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Obese, overweight patients at risk of more severe Covid: Study
Sydney, April 15 (IANS) Patients who are overweight or obese are likely to have more severe Covid-19 and are highly likely to require invasive respiratory support, a new study suggests.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Australian troops to leave Afghanistan in Sep: PM
Canberra, April 15 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Thursday that the country's remaining troops in Afghanistan will leave in September.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Australia,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Aus island state to get 1st int'l flight service
Canberra, April 13 (IANS) The Australian island state of Tasmania is set to get its first regular international flight service in 23 years starting from next week.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Australia,Politics
'Every Australian might not receive Covid jabs'
Canberra, April 12 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has conceded that every citizens of the country might not all receive coronavirus vaccines in 2021.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Australia pull out of relay Worlds due to Covid-19 fears
Sydney, April 11 (IANS) The organisers of the 2021 World Athletics Relay Championships in Silesia, Poland suffered a setback as Athletics Australia (AA) confirmed on Sunday it is withdrawing its team for the May 1-2 event due to Covid-19 challenges.
2021-04-11
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Athletics
Australia's Darcie Brown gets ODI cap for New Zealand tie
Sydney, April 10 (IANS) Right-arm fast bowler, Darcie Brown, who is fast emerging as one of the most exciting talents in Australian cricket received her one-day international (ODI) cap from Aussie legend and fellow South Australian, Shelley Nitschke, ahead of the third match, a day-night contest, against New Zealand Women in Mount Maunganui on Saturday.
2021-04-10
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Areas with misogynistic tweets linked to more violence against women
Sydney, April 8 (IANS) Areas which produce a lot of misogynistic tweets are more likely to have higher incidences of domestic and family violence against women, finds a study.
2021-04-08
Category: International, Australia,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Davis stuns Kenin to progress in Charleston tennis
Charleston (US), April 8 (IANS) Lauren Davis shocked fellow American and second seed Sofia Kenin in the second round of the Charleston Open.
2021-04-08
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis
Young Aus women most resistant to Covid vax: Poll
Canberra, April 8 (IANS) Young women are the most reluctant group in Australia to get vaccinated against Covid-19, a new survey revealed on Thursday.
2021-04-08
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Aus to convene national women's safety summit
Canberra, April 8 (IANS) The Australian government announced that it will convene a national summit on women's safety in July, which will shape a new plan to prevent all kinds of violence, including domestic and sexual, against women and children.
2021-04-08
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Aus PM calls on EU to release Covid jabs
Canberra, April 7 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday called on the European Union (EU) to release doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.
2021-04-07
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Ex-Aus PM mistaken as Uber driver
Canberra, April 7 (IANS) Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd briefly stepped into a new role as an Uber driver in Queensland state, giving a lift to a group of "tipsy" diners who mistakenly piled into his car.
2021-04-07
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Aus PM welcomes NZ travel bubble
Canberra, April 6 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday welcomed New Zealand's decision to open its borders to travellers from the country.
2021-04-06
Category: International, Australia,Politics
No need to panic over slow vax rollout in Aus: Minister
Canberra, April 5 (IANS) Australian Defence Minister Peter Dutton has called for calm over the delayed rollout of Covid-19 vaccines in the country.
2021-04-05
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Why eating potato chips, chocolates may harm your kidneys
Sydney, April 2 (IANS) Love to binge on potato chips, bread, bakery products and chocolate? Then beware, as a new rodent-based study revealed that eating processed foods can cause leaky gut syndrome, which in turn increases the risk of kidney disease.
2021-04-02
Category: International, Australia,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Exciting that Smith wants to be captain again: Lyon
Sydney, April 1 (IANS) Australia spinner Nathan Lyon said that it is exciting that Steve Smith has put his hand up for captaining the team again.
2021-04-01
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Brisbane ends snap 3-day lockdown
Brisbane, April 1 (IANS) A snap lockdown in the Australian city of Brisbane, put in place over a local cluster of coronavirus community transmissions, was lifted on Thursday, the state government said.
2021-04-01
Category: International, Australia,Politics
FIFA announces 10 host stadiums for 2023 Women's WC
Sydney, April 1 (IANS) Football's global governing body FIFA on Thursday announced nine host cities and 10 stadiums across Australia and New Zealand as venues for 2023 Women's World Cup.
2021-04-01
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Football
Aus falls over 80% short of Covid vaccination target
Canberra, March 31 (IANS) The Australian government has administered a little more than 670,000 vaccines as of Wednesday, 16.7 per cent of its target number in March since the rollout began in February.
2021-03-31
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Cummins should be Australia's next captain: Clarke
Sydney, March 31 (IANS) Former Australia captain Michael Clarke said that fast bowler Pat Cummins is the ideal candidate to take over as the team's skipper in all formats of the game. The post of Australia's captain has been in the news recently due to batsman and former skipper Steve Smith saying that he is ready to take up the responsibility whenever he is required to.
2021-03-31
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
CA board members have reservations on Smith captaincy: Report
Sydney, March 30 (IANS) Some members of Cricket Australia's (CA) board reportedly have reservations over reinstating Steve Smith as captain of the national team.
2021-03-30
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Steve Smith 'keen' to lead Australia again, if given chance
Sydney, March 29 (IANS) Australian batting mainstay Steve Smith, who was dethroned as captain following the 'Sandpaper-Gate' scandal in Cape Town Test in March 2018 and was suspended, has said he would be keen to lead the national team again, if given an opportunity.
2021-03-29
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Aus PM reshuffles cabinet, announces women's taskforce
Canberra, March 29 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday announced a cabinet reshuffle after a series of scandals that have dented his approval ratings.
2021-03-29
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Brisbane to enter lockdown
Brisbane, March 29 (IANS) Australia's third largest city of Brisbane will enter a three-day lockdown on Monday as locally-acquired Covid-19 cases continued to grow with some infections' origin unknown.
2021-03-29
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Ponting flies in for IPL, choice of DC captain his 1st job
Sydney, March 28 (IANS) Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting departed for India on Sunday for the upcoming Indian Peemier League season which begins on April 9.
2021-03-28
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Aus PM admits to govt's failure on sexism
Canberra, March 28 (IANS) Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison has admitted to his government's failure to tackle sexism, local media reported on Sunday, after allegations of rape, sexual harassment, bullying and misogyny since February has rocked the nation.
2021-03-28
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Queensland urges to halve int'l arrivals
Brisbane, March 28 (IANS) Australia's Queensland has urged the federal government to halve international arrivals to the state as locally acquired coronavirus cases in its capital city of Brisbane continued to grow.
2021-03-28
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Most people give up on their New Year resolutions: Study
Sydney, March 27 (IANS) Failed your New Year resolution again? Join the club as a new research suggests that despite having the best intentions, two thirds of participants gave up on their New Year resolutions within the first month.
2021-03-27
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Aus govt to convene summit on violence against women
Canberra, March 27 (IANS) The Australian government will convene a national summit to address violence against women, amid criticism of its handling of the rape and sexual assault, local media reported on Saturday.
2021-03-27
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Brisbane on alert after rare local Covid transmission
Brisbane, March 26 (IANS) Australia's third-largest city of Brisbane is on high alert following a rare case of local Covid-19 transmission revealed by authorities on Friday.
2021-03-26
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Aus police charge 2 over 'sophisticated terror network'
Canberra, March 26 (IANS) Australian police announced on Friday that it charged two men with allegedly running a "sophisticated terrorist network", which helped locals to travel to Syria to join violent extremist groups.
2021-03-26
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Terrorism
Embattled Aus Ministers to remain after reshuffle
Canberra, March 26 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has confirmed that two Ministers, who are presently on leave amid a sexual assault crisis, will remain after a Cabinet reshuffle.
2021-03-26
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Children prefer people who speak like them: Study
Sydney, March 24 (IANS) Have you ever thought what kind of friends children prefer? They prefer to befriend, listen to, and imitate people who speak like them, finds a new study.
2021-03-24
Category: International, Australia,Lifestyle/Fashion
Systematic failures undermined response to Aus bushfires
Canberra, March 23 (IANS) Systematic failures in administration and communication inhibited firefighters' response to South Australia's devastating 2019-20 "Black Summer" bushfires, an independent review revealed on Tuesday.
2021-03-23
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Aus recovery plan to boost exporters' online presence
Canberra, March 23 (IANS) A series of Australian government grants will help exporters ramp up their online engagement with key overseas markets to aid economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-03-23
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Snakes, spiders swarm to escape Aus floods
Sydney, March 23 (IANS) As Australians endured widespread flooding in the country's east on Tuesday, snakes and spiders were also being forced from their dwellings to escape the rising waters.
2021-03-23
Category: International, Australia,Human Interest/Society,Environment/Wildlife
Aus PM condemns 'sex acts' in Parliament House
Canberra, March 23 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday condemned "disgusting and sickening sex acts" reportedly performed by government staffers in Parliament House.
2021-03-23
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Apple surprised at developers' concerns with app review process
Sydney, March 22 (IANS) The tech giant Apple has told the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) that is surprised to hear that developers have legitimate concerns about their ability to engage with the Cupertino-based giant in the app review process.
2021-03-22
Category: International, Australia,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Two Australians detained in Myanmar: Report
Sydney, March 22 (IANS) Two Australian business consultants have been detained in Myanmar while trying to leave the country which is gripped by unrest following the February 1 military coup, a local media report said on Monday.
2021-03-22
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Thousands evacuated in Aus due to major flooding event
Canberra, March 22 (IANS) Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated as of Monday due to a major flooding event on Australia's east coast, with heavy rainfall across large parts of New South Wales (NSW) state expected to continue.
2021-03-22
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Aus regulator approves domestically-manufactured vax
Canberra, March 22 (IANS) Australia's medical regulator on Monday approved the domestically-produced AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine.
2021-03-22
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Aus regulator approves domestically-manufactured vax
Canberra, March 22 (IANS) Australia's medical regulator on Monday approved the domestically-produced AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine.
2021-03-22
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Aus under pressure to establish suicide inquiry for veterans
Canberra, March 21 (IANS) The Australian government is under mounting pressure to establish a royal commission into veterans' suicide.
2021-03-21
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Natural disaster declared in Aus state, evacuations on
Sydney, March 21 (IANS) Flooding in parts of New South Wales (NSW) was declared a natural disaster on Sunday and residents in flood-hit areas west of Sydney were evacuated as Australia's most populous state continued to be hammered by heavy rain.
2021-03-21
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Aus unemployment lowest in 11 months
Canberra, March 18 (IANS) Data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) on Thursday showed that the country's unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since restrictions were introduced 11 months earlier to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
2021-03-18
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Aus spy agency to re-label Islamic extremism
Canberra, March 18 (IANS) Australia's domestic intelligence agency ASIO will ditch the expressions "Islamic extremism" and "right-wing extremism" to refer to violent threats as the labels are "no longer fit for purpose".
2021-03-18
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Terrorism
2 charged in Aus for planning terror attack
Canberra, March 18 (IANS) Police in Australia on Thursday charged two men over plans to carry out a terrorist attack, with one of them believed to be a member of the Islamic State (IS) terror group.
2021-03-18
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Terrorism
'Covid mortality rates fall further in wealthier countries'
Sydney, March 17 (IANS) Mortality rates between the first and second waves of Covid-19 in Europe and the United States fell further, a joint Australian-Chinese study said on Wednesday.
2021-03-17
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Mega green drive in Sydney aims to plant thousands of new trees
Sydney, March 17 (IANS) As part of its mega green drive, Sydney is mulling to plant thousands of new trees to cover 40 per cent of its area in green growth by 2050.
2021-03-17
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Australia announces support for Papua New Guinea's Covid response
Canberra, March 17 (IANS) Australia will provide support to Papua New Guinea (PNG) to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-03-17
Category: International, Australia,Politics