Warner century gives Australia hope

Dec 28, 2016

Warner century gives Australia hope

A run-a-ball hundred from David Warner gave Australia an outside chance of forcing a result after Azhar Ali posted a double-century for Pakistan in the second test in Melbourne on Wednesday. Warner smashed 144 off 143 balls in a pulsating 198-run stand with Usman ...

Dec 27, 2016

Seven missing after freak rains drench Australia's outback

Unusual torrential rain in Australia’s outback turned the Uluru monolith into a series of cascading waterfalls and triggered flash floods, and seven people are missing including a Japanese tourist who was swept away in a car and an Australian family. Police were using helicopters ...

Australia winemakers battle against warming

Dec 24, 2016

Australia winemakers battle against warming

When an unprecedented heatwave hit South Australia state, home to the world-renowned Barossa Valley winemaking region, viticulturists fretted about the impact on their grapes. The crops survived, but the extreme weather last year was a reminder of how climate change can hurt a resurgent ...

Australia formally inks mega-deal to buy French submarines

Dec 20, 2016

Australia formally inks mega-deal to buy French submarines

Australia on Tuesday signed a mega-deal to purchase a fleet of next-generation submarines from France, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull hailing the vessels’ “cutting-edge technology.” French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian inked the intergovernmental agreement (IGA) in Adelaide that will see French shipbuilder DCNS ...

Dec 19, 2016

Australia and France to seal next generation sub deal

France and Australia will sign a multibillion dollar deal — which Paris has billed as the “contract of the century” — for 12 state-of-the-art submarines, their defense ministers said Monday. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and France’s Minister of Defense, Jean-Yves Le Drian, will ink ...

Japan to host Australia for first time

Dec 15, 2016

Japan to host Australia for first time

Japan will host Australia on Nov. 4, 2017, in a landmark test match, the Japan Rugby Football Union and Australian Rugby Union jointly announced Thursday. The game, at a venue yet to be determined, will mark the first time the Wallabies and Brave Blossoms ...

Dec 14, 2016

Last vessel searching for MH370 departs on final sweep of ocean

The last vessel searching for missing MH370 has left on its final sweep across the southern Indian Ocean, Australia said Wednesday. The transport minister cautioned the airliner might not be found in coming weeks. Fugro Equator sailed from Fremantle port on Australia’s western coast ...