MH 370: Australia says missing plane hunt will take months

The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean is progressing well but will likely take many months because of the huge area involved, an Australian official said on Friday.

English experience will help Indians in Australia tour: VVS Laxman
English experience will help Indians in Australia tour: VVS Laxman

VVS Laxman on Friday said that the English experience would help the cricketers do well in the grueling Australia tour that precedes the World Cup.

Pakistan in command despite David Warner's century
Pakistan in command despite David Warner's century

Pakistan's spin bowlers shared six wickets between them to take control of the first Test against Australia despite a brilliant hundred by David Warner on the third day on Friday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi likely to visit Fiji on November 19

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit Fiji on November 19, a day after a bilateral meeting with his Australian counterpart Tony Abbot in Canberra.

Younis Khan definitely 'deserves spot' in Pakistan's World Cup squad: Zaheer Abbas
Younis Khan definitely 'deserves spot' in Pakistan's World Cup squad: Zaheer Abbas

Pakistan's legendary batsman Zaheer Abbas has said that Younis Khan deserved a definite spot in next year's World Cup squad to prove his mark, after the former captain thrilled him with his performance in the first Test match against Australia.

South Africa name Peterson to replace injured Phangiso
South Africa name Peterson to replace injured Phangiso

South Africa have called up all-rounder Robin Peterson to replace injured left-arm spinner Aaron Phangiso for the Australia leg of their limited overs tour Down Under, the country`s cricket board said on Friday.

Captain MS Dhoni not 'innovative and proactive' enough: Michael Holding
Captain MS Dhoni not 'innovative and proactive' enough: Michael Holding

Legendary West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding feels Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not "innovative and proactive enough as captain, especially in Tests" although India would remain a strong contender to retain their World Cup title in Australia next year.

David Warner hits century, Pakistan pick up four wickets
David Warner hits century, Pakistan pick up four wickets

David Warner remained unbeaten after his ninth test hundred but Pakistan fought back with four Australian wickets in an extended morning session on the third day of the first test in Dubai on Friday.

India name 21-member hockey squad for Oz Test tour
India name 21-member hockey squad for Oz Test tour

 Sardar Singh will lead a 21-member Indian men's hockey squad for the four-match Test tour of Australia to be held in Perth from November 4 to 9.

Australia hit back after Pakistan's 454 in first Test
Australia hit back after Pakistan's 454 in first Test

Australia got off to a solid start after wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed's brilliant hundred guided Pakistan to a big first innings total of 454 in the first Test in Dubai on Thursday.

Australian tourist mauled by tiger in Thailand's animal park

An Australian tourist was mauled by a 15-month-old tiger in one of Thailand's tiger parks, where people can go and pet these big cats and have their photographs taken with them.

Pakistan out for 454 in first Test
Pakistan out for 454 in first Test

Pakistan were bowled out for 454 on the second day of the opening Test against Australia in Dubai on Thursday.

Security stepped up at Australia Parliament after Canada attack

Security has been stepped up at parliaments and Canadian diplomatic missions around Australia, a day after a gunman opened fire at parliament in that country killing one soldier, according to a media report.

Sarfraz Ahmed's fiery ton lifts Pakistan in first Test
Sarfraz Ahmed's fiery ton lifts Pakistan in first Test

Sarfraz​ Ahmed smashed his country`s fourth fastest hundred to lift Pakistan to 454-8 at tea on the second day of the first Test against Australia in Dubai on Thursday.

Pakistan lose Misbah ul Haq, reach 328-5 vs Australia at lunch
Pakistan lose Misbah ul Haq, reach 328-5 vs Australia at lunch

Misbah-ul-Haq and Asad Shafiq struck half-centuries to help Pakistan dominate the morning session and reach a strong 328 for five at lunch on the second day of the first test against Australia on Thursday.

Skipper AB de Villiers says 'finishing games' for Proteas gets him going
Skipper AB de Villiers says 'finishing games' for Proteas gets him going

South Africa cricket team captain A.B. de Villiers has said that the satisfaction of leading from the front has been the driving force behind his match-winning performances for the squad this year.

Australian PM greets Indians on Diwali

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has greeted over 4,50,000 Indians living in the country on Diwali and praised their role during World War I.

Australian convicted in child sex sting with virtual girl

An Australian man caught in a global sting to trap child sex predators using a virtual 10-year-old Filipina called Sweetie has been jailed, in what is thought to be the first conviction from the operation, reports said Wednesday.

Former Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam dead at 98

 Former Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam, a towering figure who led the nation through a period of massive change and remains the country`s only leader to be sacked, died Tuesday aged 98.

Eye on top spot, Australia fret over selections
Eye on top spot, Australia fret over selections

Australia are fretting over the composition of their final XI as Michael Clarke and his men embark on their journey to reclaim the world number one ranking in the two-test series against Pakistan starting on Wednesday.