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Last updated: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 5:52:20 PM

Our alien-like cousins from the past
Sydney, Oct 16 (IANS) More than 100 years since they were first discovered, some of the world's most bizarre fossils have been identified by researchers from the University of Adelaide as distant relatives of humans.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 4:14:04 PM

Acknowledge only WIPA as players' agent: WICB
Bridgetown (Barbados), Oct 16 (IANS/CMC) The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) said it endorses the West Indies Players' Association (WIPA) as the sole body to negotiate on behalf of their players.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 4:04:03 PM

Brisbane Heat sign Windies spinner Badree
Brisbane, Oct 16 (IANS/CMC) World No.1 Twenty20 bowler Samuel Badree will campaign in this year's Big Bash League after penning a deal with Brisbane Heat.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 2:20:08 PM

Scientists find evidence of aancient Himalaya-like mountain
Canberra, Oct 16 (IANS) Australian scientists have found evidence of an ancient Himalaya-like mountain range that they believe sustained the start of life on earth 600 million years ago.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 1:46:13 PM

Australia waiting for legal guarantees to deploy soldiers in Iraq
Sydney, Oct 15 (IANS/EFE) Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Wednesday said he is waiting for legal guarantees in order to deploy some 200 soldiers of the special forces in Iraq as a part of the campaign against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 7:50:03 PM

India will face strong challenge in Australia: Watson
Sydney, Oct 15 (IANS) Australian all-rounder Shane Watson Wednesday said that his team, with the support of the favourable home conditions, will hope to make life difficult for the visiting Indian cricket team when the two sides meet in a four-Test series starting Dec 4.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 1:20:04 PM

Fiji to stop sending peacekeepers to Liberia
Suva Oct 15 (IANS) Fiji will stop sending peacekeepers to Liberia in the face of the Ebola crisis in Africa, a police official said Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:40:05 PM

Australian PM ridiculed for promising to 'shirtfront' Putin
Sydney, Oct 14 (IANS/EFE) Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been ridiculed on social networks for using rugby terminology to say he would confront Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G20 summit in Brisbane next month over the downing of a Malaysia Airlines flight in which 38 Australians died.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 6:02:15 PM

Australian electric car sets new world speed record
Sydney, Oct 14 (IANS/EFE) An electric car made by Australian engineering students has reached a record speed of 106.9 km per hour (kph) over a distance of 500 km, becoming the fastest car of its type in the world, academic sources reported Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 5:44:09 PM

Scientists reveal unprecedented sea level rise
Canberra, Oct 14 (IANS) Australian scientists have made an alarming discovery that sea levels have risen more in the past century than at any other comparable period in the past 6,000 years.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 11:48:08 AM

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