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Last updated: Friday, October 24, 2014 10:56:19 AM

Australia to join airstrikes against IS in Iraq
Sydney, Oct 3 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has given the go-ahead for Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) fighters to begin airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organisation in Iraq, media reported Friday.

Friday, October 03, 2014 12:22:04 PM

Surfer loses arm, other hand in shark attack
Sydney Oct 2 (IANS/EFE) A 23-year-old surfer lost one of his arms and his other hand in a shark attack Thursday at a beach near Esperance in Western Australia, official sources reported.

Thursday, October 02, 2014 7:10:04 PM

Australia to readjust budget to counter terrorism
Sydney, Oct 1 (IANS/EFE) The Australian government confirmed Wednesday that there will be budget cuts to finance new anti-terrorism measures.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 7:26:18 PM

Russell Crowe drives his real-life gladiators to brink of glory
Canberra, Oct 1 (IANS) Russell Crowe is one of Hollywood's biggest stars but his role this weekend as owner of Australian rugby league team South Sydney might be the most nerve-wracking of his career.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 6:06:13 PM

Australian PM labels burqa 'confronting form of attire'
Canberra, Oct 1 (IANS) Australia's parliament approved tough new counter-terrorism laws Wednesday but cross-party support for the measures was accompanied a spat over the wearing of burqas.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 5:48:03 PM

Acupuncture may not improve chronic knee pain
Sydney, Oct 1 (IANS) Among patients older than 50 years with moderate to severe chronic knee pain, acupuncture does not improve discomfort any more than "sham" acupuncture, says a new study.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 3:40:14 PM

Australian forces begin support mission in Iraq
Canberra, Oct 1 (IANS) Australian military aircraft Wednesday joined the joint international operation against the Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group in Iraq.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 3:14:03 PM

Viagra may have long-term effect on vision
Sydney, Oct 1 (IANS) An active ingredient in the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra could cause unusual visual responses in people who carry a common mutation that leads to an eye disease and may have long-term detrimental effects on their vision, researchers warn.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 2:42:15 PM

Cate Blanchett gets honorary doctorate
Sydney, Sep 30 (IANS) Actress Cate Blanchett received an honorary doctorate at Macquarie University here recently for her contribution in the field of arts, philanthropy and community.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 1:00:05 PM

Australian police detain one terror suspect
Sydney, Sep 30 (IANS) Australian police during the counter-terror raids in the country Tuesday detained one man on charges of engaging in terrorism-related activities.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 11:38:03 AM

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