All-round Root stars as England take 2-0 lead

England 6 for 274 (Bairstow 60, Hales 57, Starc 4-57) beat Australia 9 for 270 (Finch 106) by 4 wicketsScorecard and ball-by-ball details “It was surrounded by Jason’s incredible innings, but I’ve no doubt somebody else would’ve put their hand up if needed.” With these words Eoin Morgan summed up England’s confidence after an opening […]


'Shaking' Malaysia Airlines flight turns back to Australia

Image copyright SANJEEV PANDEY Image caption Passengers say flight staff briefed them on emergency procedures A Malaysia Airlines flight was forced to divert to central Australia after a technical issue left the aircraft “shuddering”, passengers say. Flight MH122 was travelling from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur on Thursday when it turned back not far from Broome, […]


Autoblog’s 2018 Detroit Auto Show roundup

Since then, Toyota has done fine with its smaller Tacoma truck. General Motors spent heavily to update its top-selling Chevrolet Silverado pickup, cutting up to 450 pounds of weight by using more aluminum and lighter high-strength steel. GM’s new Chevrolet Silverado and Fiat Chrysler’s 2019 Ram are both created to chop at the F-series’ lead […]


New Zealand set Pakistan 272 to chase

Babar Azam’s horror run continued in the final ODI, New Zealand v Pakistan, 5th ODI, Wellington, January 19, 2018/Getty Images WELLINGTON: New Zealand inflicted a rare 5-0 one-day international series whitewash over Pakistan on Friday with a 15-run win at Wellington’s Basin Reserve. A century to Martin Guptill helped the Black Caps set a 272 total […]

Politics News

Never heard the term ‘Indian state-sponsored terrorism’, says ex-CIA director David H Petraeus

Former CIA director and a retired United States Army official David H Petraeus said on Thursday that in his entire career he “never once heard the term Indian state-sponsored terrorism”. Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar and General (Retd) David H Petraeus at the Raisina Dialogue. Twitter @orfonline Petraeus was answering a question from an audience member […]


'African gangs' debate polarises Australia

Image copyright EPA Image caption Victorian police chiefs and African-Australian community leaders hold a press conference last week Recent heated debate about crime in Melbourne has zeroed in on the city’s African-Australian youth. But as Trevor Marshallsea writes, many believe their role has been unfairly exaggerated, with allegations officials are caught up in racist mischief-making. […]