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There is good chance of Ukraine resolution: Putin

There is good chance of Ukraine resolution: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday that there was a "good chance of resolution" in the Ukraine conflict, rejecting Western condemnation of Russia's role in the southeast of the country. "Today the situation (on Ukraine) in my view has good chances for resolution, no matter how strange it may sound, but certain structures...

G20 summit: Putin leaves before final communique

G20 summit: Putin leaves before final communique

Russian President Vladimir Putin has left the G20 summit in Australia before it officially ends. He faced fierce criticism from Western leaders on Saturday over the Ukraine conflict but described the summit as constructive and useful. World leaders are focusing on economic growth on the second and final day of the summit in Brisbane. They have...

'Modi Express' flagged off by Australian minister

'Modi Express' flagged off by Australian minister

"Modi Express", a special train carrying over 220 passengers who will attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first public lecture in Sydney tomorrow, was flagged off by an Australian minister in Melbourne on Sunday. Victorian Multicultural Minister Matthew Guy flagged off the train at Southern Cross station - the major railway station and transport hub...

Unique protest

Unique protest

Hundreds of protesters have taken to the beach in Australia to express their anger at Tony Abbott's failure to address climate change – by literally burying their heads in the sand. The colourful demonstration came as their prime minister issued an extraordinary statement saying “jobs and growth” should be the focus of the G20...

Johnson bags top ICC awards

Johnson bags top ICC awards

Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has won the top ICC awards for 2013-14, being named the Cricketer of the Year, as well as Test Cricketer of the Year. South Africa's AB de Villiers was named ODI Cricketer of the Year, while Australia's Aaron Finch won the T20 performance award for his 156 off 63...

Obama warns of Asia 'intimidation'

Obama warns of Asia 'intimidation'

US President Barack Obama has said that Asia's security must not be based on intimidation where big nations bully small ones. Obama told students in Brisbane, Australia - where he is attending the G20 summit - that security in the region must depend on mutual alliances. He said there was "no question" over US commitment...

Australia’s Mitchell Johnson ICC cricketer of the year

Australia’s Mitchell Johnson ICC cricketer of the year

Australia’s paceman Mitchell Johnson was today announced the winner of the Sir Garfield Sobers trophy for ICC cricketer of the year. Johnson became only the second player after his compatriot Ricky Ponting to win the trophy twice. He was also named ICC Test cricketer of the year, an ICC press release said. During August 2013...

Modi arrives at Myanmar for Asean Summit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday set off on a tour which will take him to key summits and bilateral talks in Myanmar, Australia and Fiji. Modi met Myanmar's President Then Sein at the Presidential Palace shortly after his arrival at the Nay Pyi Taw international airport. After his 45-minute meeting, Modi tweeted that he had a “very good” meeting with President Thein Sein. “We had extensive discussions covering various aspects of our bilateral relations,” he said. In Myanmar, Modi will attend...

'We have a lot to prove'

Right before the start of the series there were talks about the kind of wickets the Tests and the ODIs would be played on. Would the Bangladesh team management employ the traditional spin-friendly wickets or would they inject some pace into them and spice it up? The latter idea was thrown in to provide the players with some practice ahead of the World Cup -- with the Zimbabwe series being the last before the mega event -- next year, due...

Widodo warns Australia over territorial sovereignty issue

Widodo warns Australia over territorial sovereignty issue

Indonesia's newfound chest-thumping may simply be a fledgling administration's efforts to win domestic approval, but is nonetheless indicative of shifting powers in the region. Two days before his October 20 inauguration, new Indonesian President Joko Widodo, gave Australia a stern warning not to test the territorial sovereignty of the world’s largest archipelago, reports TIME...

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