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Last updated: Friday, April 29, 2016 6:54:12 PM

Australia issues new bank note
Canberra, April 12 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of Australia on Tuesday issued a new Australian 5-dollar bank note with tactile features to assist the visually impaired while enhancing the prevention of counterfeit notes.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 5:56:03 PM

Aussie McEvoy qualifies for Rio with record 100m freestyle swim
Canberra, April 12 (IANS) Australian Cameron McEvoy has swum the third fastest 100 metres freestyle in history on his way to qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 1:50:04 PM

New drug to stop advance of multiple sclerosis
Sydney, April 12 (IANS) A team of researchers has demonstrated that a new plant-derived drug can block the progression of multiple sclerosis.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 11:56:03 AM

Australia's women's cricket captain to hold clinics in China
Canberra, April 11 (IANS) Meg Lanning, the captain of Australia's three-time World Cup winning female cricket team is set to visit China this week, as part of the Australia Week in China (AWIC) expo.

Monday, April 11, 2016 9:34:02 PM

World tiger numbers rise for first time in 100 years
Canberra, April 11 (IANS) The number of tigers in the wild has risen for the first time in 100 years, marking a major turning point in the big cat's plight against poaching and habitat loss.

Monday, April 11, 2016 4:34:03 PM

Smoking, viral infection reduce efficacy of lung medications
Sydney, April 11 (IANS) Smoking and viral infections can lower the effectiveness of drugs taken to treat chronic lung diseases, say Australian researchers.

Monday, April 11, 2016 2:20:03 PM

History will vindicate me, argues embattled WICB chief
Bridgetown (Barbados), April 11 (IANS) West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president Dave Cameron has dismissed recent criticism of his leadership saying he has always acted in the best interest of cricket in the West Indies.

Monday, April 11, 2016 1:42:04 PM

App spots respiratory illness as you cough into smartphone
Sydney, April 10 (IANS) An Australia-based digital health solution provider has developed an app that can diagnose respiratory diseases like pneumonia, croup and asthma with high accuracy through a cough into a smartphone, a media report said.

Sunday, April 10, 2016 6:58:06 PM

Chip paves way for deeper understanding of black holes
Sydney, April 10 (IANS) A breakthrough chip for the nano-manipulation of light has pioneered new paths for developing next generation optical technologies and enabling deeper understanding of black holes.

Sunday, April 10, 2016 5:46:04 PM

Garner hits out at Caricom move to dissolve WI board
Bridgetown (Barbados), April 10 (IANS) Barbados Cricket Association president Joel Garner has hit out at the Caricom-commissioned governance panel's controversial recommendation that the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) be dissolved.

Sunday, April 10, 2016 2:36:04 PM

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