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Last updated: Friday, October 24, 2014 10:56:19 AM

Primed for huge summer of cricket: Shane Watson
Sydney, Oct 21 (IANS) Australian all-rounder Shane Watson Tuesday said after battling five months with a calf injury he is now primed for a huge summer of international cricket.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 12:40:04 PM

Marsh, O'Keefe to herald new dawn in Australian cricket
Canberra, Oct 21 (IANS) On the eve of a new Test series against Pakistan, the Australian cricket team is on the verge of a major makeover.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 12:34:05 PM

Fiji PM convenes first cabinet meet
Suva, Oct 21 (IANS) Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama convened the first meeting of his cabinet in Suva Tuesday, media reported.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 12:00:06 PM

3D printer used to save cancer patient's foot
Canberra, Oct 21 (IANS) Australian doctors have used a 3D printer to help build a Melbourne man a new heel bone and save him from losing his leg to cancer.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 11:36:18 AM

Burqa segregation in Australian Parliament reversed
Canberra, Oct 20 (IANS) A move to force Muslim women who cover their faces to sit in a separate enclosed public gallery at Australia's Parliament House has been reversed, media reported Monday.

Monday, October 20, 2014 4:08:03 PM

Australian physicists build reversible laser tractor beam
Canberra, Oct 20 (IANS) Laser physicists in Australia have built a tractor beam that can repel and attract objects, using a hollow laser beam that is bright around the edges and dark in its centre, the Australian National University (ANU) announced Monday.

Monday, October 20, 2014 3:52:18 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

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