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Last updated: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 5:52:20 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

Fiji parliament to hold first sitting Oct 6
Suva, Sep 30 (IANS) Fiji, home to a large ethnic Indian population, is likely to hold its first sitting of parliament Oct 6, media reported.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 10:58:03 AM

Search for MH370 resumes Wednesday
Sydney, Sep 30 (IANS) Search teams will resume the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 off the Australian coast Wednesday, media reported.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 10:34:04 AM

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