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Australia, New Zealand to play five T20Is each in Bangladesh

26 May 2021

Australia, New Zealand to play five T20Is each in Bangladesh

Australia are set to tour Bangladesh to compete in a five-match T20I series, later this year.

World T20 2020: India Women yet to receive prize money

24 May 2021

World T20 2020: India Women yet to receive prize money

Over a year after India Women finished as the runners-up in the T20 World Cup Down Under, they are yet to receive the prize money of $5,00,000.

India Women to tour Australia: Here's the complete schedule

20 May 2021

India Women to tour Australia: Here's the complete schedule

The Indian women's cricket team will be touring Down Under to face the Australian Women's side.

Australia resumes repatriation flights from India for stranded citizens

14 May 2021

Australia resumes repatriation flights from India for stranded citizens

The repatriation flights facilitated by the Australian government for its stranded citizens in India resumed from Friday, according to Foreign Minister Marise Payne.

Chinese scientists allegedly discussed weaponizing coronaviruses 5 years ago

10 May 2021

Chinese scientists allegedly discussed weaponizing coronaviruses 5 years ago

Scientists and public health officials in China had allegedly discussed the possibility of manipulating, weaponizing, and releasing a coronavirus-like species five years ago, Weekend Australian reported citing an official Chinese document.

Australia's COVID-19 travel ban on citizens returning from India challenged

06 May 2021

Australia's COVID-19 travel ban on citizens returning from India challenged

Australia's controversial temporary ban on citizens returning home from India was challenged in Sydney federal court on Thursday by a 73-year-old Australian, who has been stranded in Bengaluru since March last year.

Australians returning from India face five-year jail or hefty fine

01 May 2021

Australians returning from India face five-year jail or hefty fine

Threatening a five-year jail term or a hefty fine, the Australian government temporarily barred its citizens from entering the country if they happened to be in India within 14 days of their intended arrival.

Coronavirus: Australia suspends passenger flights from India till May 15

27 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: Australia suspends passenger flights from India till May 15

All passenger flights originating from India and bound for Australia will remain suspended till May 15, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Tuesday.

Australia to send oxygen, ventilators and PPE to India

26 Apr 2021

Australia to send oxygen, ventilators and PPE to India

Australia will send oxygen, ventilators, and personal protective equipment to India as part of an immediate support package to the country which is battling with the latest surge of the COVID-19 cases, Health Minister Greg Hunt said on Monday.

Australia, other nations extend support to India amid COVID-19 crisis

24 Apr 2021

Australia, other nations extend support to India amid COVID-19 crisis

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Saturday expressed solidarity with the people of India as the country struggles to battle a massive surge in COVID-19 infections.

Australia: Indian-origin truck driver gets 22-year jail for killing cops

14 Apr 2021

Australia: Indian-origin truck driver gets 22-year jail for killing cops

A 48-year-old Indian-origin drug-affected and sleep-deprived truck driver was jailed on Wednesday for 22 years for plowing his heavy vehicle into Australian police officers and killing four of them last year on Melbourne's Eastern Freeway, according to various media reports.

Australian PM speaks up amid protests against sexual violence

23 Mar 2021

Australian PM speaks up amid protests against sexual violence

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday acknowledged the rising dissatisfaction with his handling of a series of allegations about the mistreatment of women in politics.

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.