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Pakistan safe for Aussie cricketers: Wasim Akram
Perth, Jan 18 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has insisted that his country is a safe place to play cricket and pleaded with Australia to hold its nerve and push ahead with their tour in March.

Friday, January 18, 2008 11:18:25 AM

Queen Elizabeth snubs Hillary funeral
Wellington, Jan 18 (DPA) Queen Elizabeth will not send a member of the British royal family to the funeral of Everest conqueror Sir Edmund Hillary next week - a decision dubbed a snub to one of New Zealand's greatest legends on a newspaper website Friday.

Friday, January 18, 2008 11:17:51 AM

Sydney, Jan 18 (DPA) Two anti-whaling activists taken hostage by Japanese whalers in Antarctica earlier this week have been freed and are back aboard the Steve Irwin protest ship.
Sydney, Jan 18 (DPA) Two anti-whaling activists taken hostage by Japanese whalers in Antarctica earlier this week have been freed and are back aboard the Steve Irwin protest ship.

Friday, January 18, 2008 11:17:19 AM

Highlights of the second day of India-Australia Test
Perth, Jan 17 (IANS) Following are the highlights of the second day of the third India-Australia Test at the Western Australian Cricket Association ground:

Thursday, January 17, 2008 8:08:47 PM

We will claw our way into the game, says Gilchrist
Perth, Jan 17 (IANS) Australia vice-captain Adam Gilchrist admitted Thursday that his team was shocked after being bowled out for 212 runs in the first innings against India on the second day of the third Test match.

Thursday, January 17, 2008 7:30:29 PM

R.P. Singh and Dhoni set personal milestones
Perth, Jan 17 (IANS) India's left-arm pacer Rudra Pratap Singh and wicket-keeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will remember the second day of the third Test as they established personal milestones against Australia Thursday.

Thursday, January 17, 2008 7:30:09 PM

'Caught & bowled Kumble' - leg-spinner sets world record
Perth, Jan 17 (IANS) Ace leg-spinner Anil Kumble Thursday caught Australia's Shaun Tait off his bowling in the third Test here to set a world record of most 'caught and bowled' dismissals - the 32nd instance in his 124th Test.

Thursday, January 17, 2008 7:10:16 PM

India on top as 15 wickets crash in Perth Test (Final report)
Perth, Jan 17 (IANS) Indian pacers, led by Rudra Pratap Singh, rocked Australia to snatch a 118-run first-innings lead and then consolidated it by the close of play on the second day of the third Test here Thursday. India now have an overall lead of 170 runs with nine second innings wickets intact.

Thursday, January 17, 2008 7:09:39 PM

It was important for us to play some good cricket: Kumble
Perth, Jan 17 (IANS) Anil Kumble was doubly delighted as his bowlers gave India an edge in the Perth Test by bundling Australia out for 212 runs in the first innings, and in the process he crossed another milestone by becoming the third bowler to take 600 Test wickets on the second day of the third Test at the Western Australia Cricket Association (WACA) ground here Thursday.

Thursday, January 17, 2008 6:52:53 PM

Sania to face Venus in third round of Australian Open (Second Lead)
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) India's top tennis player Sania Mirza will face a tough challenge from American Venus Williams in the third round of the women's singles in the Australian Open.

Thursday, January 17, 2008 6:04:29 PM

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