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Last updated: Saturday, June 24, 2017 6:46:04 PM

After conquering Indonesia, shuttler Srikanth eyes Australian Open (Preview)
Sydney, June 20 (IANS) High on confidence after his Indonesian Open triumph on Sunday, Kidambi Srikanth aims to cash in on his good form and a good draw at the $750,000 Australia Open Superseries, starting from Wednesday, as he aims to hit peak ahead of the World Championships.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 6:54:04 PM

Shuttler Kashyap urges BWF to reconsider qualifiers scheduling
Sydney, June 20 (IANS) Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap on Tuesday urged the Badminton World Federation (BWF) to reconsider scheduling of the superseries qualifiers after the 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medallist had to play two consecutive qualifying matches of Australian Open within a span of two hours.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 6:34:04 PM

Australia suspends air operations over Syria
Canberra, June 20 (IANS) Australia on Tuesday temporarily suspended its air combat missions over Syria after Russia threatened that it would treat any plane from the US-led coalition flying west of the Euphrates river as a potential target.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 3:46:05 PM

Badminton: Kashyap, Siril, Ruthvika qualify for Australian Open
Sydney, June 20 (IANS) Shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap, Siril Verma and Ruthvika Shivani Gadde on Tuesday qualified for the $750,000 Australian Open Superseries, starting here on Wednesday.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 1:44:04 PM

Australian terror suspects to be subject to curfew
Canberra, June 19 (IANS) Terror suspects in Australia's Victoria state could be subject to strict curfew and GPS tracking, it was announced on Monday.

Monday, June 19, 2017 1:06:03 PM

Australian man charged after police seizes Nazi machine gun
Canberra, June 19 (IANS) A 40-year-old man was charged after police seized a Nazi machine gun during a traffic stop in Australia's New South Wales state, the media reported on Monday.

Monday, June 19, 2017 9:36:04 AM

New flu blood test may predict pneumonia risk
Sydney, June 16 (IANS) In a first, Australian researchers have developed a blood test that can predict, with 91 per cent accuracy, which influenza patients will potentially develop deadly secondary infections, such as pneumonia.

Friday, June 16, 2017 12:44:04 PM

Australia announces new gun amnesty
Canberra, June 16 (IANS) The Australian government will implement a three-month gun amnesty, starting from July 1, to prevent the use of guns in terrorist acts, Justice Minister Michael Keenan announced on Friday.

Friday, June 16, 2017 8:26:10 AM

Man heading for Syria arrested in Sydney
Sydney, June 15 (IANS) A 22-year-old man was arrested at the Sydney airport on Thursday as he was allegedly attempting to leave for Syria, the media reported.

Thursday, June 15, 2017 10:22:07 AM

Ex-tennis player Frost accused of match fixing
Queensland (Australia), June 14 (IANS) Former professional tennis player Isaac Frost has been accused of match fixing after an investigation involving several other players by Queenslands Crime and Corruption Commission.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 7:42:06 PM

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