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Last updated: Friday, February 12, 2016 1:40:03 PM

Australian museum buys historic French haute couture collection
Canberra, Feb 9 (IANS) The National Gallery of Victoria in Australia announced on Tuesday its acquisition of one of the most coveted and historic fashion collections of the world that includes designs by icons Christian Dior and Coco Chanel.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016 2:44:03 PM

'Robot' bus to be tested in Australia
Sydney, Feb 9 (IANS) A French-made robot bus is set to be tested in Australia as part of wider preparations for the use of autonomous vehicles on local roads.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016 2:42:02 PM

Fiji receives weapons from Russia
Suva, Feb 9 (IANS) Fiji has received weapons worth around $8 million from Russia, government officials announced on Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016 2:16:04 PM

Shark nets can't protect swimmers in Australian waters
Canberra, Feb 9 (IANS) Shark nets used at most Australian beaches to protect swimmers have failed to reduce chances of being attacked, a new research revealed on Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016 12:40:03 PM

Massive earthquake hits Papua New Guinea
Sydney, Feb 9 (IANS) A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 has struck off the Papua New Guinea island of Bougainville early on Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016 1:08:07 AM

India, Australia form panel for LNG supply to power plants
Brisbane, Feb 8 (IANS) India and Australia on Monday decided to form a sub-group, comprising senior officials of government and industry from both sides, to prepare a roadmap to help provide cheap liquefied natural gas (LNG) for Indian power plants.

Monday, February 08, 2016 9:18:03 PM

Australia to name World T20 squad on Tuesday
Auckland, Feb 8 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) will announce its squad for the World Twenty20, to be held in March-April across seven venues in India, here on Tuesday.

Monday, February 08, 2016 11:56:04 AM

Scientists find dinosaur-like features in ancient mammal
Sydney, Feb 6 (IANS) Scientists have discovered that an ancient hoofed mammal had very unusual features similar only to the nasal crests of lambeosaurine hadrosaur dinosaurs, showing a convergent evolution across millions of years between two very distantly related species.

Saturday, February 06, 2016 5:08:04 PM

Less polluted nations most vulnerable to climate change
Sydney, Feb 6 (IANS) Nations producing less greenhouse gases are most vulnerable to climate change, while the highest emitting countries are ironically least exposed to environmental change effects triggered by global warming, according to a new study.

Saturday, February 06, 2016 4:38:04 PM

Australian supermarkets recall lettuce amid salmonella outbreak
Canberra, Feb 5 (IANS) Australia's largest supermarket chains Woolworths and Coles have recalled 30 types of packaged lettuce amid a salmonella outbreak that has so far infected at least 54 people, the media reported on Friday.

Friday, February 05, 2016 4:44:02 PM

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