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Australian scientists develop pain-free blood sugar test for diabetics

SYDNEY: Australian scientists say they have developed the “holy grail” of blood sugar testing for diabetics, a non-invasive strip that checks glucose levels via saliva. For diabetics, managing their blood sugar levels typically means pricking their fingers multiple times a

Australian fashion designer Carla Zampatti dies at 78

MELBOURNE: Australian fashion icon Carla Zampatti, known for elegant designs and efforts to empower women over more than half a century, has died aged 78 after a fall in Sydney, her family said. Actors Nicole Kidman and Cate Blanchett, as

Australian forces allegedly killed 39 unarmed Afghans: Report

SYDNEY (Reuters): Australian special forces killed 39 unarmed prisoners and civilians in Afghanistan, with senior commandos reportedly forcing junior soldiers to kill defenceless captives, a four year investigation found. Australia said that 19 current and former soldiers will be referred

Usman Khawaja snubbed from Australian central contract

MELBOURNE: Top-order batsman Usman Khawaja has been omitted from Australia’s annual list of twenty contracted players in 2020. Khawaja had fallen out of favour with selectors midway through last year’s Ashes. The 33-year-old lefthander has not played for the test

Afghanistan to release senior Taliban prisoners

KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced Tuesday that three high-ranking Taliban prisoners would be released, in an apparent exchange for two Western hostages who were kidnapped by the insurgents in 2016. The three Taliban prisoners include Anas Haqqani, who was