Hours after the authorising sanctions and visa curbs against Russians on Thursday, US President Barack Obama told President Vladimir Putin the ongoing crisis in Ukraine can be resolved diplomatically.
Stranded by floods and lost, a German backpacker survived for about two weeks in Australia's inhospitable Outback on a diet of insects, police said on Friday. "He joked about never going hungry in the Australian Outback because of the amount of flies you can eat for their protein apparently."
Formula One will look and sound different when the season starts in Melbourne on March 16, with new regulations and the introduction of a turbocharged V6 engine with energy recovery systems.
South Australia's Johan Botha has received a reprimand and two suspension points for two separate breaches of the Cricket Australia (CA) Code of Behaviour during the ninth round of the Bupa Sheffield Shield against New South Wales.