Ashes: Mitchell Johnson eyes mentor Dennis Lillee`s record
Ashes: Mitchell Johnson eyes mentor Dennis Lillee`s record

Mitchell Johnson has set his sights on equalling the record of mentor Dennis Lillee after becoming just the fifth Australian to take 300 Test wickets last week.

Ashes: Stuart Broad backed to prove there`s life after James Anderson
Ashes: Stuart Broad backed to prove there`s life after James Anderson

Stuart Broad has been backed by captain Alastair Cook to lead the attack in the absence of James Anderson as England try to show they can win a major Test match without their all-time leading wicket-taker.

See-saw Ashes baffles skippers
See-saw Ashes baffles skippers

Australia captain Michael Clarke and England counterpart Alastair Cook have played more than 200 Tests between them but both are perplexed by the to-and-fro nature of this season`s Ashes series. 

Three Indians arrested in Australia for exploiting overseas students

 Three Indian businessmen were today arrested in Australia for allegedly abusing visas and exploiting overseas students through their recruitment firm that supplied staff to the country's postal services.

Australian experts to examine suspected wreckage of MH370
Australian experts to examine suspected wreckage of MH370

 Australian experts have travelled to France to help examine the recently found aircraft wreckage and determine if it belongs to the Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, an official said on Wednesday.

Wing flaperon found on Reunion Island a part of MH370? To be confirmed soon
Wing flaperon found on Reunion Island a part of MH370? To be confirmed soon

Australia on Wednesday said official word on whether a washed-up plane part is from flight MH370 is expected this week, while reiterating it will continue hunting for the main debris field in the southern Indian Ocean.

Australia to build new naval fleet in $65bn package

Australia on Tuesday announced a Aus$89 billion (US$65 billion) shipbuilding package to construct new frigates and patrol boats locally, with a decision on an international supplier for replacement submarines made "in coming months".

Dozens of crocodile heads dumped in Australian town

Up to 70 rotting crocodile heads have been found in an old freezer dumped at a remote Australian town, police said Tuesday, with the culprits facing large fines and jail time if convicted of the killings.

70 crocodile heads found in a freezer in Australia

 As many as 70 crocodile heads were found dumped and left to rot in a freezer in a small town in northern Australia, media reported on Tuesday.

England`s Eoin Morgan gets county rest ahead of Australia duty
England`s Eoin Morgan gets county rest ahead of Australia duty

England limited overs captain Eoin Morgan is to be rested by county side Middlesex in a bid to make sure he is fresh for upcoming white-ball duty against Australia, the county announced Monday.

 

England selector Mick Newell backs Adam Lyth to come good
England selector Mick Newell backs Adam Lyth to come good

England selector Mick Newell has defended the ongoing inclusion of struggling opener Adam Lyth in the Test side facing Australia in the Ashes series.

Shane Warne wants 'misfiring' Michael Clarke to bat at No.5
Shane Warne wants 'misfiring' Michael Clarke to bat at No.5

Legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne has insisted that skipper Michael Clarke should bat at No.5 instead of No. 4, if his side wants to keep the Ashes hopes alive when they will take on England in the fourth Test at Trent Bridge.

10-year-old Australia boy invents blood test strip disposal unit

 A 10-year-old diabetic boy in Australia has used a 3D printer to develop a blood test strip disposal unit and his invention may even win him a trip to NASA's Kennedy Space Centre in the US.

Australia to tour Bangladesh this year
Australia to tour Bangladesh this year

Australia will head to Bangladesh to play two Tests in October, the first such series between the nations since 2006, the Bangladesh Cricket Board announced on Sunday.

Australian beaches closed after new shark sightings

Several beaches on the east coast of Australia were closed today after fresh shark sightings as authorities warned swimmers to be vigilant following an attack that left a surfer with serious arm and leg injuries.

2015 Ashes: England call up Liam Plunkett, Mark Footitt for fourth Test
2015 Ashes: England call up Liam Plunkett, Mark Footitt for fourth Test

England have added pace bowlers Liam Plunkett and Mark Footitt to a 14-man squad announced Saturday for next week`s fourth Ashes Test against Australia at Trent Bridge.

Brad Haddin omission hardest decision of my career: Darren Lehmann
Brad Haddin omission hardest decision of my career: Darren Lehmann

Overlooking Australia vice-captain Brad Haddin for the third Ashes test was the "hardest decision I have had to make as coach", Darren Lehmann said.

England sequence gives Australia hope of levelling Ashes
England sequence gives Australia hope of levelling Ashes

Australia may have lost the third Ashes Test by eight wickets inside three days at Edgbaston on Friday, but England`s extraordinary inconsistency should give them hope of squaring the five-match series at Trent Bridge next week.

Australia says will continue push for MH17 prosecution

 Australia vowed Saturday no let up in its quest to prosecute those who shot down flight MH17 over Ukraine, saying Russia`s veto of a UN resolution raised further questions about its involvement.

Ashes 2015: Michael Clarke demands more of bowlers, himself
Ashes 2015: Michael Clarke demands more of bowlers, himself

Australia captain Michael Clarke called for an improved performance by his attack and was even harder on himself after an eight-wicket defeat by England in the third Test at Edgbaston on Friday left his side 2-1 down in the five-match Ashes series.