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Male Muslim students excused from shaking hands with women at Australian school

Male Muslim students at a public school in Australia can refuse to shake hands with women to adhere to their faith.

PSL match-fixing row: My son did nothing wrong, says Sharjeel Khan's father

PSL match-fixing row: My son did nothing wrong, says Sharjeel Khan's father

PCB has provisionally suspended Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif under its Anti-Corruption Code as part of an ongoing investigation.

Australia battles 50 fires in heat wave, sparking warning, blackout fears

Australian emergency services were bracing against "potentially catastrophic" fire conditions on Saturday, as firefighters battled nearly 50 blazes in the state of New South Wales, sweltering in a heat wave sweeping the country`s east coast.

Australian PM under threat from party split as shift to the right grows

Australian PM under threat from party split as shift to the right grows

A prominent member of Australia`s government is set to defect to form his own conservative party.

BOOM! Glenn Maxwell hits incredible reverse-sweep six against Imad Wasim – Watch Video

BOOM! Glenn Maxwell hits incredible reverse-sweep six against Imad Wasim – Watch Video

Maxwell was second highest top scorer for the hosts after David Warner's incredible knock of 130 runs off 119 balls.

Australia vs Pakistan, 4th ODI — As it happened...

Australia vs Pakistan, 4th ODI — As it happened...

Welcome to our coverage of 4th ODI between Australia and Pakistan in Sydney.

AUS vs PAK: Josh Hazlewood praises Pakistan, Mohammad Amir for 'good bowling' in first two ODIs

AUS vs PAK: Josh Hazlewood praises Pakistan, Mohammad Amir for 'good bowling' in first two ODIs

Pakistan bowlers prevented the hosts from setting mammoth targets in both ODIs as they wrecked havoc on the Australian top-order.

WATCH: David Warner rips Pakistani bowlers apart to register 2nd fastest Test half-century ever

WATCH: David Warner rips Pakistani bowlers apart to register 2nd fastest Test half-century ever

Eventually, Australia defeated Pakistan by 220 runs to clinch three-match series 3-0 and thus claim 2nd spot in ICC Test rankings

Australia vs Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq & Co slip to fifth spot in ICC Test ranking following 3-0 series whitewash

Australia vs Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq & Co slip to fifth spot in ICC Test ranking following 3-0 series whitewash

The Misbah-ul-Haq-led side lost five points to finish with 97 points after the series, just one point ahead of New Zealand and Sri Lanka.

Aus vs Pak: 36 runs away from 10,000 club, Younus Khan says no to retirement as milestone beckons

Aus vs Pak: 36 runs away from 10,000 club, Younus Khan says no to retirement as milestone beckons

Younus, said he would want to carry on playing test cricket even if he was not quite so close to the 10,000 run milestone.

Australia vs Pakistan, 3rd Test, Day 4: Chasing a mammoth 465-run target, visitors 55/1 at stumps

Australia vs Pakistan, 3rd Test, Day 4: Chasing a mammoth 465-run target, visitors 55/1 at stumps

Warner needed just 23 balls to score his half century- two more than the record set by Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq against the Australians in Abu Dhabi in 2014

Australia vs Pakistan, 3rd Test: 'Concussed' Aussie opener Matthew Renshaw out of Sydney Test

Australia vs Pakistan, 3rd Test: 'Concussed' Aussie opener Matthew Renshaw out of Sydney Test

The rookie was struck on the helmet while fielding close in to the bat on Thursday`s third day and taken from the field for observation.

Australia vs Pakistan, 3rd Test, Day 3: Younis Khan hits ton but visitors reel on 271-8 at stumps

Australia vs Pakistan, 3rd Test, Day 3: Younis Khan hits ton but visitors reel on 271-8 at stumps

The 39-year-old Pakistan great became the first batsman to score Test hundreds in 11 countries, also his first century since October.

Elderly Australian kills cellmate with sandwitch toaster

An elderly Australian man serving time for killing his wife and two grandchildren was charged today with the murder of a fellow inmate after an apparent attack with a sandwich toaster.

Australia vs Pakistan, 3rd Test: Australia to play with two spinners, Misbah-ul-Haq still assessing last defeat

Australia vs Pakistan, 3rd Test: Australia to play with two spinners, Misbah-ul-Haq still assessing last defeat

Spinners Steve O`Keefe and Ashton Agar have been included in a 13-man squad for a Sydney Cricket Ground wicket that is expected to turn.

Burning van rams Australian Christian Lobby office in Sydney

A burning van has hit the headquarters of an Australian Christian lobby group, with the organisation's head saying the group had received death threats this year.

Third strong quake in two weeks hits off Solomon Islands

Third strong quake in two weeks hits off Solomon Islands

The quake hit at 4.46 PM (1116 IST) at a depth of 39 kilometres about 83 kilometres west-northwest of Kirakira, the US Geological Survey added.

Solomon Islands rocked by another major earthquake

The Solomon Islands were rattled by a 6.9 magnitude earthquake on Saturday, just a day after hundreds of people along the coast fled into the hills following a 7.8 magnitude tremor. 

Sydney bomb plot: 2 jailed on terror charges

Two men who planned to bomb a Shia prayer hall in Sydney and had threatened to stab people in the kidneys were sentenced today to 20 years in prison.

Australia vs New Zealand: Kiwi fielders mess up big time in funniest ever two runs in cricket — WATCH

Australia vs New Zealand: Kiwi fielders mess up big time in funniest ever two runs in cricket — WATCH

Thanks to Smith's epic 164 off 157 balls, Australia, batting first, set a 325-run target for the Kiwis in the first ODI at Sydney Cricket Ground.