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NewsBytes Briefing: Investigation uncovers Facebook's pro ISIS move, and more

25 Feb 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Investigation uncovers Facebook's pro ISIS move, and more

Facebook banned pages belonging to the YPG (translated: People's Protection Units) at the behest of Turkey, according to a latest exposé by ProPublica.

Facebook pledges $1 billion to news industry after Australian standoff

25 Feb 2021

Facebook pledges $1 billion to news industry after Australian standoff

The Australian news media code has caused great upheaval in the social media space. After Facebook's recent shutdown of news feed in the country and quick reversal, the social media giant has pledged to invest $1 billion to "support the news industry".

NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook shows Australia its merciful side, and more

23 Feb 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook shows Australia its merciful side, and more

After successfully getting Google to capitulate and pay for news, Australia learned the hard way that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is made of sterner stuff. Facebook's Aussie news ban also wiped out critical resources involving suicide helplines and COVID-19 information channels.

Facebook reverses Australian news ban following amendments to media code

23 Feb 2021

Facebook reverses Australian news ban following amendments to media code

Facebook has walked back the uncompromising and abrupt total ban it had imposed on sharing Australian news sites. The bold move had blocked Facebook's Australian users from viewing and sharing news.

Facebook blocks Australians from viewing and sharing news content

18 Feb 2021

Facebook blocks Australians from viewing and sharing news content

Facebook has chosen to play hardball with Australian authorities by refusing to buckle under the pressure of implementing the country's contentious news media code. The social media platform has blocked its Australian users from viewing and sharing news.

Woman says she was raped in Parliament, Australian PM apologizes

16 Feb 2021

Woman says she was raped in Parliament, Australian PM apologizes

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has apologized to a former political adviser who said she was raped inside the Parliament building two years ago by an unnamed colleague.

Google strikes news pay deal with major Australian media company

15 Feb 2021

Google strikes news pay deal with major Australian media company

Australian media firm Seven West Media has struck a deal with tech giant Google to pay for journalism, according to an announcement made by the two companies on Monday.

Tsunami warning sounded after 7.7 magnitude earthquake jolts South Pacific

10 Feb 2021

Tsunami warning sounded after 7.7 magnitude earthquake jolts South Pacific

A tsunami warning has been sounded for New Zealand, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, and other nations in the South Pacific after a 7.7-magnitude earthquake hit the region on Thursday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

NewsBytes Briefing: Google learns blackmailing Australia doesn't work, and more

05 Feb 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Google learns blackmailing Australia doesn't work, and more

They say it doesn't hurt to try, but Google will beg to differ; especially, if that involves blackmailing entire countries.

Google launches News Showcase in Australia. Signs of compromise?

05 Feb 2021

Google launches News Showcase in Australia. Signs of compromise?

Google has announced the launch of its News Showcase in Australia. The program will feature news snippets from partner media outlets in the country.

Australia: 30 homes estimated to have been lost in wildfire

02 Feb 2021

Australia: 30 homes estimated to have been lost in wildfire

An out-of-control wildfire burning northeast of the Australian city of Perth has destroyed an estimated 30 homes and was threatening more on Tuesday, with locals across the region told it's too late to leave.

Australia calls Google's bluff; Microsoft offers Bing as replacement

01 Feb 2021

Australia calls Google's bluff; Microsoft offers Bing as replacement

Last month, Google had threatened to disable its flagship search engine in Australia to coerce the government from passing a controversial new law forcing Google to pay local media outlets for sharing their news content.

Aussie pacer Mitchell Starc turns 31: Here are his achievements

30 Jan 2021

Aussie pacer Mitchell Starc turns 31: Here are his achievements

Australian pacer Mitchell Starc has turned 31 on Saturday.

'Thor: Love and Thunder' shoot starts after welcome by Aboriginals

28 Jan 2021

'Thor: Love and Thunder' shoot starts after welcome by Aboriginals

Last week, Matt Damon announced his entry to the shooting schedules of Thor: Love and Thunder, and this week, MCU's next big-screen outing began shooting with a lot of grandeur.

Farmer who died at ITO protest had returned from Australia

27 Jan 2021

Farmer who died at ITO protest had returned from Australia

Protesting farmer, Navreet Singh had returned from Australia to his hometown in Uttar Pradesh's Rampur to celebrate his recent wedding.

CA congratulates Greg Chappell, others for Order Of Australia honors

27 Jan 2021

CA congratulates Greg Chappell, others for Order Of Australia honors

Cricket Australia (CA), on Tuesday, congratulated those in the cricket community named Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO) and recipients of Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division (OAM).

ICC World Test Championship: Here are the possible scenarios

19 Jan 2021

ICC World Test Championship: Here are the possible scenarios

The Indian cricket team beat Australia in the Brisbane Test to clinch the four-match series by a 2-1 margin.

ICC Test Rankings: India displace Australia to go second

19 Jan 2021

ICC Test Rankings: India displace Australia to go second

The Indian cricket team scripted history in Brisbane to beat Australia in the fourth Test match.

Brisbane Test: Sundar, Thakur bring India back in the hunt

17 Jan 2021

Brisbane Test: Sundar, Thakur bring India back in the hunt

Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur headlined the Indian innings in the final session on Day 3 of the ongoing Brisbane Test.

100th Test for Nathan Lyon: His career in numbers

15 Jan 2021

100th Test for Nathan Lyon: His career in numbers

Australia's Nathan Lyon is playing his 100th career Test match.

Australia vs India: Will Pucovski in doubt for fourth Test

12 Jan 2021

Australia vs India: Will Pucovski in doubt for fourth Test

Australia's young opening batsman Will Pucovski is in doubt for the fourth Test match against India.

Marnus Labuschagne's excellent numbers at home in Test cricket

10 Jan 2021

Marnus Labuschagne's excellent numbers at home in Test cricket

Australian batsman Marnus Labuschagne has been enjoying a purple patch with the bat at home in Test cricket.

Australia vs India, 3rd Test, Day 1: 3rd session report

07 Jan 2021

Australia vs India, 3rd Test, Day 1: 3rd session report

After doing well in the second session on Day 1 of the third Test at the SCG, Australia dominated the third session as well.

Australia vs India, third Test: Decoding Ashwin's performance against Warner

06 Jan 2021

Australia vs India, third Test: Decoding Ashwin's performance against Warner

Ace spinner Ravichandran Ashwin will be eager to make his presence felt once again when Team India takes on Australia in the third Test, starting tomorrow at the SCG.

Australia vs India, 3rd Test: Preview, Dream11 and stats

06 Jan 2021

Australia vs India, 3rd Test: Preview, Dream11 and stats

Australia and India gear up for the third Test of the four-match series, starting Thursday at the SCG.

Big Bash League: Adam Zampa receives one-game suspension for obscenity

31 Dec 2020

Big Bash League: Adam Zampa receives one-game suspension for obscenity

Melbourne Stars leg-spinner Adam Zampa has been suspended for one match of the Big Bash League for using an audible obscenity during the game against Sydney Thunder on December 29.

Australia penalized four ICC WTC points for maintaining slow over-rate

29 Dec 2020

Australia penalized four ICC WTC points for maintaining slow over-rate

Australia have been fined 40 percent of their match fee and penalized four World Test Championship points for maintaining a slow over-rate in the recently-concluded Boxing Day Test against India.

India beat Australia in Boxing Day Test: Key takeaways

29 Dec 2020

India beat Australia in Boxing Day Test: Key takeaways

Team India handed Australia a one-sided defeat in the Boxing Day Test.

AUSvIND, MCG Test: India on top after Ashwin picks Labuschagne

28 Dec 2020

AUSvIND, MCG Test: India on top after Ashwin picks Labuschagne

After an eventful first session on Day 3, the Indians shone with the ball in the second innings of the Boxing Day Test.

Here's the significance of the Boxing Day Test

25 Dec 2020

Here's the significance of the Boxing Day Test

'Boxing Day' is the day when sporting action takes place all over the globe.

Border-Gavaskar Trophy: MCG remains the backup venue for third Test

24 Dec 2020

Border-Gavaskar Trophy: MCG remains the backup venue for third Test

The Melbourne Cricket Ground remains the preferred backup venue for the third Test of the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

'Different rules for different players', Gavaskar targets the Indian set-up

24 Dec 2020

'Different rules for different players', Gavaskar targets the Indian set-up

Legend Sunil Gavaskar believes a number of Indian players are subject to different rules in the present Indian cricket team.

Australia set to field unchanged XI for Boxing Day Test

24 Dec 2020

Australia set to field unchanged XI for Boxing Day Test

Australia are set to have an unchanged playing XI for the impending Boxing Day Test in Melbourne.

David Warner, Sean Abbott ruled out of Boxing Day Test

23 Dec 2020

David Warner, Sean Abbott ruled out of Boxing Day Test

Australian players David Warner and Sean Abbott have been ruled out of the Boxing Day Test against India due to bio-security protocols.

Ganguly, Shah devising plans to improve India's performance: Rajiv Shukla

22 Dec 2020

Ganguly, Shah devising plans to improve India's performance: Rajiv Shukla

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah are working on plans to improve the performance of Team India Down Under.

US President Trump presents Legion of Merit to PM Modi

22 Dec 2020

US President Trump presents Legion of Merit to PM Modi

US President Donald Trump on Monday presented the Legion of Merit to PM Narendra Modi for his leadership in elevating the strategic partnership of the two countries and the emergence of India as a global power.

Sir Donald Bradman's first baggy green cap sold for $340,000

22 Dec 2020

Sir Donald Bradman's first baggy green cap sold for $340,000

Sir Donald Bradman's first-ever Test cap has been sold for a whopping $340,000.

#NewsBytesExplainer: Decoding Team India's possible combinations for MCG Test

21 Dec 2020

#NewsBytesExplainer: Decoding Team India's possible combinations for MCG Test

India were handed a crushing defeat by Australia in the opening Test (D/N) at the Adelaide Oval.

Daniel Christian smashes second-fastest fifty in BBL history

20 Dec 2020

Daniel Christian smashes second-fastest fifty in BBL history

All-rounder Daniel Christian's blistering knock helped Sydney Sixers seal a comprehensive victory over Adelaide Strikers in the recent Big Bash League fixture.

Australia vs India: Sydney Test remains on schedule

20 Dec 2020

Australia vs India: Sydney Test remains on schedule

The third Test between Australia and India is set to take place as scheduled in Sydney even though a fresh wave of COVID-19 cases has struck the nation.