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Japan paid Solomons for whaling support
Sydney, March 8 (DPA) Solomon Islands Prime Minister Derek Sikua confirmed Saturday what had long been suspected: Japan bought support for its so-called 'scientific whaling' programme in the International Whaling Commission (IWC).

Saturday, March 08, 2008 4:01:49 PM

New Zealand women told to behave like ladies not men
Wellington, March 8 (DPA) In their drive for equality with men, New Zealand women have forgotten how to be ladies, the National Council of Women said Saturday.

Saturday, March 08, 2008 10:11:34 AM

Pakistan board ready to face Australia scrapping tour
Melbourne, March 7 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is prepared to face the consequences of Australia scrapping their tour but remained confident that the International Cricket Council (ICC) would declare the country safe for cricket.

Friday, March 07, 2008 4:54:00 PM

Australia's fish whisperer dupes tuna into duplicating
Sydney, March 7 (DPA) It's been an experiment seven years in the making and has cost Hagen Stehr millions of dollars. But the German-born fisherman reckons that at the weekend all the effort and all the expense was worth it when he glimpsed the holy grail of Australian aquaculture.

Friday, March 07, 2008 8:14:54 AM

PCB hopeful of ICC support
Melbourne, March 6 (IANS) Though Australia's tour to Pakistan remains in grave doubt, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is confident that a third umpire from the International Cricket Council (ICC) would declare the country safe for playing.

Thursday, March 06, 2008 9:05:15 PM

Tait keen on playing for Australia again
Melbourne, March 6 (IANS) Troubled Australian tearway Shaun Tait who quit cricket for an indefinite period, citing exhaustion and stress-related condition during the summer, is ready for a comeback.

Thursday, March 06, 2008 9:04:43 PM

I am mentally superior to Australians: Harbhajan
Sydney, March 6 (IANS) Harbhajan Singh gave another reason to Australians to sulk, insisting he was mentally superior to the world champions and had clearly won the battle of the minds, the media here reported.

Thursday, March 06, 2008 4:13:33 PM

Ponting hails Ishant Sharma
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Ishant Sharma, who rattled the Australian batsman with his pace in the series Down Under, got a shot in the arm when skipper Ricky Ponting complimented the 19-year-old fulsomely. Sharma's spell in the Perth Test that got him out was one of the best he had faced in his Test career, Ponting said.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008 10:15:33 PM

Aussie tour to Pakistan likely to be cancelled
Sydney, March 5 (IANS) Australia's cricket tour of Pakistan looks likely to be cancelled after a series of bomb blasts in Lahore Tuesday night, the media here reported.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008 9:20:39 PM

We handled the controversies well: Ponting
Brisbane, March 5 (IANS) Controversies hogged the limelight during India's acrimonious tour Down Under, but Australian skipper Ricky Ponting does not regret the way he handled them.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008 9:19:02 PM

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