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Malcolm Turnbull ‘to quit parliament’

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MNA International Desk: Malcolm Turnbull has said he will quit Australia’s parliament on Friday following his ouster as prime minister by party rivals, reported news agency. Mr Turnbull was replaced by Scott Morrison last week in a bid to end infighting that had crippled the centre-right government. The ousted leader said Australians would be “appalled” by recent events. His departure will trigger a by-election and place Mr Morrison’s parliamentary majority at risk. In explaining his decision, Mr Turnbull again took a thinly veiled swipe at his predecessor, Tony Abbott – who had been accused of undermining the government. “Former prime ...

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England whitewash Australia

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MNA Sports Desk: Jos Buttler hit an unbeaten 110 as England completed its first-ever 5-0 cricket sweep of Australia in any format with a one-wicket win in the fifth ODI on Sunday, reported news agency. England reached 208-9 in 48.3 overs at Old Trafford in reply to Australia’s 205 all out. At 114-8, England looked finished before Buttler and Adil Rashid shared a ninth-wicket partnership of 81. England had bowled Australia out in just 34.4 overs but collapsed to 50-5 against the pace and bounce of Billy Stanlake (3-35) before the scheduled lunch break. After his partnership with Adil Rashid, ...

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BD ‘disappointed’ at Australia tour cancellation

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MNA Sports Desk: The Bangladesh Cricket Board said it was “really disappointed” that a Test tour of Australia had been scrubbed for financial reasons. Bangladesh had been scheduled to play two Tests and three One Day Internationals Down Under later this year but there was no mention of it when Australia’s schedule for the 2018-19 home season was published at the end of last month. “They have told us this series is not financially viable due to the off-season,” chief executive Nizam Uddin Chowdhury told news agency. “This is really disappointing. All the series we hosted were not always profitable. ...

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Tim Paine named ODI captain for England tour

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MNA Sports Desk: Test captain Tim Paine will lead Australia’s one-day side for their limited-overs tour of England in June. Wicket-keeper Paine replaces Steve Smith – who was banned by Cricket Australia for a year following the ball-tampering scandal – for the five-match series. His vice-captain, batsman Aaron Finch, will lead the Twenty20 side in their sole match against England. National selector Trevor Hohns said a permanent ODI captain would be appointed “in due course”. The tour of England, which runs from 13-27 June, will be Justin Langer’s first assignment as head coach. Batsman D’Arcy Short, who has five T20 ...

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PM leaves for Australia today

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will start a three-day official visit to Australia today (Thursday) at the invitation of her Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull. During her stay in Australia from April 27 to 29, she will receive the Global Women’s Leadership Award at the 2018 Global Summit of Women and hold a bilateral meeting with him. A Thai Airways flight carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage will take off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport for Sydney, Australia at 1:35pm. The flight is scheduled to reach Sydney International Airport at 7:20am on Friday (local time) after making a ...

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Baki wins silver in Commonwealth Games

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladeshi shooter Abdullah Hel Baki has won silver in the men’s 10m Air Rifle event at the Commonwealth Games-2018 in Gold Coast of Australia. Baki scored 244.7 at the Belmont Shooting Centre in Australia on Sunday. The shooter got the medal as the first Bangladeshi of this season of the Games. Baki had placed sixth in the qualifying round to earn a spot in the final, reported news agency. Australian shooter Dane Sampson finished with the gold medal with a score of 245.0 while Ravi Kumar of India shot 224.1 to go on to win bronze. Sampson’s ...

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Tearful Warner sorry for ball-tampering

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MNA Sports Desk: Former Australia vice-captain David Warner apologised in tears Saturday for his role in ball-tampering but said he may appeal his 12-month ban in the latest emotional public appearance over the scandal. A sobbing Warner said he realised he may never play for his country again. But he stonewalled questions about who was aware of the plot and whether it was the first such incident within the team. Warner, 31, told a media conference in Sydney: “I can honestly say I have only wanted to bring glory to my country through playing cricket. “In striving to do so ...

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CA to conduct ball tampering probe

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MNA Sports Desk: Australia captain Steve Smith was fighting to save his job and reputation on Sunday after admitting he was the chief plotter in the ball-tampering scandal which has plunged the game into crisis and sparked a Cricket Australia probe. Smith insisted he will not quit after teammate Cameron Bancroft was caught using a yellow object to alter the condition of the ball on Saturday’s third day of the third Test against South Africa at Newlands. But the matter could yet be taken out of Smith’s hands after Cricket Australia (CA) confirmed Sunday that they were sending a team ...

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England seals ODI series win over Australia

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MNA Sports Desk: Jos Buttler’s stunning century and a composed all-round effort with the ball helped England clinch the ODI series with two matches to play. England had been struggling on 6 for 189 when Buttler and Woakes came together but they put on an unbroken 113-run stand to take the total beyond 300. Buttler reached his fifth one-day hundred from the last ball of the innings as England made far more than had looked likely. He then took a contentious catch to dismiss Steven Smith at a key point in the chase as England held on to go 3-0 ...

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Roy smashes records in huge win for England

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MNA Sports Desk: Australia’s bowling underbelly was exposed under the MCG lights as England beat the hosts for the first time this summer. The visitors inflicted Australia’s eighth defeat from their past nine completed one-day internationals. Aaron Finch had earlier posted his ninth ODI ton, but an early barrage in the run chase from England opener Jason Roy set the tone for what was an all-too-comfortable chase from the tourists, who cruised past Australia’s total of 8-304 with seven balls to spare and five wickets in hand. Roy broke umpteen records with his 180 from 151 balls, posting new marks ...

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Australia seals 4-0 Ashes series triumph

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MNA Sports Desk: Australia romped to an innings and 123-runs victory over England after dismissing the tourists for 180 on the final day of the fifth test on Monday to complete a 4-0 Ashes triumph that fell short of a whitewash but was little less emphatic. England captain Joe Root raced from his hospital bed, where he had been treated overnight for gastroenteritis, to try to rescue a face-saving draw but when he failed to reappear after lunch the die was cast for the tourists. Australia’s bowling attack mopped up the last four batsmen at the cost of just 36 ...

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New Zealand trip Stokes suspicion in Australia

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MNA Sports Desk: Ben Stokes’s arrival in New Zealand on a ‘private’ trip has been viewed with suspicion in neighbouring Australia, where pundits smelled a plot to recall the exiled cricketer to England’s Ashes squad. New Zealand-born Stokes was omitted from England’s touring party following his arrest on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm in an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September. He remains suspended by the England and Wales cricket board (ECB), pending the result of a police investigation. Stokes greeted his parents after touching down at Christchurch airport on Wednesday but batted away questions from a media ...

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CJ Sinha will travel to Australia soon

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MNA National Desk: Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha has received an Australian visa amid speculations over his leave from the Supreme Court. A source at the Supreme Court confirmed to media on Saturday night that Surendra Kumar and his wife Sushma Sinha received visas for three years. On 2 October, the chief justice went on one-month leave on health grounds. The chief justice was vehemently criticized by ministers and ruling party leaders for his observations made in the verdict that had annulled the 16th amendment to the constitution. He assumed office on 17 January, 2015 as the country’s 21st chief ...

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Australia to launch national space agency

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MNA Science & Tech Desk: Australia on Monday committed to creating a national space agency as it looks to cash in on the lucrative and fast-evolving astronautical sector, reported news agency. The announcement came at a week-long Adelaide space conference attended by the world’s top scientists and experts including SpaceX chief Elon Musk. It brings Canberra—which already has significant involvement in national and international space activities—into line with most other developed nations, which already have dedicated agencies to help coordinate the industry and shape development. “The global space industry is growing rapidly and it’s crucial that Australia is part of ...

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Security tightened after rock hits Australian team bus

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MNA  Exclusive Desk: Security was tightened around the Australian cricket team in Bangladesh on Tuesday after a bus carrying the team was hit by a rock, which could have been thrown up by another vehicle, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Tuesday. The incident happened on Monday as the players were travelling back to their hotel after the first day’s play in the second and final test against Bangladesh in Chittagong’s Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. ‘En route back to the hotel last night a window on the Australian team bus was broken. No one was injured in the incident,’ CA security ...

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Aussie ‘prima donnas’ humbled by Bangladesh: Media

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MNA Sports Desk: Australia’s ‘overpaid prima donna’ cricketers were shamed by their humbling first Test defeat to Bangladesh, Australian media said Thursday, reported news agency. Lowly Bangladesh claimed their first-ever Test win over one-time power Australia and only their 10th in 101 Tests against all nations, beating Steve Smith’s men by 20 runs on the fourth day in Dhaka on Wednesday. Australia are currently ranked fourth to Bangladesh’s ninth in the ICC Test rankings. While applauding Bangladesh’s feat, Australia’s media focused on the huge financial disparity between the two sides. “What happened in Dhaka was on one hand wonderful for ...

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Bangladesh squad unchanged for second test

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh announced an unchanged squad for next week’s series decider against Australia, after clinching a historic win in their opening Test on Wednesday. The hosts beat Steve Smith’s men by 20 runs in a thrilling victory on home soil, their first ever win against Australia since gaining Test status in 2000. Australia-who are touring Bangladesh for the first time in more than a decade-are currently ranked fourth to Bangladesh’s lowly ninth in ICC Test rankings. Squad: Mushfiqur Rahim (capt), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Mehedi Hasan, Shafiul Islam, Taijul ...

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Tigers bowled out Australia for 217

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MNA Sports Desk: In the first innings tigers bowled out Australia for 217 to get 43 runs lead over Australia on day two of the opening test at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium at Mirpur in Dhaka on Monday. All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan picked up five wickets while Mehedi Miraz took 3 and Taijul Islam took one wicket. Pat Cummins and Ashton Agar fought against the tide to produce Australia’s longest partnership of the innings, after Bangladesh threatened to take a hefty first-innings lead. At tea, Australia were 193 for 8, with Cummins on 25 and Agar on 22, and they ...

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Tigers rock Australia with 3 late wickets

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh bowlers too came back strongly to reduce Australia to 18 for 3 late wickets in reply on the first day of first Test at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium at Mirpur on Sunday. Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan both hit fifties, but the rest of the team were subdued by a controlled Australian bowling as Bangladesh were bundled out for 260. Winning the toss, skipper Mushfiqur Rahim opted to bat first, but Pat Cummins ripped through the Bangladesh top order inside the day’s first four overs. Brief Score: Bangladesh: 1st innings – 260 for all 78.5 ...

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No BD tour without new pay: Steve Smith

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MNA Sports Desk: Australia captain Steve Smith said he was upbeat that a bitter pay war between players and management could be nearly over — but warned the team wouldn’t go ahead with this month’s tour of Bangladesh until a new deal is signed. Some 230 Australian cricketers have been unemployed since the end of June when their contracts expired, in a row that has rattled the game and left their relationship with the governing body badly strained. But after months of bad-tempered negotiations over a new pay deal — and a player boycott of an Australia A tour to ...

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Australia’s tour still pending on pay dispute

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MNA Sports Desk: Australia Test tour to Bangladesh is still pending on as the week-long negotiation meeting to solve the pay dispute between the Cricket Australia (CA) and the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) has been going on at a snail’s pace starting on Friday last. The talks between the two parties, led by CA chief executives James Sutherland (CA) and ACA chief executive Alistair Nicholson, resumed in Melbourne on Wednesday to avoid major dislocation to the game, both in terms of commercial deals with sponsors and broadcasters, and also the Bangladesh tour in August, reported ESPN Cricinfo. Steve Smith-led Australia ...

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Champions Trophy: Tigers into semis as England beat Australia

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh reached into Champions Trophy semi-finals as England beat Australia at Edgbaston on Saturday. Ben Stokes hit a career-best 102 not out and captain Eoin Morgan 87 as England knocked Australia out of the Champions Trophy with a 40-run win over their arch-rivals. England collapsed to 35 for three chasing 278 for victory before left-handers Morgan and Stokes changed the course of the game with a fourth-wicket partnership of 159. Stokes’s third one-day international century was his highest score at this level after the all-rounder had twice made 101. Brief scores: Australia 277-9, 50 overs (T Head ...

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Rain spoiled Bangladesh-Australia match

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MNA Sports Desk: Rain spoiled another Champions Trophy match on Monday as the game between Bangladesh and Australia was washed out, much to the dismay of the Aussie fans. Australia looked set to clinch an easy win, making 83 for 1 at the end of 16 overs in their chase of 183, but rain did not let that happen. It meant both of Australia’s games in the tournament so far have been abandoned due to rain, they getting a point against New Zealand from a disadvantageous position and then this share of spoils with Bangladesh. If they win the game ...

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Champions Trophy: Bangladesh to face Australia today

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh will face Australia in their 2nd match of the 8th ICC Champions Trophy at Kennington Oval in London today. The day-night Group A match will begin at 6:30 pm (Bangladesh time). The game is a must-win battle for Bangladesh to escape the early elimination from the race while Australia will also find itself into danger if it loses the match. In their previous 19 ODI encounters, Bangladesh could manage only one win against Australia which was by 5 wickets at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff in June 6, 2005. Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Mushfiqur ...

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Are we safe in England – specially Australia?

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MNA Editorial Desk: It would not be wrong if we say that, England is now a prime target for terrorists as recently the country has witnessed several bloody terrorist attacks. Though we are concerned about the recent terrorist attacks in London, we will focus more on comparing the statement of Australian Cricket Board about security concerns in London while it was again rocked by terror on Saturday with fatal attacks on London Bridge and nearby Borough Market. This latest attack on London is the third terrorist incident in England since March. On March 22, 2017 a police officer was fatally ...

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Champions Trophy: Rain forces no result in Australia-New Zealand match

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MNA Sports Desk: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson made exactly 100 before rain saw his side’s Champions Trophy opener against Australia at Edgbaston on Friday end in a no-result washout. This was an identical outcome to when the teams met at the Birmingham ground in the last edition four years ago. Australia, who were left needing a revised target of 235 to win in 33 overs, were 53 for three off nine when the players left the field for the final time Both teams received a point apiece for the no result from what was their opening match of the ...

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4 climbers die near top of Mount Everest

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MNA International Desk: Four climbers have died on Mt. Everest in a busy and tragic weekend on the world’s highest mountain, officials and expedition organizers said Monday. Sherpa rescuers spotted a body of Indian climber Ravi Kumar, but it was impossible to retrieve the body, said Thupden Sherpa of Arun Treks and Expedition. It appeared that Kumar had fallen some 200 meters (650 feet) below the route, he said. Climbers from the United States, Slovakia and Australia also died on the mountain over the weekend. Kumar fell sick on his way down from the summit on Saturday and did not ...

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