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Last updated: Thursday, October 30, 2014 7:36:19 PM

India will face strong challenge in Australia: Watson
Sydney, Oct 15 (IANS) Australian all-rounder Shane Watson Wednesday said that his team, with the support of the favourable home conditions, will hope to make life difficult for the visiting Indian cricket team when the two sides meet in a four-Test series starting Dec 4.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 1:20:04 PM

Fiji to stop sending peacekeepers to Liberia
Suva Oct 15 (IANS) Fiji will stop sending peacekeepers to Liberia in the face of the Ebola crisis in Africa, a police official said Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:40:05 PM

Australian PM ridiculed for promising to 'shirtfront' Putin
Sydney, Oct 14 (IANS/EFE) Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been ridiculed on social networks for using rugby terminology to say he would confront Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G20 summit in Brisbane next month over the downing of a Malaysia Airlines flight in which 38 Australians died.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 6:02:15 PM

Australian electric car sets new world speed record
Sydney, Oct 14 (IANS/EFE) An electric car made by Australian engineering students has reached a record speed of 106.9 km per hour (kph) over a distance of 500 km, becoming the fastest car of its type in the world, academic sources reported Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 5:44:09 PM

Scientists reveal unprecedented sea level rise
Canberra, Oct 14 (IANS) Australian scientists have made an alarming discovery that sea levels have risen more in the past century than at any other comparable period in the past 6,000 years.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 11:48:08 AM

Australia to relax visa restrictions for skilled migrants
Sydney, Oct 14 (IANS) The Australian government will relax visa restrictions for skilled migrants, in an effort to make the country more competitive.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 10:32:15 AM

Ukranians in Australia oppose Putin's presence at G20
Sydney, Oct 13 (IANS/EFE) An organisation of Ukrainian community living in Australia protested Monday against the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit that will be held next month in Brisbane.

Monday, October 13, 2014 3:52:17 PM

Australian nurse suspected of Ebola tests negative
Sydney, Oct 13 (IANS/EFE) An Australian nurse isolated in a hospital in Cairns in northeastern Australia for exhibiting symptoms of the Ebola virus disease was discharged Monday after testing negative in a second test, local media said.

Monday, October 13, 2014 3:34:03 PM

Crackdown on chucking 20 years late: Darrell Hair
Sydney, Oct 13 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) should have taken the decision to crackdown on illegal bowling actions 20 years ago, said umpire Darrell Hair, who famously no-balled Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan for chucking in a Boxing Day Test.

Monday, October 13, 2014 2:14:04 PM

Past sex partners may decide looks of your kid: Study
Sydney, Oct 13 (IANS) Can past sex partners influence the appearance of your child with a different male? Yes, say researchers.

Monday, October 13, 2014 1:28:04 PM

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