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Adani's mega Australian coal project granted lease
Sydney, April 3 (IANS) India's Adani Enterprises may soon start work on the mega Carmichael coal project in Australia after securing leases following final environmental clearance by the government.

Sunday, April 03, 2016 2:24:03 PM

Suspected Malaysian plane piece to be examined by Australia
Canberra, April 3 (IANS) Australian Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester confirmed on Sunday that another piece of debris, found in Mauritius, will be examined in connection to the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Sunday, April 03, 2016 12:44:03 PM

European colonisation wiped out of Native Americans: Study
Sydney, April 2 (IANS) The arrival of the Europeans in the New World in the late 1400s led to the demographic collapse of Native Americans, shows a large-scale study of ancient DNA of pre-Columbian mummies and skeletons between 500 and 8,600 years old.

Saturday, April 02, 2016 2:38:05 PM

Australian super funds still shy of buying Jaitley's India story (News Analysis)
Sydney, April 2 (IANS) As the Australian visit of India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley enters its concluding phase, a section of the media here is already lamenting the tepid reception given to him, while also doubting if he can inspire big Oz funds to invest in India.

Saturday, April 02, 2016 12:02:22 PM

Australia experiences hottest March
Canberra, April 2 (IANS) March 2016 has become the hottest March ever on record in Australia, the country's Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), said in its monthly climate report.

Saturday, April 02, 2016 8:28:17 AM

Handheld 'pen' to allow doctors print stem cells during surgery
Sydney, April 1 (IANS) Australian researchers have designed a small, lightweight 3D printing pen that surgeons can hold with their hand and draw human stem cells just when they need it -- during surgery.

Friday, April 01, 2016 4:16:04 PM

Former Australian diplomat warns of Trump presidency
Sydney, April 1 (IANS) Australia's former ambassador to the US has said the nation's recently released defence strategy paper would need to be re-written to reflect more on self-reliance should US republican front-runner Donald Trump be elected the next president.

Friday, April 01, 2016 3:44:05 PM

Fiji, Cuba to strengthen ties
Suva, April 1 (IANS) Cuba is willing to offer assistance to Fiji in areas of common interest and strengthen existing diplomatic ties, a Cuban envoy said here on Friday.

Friday, April 01, 2016 3:00:06 PM

India's GDP likely to grow this fiscal at 7.6 percent: Jaitley
Canberra, March 31 (IANS) Estimating that India's GDP growth rate for the current fiscal would touch 7.6 percent, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday hoped for a better rate next year, saying it is much less than the country's potential.

Thursday, March 31, 2016 11:50:03 PM

Aussie basketball legend Jackson announces retirement ahead of Rio Games
Canberra, March 31 (IANS) One of Australia's most famous basketball players, Lauren Jackson, on Thursday announced her immediate retirement, after a knee injury ruled her out of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Thursday, March 31, 2016 6:24:04 PM

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