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Last updated: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 4:30:08 PM

Australia to deploy soldiers in Iraq
Canberra, Oct 20 (IANS/EFE) Australia has finalised a deal with Iraq to send 200 special force troops to the war-torn country to assist in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) militants, officials said Monday.

Monday, October 20, 2014 3:02:17 PM

Aussie pacer Siddle puts on weight to regain speed
Sydney, Oct 20 (IANS) Set to make a return to the Australian cricket squad against Pakistan for the first Test in Dubai, pacer Peter Siddle said Monday that he has gained five kg which has helped him regain the speed coach Darren Lehmann demands from his fast bowlers.

Monday, October 20, 2014 2:34:03 PM

'Ancient fish pioneered penetrative sex'
Sydney, Oct 20 (IANS) Sexual intercourse was pioneered by a group of unsightly, long-extinct fish about 385 million years ago in Scotland, Australian scientists have reported.

Monday, October 20, 2014 11:18:10 AM

Australia to deploy 200 special forces troops in Iraq
Canberra, Oct 20 (IANS) Australia will send around 200 of its special forces to Iraq to advise and assist Iraqi troops after Foreign Minister Julie Bishop finalised legal frameworks for their deployment Monday.

Monday, October 20, 2014 8:04:09 AM

Australian PM to attend Indonesian president's swearing-in
Sydney, Oct 20 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott will join other world leaders Monday to attend the swearing-in ceremony of new Indonesian president Joko Widodo in Jakarta.

Monday, October 20, 2014 6:12:14 AM

Mahindra's Oliveira finishes 7th in Australian GP
Phillip Island (Australia), Oct 19 (IANS) Mahindra Racing's Miguel Oliveira finished seventh at the Moto3 Australian Grand Prix in a typically canny ride, starting from 15th on the grid here Sunday.

Sunday, October 19, 2014 4:00:04 PM

Australia's Watson eyes coaching future
Sydney, Oct 19 (IANS) Revealing his passion for coaching, ace Australian all-rounder Shane Watson Sunday said that contrasting experiences under two national coaches - Mickey Arthur and Darren Lehmann - will hold him in good stead for the role in the future.

Sunday, October 19, 2014 3:18:10 PM

Marquez takes MotoGP pole
Sydney, Oct 18 (IANS) Newly-crowned world champion Marc Marquez from Spain Saturday took pole position for Sunday's Australian MotoGP in Phillip Island.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 12:42:08 PM

Players action pre-empted crucial meeting, says WICB
Bridgetown (Barbados), Oct 18 (IANS/CMC) A high powered team was being sent to India to address the impasse between the West Indies one-day squad and the West Indies Players Association (WIPA), the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 10:42:16 AM

PNG Ebola patients could be flown to Australia
Sydney, Oct 17 (IANS) Ebola patients from Papua New Guinea could be flown to Australia for treatment, Health Minister Peter Dutton said.

Friday, October 17, 2014 3:06:23 PM

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