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Last updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 12:56:03 PM

Australian rugby fans angry at 'unfair' World Cup final start time
Canberra, Oct 29 (IANS) Australian rugby fans have expressed their disappointment at a decision by Rugby World Cup organisers to schedule the start of the final in London at unsociable times for southern hemisphere viewers.

Thursday, October 29, 2015 8:28:05 PM

Australia not to join US operation in South China Sea
Canberra, Oct 29 (IANS) Australia has not been asked to join the US in sailing warships near Chinese islands in the South China Sea and Australia has no plan to go beyond what it is doing there now, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Thursday.

Thursday, October 29, 2015 6:12:14 PM

Australian officials might have committed transnational crimes
Canberra, Oct 29 (IANS) Australian officials who paid human trafickers to return to Indonesia have committed a transnational crime and put lives at risk, according to allegations by Amnesty International.

Thursday, October 29, 2015 3:38:02 PM

Australia to try out cloud passports
Canberra, Oct 29 (IANS) Australia is looking at a trial of an innovation that would allow its citizens to travel overseas without a physical passport, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Thursday.

Thursday, October 29, 2015 10:04:03 AM

Cricket Australia congratulates Perry
Sydney, Oct 28 (IANS) Cricket Australia chief executive officer (CEO) James Sutherland on Wednesday congratulated Ellyse Perry on receiving the Outstanding Woman In Sport Award here on Tuesday night.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 1:58:05 PM

Australia, New Zealand to honour ANZAC in Brisbane Test
Brisbane, Oct 28 (IANS) Next week's first Test between Australia and New Zealand here will hold extra significance through a partnership between Cricket Australia (CA) and the Returned and Services League (RSL) to commemorate the centenary of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC).

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 1:52:11 PM

Simple nasal spray can improve social skills of autistic kids
Sydney, Oct 28 (IANS) In a first, researchers have found evidence that nasal treatment with oxytocin, synthetic hormone commonly used to induce labour in pregnant women, can improve social, emotional and behavioural issues among young children with autism.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 12:56:09 PM

Finch, White to play for CA XI against New Zealand
Sydney, Oct 28 (IANS) Experienced batsmen Aaron Finch and Cameron White were on Wednesday called into the Cricket Australia XI squad ahead of the tour match against New Zealand, starting on Thursday at Blacktown International Sportspark here.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 12:48:04 PM

Sydney coast morphs into art gallery
Sydney, Oct 27 (IANS) The Australian city of Sydney, known for its spectacular views, has decked up one of its most popular sea coasts, joining the Bondi and Tamarama beaches, with over a hundred sculptures, many containing messages against global warming and poverty.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 7:08:04 PM

Keen on starting something special this summer: All-rounder Mitchell
Sydney , Oct 26 (IANS) All-rounder Mitchell Marsh says the new-look Australia team that will begin the summer under new Test captain Steve Smith, is keen to forge its own legend now that a quorum of established greats have taken the final walk from the playing field into history.

Monday, October 26, 2015 8:52:12 PM

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