India Australia 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue Rajnath Singh S Jaishankar Richard Marles Penny Wong New Delhi China

India and Australia engaged in the second 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue on Monday, focusing on bolstering defence cooperation and enhancing the strategic relationship. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met with Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Richard Marles and Foreign Minister Penny Wong in Delhi during this diplomatic engagement. During … Read more

China Injures Australian Navy Divers With Sonar Attack; Incident Days After Albanese-Xi Jinping Meet

Published on Nov 19, 2023 02:48 AM IST Australia has accused China of sonar attack on its naval divers during an operation in international waters inside Japan’s exclusive economic zone. Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles said that Australian divers were injured in the unsafe and unprofessional use of sonar by China, and expressed his … Read more

Thalidomide Tragedy Australia More Than Half A Century Over 6 Decades On Australia Sorry For Babies Born With Birth Defects

Thalidomide Tragedy: The Australian government will formally apologise to the people affected by the ‘thalidomide tragedy’, more than six decades after thalidomide, the active ingredient in a sedative drug, resulted in birth defects in the babies of the mothers who consumed the medicine as a treatment for morning sickness while they were pregnant. Australia’s prime … Read more

Major Australian Ports Reopen After Cyberattack Halts Operations

Updated Nov. 13, 2023 12:47 am ET|WSJ Pro SYDNEY—Some of Australia’s biggest ports restarted operations on Monday following a cyberattack that disrupted container traffic ahead of Christmas and highlighted vulnerabilities in the nation’s critical infrastructure. Dubai-based DP World shut down its terminals in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Fremantle after detecting suspicious activity on its systems … Read more

Australia’s Inflation to Ebb More Slowly Than Expected, Acting RBA Chief Economist Says

SYDNEY—Inflation pressures across Australia’s economy are now expected to ease more gradually than thought just three months ago, said Marion Kohler, acting chief economist at the Reserve Bank of Australia. “Domestically sourced inflation, in particular, services price inflation, has been widespread and slow to decline,” she said in a speech to a conference of financial … Read more

New Zealand’s Services Sector Returns to Contraction

SYDNEY—Activity across New Zealand’s services sector returned to contraction in October, which BNZ says raises the probability that GDP growth slowed sharply in the third quarter. The BusinessNZ performance of services index stood at 48.9 in October, down 1.7 points from September, and well below the long-term average of 53.5 for the survey. Copyright ©2023 … Read more

Australian ports operator faces cybersecurity Incident, suspends operations

The Australian government said on Saturday that it was coordinating a response to a cybersecurity incident that forced ports operator DP World Australia to suspend operations at ports in several states. A DP World Australia spokesperson told Reuters on Saturday that operations at impacted ports were not yet restored. A statement said the company was … Read more

The Surprising Link Between Thunderstorms and Asthma

This summer was defined by record-breaking heat and dramatic storms across the U.S. Injuries and delays in medical care brought on by flooding, power outages and dangerous road conditions are among the more conspicuous health effects of storms, but they can also lead to a less obvious health problem: asthma. In 2016, the city of … Read more

Kapil’s Dev 175 was iconic, but is Maxwell’s 201 more heroic?

The morning after, the debate on the greatest innings in limited overs cricket still rages in right earnest: Has Glenn Maxwell’s 201 not-out against Afghanistan just overtaken Kapil Dev’s iconic 175 not-out in the 1983 World Cup against Zimbabwe, in terms of quality and impact?  Comparisons, as they say, are odious — but neither can … Read more

Over 10 Million Australians Lose Internet, Phone Services In Major Telecom Outage

Sydney: More than 10 million Australians were cut off from internet and phone services on Wednesday after unexplained outages struck one of the country’s largest communications companies. Optus said it was scrambling to pinpoint and fix the outages, which crashed electronic payment systems and disrupted phone lines for emergency services. Company chief executive Kelly Bayer … Read more