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Shakib’s five-for puts Bangladesh on top


DHAKA: Shakib Al Hasan claimed five wickets to help dismiss Australia for 217 and give Bangladesh the upper hand on the second day of the opening Test on Monday. Australia, who resumed the day on a precarious 18-3, were bowled out early in the final session for 217 to hand the hosts a 43-run first-innings lead. By stumps they had ... Read More »

MH370 widow, sons sue Malaysia Airlines in Australia


SYDNEY: The widow and sons of a passenger on missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 are suing the carrier in an Australian court, saying they have suffered “nervous shock,” a document showed Wednesday. Just days before the second anniversary of the plane’s disappearance, Yen Li Chong along with sons Justin Jia Tian Tan and Javier Jia He Tan is claiming unspecified ... Read More »

Will Australia become a republic?


SYDNEY: The leaders of seven of Australia’s eight states and territories have called for the country to become a republic, reigniting a thorny debate ahead of a national holiday on Tuesday. Australia is a constitutional monarchy, with Britain’s Queen Elizabeth as head of state. The role is largely ceremonial, but the monarch does have the power to dissolve parliament, as ... Read More »

Smith, Bailey tons power Australia past India


PERTH: Captain Steve Smith and George Bailey struck fluent centuries as Australia chased down a steep 310-run target to win the first One-Day International against India by five wickets in Perth on Tuesday. Smith fell for his highest ODI score of 149 with Australia two runs short of victory and the right-hander left the ground shaking his head before watching ... Read More »

Melbourne ‘most livable’ city


LONDON: Melbourne, Australia, is the world’s most livable city but conflict and terrorism have led to a fall in global urban living conditions more generally, according to a respected British study published Tuesday. For the fifth year running, the Australian city came out on top of the annual Livability Ranking study of 140 cities, conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit, ... Read More »

Australia ‘paid’ crew of asylum-seeker boat to turn back


KUPANG, Indonesia: The captain and crew of a boat carrying 65 asylum-seekers say Australian authorities paid them thousands of dollars to turn around and return to Indonesian waters, police said Wednesday. The migrants from Bangladesh, Myanmar and Sri Lanka came ashore on Rote island in eastern Indonesia in late May, after they were intercepted en route to New Zealand by ... Read More »

Aussie hit for defending Hijabi women


MELBOURNE: An Australian man was attacked as he defended three Muslim women after they were verbally abused in a train in Melbourne. Police are investigating the incident that started when two men verbally abused the group of women with heads covered, Al Arabiya website reported.  Australia’s The Age newspaper claims one of the men criticized the TRAIN HORROR: Jason Cias ... Read More »

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