AUSTRALIA

Million dead fish cause environmental stink in Australia

Million dead fish cause environmental stink in Australia

January 14, 2019 12:25 pm

Sydney: As many as a million fish are believed to have died along the banks of a major river system in drought-battered eastern Australia, and the authorities warned Monday (Jan 14) of more deaths to come. The banks of the Murray-Darling Rivers are thick with rotten fish, with officials putting the number of dead at […]

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Australian police arrest man for sending suspicious parcels to foreign consulates

Australian police arrest man for sending suspicious parcels to foreign consulates

January 10, 2019 10:49 am

Melbourne: A 48-year-old man has been arrested by Australian Police for allegedly sending dozens of suspicious packages reportedly containing asbestos to diplomatic missions here, including the Indian consulate. Savas Avan was arrested at his home in Shepparton on Wednesday night hours after at least 10 consulates in Melbournewere forced into lockdown due to suspicious packages. […]

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India Australia Test: We will battle for a draw tomorrow, says Peter Handscomb

India Australia Test: We will battle for a draw tomorrow, says Peter Handscomb

January 6, 2019 3:07 pm

Sydney: The series is virtually in India’s pocket after Australia were enforced a follow-on for the first time in 31 years at home but batsman Peter Handscomb Sunday said they will try to salvage some pride by saving the fourth Test on the final day on Monday. Handscomb said the nearly-washed out day four of […]

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India Australia Fourth Test: Injured Ashwin, Ishant to miss out as India chase history

India Australia Fourth Test: Injured Ashwin, Ishant to miss out as India chase history

January 2, 2019 2:15 pm

Sydney: India’s unwavering pursuit of history hit a minor glitch in 11th hour injury concerns but Virat Kohli’s men will still walk in as overwhelming favourites against a faltering Australia in the fourth and final Test starting Thursday. Leading 2-1 in the four-match series, India remain firm favourites to make it 3-1 at the Sydney […]

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Australian Open develops new extreme heat policy

December 29, 2018 6:40 pm

Melbourne: Officials have scrapped the use of wet bulb globe temperature readings for next month’s Australian Open which should result in more matches suspended or delayed by Melbourne’s notoriously hot, dry and often windy conditions in January. The wet bulb index is a measure of the heat stress in direct sunlight, which takes into account temperature, humidity, wind speed, […]

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Cricket Australia warns MCG fans against racist chants Report

Cricket Australia warns MCG fans against racist chants: Report

December 28, 2018 3:45 pm

Melbourne: Cricket Australia Friday warned a section of the MCG crowd after it emerged that Indian cricketers were subjected to racist chants in the ongoing third Test here, a media report has claimed. According to ‘ESPNCricinfo’, CA received several complaints of racial taunts directed towards Indian players and fans during the first two days of the third […]

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Australia swelters in record-breaking heatwave

Australia swelters in record-breaking heatwave

December 28, 2018 2:47 pm

Sydney: Australia’s vast continent is sizzling through extreme heatwave conditions this week, with temperatures reaching record highs and emergency services on high alert for bushfires. The mercury is up to 16 degree Celsius (60.8 degrees Fahrenheit) higher than usual for this time of the year for southern Australia, with numerous towns setting new December records, […]

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Christmas dashed for residents of Sydney 'cracking' tower

Christmas dashed for residents of Sydney ‘cracking’ tower

December 25, 2018 1:53 pm

Sydney: Some residents of a recently completed Sydney high-rise apartment block were Tuesday spending their Christmas in makeshift camps, after they were evacuated by authorities when “cracking noises” in the building were heard. Hundreds of people in the 38-storey Opal Tower in the Sydney Olympic Park and other nearby buildings were told to leave their homes on Monday after reports of “cracking noises”. Some two-thirds […]

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Journalists become increasing 'targets' for killings: watchdog

Journalists become increasing ‘targets’ for killings: watchdog

December 19, 2018 2:48 pm

Washington: Journalists faced growing dangers of being targeted for killing for their work in 2018 even as the risks from war and conflict declined, a media watchdog said Wednesday. The Committee to Protect Journalists said 34 of the 53 journalists killed on duty this year around the world were “singled out for murder.” “The number […]

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Software engineer among 2 drown off beach in Australia

Software engineer among 2 drown off beach in Australia

December 18, 2018 10:49 pm

Hyderabad: A software engineer and another man from Telangana drowned off a beach in Australia while trying to rescue three teenagers trapped in strong tides, family members said Tuesday. ‘Syed Rahat (35), a software engineer from Hyderabad and working in Sydney, along with Ghouse (45) drowned, while 28-year-old Junaid is missing,’Ali, a relative of Rahat […]

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