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Iraqis arrive in Australia to play banned football match
Sydney, May 28 (DPA) The Iraqi football team arrived in Australia Wednesday hoping the World Cup qualifying match against Australia will go ahead in Brisbane at the weekend.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 12:08:00 PM

Australia are not invincible, says West Indies coach
Melbourne, May 28 (IANS) Buoyed by their improved performance against Australians in the first Test at Sabina Park, West Indians claim that they have shattered the "superhuman" image of the Aussies.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 11:44:44 AM

Indian-origin mathematician honoured in Australia
Sydney, May 28 (IANS) Nalini Joshi, an Australian of Indian origin, has become only the third woman in mathematics to be elected to the prestigious Australian Academy of Sciences (AAS), founded in 1954 by Australian Fellows of the Royal Society of London.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 11:41:25 AM

India not enforcing safety norms for GM crops: UN study
Sydney, May 28 (IANS) India faces a huge risk because safety norms on genetically modified crops are not being enforced, says a UN study, adding that it also makes the country vulnerable to bioterrorism attacks.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 11:15:13 AM

Edwards can be uncomfortable to handle: Andy Roberts
Sydney, May 27 (IANS) West Indian bowling great Andy Roberts has warned Australian batsmen to be wary of paceman Fidel Edwards, claiming that the ear-studded youngster would be a constant threat to them throughout the three-Test series.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 2:26:04 PM

Andrew Symonds, Australia's new force
Melbourne, May 27 (IANS) Andrew Symonds is Australia's new Mr Reliable. He has come a long way since his fall-out with captain Ricky Ponting after his drunken binge three years ago. As for his cricket, he is no longer a batting wildcard. Instead, he scripted a remarkable turnaround and steered Australia to victory in the first Test against West Indies.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 2:25:59 PM

Prayers inspire revival of West Indies cricket
Melbourne, May 27 (IANS) It is the daily prayer routine introduced by former West Indian wicketkeeper David Williams, who is now the assistant coach, which has led to the revival of Caribbean team, feels all-rounder Dwayne Bravo.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 1:19:26 PM

Carbonated drinks no good for oral rehydration: study
Sydney, May 27 (IANS) Medical experts have warned against administering 'flat' carbonated drinks to children with acute vomiting and diarrhoea, as an alternative to oral rehydration.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 1:08:14 PM

Scientists turn animal waste into 'bio-plastic'
Sydney, May 27 (IANS) A new process developed by scientists converts low grade animal waste like feathers into plastic products that are bio-degradable.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 11:34:39 AM

Climate change roils farming in Australia
Moree (Australia), May 27 (DPA) Generations of the Kirkby family have farmed the dark alluvial soils near Moree in Australia's southeast corner. Where merino sheep once grazed, there are now groves of olives and oranges. Cotton, which sustains the business now, may soon be gone as the global grain shortage makes a move further into wheat irresistible.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 9:33:05 AM

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