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For India-born vigneron, the grapes are sweet! (With Images)
Mornington Peninsula (Australia), Aug 15 (IANS) Come December, and award winning Delhi-born winemaker Paramdeep Ghumman will be in India with his selection of fine wines, as Australian Red and White become the toast of the festive season.

Friday, August 15, 2008 12:36:29 PM

Australians now the fattest on earth
Sydney, Aug 15 (IANS) Australia has acquired the dubious distinction of being the fattest on earth - with four million people classified as obese and another 5.4 million as overweight.

Friday, August 15, 2008 9:57:38 AM

Indians in Australia distribute flag-coloured balloons on I-Day
Sydney, Aug 15 (IANS) In a unique gesture, Indian community associations in Canberra Friday distributed saffron, green and white balloons and bananas and oranges at various schools, hospices and aged care homes to celebrate India's 61st Independence Day with the wider Australian community.

Friday, August 15, 2008 9:38:10 AM

Tenth of pregnant women subjected to violence
Sydney, Aug 14 (IANS) A tenth of pregnant women experience violence, of which three-quarters continue to be beaten by the child's father even after they become pregnant.

Thursday, August 14, 2008 10:20:27 AM

Scientists create waterproof paper out of sugarcane waste
Sydney, Aug 14 (IANS) Brisbane biotechnologists have found a way to utilise cellulose in unused sugarcane plant material to produce waterproof papers and industrial cardboards.

Thursday, August 14, 2008 10:20:07 AM

Indian taxi driver's assailant identified
Melbourne, Aug 13 (IANS) The passenger who abused and assaulted Indian taxi driver Lakhbir Singh over the weekend in the St Kilda suburb of Melbourne has been identified by the police as authorities gear to stop further attacks on cabbies.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 4:49:33 PM

Spending time outdoors insures against myopia
Sydney, Aug 13 (IANS) Children who spend more time outdoors are less likely to develop short-sightedness or myopia, according to a new study.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 10:11:27 AM

Scientists identify origins of malignant brain tumour
Sydney, Aug 13 (IANS) A new discovery about where and how the most malignant type of brain tumour originates could spur better therapies and improve understanding of how tumours are initiated.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 9:52:20 AM

Human activity did not wipe out megafauna: latest study
Sydney, Aug 13 (IANS) A new study that said the first human settlers in Australia wiped out its megafauna has been contracted by a newer study. The latest study says there is no evidence to indicate that human activity wiped out more than 60 species of Australia's large prehistoric animals or megafauna, between 40,000 and 50,000 years ago.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 9:36:50 AM

Men, women divided on sharing housework
Sydney, Aug 13 (IANS) Young men and women are divided over sharing housework and a woman's right to have an abortion, according to a survey.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 9:26:22 AM

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