Unmukt announces retirement from cricket

Delhi batsman Unmukt Chand, who shot to prominence by being the 2012 U-19 World Cup winning captain, has announced his retirement from cricket in India. Chand had made an unbeaten 111, leading a tense victory over Australia in the 2012 U-19 World Cup final in Townsville, Australia.
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India advances to women’s T20 World Cup final

The unbeaten run in the group stage propelled India into their maiden Women’s T20 World Cup final after their last-four clash against England was washed out here today.
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Aus bushfires extinguished, but climate rows rage on

Australia’s ‘black summer’ of devastating bushfires is finally coming to a close, but bitter arguments over how to tackle climate-fuelled disasters are raging on. When firefighters announced this week that all blazes in the hard-hit state of New South Wales were under control for the first time since September, the relief was palpable. Continue Reading

Steyn sets sights on World Cup

Dale Steyn is determined to be part of South Africa’s squad for the T20 World Cup in Australia in October and November after switching his focus from Test cricket to the shortest form of the game. Continue Reading

Australia, Indonesia announces 100-day plan

Australia and Indonesia announced a 100-day plan on Monday to implement a long-awaited trade deal, as the two countries hailed a ”new beginning” for their sometimes troubled relationship. The two G20 economies hope to deepen trade currently worth a modest US$12 billion a year, in a region increasingly dominated by China’s economic and military might. Continue Reading

Coronavirus becoming global epidemic?

The deadly Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc in China and abroad as the death toll due to it in this Far East country rose to 41 with 1,287 confirmed cases, China’s National Health Commission announced today. Continue Reading

Tourists flee as heatwave kindles blazes in Australia

Tourists and firefighters were forced to flee vast fires burning in southeastern Australia, as a heatwave rekindled devastating bush blazes across the country. Continue Reading

New Zealand volcano victims identified

All victims of the White Island volcanic eruption have now been identified, New Zealand police said Tuesday, as they formally named two Australians and an American among the deceased. Continue Reading

Biotech major Mylan launches insulin biosimilar

Biotechnology major Biocon and pharmaceutical company Mylan N V announced the launch of their insulin biosimilar Semglee, indicated for the treatment of diabetes, in Australia. Continue Reading