The spin bowler quit midway through the disastrous tour of Australia
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Saturday 31 March 2012
A man was killed by a shark on Saturday while diving with his brother off a beach in southwestern Australia, authorities said. It's the fourth fatal shark attack in Australia since September, all of them off the continent's southwest corner.
Friday 16 March 2012
A new cattle drive in Western Australia offers tourists the chance to saddle up and experience the exhilarating beauty of this vast wilderness.
Monday 23 January 2012
The India opener Gautam Gambhir has criticised Australia's batsmen ahead of the fourth Test, which starts in Adelaide tomorrow. Gambhir said the Australians would struggle on the spin-friendly pitches of the subcontinent, and accused Australia of tailoring pitches to suit their young pace attack.
Thursday 19 January 2012
The mining giant BHP Billiton said yesterday it was eyeing record iron-ore production this year, allaying fears of a slowdown in China.
Wednesday 11 January 2012
Tennis great Margaret Court told Reuters today she was sad her religious views were being used as fuel for a planned protest at next week's Australian Open, but said she remained staunchly opposed to same-sex marriage.
Saturday 07 January 2012
Thursday 08 December 2011
Australia's economy grew by 1 per cent in the third quarter as mining increased to meet Asian demand.
Wednesday 07 December 2011
The future of a massive gas refinery set to be built on a pristine stretch of coast in north-west Australia is in doubt after a court declared government moves to compulsorily acquire the land illegal and Aboriginal leaders revealed the site was used for cultural ceremonies.
Saturday 03 December 2011
The far north-west of Australia is a sparsely populated oasis where ancient Aboriginal beliefs still prevail. The trouble is, there's gas there – and developers who want to turn it into a new Emirate. Kathy Marks reports from Broome
Thursday 01 December 2011
A no-holds-barred fight between five top British sailors is in prospect for a world championship title as all 10 Olympic classes race on the Indian Ocean, former home of the America’s Cup.
Sunday 04 September 2011
A shark bit the legs off a bodyboarder at a popular surfing spot in western Australia, killing the man, police said. Authories were reportedly searching for the shark as well as the man's missing limbs.
Saturday 11 June 2011
Dylan Jones: 'The Perth band Tame Impala’s music is aweird, if oddly topical, mix of the old and the new'
Saturday 28 May 2011
Occasionally – very occasionally, mind – a group's self-awareness is acute. The Pet Shop Boys always had a keen sense of themselves, probably because they didn't become famous until Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe were approaching their thirties.
Saturday 14 May 2011
Friday 13 May 2011
The Independent's live blog of today's Premier League action
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