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Australia to join China-proposed Asian bank
Canberra, March 29 (IANS) Australia has decided to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which will allow it to become a founding member of the bank, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Sunday.

Sunday, March 29, 2015 9:10:04 AM

Indian held in forced labour in Australia to get $145,000
Sydney, March 27 (IANS) An Australian court on Friday ordered a restaurant owner to pay A$186,000 ($144,387) in unpaid wages to a man who was trafficked from India and held in forced labour for 16 months, a leading Australian law firm involved in the case said in a statement.

Friday, March 27, 2015 10:40:05 PM

Vettori's performance key in determining WC final fate: Dhoni
Sydney, March 27 (IANS) Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has identified New Zealand's veteran spinner Daniel Vettori as the key man on whose performance the outcome of the cricket World Cup final against Australia will depend.

Friday, March 27, 2015 5:20:09 PM

Facebook to roll out suicide prevention tools
Sydney, March 27 (IANS) Popular social media site Facebook will introduce suicide prevention and support tools for vulnerable Australian users in the coming months, a company official has said.

Friday, March 27, 2015 2:48:15 PM

Surfer pulls out human head from sea in Australia
Brisbane, March 27 (IANS) A surfer on Friday made a grisly discovery on the Gold Coast in Australia when he pulled out a human head from the sea, sparking a massive search for the missing body, media reported.

Friday, March 27, 2015 2:16:20 PM

Indian pacers didn't use short-ball sensibly against Australia: Srinath
Sydney, March 27 (IANS) Former fast bowler Javagal Srinath on Friday said that although the Indian pacers bowled brilliantly in the entire World Cup, they didn't use the short-ball judiciously against Australia in the semifinal on Thursday.

Friday, March 27, 2015 1:48:15 PM

We have to be at our best to beat New Zealand: Clarke
Sydney, March 26 (IANS) Australia captain Michael Clarke on Thursday said that even though they have outclassed India in the semi-final, their task isn't over yet as they have to be at their best to beat a spirited New Zealand side in the World Cup final on Sunday.

Thursday, March 26, 2015 10:54:03 PM

Dhoni calls for changes in ODI playing conditions
Sydney, March 26 (IANS) Indian captain M.S. Dhoni on Thursday advocated changes in playing conditions governing one-day games, saying too many boundaries can cause boredom and the 50-over matches should not become like T20 outings.

Thursday, March 26, 2015 9:56:14 PM

Disappointed at having not made the final: Dhoni
Sydney, March 26 (IANS) Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Thursday expressed his disappointment over not making it to the cricket World Cup final, but in the same breath lauded the efforts of his team which bounced back from a dismal Test and Tri-series to make it to the semi-finals of the mega event.

Thursday, March 26, 2015 9:06:10 PM

When Indian cheers gave way to shell shocked silence...
Sydney, March 26 (IANS) The large number of Indian cricket fans, who turned up at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), were left shell shocked after the defending champions meekly surrendered to Australia in the high-voltage World Cup semi-final here on Thursday.

Thursday, March 26, 2015 7:14:05 PM

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