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New Zealand indigenous party welcomes Obama's victory
Wellington, June 5 (DPA) New Zealand's indigenous Maori Party Thursday welcomed Barack Obama winning the Democratic nomination for the US presidency as an inspiration to coloured people around the world.

Thursday, June 05, 2008 1:44:04 PM

Ponting admits weakness in bowling department
Sydney, June 5 (IANS) After enduring a painful summer in which India challenged their status as cricket's super power and then West Indies rubbing it off in the ongoing series, Ricky Ponting has finally admitted that their bowling has taken a step backwards post the Glenn McGrath-Shane Warne era.

Thursday, June 05, 2008 1:36:18 PM

Kylie Minogue's cancer triggered 30 percent surge in imaging
Sydney, June 5 (IANS) Australian pop singer and actress Kylie Minogue's breast cancer triggered a 30 percent surge in breast imaging of low risk women, according to a new study.

Thursday, June 05, 2008 11:40:45 AM

Australia seeks new Asia-Pacific community embracing India
Sydney, June 5 (IANS) Emphasising the need to re-energise Australia's relationship with India, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd outlined his vision for a new regional institution in the Asia-Pacific region based on the European Union model.

Thursday, June 05, 2008 7:48:48 AM

Watson back in Australian squad
Sydney, June 4 (IANS) Shane Watson's outstanding form with bat and ball in the inaugural Indian Premier League (IPL) has earned him a recall to the Australian squad for the upcoming one-day series in the Caribbean.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008 5:11:19 PM

Indian origin Australian to head Cricket NSW
Sydney, June 4 (IANS) In a remarkable achievement, an Indian origin Australian has become the chairman of arguably the strongest state cricket association - Cricket New South Wales (NSW).

Wednesday, June 04, 2008 3:22:17 PM

Indian origin wrestler in Australian Olympic squad
Sydney, June 4 (IANS) Sandeep Kumar failed to make it to the Indian wrestling squad despite boasting of an outstanding record. Disillusioned by the state of sports administration in the country, Sandeep chose a foreign land to prove his potential and will proudly walk under an Australian flag in the opening ceremony in Beijing Olympics this August.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008 3:20:31 PM

Call for equal pay for migrant workers in Australia
Sydney, June 4 (IANS) Trade unions in Australia are seeking guarantees for migrant workers on the 457 visa to get the same pay and benefits as local workers as some say the temporary skilled migration programme has become a source of getting cheap labour from India, China and the Philippines.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008 2:22:22 PM

Australian defence chief to apologise to Tania Zaetta
Sydney, June 4 (IANS) Australian entertainer turned Bollywood starlet Tania Zaetta will receive a personal apology from Australia's defence chief over unsubstantiated claims that she had sex with Australian soldiers while on an Armed Forces Entertainment Tour to Afghanistan.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008 1:04:30 PM

Gold rush reprise grips Australian tourist town
Sydney, June 4 (DPA) Imagine if Italy's Leaning Tower of Pisa suddenly righted itself or celebrated Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli regained his sight.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008 8:11:27 AM

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