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Last updated: Friday, May 27, 2016 12:40:05 PM

Chen Long, Lin Dan to compete at Australian Open
Sydney, May 3 (IANS) The Chinese duo of World No.1 Chen Long and No.3 Lin Dan will battle it out against other top shuttlers from 28 countries at the upcoming Australian Badminton Open next month, to make their final preparations for the Rio Olympics in August.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016 1:58:05 PM

Mitigating impact of global warming on plant flowering
Sydney, May 2 (IANS) Indian-origin researchers have discovered a new mechanism that enables plants regulate their flowering in response to elevated temperatures.

Monday, May 02, 2016 12:46:06 PM

Promising Aussie goalkeeper killed after being struck by lightning
Canberra, May 2 (IANS) An Australian goalkeeper who was killed after being struck by lightning in Malaysia has been remembered as a promising young player with the "world at his feet".

Monday, May 02, 2016 12:44:04 PM

Ex-Australian priest sentenced for child abuse
Sydney, May 2 (IANS) An Australian court on Monday sentenced a former Catholic priest to 29 years in prison for sexually abusing a dozen children between 1979 and 1988.

Monday, May 02, 2016 10:50:03 AM

Australian state parliament evacuated over suspicious package
Sydney, May 2 (IANS) Hundreds of employees at New South Wales (NSW) state parliament in Sydney were evacuated earlier on Monday, following the discovery of a suspicious package in the area.

Monday, May 02, 2016 9:56:14 AM

Teenage horse rider dies at equestrian meet
Sydney, May 1 (IANS) Teenaged Australian horse rider Caitlyn Fischer died after falling off her horse during the Sydney International Horse Trials competition for the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Sunday, May 01, 2016 9:00:04 PM

India, New Zealand friendship will continue to strengthen: Mukherjee
Auckland, May 1 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said friendship between India and New Zealand will continue to strengthen.

Sunday, May 01, 2016 3:48:05 PM

Racer Gill wins Whangarei rally
Whangarei (New Zealand), May 1 (IANS) Racer Gaurav Gill here on Sunday put in a mature performance to win the Whangarei International Rally ahead of Germany's Fabian Kreim to lead a 1-2 finish for Team MRF-SKODA and start the 2016 Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) season in great style.

Sunday, May 01, 2016 3:20:04 PM

Nature-inspired skin may boost electric vehicle industry
Sydney, May 1 (IANS) A new type of nature-inspired membrane can significantly boost the performance of fuel cells and transform the electric vehicle industry, researchers have found.

Sunday, May 01, 2016 2:06:03 PM

West Indies welcome BCCI decision on tour
Bridgetown (Barbados), May 1 (IANS) The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president Dave Cameron has hailed the resumption of bilateral ties with the BCCI, as the region prepares to host India in a four-Test series starting in July.

Sunday, May 01, 2016 2:04:04 PM

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