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Earthquake rocks eastern New Zealand
Wellington, Aug 26 (Xinhua) A strong earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale Monday jolted the North Island in eastern New Zealand, the country's Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences said Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008 6:31:25 AM

Trescothick claims England tampered with ball in 2005 Ashes win
Melbourne, Aug 25 (IANS) Former England opener Marcus Trescothick has come out with an startling revelation that his side tampered with the ball during their historic 2005 Ashes win.

Monday, August 25, 2008 3:55:33 PM

More people surving cancer in Australia
Sydney, Aug 25 (IANS) Survival after cancer is improving significantly in Australia, especially among the better-off groups in the population, according to a report.

Monday, August 25, 2008 10:43:50 AM

Cast-off human skin can be used to test drugs
Sydney, Aug 25 (IANS) Discarded human skin can be used to test new drugs and cosmetics, a researcher has found, sparing animals much agony in test laboratories.

Monday, August 25, 2008 10:25:02 AM

Australians risk losing adopted Indian children
Sydney, Aug 25 (DPA) Australian couples risk having to give up adopted children whom Indian authorities fear were stolen from their biological parents, Canberra officials said Monday.

Monday, August 25, 2008 8:29:00 AM

Shevchenko to rejoin AC Milan from Chelsea
Milan, Aug 24 (DPA) AC Milan said they are awaiting the return of their former striker Andriy Shevchenko from Chelsea after closing a controversial deal.

Sunday, August 24, 2008 6:00:12 PM

Umpire Hair quits ICC's elite panel
Melbourne, Aug 23 (IANS) Controversial umpire Darrell Hair, who was reinstated by the International Cricket Council (ICC) this year after being dumped following the Oval Test fiasco, has quit the world body's elite panel.

Saturday, August 23, 2008 2:54:16 PM

Australia's cashed-up Olympians to limit public appearances
Sydney, Aug 23 (DPA) Australian fans who cheered silver medallist Sally McLellan over the hurdles and triple-golden-girl Stephanie Rice in the swimming sprints were Saturday primed to see a lot less of their Beijing Games go-getters.

Saturday, August 23, 2008 2:29:29 PM

Australia concerned at trafficking in Indian children
Sydney, Aug 22 (IANS) Australia Friday expressed concern at and offered to assist with investigations into claims that 'pretty' children kidnapped from Indian slums have been adopted by families in this country.

Friday, August 22, 2008 10:48:05 PM

Lee likely to play in India
Sydney, Aug 22 (IANS) Australian spearhead Brett Lee, who has skipped the home series against Bangladesh as he copes with the trauma of splitting with his wife Liz, has been advised to return to cricket as soon as possible and is likely to be available for the October tour to India.

Friday, August 22, 2008 8:04:21 PM

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