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Australian soldier gets Victoria Cross
Sydney, Jan 16 (DPA) An Australian soldier who braved enemy machine-gun fire to save an Afghan interpreter shot in a Taliban ambush has become the first Australian in 40 years to win the Victoria Cross award.

Friday, January 16, 2009 3:20:20 PM

Australian jailed for deliberately transmitting HIV virus
Sydney, Jan 16 (DPA) An HIV-positive Australian who hosted parties where he deliberately had unprotected sex to infect his gay partners was Friday given an 18-year jail sentence by a Melbourne court.

Friday, January 16, 2009 3:12:28 PM

Sania to face Marta Domachowska in Australian Open Round-1
Melbourne, Jan 16 (IANS) India's Sania Mirza will begin her singles campaign against Marta Domachowska of Poland in the Australian Open tennis beginning here Monday.

Friday, January 16, 2009 1:38:56 PM

Nadal, Jankovic debut as Australian Open top seeds
Sydney, Jan 16 (DPA) New number one players Rafael Nadal and Jelena Jankovic line up as top seeds for the first time when the Australian Open begins Monday.

Friday, January 16, 2009 12:36:38 PM

Somdev out of Australian Open qualifiers
Melbourne, Jan 16 (IANS) India's new tennis find Somdev Devvarman crashed out of Australian Open qualifiers Friday after losing to Poland's Lukasz Kubot in the second round.

Friday, January 16, 2009 12:07:45 PM

New Zealanders snapped up cheap airfares after data error
Wellington, Jan 16 (DPA) Nearly 650 New Zealanders snapped up super cheap airfares as low as 50 New Zealand dollars (about $27) for flights to Europe in September after a data input error on the website of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, a report said Friday.

Friday, January 16, 2009 10:33:38 AM

Dubious honour for top seeds in Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 15 (IANS) World No.1 Rafael Nadal, as expected, is the top seed in the Australian Open men's singles tennis championship. But it may well prove to be a dubious honour as only few top seeds in the past have gone on to win the championship.

Thursday, January 15, 2009 8:27:43 PM

Federer in Kooyong Classic tennis final
Melbourne, Jan 15 (IANS) Swiss star and World No. 2 Roger Federer overcame a stiff resistance from Spaniard Fernando Verdasco to scrape through the final of the Kooyong Classic.

Thursday, January 15, 2009 8:10:34 PM

No Australian seeded for the second successive Grand Slam
Melbourne, Jan 15 (IANS) It is for the second time in a row that no Australian tennis player has been seeded either for the men's or women's singles in a Grand Slam even as Australian Open begins here Monday.

Thursday, January 15, 2009 8:05:30 PM

Indian hockey team reach Australian Youth Olympic Festival final
Sydney, Jan 15 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team trounced Great Britain 6-1 in the second league match of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) to book a final berth in the four-nation tournament here Thursday.

Thursday, January 15, 2009 6:34:48 PM

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