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Scientists find new painkiller: platypus venom
Sydney, May 10 (IANS) Platypus venom could provide potential relief from advancing pain and could be used for making antibiotic medication, according to new research.

Saturday, May 10, 2008 8:45:02 AM

Queensland premier's son to pursue 'Bollywood dreams'
Sydney, May 9 (IANS) Queensland Premier Anna Bligh's 20-year-old son, Joe, will be heading to Mumbai this June to pursue film and television studies at a Bollywood studio.

Friday, May 09, 2008 3:46:02 PM

Haneef lawyers appeal for release of immigration documents
Sydney, May 9 (IANS) Indian doctor Muhammad Haneef's case has taken yet another turn with the Immigration Department refusing to release documents and his lawyers appealing against it.

Friday, May 09, 2008 2:46:44 PM

Divergent views on challenging umpire's decision
Sydney, May 9 (IANS) Former Australia captain Steve Waugh has welcomed the International Cricket Council's (ICC) plan to allow the players to challenge umpiring decisions in Test cricket.

Friday, May 09, 2008 2:45:21 PM

Clarke could miss West Indies tour
Sydney, May 9 (IANS) Australian vice-captain Michael Clarke is in doubt for this month's West Indies tour for personal reasons.

Friday, May 09, 2008 12:35:20 PM

Ponting goes hi-tech to overcome batting slump
Brisbane, May 9 (IANS) Skipper Ricky Ponting, who is going through an unusually long form slump, has taken recourse to hi-tech plasma screen gadgetry in a private batting tutorial to help overcome the misery before he leaves with the Australian squad for the tour of the Caribbean Friday.

Friday, May 09, 2008 11:40:11 AM

Australia to deport 11 Indian workers
Sydney, May 8 (IANS) Eleven Indians working illegally in Australia will be deported after they were caught in the New South Wales Riverina by Department of Immigration and Citizenship officials, who have also found evidence of possible exploitation by employers.

Thursday, May 08, 2008 5:34:30 PM

Do you love or hate your BlackBerry?
Sydney, May 8 (IANS) BlackBerry users can't agree on whether they love or hate the device, but they are sure of one thing: it gives them very little time off work, or what is known as "corporate downtime".

Thursday, May 08, 2008 1:49:18 PM

Ellis Island awards for six Indian Americans, one Indian
New York, May 8 (IANS) Six Indian Americans, including three doctors and three entrepreneurs, have been chosen for the Ellis Island Medal of Honour for 2008, given to US citizens of diverse origins for their outstanding contributions to their own ethnic groups, their countries of origin and to the US.

Thursday, May 08, 2008 10:09:32 AM

New Zealand's Flight of the Conchords flying high
Wellington, May 8 (DPA) New Zealand is mainly known around the world for butter and cheese, lamb and kiwi fruit and for being the country that produced Edmund Hillary, the first man to climb the world's highest peak, Mount Everest.

Thursday, May 08, 2008 10:07:56 AM

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