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Curry and Swiss chocolate at Bollywood atop Europe
Jungfraujoch (Switzerland), Aug 26 (IANS) Shah Rukh Khan winks from the wall as you bite into your chicken curry and wash it down with champagne, your eyes glued to the latest Bollywood blockbuster. You're at Bollywood, the Indian restaurant in the Alps, 3,500 metres above sea level.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 12:02:46 PM

Fires, humans threaten world's last few pristine forests
Sydney, Aug 26 (IANS) The world's last remaining 'pristine' forests -- a huge swathe across Russia, Canada and other northern countries -- are under increasing threat from fire and human interference.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 10:47:03 AM

Warm summers may have knocked out ice ages
Sydney, Aug 25 (IANS) Warm summers in the northern and southern hemispheres may have knocked out the ice ages, says a new study.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 11:48:17 AM

Nanotubes can accelerate desalination 5 times, ease water shortage
Sydney, Aug 25 (IANS) Researchers have found a way to speed up desalination five times, with the help of nanotubes made of boron and nitrogen. Desalination and demineralisation can help overcome the acute water crisis that affects a fourth of the global population.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 11:40:48 AM

Tiny fish warn of grave hidden risks to Great Barrier Reef
Sydney, Aug 25 (IANS) The tiniest fish on the Great Barrier Reef are warning of profound changes taking place in the reef's natural systems, thanks to human activity.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 11:08:19 AM

Injured Haddin to return to Australia
Sydney, Aug 24 (IANS) Injured Australian wicket-keeper Brad Haddin will return to Australia from the side's tour of England.

Monday, August 24, 2009 10:11:15 PM

Cricket Australia backs Ponting on Ashes loss
Sydney, Aug 24 (DPA) Australian cricket fans were left scratching their heads Monday after their side's Ashes loss dislodged them from the top position in the Test rankings.

Monday, August 24, 2009 7:01:02 PM

Oil spills from drilling rig off Australia
Sydney, Aug 22 (DPA) Oil spilled from a drilling rig 690 km west of the Australian city of Darwin Saturday as a cleanup operation was beginning to get underway.

Saturday, August 22, 2009 1:23:37 PM

Want to relieve stress? Use grass spray
Sydney, Aug 21 (IANS) Are you feeling stressed? Have you ever wanted to bottle the green fresh aroma of a forest? Now you can as researchers have developed a new 'eau de grass' spray.

Friday, August 21, 2009 4:25:23 PM

Australian deputy PM to visit India
Sydney, Aug 21 (IANS) Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard will visit India later this month to take its relationship with New Delhi to 'a higher level'.

Friday, August 21, 2009 11:50:33 AM

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