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Cricket legend Shane Warne’s body arrives in Australia on private jet

Cricket legend Shane Warne’s body arrives in Australia on private jet

Melbourne: Six days after the cricketer’s shock death, the private plane carrying Shane Warne’s body landed in his home city of Melbourne after an eight-hour flight from Thailand on Thursday evening, where the Australian cricketing great died at the age of 52. Warne died while on holiday on the Thai

Australia to reopen int’l borders to fully vaccinated tourists on Feb 21

Australia to reopen int’l borders to fully vaccinated tourists on Feb 21

Sydney: After almost two years, Australia will reopen its international borders for fully vaccinated tourists from February 21. Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Monday, ending some of the world’s strictest and longest-running pandemic travel restrictions. While the international borders have been opened since late 2021, entry has only been allowed

More than 160 Australians and Afghans evacuated from Kabul

More than 160 Australians and Afghans evacuated from Kabul

Canberra: Amid the Taliban takeover 160 Australian and Afghan citizens have been evacuated from Kabul after a third rescue flight, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday. Morrison said 60 Australians and Afghans who helped Australia during the 20-year war were flown to the United Arab Emirates overnight. The

China suspends economic accord with Australia, cites “cold war mindset”

China suspends economic accord with Australia, cites “cold war mindset”

China said on Thursday it had suspended an economic agreement with Australia, in an apparent tit-for-tat response to Canberra’s scrapping of a Belt and Road infrastructure pact and threat to undo a deal leasing Darwin Port to a Chinese company. Relations between the two sides have collapsed into acrimony after

Australia bans all direct passenger flights from India till May 15

Australia bans all direct passenger flights from India till May 15

Australia on Tuesday announced a temporary ban on direct passenger flights from India following a massive surge in coronavirus infections. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the suspension would remain in place until at least May 15 due to “clearly present” risks of travel from India, leaving thousands of Australians stranded.