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Michael Clarke confident of being fit for Ashes

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Australian Test captain Michael Clarke today said it was unlikely his back and hamstring issues would keep him out of the Ashes tour to England later this year.

Julian Assange sees freedom in Australia senate seat


WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange believes winning a seat in Australia’s upper house would extricate him from his prolonged asylum inside Ecuador’s London embassy, a report said Monday.

I will be fit for opening Test, says Clarke


Recovering from a hamstring problem, Michael Clarke remains a doubtful starter for the second warmup game but the Australian skipper is confident that he will be fit for the opening Test against India beginning in Chennai on February 22.

Hughes ‘the one’ for Australia in India


Rejuvenated batsman Phillip Hughes can be a key player for Australia in their four-Test series in India starting later this month, teammate Peter Siddle said on Thursday.

Australian PM Gillard reshuffles Cabinet ahead of poll


Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard denied that her government was in chaos, after the resignation of two of her most senior ministers prompted a Cabinet reshuffle ahead of a national election.

Australia add Bird to one-day squad


Australian selectors have added fast bowler Jackson Bird to their one-day squad for Sunday’s crucial clash against Sri Lanka in Sydney.

Death threats for royal prank call presenters

Death threats have been made against the Australian radio hosts involved in the royal prank call tragedy, police said Friday, with station management reportedly moving some staff to safehouses.

Royal hoax presenters off show until further notice: station

Two Australian radio presenters who duped a nurse at the hospital which treated Prince William’s pregnant wife Catherine will not return “until further notice”, their station said today after the woman was found dead.

Algae turns Australian oceans milky pink


A huge red algal bloom along vast stretches of southeastern Australia's coastline on Thursday resulted in beaches being closed and turned swathes of usually pristine ocean milky pink.

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Aussie press praises South Africa fightback

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Australian media today praised the rearguard action by South Africa to save the second Test and said their survival will feel like a win going into the third and deciding showdown this week.


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