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Del Potro ruled out of Australian Open

Fractured patella bone rules Argentine out of year’s first grand slam

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January 1, 2019


Australian climber breaks world record with Everest summit

An Australian climber reached the top of Mount Everest Monday, becoming the fastest person to summit the highest mountain on each of the world’s seven continents. Steve Plain conquered Everest 117 days after he reached the peak of Mount Vinson — the highest mountain in Antarctica — breaking the previous seven-summit speed record by nine…

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May 14, 2018


Australia army cricket team to play three T20 matches in Pakistan

LAHORE: Australian Army cricket team will be arriving in Pakistan on October 17 to play three T20 matches with Pakistan Army and Pakistan Cricket Board young team. Dates and venue of matches are as under, Oct 18, 1st T20 at Lahore Garrison stadium, Oct 21, 2nd T20 at Gaddafi stadium, Oct 22, 3rd T20 at…

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October 13, 2016


Feared Australian paceman Johnson retires

PERTH, Australia: Fiery Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson Tuesday announced his retirement from all international cricket after the ongoing Test against New Zealand, joining a host of fellow veterans to recently call it quits. Renowned for his express pace, ferocious bounce and capacity to intimidate, the 34-year-old said in a statement ahead of the fifth…

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November 17, 2015


Australian tourist bikers in Pakistan

Two Australian citizens, who kicked off their world tour from Iran, have entered Pakistan and were seen on motorbikes in Faisalabad city. Watch this report.

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October 17, 2015


Australia focus on Kiwis with Bangladesh tour down

SYDNEY: Australia’s new cricket captain Steve Smith on Friday switched focus to New Zealand’s upcoming tour as he voiced regret that a two-Test series in Bangladesh had to be called off over terrorism fears.

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October 2, 2015


Australian boxer dies after title fight

SYDNEY: The Australian Medical Association (AMA) called for a ban on boxing on Tuesday following the death of a 28-year-old fighter after he was knocked unconscious in the ring. Davey Browne Jr died early on Tuesday from his injuries from an IBF super-featherweight regional title fight four days previously, after his family authorised his life-support…

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September 15, 2015


Same-sex marriage bill introduced to Australian parliament

SYDNEY: A bill to legalise same-sex marriage was introduced into the Australian parliament on Monday but it is doomed to fail with Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s government opposed to any changes. Warren Entsch, from Abbott’s Liberal Party, tabled the cross-party private members bill — despite a government meeting last week deciding against allowing MPs a…

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August 17, 2015


New jellyfish named after curious Australian schoolboy

SYDNEY: An Australian schoolboy who discovered a new species of jellyfish in a Queensland canal has had the tentacled creature named in his honour, scientists said. Saxon Thomas was nine when he spotted a small, box-like jellyfish while fishing with a friend in 2013. Thinking it unusual, he removed it from the water with a…

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July 16, 2015


Dog eats leg of man found dead in Australian home

MELBOURNE: Police checking on a home in suburban Australia found the body of a man whose leg had been gnawed to the bone by a dog, a report said Thursday. The man, reported to be 49 but not named, was found by police and council staff making a welfare check southwest of Melbourne on Tuesday,…

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July 2, 2015


Australian fishermen lure rare monster shark

MELBOURNE: Fishermen off Australia who accidentally caught a whopping 6.3 metre basking shark have provided scientists with a rare opportunity to study the second-biggest fish on the planet. Little is known about the species — smaller only than the whale shark — because it does not need to surface for air to survive and so…

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June 24, 2015


Windies facing another Australian rout

KINGSTON: West Indies lost both openers to Mitchell Starc and were 16 for two at stumps after being set a daunting target of 392 by Australia on the third day of the second and final Test at Sabina Park on Saturday. With a first innings lead of 179, the visitors’ openers David Warner (62) and…

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June 14, 2015


Malaysia Airlines jet makes emergency landing in Australia

MELBOURNE: A Malaysia Airlines passenger flight made an emergency landing in Melbourne on Friday due to an engine problem, Australian authorities said. Flight MH148 departed Melbourne Airport at 2:16 pm (0416 GMT) to head towards the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur but had to perform an emergency landing, the airport's spokeswoman told AFP. “The plane landed…

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June 12, 2015


Prince Harry in encounter with Australian crocodile

SYDNEY: Britain's Prince Harry had a close encounter with a ferocious crocodile during his recent trip in Australia, with officials revealing Saturday he helped capture a 3.1 metre predator. Harry spent a month Down Under with the Australian Army, an experience which involved learning bush survival skills, flying helicopters and working with elite SAS commandos….

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May 16, 2015


Australian FM in Pakistan on two-day visit

ISLAMABAD: Australian Foreign Minister Ms Julie Bishop arrived in Islamabad today (Wednesday) on two-day visit to Pakistan and to discuss regional and international situation and increase bilateral trade. The Australian Foreign Minister will hold official talks with Adviser to Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and meet ministers for Interior, and…

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May 6, 2015


Heat saps Australian workers' productivity: study

PARIS: Worker productivity lost due to heat stress cost Australia some US$6.2 billion (5.6 billion euros) in 2013/14, said a study Monday that warned of worse to come as the planet warms. Three-quarters of respondents to a productivity questionnaire said they were affected by heat at the workplace over a 12-month period, according to findings…

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May 4, 2015


England face great Australian barrier in WC opener

MELBOURNE: England face a formidable task against hosts Australia in their World Cup opener at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday as they look to end a depressing run against the old enemy. England, chasing a maiden World Cup title, head into the tournament with fresh painful memories of three losses to the Australians, including…

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February 13, 2015


Shark kills man at Australian beach

SYDNEY: A man was killed Monday after being attacked by a shark in eastern Australia, a day after a surfer suffered serious injuries in the same area. Police said the man died at Shelly Beach near Ballina, some 730 kilometres (452 miles) north of Sydney. “A man has died after he was pulled from a…

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February 9, 2015


Tennis: Djokovic beats Murray to win Australian Open title

MELBOURNE: World number one Novak Djokovic won a fifth Australian Open title and his eighth Grand Slam Sunday, grinding down Britain's Andy Murray in four sets to heap more misery on the Scot. Djokovic won 7-6 (7/5), 6-7 (4/7), 6-3, 6-0 in 3hr 39min to stretch his formidable record on the Melbourne hardcourts to winning…

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February 1, 2015


Maxwell leads Australian ODI win over England

PERTH: A career-best performance by much-maligned all-rounder Glenn Maxwell inspired Australia to a crushing win over England in the one-day international tri-series final at the WACA Ground on Sunday. Maxwell took the highest score of 95 to help Australia recover from a poor start to make 278 for eight, winning by 112 runs. He then…

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February 1, 2015


Sharapova powers into Australian Open final

MELBOURNE: Second seed Maria Sharapova powered into the Australian Open final with a straight sets 6-3, 6-2 demolition of 10th seeded fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova on Thursday. Five-time Grand Slam champion Sharapova, a winner at Melbourne Park in 2008, will play the victor of an all-American semi-final between top seed Serena Williams or the unseeded…

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January 29, 2015