Josh Hazlewood debut puts dad's mates in the money: Report
Josh Hazlewood debut puts dad's mates in the money: Report

Australian cricketer Josh Hazlewood`s Test debut Wednesday is set to bring joy to a group of punters who placed a 500-1 bet on him playing such a game when he was still a teenager, reports said.

Australia mourns after tragic end to cafe siege

Shocked Australians on Tuesday mourned the victims of the Sydney cafe siege as authorities investigated why its Iranian-born perpetrator remained at large despite a history of violence and extremism.

Gunman in Sydney hostage crisis was known to police: PM Abbott

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott confirmed on Tuesday that the gunman at the centre of the Sydney siege, in which two hostages were shot dead, was known to the federal police and had an "infatuation with extremism".

Sydney siege: One Indian amongst hostages in Lindt cafe

In contrary to prior reports that ruled out the possibility of any Indian being present inside the cafe, fresh inputs suggest there may be one Indian trapped in the hostage crisis in Sydney.

One gunman, undisclosed number of hostages in Sydney siege: Police

One armed man is holding an undisclosed number of hostages in a siege in Sydney, police said on Monday, adding that it was yet to be deemed a terrorism event.

Five hostages run out of Sydney siege cafe

Five people ran out of a Sydney cafe where a gunman has taken hostages and displayed an Islamic flag against the window, witnesses and police said on Monday, adding that no one has yet been harmed.

Sydney hostage crisis: As it happened
Sydney hostage crisis: As it happened

An armed man on Monday took undisclosed number of people hostage at a popular cafe in Sydney and displayed an Islamic flag with Arabic script in the window, sparking a security alert in Australia.

Court rejects appeal of five terrorists in Australia

Five members of a Sydney terrorist cell will remain behind bars after a court here on Friday dismissed their appeals filed against convictions and sentences.

Sean Abbott back in groove with stunning spell
Sean Abbott back in groove with stunning spell

Sean Abbott, who delivered the ball that killed Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, proved he was back in the groove on Friday with a stunning 6-14 as New South Wales demolished Queensland.

Sean Abbott takes two wickets on return to SCG
Sean Abbott takes two wickets on return to SCG

Australian paceman Sean Abbott took two for 53 for New South Wales on Tuesday as cricket returned to the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) two weeks after Phillip Hughes was fatally injured in freak accident during a match.

Sean Abbott returns to action at SCG
Sean Abbott returns to action at SCG

Australian bowler Sean Abbott returned to action with New South Wales on Tuesday, two weeks after bowling the bouncer at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) that led to the death of Phillip Hughes.

Sean Abbott in line for return to action at SCG
Sean Abbott in line for return to action at SCG

Australian bowler Sean Abbott, who bowled the bouncer that led to the death of Phillip Hughes, is set to return to action with New South Wales at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Tuesday.

Australian researchers achieve highest solar power efficiency
Australian researchers achieve highest solar power efficiency

Australian researchers made a major breakthrough when they set a world record for the highest levels of solar power efficiency ever achieved, media reported Monday.

Sean Abbott not ready for club cricket yet
Sean Abbott not ready for club cricket yet

Sean Abbott might have started his net sessions after overcoming the shock of bowling the fateful bouncer that took Phillip Hughes' life but the medium-pacer is not yet ready to return to competitive cricket, opting out of this weekends fixtures of Sydney grade competition.

Sydney Cricket Ground's pitch No.7 on which Phillip Hughes fell retired
Sydney Cricket Ground's pitch No.7 on which Phillip Hughes fell retired

Sydney Cricket Ground's Pitch No.7, the 22-yard strip on which Phillip Hughes fell after being fatally struck by a bouncer on head, has been retired.

Violent discipline was acceptable in Satyananda Yoga Ashram culture: Ex-member

A former member of Australia's oldest Yoga ashram founded by an Indian, where children as young as four were allegedly subjected to horrific sexual and physical abuse, described violent discipline as an acceptable part of ashram culture.

Phillip Hughes: Selected eulogies, tributes
Phillip Hughes: Selected eulogies, tributes

Selected quotes from eulogies and tributes to Phillip Hughes on Wednesday as Australia bid farewell to the cricketer at his funeral in his hometown of Macksville, New South Wales.

Sean Abbott returns to bowling post Phillip Hughes tragedy
Sean Abbott returns to bowling post Phillip Hughes tragedy

 Sean Abbott, the man who bowled the delivery that fatally struck Phillip Hughes on the head, returned to bowling on Tuesday, over a week after the on-field tragedy.

Phil Hughes' funeral to be live screened at SCG
Phil Hughes' funeral to be live screened at SCG

 The Sydney Cricket Ground will be open to the public on Wednesday for a live screening of Australian batsman Philip Hughes' funeral.

Phillip Hughes will remain unbeaten at 63 not out, forever!
Phillip Hughes will remain unbeaten at 63 not out, forever!

Phillip Hughes, who would have been celebrating his 26th birthday on Sunday, will remain unbeaten at 63 runs, forever.