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Australian ball-tampering: Steve Smith, David Warner & Cameron Bancroft punishments ‘too harsh’

Media playback is not supported on this device From ball-tampering to bans and tears: how Australia’s week evolved The ball-tampering bans given to Australia trio Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft contain “glaring anomalies”, according to the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA). Captain Smith and his deputy Warner were stripped of their positions and banned […]

Australian ball-tampering: Steve Smith, David Warner & Cameron Bancroft punishments too harsh

Media playback is not supported on this device From ball-tampering to bans and tears: how Australia’s week evolved The ball-tampering bans given to Australia trio Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft contain “glaring anomalies”, according to the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA). Captain Smith and his deputy Warner were stripped of their positions and banned […]

Australian ball-tampering: Darren Lehmann to quit as Australia coach

Darren Lehmann became head coach in 2013 and won two Ashes series, including the recent 4-0 victory Darren Lehmann is to quit as head coach of Australia at the end of the current Test series against South Africa. The 48-year-old will step down after the final Test in Johannesburg, which starts on Friday, in the […]

Trump keen to meet Kim after ‘successful’ China talks

Media captionChinese TV showed footage of the two leaders with their wives US President Donald Trump has said he is keen to meet Kim Jong-un after being told the North Korean leader’s trip to China “went very well”. But Mr Trump said maximum sanctions and pressure on North Korea would continue ahead of proposed talks […]

Smith and Warner banned for a year

Media playback is not supported on this device Cricket Australia CEO admits players cheated Australia captain Steve Smith and vice-skipper David Warner have been banned for a year for ball-tampering. Cameron Bancroft, who carried out the cheating in South Africa, was given a nine-month ban by Cricket Australia. The three had already been sent home […]

Kim Jong-un was in Beijing, China and NK confirm

Media captionChinese TV showed footage of the two leaders with their wives After days of speculation, it has been confirmed that North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un did pay a visit to Beijing. The visit, confirmed by China and North Korea, was Mr Kim’s first known foreign trip since taking office in 2011. He held “successful […]

Australia’s indigenous languages have one source, study says

Image copyright Getty Images Researchers in Australia say they have traced the country’s indigenous languages back to a single, common tongue. The languages are all derived from a mother tongue, known as Proto-Australian, that was spoken about 10,000 years ago, according to a new study. Linguists have long debated the subject in Australia. More than […]

‘North Korean train’ in Beijing fuels rumours of Kim Jong-un visit

A train believed to be carrying a senior North Korean official has arrived in Beijing, Japanese media report. Skip Twitter post by @martyn_williams End of Twitter post by @martyn_williams Bloomberg news said the visitor was North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un himself, citing three unnamed sources. China is Pyongyang’s only major ally – but ties have […]

Malaysia seeks 10 year-jail terms for ‘fake news’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Commuters in Kuala Lumpur are being warned against the dangers of fake news Malaysia’s government has proposed new legislation to combat “fake news”, with offenders facing up to 10 years in prison. Under the Anti-Fake News Bill, those convicted of disseminating false content would be jailed or fined up […]

Malaysia seeks 10 year-jail terms for ‘fake news’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Commuters in Kuala Lumpur are being warned against the dangers of fake news Malaysia’s government has proposed new legislation to combat “fake news”, with offenders facing up to 10 years in prison. Under the Anti-Fake News Bill, those convicted of disseminating false content would be jailed or fined up […]