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Aussie billionaire declares war on food wastage
Sydney, March 28 (IANS) Australian billionaire Anthony Pratt on Tuesday declared war on food wastage, a problem that costs the nation's economy $15 billon each year.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 3:58:03 PM

High-fiber diet may check onset of diabetes
Sydney, March 28 (IANS) A diet rich in high-fiber foods -- such as fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains -- encourage the production of short-chain fatty acids that are beneficial for the immune system and may help protect against the onset of Type 1 diabetes, a study shows.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 12:34:04 PM

Cyclone Debbie makes landfall in Australia
Brisbane, March 28 (IANS) Tropical Cyclone Debbie made landfall on Tuesday across the coast of northeast Australia, packing strong winds with gusts.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 8:56:03 AM

150 dinosaur tracks discovered in Australia
Brisbane, March 27 (IANS) A team of palaeontologists has identified 150 tracks from 21 dinosaur species in Australia, the University of Queensland announced on Monday.

Monday, March 27, 2017 4:48:03 PM

Sydney professor stopped from leaving China
Sydney, March 27 (IANS) The Australian government has intervened in the case of a Sydney professor who has been prevented from boarding a flight home from China, a media report said.

Monday, March 27, 2017 2:08:03 PM

Australia braces for cyclone, evacuation on
Brisbane, March 27 (IANS) Thousands of residents in Australia's Queensland state were ordered to evacuate on Monday as a severe tropical cyclone approaches land, bringing with it powerful winds and heavy rain.

Monday, March 27, 2017 2:06:04 PM

Australia evacuates thousands ahead of cyclone Debbie
Canberra, March 27 (IANS) Australian authorities on Monday are speeding up the evacuation of thousands of people as cyclone Debbie approaches.

Monday, March 27, 2017 9:52:03 AM

Australian researchers ask stargazers to help find 'Planet 9'
Canberra, March 27 (IANS) The Australian National University (ANU) has called on amateur astronomers to help its researchers find a new planet in the Solar System.

Monday, March 27, 2017 6:56:03 AM

New vitamin may help DNA repair, reverse ageing process
Sydney, March 24 (IANS) Scientists have identified a vitamin that plays a key role in repairing damaged DNA and may lead to the development of a drug that can reverse ageing, fight cancer as well as help in space travel.

Friday, March 24, 2017 3:40:04 PM

'Beijing not seeking to militarise South China Sea'
Canberra, March 24 (IANS) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday said his country is not seeking to militarise the South China Sea and its presence in the area is only to maintain freedom of navigation.

Friday, March 24, 2017 2:22:06 PM

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