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Australian fighting against IS killed in Syria
Brisbane, July 1 (IANS) An Australian man, fighting alongside Kurdish forces against the Islamic State (IS) terror group, was killed when he stepped on a landmine in Syria, media reported on Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015 9:56:13 AM

Windies to play tri-series against Zimbabwe, Pakistan
Bridgetown (Barbados), June 30 (IANS) The West Indies will take part in a three-nation series with Zimbabwe and Pakistan in Zimbabwe, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced following its quarterly meeting here.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 7:44:03 PM

US 'missing' tourist found after five years
Brisbane, June 30 (IANS) An American who went missing while holidaying in Australia's Queensland state five years ago has been found alive, media report said on Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 12:00:04 PM

Horror movies blamed for inciting violence
Sydney, June 29 (IANS) A man on trial for stabbing a cab driver 13 times in Australia's New South Wales state, blamed horror movies for inciting violence, the media reported on Monday.

Monday, June 29, 2015 2:54:04 PM

Australian women denied help to get family out of Syria
Canberra, June 29 (IANS) The mother-in-law of Australia's most notorious jihadi, Khaled Sharrouf, said she was denied help by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to get her daughter and her grand-children out of Syria.

Monday, June 29, 2015 12:40:03 PM

ICC suspends United States membership
Bridgetown (Barbados), June 27 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Board, exercising its power under Article 2.7 of the ICC's Articles of Association, has unanimously decided to suspend the membership of the United States of America Cricket Association (USACA) with immediate effect.

Saturday, June 27, 2015 4:06:04 PM

ICC steps up anti-corruption measures
Bridgetown (Barbados), June 27 (IANS) Following the conclusion of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Annual Conference here, the sport's governing body decided to adopt recommendations of an Integrity Working Party which had been convened to review the global risks for international and domestic cricket from corruption.

Saturday, June 27, 2015 3:22:15 PM

ICC drops batting Powerplay, makes cricket bowler-friendly
Bridgetown (Barbados), June 27 (IANS) In a bid to make the sport more balanced between bat and ball, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced several changes which will make the game a little more bowler-friendly when the rules come in to effect from July 5.

Saturday, June 27, 2015 2:56:17 PM

WICB lauds Zaheer's appointment as ICC president
Bridgetown (Barbados), June 27 (IANS) The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president Dave Cameron has hailed the appointment of new International Cricket Council (ICC) president Zaheer Abbas, labelling the former Pakistan captain "one of the true greats of the game".

Saturday, June 27, 2015 1:10:04 PM

1,900 jobs to be axed in Australia due to emails
Sydney, June 26 (IANS) The rapid decline of traditional letters due to emails has led the Australia Post to announce 1,900 job cuts over the next three years, authorities said on Friday.

Friday, June 26, 2015 9:02:09 AM

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