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Cricket Australia launch ball-tampering investigation

Cricket Australia (CA) will not make a decision about the future of Steve Smith's captaincy until it completes a probe into stunning ball-tampering revelations that have plunged the Test team into crisis, CEO James Sutherland said.

Australian premier asks states, churches to pay child sex abuse victims

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Friday asked states and territories, as well as churches, charities and other institutions to compensate victims of child sexual abuse.

Vehicle crashes into barrier near White House

The US Secret Service on Friday reported a vehicle rammed into a security barrier near the White House, and the driver has been apprehended.

Australian premier to ban affairs between ministers, staff

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said ministers will be banned from sexual relationships with staff under a new code of conduct to be enacted in the wake of his deputy admitting to an extramarital affair with a staffer.

Australian premier Malcolm Turnbull fined for not wearing lifejacket

Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, was fined 250 Australian dollars (195 dollars) for not wearing a life jacket while moving his dinghy on Sydney harbour, a local media reported on Friday.

Australian charged with trying to sell North Korean missile parts

A naturalized Australian faced court on Sunday after being charged with acting as an economic agent for North Korea, brokering sales of missile parts and illegal exports.

China has no intention to interfere in Australia’s Internal Affairs – foreign ministry

China has no intention of interfering in Australia’s Internal Affairs, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Tuesday.

Australian court sacks deputy premier Barnaby Joyce

Australia’s High Court ruled on Friday that Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce is ineligible to remain in parliament, a stunning decision that cost the government its one-seat parliamentary majority and forced a by-election.

US rapper pledges song proceeds to Australia gay marriage campaign

US rapper Macklemore has pledged proceeds from his hit gay anthem to Australia’s pro-same sex marriage campaign after the song surged to number one in the country amid a national vote on the issue.

First refugees held on Manus Island leave for US

The first group of refugees to be resettled in the United States under a controversial deal with the Australian government have left a remote Pacific Island prison camp and are en route to the US, according to officials.

Why I headbutted former prime minister – DJ

A self-described anarchist who headbutted former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott has denied he attacked the politician because of his opposition to same-sex marriage.

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Governors El-Rufai, Dickson drum support for restructuring

The Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson Monday met with his Kaduna State counterpart, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai at the Government House, Kaduna.

Governor Wike, Bishop Kukah differ on how to entrench democracy in Nigeria

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah, the Bishop, Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, on Monday disagreed on the best way to entrench and consolidate democracy in Nigeria.

American based company set to invest over $10 billion in coastal rail line

Shah Mathias, the Founder of Ameri Metro Inc, based in the United States, said on Monday that the company was ready to invest over $10 billion in the coastal rail project from Lagos to Calabar and Calabar to Port Harcourt.

DHQ: Troops kill 35 militia herdsmen in Benue, Taraba, others

The Defence Headquarters says 35 militia herdsmen have been neutralized, while one soldiers paid the supreme price and another one missing in the “Operation Whirl Stroke’’ in Benue, Nasarawa, Taraba and Zamfara states.

Oby Ezekwesili: Nigerians deserve right to quality leadership

The Convener of the Red Card Movement and onetime Education Minister, Mrs Obiageli Ezekwesili, says Nigerians deserve the right to enjoy quality leadership and good governance.