Aussie study deciphers geographic patterns of virus threatening koalas

SYDNEY, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) — An Australian study has found that an AIDS-like virus is more likely to impact koalas inhabiting the states of New South Wales (NSW) and Queensland, compared to the southern populations in Victoria and South Australia. The virus, known as koala retrovirus (KoRV), is strongly associated with diseases that can cause … Read more

China, US Continue On Collision Course As PLA Alleges Navy ‘Violated Sovereignty’ In South China Sea

Despite efforts by the two nations to cool tensions, relations between Washington and Beijing continued on a collision course Tuesday as the Navy rejected China’s claim that it had “tracked and dispelled” a US warship from waters near the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. “The actions of the US military have seriously violated … Read more

Australia excited to play some big series in Test summer, says skipper Pat Cummins

Perth [Australia]November 29 (ANI): Australian skipper Pat Cummins said that his side is extremely excited about the opportunity they will be receiving in the next few months to play some of the best teams in the world in their Test summer, that could also give them an opportunity to play the final of the ICC … Read more

Durban Super Giants appoint De Kock as captain for SA20

Durban [South Africa]November 29 (ANI): Quinton de Kock, the South African wicketkeeper-batsman has been named Durban Super Giants captain for the inaugural SA20 competition. De Kock, 29, is a noteworthy player in the South Africa setup. In T20 cricket, his aggression at the top of the order makes him a sought-after asset. Along with his … Read more

Tickets for FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 go on sale

New Delhi [India]November 24 (ANI): Marking the 50-day countdown milestone on Thursday, hosts Hockey India announced the commencement of ticket sales, giving hockey fans around the world an opportunity to secure their seats to witness enthralling hockey action in Odisha – a global hockey hub. Tickets for the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s Hockey World Cup … Read more

South Africa pacer Glenton Stuurman ruled out of Australia Test series

Johannesburg [South Africa]November 24 (ANI): South Africa have suffered a big blow ahead of their upcoming Test series against Australia with news that pacer Glenton Stuurman will miss the tour due to injury. Stuurman suffered an abdominal muscle strain while playing a domestic match in South Africa and is expected to be sidelined for up … Read more

“It was my dream to get selected in Indian senior women’s hockey team: Beauty Dungdung

New Delhi [India]November 22 (ANI): Beauty Dungdung, a part of the Indian Junior Women’s Hockey Team that finished in the fourth position at the Junior World Cup held in South Africa in 2021, said that it was her dream to get selected for the senior side . Indian Women’s Hockey Team is set to travel … Read more

Chinese Coast Guard ‘Forcefully’ Seizes Space Debris From Filipino Navy In South China Sea

Amid tensions in the Indo-Pacific, China has again been accused of provocation in the South China Sea as its coast guard blocked and “forcefully” seized space debris towed by a Philippine naval vessel. In the incident that occurred Sunday, Filipino sailors reportedly spotted unidentified “metallic” objects floating through a long-range camera, drifting in strong waves … Read more

South Australian man sentenced over child abuse material offences

Editor note: Audio available via Hightail A South Australian man, 52, was sentenced (November 17, 2022) to prison after pleading guilty to possessing online child abuse material. The South Australian Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (SA JACET) started an investigation after the AFP received a report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children … Read more

China’s Lu storms into badminton Australian Open quarterfinals

SYDNEY, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) — China’s Lu Guangzu bagged a 20-22, 21-15, 21-16 victory over the top seed and world No. 2 Lee Zii Jia of Malaysia on Thursday, storming into the men’s singles quarterfinals of the Australia Badminton Open 2022. “I executed my tactics well today. Despite a loss in the opening set, I … Read more