Ashamed to be Australian: Man Booker winner Richard Flanagan

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Noted author Richard Flanagan, who won the Man Booker prize 2014 for his book 'The Narrow Road to the Deep North', recently criticised the Australian government for its environmental policies.

Moscow challenges Abbott after Putin `shirtfront` threat

Moscow has thrown down the gauntlet to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott after he threatened to "shirtfront" President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit next month over the loss of Australian lives in the MH17 plane crash.

Wasim Akram urges struggling Misbah-ul Haq to say goodbye to ODIs
Wasim Akram urges struggling Misbah-ul Haq to say goodbye to ODIs

Former Pakistan cricket team captain Wasim Akram has urged struggling skipper Misbah-ul Haq to say good-bye to ODIs, while blaming a lack of international cricket and the absence of a system for developing young players for the team's disappointing defeats in recent months.

AB de Villiers believes South Africa have 'little bit of edge' over Australia
AB de Villiers believes South Africa have 'little bit of edge' over Australia

South Africa captain AB de Villiers is of the opinion that his team does have a little bit of an edge over Australia despite being wary of a backlash following their recent win in Zimbabwe.

AB de Villiers brands New Zealand as 'one of the favourites' to win next year's World Cup
AB de Villiers brands New Zealand as 'one of the favourites' to win next year's World Cup

South Africa cricket team captain AB de Villiers has branded New Zealand as one of the favourites to win next year's Cricket World Cup.

Australian-born baby denied refugee status

A baby born in Australia to asylum-seeker parents is not entitled to refugee status, a judge ruled Wednesday, in a case which advocates said will impact the fate of scores more children.

Australia says forces sent to Iraq standing idle in UAE over legal status

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday that 200 special forces sent to battle Islamic State militants in Iraq had not entered the country because Baghdad had not offered them sufficient legal protections.

Pilot avoids crowds before plane crashes in Australia

A pilot managed to navigate his falling plane away from crowds before crashing to death on to a house in a southeastern suburb of Melbourne Tuesday.

Controversial catch by Steven Smith creates stir

Steven Smith took a great catch to dismiss Fawad Alam in the third One-Day International (ODI) between Pakistan and Australia at Abu Dhabi.

Australian electric car sets new world speed record

An electric car made by Australian engineering students has reached a record speed of 106.9 km per hour (kph) over a distance of 500 km, becoming the fastest car of its type in the world, academic sources reported Tuesday.

UN to give evidence in Australian asylum seeker test case

Australia`s highest court gave the United Nations permission on Tuesday to give evidence in a groundbreaking legal challenge to the country`s power to intercept asylum seekers` boats outside its territorial waters. 

Australia fast-tracks visas for super rich

Australia said Tuesday it would introduce a "premium investor visa" to give immigrants permanent residency after a year if they invest Aus$15 million (US$13 million) in the country.

Australia to roll out red carpet for PM Narendra Modi in November

After mesmerising the United States of America, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to deliver a historic address to a joint sitting of federal Parliament when he visits Australia for the G20 summit in Brisbane in November.

Maneka asks Australian delegation to consider project of e-ricks driven by women

Emphasising on the need to support new employable trade for women, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Monday requested an Australian delegation to consider a project in Delhi on e-rickshaws driven by womenfolk.

Controversial catch by Steven Smith creates stir
Controversial catch by Steven Smith creates stir

The tactics Australian batsman Steve Smith's spectacular and highly unusual catch to dismiss Pakistan's batsman Fawad Alam during Sunday's dead-rubber ODI in Abu Dhabi has reportedly caused a lot of controversy.

Australia PM vows to `shirtfront` Putin at G20 over MH17

Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday vowed to "shirtfront", or confront, Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit next month over the loss of Australian lives in the MH17 crash over Ukraine.

Misbah-ul-Haq skipping 3rd ODI triggers speculation
Misbah-ul-Haq skipping 3rd ODI triggers speculation

The trouble-prone Pakistan cricket team dressing room was once again witness to some drama and it took PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan's intervention to diffuse the controversy generated by Misbah-ul-Haq's decision to rest from the third ODI against Australia.

Top ranking means nothing for World Cup, say Aussies
Top ranking means nothing for World Cup, say Aussies

Australia`s stand-in captain George Bailey admits that regaining the number one ranking will count for nothing once they launch their assault on the World Cup on home soil in February.

Shahid Afridi fears for Pakistan`s World Cup chances
Shahid Afridi fears for Pakistan`s World Cup chances

Stand-in captain Shahid Afridi believes Pakistan`s abysmal performance in their 3-0 rout by Australia will hurt the team`s chances at next year`s World Cup.

Australia beat Pakistan by one run for series sweep
Australia beat Pakistan by one run for series sweep

Glenn Maxwell bowled a maiden final over and got two wickets to seal a thrilling one-run win for Australia in the third and final one-day international against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.