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Politicians do keep promises, sometimes
Sydney, Sep 18 (IANS) Major New Zealand political parties serving in the government between 1972 and 2005 honoured at least half of their pre-election promises, with some administrations being nearly 90 percent true to their word.

Thursday, September 18, 2008 12:28:44 PM

Symonds showing signs of improvement: Ponting
Melbourne, Sep 17 (IANS) Australia skipper Ricky Ponting believes Andrew Symonds is mending his ways and wants him back in the team at the earliest.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 6:04:23 PM

HIV cases in Australia up by 50 percent in 8 years
Sydney, Sep 17 (IANS) HIV incidence has increased by almost 50 percent over the past eight years in Australia, infecting as many as 1,051 people by 2007 from 718 in 1999, according to a report.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 1:59:46 PM

Even pre-schoolers fret about physical appearance
Sydney, Sep 17 (IANS) A psychologist has warned parents and teachers about the potentially damaging messages they send pre-schoolers about their self-image.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 1:58:32 PM

New iguana species found in Fiji
Sydney, Sep 17 (IANS) A new species of iguana, found by Australian and US researchers in central Fiji, takes the number of such existing Pacific species to three.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 12:33:40 PM

Call for Australia to have referendum on republic
Sydney, Sep 17 (IANS) With leaders of the two major Australian political parties sharing the vision of an Australian head of state replacing the British monarch, the Greens Party Wednesday called for a referendum on the republic during the 2010 federal elections.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 12:32:47 PM

New technique could protect water from arsenic poisoning
Sydney, Sep 17 (IANS) An ultra sensitive technique for detecting toxic heavy metals in water has opened the way for safer use of groundwater and recycling water.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 12:28:37 PM

Glaciers in southern Alps shrinking at alarming rate
Sydney, Sep 17 (IANS) Glaciers in the southern Alps have lost 2.2 billion tonnes of permanent ice in a year since April 2007, the fourth highest annual loss since monitoring began.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 11:10:26 AM

Women in contract jobs more likely to face sexual advances
Sydney, Sep 17 (IANS) Women holding casual and contract jobs are 10 times more likely to face sexual advances than those in permanent positions, according to a study.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 11:07:59 AM

Casson searching reasons for omission
Sydney, Sep 16 (IANS) Australian spinner Beau Cassson is still wondering why he was overlooked for the India tour for novices Bryce McGain and Jason Krejza. The 25-year-old claims the selectors have not been clear with their reason for his omission.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008 7:02:20 PM

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