Saturday pleaded with Indonesia to heed Australia`s call for clemency for two death row convicts, and warned that Canberra would make its displeasure known should the executions go ahead.