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Last updated: Friday, May 29, 2015 9:32:10 AM

Authorities to investigate strict Islamic practices in Australian school
Sydney, May 15 (IANS/EFE) Australian authorities ordered an investigation on Friday of alleged, strict enforcement of Islamic practices in a school in the south of the country, as part of a larger fight against the recruitment of young students to jihadi ranks.

Friday, May 15, 2015 7:16:17 PM

Canberra denies US plans to deploy B-1 bombers in Australia
Sydney, May 15 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Friday denied that the US intends to further escalate its growing military presence in Australia by sending B-1 bombers to counter Chinese assertiveness in the region, Efe news agency reported.

Friday, May 15, 2015 3:44:04 PM

Asylum seekers in Australia launch high court bid
Canberra, May 15 (IANS) A group of 10 asylum seekers launched a high court challenge to the legality of Australia federal government's offshore detention system, media reported on Friday.

Friday, May 15, 2015 11:18:03 AM

Australian teenager flees to Syria, joins terror group
Canberra, May 15 (IANS) The Australian Federal Police (AFP) on Friday announced that an 18-year-old boy from the state of Queensland, fled to Syria and joined the Nusra Front, the official Syrian affiliate of the Al Qaeda.

Friday, May 15, 2015 10:44:02 AM

US citizens in Australia warned of terror attack
Canberra, May 15 (IANS) The first security alert to American citizens in Australia over a probable terror attack has been issued , media reported on Friday.

Friday, May 15, 2015 10:30:03 AM

Scientists unlock clue to lifelong flu vaccine
Sydney, May 14 (IANS/EFE) Recent research from an Australian university has unveiled that flu-killing immunity cells memorise different virus strains, a clue which could help develop a unique vaccine for lifetime protection against the flu, press reported on Thursday.

Thursday, May 14, 2015 11:36:20 PM

Badree keen to get going after signing with Heat
Brisbane, May 14 (IANS) West Indies Twenty20 leg-spinner Samuel Badree says he is keen to make his mark in the Australian Big Bash League (BBL) after putting pen to paper for Brisbane Heat for the upcoming season.

Thursday, May 14, 2015 2:06:16 PM

Motorsports: Team MRF set to again dominate
Noumea (New Caledonia), May 14 (IANS) This weekend's second round of the Asia-Pacific Rally Championship presents a new challenge for Team MRF drivers Pontus Tidemand and Gaurav Gill, but they are hoping for another strong finish.

Thursday, May 14, 2015 1:40:05 PM

Australian to investigate halal, kosher food certification
Canberra, May 14 (IANS) The Australian government is slated to conduct an inquiry into the certification of halal, kosher and genetically modified food after a motion was moved by a senator who described the process as a "racket".

Thursday, May 14, 2015 10:30:03 AM

How brain balances hearing between the ears
Sydney, May 13 (IANS) Researchers have answered the long-standing question of how the brain balances hearing between the ears. The balance is essential for localising sound, hearing in noisy conditions and for protection from noise damage.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 1:28:03 PM

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