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

Venus Williams bows out of Charleston tennis tourney
Charleston (South Carolina), April 8 (IANS) Former World No.1 Venus Williams lost to Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan 6-7 (5), 6-2, 4-6 while top-seeded and defending champion Angelique Kerber advanced to the quarter-finals with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Slovakia's Kristina Kucova in Charleston tennis tournament.

Friday, April 08, 2016 1:10:05 PM

Australia shares concern for Great Barrier Reef
Canberra, April 8 (IANS) Australia's environment minister on Friday said bleaching in the world-famous Great Barrier Reef is "major and significant", after renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough said climate change has put the attraction in "grave danger".

Friday, April 08, 2016 10:10:09 AM

Series of supernovae showered Earth with radioactive debris
Sydney, April 7 (IANS) An international team of scientists has found evidence of a series of massive supernovae, or explosions after a star runs out of fuels and leads to creation of many radioactive heavy elements, near our solar system which showered the earth with radioactive debris millions of years ago.

Thursday, April 07, 2016 6:52:03 PM

Australia must have 'sugar tax' to fight diabetes: Expert
Canberra, April 7 (IANS) Australia should follow Britain's lead and impose a "sugar tax" in order to curb the skyrocketing number of diabetes cases, a leading health expert said on Thursday.

Thursday, April 07, 2016 1:06:05 PM

Outdoor light may lower short-sightedness in kids
Sydney, April 7 (IANS) Increasing exposure to outdoor light can significantly reduce short-sightedness in children, a new study has found.

Thursday, April 07, 2016 12:34:04 PM

West Indies arrive to massive welcome in Barbados
Bridgetown (Barbados), April 6 (IANS) The West Indies Women team and a few players from the men's champions side arrived to a heroes' welcome as the country celebrated their clean sweep of the World T20 titles.

Wednesday, April 06, 2016 1:58:05 PM

6.9-magnitude quake hits Vanuatu
Port Vila, April 6 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale hit 102 km west of Sola, Vanuatu, on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said.

Wednesday, April 06, 2016 1:20:05 PM

Australia to set up grassroots football programme in India
Canberra, April 6 (IANS) Australia's football federation has announced a collaboration with the Australian government to provide a number of football-based grassroots development programmes in India.

Wednesday, April 06, 2016 1:18:04 PM

Cricket Australia gives landmark pay rise to women players
Canberra, April 6 (IANS) Australia's top female cricketers are set to become the nation's highest-paid team sportswomen, after Cricket Australia announced a landmark pay rise in the women's game on Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 06, 2016 1:14:04 PM

Steroid use can turn 'good' fat into 'bad'
Sydney, April 4 (IANS) Steroids that are generally given to treat inflammatory diseases can slow down calorie burning in brown or "good" fat, finds a study.

Monday, April 04, 2016 2:24:04 PM

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