Australian boy fitted with world's first diabetic insulin pump

 An eight-year-old boy from the Australian city of Brisbane has been fitted with the world's first device to reduce his risk of a hypoglycaemic attack -- a medical emergency that results in an abnormally diminished content of glucose in the blood, a media report said on Wednesday.

Australian Olympic Committee backs study for 2028 bid
Australian Olympic Committee backs study for 2028 bid

The Australian Olympic Committee has given its backing to a study looking into a possible Brisbane-centred bid to host the 2028 Summer Games.

David Warner was cabbie for Kerala team in Brisbane before cricket stardom
David Warner was cabbie for Kerala team in Brisbane before cricket stardom

Swashbuckling opening batsman David Warner used to assist regular driver of the Australian cricket Institute's van in Brisbane before attaining international recognition as an explosive batsman.

Cricket World Cup: Brendan Taylor can`t comprehend Zimababwe's loss to Pakistan
Cricket World Cup: Brendan Taylor can`t comprehend Zimababwe's loss to Pakistan

Zimbabwe wicketkeeper Brendan Taylor said he couldn`t comprehend his team`s 20-run loss to Pakistan at the World Cup in Brisbane on Sunday.

Cricket World Cup: Relieved Misbah-ul-Haq tells Pakistan batsmen to shape-up
Cricket World Cup: Relieved Misbah-ul-Haq tells Pakistan batsmen to shape-up

Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq told his batsmen to shape-up or ship out of the World Cup after the 1992 champions scraped a 20-run win over Zimbabwe on Sunday.

ICC World Cup: Zimbabwe skipper Elton Chigumbura injured
ICC World Cup: Zimbabwe skipper Elton Chigumbura injured

Zimbabwe skipper Elton Chigumbura was helped off the field Sunday in the 24th over of their cricket World Cup Pool B encounter against Pakistan with a suspected torn quadricep.

Cricket World Cup: Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 20 runs for first win
Cricket World Cup: Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 20 runs for first win

Embattled Pakistan finally opened their account in the cricket World Cup as they laboured to a narrow 20-run win over a spirited Zimbabwe in a Pool B match here on Sunday.

ICC World Cup 2015: Ireland see off United Arab Emirates in thriller
ICC World Cup 2015: Ireland see off United Arab Emirates in thriller

Ireland held their nerve to beat the United Arab Emirates by two wickets with just four balls to spare at Brisbane`s Gabba Ground on Wednesday as they moved a step closer to the quarter-finals of the World Cup.

ICC World Cup 2015: Khurram Khan eyes UAE success against Ireland
ICC World Cup 2015: Khurram Khan eyes UAE success against Ireland

The United Arab Emirates believe their Pool B match against Ireland in Brisbane on Wednesday offers them a "wonderful opportunity" of a World Cup win, according to batsman Khurram Khan.

ICC World Cup: Australia-Bangladesh abandoned due to rain
ICC World Cup: Australia-Bangladesh abandoned due to rain

The cricket World Cup match between Australia and Bangladesh was on Saturday abandoned without a ball being bowled after persistent heavy rain drenched the Gabba ground in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Marcia and rendered it unsuitable for the game.

World Cup waiting game in storm-hit Brisbane
World Cup waiting game in storm-hit Brisbane

Organisers will delay as long as possible a decision on whether or not Saturday`s World Cup match between Australia and Bangladesh at storm-battered Brisbane will go-ahead once the devastation from Tropical Cyclone Marcia has been assessed.

ICC World Cup: Cyclone Marcia clears path for Aussie assault
ICC World Cup: Cyclone Marcia clears path for Aussie assault

Australia could unleash pace quartet Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins on Bangladesh in Brisbane on Saturday but wicketkeeper Brad Haddin admits they are at the mercy of Tropical Cyclone Marcia.

Brett Lee hopes for fast pitches in World Cup
Brett Lee hopes for fast pitches in World Cup

Former Australian fast bowler Brett Lee Friday said the upcoming ICC World Cup, starting Feb 14, could suffer if curators around the country produced the same flat wickets that were a part of the last few Test and One-Day International (ODI) series in Australia.

PM Modi to visit France in April; invites French companies

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday invited French companies to take advantage of "Make in India" programme in various sectors while pointing out the liberalised FDI regime in India.

Australia's Michael Clarke continues comeback in Brisbane
Australia's Michael Clarke continues comeback in Brisbane

Australia captain Michael Clarke continued his push to prove his fitness ahead of the cricket World Cup by bowling two overs and fielding in multiple positions in a warm-up match against Bangladesh on Thursday.

Australian reporter Greste arrives in Brisbane

Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste arrived home in Australia on Wednesday after his release from Egypt where he was detained for more than 400 days, an AFP reporter at Brisbane airport said.

Freed Australian reporter Greste arrives in Brisbane

 Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste arrived home in Australia on Thursday after his release from Egypt where he was detained for more than 400 days, an AFP reporter at Brisbane airport said.

Liverpool, Everton boost for Australian football
Liverpool, Everton boost for Australian football

English Premier League giants Liverpool and Everton will move to strengthen ties with Australian football following significant announcements Wednesday.

Tri-series, India vs England: I don't think we batted well, says MS Dhoni
Tri-series, India vs England: I don't think we batted well, says MS Dhoni

His decision to bat first backfired on Tuesday as India were dismissed for a paltry 153 against England and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni put the blame on his batsmen for their nine-wicket loss in their second ODI of the cricket tri-series here.

ODI tri-series, Match 3: India vs England - As it happened...
ODI tri-series, Match 3: India vs England - As it happened...

England thrashed India by 9 wickets in Match 3 of the ODI tri-series at the Gabba