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Australia to lift sanctions on Fiji
Sydney, Oct 31 : Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announced Friday that her government was lifting sanctions on Fiji that have been in place since the 2006 military coup in the country.
Two new lizard species discovered on Australian mountain
Sydney, Oct 30 : Australian scientists have discovered two new species of lizards in a remote area of Cape York Peninsula in northeastern Australia, academic sources reported Thursday.
Misbah looking consistency for Pak in second Test against Oz
Johannesburg, Oct 30 : Pakistan cricket team captain Misbah-ul Haq would reportedly seek consistency while his counterpart Australia's Michael Clarke would look for runs in the second Test starting in Abu Dhabi from Thursday.
Affordable driverless cars within 10 years: Study
Sydney, Oct 30 : Driverless cars could become affordable to most people within 10 years, Australian researchers said Thursday.
Jailed Indian-origin doctor found not guilty of third rape
Sydney, Oct 30 : An Indian-origin doctor in Australia, jailed last year for raping two patients, has been found not guilty of raping a third woman, media reported Thursday.
Oz government's plan can't save Great Barrier Reef, say scientists
London, Oct 29 : Australia's Academy of Science has recently said that the Australian government's draft plan to protect the Great Barrier Reef cannot prevent its decline.
Vandals 'mistakenly' target Gurdwara in Australia
Perth (Australia), Oct 29 : In an incident of mistaken identity in Australia's Perth city, a Gurdwara was spray-painted by vandals with anti-Muslim graffiti.
Modi to finally meet Angela Merkel in Australia
By Ranjana Narayan, New Delhi, Oct 29 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have his first meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Australia next month, a meeting that almost took place in July in Berlin but was put off following the German leader's decision to go to Brazil to cheer her ...
Rousseff to meet Obama, resume state visits
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 29 : Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has announced she will meet US President Barrack Obama on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Australia next month and resume reciprocal state visits in her second term.
Anti-terror law approved to stop Australians fighting overseas
Canberra, Oct 29 : The upper house of Australian parliament has approved radical changes to the country's security laws to stop Australians fighting in overseas conflicts.
Australian Islamic State kingpin dead
Canberra, Oct 29 : Australian terrorist and Islamic State (IS) kingpin Mohammad Ali Baryalei is believed to have been killed in Syria, a media report said Wednesday.
Australia name six pacemen in 13-man squad against South Africa
Canberra, Oct 29 : Australia look to take advantage of a bouncy Perth pitch nad has named six pacemen in its 13-man squad announced Wednesday for the first two matches of the upcoming One-Day series against South Africa.
'Confident West Indies will appear in 2015 World Cup'
Sydney, Oct 29 : John Harden, 2015 Cricket World Cup chief executive, has said he is confident that the former champions West Indies will appear at next year's event in Australia and New Zealand.
Haddin rested from Oz squad for Proteas ODI series
Wellington, Oct 29 : Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has been rested from a near full-length squad to face South Africa in their pre-World Cup series with the world number one ODI spot at stake.
Waqar Younis warns Pak to be prepared for Oz 'backlash' in second Test
Johannesburg, Oct 29 : Pakistan cricket team coach Waqar Younis has warned his team to be prepared for a backlash from wounded Australia in the second Test following the visitors 221-run loss in the first Test in Dubai.
Australian troops conduct G20 security training
Sydney, Oct 29 : Australian special forces troops conducted G20 training exercises involving a mock hostage recovery operation in Brisbane Tuesday.
Modi to address Australian parliament Nov 18
Canberra, Oct 28 : Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the Australian parliament Nov 18 during his visit to the country for G-20 summit.
Ex-Pak skipper Wasim Bari says Younis should be 'automatic selection ...
Karachi, Oct 28 : Former Pakistan cricket team captain Wasim Bari said that veteran batsman Younis Khan should be an automatic selection for the World Cup following his historic achievement against Australia in the first Test in Dubai.
Oz legends Chappell, Jones express concerns about team's batting ...
Sydney, Oct 28 : Australian spin legends Ian Chappell and Dean Jones have expressed serious concerns about Australia's batting struggles against spin bowling ahead of their second Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi.
Proteas retain World No.1 Test spot as Pak end Oz's hopes post ...
Johannesburg, Oct 28 : South Africa has retained their world number one Test spot as Pakistan thrashed Australia by 221 runs in their first Test in Dubai and ended their hopes of moving past the current leaders on top of the ICC Test Team rankings.
Younis hopeful of being selected for Pak's WC squad post Oz Test ...
Johannesburg, Oct 28 : Pakistan veteran batsman Younis Khan is hoping that he can feature in next year's Cricket World Cup for Pakistan following his twin centuries against Australia in the first Test in Dubai that helped his side get a big win on Sunday.
Australia to run 24-hour court for G20 protesters
Canberra, Oct 28 : Australian city of Brisbane will operate a 24-hour, week-long G20 court to deal with expected mass arrests during the summit in November.
Australia name charity partner for ICC World Cup
Melbourne, Oct 28 : The McGrath Foundation was Tuesday named as an official charity partner in Australia for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
Plan to protect Great Barrier Reef inadequate: Scientists
Canberra, Oct 28 : Scientists have criticised the Australian government's multi-million dollar Great Barrier Reef protection plan, claiming it ignores the threat of climate change.
'Miffed' Younis thanks Flower, Luden instead of selectors for Pak ...
Karachi, Oct 27 : Pakistan's veteran batsman Younis Khan, who scored hundreds in both innings against Australia to cap a memorable Test, has thanked his side's batting coach Grant Flower and trainer Grant Luden for his splendid performance in his team's victory on Sunday.
Lahiri secures one-shot victory over defending champion Hend at Macau ...
Johannesburg, Oct 27 : Indian golf ace Anirban Lahiri won the 9,00,000 dollars Macau Open with a one-stroke victory after frontrunner Scott Hend of Australia bogeyed the last hole on Sunday.
Clarke likens Pak thrashing of Oz in first Test to rout against India ...
Wellington, Oct 27 : Australia cricket team captain Michael Clarke has said that it was the same result unfortunately as what it was in India, after his side's 221-run loss to Pakistan in the first Test in Dubai.
Kerala tourism woos Australia, New Zealand
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 27 : Kerala Tourism has successfully conducted two roadshows across Australia and made a successful foray into New Zealand, inviting the travel and adventure loving people there to "god's own country".
Australia to stop visa requests from Ebola-affected countries
Sydney, Oct 27 : The Australian government has stopped visa requests from Ebola-affected countries to help prevent its outbreak in the country, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison told Parliament Monday.
Geological discovery raises questions on continent formation
Sydney, Oct 27 : The discovery of fragments of Australia in the subsoil of the volcanic Vanuatu island in the South Pacific raises new questions on how continents are formed, an Australian university said Monday.