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Last updated: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 1:08:04 PM

Armed robbery at Indian supermarket in Australia
Sydney, July 21 (IANS) A man robbed an Indian supermarket in Coffs Harbour, a coastal city of Australia, after threatening the shopkeeper at knife point, media reported on Tuesday.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 5:36:17 PM

Indian origin girl to represent Australia in 'Miss Universal'
Suva, July 21 (IANS) Fiji-born Indian model Pooja Priyanka has been selected to represent Australia in the 2015 edition of "Miss Universal Peace and Humanity" pageant to be held in Dubai from August 18 to 30, a media report said on Tuesday.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 4:58:03 PM

Australian teacher wins $20,000, buys shoes for students
Canberra, July 21 (IANS) An Australian schoolteacher won $20,000 on a television game show and bought 200 pairs of shoes for her students, media reported on Tuesday.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 3:56:19 PM

Research on livestock diseases could save human lives
Sydney, July 21 (IANS) Fifty percent of current research on diseases that can spread from wild animals to livestock and then to humans is focused on just 10 diseases, a study says.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 11:30:03 AM

100 million year old fossils found in Australia
Sydney, July 21 (IANS) The discovery of fish fossils estimated to be 100 million years old has excited Australian paleontologists who said on Tuesday that it filled missing pieces in their knowledge of the period.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 8:56:10 AM

Papua New Guinea to bid for 2026 Commonwealth Games
Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea), July 20 (IANS) Papua New Guinea has announced it is planning to bid for the 2026 Commonwealth Games.

Monday, July 20, 2015 8:12:06 PM

Two Spanish motorcyclists dead in racing accident
Monterey (California), July 20 (IANS) Two Spanish motorbike riders - Bernat Martinez and Daniel Rivas - have died due to injuries sustained in an accident at World Superbike Championship at Laguna Seca circuit here.

Monday, July 20, 2015 8:08:03 PM

Surfer Fanning's brush with shark 'terrifying': Aussie PM
Sydney, July 20 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has reflected the horror felt by many of his compatriots who woke up on Monday to terrifying vision of local surfer Mick Fanning being attacked by a shark while competing in a tournament in South Africa.

Monday, July 20, 2015 5:24:04 PM

Refugee vessel spotted off Australian coast
Sydney, July 20 (IANS) A refugee boat carrying an unknown number of asylum seekers was spotted off the north-west Australian coast on Monday, media reports said.

Monday, July 20, 2015 10:12:12 AM

Hewitt wins it for Australia in Davis Cup quarters
Darwin, July 19 (IANS) Veteran tennis player Lleyton Hewitt led Australia to a 3-2 victory over Kazakhstan in the Davis Cup quarter-finals here on Sunday, winning the deciding rubber over Aleksandr Nedovyesov 7-6 (7-2), 6-2, 6-3.

Sunday, July 19, 2015 9:14:04 PM

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