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Australia opens pop-up coronavirus test clinic at Bondi Beach

04 April, 2020 11:46 am 11:46 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian authorities opened a pop-up coronavirus testing clinic at Sydney’s Bondi Beach on Wednesday, as the country’s central bank warned the economic fallout from the pandemic could last for more than a year. Authorities were zeroing in on specific areas that have reported clusters of infections, following a sustained slow down in … Read More

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Former Australia skipper Steve Smith’s eligible for captaincy once again

03 March, 2020 4:32 pm 4:32 pm

SYDNEY (92 News) – A two-year leadership ban slapped on Steve Smith after the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa ended Sunday, leaving the master batsman free to skipper Australia again. The 30-year-old captained the team until he was suspended for 12 months over a brazen attempt to alter the ball with sandpaper under his watch … Read More

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Tokyo 2020 Games delay looms as Canada, Australia quit

03 March, 2020 8:10 pm 8:10 pm

TORONTO/TOKYO (Reuters) – Major sporting nations Australia and Canada quit the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Monday as organisers faced global pressure to postpone the Games due to the coronavirus crisis for the first time in their 124-year modern history. Putting back the July 24-Aug. 9 event, as is looking inevitable, would be a massive blow … Read More

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Cash is king as emergency stimulus fails to stop market panic

03 March, 2020 12:34 pm 12:34 pm

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The dollar surged and everything else was blown away on Thursday as emergency central bank measures in Europe, the United States and Australia failed to halt a fresh wave of panic selling. “There’s no buyers, there’s not much liquidity and everyone is just getting out,” said Chris Weston, head of research at … Read More

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Australia considers tougher movement restrictions to combat coronavirus

03 March, 2020 8:53 am 8:53 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia is considering tougher restrictions on public gatherings to slow the spread of the coronavirus as the Sydney Opera House closed its doors, national airline Qantas slashed its international flight capacity and courts suspended hearings. Prime Minister Scott Morrison will meet with the newly formed national cabinet, an emergency response team that … Read More

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IOC’s Tokyo Games chief faces mandatory quarantine in Australia

03 March, 2020 2:01 pm 2:01 pm

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – John Coates, the International Olympic Committee’s point man for the Tokyo Games, faces mandatory self-isolation when he returns to Australia from Europe this week as part of border controls to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced all international arrivals to the country after midnight on Sunday … Read More

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Australia to impose 14-day self-isolation for all international arrivals

03 March, 2020 12:32 pm 12:32 pm

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia will impose 14-day self-isolation on international travellers arriving from midnight Sunday and ban cruise ships from foreign ports for 30 days, mirroring restrictions in nearby New Zealand aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the new measures after a meeting with a newly formed … Read More

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Tom Hanks, wife Rita Wilson test positive for coronavirus in Australia

03 March, 2020 9:10 am 9:10 am

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks and his wife, actress Rita Wilson, have both tested positive for coronavirus in Australia, the actor said on Twitter. Hanks said that he and Wilson, who are both 63, were tested in Australia, where he is working on a film, after they felt tired and achy with … Read More

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Tokyo 2020 announces opening event despite mounting coronavirus concerns

03 March, 2020 8:00 am 8:00 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Tokyo 2020 organisers said on Thursday that Japan’s softball game against Australia on July 22 would be the first event on the schedule, the announcement coming as concerns mount about the potential impact on the Games from the coronavirus outbreak. The game will begin at 9am local time (0000 GMT) at the … Read More


Australia to tour Bangladesh for two Tests in June

03 March, 2020 8:39 pm 8:39 pm

DHAKA (Reuters) – Australia will tour Bangladesh for a two-match Test series in June ahead of their limited overs tour in England, the country’s cricket board said on Wednesday. The first Test will be played from June 11 in Chattogram while the second Test will be played from June 19 in Dhaka, with 120 points … Read More

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Australia beat India by 85 runs to win fifth title of Women’s T20 Wor...

03 March, 2020 5:07 pm 5:07 pm

MELBOURNE (92 News) – Australia beat India by 85 runs to win their fifth Women’s T20 World Cup title in front of 86,174 at Melbourne Cricket Ground. It was a near-perfect evening for the hosts, who posted 184-4 after a brutal 75 from Alyssa Healy and opener Beth Mooney’s unbeaten 78. An overawed India slid … Read More

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Injured Kagiso Rabada ruled out of Australia, India ODIs

02 February, 2020 12:02 pm 12:02 pm

JOHANNESBURG (92 News) – A groin strain has forced South Africa paceman Kagiso Rabada out of action for up to four weeks, ruling him out of the upcoming ODIs against Australia as well as the subsequent series against India. “Kagiso sustained a groin muscle strain in the T20 series against Australia,” Dr. Shuaib Manjra, CSA’s … Read More

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Four people dead after mid-air plane crash in Australia

02 February, 2020 11:11 am 11:11 am

MELBOURNE (Web Desk) – Four people are dead after two twin-engine planes collided mid-air at Mangalore, about 120 kilometres north of Melbourne. According to the foreign media, one of the planes was carrying a trainee pilot and instructor who had taken off from Mangalore airfield shortly before the collision, which happened about 11:25am. The other … Read More

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Hussey hails ‘focused and driven’ Australia ahead of South Afri...

02 February, 2020 8:56 pm 8:56 pm

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Former Australia batsman Mike Hussey said on Tuesday he may not know exactly what his title is but he is delighted to be back with the team to help head coach Justin Langer build towards the Twenty20 World Cup on home soil in October. Hussey is in South Africa with the touring … Read More

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Du Plessis, Rabada recalled to S Africa squad for T20s against Australia

02 February, 2020 7:05 pm 7:05 pm

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – South Africa have recalled batsman Faf du Plessis and fast bowler Kagiso Rabada for the three-match Twenty20 International home series against Australia that starts on Friday. Du Plessis, who earlier on Monday announced he would be standing down as captain across all three formats, and Rabada were rested for the One-Day … Read More