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Last updated: Saturday, December 20, 2014 3:48:04 PM

Marsh brothers on brink of unique history
Brisbane, Dec 16 (IANS) It will be history in the making at the Brisbane Cricket Ground (The Gabba) with the Marsh brothers - Shaun and Mitchell - becoming only the fifth set of siblings in Australian history to play in the same Test side when they face India in the second Test here, starting Wednesday.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 3:14:06 PM

Australia will always be a free, generous society: PM
Sydney, Dec 16 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Tuesday thanked and congratulated the New South Wales (NSW) police for the professionalism they have shown during the cafe hostage crisis here.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 3:10:06 PM

Langer backs Shaun Marsh to be aggressive against India
Brisbane, Dec 16 (IANS) Former Australian batting great Justin Langer has backed Shaun Marsh to take the attack up to India's bowlers when the batsman joins his brother Mitchell in Australia's side for the second Test, starting Wednesday.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 3:00:04 PM

Tributes flow for victims of Sydney hostage drama
Sydney, Dec 16 (IANS) Florists in the centre of Sydney were nearly sold out of flowers Tuesday after thousands of people started leaving bouquets and flowers in tributes at Martin Place following reports that three people died in a hostage drama.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 2:40:07 PM

Shaun Marsh aims at becoming more consistent
Brisbane, 16 Dec (IANS) After working throughout the off-season with former Test great Justin Langer, Australian batsman Shaun Marsh is confident he will rectify his early-innings blues and become a more consistent international player.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 2:18:03 PM

Microbial 'signatures' can nab sexual offenders
Sydney, Dec 16 (IANS) Bacterial communities living on an individual's pubic hairs could be used as a microbial "signature" to trace his involvement in sexual assault cases, say Australian researchers.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 2:06:15 PM

Government office evacuated in Canberra after bomb threat
Canberra, Dec 16 (IANS) The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) office here was Tuesday evacuated after a suspicious package was found in a staff canteen, Canberra Times reported.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 1:52:11 PM

Australian PM lays flowers at Sydney makeshift memorial
Sydney, Dec 16 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Tuesday laid flowers at a makeshift memorial here and mourned the death of the victims of the terror attack in which three people, including the gunman, were killed.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 11:38:03 AM

Two hostages killed in Sydney cafe identified
Sydney, Dec 16 (IANS) The two people killed in a 16-hour hostage crisis in a cafe in the heart of Sydney have been identified, a media report said.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 10:50:05 AM

Gunman in Sydney hostage crisis was known to police: PM
Canberra, Dec 16 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott confirmed Tuesday that the gunman at the centre of the Sydney siege, in which two hostages were shot dead, was known to the federal police and had an "infatuation with extremism".

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 8:24:03 AM

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