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US police chief resigns amid uproar over fatal shooting of Australian

US police chief resigns amid uproar over fatal shooting of Australian

A US police chief has resigned amid an uproar over the death of an unarmed Australian woman who had called to report a possible sexual assault and was shot by a responding officer.

Harmanpreet Kaur's 171: When a woman showed world how the 'Gentleman's game' is played

Harmanpreet Kaur's 171: When a woman showed world how the 'Gentleman's game' is played

2017 The Women's World Cup semi-final witnessed one of the finest innings ever in the sport after India's Harmanpreet Kaur slammed a 115-ball 171 against defending champions Australia at Derby.

Humans reached Australia 65,000 years ago: Study

The site was last excavated nearly 30 years ago by a group of archaeologists, who suggested that the site was between 50,000 and 60,000 years old, considered to be one of the first human settlements in Australia.

Malabar Naval exercises won't help India: CPI-M

"What the Malabar exercise symbolizes is India's becoming a full-fledged military partner of the US strategy in Asia which is directed towards containing China," said an editorial in the CPI-M journal People's Democracy. 

Bellicose China mounting expansionist policy: US Republican Party

"While tensions between China and Taiwan have persisted since the 1950s, China has now mounted an aggressive and expansionist policy towards other nations in the region in order to enlarge their sphere of influence," the Republican Study Committee said in its report yesterday as the House of Representatives initiated steps to pass the annual budget.

Women's World Cup: India need to find extra level to beat Australia, says Mithali Raj

Women's World Cup: India need to find extra level to beat Australia, says Mithali Raj

A last-game victory over New Zealand secured India`s place in the knockout stages, a performance that was arguably its best in the competition, bowling out the White Ferns for just 79.

Australian state prepares for drought after driest June

Australian state prepares for drought after driest June

According to a new threshold introduced by Premier Daniel Andrews, Victoria begins preparations for drought when dams sink to 60 per cent full, compared to the previous threshold of 54.1 per cent.

Australia condemns Amarnath attack; discusses cooperation in key areas with India

In a series of tweets on the meeting, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Gopal Baglay said Swaraj welcomed Bishop for framework dialogue of foreign ministers.

Australia to make it easier to deploy military for 'terrorist incidents'

The government said in a statement that state and territory police forces remained the best first response, but the military could offer additional support to enhance their capabilities.

Mithali Raj calls on team to step up ahead of New Zealand clash

Mithali Raj calls on team to step up ahead of New Zealand clash

Raj made ODI history in Bristol on Wednesday but it was Australia who booked its place in the semi-finals of the prestigious tournament at The County Ground.

India trying to join Wassenaar and Australia group

Twenty-eight states are common members of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), the Australia Group, the Wassenaar Agreement and the NSG -- the four non-proliferation groups.

 

Cardinal Pell on his way home to Australia to face abuse charges: Media

Cardinal Pell on his way home to Australia to face abuse charges: Media

Australian police charged Cardinal George Pell late last month, making the Vatican economy minister the highest-ranking Church official to face such accusations. 

PM Narendra Modi leaves for home as G20 Summit concludes

PM Narendra Modi leaves for home as G20 Summit concludes

"Goodbye Hamburg! PM emplanes for Delhi after a successful visit to Israel and G20 Summit," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay tweeted.
 

Great Barrier Reef left off UNESCO's 'in danger list'

Great Barrier Reef left off UNESCO's 'in danger list'

Australia`s management of the Great Barrier Reef has come under sustained criticism amid the biggest ever coral die-off as a result of the strongest El Nino in 20 years, a weather event that scientists believe is exacerbated by climate change.

ICC Women's World Cup 2017: Australia, India eye semi-finals berth as West Indies suffer humiliation against South Africa

ICC Women's World Cup 2017: Australia, India eye semi-finals berth as West Indies suffer humiliation against South Africa

Australia made New Zealand pay for a below-par total by reaching a target of 220 for the loss of five wickets with eight balls to spare at Bristol. India were held to 169 for nine by Pakistan at Derby only to bowl out their arch-rivals for just 74 for a 95-run win, with left-arm spinner Ekta Bisht taking five for 18.

Militant video purports to show westerners held in Mali

President Emmanuel Macron said France and its African partners must work together to wipe out Islamist militants, at the opening of the summit in Mali's capital Bamako.

 

ICC Women's World Cup 2017: Megh Lanning's century trumps Chamari Atapattu's 178 as Australia beat Sri Lanka

The Sri Lanka number three made an unbeaten 178 -- the third highest individual score in a women`s one-day international -- in a seemingly competitive total of 257 for nine.

Chinese paper says Australia spying on embassy, monitoring citizens

Australia has been spying on China`s embassy and "harassing" Chinese people to provide intelligence, an influential state-run newspaper said on Thursday, citing a security source.

Australia accused of spying on China: Chinese media

An investigation by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Fairfax Media found the country's political elite had been warned two years ago about taking donations from two billionaires with links to the Chinese Communist Party.

Australia, United States begin their biggest joint military exercise

The exercises involving 33,000 US and Australian troops on board battleships equipped with strike jets, comes as tension over China's more assertive activity, particularly in the disputed South China Sea, has raised fears of confrontation.