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Convention begins that will formalise Trump Presidential candidacy
Cleveland, July 19 (IANS) The Republican National Convention began on Monday in Cleveland, Ohio, for the purpose of officially designating real estate mogul Donald Trump as the party's candidate for the November 8 elections to the White House.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 3:38:03 AM

Australian ex-PM Kevin Rudd seeks endorsement for UN top job
Canberra, July 18 (IANS) Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has formally approached the federal government for support in his bid to become the next UN secretary-general, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Monday.

Monday, July 18, 2016 1:36:04 PM

Australian swimmer McEvoy decides to skip 200m freestyle at Rio
Sydney, July 18 (IANS) Australia's star swimmer Cameron McEvoy on Monday announced he will drop the 200-metre freestyle from his busy schedule at the Rio Olympic Games in order to give better performance in the relays.

Monday, July 18, 2016 1:22:04 PM

Australian Olympic Committee sues Telstra over Rio advertisement
Canberra, July 16 (IANS) The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has sued the country's largest telecommunication company Telstra over the latter's "I go to Rio" advertisement in the Federal Court.

Saturday, July 16, 2016 1:22:05 PM

Australia aims at top 5 on Rio Olympic medals tally: Chef de mission
Canberra, July 15 (IANS) Exuding confidence about the Australian contingent putting up a stellar show at the Rio Olympics next month, Chef de mission Kitty Chiller on Friday said the morale was very high.

Friday, July 15, 2016 7:00:04 PM

Smoking rates high in emergency patients
Canberra, July 15 (IANS) A new study has found that patients in the emergency department have significantly higher rates of smoking than the general population.

Friday, July 15, 2016 12:00:04 PM

Harvesting renewable energy from mobile phone base stations
Sydney, July 14 (IANS) A team of Australian researchers has found a way to harvest renewable or ambient energy from mobile phone base stations to power battery-operated wireless sensors.

Thursday, July 14, 2016 1:06:03 PM

Taylor Swift visits sick children in hospital
Brisbane, July 13 (IANS) Singer Taylor Swift took a break from a trip with boyfriend Tom Hiddleston in Australia to visit sick patients at a local children's hospital.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 1:46:04 PM

Artificial sweeteners can make you actually eat more
Sydney, July 13 (IANS) Researchers have identified a complex network in the brain that has revealed why artificial sweeteners may not be the best way to slim down.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 1:22:04 PM

Starc can take 300 Test wickets if fit: Lehmann
Sydney, July 12 (IANS) Hailing his frontline seamer Mitchell Starc, Australia coach Darren Lehmann on Tuesday said the lanky pacer has the pedigree to take 300 Test wickets, only if his fitness and workload can be properly managed across all three formats.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 5:14:03 PM

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