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Tornadoes, huge hailstones wreak havoc in Australia

Canberra: Tornadoes and a thunderstorm “supercell” swept across Australia’s Queensland state, with reports of four people injured by tennis ball-sized hailstones, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said on Friday. The dangerous weather system hit the state’s south-east on Thursday, reports the BBC. One tornado struck Tansey, a town 250 km north of Brisbane, snapping trees […]

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Huawei, ZTE banned from providing 5G technology equipment in Australia

Beijing: Chinese tech company Huawei and ZTE were banned from providing 5G technology equipment to Australia on Thursday, prompting China to call the move “politically motivated”. Huawei made a statement on Twitter, saying that the Australian government had made the move despite the Chinese firm “safely and securely” delivering wireless technology in the country for […]

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Giant prehistoric shark teeth found in Australia

Canberra: A group of Australian researchers discovered a set of teeth that belonged to a giant prehistoric shark from about 25 million years ago, authorities announced on Thursday. The fossilised teeth of the extinct mega-toothed shark Carcharocles angustidens, which could grow up to 9 metres long, were found by paleontologists from Museums Victoria and a […]

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Kohli grabs top spot in ICC Test batting rankings

London: India captain Virat Kohli on Sunday became the top-ranked batsman in Test cricket for the first time in his career as he ended Australian Steven Smith’s reign of nearly 32 months. Kohli scored 149 and 51 in India’s 31-run defeat in the first Test in Birmingham against England and has gone up by 31 […]

More Aussies implanting heart-shock devices for cardiac death prevention

Sydney: More Australians are implanting in their bodies life-saving devices that prevent cardiac death, but it is unclear whether the trend reflects an increasing need for the implants or a heightened awareness of risk factors for the heart-linked sudden deaths, according to latest Australian research. The implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD), which work by delivering an […]

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Archbishop gets 1 year in prison for concealing child sex abuse

Canberra: A Catholic archbishop in Australia was on Tuesday given a maximum sentence of 12 months in detention for concealing child sexual abuse in the 1970s. Philip Wilson, now archbishop of Adelaide, is the most senior Catholic globally to be convicted of the crime, the BBC reported. He was found guilty by a court in […]

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Scientists identify gene that helps treat cancer

Canberra: The gene that strengthens the human immunity system has been identified by Australian scientists, it was revealed on Monday. The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)identified the gene that plays a critical role in regulating the body’s immune response to infection including cancer and diabetes. The gene has existed for 500 million years. […]

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Giant dead whale removed from Australian beach

Sydney: A massive 18-tonne whale was removed from an Australian beach on Thursday, with authorities fearing the animal would soon explode. At almost 13 metres long, the female humpback became stranded at the Big Hill Beach near Crescent Head, 430 km north of Sydney, late Wednesday, reports Xinhua news agency. With the animal beginning to […]

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Denmark, Australia grind out a 1-1 draw in Group C tie

Samara: Australia held Denmark 1-1 in a Group C game here on Thursday to keep alive their chances of making it to the pre-quarterfinals of the FIFA World Cup. Australia, who had lost 1-2 to France in their opening match, got their goal from a penalty conversion by captain Mile Jedinak in the 38th minute […]

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Australia slips to 34-year low ranking on ICC's latest ODI rankings

Melbourne: Australia slipped to a 34-year low, dropping to the sixth position on the ICC’s latest ODI rankings table after losing the opening two fixtures of the ongoing five-match rubber against England. The Kangaroos will need to win at least one of the three remaining games in the series to climb back above Pakistan to […]

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New Aussie coach Langer rates India tour as 'ultimate' challenge

Melbourne: Minutes after being appointed Australia coach across all formats, former Test opener Justin Langer said his team’s greatest challenge awaits in India three years from now. Langer was on Wednesday unveiled as the head coach on a four-year contract, that will see him at the helm in two Ashes Series, a World Cup and […]

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CWG 2018: India finishes third with 26 gold medals

Bhubaneswar/Gold Coast (Australia): With 26 gold medals, India has finished at number three at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) which concludes today at Gold Coast in Australia. India managed to win just one gold medal and four silver medals on the final day after clinching eight golds yesterday. India has bagged 26 gold, 20 silver […]

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CWG 2018: Gold rush for India on penultimate day

Gold Coast (Australia): Indian athletes clinched as many as eight gold medals on the penultimate day of the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) being held in Gold Coast in Australia. India has 59 medals in total with 25 gold medals in the games so far. India has won 16 silver and 18 bronze medals till now […]

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Wrestler Pooja takes silver at CWG

Gold Coast (Australia): India’s Pooja Dhanda finished with the silver medal in the women’s 57 kilogram wrestling category at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Friday. Pooja lost 5-7 to defending champion Odunayo Adekuoroye of Nigeria in the final. The Nigerian had won the title at the 2014 CWG in Glasgow as well. In […]

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CWG 2018: Shooter Anish Bhanwala wins 16th gold for India

Gold Coast (Australia): Indian shooter Anish Bhanwala clinched gold in Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol competition at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Gold Coast on Friday. With this, India continues to stay at third position in medal rankings with 16 gold, 6 silver and 11 bronze. Anish scored 30 points in the finals to […]

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