#Australia

17 hours ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The WTC final will be held at Lord's from June 18 to June 22. (Photo Credit: BCCI/PTI Photo)

  • With the loss against India, England have been knocked out of the WTC
  • India will have to draw or win the fourth Test against England to play in the finals
  • If England can salvage a win, then Australia will sneak into the finals at Lord's

1 day ago.Dunedin, New Zealand
Australia's wicket keeper Matthew Wade (R) celebrates New Zealand's Martin Guptill being caught with teammate Daniel Sams during the 2nd cricket T20 match between New Zealand and Australia at University Oval in Dunedin on February 25. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Martin Guptill returned to form on Thursday with  97 runs in Dunedin
  • Guptill's innings gave him the record for the most sixes in Twenty20 internationals with 132
  • He is now past India's Rohit Sharma record of 127

1 day ago.Brisbane QLD, Australia
Australians will see the prospect of Brisbane hosting the Olympics in 2032 as a symbol of hope as the country emerges from the coronavirus pandemic,. (Photo credit: PTI/File)

  • an International Olympic Committee announced that Brisbane was the preferred candidate to host the 2032 Games
  • Queensland state premier Annastacia Palaszczuk welcomed the "wonderful news"
  • "It would bring huge economic benefit and jobs as part of our economic recovery as we come out of COVID-19," she said

1 day ago.Melbourne VIC, Australia
Australian parliament Thursday passed landmark legislation on Thursday that requires global digital giants to pay for local news content. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • Google will pay for news content in Australia that appears on its "Showcase" product
  • Facebook will pay providers, whose content will appear on its "News" section
  • Giant tech firms have accused the legislation, saying it would threaten their business models

1 day ago.Canberra ACT, Australia
Facebook recently locked horns with the Australian authorities over content sharing (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • "We absolutely recognize quality journalism is at the heart of open societies", said Nick Clegg
  • He clarified Facebook's stance and dusted off responsibility from alleged "stealing of journalism"
  • Australian authorities have urged  Facebook and Google to pay for the news content generated in the country

2 days ago.Tasmania, Australia
Neil Waters claimed that he has been able to acquire pictures of a Thylacine from camera traps he had laid out. (Representational image: Unsplash)

  • Neil Waters video has been viewed more than 250k times
  • Waters has submitted the evidence to Biologist Nick Mooney for verification
  • The enthusiast founded Thylacine Awareness Group of Australia (TAGOA) in 2014

3 days ago.Canberra ACT, Australia
Facebook had banned Australian news pages over a media law. (Photo Credit: Pixabay)

  • Facebook and the Australian government on Tuesday indicated they had reached a  compromise over a media law
  • The law was aimed at forcing tech companies like Google and Facebook, to pay for news
  • Facebook will lift the ban "in the coming days"

3 days ago.Canberra ACT, Australia
Craig Kelly informed his colleagues about the decision during a party meeting in Canberra. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@CraigKellyMP)

  • Craig Kelly has repeatedly questioned the safety of coronavirus vaccines through social media
  • He has promoted unproven COVID-19 treatments such as Malaria drug hydroxychloroquine
  • Kelly's Facebook account frequently disregards climate change

4 days ago.Christchurch, New Zealand
Devon Conway was adjudged man of the match for his unbeaten 99. (Photo credit: Instagram/blackcapsnz)

  • Devon Conway hit 10 boundaries and three sixes in the match
  • Captain Kane Williamson said Conway's innings was unbelievable
  • The left-handed batsman guided New Zealand to 183/5 in 20 overs

4 days ago
New Zealand have lost only once at home this season. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ICC)

  • New Zealand have taken a 1-0 lead in the five-match T20I series
  • Devon Convoy top-scored with an unbeaten 99
  • Trent Boult and Tim Southee took 2 wickets each as Australia were bundled out for 131