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Roads melting as Australian heat wave drags on

Records across South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria over the past week include 48.9 Celsius in Port Augusta, 47.8 Celsius in Andamooka and 46.4 Celsius in Griffith.

Jan 18, 2019, 15:26 PM IST

Australian authorities warn about heat as temperature soars

Australia, the world`s fourth largest wheat exporter, saw production of the grain fall to a 10-year low this year when dry weather wilted crops.

Jan 15, 2019, 11:26 AM IST

Don't get fooled by grass on MCG pitch: Australia opener Marcus Harris

Harris cited the example of a Sheffield Shield match between Victoria and New South Wales on the same pitch, where he thought the match would be over in "a day and a half" but ended up raising an unbeaten 250.

Dec 23, 2018, 19:32 PM IST

WACA head curator Brett Sipthorpe on green top: We are trying to produce bounciest wicket we can

Sipthorpe is aiming to produce a similar surface to what was used for the Sheffield Shield clash between Western Australia Cricket Association (WACA) and New South Wales last month. 

Dec 13, 2018, 16:52 PM IST

I'm really fascinated: Australian coach Justin Langer ahead of India clash on Perth wicket

Perth stadium curator Brett Sipthorpe has also expressed his belief that the clash may not even last five days considering the bowler-friendly conditions. 

Dec 11, 2018, 20:23 PM IST

Australian opener Usman Khawaja's brother arrested for framing Sri Lankan colleague in fake terror plot

New South Wales Police detained 39-year-old Arsalan Khawaja, the brother of Test cricketer Usman, over the alleged terror hit list.

Dec 04, 2018, 16:42 PM IST

Former Australia Test opener Cowan retires

The 35-year-old made his Test debut in the Boxing Day clash with India in 2011 but hasn't added to his 18 appearances since his last outing in 2013. 

Mar 07, 2018, 17:22 PM IST

Arjun Tendulkar reveals why he is not a hardcore batsman like his father

How come Arjun Tendulkar is not a hardcore batsman, just like his genius father? It's a question people have often wondered at.

Jan 12, 2018, 18:18 PM IST

Mitchell Starc sends Ashes alert with two hat-tricks in a Sheffield Shield match

The Aussie speedster became the first bowler to take two hat-tricks in one first-class match since 1978 and it has only been done on seven previous occasions in the format.

Nov 07, 2017, 15:07 PM IST

'Yes' for same-sex marriage vote is fairness: Australia PM Malcolm Turnbull

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Sunday said a "yes" vote in the upcoming same-sex marriage poll was a question of "fairness", the media reported.

Sep 10, 2017, 16:32 PM IST

Sydney to erect barricades to prevent vehicle attacks: Police

Australia's largest city was also considering more permanent measures such as bollards, garden beds or other landscaping features in Martin Place, which houses a war memorial, the headquarters of the Reserve Bank of Australia, the US Consulate General, a hotel and many luxury retail outlets.

Jun 23, 2017, 14:53 PM IST

Terror link as Pakistani killed in 'horrific' Australia attack

A Pakistani petrol station attendant was stabbed to death during an "absolutely horrific" crime spree in Australia, authorities said, fearing Friday that the attack was terror-linked.

Apr 07, 2017, 13:02 PM IST

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.

Feb 20, 2017, 14:02 PM IST

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.

Feb 11, 2017, 10:16 AM IST

Australian heatwave causes firms to power down, Sydney braces for blackouts

Major energy users on Australia`s east coast shut down on Friday

Feb 10, 2017, 13:40 PM IST

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.

Dec 09, 2016, 10:44 AM IST

ISIS sympathizer arrested on charges of stabbing in Sydney

An alleged ISIS sympathizer has been arrested in the Sydney suburb of Minto for stabbing a 59-year old man and attempting to attack an officer in what the police described as a terrorist act.

Sep 11, 2016, 13:04 PM IST

Scorpene leak: Court restrains newspaper from publishing data

French company DCNS has obtained a court order restricting `The Australian` from further publishing leaked documents on India`s Scorpene submarine project.

Aug 30, 2016, 15:02 PM IST

Racist graffiti, swastika symbols appear in Australia beach

The Australian Police found about 15 swastika symbols drawn on the footpath, bus stops, poles, benches and electrical boxes, the ABC reported.

Aug 11, 2016, 08:54 AM IST

Baby seal rescued from fishing net on Australian beach – Watch adorable video!

 In the video, the panicked baby seal was seen running towards the ocean as soon as a man freed him using a knife.

Aug 01, 2016, 12:29 PM IST