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Australian PM rescued by riot police during protest

Melbourne: Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and opposition leader Tony Abbott were trapped in a building Thursday in the capital Canberra during a violent protest and had to be rescued by riot police. The two political leaders were attending a function to mark Australia Day — the day the first British fleet came to establish

Australian navy intercepts 119 asylum seekers

Melbourne: A boat carrying 119 asylum seekers has been intercepted by the Australian Navy off the country’s west coast, the immigration department has said. The HMAS Maryborough, operating under the Border Protection, intercepted the boat of asylum seekers around 35 km north of Christmas Island, Xinhua reported. The 119 passengers and two crew members on

Ponting’s was the best of my three wickets: Yadav

Melbourne: Indian fastest bowler on the Australia tour Umesh Yadav said he would cherish Ricky Ponting’s scalp the most among his three wickets on the opening day of the Boxing Day Test Monday. He, however, had mixed feelings at the end of the day after conceding almost five runs an over. Yadav, playing in his

“Sachin will complete century of hundreds at Melbourne”

Kolkata: Discarded Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh Friday exuded confidence that master batsman Sachin Tendulkar will complete a century of international hundreds in the Boxing Day cricket Test match in Australian city of Melbourne. “I am confident he will get his century of international hundreds in the first Test match of (India’s) tour to Australia. That

“Tendulkar greater than Bradman”

Melbourne: Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar and not Australian legend Don Bradman is the greatest Test batsman who ever lived, a Gold Coast academic says. Griffith University researcher Nicholas Rohde said he can prove with statistics that Tendulkar is the greatest. Rohde, however, admitted that if he could go back in time, he would prefer

Migration Law: Tony Abbott agrees on Nauru, but not Malaysia

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott is ready to sign off on a proposal to reopen an asylum-seeker processing centre on Nauru. However, he is against the Malaysia proposal. According to the Government, it will reopen Nauru in return for the Opposition’s support on Malaysia. However, government will not reintroduce temporary protection visas. But speaking in Melbourne,

Dravid fears Ponting’s comeback against India

Melbourne: Indian batting great Rahul Dravid insists that the visitors fear a comeback from former Australian captain Ricky Ponting who, he said, was surely not on his last legs as a Test batsman. “I think he (Pointing) is still a great player. He showed in the couple of Test matches that he played against us