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5.7-magnitude quake hits off Vanuatu

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake hit northwest of the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu today, the US Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

New Zealand and Australia still pounded by ex-Cyclone Debbie

New Zealand and Australia still pounded by ex-Cyclone Debbie

Wellington/Sydney: Thousands of people at the top of New Zealand's North Island were told to evacuate on Thursday while an Australian town is forecast to be underwater later in the day as the tail end of Cyclone Debbie continues to cause major flooding.

Australia to begin evacuating cyclone-hit island resorts

Australia to begin evacuating cyclone-hit island resorts

Emergency services plan to evacuate thousands of people stranded on resort islands with water supplies running low in Australia's tropical northeast on Thursday, two days after Cyclone Debbie tore through the region. 

Thousands flee as Cyclone Debbie bears down on Australia

Thousands of Australians abandoned their homes as a powerful cyclone bore down on coastal towns in Queensland on Monday, while others ignored authorities' advice to evacuate with winds forecast to reach up to 300 km per hour (185 mph).

Plane lands safely in Australia after propeller falls off

A passenger plane has landed safely after one of its two propellers fell off in an extraordinary emergency as it approached Sydney's main airport.

Aussie beer boycott over Christian gay marriage video

The Bible Society said the video -- part of a campaign to mark its 200th anniversary -- was not specifically sponsored by Coopers but that it is a supporter of the charity.
 

Australia-Indonesia restore full military ties

Australia and Indonesia announced the full restoration of military ties Sunday as the countries` leaders held talks following a brief spat over teaching material deemed offensive to Jakarta.

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.