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Last updated: Friday, October 09, 2015 4:26:07 PM

Australian court rules human genes cannot be patented
Sydney, Oct 7 (IANS) An Australian court on Wednesday ruled the breast cancer gene BRCA-1 cannot be patented following an appeal by a patient against a US-based biotechnology company.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015 11:06:17 AM

New mammal species discovered in Indonesia
Sydney, Oct 6 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a hog-nosed rat in a remote, high-altitude jungle in Sulawesi, Indonesia. The 250-gram animal is so unique that it also represents a new genus, The Age newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015 8:12:04 PM

Are fish the greatest athletes on the planet?
Sydney, Oct 6 (IANS) When you think of the world's greatest athletes, names like Usain Bolt generally spring to mind, but scientists have discovered the best athletes could well be found in the water, covered in scales, according to a new study.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015 3:48:03 PM

Australian central bank leaves cash rate unchanged
Sydney, Oct 6 (IANS) Australia's central bank has left its official interest rates at a record low two-percent for the fifth straight month despite a moderately expanding global economy.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015 10:42:16 AM

Justin Bieber taped smoking weed, drinking onstage
Auckland, Oct 3 (IANS) Singer Justin Bieber, who has apologised several times in the past for his bad behaviour, was caught on camera smoking weed and drinking liquor onstage, here.

Saturday, October 03, 2015 1:24:04 PM

Uthappa's brace gives Indian hockey team 2-1 win
Auckland, Oct 3 (IANS) Attacking midfielder S.K. Uthappa scored a brace as the Indian men's hockey team overcame New Zealand A 2-1 to register their second consecutive victory on their Kiwi tour here on Saturday.

Saturday, October 03, 2015 1:24:03 PM

Sydney shooting 'act of terrorism': Australian PM
Sydney, Oct 3 (IANS) The shooting of a civilian police employee in Sydney by a teenager was an "act of terrorism", Australian authorities said on Saturday.

Saturday, October 03, 2015 11:52:17 AM

Indian hockey team beats New Zealand A 3-1
Auckland, Oct 2 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team outplayed New Zealand A 3-1 to get its Kiwi tour off to a positive start here on Friday.

Friday, October 02, 2015 4:44:03 PM

'Exercise' pills to keep you fit a reality soon
Sydney, Oct 2 (IANS) What if you can pop an "exercise" pill daily which mimics the health benefits of running, weight training or endurance exercise to keep you fit and disease-free?

Friday, October 02, 2015 4:32:07 PM

Two killed near Sydney police headquarters
Sydney, Oct 2 (IANS) Two people were killed on Thursday during a shooting incident outside the police headquarters in here, a media report said on Friday.

Friday, October 02, 2015 2:56:17 PM

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