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Australian premier rapped for lobbying pope
Sydney, July 8 (DPA) Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd should not be pressuring Pope Benedict XVI to make Australian nun Mary MacKillop a saint, a prominent Jesuit priest said Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009 8:53:55 AM

McGrath predicts Ashes whitewash for Australia
Melbourne, July 7 (IANS) Former Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath has predicted a whitewash for Australia against England in the Ashes series starting at Cardiff Wednesday.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009 6:03:48 PM

Galileo may have discovered Neptune
Sydney, July 7 (IANS) Galileo's notebooks contain hidden clues that is likely to clinch his discovery of Neptune in 1613, 234 years before the date of discovery accepted now, according to a new theory.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009 10:09:28 AM

Sea to rise 5 metres as West Antarctic ice sheet melts
Sydney, July 7 (IANS) The melting of West Antarctic ice sheet, Antarctica's most vulnerable part, could raise global sea levels by up to five metres.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009 10:09:18 AM

New Zealand portrays 'safe' image to attract Indians
Auckland, July 7 (IANS) The number of Indian students heading to New Zealand has been steadily increasing over the past five years. This year the government is making efforts to see a marked rise in enrolments, marketing itself as a safe alternative to neighbouring Australia where many Indian students have faced racist attacks.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009 8:24:00 AM

Tropics encroaching on temperate climate zones
Sydney, July 6 (IANS) The tropical zone is expanding into what have been humid temperate climate zones, according to a review of scientific data.

Monday, July 06, 2009 11:13:05 AM

Lifestyle could be hurdle to fertility: study
Sydney, July 6 (IANS) Many people link obesity, smoking, drugs and stress with infertility problems, but lifestyles could also come in the way of conception for many couples.

Monday, July 06, 2009 10:45:39 AM

Attacks on Indians cast shadow over Australian education system
Sydney, July 5 (IANS) Australia's booming $12 billion education industry seems to have come under a shadow following a string of attacks on Indian students that has now galvanised the government to act.

Sunday, July 05, 2009 4:53:51 PM

New Zealand reports first swine flu deaths
Wellington, July 4 (DPA) Three people have died of swine flu in New Zealand, the Ministry of Health announced Saturday, reporting the country's first fatalities from the H1N1 virus.

Saturday, July 04, 2009 9:51:03 AM

Muralitharan set to sign for Victoria Bushrangers
Melbourne, July 3 (IANS) Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan is all set to sign for Victoria Bushrangers for the Twenty20 Big Bash and play as local hero at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), the same venue where 14 years ago he was labelled a chucker by umpire Darrel Hair.

Friday, July 03, 2009 2:17:35 PM

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