Gulf Times - Australia
Spider-cam smashes into umpire's sun shield

Spider-cam smashes into umpire's sun shield

An umpire was lucky to escape injury at the Australian Open Sunday when a spider-cam smashed into the sun shield above her chair, ripping it off, as Maria Sharapova and Ashleigh Barty stood nearby.

India praised for ‘perfect finish’ to historic Australia tour

India praised for ‘perfect finish’ to historic Australia tour

India's cricketers are being hailed a once-in-a-generation side as the World Cup looms, capping off a ‘perfect finish’ to their historic Australia tour with a maiden one-day international bilateral series victory.

Airline cabin crew member arrested in Australian drug bust

Airline cabin crew member arrested in Australian drug bust

An employee of a Malaysian airline was among eight people arrested in Australia on charges of trafficking more than 14 kg (30 lb) of heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine, Australian authorities said on Wednesday.

Search called off for German hiker missing in Australian outback

Search called off for German hiker missing in Australian outback

The search for a German hiker missing in the Australian wilderness for almost two weeks has been called off, police announced Sunday.

Australia win first one-dayer against India despite Rohit century

Australia win first one-dayer against India despite Rohit century

Paceman Jhye Richardson took four for 26 as Australia finally gave their fans something to smile about with a 34-run victory over India in the first one-day international on Saturday ...

Canada takes in Saudi teen asylum seeker

Canada takes in Saudi teen asylum seeker

The young Saudi woman who fled her family seeking asylum abroad is scheduled to land in Canada on Saturday after successfully harnessing the power of Twitter to stave off deportation from Thailand.

Christmas dashed for residents of Sydney 'cracking' tower

Christmas dashed for residents of Sydney 'cracking' tower

Some residents of a recently completed Sydney high-rise apartment block were Tuesday spending their Christmas in makeshift camps, after they were evacuated by authorities ...

Australia to beef up technology for drone 'crackdown'

Australia to beef up technology for drone 'crackdown'

Australia will introduce new surveillance technology for a ‘crackdown’ on drones next year, aviation authorities said Monday, as concerns mount over their increasing prevalence in public areas.

Malaysia's Mahathir says no rights to recognise Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Malaysia's Mahathir says no rights to recognise Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Sunday criticized Australia's move to recognise West Jerusalem as Israel's capital, saying countries had "no rights" to do so.

Thousands march in Australia against Indian mogul's coal mine plan

Thousands march in Australia against Indian mogul's coal mine plan

Thousands of people marched in Australian cities Saturday to protest against Indian mining giant Adani's controversial plan to construct a new coal mine in central Queensland.

Mass Australian stranding leaves 28 whales dead

Mass Australian stranding leaves 28 whales dead

Twenty-eight whales were found dead in the remote southeast of Australia Wednesday, following a mass stranding that has baffled experts.

Snoozing Australian pilot overshoots landing by 46 kilometres

Snoozing Australian pilot overshoots landing by 46 kilometres

A small plane overshot its destination in Australia by almost 50 kilometres because the pilot fell asleep in the cockpit, national air safety officials said Tuesday.