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Five die as light plane crashes into mall in Australia


SYDNEY A pilot and four American passengers were killed on Tuesday when a small plane crashed in to the roof of a shopping mall after taking off from an airfield outside Melbourne, Australia's second-largest city, police said. | Video


India keen to take down Australia for perfect end to Cricketing season 6:24am GMT

NEW DELHI The Indian test juggernaut, with Virat Kohli at the wheel, has crushed almost everything in its path over the last 18 months and Australia will have to conjure up something special if they are to upset the hosts in their four-match series.

Australia to vet infrastructure investment for geopolitical risks 4:13am GMT

SYDNEY Australia will weigh long-term geopolitical considerations when it vets proposals by foreigners to buy critical infrastructure assets such as power grids and ports, the government said on Tuesday.


Golf - Others need to improve game to keep pace with Johnson, says Day 20 Feb 2017

Top golfers needed to pick up their games to keep pace with Dustin Johnson, Australian Jason Day said on Sunday after losing top ranking to the long-hitting American.

Gunaratne inspires Sri Lanka to series victory over Australia 19 Feb 2017

All-rounder Asela Gunaratne struck a superb 84 off 46 balls to inspire Sri Lanka to a dramatic two-wicket victory over Australia in the second Twenty20 International in South Geelong, Victoria on Sunday.


Smith replaces Dhoni as Pune skipper, Starc pulls out of IPL 19 Feb 2017

NEW DELHI Australia skipper Steve Smith will replace Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the Rising Pune Supergiants captain in this year's Indian Premier League (IPL), the franchise said on Sunday.


Former Australia lock Vickerman dies at 37 19 Feb 2017

SYDNEY Former Australia lock Dan Vickerman died at home in Sydney on Saturday night, the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) said on Sunday. He was 37.


Australia coach concerned over Kruse's playing time in China 18 Feb 2017

SYDNEY Australia coach Ange Postecoglou is concerned that Socceroos such as Robbie Kruse might not get enough playing time in the Chinese Super League under news rules restricting the number of foreigners allowed in each team.


Scientists claim existence of drowned Pacific Ocean continent 18 Feb 2017

SYDNEY A continent two-thirds the size of Australia has been found beneath the south-west Pacific Ocean, scientists reported in the journal of the Geological Society of America.


Australian PM rejects calls to exempt banks from tax cut plan 18 Feb 2017

SYDNEY Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has rejected a call from his government backbench to exempt the county's big four banks from a tax package aimed at reducing company tax rate from 30 percent to 25 percent.


Malaysia says still to establish what killed North Korean

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian authorities said on Tuesday they had still to establish what was used to kill the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and the body had not been formally identified as no next of kin have come forward.