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Australia floor Pakistan in third Twenty20


Australia brought Pakistan down to earth with a thumping 94-run defeat in the third and final Twenty20 international at Dubai Stadium here on Monday.

Chasing a daunting 169-run target, Pakistan were

Australia beat Pakistan to take series 2-1


Australia beat Pakistan by three wickets in the third and final one-day international at Sharjah Stadium here on Monday, taking the three-match series 2-1.

Michael Hussey scored 65 to help Australia

55 rescued from missing Indonesia asylum boat


Rescuers plucked 55 survivors from the ocean on Thursday, more than a day after an asylum-seeker boat heading for Australia disappeared off the Indonesian coast with 150 people aboard.

After Indonesi

No Indians or Asians job ad triggers outrage in Australia

A contractor of Australia's supermarket chain Coles has come under fire for publishing a job advertisement, which barred Indians or Asians from applying.

Clarke confident that Australia will get back to top


Michael Clarke on Friday said he was confident that Australia can regain the top spot if they play well after slipping to fourth in the world one-day rankings for the first time in three years.

The f

Australia gives India's GVK coal mine green light


A huge US$6.3 billion Australian coal mine to be built by Indian infrastructure giant GVK was given the green light on Thursday under strict environmental conditions to protect the Great Barrier Reef.

Smith expects 'awesome' Australia challenge


South Africa may have gone to the top of the world Test rankings after their 2-0 series win in England but Proteas captain Graeme Smith insisted there'd be no complacency ahead of a tour of Australia.

SL Tamils break law, risk lives


Among the 61 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees caught trying to sail to Australia by the Tamil Nadu police late Thursday night was a very angry woman. Pamini Nagula, 32, had planned to take along her three li

40 refugees caught trying to sail to Oz


Even as hundreds of Sri Lankan refugees in Tamil Nadu perished at sea in recent months undertaking the perilous journey to the faraway Christmas Islands and Cocoa Islands, in the hope of winning asylu

Australia hits out at Facebook over 'racist' page

Australian Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has hit out at Facebook over its failure to immediately take down a page that stereotyped Aboriginal people as hopeless petrol-sniffing drunks.


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