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400 Elvis lookalikes to take part in Australian festival
Sydney, Jan 9 (DPA) A train with 400 Elvis lookalikes left Sydney Friday for Parkes and its week-long King of Rock festival.

Friday, January 09, 2009 12:35:26 PM

An explosion 11 billion years ago, billion times brighter than sun
Sydney, Jan 9 (IANS) The Zadco telescope has recorded a massive gamma ray burst that happened 11 billion years ago, long before our own planet had even been formed. The burst was a billion times brighter than our sun.

Friday, January 09, 2009 12:12:26 PM

I will take my time, says Hayden
Sydney, Jan 8 (IANS) After being dropped from the Australian squad for the Twenty20 and the one-day series against South Africa Thursday, Matthew Hayden is weighing up his cricketing future.

Thursday, January 08, 2009 5:23:26 PM

Hayden dropped for Twenty20s and one-dayers against South Africa
Melbourne, Jan 8 (IANS) Matthew Hayden's future with Australian cricket was in doubt Thursday after the left-handed batsman was left out from the squad for the two Twenty20 matches and the one-day series against South Africa.

Thursday, January 08, 2009 4:25:31 PM

Excessive light can cause loss of vision
Sydney, Jan 8 (IANS) Excessive exposure to light causes deterioration and loss of vision gradually over life, new research says.

Thursday, January 08, 2009 2:59:13 PM

Gaming machines influence physical, mental health negatively
Sydney, Jan 8 (IANS) Gaming machines have a detrimental effect on the lives of people using them, according to a new study.

Thursday, January 08, 2009 2:58:52 PM

Kiefer ankle agony sends Slovaks into Hopman final
Perth, Jan 8 (DPA) Nicolas Kiefer was taken off in a wheelchair Thursday, victim of a freak ankle injury as Slovakia reached the final of the eight-nation Hopman Cup team tennis competition when Germany could not go on.

Thursday, January 08, 2009 1:02:56 PM

Davydenko pulls out of Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 8 (DPA) The Australian Open tennis tournament has lost injured world No.5 five Nikolay Davydenko as the Russian withdrew due to a nagging heel injury.

Thursday, January 08, 2009 12:47:44 PM

Tsonga stamps his comeback authority on Niemimen
Brisbane, Jan 7 (DPA) Australian Open finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga recovered from a horror start to impose his game on fighting Finn Jarkko Nieminen for a 0-6, 7-6 (7-1), 7-6 (7-5) win into the quarter-finals of the Brisbane International Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009 8:17:10 PM

Ntini-Steyn resistance inspired injured Smith to bat
Sydney, Jan 7 (IANS) South African captain Graeme Smith had no plans to bat with a broken hand but changed his mind after seeing the resolute display by tail-enders on the last day of the third final Test against Australia here Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009 8:09:53 PM

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