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Last updated: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 11:04:05 AM

Australian government backs 2023 FIFA women's World Cup bid
Canberra, June 13 (IANS) The Australian government on Tuesday confirmed it was backing a national bid for Australia to host the 2023 FIFA women's World Cup on the back of recent strong performances by the national side -- nicknamed the Matildas.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 2:28:04 PM

Diabetes drug may cut heart, kidney disease risk
Sydney, June 13 (IANS) A drug that lowers blood sugar levels for people with Type 2 diabetes may also significantly help reduce the risk of both cardiovascular and kidney disease, researchers claimed.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 1:40:05 PM

Australian PM seeks patriotism from immigrants wanting citizenship
Canberra, June 13 (IANS) The Prime Minister of Australia on Tuesday called on immigrants applying for citizenship to be patriotic, as a measure to prevent the expansion of Islamic radicalism.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 1:04:06 PM

'Migrants must embrace Aussie values if they want citizenship'
Canberra, June 13 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Tuesday that migrants needed to fully embrace "Australian values" if they wanted to become citizens.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 9:56:05 AM

Duration of breastfeeding linked to fatty liver in adolescents
Sydney, June 12 (IANS) Babies breastfed for less than six months before starting on formula milk were more likely to develop liver disease as adolescents, according to a study.

Monday, June 12, 2017 1:00:04 PM

Plane returns to Sydney after engine damage
Sydney, June 12 (IANS) A China Eastern Airlines flight from Sydney to Shanghai returned to after a massive hole was detected in one of its engines, an airport official said on Monday.

Monday, June 12, 2017 8:32:09 AM

Technology behind bitcoin may increase government productivity
Sydney, June 11 (IANS) An Australian research indicates blockchain technology -- that enables bitcoin -- may increase productivity and innovation in government and industry in the future.

Sunday, June 11, 2017 11:30:05 AM

Australian swimmer to appeal against FINA ban
Canberra, June 9 (IANS) Australian Olympic swimmer Thomas Fraser-Holmes will appeal a 12-month International Swimming Federation (FINA) ban which would see him miss the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Swimming Australia confirmed on Friday.

Friday, June 09, 2017 3:38:04 PM

Australia to toughen parole laws
Canberra, June 9 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced on Friday that parole laws will be toughened to prevent violent offenders, especially those with terror links.

Friday, June 09, 2017 1:02:06 PM

Australian swimmer banned for 12 months for missing doping tests
Canberra, June 9 (IANS) Australian freestyle swimmer Thomas Fraser-Holmes was on Friday handed a 12-month ban by swimming governing body FINA for missing three doping tests, Swimming Australia confirmed.

Friday, June 09, 2017 11:58:05 AM

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