Krishna Kumar had long dreamed of watching the Indian cricket team play in Australia. But when that dream materialized at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) earlier this month, the experience, he says, was belittling.
China and Australia spent much of last year in a tense standoff on trade. But as the recovery of the world's second largest economy gathers pace, China needs more iron ore and Australia is still its main supplier.
Britain's youngest convicted terrorist, who was sentenced to life in prison for masterminding a plot to behead an Australian police officer in broad daylight in 2015, can now be set free, a parole board ruled on Monday.
Instead of training for up to five hours a day as they prepare for the Australian Open, 72 players find themselves unable to leave their hotel rooms under coronavirus quarantine rules -- and a number of them are vocally expressing their frustrations.
Science's biggest achievement in 2020 was undoubtedly the rapid development of effective vaccines against Covid-19 -- a massive feat. Away from the coronavirus pandemic, however, there were discoveries in many different fields that inspired moments of awe and wonder in a tumultuous year.
The release of the refugees in Australia follows a landmark federal court ruling in September that ordered a man be freed under a centuries-old legal principle that protects detainees from unlawful imprisonment. It's the first time it has been used in modern Australian legal history.