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Indian minister visits Australia to look for coal
Sydney, Sep 4 (IANS) Indian minister Sri Prakash Jaiswal is in Australia to search for 'some foreign coal' so that his country's energy needs are met. Jaiswal, who is India's minister of state for coal, has visited coal mines in New South Wales and Queensland.

Friday, September 04, 2009 11:18:45 AM

Soviet whaling secretly decimated humpback whale population
Sydney, Sep 2 (IANS) Secret Soviet whaling between 1947 and 1973 wiped out some humpback whale population in the Pacific, according to a new study.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009 4:08:47 PM

Unsocial reptile species don't mind sharing nests
Sydney, Sep 2 (IANS) Reptiles are never the most social of creatures but when it comes to laying eggs they don't mind sharing nests.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009 3:31:48 PM

Scientists unearth remains of giant hippo-like animal
Sydney, Sep 2 (IANS) Scientists have uncovered the remains of a giant hippo-like creature near Alcoota, a find that will shed new light on the territory's prehistoric past.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009 10:25:21 AM

Fiji suspended from the Commonwealth
Wellington, Sep 2 (DPA) The Commonwealth has fully suspended the South Pacific Island of Fiji after it failed to meet a deadline to set a 2010 election date, according to a statement released late Tuesday from London.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009 5:41:00 AM

Scientists unravel DNA code that paints apple red
Sydney, Sep 1 (IANS) Scientists have deciphered the DNA code that practically paints the apple red - an advance that is helping breeders develop new apple varieties.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009 11:29:45 AM

Australia greets back-from-the-dead minister
Sydney, Sep 1 (DPA) Victoria state Tourism Minister Tim Holding was found alive Tuesday after spending two days lost in sub-zero temperatures in Australia's high country north of Melbourne.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009 10:54:48 AM

Astronomers locate site for perfect observatory
Sydney, Sep 1 (IANS) The search for the best observatory site in the world has led to the discovery of what is thought to be the coldest, driest and calmest place on earth.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009 10:29:39 AM

'Australia to compensate students facing racist attacks'
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The Australian government would ensure that student victims of racist attacks either get a seat in a different college or are refunded the entire college fee, Australian Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard said here Monday.

Monday, August 31, 2009 1:51:55 PM

Online psychotherapy as good as visiting in person
Sydney, Aug 31 (IANS) Online therapy to treat common mental disorders is just as effective as visiting a psychotherapist in person, says a new study.

Monday, August 31, 2009 10:29:40 AM

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