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6 April 2016 4:24 PM Australia set to tour Sri Lanka

It has been announced that Australia will tour Sri Lanka for a three-Test series which is set to begin on July 26 in Kandy. Alongside the Test series, Australia will gear up to play five One-Day Internationals and two T20Is. It has been five years since Australia last played a Test match in Sri Lanka, but having returned to the top of rankings after 35

5 April 2016 10:45 AM Pocock handed three-week suspension over neck grab

(Reuters) – Australia loose-forward David Pocock has been suspended for three weeks after pleading guilty to a charge of playing an opponent without the ball in the ACT Brumbies’ 48-23 Super Rugby loss to the Waikato Chiefs on Saturday. Pocock grasped the neck of Chiefs number eight Michael Leitch in a maul six minutes from the end of the game, leaving 18

5 April 2016 10:32 AM Suu Kyi consolidates power in parliament

Aung San Suu Kyi has consolidated her power in the new Myanmar government, as parliament created a post of state counsellor specifically for her. The state counsellor bill was approved by the lower house on Tuesday and the upper house last week. Both houses are dominated by Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party, which won a historic election 23

4 April 2016 10:22 PM Pakistan cricket coach Waqar Younis quits

Waqar Younis has quit as Pakistan coach only a day after Shahid Afridi stepped down as Twenty20 captain. Pakistan lost three group matches at the World Twenty20 and made an early exit from the tournament in India. Younis, who was national coach for 19 months, says "unfortunately I couldn't give the result which the nation was expecting". Younis had three 15

4 April 2016 7:41 AM Optus to axe up to 480 jobs

Optus plans to slash up to 480 jobs as the telco sweeps the broom through its operations in a bid to cut costs amid intense industry competition. After splashing out $189 million last November on the Australian broadcast and digital rights to show English Premier League matches, Optus announced on Monday it will cut staff across its consumer and enterprise 14

3 April 2016 4:24 AM Can Melbourne City handle the pressure or will they choke after Adelaide, Wanderers win?

Adelaide's win over Sydney FC on Saturday night has put the Reds in pole position – for now, anyway –in the race for the premiers' plate. Western Sydney Wanderers, with their easy victory over Central Coast on Friday night had temporarily hit the front only to be overtaken by Guillermo Amor's men. Brisbane Roar can go to the top of the pile in the early 13

2 April 2016 11:09 PM Debris could be first possible piece of internal wreckage found from MH370

Another piece of debris that may be linked to missing flight MH370 has been found near Mauritius. Two tourists discovered the large, white fragment on the coast of Rodrigues Island, a small volcanic island to the east of Mauritius. It is believed to be from an internal cabin, used to divide first class and economy. Experts said the piece matches the parts 19

2 April 2016 10:31 AM Brumbies thrashed by Chiefs 48-23 in Super Rugby trans-Tasman encounter

Winger James Lowe has touched down either side of half-time as the Chiefs made light of Australia's strongest Super Rugby challengers by running in six tries for a 48-23 bonus point victory over the Brumbies in Canberra. Back rower Tom Sanders and winger Toni Pulu also scored tries in the first half, with half-back Brad Weber and Damian McKenzie crossing 21

31 March 2016 6:58 AM Hanya Yanagihara to speak in Melbourne as part of Wheeler Centre's 2016 program

It's a bestselling book, shortlisted for several literary awards, that has polarised readers and reviewers. The Atlantic suggested Hanya Yanagihara's A Little Life, a harrowing tale of friendship and trauma set over 720 pages, might be the "great gay novel" and the Observer called it a "devastating read". But even its editor wondered if the abuse suffered 14

30 March 2016 7:49 PM World Twenty20: Southern Stars' semi-final win over England fails to cover a multitude of sins

If you get things right in the finals of a tournament, a creaky first stage can be flattered as peaking at the right time. If you don't, it is revealed for the poor performance it was. On Wednesday night, when the Southern Stars stumbled past England by five runs to their fourth straight World Twenty20 final, praise flowed from cricket writers and administrators 20