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Islamic State 'just about death': Australian PM
Canberra, April 16 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Thursday described the Islamic State (IS) as "just about death", not religion, after a former model reportedly became the latest Australian to die fighting for the Sunni radical group.

Thursday, April 16, 2015 4:44:03 PM

Australian boy fitted with world's first diabetic insulin pump
Canberra, April 15 (IANS) An eight-year-old boy from the Australian city of Brisbane has been fitted with the world's first device to reduce his risk of a hypoglycaemic attack -- a medical emergency that results in an abnormally diminished content of glucose in the blood, a media report said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 6:40:06 PM

Lawyer to challenge sentence of 'Bali Nine' death row convicts
Sydney, April 15 (IANS) The lawyer of "Bali Nine" gang members facing death sentence for trying to smuggle drugs into Indonesia in 2005 said on Wednesday that he would challenge in a constitutional court the clemency rejection by President Joko Widodo without giving any reason, a media report said.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 5:56:14 PM

Kids sensitive to others' feelings are more popular
Sydney, April 15 (IANS) Children who are good at identifying what others want, think and feel are better at making and retaining friends than their peers who are not as socially adept, says a research.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 3:08:04 PM

Rare whale washes up on Australian beach
Sydney, April 14 (IANS) Australian scientists are researching a rarely seen species of Omura whale after it washed up on a Western Australia beach.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 2:16:16 PM

IS supporters hack Australian airport website
Sydney, April 13 (IANS/EFE) A group of alleged Islamic State (IS) supporters hacked the website of Hobart international airport on the Australian island of Tasmania and posted a message of support for the jihadis, media reported on Monday.

Monday, April 13, 2015 2:52:15 PM

Australian newspapers launch survival campaign
Canberra, April 13 (IANS) Australia's biggest media companies are joining forces to save their printed newspapers from extinction as increased online media has caused circulation and advertising to plummet in recent years.

Monday, April 13, 2015 2:34:03 PM

Game of Thrones series inspire Australian baby names
Sydney, April 13 (IANS) Australian parents who are fans of the hit TV series "Game of Thrones" (GoT) are naming their babies after key characters in the epic fantasy show.

Monday, April 13, 2015 2:20:03 PM

Sania officially becomes No.1 in WTA doubles rankings
Charleston (US), April 13 (IANS) Sania Mirza was elevated to the No.1 spot in the women's doubles rankings, according to the latest Women's Tennis Association (WTA) list released on Monday.

Monday, April 13, 2015 2:12:15 PM

Australian Fashion Week opening draws PETA protests
Sydney, April 13 (IANS) Protests marked the opening of the 19th edition of the Australian Fashion Week being held in Sydney, media reported.

Monday, April 13, 2015 12:10:02 PM

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