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A shark was going to eat this Aussie teen!

NEWS DESK: An Australian teenager has survived a terrifying encounter with a great white shark, with her harrowing screams alerting her father who was certain it was about to “eat her”, reported AFP. Sarah Williams, 15, was fishing for squid from a kayak off the South Australian coast near Normanville on Sunday when the shark…

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October 23, 2017


Cricket: Herath five-wicket haul seals Sri Lanka Aussie win

PALLEKELE, SRI LANKA: Sri Lankan spinner Rangana Herath backed up centurion Kusal Mendis’ superlative effort to stun top-ranked Australia by 106 runs in the rain-affected first Test in Pallekele on Saturday. Herath finished with impressive match figures of 9-103 to help the hosts bundle out Australia for 161 on the fifth and final day. The visitors,…

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July 30, 2016


Sri Lanka reach 282-6 in rain-hit Aussie Test

PALLEKELE: Rain and bad light brought an early end to the third day of the first Test between Sri Lanka and Australia at Pallekele Thursday after an unbeaten century from Kusal Mendis brought the hosts back into contention. Sri Lanka were 282 for six at close, leading by 196 runs in their second innings. Mendis,…

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July 28, 2016


Cricket: Make or break for 'lost' Clarke – Aussie media

SYDNEY: Australia captain Michael Clarke's Test career could be over if he fails with the bat during the fourth Test at Trent Bridge, Australian media said Tuesday, saying he looks 'lost' and knows the end is near. Scores of 10 and three during Australia's eight-wicket defeat by England in the third Test at Edgbaston left…

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August 4, 2015


Aussie media calls for Watson, Haddin to go

SYDNEY: The futures of team elders Shane Watson and Brad Haddin were under scrutiny as critics on Sunday homed in on Australia's first Ashes Test thumping by England at Cardiff. Chasing a record-breaking 412 runs for victory, Ashes-holders Australia were dismissed for 242 after tea on Saturday's fourth day to lose comprehensively by 169 runs…

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July 12, 2015


Asia shares falter; Aussie dollar takes hit

TOKYO: Asian share markets stumbled on Monday and the Australian dollar took a hit after disappointing news on Chinese manufacturing underlined the need for further policy stimulus in the world's second biggest economy. The HSBC/Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell to 48.9 in April – the lowest level since April 2014 – from 49.6 in…

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May 4, 2015


Aussie media lavish tributes on Benaud

SYDNEY: Australia's media reflected on the life of cricket great and esteemed broadcaster Richie Benaud in effusive tributes on Saturday. Benaud, who had been fighting skin cancer and suffered serious injury in a car accident in late 2013, passed away in his sleep early Friday at age 84. Overall Benaud played in or commentated on…

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April 11, 2015


Clarke withholds Aussie team amid dire weather forecast

BRISBANE: Returning skipper Michael Clarke is keeping the makeup of his Australian team under wraps as deteriorating weather threatens Saturday's World Cup match against Bangladesh in Brisbane. Clarke, who is back after hamstring surgery, said concerns over the format of the game amid forecasts of flooding rain from Tropical Cyclone Marcia lashing the Queensland coast…

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February 20, 2015


Aussie skipper Clarke to miss England clash

SYDNEY: Australia captain Michael Clarke was Thursday ruled out of his country's World Cup opener against old rivals England after battling to fully shake off his hamstring problems. Coach Darren Lehmann confirmed that Clarke would not play at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday but should feature in Australia's second game against Bangladesh in Brisbane…

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February 12, 2015


Tennis: Golden girls clash in glam slam Aussie quarter

MELBOURNE: Tennis superstar Maria Sharapova takes on the game's much-hyped “next big thing”, Canada's Eugenie Bouchard in a blockbuster Australian Open quarter-final on Tuesday. Sharapova, the second seed, is the world's highest-paid female athlete with five Grand Slams to her name, while 20-year-old Bouchard appears certain to become a household name if she can snare…

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January 26, 2015


India resist Aussie push for Test victory

SYDNEY: India negotiated their first session for the loss of only one wicket as they looked to save the final Sydney Test against Australia on Saturday's last day. The Australians declared at their overnight total of 251 for six, leaving the tourists to chase 349 runs to win off 90 overs. But India were more…

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January 10, 2015


Aussie media slate 'whingeing' India after Test loss

BRISBANE: Beaten India were distracted by their gripes over the state of practice wickets and food as they reached their breaking point on their Australian tour, local media said Sunday. M.S. Dhoni's tourists fell 2-0 behind in the four-match series with a four-wicket loss to Australia in the second Gabba Test on Saturday, with the…

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December 21, 2014


Finch takes over as Aussie T20 captain

SYDNEY: Top-ranked batsman Aaron Finch was named as Australia's new Twenty20 captain on Monday after George Bailey stood down to focus on next year's World Cup. The explosive opener, number one on the Twenty20 international batting rankings, will first take charge of the side during the upcoming the series against Pakistan in UAE. The 27-year-old has racked…

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September 8, 2014


Srinivasan under fire from Aussie media

MELBOURNE: Indian powerbroker N. Srinivasan's appointment as the ICC's inaugural chairman came under fire from Australian media Friday over allegations of corruption as cricket officials insisted no wrongdoing had been proved. Srinivasan was anointed despite being suspended by India's Supreme Court as his country's top cricket official after being named in a damning report into…

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June 27, 2014


Clarke confident no corruption in Aussie team

SYDNEY: Captain Michael Clarke stressed Wednesday that no Australian teams he has played with have been involved in corruption, saying it was wrong for all cricketers to be tarred by match-fixing. The International Cricket Council has a long-running investigation into the scourge, and reports emerged this week that New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum had been…

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May 21, 2014


Twitter counters the “Sun King” Murdoch in heated Aussie election

SYDNEY: Australia's Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is battling not only jaded voters in a bitter election race, but the rancour of Rupert Murdoch, whose newspapers have depicted Rudd as everything from a Nazi colonel to a thief stealing the nation's savings.The Australian-born Murdoch's crusade to oust Rudd in the September 7 general election has given…

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August 11, 2013


Asian shares edge up; RBA minutes lift Aussie

TOKYO: Asian shares inched higher on Tuesday, taking their cue from US stocks after weaker-than-forecast US retail sales growth backed the view that the Federal Reserve will hold off reducing its bond-buying stimulus anytime soon.MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added about 0.1 percent, while the US dollar index edged lower.The Australian dollar…

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July 16, 2013


Wasim Akram set to marry Aussie beauty Shaniera Thompson

Staff ReportMELBOURNE: Former Pakistani legendry bowler and skipper Wasim Akram is all set to marry with an Australian beauty Shaniera Thompson, who recently converted to Islam, SAMAA reports.Thirty-year old Australian beauty Shaniera Thompson belongs to Melbourne and Wasim Akram has confirmed that his fiancé has accepted Islam.Shaniera said while shedding light on marriage with Wasim…

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July 7, 2013


Strange sandwich attack at Aussie PM Julia

A sandwich was thrown towards Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard as she walks down a high school hallway.

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May 30, 2013


Aussie coach wants Ponting firing for the Ashes

MELBOURNE: Australia selectors want Ricky Ponting to be part of the back-to-back Ashes series in 2013, coach Mickey Arthur has said, but the third and final test against South Africa in Perth may be his last chance to reverse a run of wretched form.Ponting scored a duck, four and 16 in three innings against the…

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November 27, 2012


Aussie Christian suspended for smashing up dressing rooms

SYDNEY: Australian limited overs international Dan Christian has been suspended for one match by South Australia for smashing up three dressing rooms this season.Christian was punished after his frustration at being dismissed led to him damage dressing rooms at the Adelaide Oval, Bellerive Oval in Hobart and Perth's WACA ground.The 29-year-old all-rounder, who has played…

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November 20, 2012

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