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Ashleigh Barty leads Australia to Fed Cup victory over Ukraine

Ashleigh Barty leads Australia to Fed Cup victory over Ukraine

Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua put Australia into the Fed Cup World Group play-offs with victory in the deciding doubles rubber over Ukraine in Canberra on Sunday.

Feb 11, 2018, 18:31 PM IST
Australia boosts airport security after Sydney counter-terror raids

Australia boosts airport security after Sydney counter-terror raids

Australia raised its terror alert in September 2014 and has passed a series of anti-terrorist laws to prevent attacks on its territory. 

Jul 30, 2017, 17:08 PM IST

Australia condemns Amarnath attack; discusses cooperation in key areas with India

In a series of tweets on the meeting, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Gopal Baglay said Swaraj welcomed Bishop for framework dialogue of foreign ministers.

Jul 18, 2017, 19:13 PM IST

New cyclone warning issued for Australia

A new cyclone warning was issued for Australia`s Northern Territory on Tuesday as a slow-moving tropical storm is gathering strength, the media reported.

Apr 11, 2017, 11:45 AM IST

Demonstrators protest Afghan president's Australia visit

Hundreds of protesters demonstrated against the Afghan president's visit to Australia today, calling for his government to end discrimination against the Hazara ethnic minority and to refuse to repatriate asylum seekers rejected by Australia.

Apr 03, 2017, 10:55 AM IST

Australia shelves planned extradition treaty with China

The Australian government has shelved a planned extradition treaty with China rather than allow the Senate reject it over human rights concerns.

Mar 28, 2017, 10:56 AM IST

4,500 pederasty cases reported against Australia's Catholic Church

Almost 4,500 people reported cases of pederasty or child sexual abuse perpetrated by members of the Catholic Church in Australia between 1980 and 2015.

Feb 06, 2017, 11:37 AM IST
Adam Voges to lead Australia's PM XI against Sri Lanka in Twenty20

Adam Voges to lead Australia's PM XI against Sri Lanka in Twenty20

The PM XI will be coached by former Test captain Michael Clarke for the match at Manuka Oval on February 15.

Feb 03, 2017, 10:46 AM IST
Susan Kiefel becomes first woman appointed as High Court Chief Justice

Susan Kiefel becomes first woman appointed as High Court Chief Justice

High Court Justice Susan Kiefel, 62, will in January become the senior judge on the seven-judge bench with the retirement of Chief Justice Robert French, the government said.

Nov 29, 2016, 14:32 PM IST

Myanmar man accused of self-immolation in Australian bank

Asylum seekers are not legally allowed to work in Australia.

Nov 19, 2016, 10:24 AM IST
Relatives of MH370 victims want more possible debris studied

Relatives of MH370 victims want more possible debris studied

The current search area in the southern Indian Ocean will be the last area thoroughly examined with deep-sea sonar equipment.

Sep 12, 2016, 16:11 PM IST

Australian PM says won't back former leader Rudd for top UN job

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull dealt a serious blow on Friday to his former rival Kevin Rudd`s bid to become the next secretary-general of the United Nations, declining to endorse him and declaring him unfit for the job.

Jul 29, 2016, 09:28 AM IST

Turnbull set to form his government after Governor General's nod

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is set to form a coalition government after Governor General Peter Cosgrove accepted his advice to return to power for a second time.

Jul 11, 2016, 14:19 PM IST

Australian PM to decide cabinet following election win

Australia`s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has on Monday returned to capital Canberra to decide on his cabinet ministers for the 45th Parliament, after he secured victory in the 2016 federal election.

Jul 11, 2016, 09:38 AM IST

Polls close in most states in Australian election

Polls closed in Australia's most populous states where Saturday's national elections  are expected to be won or loss.

Jul 02, 2016, 14:14 PM IST
Wild storm lashes east coast of Australia, 3 people dead, more missing; vital services crippled

Wild storm lashes east coast of Australia, 3 people dead, more missing; vital services crippled

Three people were dead and more are said to be missing after massive storms flooded rivers, uprooted trees and tore into beaches along Australia's east coast.

Jun 06, 2016, 13:39 PM IST

Australia trying to find TV crew detained in Lebanon

An Australian television crew has been detained in Lebanon, their network said on Thursday, with Canberra urgently trying to confirm the reporters` whereabouts.

Apr 07, 2016, 10:08 AM IST
Fiji eyes more cyclone aid as toll hits 44

Fiji eyes more cyclone aid as toll hits 44

Cyclone-devastated Fiji said it was likely to need more foreign aid on Thursday as the body count from the most powerful storm in its history climbed to 44.

Feb 25, 2016, 10:13 AM IST
India's tour of Australia: Glenn Maxwell could miss fifth ODI at SCG

India's tour of Australia: Glenn Maxwell could miss fifth ODI at SCG

There is swelling and discomfort in his knees.

Jan 21, 2016, 13:24 PM IST
4th ODI, Canberra: India vs Australia: Can bowlers avoid more humiliation for Men in Blue?

4th ODI, Canberra: India vs Australia: Can bowlers avoid more humiliation for Men in Blue?

Considering the way batsmen have performed so far in the series, the Indian bowlers need to pull up their socks to avoid a whitewash against the Aussies.

Jan 20, 2016, 01:55 AM IST