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Soil analysis can help predict impact of earthquakes: Study
Sydney, June 16 (IANS) Soil behaviour combined with evidence left by previous earthquakes can help predict the incidence of earthquakes at a low cost in developing countries that lack seismic monitoring systems, according to a study released on Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 6:18:04 PM

UN condemns Australia's policy on asylum seekers
Canberra, June 16 (IANS) The UN human rights chief has condemned Australia over the "poor benchmark" it is setting in asylum seeker policies, describing its approach as hostile and contemptuous.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 11:38:04 AM

IS recruiters at Sydney community centre
Sydney, June 16 (IANS) Recruiters for the Islamic State (IS) terror group have been masquerading as social workers at a community centre in Australia's New South Wales state to entice youths to join the jihad organisation, a media report said on Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 11:26:20 AM

A legend comes to life in remote Rajasthan village
Binjore, June 16 (IANS) The remote village of Binjore along the India-Pakistan border in Sri Gangangar district of Rajasthan, nearly 600 km from state capital Jaipur, came to life for a week as some 15,000-20,000 people from across the country and a few from overseas participated in an annual fair to mark the "martyrdom" of the legendary lovers Laila-Majnu (Laila and Majnu).

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 10:08:02 AM

Napoleon Bonaparte's getaway ship found in Australian waters
Canberra, June 15 (IANS) A ship used by French military and political leader Napoleon Bonaparte to sneak back into France while he was in exile has been found in Australia, a media report said on Monday.

Monday, June 15, 2015 11:32:18 AM

Indian woman to sue Australian grocery giant
Sydney, June 14 (IANS) An Indian woman living in Australia's New South Wales state is all set to sue a grocery store which sold her toxic mushrooms, a media report said on Sunday.

Sunday, June 14, 2015 10:58:06 AM

Dalai Lama meets aborigines in Australia
Canberra, June 13 (IANS) The Dalai Lama, who is on a 10-day visit to Australia, said more needs to be done to protect local Aboriginal culture after meeting with traditional owners - as local residents of that area are known - at Uluru on Saturday.

Saturday, June 13, 2015 3:18:04 PM

The Austrian track can catch you out: Red Bull's Ricciardo
Sydney, June 12 (IANS) Formula One team Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo says the Austrian Grand Prix track has some quick corners that can catch the drivers out and is not one of the easiest to race on.

Friday, June 12, 2015 8:00:04 PM

Australian cricketers fund new club initiative
Sydney, June 11 (IANS) Australia's top cricketers have dug deep into their pockets to fund a new initiative that will narrow the gap between club and first-class cricket.

Thursday, June 11, 2015 6:12:12 PM

Picture of boy carrying toy gun sparks uproar in Australia
Sydney, June 11 (IANS) A photo of a child carrying a toy gun in Australia's Sydney city has sparked public outrage and prompted local government to consider legislation to regulate the sale of replica guns.

Thursday, June 11, 2015 3:38:02 PM

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