After MH17 tragedy Australia assures search for MH370 goes on

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SYDNEY: Australia said the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 continued uninterrupted Wednesday, even as the head of the search coordination agency was sent to Ukraine to help with the MH17 tragedy. Australia leads the multinational search for MH370 which disappeared on March 8 carrying 239 people and is believed to have crashed in the southern Indian Ocean. It has also been drawn into the latest incident... 

Possible many more MH17 bodies with wreckage Australia PM

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SYDNEY: Australia´s Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Wednesday it was possible that many bodies from the MH17 crash were still lying in the open in Ukraine. “It´s quite possible that many bodies are still out there, in the open in the European summer, subject to interference, and subject to the ravages of heat and animals,” Abbott told a press conference in Canberra. View full post on  Read More →

‘Industrial scale’ tampering of evidence at MH17 site Australia

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SYDNEY: Evidence had been tampered with on an “industrial scale” at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Tuesday, calling it “a cover-up”. Abbott, whose government was behind a UN Security Council resolution that Monday unanimously demanded full access to the site in rebel-held east Ukraine, admitted progress had been made but said more needed... 

Australia could play DN Test with New Zealand

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SYDNEY: Cricket Australia said Monday it is pushing ahead with plans to stage an historic day-night Test match with New Zealand, possibly as early as the 2015-16 season. CA chief executive James Sutherland and his New Zealand Cricket counterpart David White met in Melbourne last week during the International Cricket Council (ICC) annual conference to discuss the idea. They are devising plans to stage the match when New... 

Malaysia jet most likely on autopilot when it crashed Australia says

Posted by on Jun 26, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SYDNEY: Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 was most likely on autopilot when it crashed into the Indian Ocean further south than previously thought, Australian officials said on Thursday, as they charted the next phase of a so far fruitless search. The new analysis comes more than 100 days after the Boeing 777, carrying 239 passengers and crew, disappeared on March 8 shortly after taking off from Kuala Lumpur bound for Beijing. Investigators... 

Football Spain restore pride with win over Australia

Posted by on Jun 23, 2014 | Leave a Comment

CURITIBA: Dethroned champions Spain bowed out of the World Cup with a 3-0 win over Australia thanks to goals from David Villa, Fernando Torres and Juan Mata in Curitiba on Monday. Villa, who is next set for a three-month spell in Australia with Melbourne City, became the fourth Spanish player to score in three World Cups when he backheeled home Juanfran´s cross for his 59th international goal in his 97th and final... 

Australia offers asylumseekers 10k to return home

Posted by on Jun 21, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SYDNEY: Australia is offering asylum-seekers in its Pacific immigration camps up to $10,000 (US$9,400) if they voluntarily return to their home country, a report said Saturday, prompting outrage from refugee campaigners. Fairfax Media reported that those returning to Lebanon from detention centres on Papua New Guinea´s Manus Island and the tiny Pacific state of Nauru were offered the highest amount of $10,000.Iranians... 

PCB reschedules home tours against Australia New Zealand

Posted by on Jun 20, 2014 | Leave a Comment

LAHORE: Pakistan cricket board has announced an updated itinerary of its home tours against Australia and New Zealand to be played in UAE. The Australian tour starts on 3rd October with a T-20 match. According to the updated schedule both the teams will play a T-20, 3 ODIs, a 4-day warm up match and 2 Test matches during the tour. According to the new itinerary the only T-20 of the series would be played on October 3... 

Australia to play South Africa in ODI in Canberra

Posted by on Jun 16, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SYDNEY: Australia will play South Africa in a one-day international at Canberra´s Manuka Oval on November 19, Cricket Australia said on Monday. It will be the second game involving the Australian team in the national capital following recent upgrades which have boosted ground capacity to 15,000. “The Centenary of Canberra ODI in February last year (against the West Indies) was a great success with a sell-out... 

Resistant mosquitoes may fly in to fight dengue in Australia

Posted by on Jun 16, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SYDNEY: Australian scientists said Monday they want to fight dengue fever — which is spread by mosquito bites — by releasing more of the buzzing, flying insects into the environment. The mosquitoes released would be resistant to dengue and expected to quickly infiltrate the insect population in the Queensland city of Townsville and stop the spread of the disease. Small-scale trials have already been conducted...