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Shah Rukh Khan wins La Trobe doctorate for humanitarian work

Shah Rukh has said that he has "experienced firsthand the superficiality of social values that place a woman's appearance before her inner worth."

Aug 09, 2019, 12:13 PM IST

Melbourne to continue to host Australian Grand Prix until 2025

Australia is part of the motor-sport history as the country has been hosting Formula 1 World Championship since 1985.

Jul 19, 2019, 13:33 PM IST

Melbourne to launch Uber Air pilot program

"Test flights (are) due to start from 2020 and plans for commercial operations (will) commence from 2023," Uber announced in a statement, reported Efe news. Dallas and Los Angeles in the US are the other two pilot cities.

Jun 12, 2019, 13:43 PM IST

One dead in shooting outside Australia nightclub, three injured

Sunday`s shooting took place around 3.20 a.m. in the lively entertainment district of Melbourne`s southeastern suburb of Prahran, police said.

Apr 14, 2019, 12:27 PM IST

Former Vatican Treasurer George Pell jailed for six years for sexually abusing choir boys

Pell is the most senior Catholic worldwide to be convicted for child sex offences 

Mar 13, 2019, 08:23 AM IST

Formula One approves point for fastest lap from Australian Grand Prix

Formula One, which will mark its 1,000th race this year at the Chinese Grand Prix, awarded a point for the fastest lap over the first decade of its existence as a world championship from 1950-59.

Mar 12, 2019, 11:16 AM IST

Australia quick Josh Hazlewood confident he'll be fit for World Cup

The paceman, who has taken 72 wickets in 44 one-dayers, has been ruled out of the upcoming limited overs tour of India and the ODI series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates that follows. 

Feb 14, 2019, 09:19 AM IST

Formula 1 to hold first-ever season launch ahead of Australia Grand Prix

The free public event on Wednesday, March 13, will involve all 20 race drivers and the 10 team principals in the Melbourne's Federation Square. 

Jan 30, 2019, 10:49 AM IST

Australian Open: Epic Serena Williams win took toll, Karolina Pliskova says after Naomi Osaka loss

Pliskova was down 1-5 against Williams in the final set, before producing a fightback to claim a quarter-final win over the American great.

Jan 24, 2019, 16:17 PM IST

Australian Open: Petra Kvitova defeats Danielle Collins to reach women's final

The eighth seeded Czech will meet U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka, as she bids for her first Grand Slam triumph since claiming the second of her Wimbledon titles in 2014.

Jan 24, 2019, 12:58 PM IST

Battling Kei Nishikori faces big test against reigning Novak Djokovic

Nishikori overcame Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta in his third five-setter in four rounds on Monday and has spent nearly 14 hours on court at Melbourne, more than any other player.

Jan 23, 2019, 17:27 PM IST

Boris Becker urges Andy Murray to consider surgery in order to prolong career

Murray has struggled to regain form since undergoing a hip operation last January and was knocked out in the first round of the ongoing Australian Open. 

Jan 23, 2019, 11:30 AM IST

People should let him have his space: Kohli on Dhoni, after historic ODI series triumph against Australia

Veteran MS Dhoni, who was named as the man of the series, stepped up with a quality knock yet again following an early dismissal for the openers and skipper Virat Kohli. 

Jan 18, 2019, 18:43 PM IST

Maria Sharapova overcomes holder Caroline Wozniacki to reach Australian Open last-16

Sharapova will take on local hope Ashleigh Barty in the fourth round of the Australian Open.

Jan 18, 2019, 14:04 PM IST

Australian Open: Ashleigh Barty downs Maria Sakkari to reach last-16

Barty will come up against former world number one and former champion Maria Sharapova in the last-16 clash.

Jan 18, 2019, 13:45 PM IST

India vs Australia ODI: Yuzvendra Chahal registers best ODI bowling figures by a spinner Down Under

Chahal picked six wickets while conceding just 42 runs at the MCG, registering a dominant performance against the hosts, in a crucial clash. 

Jan 18, 2019, 12:55 PM IST

#10YearChallenge: After ICC's tribute, BCCI lauds 'captain cool' MS Dhoni's might

Dhoni recently contributed with a match-winning knock in India's six-wicket win against Australia, in the second ODI of the three-match series between the two nations on Tuesday.   

Jan 17, 2019, 10:03 AM IST

#10YearChallenge: ICC pays tribute to MS Dhoni after match-winning knock against Australia

Dhoni scored 55 runs in 54 deliveries, stitching an unbeaten 57-run stand off 34 balls with Dinesh Karthik, as the visitors emerged victorious after being handed a target of 299 with four balls to spare. 

Jan 16, 2019, 12:17 PM IST

Australian police investigate suspicious packages sent to diplomatic missions

It said the packages were sent to consulates in Melbourne and embassies in Canberra but did not provide a total number of affected sites or identify any of them.

Jan 09, 2019, 13:12 PM IST

BCCI announces cash awards for Team India members after historic win vs Australia

The BCCI will also be handing an amount equivalent to the pro-rata salary/professional fee to the non-coaching members of the Indian team's support staff. 

Jan 08, 2019, 16:14 PM IST