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16 Feb 2021

Scott Morrison

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

27 Jan 2021

Delhi Police

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.

16 Dec 2020


Australia vs India, Day-Night Test: Visitors name playing XI

The starting XI of the Indian cricket team for the first Test against Australia, starting tomorrow has been announced.

06 Dec 2020


Australia post 194/5 in second T20I versus India

Matthew Wade's sparkling 32-ball 58 helped Australia post 194/5 in the second T20I against India at the SCG on Sunday.

04 Dec 2020


Australia win toss, elect to field first in first T20I

Australia have won the toss against India in the first T20I and have decided to field first at the Manuka Oval in Canberra.

Australia demands apology from China for sharing 'repugnant' fake image

Australia has demanded an apology from China after a government account posted a distorted image depicting an Australian soldier killing an Afghan child.

27 Nov 2020


Australia vs India, 1st ODI: Ton-up Finch and Smith excel

Australian batsmen hammered the Indian bowlers to post a commanding 374/6 in the first ODI at the SCG on Friday.

11 Nov 2020


2021 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT motorbike goes official: Details here

Japanese automaker Suzuki has finally launched the 2021 iteration of its V-Strom 650XT adventure tourer in Australia. It comes in grey, white and red colors.

04 Nov 2020


NASA re-establishes contact with Voyager 2 spacecraft after 7 months

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has revealed it re-established contact with its 43-year-old Voyager 2 spacecraft, now over 18.8 billion kilometers from Earth, after a seven-month hiatus.

28 Oct 2020

Qatar Airways

Foreign women strip-searched at Doha Airport, Qatar promises investigation

Days after the invasive examination of women at Doha Airport triggered global headlines and threatened Qatar's diplomatic relationship with Australia, the Arab country has promised an investigation, reports said on Wednesday.

19 Oct 2020


Amid India-China border row, Australia to join Malabar naval exercise

The Defence Ministry on Monday announced that Australia will be joining the upcoming Malabar naval exercise, completing the Quad or quadrilateral coalition along with the United States and Japan.

12 Oct 2020


Coronavirus may survive on glass, banknotes for 28 days: Study

The novel coronavirus may last up to 28 days on glass screens or banknotes, a recent study by Australia's top biosecurity laboratory has found.

02 Oct 2020

Donald Trump

Global markets fall after US President Trump reveals coronavirus diagnosis

US President Donald Trump's disclosure that he and First Lady Melania have tested positive for coronavirus, threw global markets into uncertainty with losses being recorded almost everywhere.

07 Sep 2020


Coronavirus: Australia leads race toward getting vaccinated, signs important deals

Australians might be the first ones to get protection from coronavirus, thanks to two deals that Prime Minister Scott Morrison has inked with those developing the vaccines.

19 Aug 2020


Australia secures 'promising' COVID-19 vaccine, will offer it for free

In a bid to exit the COVID-19 pandemic for good, Australia has secured access to a "promising vaccine."

17 Aug 2020


Varun Tiwari is all set to become a global icon

Varun Tiwari is a versatile man when it comes to music and dance.

19 Jun 2020


Australia hit by 'sophisticated' cyber-attacks. Is China to be blamed?

In a worrisome development, the Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, has revealed that all levels of the government as well as its private sector, including businesses providing essential services, are facing sophisticated state-sponsored cyber attacks.

04 Jun 2020


Modi-Morrison virtual summit: India and Australia sign key defense pact

On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison held a virtual summit—Modi's first "bilateral" online summit with a foreign leader.

25 May 2020


50,000 Australian homes without power as 'once-in-a-decade' storm hits

Around 50,000 homes in Western Australia were left without power on Sunday as the state faced a rare storm, described as a "once-in-a-decade" event.

23 May 2020

Monash University

Fastest internet speed (44.2 Tbps) ever recorded in Australia

As you make do with a standard 4G, home broadband connection, a team of researchers from Australia's Swinburne and other universities is enjoying something way, way better than that.

18 May 2020


India joins 61 countries to seek probe into coronavirus crisis

A coalition of 62 countries, led by Australia and the European Union moved a proposal at World Health Assembly seeking to identify the source of coronavirus and an "impartial, independent and comprehensive evaluation" into the World Health Organization's response to the COVID-19 crisis.

16 May 2020


Coronavirus: Aussies rush to book restaurants, bars as lockdown eases

After around two months, restaurants, bars, and pubs reopened in Australia's New South Wales and Northern Territory on Friday as the government eased coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

24 Apr 2020


Tom Hanks writes to bullied boy called Corona

Onscreen or off-screen, Tom Hanks is known for winning hearts.

20 Apr 2020


Facebook, Google will be required to pay Australian news companies

Big tech giants Google and Facebook will soon be forced to pay Australian news media companies for publishing their content on their respective platforms.

18 Mar 2020


In coronavirus quarantine, Tom Hanks learns lessons in gin-rummy, vegemite

The world was disheartened when Hollywood's everyman Tom Hanks contracted the novel coronavirus, the deadly virus which has killed thousands across the globe.

12 Mar 2020


Hollywood actor Tom Hanks, wife Rita test positive for coronavirus

Academy-award winning Hollywood actor Tom Hanks has been infected by the novel coronavirus, which has taken the lives of more than 4,200 people worldwide. His wife Rita Wilson also tested positive for the virus.

07 Feb 2020

BITS Pilani

Indian scientist in Australia comes closer to developing coronavirus vaccine

As the threat of the coronavirus outbreak continues to grow, a team led by an Indian scientist in Australia has come closer to finding a treatment for the viral infection.

29 Jan 2020

South Africa

U-19 World Cup: Australia's Fraser-McGurk ruled out after monkey scratch

Australia batsman Jake Fraser-McGurk is set to return back home from the Under-19 Cricket World Cup in South Africa.

13 Jan 2020

New South Wales

Australian government air-drops 1,000kg food to save animals amid bushfires

As the dreadful bushfires continue to rage across Eastern Australia, the government has stepped up to save the affected wildlife.

06 Jan 2020


How bad are Australia's fires and how can you help?

In recent days, the world's attention has shifted to the wildfires raging across Australia for over three months.

06 Jan 2020


Australia fires: Bollywood celebrities speak up on the tragedy

Following their counterparts in the West, Bollywood celebrities have now come out to speak up on the catastrophic Australian bushfire tragedy.

31 Dec 2019

Sheldon Cooper

Did you know these facts about 'The Big Bang Theory'?

The Big Bang Theory ended its phenomenal run earlier this year. Since then, fans have been watching reruns of the series.

24 Dec 2019


#CareerBytes: Preparing for IELTS? Here are 5 tips for you

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a standardized English language proficiency test for non-native English speakers jointly conducted by Cambridge Assessment English, the British Council, and IDP: IELTS Australia.

10 Dec 2019


Five interesting facts about koalas you should know

Featuring fluffy ears, round heads, and spoon-shaped noses, koalas are mostly known for their adorable faces.

Opening day of a match abandoned due to dangerous pitch

In a shocking incident in Australia, the opening day of a Sheffield Shield match was abandoned after the pitch at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) was deemed dangerous.