Michael Clarke's field setting against Pakistan in second Test 'against spirit of cricket': Allan Border
Michael Clarke's field setting against Pakistan in second Test 'against spirit of cricket': Allan Border

Former Australia cricket team captain Allan Border has said that current skipper Michael Clarke's field setting against Pakistan in the second Test going on at Abu Dhabi is against the spirit of cricket.

New Zealand PM invites Indian cricket fans to 2015 World Cup
New Zealand PM invites Indian cricket fans to 2015 World Cup

With 100 days to go before the commencement of the 2015 ICC World Cup, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key Friday invited Indian cricket fans to visit his country during the Feb 14-March 29 event, to be co-hosted by New Zealand and Australia.

US, Australia lift sanctions after Fiji elections

The United States and Australia said Friday they were ending sanctions against Fiji following elections in the Pacific island nation last month that ended eight years of military rule.

Two new lizard species discovered on Australian mountain
Two new lizard species discovered on Australian mountain

Australian scientists have discovered two new species of lizards in a remote area of Cape York Peninsula in northeastern Australia, academic sources reported Thursday.

E-visa system likely to be rolled out next week

The Government will roll out by next week the much-awaited electronic-visa system for tourists from select countries including US and Japan.

Record-breaking Younis Khan cracks third successive ton
Record-breaking Younis Khan cracks third successive ton

Younis Khan is going through one of his best forms of his Test career as he notched up another ton on the first day of the second Test match against Australia in Abu Dhabi. Younis bagged the man-of-the-match in the first Test match after notching two successive centuries against the Aussies. He helped his side gain a memorable 1-0 lead in the two-match series. In Abu Dhabi too, he showed he isn't done yet and is hungry for more.

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.

Australia outlaws travel to terror hotspots

Australia on Thursday passed a law criminalising travel to terror hotspots, a tough counter-terrorism measure aimed at stopping jihadists from going to Iraq and Syria to fight.

PM Modi to finally meet Angela Merkel in Australia

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have his first meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Australia next month, a meeting that almost took place in July in Berlin but was put off following the German leader's decision to go to Brazil to cheer her country at the World Cup football finals.

Misbah seeks consistency, Clarke looking for runs
Misbah seeks consistency, Clarke looking for runs

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq will seek consistency while his counterpart Australia`s Michael Clarke will look for runs in the second Test starting in Abu Dhabi from Thursday.

Australia seeking to confirm death of top IS member: FM Julie Bishop

Canberra is seeking to confirm reports the most senior Australian Islamic State recruit has been killed, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said today, as the Senate passed tough new foreign fighter laws.

Australia bans travel from Ebola-hit countries; US isolates troops

Australia became the first developed country on Tuesday to shut its borders to citizens of the countries worst-hit by the West African Ebola outbreak, a move those states said stigmatised healthy people and would make it harder to fight the disease.

Spin-hit Australia try to bounce back against Pakistan
Spin-hit Australia try to bounce back against Pakistan

After failing another Asian spin test, Australia will strive to bounce back in the second and final Test against Pakistan starting in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.

Waqar Younis warns hurt Australia will bounce back
Waqar Younis warns hurt Australia will bounce back

Pakistan coach Waqar Younis on Tuesday warned his team to be prepared for a backlash from wounded Australia in the second Test.

Australia looking forward to strengthen ties with India: Abbott

Australia is looking forward to strengthen trade and economic ties and converging strategic interests with India, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Tuesday.

Australia issues blanket visa ban on Ebola-hit countries

Australia came under fire on Tuesday from health experts and rights advocates after it issued a blanket ban on visas from West African nations affected by the Ebola outbreak, making it the first rich nation to shut its doors to the region.

2nd Test: Pakistan vs Australia - Preview
2nd Test: Pakistan vs Australia - Preview

After failing another Asian spin test, Australia will strive to bounce back in the second and final Test against Pakistan starting in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

Tiny piece of ancient Australia found beneath Vanuatu

A fragment of ancient Australia under Vanuatu has been found out by researchers, raising questions about how continents are formed.

Wallaby assistant holds out Kurtley Beale hope
Wallaby assistant holds out Kurtley Beale hope

Australia assistant coach Nathan Grey said Monday there was still a chance that controversial back Kurtley Beale could yet feature on the Wallabies` tour of Europe.