The Iraqi city of Mosul, which is held by Islamic State movement fighters, today became the second terrorist hot-spot to be declared off-limits to Australians under new counterterrorism laws aimed deterring foreign fighters.
Australia Sunday said it was trialling a "world first" system with Malaysia and Indonesia that increases the tracking of aircraft over remote oceans, allowing authorities to quickly react to abnormal situations such as the disappearance of MH370.
Veteran slow-bowler Daniel Vettori was hailed on Sunday as the "unsung hero" of New Zealand`s knife-edge one-wicket World Cup win over Australia for applying the brakes on the four-time champions just when they threatened a run rampage.
Australia captain Michael Clarke attributed an over-emphasis on attack as the reason behind his team`s poor batting performance in the one-wicket loss to New Zealand in the World Cup Pool A match at Eden Park on Saturday.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be a happy skipper of the Indian cricket team who look solid as an unit and are delivering the goods to their liking. India overcame minnows United Arab Emirates in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2015 in a Pool B encounter in Perth on Saturday. The nine-wicket victory sees the Asian giants at the summit of their group.
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum was cleared of serious injury after taking a nasty crack to the forearm from Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson during a cricket World Cup Pool A encounter here Saturday.
In a much-awaited clash between the co-hosts, New Zealand beat Australia by one wicket in a low-scoring thriller. While defending a small total of 151, Australian bowlers never lost hopes and fought till the end to make a match out of nowhere.
One of the most fierce cricketing rivalries will play out in what is expected to be a crackling contest when four-time champions Australia lock horns with underdogs-turned-contenders New Zealand in a group A match of the ICC World Cup here on Saturday.
Court proceedings in the case of an Australian woman charged with the capital crime of drug trafficking in Malaysia were pushed back by a month Friday due to delays completing a chemist report on the alleged contraband.
Narrowly missing out on a spot in Australia's World Cup squad, Indian-origin pacer Gurinder Singh Sandhu is nonetheless excited at the prospect of playing alongside Zaheer Khan in the upcoming IPL and "learn the art of reverse swing" from the wily seamer.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Thursday offered a glimmer of hope for two men facing imminent execution in Indonesia after phoning President Joko Widodo, who he said was "carefully considering his position".
Afghanistan's latest cricket sensation Hamid Hassan found his way into the pages of the popular US daily the 'Wall Street Journal' after his somersaulting antics post Kumar Sangakkara's wicket in their match against Sri Lanka caught the attention of one and all.