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Last updated: Friday, July 31, 2015 1:30:04 PM

Indian man escapes Australian immigration detention centre
Canberra, July 9 (IANS) An Indian man facing deportation has escaped from an Australian immigration detention centre in Melbourne by climbing over a fence, a media report said on Thursday.

Thursday, July 09, 2015 6:52:18 PM

Two Indonesian pilots pose security threat: Australian authorities
Sydney, July 9 (IANS) Australian authorities believe two Indonesian pilots radicalised by pro-Islamic State (IS) forces may pose an international security threat, according to a leaked intelligence report.

Thursday, July 09, 2015 5:26:11 PM

Now, find out about love lives of koalas!
Sydney, July 9 (IANS) A team of international scientists working in Australia have tracked the love lives of koalas, uncovering some curious behaviour and discovering that male koalas make their distinct bellows to avoid confrontation with competitors looking for a mate to breed with.

Thursday, July 09, 2015 2:14:04 PM

Australian opposition leader facing corruption test
Sydney, July 9 (IANS) Australia's opposition leader had his credibility and reputation questioned by one of the country's most senior judicial figures at a major investigation into corruption on Thursday.

Thursday, July 09, 2015 2:02:12 PM

Volcanic ash strands Aussie holidaymakers in Bali
Canberra, July 9 (IANS) Thousands of Australian holidaymakers, who had come upto Bali, have had their travel plans thrown into chaos, as the ash cloud from a volcanic eruption on the Indonesian island of Java continued to affect air services.

Thursday, July 09, 2015 7:48:03 AM

Depp visits kids' hospital as Jack Sparrow
Brisbane, July 9 (IANS) Actor Johnny Depp managed to put smiles on children's faces when he visited a hospital dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow, his famous character from "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie.

Thursday, July 09, 2015 3:42:17 AM

Women's Big Bash League cricketers to be unveiled on Friday
Sydney, July 8 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA), in a historic move, will announce details of the inaugural Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) at the iconic Luna Park here on Friday.

Wednesday, July 08, 2015 2:16:15 PM

A device to detect diseases faster
Sydney, July 8 (IANS) Researchers are developing a laser system for a non-invasive, on-site breath analysis that can screen various diseases including diabetes, infections and cancer in a moment.

Wednesday, July 08, 2015 11:08:03 AM

Indian man leaps in front of train to save granddaughter
Sydney, July 7 (IANS) A 62-year-old Indian man did not think twice before leaping in front of an approaching train to save his 18-month-old granddaughter at an Australian railway station, media reports said on Tuesday.

Tuesday, July 07, 2015 6:18:04 PM

Rare albino whale spotted in New Zealand
Sydney, July 6 (IANS) A group of scientists spotted a rare albino humpback whale, possibly the mythical, rarely-sighted whale 'Migaloo', off the coast of New Zealand, official sources said on Monday.

Monday, July 06, 2015 7:02:19 PM

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