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Last updated: Saturday, July 04, 2015 11:02:15 AM

Australian court bans tattooed mother from breastfeeding child
Sydney, June 18 (IANS/EFE) An Australian judge banned a woman, who got a tattoo four weeks ago, from breastfeeding her 11-month-old child saying it will expose her baby to unacceptable risk, media reported on Thursday.

Thursday, June 18, 2015 6:14:03 PM

McGrath backs Hazlewood, Joe Root to fire in Ashes
Sydney, June 18 (IANS) Australia legend Glenn McGrath on Thursday nominated a pair of young guns he expects to shine at the upcoming Ashes which is set to begin from July 8, namely pacer Josh Hazlewood and England batsman Joe Root.

Thursday, June 18, 2015 4:26:06 PM

Now, an electronic personal device to repel sharks
Sydney, June 18 (IANS/EFE) Australian researchers have designed a personal device, dubbed Shark Shield, for surfers and divers that will prevent over 90 percent of shark encounters, media reported on Thursday.

Thursday, June 18, 2015 3:52:18 PM

Australian teenager in Syria denies terror links
Sydney, June 17 (IANS) An Australian teenager feared to have joined a terrorist organisation in Syria has written on Facebook that he is doing humanitarian work there.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 1:12:11 PM

Warriors close out Cavaliers for NBA crown
Cleveland (United States), June 17 (IANS) Stephen Curry and Finals' Most Valuable Player (MVP) Andre Iguodala scored 25 points apiece as the Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers 105-97 to win their first National Basketball Association (NBA) title in 40 years.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 12:04:04 PM

Gill set for showdown in Australian rally
Caloundra (Australia), June 17 (IANS) Just three points separate two Team MRF drivers, India's Gaurav Gill and Pontus Tidemand of Sweden in the overall standings as they head into this weekend's International Rally of Queensland.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 11:16:16 AM

Players pay dispute resolved say WICB, WIPA
Bridgetown (Barbados), June 16 (IANS) The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the West Indies Players' Association (WIPA) have said a lingering dispute over the structure of payments to its international players has been resolved following a period of mediation.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 7:22:16 PM

Soil analysis can help predict impact of earthquakes: Study
Sydney, June 16 (IANS) Soil behaviour combined with evidence left by previous earthquakes can help predict the incidence of earthquakes at a low cost in developing countries that lack seismic monitoring systems, according to a study released on Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 6:18:04 PM

UN condemns Australia's policy on asylum seekers
Canberra, June 16 (IANS) The UN human rights chief has condemned Australia over the "poor benchmark" it is setting in asylum seeker policies, describing its approach as hostile and contemptuous.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 11:38:04 AM

IS recruiters at Sydney community centre
Sydney, June 16 (IANS) Recruiters for the Islamic State (IS) terror group have been masquerading as social workers at a community centre in Australia's New South Wales state to entice youths to join the jihad organisation, a media report said on Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 11:26:20 AM

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