Australian batsman Phil Hughes passes away after head injury

Australian batsman Phillip Hughes passed away today after succumbing to his injuries sustained during a domestic match when he was hit by a bouncer, Cricket Australia said. He was 25.

Phil Hughes: World cricket is deprived of another gem
Phil Hughes: World cricket is deprived of another gem

Phillip Hughes was in contention to make the Australian Test squad for the forthcoming four-match Test series against India.

Australia mulls tighter foreign property investment rules

An Australian parliamentary committee Thursday recommended strengthening rules on foreign investment in the country`s booming housing market, calling enforcement of the current framework "severely lacking".

Greats say Australia-India Test should go ahead
Greats say Australia-India Test should go ahead

Cricket greats Allan Border and Ian Healy on Thursday said Australia`s Test against India next week should go ahead despite players struggling to deal with Phillip Hughes` shocking head injury.

Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes' fight for life enters third day
Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes' fight for life enters third day

Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes remains in an induced coma on Thursday after spending a second night in a Sydney, with the local ambulance service now under scrutiny for their response to the accident.

China asks US for help in hunting down fugitives

A senior Chinese diplomat on Wednesday called on the US and other Western countries to put aside their wariness of China's justice system and work with Beijing to send back officials who have absconded overseas with ill-gained loot.

Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt's explosive fight in Australia
Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt's explosive fight in Australia

 Photos of Hollywood star couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie appearing to have a tense exchange at a Sydney hotel last week have emerged.

Formal inquiry urged into Australian military academy abuse

Australia should hold a public inquiry into abuse at a prestigious military academy, a long-awaited report into disturbing mistreatment within the defence force found Wednesday.

AB De Villiers believes Proteas are among World Cup favorites
AB De Villiers believes Proteas are among World Cup favorites

South Africa ODI captain AB de Villiers believes that his team would be favourites for the World Cup, despite suffering a 4-1 series loss to Australia on Sunday.

Australian defence minister back-paddles on canoe comment

Australia`s Defence Minister David Johnston Wednesday backtracked on comments in which he said a government shipbuilding firm could not be trusted to "build a canoe", amid calls that he be sacked.

Australia working on new drift modelling for MH370 wreckage

Australia is working on new drift modelling to expand the geographical area in which wreckage from missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 may come ashore, the Australian search coordinator said on Wednesday. 

UAE secure Gulf Cup third place with win over Oman
UAE secure Gulf Cup third place with win over Oman

Deposed Gulf Cup champions United Arab Emirates claimed third place in this year`s event with a 1-0 win over Oman on Tuesday thanks to tournament top scorer Ali Mabkhout`s fifth goal.

DNA: Why former PM wasn't examined on coal scam; special court asks CBI

The CBI was asked by a special court as to whether it has examined former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who was then holding coal portfolio, during its probe in the coal blocks allocation scam case.
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Michael Clarke has no plans to ease up despite injuries
Michael Clarke has no plans to ease up despite injuries

Australian skipper Michael Clarke insisted Tuesday he has no plans to retire from either Test or one-day cricket despite injuries increasingly hampering his availability.

Stuart Lancaster backs George Ford to shine against Australia
Stuart Lancaster backs George Ford to shine against Australia

England head coach Stuart Lancaster on Monday confirmed George Ford will stay at fly-half for Saturday`s clash against Australia.

Injury setback for Steve Smith ahead of Test series against India
Injury setback for Steve Smith ahead of Test series against India

 Steve Smith was ruled out of Tuesday's Sheffield Shield match but is still likely to play for Australia in the first Test against India, starting Dec 4, after picking up a quad strain, Cricket Australia announced Monday.

Indians make a splash in Victoria state elections

In a bid to make their presence felt in the Australian political landscape, Victorian-Indians are actively taking part in the upcoming state elections by contesting, campaigning and participating in the polls.

Australian mother charged after baby survives five days in drain

An Australian mother was Monday charged with attempted murder after her newborn baby was found crying at the bottom of a roadside drain in Sydney, where police believe he survived for five days.

Real Madrid to play at Australia`s 100,000-seat MCG
Real Madrid to play at Australia`s 100,000-seat MCG

European champions Real Madrid will headline a pre-season international tournament at Australia`s 100,000-capacity Melbourne Cricket Ground next year, organisers said on Monday.

Michael Clarke, Josh Hazlewood in Australia Test squad for India
Michael Clarke, Josh Hazlewood in Australia Test squad for India

Selectors included injured skipper Michael Clarke and uncapped paceman Josh Hazlewood in a 12-man Australia squad on Monday for next month`s opening Test against India in Brisbane.