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Sydney eases Covid curbs after squashing Christmas clusters
Sydney, Jan 27 (IANS) Australian officials on Wednesday announced easing of Sydney's Covid-19 restrictions, after squashing two clusters that emerged in the city before Christmas.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Hope brothers, Shai & Kyle, test positive for Covid-19
Bridgetown, Jan 27 (IANS) West Indies batsman Shai Hope, and his brother Kyle, have tested positive for coronavirus and have subsequently withdrawn from the Barbados squad ahead of the Regional Super50 Cup.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Nadal supports Australian Open Covid-19 measures
Sydney, Jan 27 (IANS) World number two Rafael Nadal has urged his fellow competitors to take a "wider perspective" on Covid-19 safety measures put in place ahead of the Australian Open, as players and staff remained quarantined on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis
Can't spot fans who racially abused Indians, CA tells ICC: Report
Sydney, Jan 26 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) in a report to the International Cricket Council (ICC) that it was unable to identify spectators who allegedly racially abused Indian players during the third Test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) this month.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Chris Hemsworth shoots 'Thor: Love And Thunder' in home turf Australia
Sydney, Jan 26 (IANS) Hollywood star Chris Hemsworth has started shooting for the superhero adventure, Thor: Love And Thunder in his home turf Australia, and he was greeted with a traditional 'Welcome to Country ceremony. Hemsworth, who is most popular for his superhero avatar of Thor, took to Instagram on Tuesday to share pictures of the ceremony.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Australia,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Australia temporarily suspends New Zealand travel bubble
Canberra, Jan 25 (IANS) The Australian government on Monday suspended the quarantine-free travel arrangement for travellers from New Zealand for a minimum of 72 hours in order to reduce the risk of a new Covid-19 variant from entering the community.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Bushfire danger elevated as heatwave continues in Australia
Canberra, Jan 25 (IANS) The scorching heatwave sweeping Australia's southeastern states continued on Monday, and the hot, dry and windy conditions raised the bushfire danger across the region.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
'Digital vaccine certificates could help int'l students return to Aus'
Canberra, Jan 25 (IANS) Australian Education Minister Alan Tudge said on Monday that a digital vaccine certification system could pave the way for the return of international students to the country.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Australia Day protesters to face fines, arrest
Sydney, Jan 25 (IANS) Protesters planning rallies against Australia Day risk breaching Covid-19 regulations and could result in fines and arrests, New South Wales (NSW) state officials warned on Monday.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Scotland's Josh Davey extends contract with Somerset till 2023
Somerset, Jan 25 (IANS) Scotland fast bowler Josh Davey has agreed a one-year contract extension with Somerset which will see him remain at the Cooper Associates County Ground until at least the end of the 2023 campaign.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Australia gives provisional approval to Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine
Sydney, Jan 25 (IANS) Australia's medical regulator on Monday granted provisional approval to Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine, making it the first Covid vaccine to receive regulatory approval in Australia.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Australia,National
Aus volunteer firefighters to undergo virtual reality training
Canberra, Jan 25 (IANS) Australian volunteer firefighters will undergo a state-of-the-art virtual reality training to help them grow accustomed to a range of different emergency scenarios, officials announced on Monday.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Technology
Ex-NRL boss appointed chief of Australian Cricketers' Association
Sydney, Jan 25 (IANS) Todd Greenberg, former chief executive of Australia's National Rugby League (NRL) chief executive, has been appointed as the new CEO of Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA).
2021-01-25
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Cases of mutant Covid-19 strain linked to Australian Open
Sydney, Jan 24 (IANS) A more contagious variant of Covid-19 first reported in the UK has been detected in three people associated with the Australian Open tennis event, officials have confirmed.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis
Australian oppn leader says preparing for federal election
Canberra, Jan 24 (IANS) Leader of Australia's opposition Labor Party Anthony Albanese said on Sunday that he is preparing for a federal election, promising to release his signature economic policies well in advance of votes being cast.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Australian states further ease border curbs
Canberra, Jan 23 (IANS) Western Australia (WA) authorities on Saturday announced that the state will reopen its border to New South Wales (NSW) and Queensland from Monday as they have continued to record zero locally acquired Covid-19 cases.
2021-01-23
Category: International, Australia,Politics
This is the peak of my career, says Hales after England snub
Sydney, Jan 23 (IANS) England opener Alex Hales, who set the Big Bash League on fire on Friday with a 56-ball 110 for Sydney Thunder against Sydney Sixers, said that the England team management hasn't got back to him as yet.
2021-01-23
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Google-Australia tussle over new media code deepens
Sydney/New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The News Media Bargaining Code has started a bitter war between Google/Facebook and the Australian government, with Google threatening to pull its Search engine from the country.
2021-01-22
Category: International, Australia,Technology
Australian has beaten 3rd wave pandemic: PM
Canberra, Jan 22 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday declared that the country has successfully has beaten a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
2021-01-22
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Google threatens to stop Search in Australia over new law
Sydney, Jan 22 (IANS) Google on Friday threatened to pull its Search engine from Australia if a proposed media bargaining law, that directs Google to pay news publishers, goes into effect.
2021-01-22
Category: International, Australia,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Brisbane to lift indoor face mask mandate
Brisbane, Jan 21 (IANS) People living in Australia's third-largest city of Brisbane will no longer need to wear a mask in indoor venues from Friday onwards as the state of Queensland announced that it has managed to bring the local spread of a mutant Covid-19 strain of COVID-19 under control.
2021-01-21
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Study finds massive doubts over Aus forests' ability to recover from bushfires
Canberra, Jan 21 (IANS) A new study published on Thursday revealed "massive concerns" about the long-term recovery of Australian forests from the devastating 2019-20 "Black Summer" bushfires.
2021-01-21
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Djokovic says demands for Australian Open players 'misconstrued'
Canberra, Jan 21 (IANS) World number one Novak Djokovic said his demands for tennis players in quarantine ahead of the Australian Open were "misconstrued".
2021-01-21
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis
'Aussies get Pantsed': Oz media drools over India's triumph
Brisbane, Jan 20 (IANS) The Australian media on Wednesday hailed India's historic Test win at the Gabba here, terming the 2020-21 Border-Gavaskar series win as one "for the ages".
2021-01-20
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
In a rare gesture, Cricket Australia says 'forever grateful' to BCCI
Sydney, Jan 20 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA), in an open letter addressed to the Indian cricket board on Wednesday, thanked its counterpart and the Indian team after the conclusion of a successful series between the two teams.
2021-01-20
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Never ever, ever underestimate the Indians: Langer
Brisbane, Jan 20 (IANS) "Never ever, ever underestimate" the Indians, said Australia head coach Justin Langer following their Test series loss against the Ajinkya Rahane-led side.
2021-01-20
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
'Aussies get Pantsed': Oz media hails India's 4th Test, series win
Brisbane, Jan 20 (IANS) The Australian media on Wednesday hailed Team India's historic Test win at the Gabba, terming the Border-Gavaskar series win as one "for the ages".
2021-01-20
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Positive Covid tests by Oz Open players believed to be 'virus shedding'
Sydney, Jan 20 (IANS) Positive Covid-19 tests attributed to two Australian Open players are now suspected to be instances of 'virus shedding' following evidence of past infections, authorities confirmed on Wednesday.
2021-01-20
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis
Whole world will stand up & salute you: Shastri to Indian team
Brisbane, Jan 20 (IANS) India coach Ravi Shastri paid tribute to the "self-belief" that his players showed in a speech speech to the team after their historic win over Australia at the Gabba in the fourth Test on Tuesday.
2021-01-20
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
I look good as captain because everyone contributed: Rahane
Brisbane, Jan 19 (IANS) On the day he led India to a 2-1 Test series win at the Gabba as captain, Ajinkya Rahane was named Virat Kohli's deputy for the first two Tests against England in the home series next month. Rahane, however, said that he does not want to even think of the England series, let alone leadership.
2021-01-19
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Sorry I couldn't play in Brisbane: Ashwin trolls Paine
Brisbane, Jan 19 (IANS) India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin made a reference to the banter he had with Australia captain Tim Paine during the third Test while celebrating India's win in the fourth Test here on Tuesday. An injured Ashwin watched on from the stands with the rest of his Indian teammates as Rishabh Pant led the visitors to a 2-1 series win.
2021-01-19
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Pujara is the team's warrior: Shastri
Brisbane, Jan 19 (IANS) Coach Ravi Shastri called Cheteshwar Pujara a warrior after the India No. 3 took multiple blows on his body, head and arm during his 211-ball 56 that helped lay a solid platform for the Indian team's three-wicket win in the fourth and final Test at The Gabba on Tuesday.
2021-01-19
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Rishabh Pant knows he has to balance caution & aggression: Shastri
Brisbane, Jan 19 (IANS) India coach Ravi Shastri called Rishabh Pant a good listener and someone who is fast learning how to strike balance between caution and his natural aggression.
2021-01-19
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Behind Shardul Thakur's success, a little known hero -- wife of coach (Profile)
Brisbane, Jan 19 (IANS) Behind the rise of India medium pacer Shardul Thakur is an unknown hero that has perhaps never been given due credit -- wife of his childhood coach Dinesh Lad. How? It was she who gave permission to her husband to let Thakur stay at their two BHK flat in Borivali, Mumbai, despite having a daughter of almost the same age.
2021-01-19
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Male sex hormones may help treat breast cancer: Study
Sydney, Jan 19 (IANS) Researchers have found new evidence about the positive role of androgens, commonly thought of as male sex hormones but also found at lower levels in women, in breast cancer treatment.
2021-01-19
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
2-0 win over England may seal India's spot in WTC final
Brisbane, Jan 19 (IANS) India on Tuesday moved to the top of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) standings -- both on percentage points and points -- following their remarkable 2-1 series win over Australia in the four-match Border-Gavaskar series.
2021-01-19
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Give credit to Virat for team's self-belief, character: Shastri
Brisbane, Jan 19 (IANS) India coach Ravi Shastri on Tuesday claimed this was the toughest ever tour an Indian team had undertaken and credited regular skipper Virat Kohli for the self-belief and character that saw the Indians win their second successive series in Australia.
2021-01-19
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
BCCI announces Rs 5 crore bonus for Team India after series win
Brisbane, Jan 19 (IANS) The Indian cricket board (BCCI) on Tuesday announced a Rs 5 crore bonus for the Indian team following their three-wicket win over Australia in the fourth Test at the Gabba that helped them seal the Border-Gavaskar series 2-1.
2021-01-19
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
India move to top spot in World Test C'ship standings
Brisbane, Jan 19 (IANS) India on Tuesday moved to the top of the ICC World Test Championship standings following their remarkable 2-1 series win over Australia in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
2021-01-19
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
The biggest thing in my life, says Pant after match-winning knock
Brisbane, Jan 19 (IANS) Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, whose dismissal for 97 through rush of blood on the fifth day of the last Test in Sydney denied India a possible victory, on Tuesday stayed till the end on the fifth day of the Gabba Test to ensure he saw India off to a historic win at the venue considered to be a fortress for Australia.
2021-01-19
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Really proud of each & every individual in team: Rahane
Brisbane, Jan 19 (IANS) Extremely jubilant with team's emphatic win in Brisbane, stand-in India skipper Ajinkya Rahane on Tuesday heaped praise on the individuals within the team for the character that they showed during the course of the four-match series against Australia.
2021-01-19
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
India conquer Gabba fortress, clinch Border-Gavaskar Trophy
Brisbane, Jan 19 (IANS) "I think a drawn series will be worse than the loss a couple of years ago," former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting said on Monday. However, the Indian team on Tuesday went one step further as they came out with one of the best Day Five batting performances to beat Australia by three wickets in the fourth and final Test at The Gabba, thereby winning the four-match Border-Gavaskar series 2-1.
2021-01-19
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
New method to help fast-track vaccines for pre-clinical tests
Sydney, Jan 19 (IANS) Scientists in Australia have developed a new method for fast-tracking synthesis of safe vaccines, an approach that can be used to test vaccine strategies against novel pandemic pathogens such as SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for Covid-19.
2021-01-19
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
India breach Fortress Gabba, first to beat Aus at the venue in 32 years
Brisbane, Jan 19 (IANS) India on Tuesday became the first team to beat Australia at The Gabba in over 32 years when they defeated the hosts by three wickets in the fourth and final Test and clinched the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2-1.
2021-01-19
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Bumrah, Ashwin get into groove ahead of England Tests
Brisbane, Jan 19 (IANS) Ace Indian bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Ravichandran Ashwin might have missed the fourth and final Test against Australia but the duo have begun their preparation for the upcoming four-match Test series against England.
2021-01-19
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Aus to go ahead with Pfizer vaccine despite reported deaths
Canberra, Jan 19 (IANS) A top adviser to the Australian government has said that the country is likely to go ahead with the Pfizer vaccine despite the deaths of 29 elderly Norwegian patients, who lost their lives following inoculation.
2021-01-19
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Pant fastest Indian wicketkeeper to score 1,000 Test runs
Brisbane, Jan 19 (IANS) Left-handed batsman Rishabh Pant on Tuesday became the fastest Indian wicketkeeper to score 1,000 runs in Test cricket.
2021-01-19
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
4th Test: Pujara holds ground as India need 145 to win in final session
Brisbane, Jan 19 (IANS) Batting mainstay Cheteshwar Pujara on Tuesday continued to bat like his usual self, despite coping numerous blows on his hands and helmet, as he helped India reach 183/3 at Tea on the last day of the fourth and final Test against Australia at The Gabba.
2021-01-19
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Gill rolls on, Pujara takes blows as India go to lunch at 83/1
Brisbane, Jan 19 (IANS) Shubman Gill (batting 64 off 117) scored his second half-century of the series while Cheteshwar Pujara (batting 8 off 90) survived a barrage of short deliveries from Pat Cummins-led Australia attack as India went to lunch at 83 for one on the fifth and final day of the fourth and final Test.
2021-01-19
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Thunderstorms expected on final day at the Gabba
Brisbane, Jan 18 (IANS) The final day of the fourth and final Test match between India and Australia promises to be a humdinger unless thunderstorms, that are expected on Tuesday, play spoilsport.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket