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Calls to legalise polygamy in Australia rejected
Sydney, June 25 (IANS) Calls from two Islamic leaders to legalise polygamous marriages in Australia have been rejected by the government.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 11:42:07 AM

Cricketing greats, Australian PM bid farewell to Jane McGrath
Sydney, June 25 (IANS) Cricketing stars and Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd Wednesday joined former Australian fast bowling great Glen McGrath in bidding farewell to his wife Jane, remembered as a 'beautiful and courageous' person who was an inspiration to women with cancer.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 9:10:39 AM

Legalise polygamyous marriages to protect women: Australian cleric
Sydney, June 24 (IANS) An Islamic leader in Australia has said that polygamous marriages exist in the country and the government should legalise them to protect the rights of women.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 6:03:00 PM

Symonds practises a stroke to match switch-hit
Sydney, June 24 (IANS) Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds has a shot up his sleeve that could match England batsman Kevin Pietersen's switch-hit slog.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 3:47:06 PM

Junk food ads targeting kids more frequently: study
Sydney, June 24 (IANS) Ads extolling junk food are directly targeting children and are seldom regulated, according to a new study.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 1:29:46 PM

Organisations structured to keep women down: study
Sydney, June 24 (IANS) Why there are so few women in top positions in companies may have more to do with their hierarchical structure rather than attitudes to women, a new study contends.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 1:17:00 PM

Midas touch: scientists discover gold nanoparticles
Sydney, June 24 (IANS) Scientists have for the first time discovered gold nanoparticles, setting to rest speculation about whether they existed at all.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 11:25:00 AM

Exercise can offset effects of genetic disorder: study
Sydney, June 24 (IANS) Mental and physical exercise can offset the devastating effects of debilitating genetic disorders caused by the Rett Syndrome.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 11:23:09 AM

Australian coin to commemorate Beijing Olympics
Sydney, June 24 (DPA) A 50-cent Australian coin in the shape of a postage stamp and featuring a Chinese dragon and the Australian Olympic Committee logo on one side went on sale Tuesday to commemorate the Olympic Games in Beijing.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 11:19:07 AM

Australian grandma gives birth to near-identical triplets
Sydney, June 24(DPA) A 46-year-old Australian grandmother has given birth to naturally conceived identical triplets in what doctors said was a 'one in-10-million' case.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 10:25:59 AM

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