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Australia police thought dismembered body ‘a prank’

SYDNEY: Police who found a dismembered body being cooked on a stovetop in an Australian apartment thought they had stumbled on a Halloween prank, they told an inquest Monday. Australian chef Marcus Volke is alleged to have murdered his Indonesian transgender wife Mayang Prasetyo in 2014 and attempted to cover it up by cutting up…

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Cricket Australia threatens contracted players

Cricket Australia (CA) has threatened its contracted players they will not be paid beyond June 30 unless they accept the governing body’s proposed overhaul of player remuneration, a report said Saturday. The escalating tension between CA and players reached new heights after chief executive James Sutherland told them in a blunt email to accept its…

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Qantas chief Alan Joyce hit with pie in his face

SYDNEY: Qantas chief Alan Joyce Wednesday vowed to keep speaking out on social issues after a man who smashed a pie in his face said he was making a statement about marriage equality. Joyce, a staunch supporter of gay marriage, was targeted on Tuesday while addressing a business function in Perth, with a man wearing…

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Video: Protester slams pie in airline CEO’s face

PERTH: The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Australian airline Qantas was humiliated by a protester who smashed a pie in his face while he made a speech, on Tuesday.  It was a messy blow indeed when the Qantas airline CEO Alan Joyce was starting his speech and a protester appeared from behind and shoved a…

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Britain down Australia to win Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

Great Britain won the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup for the first time ever on Saturday by defeating defending champions Australia 4-3 in Malaysia. With the victory, Britain became the first European team to win the cup since the Netherlands in 2006. Alan Forsyth was first to score for the team in the eighth minute with…

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Woman who killed eight children, not to stand trial

SYDNEY: An Australian mother who killed seven of her children and a niece in a brutal case that shocked the country will not stand trial after being deemed of “unsound mind”, a court has ruled. The bodies of the youngsters, aged between two and 14, were found stabbed to death at a home in the…

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Pakistan played key role in end of Big-3: PCB chief

LAHORE: Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shahryar Khan has said that ‘Big-3’ model of the International Cricket Council (ICC) harmed Pakistan the most, Samaa reported. In a media on Friday, Khan said that Big-3 became a thing of the past due to PCB’s efforts. He went on to say that Cricket Australia and England…

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Australian cricketers reject ‘disrespectful’ pay offer

SYDNEY: Australia’s players’ union Friday rejected a Cricket Australia pay and conditions proposal, saying it was unfair and disrespectful. The sport’s governing body put forward an improved offer, but the Australian Cricketers’ Association called it a “win” for administrators, but a “loss” for cricket. CA has offered total potential pay for all players, including guaranteed…

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When crazy cricket crowds brought shame to the gentlemen’s game

Cricket is one of the most followed sport in the world and the crowd in several countries watch the cricket fixtures with passion. There have been incidents in which crowds went out of control and brought shame to the sport. Matches have been called off and authorities and match officials had to step in to…

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Man escapes crocodile attack in Australia

SYDNEY: A man who accidently snorkeled headfirst into a crocodile in northern Australia escaped with minor injuries as wildlife officers Monday worked to track down the reptile. The croc, measuring up to two metres (6.5 feet), “reacted defensively” when the swimmer “inadvertently” swum into it on Sunday near popular Lizard Island in Queensland state. “The…

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Australia police stop driver, 12, on epic car journey

SYDNEY: A 12-year-old boy trying to drive from coast-to-coast through the vast Australian outback was stopped by traffic police more than a thousand kilometres into the epic road trip, authorities said Sunday. The child was picked up by local police in the mining city of Broken Hill, around a 14-hour drive from his starting point…

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Australia changes visa policy for foreign workers

Sydney: Australia’s controversial decision to scrap a visa programme for temporary foreign workers got a mixed response Wednesday, with critics slamming it as spin over substance and pandering to anti-immigration rhetoric. The “457 visa” allows businesses facing skills shortages to employ labour from overseas, but has been slammed by unions amid claims that bosses were…

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Family see shark kill teenage daughter off Australia

Sydney: A 17-year-old girl has died after being mauled by a shark in full view of her parents on Australia’s southwest coast, authorities said Tuesday.

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Whale cams reveal secret Antarctic feeding habits

SYDNEY: Whale cams have revealed the secret feeding habits of the giant mammals in frozen Antarctica, details on their social lives, and even how they must blow hard to clear sea ice to breathe. Scientists attached tiny cameras and electronic tags to humpbacks to better understand what they do underwater as they study how shrinking…

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Ten famous performances by Mard-e-Mardan Younis Khan

By: Anwar Abbas “Mard-e-Mardan” (The Man from Mardan) Younis Khan bid adieu to international cricket several days ago and he was the first Pakistani batsman to score a century in all test playing countries. His contributions towards Pakistan cricket will never be forgotten. In the literature work, let’s take a look at 10 of his…

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Thank you Younis Khan

By: Muhammad Saim Khan Pakistan produced a lot of brilliant cricketers like Hanif Mohammad, Javed Miandad, Imran Khan,Zaheer Abbas and many more. These all players have played in the nineties. Now if we come to 2000 onwards the greats are Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Inzeman-ul-Haq, Mohammad Yousaf, Shahid Afridi and Younis Khan. All of these…

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Top Australian cricketer banned for drunken incident

Australia has Test spinner Stephen O’Keefe for next season’s Matador BBQ’s One-Day Cup after making “highly inappropriate comments” in an alcohol-related incident last week. The spinner has also been slapped with a $20,000 fine. Cricket Australia announced on Friday that O’Keefe had been sanctioned for a level two Code of Conduct offence after the comments…

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Terror link as Pakistani killed in ‘horrific’ Australia attack

Sydney: A Pakistani petrol station attendant was stabbed to death during an “absolutely horrific” crime spree in Australia, authorities said, fearing Friday that the attack was terror-linked.  The 29-year-old man was found with multiple stab wounds late Thursday after allegedly being attacked by two teenage boys.  Police believe the pair, aged 15 and 16, went…

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Australian regulator sues Apple alleging iPhone ‘bricking’

Australia’s consumer watchdog has sued Apple Inc (AAPL.O) alleging it used a software update to disable iPhones which had cracked screens fixed by third parties.

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Hodge apologises to Kohli over injury comments

DHARAMSALA: Former Australia batsman Brad Hodge has apologised to Virat Kohli for comments suggesting the India captain missed the fourth test in Dharamsala to rest his injured shoulder ahead of the Indian Premier League Twenty20 campaign, starting next week. Kohli was ruled out on the morning of the series-decider against Australia after failing to recover…

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Pakistan suffer second defeat in a row

DARWIN: Pakistan was beaten by top-ranked Australia in the second hockey test at the Marrara Hockey Stadium in Darwin on Wednesday. World number one Australia which outplayed Pakistan 6-1 in the opener, defeated the Men in Green 3-0 in the second game to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the four test series. Despite the…

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