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Australian voters want independents to support Labor
Sydney, Sep 4 (IANS) Australian voters want the three independent MPs to support a Labor government led by incumbent Prime Minister Julia Gillard rather than join the opposition coalition, a survey said Saturday.

Saturday, September 04, 2010 9:36:49 AM

Nine dead in New Zealand plane crash
Wellington, Sep 4 (DPA) Nine people died when a light aircraft crashed Saturday at Fox Glacier on New Zealand's South Island, according to news reports quoting paramedics at the scene.

Saturday, September 04, 2010 9:18:46 AM

Emergency declared after New Zealand quake
Wellington, Sep 4 (DPA) A state of emergency was declared Saturday after Christchurch, the biggest city in New Zealand's South Island, was extensively damaged by a massive 7.1-magnitude earthquake that flattened buildings, ripped up roads and cut power, water and sewage connections.

Saturday, September 04, 2010 4:40:03 AM

Massive quake damages New Zealand's Christchurch city
Wellington, Sep 4 (DPA) The New Zealand city of Christchurch was extensively damaged early Saturday when it was hit by a massive 7.4-magnitude earthquake which flattened buildings, ripped up roads and cut power, water and sewage connections.

Saturday, September 04, 2010 12:35:13 AM

Australian swimmer Leisel excited about Commonwealth Games
Sydney, Sep 3 (IANS) Champion swimmer Leisel Jones of Australia is more excited than apprehensive about competing in the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games because she feels that last minute work is not a new thing in big sporting events.

Friday, September 03, 2010 5:23:13 PM

Australian ex-cop jailed for pushing wife off cliff
Sydney, Sep 3 (IANS) A former police officer in Australia who murdered his wife by pushing her off a cliff was Friday jailed for 33 years.

Friday, September 03, 2010 12:48:36 PM

Australian found guilty of sex crimes on underage girls
Melbourne, Sep 3 (IANS) A man in Melbourne who admitted coercing underage girls he met on the internet to have sex with him was found guilty Friday of committing at least 26 sex crimes.

Friday, September 03, 2010 12:15:14 PM

Independent MP submits demand list to Gillard, Abbott
Sydney, Sep 3 (IANS) Independent MP from Queensland Bob Katter Friday said he has sent a list of 20 conditions to Australian prime ministerial hopefuls Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott, saying 'I'm still in a very powerful position here'.

Friday, September 03, 2010 11:39:25 AM

Top New Zealand golfer reveals affair with Japanese
Wellington, Sep 3 (DPA) New Zealand's top golfer David Smail, who has been married for 25 years, revealed Friday that he had an affair with a Japanese woman but said he was no Tiger Woods.

Friday, September 03, 2010 10:02:22 AM

Portman's lesbian scene shocks Venice film fest
Sydney, Sep 2 (IANS) Israeli-American actress Natalie Portman shocked the 67th Venice International Film Festival (Sept 1-11) attendees with a steamy lesbian scene with Mila Kunis in 'Black Swan' that opened the gala.

Thursday, September 02, 2010 6:35:18 PM

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