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Last updated: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 5:52:20 PM

Trinidad grab Sarwan for Windies cricket league
Bridgetown (Barbados), Oct 7 (IANS/CMC) Out-of-favour West Indies batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan was selected by Trinidad and Tobago to play for them from the draft for the inaugural West Indies Professional Cricket League, the newly revised first class championship which bowls off Nov 14.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014 6:20:04 PM

Australian PM says no new taxes for fight against IS
Canberra, Oct 7 (IANS) Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott Tuesday ruled out introducing new taxes to pay for the fight against the Islamic State(IS), even though the cost of the operations is likely to be as much as $40 million per month.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014 6:16:15 AM

Fiji parliament holds first sitting
Suva, Oct 6 (IANS) Fiji, home to a large ethnic Indian population, held the first sitting of its newly-elected parliament Monday, media reported.

Monday, October 06, 2014 3:10:04 PM

Search for MH370 resumes in Indian Ocean
Canberra, Oct 6 (IANS) The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) Monday announced that the underwater search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which vanished March 8, has resumed.

Monday, October 06, 2014 1:36:14 PM

NBA's Cavaliers down Tel Aviv
Cleveland (Ohio), Oct 6 (IANS) LeBron James made his first Cleveland Cavaliers appearance since 2010 as the NBA franchise beat Maccabi Tel Aviv 107-80 in an international friendly basketball game.

Monday, October 06, 2014 1:34:23 PM

Russell Crowe hails his South Sydney gladiators
Canberra, Oct 6 (IANS) A first National Rugby League (NRL) premiership victory in 43 years left many South Sydney Rabbitohs supporters feeling highly emotional - and none more so than Hollywood superstar Russell Crowe.

Monday, October 06, 2014 11:58:03 AM

Kamani loses to Woods in final
Sydney, Oct 5 (IANS) India's Amee Kamani went down fighting to local challenger Jessica Woods in six frames in the final of the Australian Open women's snooker tournament here Sunday.

Sunday, October 05, 2014 5:28:04 PM

Vidya, Amee in Australian Open snooker semis
Sydney, Oct 4 (IANS) India's Vidya Pillai and Amee Kamani advanced to the semi-finals of the Australian Open women's snooker tournament here Saturday along with two local challengers Jennifer Budd and Jessica Woods.

Saturday, October 04, 2014 6:20:04 PM

Australia to join airstrikes against IS in Iraq
Sydney, Oct 3 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has given the go-ahead for Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) fighters to begin airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organisation in Iraq, media reported Friday.

Friday, October 03, 2014 12:22:04 PM

Surfer loses arm, other hand in shark attack
Sydney Oct 2 (IANS/EFE) A 23-year-old surfer lost one of his arms and his other hand in a shark attack Thursday at a beach near Esperance in Western Australia, official sources reported.

Thursday, October 02, 2014 7:10:04 PM

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