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Facebook tells 'real story' behind blocking news in Australia
Sydney/New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Facebook, which first announced to block access to news on its platform for Australian users and publishers and then rolled back its decision, has now revealed the "real story" behind what exactly happened.
2021-02-25
Category: International, Australia,Technology
Australia expresses concern over attack-class submarine programme
Canberra, Feb 24 (IANS) Australia's Defence Minister Linda Reynolds has expressed her "frustration" with the French company chosen to build the nation's new fleet of submarines.
2021-02-24
Category: International, Australia,Politics
'Extremely unlikely' Covid-19 escaped from Wuhan lab: WHO mission member
Sydney, Feb 23 (IANS) It is "extremely unlikely" that SARS-CoV-2, which causes Covid-19, escaped from a lab in the Chinese city of Wuhan, a member of a World Health Organization (WHO) expert team sent to China on a Covid-19 origin-tracing mission said.
2021-02-23
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
FB restores news content as Australia to modify media code
Sydney, Feb 23 (IANS) Facebook will restore news pages in Australia in coming days after the government has agreed to amend the News Media Bargaining Code, the media reported on Tuesday.
2021-02-23
Category: International, Australia,Technology
Osaka climbs to second, Medvedev third on tennis rankings
Sydney, Feb 23 (IANS) Naomi Osaka climbed one spot to second in the latest women's WTA rankings released after the Australian Open. The 23-year-old Japanese won her fourth Grand Slam title and second at the Rod Laver Arena.
2021-02-23
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis
First batch of Covid vaccines arrive in Australia for roll out
Canberra, Feb 22 (IANS) Covid vaccines have arrived in Australia as the country kicked off its inoculation drive on Monday.
2021-02-22
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Politics
FB, Google, Microsoft adopt Australian misinformation code
Sydney, Feb 22 (IANS) Top tech giants like Facebook, Google, Microsoft, TikTok and Twitter have have agreed on adopt the Australian Code of Practice on Disinformation and Misinformation that aims to address the spread of fake news and disinformation on online platforms.
2021-02-22
Category: International, Australia,Technology
Australia begins coronavirus vaccinations
Canberra, Feb 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Scott Morrison has become one of the first Australians to receive a coronavirus vaccine.
2021-02-21
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Can't believe Aussie T20 captain hasn't been bought: Clarke
Sydney, Feb 20 (IANS) Aaron Finch going unsold at the IPL 2021 auction has surprised former Australia Test captain Michael Clarke who said that the rejection will upset Australia's current limited-overs skipper.
2021-02-20
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Asthmatics no higher risk of dying from Covid: Study
Sydney, Feb 20 (IANS) Asthma may not increase the risk of severe illness or death from Covid-19, a new study suggests.
2021-02-20
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
ABC News shoots to top spot on App Store charts following FB's ban
Sydney, Feb 20 (IANS) The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's ABC News app shot to the top of Apple's App Store charts in Australia over the course of the last few days, just after Facebook banned Australian news sources on its platform.
2021-02-20
Category: International, Australia,Technology,Politics
Steve Smith might pull out of IPL due to less money: Michael Clarke
Sydney, Feb 20 (IANS) Former Australia captain Michael Clarke has hinted that batsman Steve Smith might pull out of the Indian Premier League 2021 citing injury after being picked for a relatively small amount at the auction.
2021-02-20
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Not to be intimidated by FB after news ban: Australian PM
Canberra, Feb 19 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for curbing Facebook's influence, after the technology giant banned Australians from accessing some news content on the social media platform in response to the government's proposed media bargaining code.
2021-02-19
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Drinking six or more cups of coffee per day may up CVD risk
Sydney, Feb 18 (IANS) If you drink a lot of coffee throughout the day, it can increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD), a new study suggests.
2021-02-18
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Facebook blocks news in Australia
Canberra, Feb 18 (IANS) Social media giant Facebook has blocked Australians from sharing or accessing news on the platform.
2021-02-18
Category: International, Australia,Media,Politics
Australian PM apologises over handling of rape complaint
Canberra, Feb 16 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has apologised to a former political adviser who has alleged that she was raped by a senior colleague in a minister's office in the Parliament.
2021-02-16
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Will be awesome to work with 'idol' de Villiers at RCB: Maxwell
Sydney, Feb 16 (IANS) Australia's Glenn Maxwell has said he would like to go to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) so that he can get to bat with his "idol" AB de Villiers.
2021-02-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Covid-19: Pfizer vaccine arrives in Australia
Canberra, Feb 15 (IANS) Australia's Covid-19 vaccination rollout will begin next Monday as the first 142,000 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine landed in the country, Health Minister Greg Hunt said.
2021-02-15
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Potential drug treatment for fatal childhood cancer
Sydney, Feb 14 (IANS) A team of researchers have identified a potential new drug treatment for a fatal childhood cancer Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG).
2021-02-14
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
New discovery may help in improved treatments for diabetes
Sydney, Feb 14 (IANS) Researchers have uncovered the barrier to beta cell regeneration that could pave the way for improved treatments for diabetes and diseases that involve organ and tissue damage.
2021-02-14
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Australian Treasury expects further job losses
Canberra, Feb 12 (IANS) Australia's Treasury on Friday revealed that it expects additional job losses when the government ends its coronavirus wage subsidy scheme in March.
2021-02-12
Category: International, Australia,Politics
New research reveals main comorbidities linked to Covid-19 deaths
Canberra, Feb 11 (IANS) A new research by Australia's Griffith University has found cancer, chronic kidney disease, diabetes and hypertension are the four main comorbidities leading to Covid-19 deaths.
2021-02-11
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Cricket Australia cancels this season's U-19 National C'ships
Sydney, Feb 11 (IANS) Cricket Australia has announced that the U-19 Male and U-19 Female National Championships will not be held this season.
2021-02-11
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
CA condenses Sheffield Shield, One-Day Cup due to Covid-19
Sydney, Feb 10 (IANS) Cricket Australia on Wednesday announced a reconfigured schedule for the 2020-21 Marsh Sheffield Shield, Marsh One-Day Cup and Women's National Cricket League seasons in which it has condensed both the Sheffield Shield and One-Day Cup due to the restrictions put in place amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-02-10
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
BBL 10 most-watched tournament in league history
Sydney, Feb 8 (IANS) The recently-concluded 10th edition of the Big Bash League (BBL) was the most-watched tournament in league's history, Cricket Australia informed on Monday.
2021-02-08
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
'The Record': Documentary on Australia's journey at 2020 Women's T20 WC
Sydney, Feb 8 (IANS) Cricket Australia on Monday launched the trailer of a documentary 'The Record' which depicts Australian women's team journey at the 2020 Women's T20 World Cup where they defeated India in a pulsating final to emerge as champions.
2021-02-08
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Australian Open on alert as 2nd hotel worker tests positive for Covid
Sydney, Feb 8 (IANS) A second hotel quarantine worker tested positive for Covid-19 in Melbourne on Monday, the same day the Australian Open (AO) was scheduled to commence.
2021-02-08
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis
Sixers beat Scorchers to win 3rd Big Bash League title
Sydney, Feb 6 (IANS) Sydney Sixers beat Perth Scorchers by 27 runs in the final to win their third Big Bash League (BBL) title at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Saturday.
2021-02-06
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Natalie Portman snubs rumours: I'm totally not pregnant
Sydney, Feb 6 (IANS) Actress Natalie Portman on Saturday snubbed reports suggesting she is pregnant.
2021-02-06
Category: International, Australia,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Steve Smith surprised after picked as Australia's best of the year
Sydney, Feb 6 (IANS) Australia batsman Steve Smith beat Pat Cummins by 12 votes to win the Allan Border Medal, the highest honour in Australian men's cricket.
2021-02-06
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Thousands of US Marines to begin arriving in Australia
Canberra, Feb 6 (IANS) Australian Defence Minister Linda Reynolds said on Saturday that some 2,200 US Marines will begin arriving in the country's Northern Territory over the next five months.
2021-02-06
Category: International, Australia,Defence/Security,Politics
Lisa Sthalekar inducted into Australian Cricket Hall of Fame
Sydney, Feb 5 (IANS) Former Australia captain Lisa Sthalekar has been inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame, Cricket Australia informed on Friday.
2021-02-05
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Australia to double international arrival caps
Canberra, Feb 5 (IANS) The cap on international arrivals to Australia will be doubled from mid-February, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Friday following a meeting of the National Cabinet.
2021-02-05
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Shaun Marsh, Elyse Villani take top Aus domestic cricket awards
Sydney, Feb 5 (IANS) Western Australian veteran left-hander Shaun Marsh and Victorian top-order batswoman Elyse Villani were named as respective male and female domestic players of the year by Cricket Australia.
2021-02-05
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Google launches News Showcase in Australia amid media code row
Sydney, Feb 5 (IANS) Amid the ongoing new media code row, Google has launched its News Showcase platform in Australia where a growing number of local and regional publishers will be paid to provide content for News Showcase.
2021-02-05
Category: International, Australia,Technology
IPL 2021: Aus players to get NOC on 'case-by-case' basis
Sydney, Feb 3 (IANS) Cricket Australia will be granting a No Objection Certificate (NOC) to its players for participation in the upcoming IPL edition on a "case-by-case" basis, confirmed CA's interim chairman Nick Hockley on Wednesday.
2021-02-03
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Crowd capacity increased to 75% for BBL final at SCG
Sydney, Feb 2 (IANS) The crowd capacity at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) has been increased to 75 per cent for Big Bash League (BBL) 10 final to be played on Saturday.
2021-02-02
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Australian govt, opposition deadlocked: Poll
Canberra, Feb 1 (IANS) Australia's opposition has drawn level with the incumbent government ahead of a likely election later this year, an opinion poll revealed on Monday.
2021-02-01
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Australian politicians undergo quarantine in Canberra
Canberra, Feb 1 (IANS) A number of Australian politicians, including Defence Minister Linda Reynolds, have been forced to undergo quarantine in Canberra following a lockdown imposed in the city of Perth after a hotel quarantine worker tested positive for Covid-19.
2021-02-01
Category: International, Australia,Politics
BBL: Mitchell Marsh fined for 'unacceptable' reaction
Sydney, Jan 31 (IANS) Perth Scorchers all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has been fined $5,000 but has escaped suspension, meaning he is free to play in Thursday night's BBL Knockout Final.
2021-01-31
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Big Bash League Final to be played at Sydney Cricket Ground
Sydney, Jan 30 (IANS) The Sydney Sixers will host the Big Bash League (BBL) final at the Sydney Cricket Ground on February 6, after defeating Perth Scorchers in The Qualifier on Saturday evening.
2021-01-30
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Warner thanks Kohli for his signed Test jersey
Sydney, Jan 30 (IANS) Australian opener David Warner on Saturday posted a photo of his daughter wearing India captain Virat Kohli's Test jersey. He also thanked Kohli for gifting the jersey and joked that the latter is his daughter's favourite player, besides himself, and Australia limited overs captain Aaron Finch.
2021-01-30
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Langer's 'headmaster-like' approach irks Aussie players: Report
Sydney, Jan 30 (IANS) Australian cricket team coach Justin Langer's "headmaster-like" approach is not going down well with a number of players in the national team, with allegations of players "being bombarded with statistics and instructions about where to bowl" being levelled against him.
2021-01-30
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Covid-19 traces found in Canberra wastewater
Canberra, Jan 30 (IANS) Australian health authorities on Saturday said that traces of the novel coronavirus were detected in the wastewater at a suburb of the country's capital Canberra.
2021-01-30
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
All eyes on Australian Open as players exit quarantine
Sydney, Jan 30 (IANS) The first group of tennis players arriving in Australia for the upcoming Australian Open was released from hotel quarantine, giving a fresh glimmer of hope for a smooth start to the tournament. While Australia has so far demonstrated success in managing the pandemic, a large number of players entering from Europe and North America which have had a higher incidence of Covid-19, came as a potential threat to the country's pandemic control, particularly with two confirmed cases at the event qualifiers in Doha.
2021-01-30
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis
Stick with Paine but give him help, says Clarke
Sydney, Jan 30 (IANS) Australia captain Tim Paine looks like he needs help on the field and former skipper Michael Clarke questioned if the team's selectors have got their assessment right about the challenges that the wicketkeeper-batsman is facing. Paine came under the scanner after he led Australia to a second successive Test series defeat at home to India.
2021-01-30
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
India need to keep their guard up (Column: Close-in)
The unimaginable Test series victory against Australia has brought immense joy for the millions of Indian cricket followers and fans. This is quite understandable as India showed both resilience and toughness in the way they played the last two Test matches in Australia. The rear-guard action in drawing the third Test and the positive mind-set in bringing about an incredible victory in the fourth match was a good example of it. The most interesting aspect of it all was that the daring performances were without their most dependable and accomplished teammates.
2021-01-29
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket,Opinion/Commentary
Australia's oldest museum offers late night entertainment
Sydney, Jan 29 (IANS) The Australian Museum in Sydney, the country's oldest which reopened its doors to the public last November, is now offering late night entertainment, giving visitors an opportunity to wander through new spaces and exhibitions in the evenings.
2021-01-29
Category: International, Australia,Human Interest/Society,Politics
40% of boards to have cybersecurity committee by 2025: Gartner
Sydney, Jan 28 (IANS) About 40 per cent of the boards of directors will have a dedicated cybersecurity committee overseen by a qualified board member by 2025, up from less than 10 per cent now, Gartner said on Thursday.
2021-01-28
Category: International, Australia,Technology
Queensland to reopen borders to domestic travellers
Brisbane, Jan 28 (IANS) Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced on Thursday that the Australian state will welcome travellers from all other parts of the country from February as recent Covid-19 outbreaks in the neighboring New South Wales (NSW) have subsided.
2021-01-28
Category: International, Australia,Politics