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It's not an impossible task, says James Anderson on beating Australia in their backyard
Brisbane, Dec 2 (IANS) Veteran England seamer James Anderson believes that beating Australia in their backyard is not an impossible task. He added that victories by India and South Africa in Australia have given the tourists a confidence of replicating something similar in the 2021/22 Ashes.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
England wary of David Warner, says Anderson
Brisbane, Dec 2 (IANS) England fast bowler Jimmy Anderson, who will lock horns with his old foe when the Ashes begin here on December 8, has a grudging respect for Australian opener David Warner. Anderson said that Warner still has "too much for England" and "we are not going to take him lightly".
2021-12-02
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Australian state tightens border restrictions amid Covid-19 outbreak
Canberra, Dec 2 (IANS) The state government of South Australia (SA) has tightened its border restrictions in response to the latest coronavirus outbreak.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Australian mathematician cuts through knotty questions with AI
Sydney, Dec 2 (IANS) Some of the world's leading mathematicians have joined forces with a team of computer scientists to use artificial intelligence (AI) to develop new theorems and untangle seemingly impenetrable questions in the fields of knot theory and representation theory.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Science/Tech
Australian science agency opens testing facility for lunar rovers
Canberra, Dec 2 (IANS) Australia's national science agency has opened a purpose-built facility to test technology before it is sent to the Moon.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Science/Tech
Ashes 2021-22: Australia confirm Alex Carey as wicketkeeper for first two Tests
Brisbane, Dec 2 (IANS) Alex Carey will make his debut for Australia in the first Test against England at Gabba on December 8 after Cricket Australia's National Selection Panel added him to the 15-player squad to replace former captain and wicketkeeper Tim Paine, who withdrew from the team following an off the field scandal.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Australian researchers set new sights for bionic eye
Sydney, Dec 1 (IANS) Researchers from Australia's University of Sydney (USYD) and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) revealed the success of a long-term trial of a new bionic eye prototype.
2021-12-01
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Politics,Science/Tech
Australian scientists make breakthrough on exercise pill
Canberra, Dec 1 (IANS) Australian researchers have discovered molecular signals that could help deliver the neurological benefits of exercise in a pill.
2021-12-01
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Science/Tech
Scientists protect Australian sea lions from deadly parasite
Sydney, Dec 1 (IANS) Veterinary scientists have made a breakthrough in protecting endangered Australian sea lions from an often-fatal infection.
2021-12-01
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Australia creates its first mRNA Covid vaccine candidate
Sydney, Dec 1 (IANS) Research institutes and pharmaceutical company in Australia's state of Victoria have created a new mRNA Covid vaccine candidate, with clinical trials to begin early next year.
2021-12-01
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Having Ben Stokes in England squad a massive bonus: Ex-coach Bayliss
Hobart, Dec 1 (IANS) Former England cricket team coach Trevor Bayliss has said that the squad having all-rounder Ben Stokes in its ranks ahead of the five-Test Ashes series was a "massive bonus" for the Joe Root-led side.
2021-12-01
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Cameron Green unfazed as Perth's chances of hosting fifth Ashes Test diminish
Sydney, Dec 1 (IANS) Australian cricketer Cameron Green is unfazed by the fact that he might not play the fifth Ashes Test in front of his home crowd in Perth in January after stringent quarantine rules made it virtually impossible for the venue to host the match.
2021-12-01
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Australian researchers shed light on Sun's role as water source
Syndey, Nov 30 (IANS) Scientists from Australia's Curtin University have shown how the Sun may have played an unexpected role in the formation of the "Blue Planet".
2021-11-30
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Science/Tech
Despite uncertainties, England's Buttler determined to enjoy Ashes challenges
Brisbane, Nov 30 (IANS) England's hero of the ICC T20 World Cup campaign, Jos Buttler, says he has "nothing to lose" in the Ashes series given the waves of uncertainty hitting the sport every now and then, adding that he was "fully determined" to enjoy all the challenges that are thrown up in the series beginning at the Gabba on December 8.
2021-11-30
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
More cases of Omicron variant reported in Australia's New South Wales
Sydney, Nov 30 (IANS) More cases infected with the new Omicron variant of Covid-19 were reported in Australia's New South Wales (NSW) state.
2021-11-30
Category: International, Australia,National,Health/Medicine
Mitchell Starc just not bowling well enough to warrant Ashes Test place: Warne
Sydney, Nov 30 (IANS) Former Australian spinner Shane Warne has said 31-year-old pace bowler Mitchell Starc is "just not bowling well enough" to warrant a place in the home side for the Ashes series beginning at the Gabba on December 8.
2021-11-30
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Australian border reopening delayed amid Omicron concerns
Canberra, Nov 29 (IANS) The Australian government has delayed the reopening of the country's borders amid concerns over the Omicron variant of Covid-19.
2021-11-29
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Shane Warne injured in bike accident
Sydney, Nov 29 (IANS) Australian spin bowling legend Shane Warne has reportedly got injured in a bike accident on Sunday, and though the injuries are not serious, he went to hospital as a precaution.
2021-11-29
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Australian state sticking to reopening plan despite Omicron variant concerns
Sydney, Nov 29 (IANS) Australia's most populous state of New South Wales (NSW) would continue forward with plans to ease Covid restrictions, despite growing concerns over the new Omicron variant.
2021-11-29
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Gillespie compares Alex Carey to Australian great Gilchrist
Sydney, Nov 29 (IANS) Former Australian pace bowler Jason Gillespie feels wicketkeeper-batter Alex Carey "ticks all the boxes" for the 30-year-old to be included in the home team for the Ashes series, beginning at the Gabba on December 8.
2021-11-29
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Australian PM calls state leaders meeting over Omicron Covid-19 variant
Canberra, Nov 29 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called a meeting of state and territory leaders in response to the new Omicron Covid-19 variant.
2021-11-29
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Indigenous Australians given say on new cultural protection laws
Canberra, Nov 29 (IANS) Indigenous groups from around Australia will shape the country's cultural heritage protection systems under a new agreement.
2021-11-29
Category: International, Australia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Trying to put my best foot forward as I wait for Ashes selection: Wicketkeeper Inglis
Sydney, Nov 29 (IANS) Western Australia wicketkeeper Josh Inglis has said that he is just trying to put his "best foot forward" as he waits for the Cricket Australia's (CA) selection panel to take a decision on who would keep wickets in the Ashes, which are less than 10 days away.
2021-11-29
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Social media will be forced to disclose users behind trolls in Australia
Sydney, Nov 29 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is all set to introduce a new anti-troll Bill that would force online social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter to reveal the identities of anonymous users, in an effort to crack down on online trolling.
2021-11-29
Category: International, Australia,Technology
Giles backs Root to halt play if England players face racial abuse during Ashes
Brisbane, Nov 28 (IANS) Ashley Giles, the director of England men's cricket on Sunday said that he would back captain Joe Root in halting play if any racist behaviour was detected among crowds during the upcoming Ashes series in Australia.
2021-11-28
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
2 Omicron variant cases detected in Australia's New South Wales
Sydney, Nov 28 (IANS) Health authorities of Australia's state of New South Wales on Sunday afternoon confirmed two cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant after conducting urgent genomic sequencing from overseas travellers.
2021-11-28
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Expect my pacers not to come up with excuses during Ashes: Aus bowling coach
Sydney, Nov 28 (IANS) Australian bowling coach Andrew McDonald expects his pace bowling battery comprising Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc and new captain Pat Cummins to fire on all cylinders in the Ashes beginning on December 8, saying he would entertain no excuses if the hosts have a slow start to the series against Joe Root's England.
2021-11-28
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Search for Aussie wicket-keeper for Ashes narrows down to Inglis, Carey: Reports
Sydney, Nov 28 (IANS) With just 10 days to go for the first Ashes Test, beginning at the Gabba, Brisbane on December 8, Cricket Australia (CA) is yet to decide on who will be the wicketkeeper for the series after Tim Paine decided to take an indefinite break from cricket following the sexting scandal.
2021-11-28
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Cricket Australia forced Cummins into 'confession' before handing him captaincy reins: Reports
Sydney, Nov 28 (IANS) Australian Test skipper Pat Cummins has revealed that Cricket Australia had forced him into 'confession' before handing him the job of leading the side for the Ashes series beginning at the Gabba on December 8.
2021-11-28
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Australian states tighten borders, testing for Omicron variant
Sydney, Nov 28 (IANS) The Australian states of New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria, as two major entry ports of the country, have introduced 72-hour isolation requirements for all international arrivals as health authorities scramble to sequence for the new Omicron variant in arrivals from southern African countries.
2021-11-28
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Climate change fuels Australian bushfires: Report
Canberra, Nov 27 (IANS) Climate change has been found to be an "overwhelming factor" in the increase in Australian bushfires in both frequency and intensity, according to a report by the country's national science agency.
2021-11-27
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Warne not amused with Steve Smith's return to leadership role
Sydney, Nov 27 (IANS) Australian spin wizard Shane Warne is not amused with the fact that while former captain Steve Smith can return to the leadership role, David Warner would remain suspended from captaining or vice-captaining his country again during his cricketing career.
2021-11-27
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Ian Chappell slams Cricket Australia for appointing Smith as vice-captain
Sydney, Nov 27 (IANS) Australian cricketing legend Ian Chappell has slammed Cricket Australia's (CA) decision to appoint Steve Smith as vice-captain of the team ahead of the five-Test Ashes series beginning at the Gabba on December 8, saying, "If I'd have cheated as an Australian captain, they (CA) would have taken the job away from me and made sure I didn't continue to play as a player."
2021-11-27
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Covid booster shots a matter of urgency: Aus PM
Canberra, Nov 26 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will send letters to citizens urging them to book their coronavirus booster vaccines as soon as possible, as the country is still battling the third wave of the pandemic.
2021-11-26
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Flood warnings for parts of Australia
Sydney, Nov 26 (IANS) Flood warnings were issued on Friday for parts of New South Wales (NSW), Queensland and Victoria as emergency workers were bracing for another busy weekend following continued widespread torrential rain and thunderstorms on Australia's east coast.
2021-11-26
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Days before Ashes, Paine shocker as he decides to step away from cricket indefinitely
Sydney, Nov 26 (IANS) A week after sending shockwaves by resigning as Australia's Test skipper, wicketkeeper-batter Tim Paine again created ripples in the cricketing ecosystem here on Friday by stepping away from "all forms of cricket for the foreseeable future" following the fallout from the sexting scandal that cost him the captaincy.
2021-11-26
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Pace bowler Pat Cummins named Australia Test captain in 65-year first
Sydney, Nov 26 (IANS) Fast bowler Pat Cummins was on Friday confirmed as Australia's new men's Test captain, a week after Tim Paine stepped down voluntarily following the sexting scandal that blew in the face of the wicketkeeper-batter who was leading the side since 2018.
2021-11-26
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Common antacids may hinder lung cancer treatment
Sydney, Nov 25 (IANS) A common medication used to treat reflux, heart burn and ulcers could lessen the effectiveness of lung cancer immunotherapy drugs, according to a new research.
2021-11-25
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Covid booster critical to ensure freedom in travelling: Australian expert
Canberra, Nov 25 (IANS) An Australian expert warned that the country may be in the grip of a new wave of Covid-19 cases, and booster shots are critical to ensure freedom across the country.
2021-11-25
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Australia's Victoria hits 90% double-dose vaccine milestone
Sydney, Nov 25 (IANS) Australia's state of Victoria reached 90 per cent double-dose vaccination for residents aged 12 and over, officials said on Thursday.
2021-11-25
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Schedule for Australian "Summer of Tennis" announce, Aus Open from Jan 17
Sydney, Nov 25 (IANS) Tennis Australia announced its "Summer of Tennis" on Thursday, which would include a host of events across several states in the lead-up to the Australian Open 2022.
2021-11-25
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis
Troy Cooley to join England as pace bowling consultant for The Ashes
Brisbane, Nov 24 (IANS) The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Wednesday appointed Troy Cooley as a consultant pace bowling coach of the national team ahead of the upcoming 2021/22 Ashes starting on December 8. Cooley, who was the bowling coach when England won the 2005 Ashes and took up a similar role with Australia, will also assist the England Lions team ahead of their four-day match against Australia A on December 9.
2021-11-24
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
'Travelling Australians not required to pay for Covid tests'
Canberra, Nov 24 (IANS) Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt on Wednesday confirmed that interstate travel'ers will not have to pay for their mandatory Covid-19 tests.
2021-11-24
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Aus to establish domestic violence commission
Canberra, Nov 24 (IANS) The Australian government on Tuesday announced it will establish a new commission to help end violence against women and children.
2021-11-24
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Paine still the best golveman in Australia; has support of all the players: Marcus Harris
Sydney, Nov 24 (IANS) Australian Test opener Marcus Harris has thrown his weight behind the embattled former skipper Tim Paine, saying he's still the "best golveman" in the country, adding that he has the support of the entire team as he tries to overcome the turmoil in his life following the sexting scandal.
2021-11-24
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Cummins will make for an unbelievable captain: James Pattinson
Sydney, Nov 24 (IANS) Australian pacer Pat Cummins' former Test team-mate James Pattinson has said that the fast bowler would make for an "unbelievable" captain if he is given the opportunity to lead the side during the Ashes, beginning at the Gabba on December 8.
2021-11-24
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Opinion/Commentary
Aus Covid caseload crosses 200K
Canberra, Nov 23 (IANS) Australia's overall Covid caseload crossed the 200,000 mark on Tuesday as the country is battling an ongoing third wave of the pandemic.
2021-11-23
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Will recuse myself if there is a vote on Paine: Chairman of selectors
Sydney, Nov 23 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) selection committee chairman George Bailey has said he would recuse himself from the vote, if any, on embattled cricketer Tim Paine's selection in the side for the upcoming Ashes series, and would leave the decision on fellow selectors Justin Langer and Tony Dodemaide.
2021-11-23
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Cricket Tasmania appalled by treatment meted out to Tim Paine
Hobart, Nov 23 (IANS) Cricket Tasmania (CT) is seething over the treatment meted out to Australian wicketkeeper-batter Tim Paine, who voluntarily relinquished Test captaincy recently following an off-field scandal, where he sent text messages to a former CT staffer in 2017.
2021-11-23
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Making Smith skipper for Ashes will add to the circus, says Ian Healy
Sydney, Nov 23 (IANS) Former Australian wicketkeeper-batter Ian Healy has said that making Steve Smith the leader of the side for the Ashes -- beginning in a fortnight's time in Brisbane -- will "add to the circus", given that Tim Paine has already stepped down as the Test captain of the side in the wake of the sexting scandal.
2021-11-23
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket