Tag: Australia

Maradona declines offer to commentate with Pele

Rio de Janeiro: Maradona has declined an offer to join his long-time rival Pele as a guest commentator for Brazil’s friendly against Argentina in Australia next week. The Brazilian Football Confederation approached the Argentine legend earlier this month after securing exclusive broadcasting rights for Brazil’s international friendlies, Xinhua reported on Tuesday citing the Folha de […]

Passports of convicted Aussie pedophiles to be cancelled

Canberra: Convicted Australian pedophiles will have their passports cancelled and will be banned from travelling overseas under strict new laws designed to stop underage sex tourism. The laws, unveiled on Tuesday, will be formally introduced to Parliament later this week, and will affect up to 20,000 Australians currently on the National Child Offender Register, Xinhua […]

Australian researchers use silkworms to repair damaged eardrums

Melbourne: Silkworms could have the potential to repair damaged eardrums, a team of Australian researchers has found. The team of researchers, based in Melbourne and Perth, have developed a device that incorporated silk into the “ClearDrum” ear implant, a device similar in appearance to a contact lens which a recipient’s cells can grow on, Xinhua […]

System failure cause flight delays in Australia, New Zealand
System failure cause flight delays in Australia, New Zealand

Canberra: A failure of the global passport control systems on Monday caused major delays for international passengers at Australian and New Zealand airports. “Airlines experiencing difficulty checking-in travellers for international services due to outage of Advanced Passenger Processing system,” the Melbourne airport operator said on its Twitter account. The Sydney airport operator, which also issued […]

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Australia open to sending more troops to Afghanistan

Canberra: Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Friday said the country is open to sending more troops to Afghanistan in response to a request by the NATO. “We have been asked to consider sending additional resources, and we are actively considering that. We’re open to that,” Turnbull told the media. Turnbull had met senior officials […]

Film fest in Australia cancelled citing terror threats

Canberra: The first edition of Indian Film Festival and Awards of Australia (IFFAA), which was supposed to take place from May 7-13, has been cancelled due to terror threats, say organisers. An event which would have had Indian celebrities like Sonu Sood, Hariharan, Dharmendra, Javed Akhtar, Jeetendra and Ileana D’Cruz participating apart from Pakistani and […]

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India handed first loss of Sultan Azlan Shah by Australia

Ipoh (Australia): India’s hockey team was overpowered by reigning world champions Australia 1-3 despite starting strongly and suffered the first loss in three matches of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup here on Tuesday. In the match pitting last edition’s finalists, India kept the Australian attackers at bay before taking the lead through Harmanpreet Singh, who […]

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India rise to No.3 in ICC ODI rankings post-annual update

Dubai: India have risen to the No.3 spot in the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) One-day International (ODI) rankings with South Africa and Australia taking the top two spots in the latest annual update on Monday. India have gained five points to swap positions with 2015 World Cup finalists New Zealand, who have dropped to fourth […]

Facebook 'exploiting' Australian kids for advertisers

Canberra: Facebook has monitored the posts of Australian children and used algorithms to identify and exploit them by allowing advertisers to target them during their most vulnerable moments. Internal documents outline how the social network can target “moments when young people need a confidence boost” by monitoring posts, pictures and interactions, Sky News reported on […]

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New Zealand-Australian troops to train new Iraqi forces

Wellington: New Zealand and Australian troops in Iraq will train about 2,000 Iraqi security forces personnel in the next fortnight to fight Islamic State (IS) insurgents, the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) said in a statement on Friday. “A steady flow of capable personnel is crucial in sustaining the counter-offensive against the terrorist group,” Major […]

Australian retailers to 'wage war' against Amazon

Canberra: Australian retailers are preparing for the invasion of US giant Amazon, and have vowed to take the fight up to the online-based store when it comes to local shores. Amazon confirmed its rapid Australian expansion by announcing its search for a site to build its “fulfilment centre” – a large warehouse for storing and […]

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India trade deal may not be possible: Australia PM

New Delhi/Canberra: Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday said it might not be possible to reach a free trade deal with New Delhi, despite his and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s attempts to revive talks. Turnbull visited India earlier this week, meeting with business leaders and politicians in the hope of furthering talks about […]

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'Baahubali 2' makers lock distributor for overseas market

Mumbai: The makers of “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion” have locked Cinestaan AA Distributors to release the Hindi version of the cinematic spectacle in the US, Britain, Australia and New Zealand markets. Cinestaan AA Distributors is a joint venture between Cinestaan Film Company and AA Films. Officials are delighted that the movie’s makers have reposed confidence in […]

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Cricket Australia applauds its team efforts in Test series

Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) on Wednesday congratulated its Test team for the quality performance during the recently concluded four-match Test series against India. Australia thrashed the hosts in the first Test match at Pune by 333 runs and then lost the second match in Bengaluru by 75 runs. The third match, which was played in […]

India beat Australia to win series

Dharamsala: India defeated Australia by eight wickets in the fourth and final Test at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium here on Tuesday. India have thus clinched the series 2-1 to regain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Lokesh Rahul hit a half-century and guided the hosts to victory along with stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane after the early […]