Thursday, 19 September 2019

Tag Archives: Australia

Driver who killed six in Australia car rampage sentenced to life

SYDNEY: A driver who killed six people in a rampage along a Melbourne shopping street was sentenced to life Friday for what a judge described as one of Australia´s worst mass murders. The January 2017 attack at Bourke Street mall, a popular shopping area, rocked Australia´s second-largest city, with a ...

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Injured Josh Hazlewood confident of being fit for World Cup

SYDNEY: Australian pace spearhead Josh Hazlewood said on Thursday he was confident of being fit for the World Cup, with scans this week set to determine when he can make a comeback. The vice-captain missed Australia’s two recent Tests against Sri Lanka with a back injury and has also been ...

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French group wins $35.5 billion defence deal from Australia

ANKARA: Australia and France signed a strategic partnership agreement for joint construction of Australian navy’s new fleet of submarines, according to The Sydney Morning Herald. The production of the 12 Attack-class submarines by French shipbuilder Naval Group will cost Australia A$50b ($35.5b). The bids were announced in 2016. Construction on ...

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Ponting: Australia can contend at World Cup with Smith, Warner

MELBOURNE: Australia’s new assistant coach Ricky Ponting believes the inclusion of Steve Smith and David Warner will help the nation shrug off a woeful run of form in one-day cricket and transform them into genuine contenders at the World Cup in England. Smith and Warner’s ball-tampering bans expire on March ...

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Ricky Ponting appointed assistant coach for World Cup ’19

SYDNEY: Former national skipper Ricky Ponting was on Friday recruited to work alongside coach Justin Langer, focusing mainly on the batsmen, for the looming World Cup in England where Australia will defend their title. The appointment of the vastly experienced Ponting, who played at five World Cups and won at ...

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Starc bowls Australia to crushing win against Sri Lanka

CANBERRA: A resurgent Mitchell Starc took five wickets as Australia wrapped up a confidence-boosting 2-0 series thrashing of Sri Lanka Monday, with the tourists skittled for 149 in the second Test at Canberra. In front of a sparse crowd on day four, Sri Lanka resumed on 17 without loss, needing ...

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Australia name Head, Cummins vice-captains for Sri Lanka tests

BRISBANE: Batsman Travis Head and pace bowler Pat Cummins have been named joint vice-captains for Australia’s two-test series against Sri Lanka starting in Brisbane, the country’s cricket board said. Cricket Australia (CA) said that the duo have been elevated to leadership roles to assist skipper Tim Paine in place of ...

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Power outages as Australia swelters through extreme temperatures

Hundreds of thousands of people sweltering through a brutal heatwave in southern Australia were left without power Friday, as the grid struggled with surging demand. Authorities said more than 200,000 customers were experiencing blackouts after it ordered forced outages to reduce the risk of the entire grid failing. “We have ...

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