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Authorities working for abducted Australian's release
Canberra, April 29 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Friday said the government is working to secure the safe return of an aid worker abducted in Afghanistan.

Friday, April 29, 2016 8:58:03 AM

Australian PM defends $40 bn submarine contract
Canberra, April 29 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Friday defended his government's decision to spend $40 billion on the nation's 12 next-generation naval submarines.

Friday, April 29, 2016 7:46:03 AM

Woman gives birth on flight, baby named after airline
Canberra, April 28 (IANS) A woman who unexpectedly gave birth on a Jetstar flight has named her son after the airline, in a tribute to the flight attendants who helped deliver the child.

Thursday, April 28, 2016 7:40:04 PM

Indian-origin batsman in NSW squad
Sydney, April 28 (IANS) Sixteen-year-old batsman Jason Sangha, who is of Indian origin, has become the youngest player to be given a New South Wales (NSW) contract as he was handed a rookie deal for the 2016-17 season.

Thursday, April 28, 2016 6:40:04 PM

Racer Gill start favourites for Whangarei crown
Whangarei (New Zealand), April 28 (IANS) Racer Gaurav Gill and his team MRF-SKODA will renew their assault on the Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) crown when the new six-round season commences on Friday with the super fast International Rally of Whangarei.

Thursday, April 28, 2016 5:06:04 PM

Woman names baby 'Jet Star' after giving birth on flight
Canberra, April 28 (IANS) A woman who gave birth on a Jetstar flight has named her son after the airline, the media reported on Thursday.

Thursday, April 28, 2016 7:50:04 AM

Australian coaches to undergo US stint
Sydney, April 27 (IANS) Cricket Australia announced on Wednesday that a selection of the country's elite and upcoming coaches will head to the United States at the end of June to take part in a study tour aimed at developing Australia's leading coaches.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 9:28:04 PM

Racer Gill sets early pace
Whangarei (New Zealand), April 27 (IANS) Racer Gaurav Gill sent out strong signals to his rivals by topping the unofficial time charts during a three-hour test session ahead of the International Rally of Whangarei here on Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 4:42:03 PM

Antidepressants work better with nutrient supplements: Study
Sydney, April 27 (IANS) A team of researchers has found that certain nutritional supplements can increase the effectiveness of anti-depressants in people suffering from depression.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 11:58:04 AM

Why do older adults struggle to adapt to new environments?
Sydney, April 26 (IANS) The elderly are often unable to adjust to new surroundings. This is partly due to the deterioration of a brain circuit that plays a key role in goal-directed learning, a new study conducted on mice has found.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 11:10:03 AM

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