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Last updated: Thursday, November 26, 2015 4:48:06 PM

Sydney umpire wants ICC to allow helmets for safety
Sydney, Nov 10 (IANS) Sydney-based umpire Karl Wentzel has said the pink ball and super bats designed to hit the ball hard should force the International Cricket Council (ICC) to address the need for umpires to wear protective gear in order to prevent a fatality.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 6:14:05 PM

Himalayas were born 47 mn years ago: Scientists
Sydney/Washington, Nov 10 (IANS) An international team of scientists has discovered the first oceanic microplate in the Indian Ocean -- identifying when the initial collision between India and Eurasia occurred leading to the birth of the Himalayas.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 2:44:03 PM

SCG to be ready in time for New Year Test
Sydney, Nov 9 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) is confident that the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) will be ready to host the annual New Year's Test despite last week's Sheffield Shield match at the ground being abandoned due to an unsafe playing surface.

Monday, November 09, 2015 9:24:03 PM

Let your idle phone help cure cancer as you sleep
Sydney, Nov 9 (IANS) Imagine that your idle phone is helping power cancer research as you hit the sack. With a new app, Australia's Garvan Institute of Medical Research and the Vodafone Foundation want to create a "supercomputer" that will use the free power from your smartphone to help speed up cancer research.

Monday, November 09, 2015 3:44:03 PM

Aussie pacer Starc fined by ICC
Brisbane, Nov 9 (IANS) Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc has been fined 50 per cent of his match fee by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after Australia's 208-run first Test win over New Zealand here on Monday.

Monday, November 09, 2015 3:30:03 PM

Unrest hits Australia migrant centre
Canberra, Nov 9 (IANS) The Australian Federal Government on Monday confirmed a number of people at the Christmas Island Detention Centre were involved in a "stand-off" with authorities following the death of an Iranian refugee.

Monday, November 09, 2015 12:46:09 PM

Meditation can reduce depression in people with gut disease
Sydney Nov 7 (IANS) Training in meditation and mindfulness practices brings long-term improvements in mental health and quality of life for patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), says a study.

Saturday, November 07, 2015 12:38:02 PM

336 'suspicious travellers' intercepted in Australia since 2014
Canberra, Nov 5 (IANS) The Australian Border Force (ABF) has intercepted a total of 336 "suspicious travellers" at the country's international airports since 2014.

Thursday, November 05, 2015 9:24:02 AM

Hadlee predicts keen contest between Australia, New Zealand
Brisbane, Nov 4 (IANS) New Zealand pace great Richard Hadlee is predicting the Test series against Australia will be a "battle out there" spiced up by a war of words between the two camps this week.

Wednesday, November 04, 2015 3:14:03 PM

Ancient 'magic' plant to help grow food in space
Sydney, Nov 4 (IANS) A team of Australian scientists has discovered a gene in a "magical" plant that will open the door for space-based food production, especially during deeper human missions, including to Mars.

Wednesday, November 04, 2015 2:52:14 PM

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