Sydney: Stabbing at Assyrian church a ‘terrorist act’, say Australian police

A knife attack during a service at an Assyrian church in Sydney that injured a bishop was a terrorist act motivated by suspected religious extremism, Australian police said on Tuesday. At least four people were wounded in the attack, including Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel of the Assyrian Christ The Good Shepherd Church, during a service … Read more

US, UK Forces Again Target Houthis in Yemen in Response to Red Sea Attacks

Last Updated: February 25, 2024, 06:43 IST Washington D.C., United States of America (USA) The United States has carried out near daily strikes against the Houthis, following Red Sea attacks. (Image: US Central Command) U.S. and British forces target Houthi sites in Yemen, escalating tensions in the region amid ongoing conflict US and British forces … Read more

Tragic Drowning Incident In Australia Phillip Island Four Indians Die

New Delhi: Four Indian nationals, including three women, died in a mass drowing incident during a family outing at an unpatrolled beach in Australia’s Victoria, marking the worst tragedy in the state in nearly two decades, Indian High Commission in Canberra said on Thursday. The incident occurred in Phillip Island, Victoria on Wednesday. The four … Read more

India, Australia Discuss Expansion of Defence Ties

Published By: Sheen Kachroo Last Updated: November 20, 2023, 23:16 IST The two sides are also in an advanced stage of discussion to conclude implementing arrangements on Hydrography Cooperation. (Reuters) The two ministers agreed that deepening cooperation in defence industry and research would “give a fillip to the already strong relationship”, according to a statement … Read more

Thalidomide Tragedy Australia More Than Half A Century Over 6 Decades On Australia Sorry For Babies Born With Birth Defects

Thalidomide Tragedy: The Australian government will formally apologise to the people affected by the ‘thalidomide tragedy’, more than six decades after thalidomide, the active ingredient in a sedative drug, resulted in birth defects in the babies of the mothers who consumed the medicine as a treatment for morning sickness while they were pregnant. Australia’s prime … Read more

Major Australian Ports Reopen After Cyberattack Halts Operations

Updated Nov. 13, 2023 12:47 am ET|WSJ Pro SYDNEY—Some of Australia’s biggest ports restarted operations on Monday following a cyberattack that disrupted container traffic ahead of Christmas and highlighted vulnerabilities in the nation’s critical infrastructure. Dubai-based DP World shut down its terminals in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Fremantle after detecting suspicious activity on its systems … Read more

Australia’s Inflation to Ebb More Slowly Than Expected, Acting RBA Chief Economist Says

SYDNEY—Inflation pressures across Australia’s economy are now expected to ease more gradually than thought just three months ago, said Marion Kohler, acting chief economist at the Reserve Bank of Australia. “Domestically sourced inflation, in particular, services price inflation, has been widespread and slow to decline,” she said in a speech to a conference of financial … Read more

Australian ports operator faces cybersecurity Incident, suspends operations

The Australian government said on Saturday that it was coordinating a response to a cybersecurity incident that forced ports operator DP World Australia to suspend operations at ports in several states. A DP World Australia spokesperson told Reuters on Saturday that operations at impacted ports were not yet restored. A statement said the company was … Read more

Kapil’s Dev 175 was iconic, but is Maxwell’s 201 more heroic?

The morning after, the debate on the greatest innings in limited overs cricket still rages in right earnest: Has Glenn Maxwell’s 201 not-out against Afghanistan just overtaken Kapil Dev’s iconic 175 not-out in the 1983 World Cup against Zimbabwe, in terms of quality and impact?  Comparisons, as they say, are odious — but neither can … Read more