LONDON, Sept 16: Matthew Wade’s defiant century proved in vain as England bowled Australia out for 263 to win the final test at The Oval by 135 runs on Sunday and ensure the first drawn Ashes series since 1972.

CANBERRA, Sept 16: Volkswagen has agreed to pay up to 127 million Australian dollars ($87 million) to settle an Australian class action stemming from the 2015 diesel emissions scandal, the German automaker and a lawyer said Monday.

Burns, Root lay solid platform for England

September 12, 2019 19:10 pm

LONDON, Sept 12: Rory Burns and Joe Root took advantage of a lacklustre display by Australia to lift England to 86 for one at lunch on the first day of the fifth and final Ashes test at The Oval on Thursday.

Human trafficking racket busted

August 27, 2019 14:05 pm

KATHMANDU, Aug 27: Police have arrested six persons on the charge of trafficking Nepali youths promising attractive jobs in Australia.

SYDNEY, Aug 25: Australia will block access to internet domains hosting terrorist material during crisis events and will consider legislation to force digital platforms to improve the safety of their services, officials said on Sunday.

LEEDS, Aug 24: England batting coach Graham Thorpe said they will not give up hope of saving the third test against Australia, but a woeful batting display from the hosts on Friday left them with a mountain to climb to regain the Ashes.

MELBOURNE, Aug 17: A 23-yeard-old man was charged late on Friday with the murder of an Australian tourist in New Zealand’s coastal town of Raglan on the North Island, the police said.

LONDON, August 16:  England fought back on the third day in the second test of the Ashes on Friday, picking up three top order wickets before lunch at Lord’s to leave Australia at 80-4.

LONDON, August 16: Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon took three wickets each as Australia bowled out England for 258 and reached 30 for one in reply to take control of the second Ashes test at Lord’s on Thursday.

LONDON, Aug 15:  Australia captain Tim Paine won the toss and put England in to bat on the second day of the second Ashes Test at Lord’s on Thursday.

LONDON, August 14: England captain Joe Root expects his side to fight back hard against Australia when the second Ashes test starts at Lord’s on Wednesday.

LONDON, August 12: Australia paceman Pat Cummins wants to play all five matches in the Ashes series and is looking forward to rejoining the fray in his first test at Lord’s on Wednesday.

BIRMINGHAM, August 6: England will have a lot of soul searching to do about their player selections as well as their tactics after they were thrashed in the opening Ashes test despite reducing Australia to 122-8 in the first innings.

SYDNEY, Aug 6: Those Australians who eschewed late nights in front of the television woke up on Tuesday to the news that their cricket team had achieved a thumping first Ashes test victory lauded as “A Win for the Ages” in local media.

The first leg for the ‘Audition for Music Study in Australia’ is all set to be organized at Purple Haze Rock Bar, Thamel on Monday.

BIRMINGHAM, Aug 3:  Rory Burns’ superb maiden test century and 57 from Joe Root put England in a strong position — 17 runs behind with six wickets in hand — going into day three of the first Ashes test against Australia, as their top order finally clicked.

MELBOURNE, August 2: After an 18-month exile from test cricket, Steve Smith’s defiant century on day one of the Ashes series restored the former Australian captain to hero status in the eyes of a grateful nation on Friday.

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BIRMINGHAM, August 1:  There were no handshakes as Australia won the toss and elected to bat in brightening conditions at Edgbaston as the Ashes series between England and Australia got underway in Birmingham on Thursday.

LONDON, July 31:  Australia’s returning batsman David Warner poses the biggest threat to England’s hopes of regaining the Ashes, according to all-rounder Ben Stokes who says his teammates must pressure the 32-year-old from the off.

LONDON, July 30: England are still basking in the glow of an epic World Cup triumph but if anything can throw cold water over their memorable summer it would be a first home Ashes series loss to Australia for 18 years.

KATHMANDU, July 28: Two Nepali students died and three others sustained injuries in a road accident in Australia on Sunday morning.

LONDON, July 26: Australia have named the following 17-man squad for the five-test Ashes series against England, which begins at Edgbaston on Aug. 1.

VICTORIA, July 25: Cricket Australia has revamped the path to the finals as a five-team finals series has been introduced for the upcoming Big Bash League

MELBOURNE, July 24: The six years since James Pattison last bowled against England have been a soul-crushing treadmill of injuries, rehab and dashed expectations but the patched-up paceman is again daring to dream on the verge of the Ashes.

KUALALUMPUR, July 17: the draws for the second round of Asian qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup, 2022 was held in the Malaysian capital this afternoon.

SINGAPORE, July 14: An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 struck west of the beach resort of Broome, Australia, the United States Geological Survey said on Sunday.

HONOLULU, July 12: Intense turbulence struck an Air Canada flight to Australia on Thursday and sent unbuckled passengers flying into the ceiling, forcing the plane to land in Hawaii.

BIRMINGHAM, July 11:  England stormed into the World Cup final with an eight-wicket victory over Australia at Edgbaston on Thursday after yet another century opening partnership from Jason Roy (85) and Jonny Bairstow (34).

SYDNEY, July 2: Australian counter-terror police said they arrested three men during raids in suburban Sydney on Tuesday as part of an investigation into domestic Islamic State sympathizers.

SYDNEY, June 26: Australia’s national broadcaster and two biggest newspaper publishers called on the government on Wednesday to protect press freedom, declaring media laws outdated, inconsistent and used by the powerful to keep embarrassing information secret.

LONDON, June 15: Aaron Finch’s brilliant 153 lifted Australia to an imposing total of 334 for seven in their Cricket World Cup match against Sri Lanka at The Oval on Saturday.

LONDON, June 9:  Opener Shikhar Dhawan smashed his 17th century in one-day internationals as India’s top order fired in unison to power them to 352 for five wickets in their World Cup match against holders Australia on Sunday.

SYDNEY, June 6: Australian journalists could face jail for holding classified information, authorities and lawmakers said on Thursday, as police appeared to broaden the scope of their investigation after raids on two media organizations.

MELBOURNE, June 4: A gunman was arrested after killing at least four people and wounding several others Tuesday in the northern Australian city of Darwin, officials and media said.

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SYDNEY, June 4: Australia’s top-ranked university said on Tuesday hackers breached its cyber defenses late last year to obtain sensitive data of students, including bank account numbers and passport details, going back nearly two decades.

CANBERRA, May 9: Australia’s central bank has taken responsibility for typos on 46 million bank notes after a radio station posted an image of the microscopic error on social media.

KATHMANDU, May 7: An eight-member Nepali team including seven athletes has left here for Queensland of Australia today to participate in the World Rafting Championship.

SYDNEY, April 14: A drive-by shooting outside a nightclub in the Australian city of Melbourne inflicted “horrific injuries” that killed a security guard and wounded three men, police said on Sunday, but there was no suggestion yet that the attack was terror-related.

SYDNEY, April 14: Multiple people have been shot outside a nightclub in the Australian city of Melbourne, police said on Sunday.

Australia captain Meg Lanning has called for more women's Test cricket to build on the game's growing momentum, and said India was key to boosting the number of red-ball matches.

SYDNEY, March 20: Australia on Wednesday cut its annual intake of immigrants by nearly 15 percent, and barred some new arrivals from living in its largest cities for three years, in a bid to ease urban congestion.

'I'm an Aussie': refugee footballer

March 12, 2019 14:13 pm

SYDNEY, March 12: A refugee footballer who fled Bahrain and was held in a Thai prison for months during a tense extradition stand-off between Australia and the Gulf state was granted Australian citizenship on Tuesday.

Swimming for life

March 1, 2019 08:25 am

This week saw yet another tragic case of a Nepali student drowning in Australia. Over the past few years, we have read and heard about what seems like more than sporadic instances of drowning deaths in other countries – of young lives lost either due to misadventure or a lack of grounding in water related activities.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: It has been learnt that stakeholders in Nepal had been sending students to the Australia Institute of Business and Technology (AIBT) despite being aware that the institute was in critical state under the L3 category, which means which means it performed bad in last consecutive three years.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: The Education Consultancies Association of Nepal (ECAN), umbrella organization of education consultancies has said that the government would need to come forward to help students if the appeal of the Australia Institute of Business and Technology (AIBT) was cancelled.

MELBOURNE, Feb 26 : Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell has been found guilty on five charges of child sexual abuse committed more than two decades ago against 13-year-old boys in Australia - the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex offences.

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: The Embassy of Australia in Nepal has advised students studying at the Australia Institute of Business and Technology (AIBT) to remain enrolled at the AIBT until it stops operating.

An Australian rodent is believed to be the first mammal to have been made extinct by man-made climate change.