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West Indies-Australia 2nd ODI suspended after Covid+ test
Bridgetown, July 23 (IANS) The second One-day International between West Indies and Australia was postponed minutes before the start at the Kensington Oval after a non-playing staff of the home side tested positive for Covid-19.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Australians asked to 'brace' for new Covid cases
Sydney, July 22 (IANS) Australian authorities on Thursday have asked citizens to "brace" themselves for more Covid-19 cases in the coming days as the country's most populous city of Sydney was experiencing its worst day in the number of daily cases.
2021-07-22
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Australia promises Games of highest standard as Brisbane wins bid
Sydney, July 21 (IANS) The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) applauded the success of Brisbane's bid for the 2032 Summer Olympic Games and promised a Games to "serve Olympic ideals".
2021-07-21
Category: International, Australia,Sports
Covid-19: Half of Australians in lockdown again
Canberra, July 21 (IANS) Anger is growing in Australia as 13 million people -- about half the nation's population, endure fresh lockdowns to deal with the Covid-19 outbreaks. Many people have expressed frustration at being back in the highly policed lockdowns 18 months into the pandemic.
2021-07-21
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Surging Covid cases in Australia's Sydney spark fears
Sydney, July 21 (IANS) Australia's most populous city of Sydney has experienced an uptick of community cases, over half of which are still under investigation, with health authorities scrambling to regain control, the media reported.
2021-07-21
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
West Indies team turnaround due to honest sessions: Simmons
Bridgetown, July 20 (IANS) West Indies men's coach Phil Simmons has said that the turnaround in the team was due to the "honest" sessions the side has had before the Sri Lanka series and later the series against South Africa, where the focus was on playing for the pride of the country.
2021-07-20
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Majority of Australian Muslims face discrimination: Report
Canberra, July 19 (IANS) A new human rights report on Monday revealed that majority of Muslims in Australia have experienced discrimination.
2021-07-19
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Support for Australian govt falls to 2-yr low
Canberra, July 19 (IANS) A new polls has revealed that support for the Australian government has fallen to its lowest level in two years amid coronavirus lockdowns in the country's two biggest cities.
2021-07-19
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Covid cases climb in Australia's most populous states
Canberra, July 19 (IANS) Australia's most populous states along the east coast are struggling with the unabated spike in new Covid-19 cases as the country's two biggest cities have plunged into lockdown.
2021-07-19
Category: International, Australia,Politics
'Flying doctors' to deliver vaccines to remote Australians
Canberra, July 18 (IANS) The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) has been enlisted to inoculate thousands of Australians against Covid-19 in remote areas, a top official said on Sunday.
2021-07-18
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Olympics: Australia's No. 1 tennis player De Minaur tests Covid+
Sydney, July 16 (IANS) The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) confirmed on Friday that tennis player Alex De Minaur has pulled out of the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19.
2021-07-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports
'Withdrew from Australia's tour of West Indies due to mental health concerns'
Sydney, July 16 (IANS) Australian all-rounder Daniel Sams has said that he doesn't regret missing out on his side's white-ball tour to the West Indies, as he was finding life inside the bio-bubble tough to handle.
2021-07-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Australian unemployment falls to decade low
Canberra, July 15 (IANS) Australia's unemployment rate fell to 4.9 per cent in June from 5.1 per cent in May, the lowest level in about a decade, according to the labour force data published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) on Thursday.
2021-07-15
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Sydney lockdown enters 20th day
Sydney, July 15 (IANS) Sydney, Australia's most populous city, entered the 20th day of the ongoing strict lockdown on Thursday imposed amid the country's largest Covid-19 outbreak of this year.
2021-07-15
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Australian to send largest ever contingent to Tokyo Olympics
Sydney, July 14 (IANS) With amendments to the athlete replacement rules and team changes, the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has added 16 athletes to its contingent, making it Australia's largest ever team for an Olympic Games on foreign soil.
2021-07-14
Category: International, Australia,Sports
New Covid assistance package announced for Aus state
Sydney, July 13 (IANS) The government of Australia's New South Wales (NSW) on Tuesday announced an economic support package worth over A$5 billion, aiming to help businesses and people across the state amid the current Covid-19 lockdown.
2021-07-13
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Australians losing billions of dollars to cyber crime: Report
Canberra, July 13 (IANS) A report published by the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) on Tuesday said citizens were losing billions of dollars every year to cyber crime.
2021-07-13
Category: International, Australia,Politics
NSW authorities warn against complacency despite dip in cases
Sydney, July 13 (IANS) Health authorities in Australia's most populous state of new South Wales (NSW) on Tuesday warned against complacency a there was a slight drop in Covid-19 cases following a triple-digit peak, saying it does not necessarily indicate a downward trend.
2021-07-13
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Sydney lockdown almost impossible to be lifted: NSW Premier
Sydney, July 12 (IANS) Following a triple-digit rise in daily Covid-19 cases on Monday for the first time in over a year in New South Wales (NSW), the Australian state's Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the scheduled lifting of the lockdown in Sydney this week is "almost impossible".
2021-07-12
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Australia-Singapore travel bubble delayed
Canberra, July 12 (IANS) Australia's travel bubble with Singapore has been delayed until the end of 2021, a Minister confirmed here.
2021-07-12
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Small businesses in Sydney hit hard by new lockdown
Sydney, July 10 (IANS) With the hope for a faster containment of the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak, Australia's most populous city of Sydney entered a new stricter lockdown, delivering another devastating blow to local small businesses.
2021-07-10
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Australian tennis star Kyrgios pulls out of Olympics
Sydney, July 9 (IANS) Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios has pulled out of the Tokyo Olympic Games, citing abdominal injury and absence of fans at venues. "It's a decision I didn't take lightly," he tweeted.
2021-07-09
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis
Sydney further tightens restrictions
Sydney, July 9 (IANS) Australia's New South Wales (NSW) on Friday announced to further tighten restrictions on Greater Sydney and surrounding areas as the state continues to witness a surge in daily Covid-19 cases.
2021-07-09
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Aus PM announces increasing supply of Covid vaccines
Canberra, July 9 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday announced that 4.5 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine due to arrive in the country in September could now be available in August.
2021-07-09
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Evidence points to natural origin of Covid, not lab-leak: Scientists
Sydney, July 9 (IANS) An international team of scientists in a new study has claimed that evidence points to the natural origin of Covid, debunking the theory that Covid-19 leaked out of a Chinese laboratory.
2021-07-09
Category: International, Australia,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Aussies eye Indian women cricketers for Big Bash League
Sydney, July 8 (IANS) The Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) of Australia is hoping to tap Indian viewership for its seventh edition as it looks up to Indian women stars to participate in the league scheduled to run from October 14 to November 27.
2021-07-08
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Australia's oldest living Olympian turns 100
Sydney, July 8 (IANS) Frank Prihoda, known as Australia's oldest living Olympian, is celebrating his 100th birthday on Thursday in his home town of Thredbo village in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales.
2021-07-08
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Other Sports
Scientists find how immune system reacts to Covid variants
Sydney, July 8 (IANS) Body's natural immune response following Covid infection is sustained for up to seven months, but these antibodies are not sufficient against contemporary variants of the virus, finds a study suggesting the importance of vaccines against the infectious disease.
2021-07-08
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Sydney sees highest caseload in months despite lockdown
Sydney, July 8 (IANS) The Australian city of Sydney has recorded its highest daily rise in Covid-19 cases in months, despite being nearly two weeks into a lockdown.
2021-07-08
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Olympics: Australian team to minimise use of gym, dining hall in Tokyo
Canberra, July 7 (IANS) The Australian delegation to the Tokyo Olympics will refrain from using the gym in the Olympic Village and will spend as little time as possible in the dining hall to avoid COVID-19 infections, said David Hughes, the team's chief medical officer.
2021-07-07
Category: International, Australia,Sports
Australians under 40 could be eligible for Pfizer, Moderna vax
Canberra, July 7 (IANS) Australians under the age of 40 could become eligible for the Pfizer or Moderna coronavirus vaccines around September or October, a top official announced here.
2021-07-07
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
2021 Australian Grand Prix and Moto GP cancelled
Sydney, July 6 (IANS) Australia's state of Victoria on Tuesday announced the cancellation of the 2021 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix and Australian MotoGP citing low rates of vaccination that has made it impossible to stage the events.
2021-07-06
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Motorsports
Aus medical body calls for nationwide mask mandate
Canberra, July 6 (IANS) Australia's peak medical body on Tuesday called for a national mask mandate in response to growing complacency.
2021-07-06
Category: International, Australia,Politics
'Big chance for candidates to stake claim for Australia team berth'
Sydney, July 6 (IANS) Australia Test skipper Tim Paine has asked potential candidates, aiming for slots in the team for the one-off Test against Afghanistan and the subsequent Ashes series, to concentrate on the domestic Shield games and stake claim to play for the country.
2021-07-06
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Australian news channel uses cities' traditional names
Canberra, July 6 (IANS) A local Australian news channel presented the weather forecast using traditional names for cities marking the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) week.
2021-07-06
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Will go with Smith's decision if he wants to skip T20 World Cup: Paine
Sydney, July 6 (IANS) Australian Test skipper Tim Paine has said he will go with Steve Smith's decision if he desires to skip the ICC T20 World Cup in order to be fit for the gruelling Ashes series beginning in December.
2021-07-06
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Kids are cool if parents cash in on their inheritance
Sydney, July 5 (IANS) A fascinating research has revealed that while older people are keen to spend their well-earned savings, rather than passing them on to their kids, the younger generation is just fine with this scenario, claiming that no one owes anyone anything.
2021-07-05
Category: International, Australia,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bitter pill to swallow: Paine on slow over rate penalty
Sydney, July 5 (IANS) Australian Test captain Tim Paine has revealed that losing out on a spot in the World Test Championship final due to slow over rate was a "bitter pill to swallow".
2021-07-05
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Aus state urges public to follow Covid restrictions
Sydney, July 5 (IANS) Authorities of the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) have urged the public to follow Covid-19 restrictions for a smooth exit from the two-week lockdown, as 35 locally acquired cases were reported on Monday.
2021-07-05
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Australia names 472-strong contingent for Tokyo Olympics
Sydney, July 5 (IANS) The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) on Monday declared the list of 472 athletes who will represent the country in the Tokyo Olympics starting July 23.
2021-07-05
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Other Sports
Smith expects subcontinent tours to be a big challenge
Sydney, July 4 (IANS) Former Australian skipper Steve Smith is expecting the sub-continental Test tours during the next World Test Championship cycle between August 2021 and June 2023 to be a big challenge for his team.
2021-07-04
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Aus state sees 'green shoot' despite spike in cases
Sydney, July 4 (IANS) Australia's most populous state of New South Wales (NSW) saw another new high in daily increase of Covid-19 cases, but authorities said "green shoots are there" in the latest outbreak.
2021-07-04
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Willing to sacrifice World T20 for Ashes: Steve Smith
Sydney, July 3 (IANS) Former Australian skipper Steve Smith has said he is willing to sacrifice his participation in the ICC T20 World Cup in the UAE if it can help him remain fit for the Ashes beginning December 8.
2021-07-03
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Researchers reduce severity of sleep apnoea by at least 30%
Sydney, July 3 (IANS) A team of researchers have successfully repurposed two existing medications to reduce the severity of sleep apnoea in people by at least 30 per cent.
2021-07-03
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
We'll be vulnerable against India: Aus women's team coach
Sydney, July 3 (IANS) Australian women's team head coach Matthew Mott has said his side could be "vulnerable" against India when they tour the country for a one-off D/N Test and six white-ball matches.
2021-07-03
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Australia to cut arrivals cap
Canberra, July 2 (IANS) Australia's federal and state governments on Friday agreed to halve the number of people allowed into the country each week in response to the widespread Covid-19 outbreaks.
2021-07-02
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Australia's Covid vax rollout phenomenal failure: Ex-PM
Canberra, July 2 (IANS) Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Friday described the country's coronavirus vaccine rollout as a "phenomenal failure of public administration".
2021-07-02
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Aus women's World Cup-winning coach Mott signs 2-year extension
Sydney, July 2 (IANS) Australian women's cricket team's World Cup-winning coach, Matthew Mott, on Friday signed a two-year extension that will see him remain with the side until after the 2023 ICC Women's T20 World Cup in South Africa.
2021-07-02
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
'Young Australians should consider AstraZeneca jab only in pressing circumstances'
Canberra, July 2 (IANS) The head of Australia's vaccine panel said that the younger population in the country should consider getting the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine only in "pressing" circumstances.
2021-07-02
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Australia launches permanent gun amnesty
Canberra, July 2 (IANS) The Australian government has launched a permanent firearms amnesty, allowing people to hand in illegal guns without repercussions.
2021-07-02
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Defence/Security