Australian ball tampering shocks cricket

Australian ball tampering shocks cricket

Media playback is not supported on this device Watch: Bancroft and Smith admit ball-tampering plan Australia’s Cameron Bancroft has admitted he tampered with the ball during the third Test against South Africa – and captain Steve Smith says he knew of the plan in advance. Television footage showed Bancroft take what he said was yellow […]

Trump trade war: China tells US it will defend national interests

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Trump has announced plans to impose tariffs on up to $60bn of Chinese products China warned the US it will defend its interests on trade, Chinese state media says, after US President Donald Trump backed tariffs on Chinese goods. The comments came in a phone call between China’s vice-premier […]

Hamelin Bay: Nearly 150 beached whales die in Australia

Media captionOver 100 whales die in mass stranding in Australia Only six whales have survived a mass stranding of short-finned pilot whales on the coast of Western Australia. About 150 of the animals were found beached at Hamelin Bay, about 300km (180 miles) south of Perth. Their discovery by a local fisherman on Friday prompted […]

Car bomb targets spectators at Afghanistan wrestling match

Image caption Officials say the explosion happened as spectators were leaving the stadium A suspected suicide bomber has killed at least 13 people and injured dozens more in a car bomb attack on a sports stadium in the Afghan province of Helmand. The blast happened at a wrestling match at the Ghazi Muhammad Ayub Khan […]

China cracks down on video parodies

China cracks down on video parodies

Image copyright Weibo Image caption This female journalist appeared to be rolling her eyes at a fellow reporter’s question China’s media regulator has announced a crackdown on video parodies. It says video websites are banned from featuring videos that “distort or spoof” classical literature or art, and videos that re-cut or re-voice radio, TV and […]

Ice cream uncle gives 1,000 freebies on his birthday

Image caption Jimmy Teng spends his birthday giving out ice cream to happy customers For most people, birthdays are a time for receiving gifts. But for one man in Singapore, it’s the exact opposite. Meet ‘Uncle Jimmy’, the ice cream seller who gives out 1,000 free treats each year on his birthday. Every weekday, the […]

Markets edgy on China US trade war fears

Image copyright AFP Stock markets have been hit by fears that US President Donald Trump’s plan for tariffs on up to $60bn of Chinese products could trigger a trade war. Japan’s Nikkei share index fell 4.5% and in the US the Dow Jones sank 2.9%. China responded to news of the planned tariffs by saying […]

Mass whale stranding on Australian beach

Mass whale stranding on Australian beach

Image copyright WESTERN AUSTRALIA GOVERNMENT Image caption About 75 whales have already died, Western Australia authorities say About 150 whales have become stranded on a beach in Australia, prompting a major rescue effort. The animals were spotted by a fisherman at Hamelin Bay, about 300km (180 miles) south of Perth, early on Friday. About half […]

Katie Brennan: Australia’s AFL accused of gender discrimination

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Katie Brennan says she should face the same penalty as a male player The captain of an Australian rules football team has launched a high-profile gender discrimination complaint after she was banned from playing in her league’s biggest match. Katie Brennan was suspended from the Australian Football League Women’s […]

India renews Mohammad Shami cricket contract after violence charge

Image copyright Getty Images India’s cricket board has renewed the contract of fast bowler Mohammad Shami after clearing him of charges levelled by his estranged wife. Shami’s contract was put on hold after Hasin Jahan accused him of corruption, domestic violence and adultery. He has denied all the allegations against him. The Board of Control […]

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