Smoking ban triggers prison riot in Australia

 Around 300 prisoners in Australia`s Victoria state staged a protest on Tuesday, a day before a state-wide ban on smoking in prisons comes into effect.

One-take thriller 'Victoria' sweeps German film awards

German heist film "Victoria", shot in one single take in more than 20 locations in central Berlin, won top honours at the German Film Prize on Friday, taking best picture and five categories in one of the world`s most lucrative film awards.

Australian state to act tough against drunk drivers

 Australia`s Victoria state will adopt a zero tolerance policy towards drunk drivers, with harsh new laws to be introduced from August 1.

Teen `well advanced` in alleged bomb plot: Australia police

 Australian police said Sunday a teenager charged with a terrorist bomb plot was "well advanced" in plans to target a public event, adding they were investigating whether he was radicalised or recruited online.

Climate change poses serious threat similar to terrorism: PM

Climate change poses serious threat to island nations like Seychelles as terrorism to the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said as he expressed India's deep commitment to combat global warming.

PM Modi accorded ceremonial reception at State House in Seychelles

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was accorded a ceremonial reception at the State House here on Wednesday.

India considers Seychelles as trusted friend, strong strategic partner: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India considers Seychelles as trusted friend, strong strategic partner in a speech in Victoria in the Seychelles' capital.

PM Modi receives warm welcome by Indian community in Seychelles

On the first leg of his three-nation tour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on late Tuesday arrived in Seychelles and received a warm welcome by Indian community.

Survivors of Australian bushfire get $235 mn in biggest class action

Survivors of one of Australia`s deadliest wildfires won compensation of AUD 300 million (USD 235 million) in a pre-trial settlement on Friday, bringing to a close the country`s costliest series of class action lawsuits.

Four homes razed as Australian crews battle bushfires

Four homes were destroyed as Australian firefighters struggled to bring three major blazes under control in Victoria state, with high temperatures and gusty winds threatening to worsen conditions Thursday.

Alessandra Ambrosio sports staggering $2m bra at London's Victoria's Secret Show
Alessandra Ambrosio sports staggering $2m bra at London's Victoria's Secret Show

Alessandra Ambrosio recently left everyone awestruck when she sashayed the ramp wearing a whopping 2 million dollar bra at Victoria's Secret Show in London.

Club batsman sacrifices record to pay tribute to Phil Hughes
Club batsman sacrifices record to pay tribute to Phil Hughes

A batsman in a club match in Victoria has paid a touching tribute to Phillip Hughes by deciding to sacrifice breaking a long-standing record.

Colour-blind Chris Rogers stands down from pink ball trial
Colour-blind Chris Rogers stands down from pink ball trial

Cricket Australia said Friday that colour-blind batsman Chris Rogers` decision to withdraw from a match in which a pink ball will be trialled would not jeopardise the opener`s Test career.

Jailed Indian-origin doctor found not guilty of third rape in Australia

An Indian-origin doctor in Australia, jailed last year for raping two patients, has been found not guilty of raping a third woman, media reported Thursday.

All in a flap: Seychelles fears foreign bird invader

It was just a feather: but in the tropical paradise of the Seychelles, the discovery of parakeet plumage has put environmentalists in a flutter, with a foreign invading bird threatening the national parrot.

Australia `terror suspect` may not have been acting alone

A terror suspect shot dead by Australian police after stabbing two officers in a frenzied knife attack may not have been acting alone, officials said Thursday, escalating concerns about the threat posed by radicalised youth.

Australian Grand Prix posts record A$60 million loss
Australian Grand Prix posts record A$60 million loss

The 2014 Australian Grand Prix posted a record A$59.97 million ($55 million) loss amid soaring costs and declining revenue, government officials said on Wednesday.

Kings XI Punjab inks MoU with Australia's La Trobe Univarsity
Kings XI Punjab inks MoU with Australia's La Trobe Univarsity

In a first of its kind, Indian Premier League franchise Kings XI Punjab has signed a research MoU with Australia's La Trobe University (LTU), based in Victoria, for working on mutually agreed topics like fan engagement, marketing and promotional practices.

Melbourne secures Australian Grand Prix until 2020

Melbourne has secured the Australian Formula One Grand Prix until 2020 after striking a new deal that will reduce the taxpayer subsidy of around $50 million a year, the head of the Victoria state government said on Sunday.

Beckhams, Ramsays` dinner date

Celebrity couple Victoria and David Beckham dined with Gordon Ramsay and his wife at Malibu`s Nobu restaurant.