Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Tag Archives: Australia

Solar powered cars set off for Australia’s outback race

MELBOURNE: More than 40 racing teams from 21 countries left Darwin on Sunday to race across Australia to the southern city of Adelaide in the world’s fastest solar powered cars. The 3,000 kilometer (1,864 mile) Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is one of the most prestigious solar car races. The biennial ...

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Pakistan cricket team breaks India, Australia’s series win record

LONDON: Pakistan cricket team defeated Sri Lanka in the third ODI of the historic home series on Wednesday, which was their 92nd victory against the Islanders, which is a world record. Earlier, Australia had defeated New Zealand and India had beaten Sri Lanka in 91 matches each. The Australian team ...

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Australia’s central bank cuts interest rates to record low

SYDNEY: Australia’s central bank on Tuesday lowered the cost of borrowing, slashing interest rates for the third time this year amid fears about the flagging domestic economy. The Reserve Bank of Australia announced it had cut rates by another 25 basis points to 0.75 percent, a decision that brings the ...

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Australian leader says Trump wanted ‘point of contact’ for Russia probe

Australia’s prime minister played down the significance of a call from Donald Trump as “brief and uneventful”, despite mounting controversy over a politically fraught offer to help the US president. Scott Morrison said Trump had simply asked him to establish “a point of contact” within Australia’s government for an investigation ...

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AB de Villiers to make Big Bash debut with Brisbane Heat

SYDNEY: South African great AB de Villiers will make his debut in Australia’s Twenty20 Big Bash League during the 2019-20 season after signing with Brisbane Heat, the team announced Tuesday. The 35-year-old prolific batsman will join the Heat for the second half of the eight-team competition that runs from December ...

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Finch hopes for one more shot at Test cricket

CANBERRA: Australia’s limited-overs captain Aaron Finch wants to have one more go at Test cricket, having struggled for the most part in Test whites so far. “For me personally, it’s about probably having one really good crack at trying to get back to the Test team again,” Finch told SEN ...

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Volkswagen settles Australia emissions cheating scandal

SYDNEY: Volkswagen has agreed to pay up to Aus$127 million ($87.3 million) to settle multiple class action suits brought by Australian motorists over a diesel emissions cheating scandal, the parties’ lawyers said. The German car giant, which owns brands ranging from luxury Audi to lower-end Skoda, said in 2015 that ...

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Australia having a ‘mare’ with Ashes DRS calls

MANCHESTER: Australia captain Tim Paine admitted he was having “a mare” after twice failing to review umpiring decisions in the fifth Ashes Test even though the challenges would have brought wickets. England, seeking to level the series at 2-2, are firmly in control of the final Test with two days ...

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Australia retain the Ashes but England square series

LONDON: England defeated Australia by 135 runs in the final Ashes Test at The Oval to draw the series 2-2. Australia took an unassailable lead at Old Trafford last week to retain the urn, but were unable to become the first touring side to win the Ashes on these shore ...

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