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Agar top scores as No 11 on debut in Tests


London: Ashton Agar became the highest scorer on debut as a No 11 player in Test cricket during his knock of 69 not out (still batting) at lunch during the second day of the first Ashes Test between

Ashes update: Australia looks to reclaim the urn


Ashes: First Test first day: England chooses to bat first.
England: 87/2 in 24 overs:Trott (36 not), Pietersen (5 not out) leads fightback.
England loses openers Cook, Root early for 13 and 30 runs r

First Australian Muslim Minister racially abused for taking oath on Quran


Melbourne: Hours after Ed Husic became Australia's first ever Muslim minister, he was flooded with online racial abuse for taking oath of office on the Quran.
43-year-old Husic, was appointed as parl

Root keen to forget about Warner attack

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England batsman Joe Root has said that he hoped that he has moved on from the controversial attack he suffered at the hands of Australia’s David Warner behind him as he prepares for his first Ashes s

Australia enforces stricter visa rule for foreign workers

Australia today implemented a new stringent visa regime for hiring of foreign workers, allowing businesses to recruit expatriates only after exhausting all local options, besides increasing the visa fees.

Kevin Rudd names record number of women in his cabinet


Melbourne: Australia's new cabinet was sworn in on Monday with Prime Minister Kevin Rudd naming a record number of six women, days after he dramatically ousted the country's first woman premier Julia

Kevin Rudd topples Julia Gillard, sworn in as Australia's new prime minister

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Sydney: Kevin Rudd was sworn in as Australia's new prime minister almost three years to the day since he was ruthlessly ousted from the job by Julia Gillard, as Labor desperately fights for electoral

Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard calls leadership ballot


Sydney: Embattled Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard called a Labor leadership ballot for Wednesday evening amid party-room moves to depose her in favour of predecessor Kevin Rudd.Gillard said t

Remark on Oz PM sparks cleavage protest


Sydney: A remark against Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has sparked a rush of cleavage photos on Facebook and Twitter. The online protest was lodged after a commentator said on a radio progr

Australia look to make amends against New Zealand


Birmingham: After their meek surrender against England in their opening game, a struggling Australia will have to work on their batting frailties when they take on a confident New Zealand in a Group

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