Chinese ship docks in Sri Lanka despite India, US concerns

A Chinese research vessel docked at Sri Lanka’s Chinese-run southern port of Hambantota on Tuesday despite concerns from India and the United States about its alleged spying activities. The Yuan Wang 5 entered the deep-sea port after securing permission to enter Sri Lankan waters on the condition it would not engage in any research, port … Read more

Nuclear war prediction: millions would die but Australia wouldn’t suffer the most

It’s been 77 years since the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It’s been 33 years since the Berlin Wall’s fall and the Cold War’s end. But the bomb is back. Russian President Vladimir Putin is making thinly veiled threats. China’s embarking on a massive nuclear weapon-building campaign. And the menace of atomic annihilation coming out … Read more

NDIS price freeze of support coordination for third year running sees businesses exit market

Kathy and Daniel Dwyer fear they will no longer be able to get the critical services they need for their two daughters, both on the autism spectrum, as support coordinators abandon the industry amid an ongoing pricing freeze. Key points: The price has been frozen for the third year in a row, following recommendations in … Read more

Australian PM Albanese lauds India’s achievements on its Independence Day

Canberra [Australia]August 15 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Monday (local time) wished India on its 75th Independence Day and lauded its achievements. Wishing all those marking India’s Independence Day a wonderful celebration, Albanese said in a statement, “All Australians applaud India’s successes, and the many achievements that define this great country and its … Read more

Salman Rushdie stabbing: Alleged attacker Hadi Matar charged with attempted murder

Salman Rushdie remained hospitalized in serious condition Saturday after being stabbed at a literary event in New York state in a shocking assault that triggered widespread international outrage, but drew applause from hardliners in Iran and Pakistan. The British author, who spent years under police after Iranian leaders ordered his killing, executed protection emergency surgery … Read more

“CWG 2022 experience motivated me to work harder,” says Indian men’s hockey team forward Abhishek

New Delhi [India]August 12 (ANI): After a solid performance at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham, Indian men’s hockey team forward Abhishek said the tournament was a big learning experience for him. The young striker, who is set to turn 23 on August 15, started in all six games at the Commonwealth Games 2022 and … Read more

Sri Lanka legend Mahela Jayawardene

Dubai [UAE]August 10 (ANI): ICC Hall of Famer and Sri Lankan Mahela Jayawardene said on Wednesday that star Indian batter Virat Kohli has all the tools to come out of his form slump. India named a 15-member squad for Asia Cup earlier this week. Virat Kohli and KL Rahul were among the players who made … Read more

At 75, India’s Kashmir Challenge Shifts Foreign Policy Focus

srinagar, india – For decades, India has tried to thwart Pakistan in a protracted dispute over Kashmir, the achingly beautiful Himalayan territory claimed by both countries but divided between them. That relentless competition made Pakistan always the focus of New Delhi’s foreign policy. But in the last two years, since a deadly border clash between … Read more

A grieving family says South Australia’s health system is broken after man’s death while waiting for ambulance

The family of a South Australian man who died while waiting for an ambulance on Monday night says the state’s health system is ‘broken’. Key points: Andrew died on Monday evening from cardiac arrest while waiting 42 minutes for an ambulance His family remembers him as a loving father of two and says the system … Read more

India’s great untapped resource: its jobless young people

Young people have been taking to the streets across India, demanding governments act to provide more jobs. In the northern state of Bihar, large numbers protested on February at delays in filling public sector vacancies. Some of them had passed the required examinations but waited several years for their job to commence. In July and … Read more