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Australia's most wanted arson suspect was volunteer firefighter
Sydney, Feb 16 (DPA) A court Monday identified Brendan Sokaluk as the 39-year-old man facing arson charges over a forest fire in his hometown of Churchill north of Melbourne that killed 21 people and burned out 36,000 hectares.

Monday, February 16, 2009 11:22:04 AM

Australia may face more fire risk next summer: Scientist
Canberra, Feb 16 (Xinhua) Australia may face even higher risk of fire next summer due to extreme temperatures, a professor told ABC Radio's A.M. programme Monday.

Monday, February 16, 2009 11:05:14 AM

Woman rescued from dangerous Internet contact
Wellington, Feb 16 (DPA) Armed officers rescued a German woman who flew to Dunedin to meet a man she befriended online from what the New Zealand police described as a 'dangerous situation', a newspaper reported Monday.

Monday, February 16, 2009 10:10:08 AM

Voges stars in Australia's T20 win against New Zealand
Sydney, Feb 15 (IANS) Adam Voges took a spectacular catch to remove dangerous Brendon McCullum as Australia sneaked past New Zealand by just one run in the Twenty20 clash at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) here Sunday.

Sunday, February 15, 2009 6:37:03 PM

Sania falters at Pattaya Open final
Pattaya, Feb 15 (IANS) India's Sania Mirza gave World no.5 and top seed Vera Zvonareva some tense moments but made far too many errors to lose the $220,000 Pattaya Open tennis final 5-7, 1-6 here Sunday.

Sunday, February 15, 2009 5:53:22 PM

India beat Queensland-New South Wales in hockey
Brisbane, Feb 15 (IANS) Skipper Sandeep Singh sank in three penalty corners as India routed the Queensland-New South Wales State combine 7-0 at the State Hockey Centre here Sunday.

Sunday, February 15, 2009 2:57:43 PM

Forest fire has big carbon footprint
Sydney, Feb 15 (DPA) Australians are already doing more than their share of heating up the world, with average greenhouse gas emissions near the top of the table. Now the continent's worst forest fires on record have bumped up the size of Australia's carbon footprint.

Sunday, February 15, 2009 8:09:59 AM

India drub Australian state team 8-1
Brisbane, Feb 14 (IANS) Rajpal Singh scored four goals including a hat trick as India whipped the Queensland and New South Wales State 8-1 at the State Hockey Centre here Saturday.

Saturday, February 14, 2009 6:36:20 PM

Michael Slater backs Phil Hughes to succeed in South Africa
Melbourne, Feb 14 (IANS) Former Australian opener Michael Slater expects young opening batsman Phil Hughes to achieve success at the start of his career, just like he did in England 16 years ago.

Saturday, February 14, 2009 6:27:56 PM

Rain play spoilsport in decider as Aus-NZ series ends 2-2
Brisbane, Feb 13 (IANS) Rain played dampener to an exciting finish in the fifth and deciding One-dayer between Australia and New Zealand, forcing a no-result that left the series level 2-2 at the Gabba here Friday.

Friday, February 13, 2009 6:50:04 PM

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