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Australian leader meets the Dalai Lama amid Chinese 'concern'
Sydney, June 13 (IANS) Acting Prime Minister Chris Evans met the Dalai Lama Friday following a warning from Beijing Thursday night to heed its 'grave concerns' that the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader should not be allowed to engage in 'separatist activities' while in Australia.

Friday, June 13, 2008 10:27:24 AM

Israel accuses New Zealand of anti-Semitism
Wellington, June 13 (DPA) An Israeli diplomat has accused New Zealand of 'acceptance of anti-Semitic behaviour' following controversial billboard advertisements for a television programme, a Dutch newspaper reported Friday.

Friday, June 13, 2008 10:26:33 AM

India's iGATE opens Australian facility, creating 40 jobs.
Sydney, June 13 (IANS) India based global integrated technology and operations company iGATE Global Solutions Limited's new US$ 2 million information and technology facility began its operations Friday in the picturesque and affluent Australian gold mining city of Ballarat.

Friday, June 13, 2008 9:02:39 AM

Some questions, but Australia won't sell uranium to India
Sydney, June 12 (IANS) Australia's Labour Party government led by Kevin Rudd is unlikely to reverse its refusal to export uranium to India, though new questions are being raised on the rationale behind the refusal.

Thursday, June 12, 2008 6:38:50 PM

FIFA bans Australian goalkeeper Vukovic
Canberra, June 12 (Xinhua) Football's world governing body FIFA has banned Australian goalkeeper Danny Vukovic from the Beijing Olympics, overturning a decision by an independent appeals panel allowing him to play despite his ban for striking a referee.

Thursday, June 12, 2008 5:06:23 PM

Respect the Olympic torch, Dalai Lama says
Sydney, June 12 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Thursday voiced optimism about future talks with China and called for calm and respect for the Olympic torch when it travels through Tibet next week.

Thursday, June 12, 2008 3:05:27 PM

Australian cricketers redeem their public image
Sydney, June 12 (IANS) The Australian cricketers have regained their place of pride after a controversial summer of discontent when their image took a beating for their boorish behaviour during the series against India.

Thursday, June 12, 2008 2:16:56 PM

Test cricket needs good pitches, not championship: Ponting
Sydney, June 12 (IANS) Australian captain Ricky Ponting has shot down the proposal for a World championship of Test cricket and said the five-day game is losing its charm because of the deterioting nature of wickets worldwide.

Thursday, June 12, 2008 1:38:06 PM

Gayle says he is fit enough to play
Melbourne, June 12 (IANS) The West Indies have received a shot in the arm with the return of skipper Chris Gayle for the third Test against Australia here Thursday.

Thursday, June 12, 2008 12:54:35 PM

Dalai Lama 'optimistic' about China talks
Sydney June 12 (DPA) Exiled Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama said Thursday he was optimistic peace talks with China could resume next month.

Thursday, June 12, 2008 12:52:10 PM

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