SYDNEY - An Australian mother has been charged with the murder of eight children, seven of them hers, two days after their bodies were found in a home in the city of Cairns. | Video
KARACHI - Pakistan’s experienced all-rounder Shahid Afridi has announced his retirement from one-day internationals after next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
- Australia captain Steve Smith was fined 60 percent of his match fee for a slow over rate in his first test as skipper in a four-wicket victory in the second test against India in Brisbane.
SYDNEY - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, battling a slide in public support, reshuffled his cabinet on Sunday, promoting the overseer of a tough immigration programme and throwing out his gaffe-prone defence minister.
SYDNEY - Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has been ruled out of this week's third test against India in Melbourne with uncapped batsman Joe Burns coming into the 13-man squad to replace him.
LONDON - Alastair Cook has been dropped from the England squad for next year's 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand with Eoin Morgan taking over as captain, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed on Saturday.
- Mitchell Johnson's brilliance with both bat and ball inspired Australia to a four-wicket second test victory over India and an unassailable 2-0 series lead at the Gabba in Brisbane on Saturday.
SYDNEY - The 37-year-old mother of most of the eight children found dead in a mass stabbing in Australia's tropical northern city of Cairns was arrested on Saturday for murder. | Video
NEW DELHI - Phillip Hughes's tragic death cast a shadow over an eventful year that saw Ashes rivals Australia and England brawl on the field and bond off it, joining India to pull off a bloodless coup and take charge of the game.
LONDON - Alastair Cook has been dropped as England captain for next year's 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, the BBC and Sky Sports reported on Friday.
TUNIS - Veteran politician Beji Caid Essebsi declared victory in Sunday's presidential run-off vote, seen as the last step in Tunisia's shift to full democracy four years after an uprising ousted autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali.