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Somdev overpowers Prakash in Australian Open qualifiers
Melbourne, Jan 14 (IANS) Indian tennis' latest find Somdev Devvarman recovered from mid-match jitters to beat Prakash Amritraj and moved into the second round of men's qualifying singles at the Australian Open here Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 8:16:18 PM

Somdev beats Prakash in Australian Open qualifier opener
Melbourne, Jan 14 (IANS) India's new tennis star Somdev Devvarman overpowered a stoic Prakash Amritraj to enter the second round of men's qualifying singles at the Australian Open here Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 6:56:06 PM

Laser man mars Australia's T20 win over South Africa
Melbourne, Jan 14 (IANS) A spectator who flashed a laser torch to distract rookie South African fast bowler Wayne Parnell at the Gabba Tuesday night faces a fine of up to Australian $8,000 and potential jail time of up to three years.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 5:24:55 PM

Applicants swamp island site for Australia's dream job
Sydney, Jan 14 (DPA) Applications are in from Mongolia, Croatia and even the Vatican for a dream job on offer in an advertising campaign run by Australian tourism authorities.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 4:48:58 PM

Jaques favourite to replace Hayden
Sydney, Jan 14 (IANS) Phil Jaques is the overwhelming favourite to replace retired cricketer Matthew Hayden as opener in the Australian Test side.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 3:55:33 PM

Indian hockey colts beat Australia in Youth Olympic Festival
Sydney, Jan 14 (IANS) India's junior men's hockey team made a promising start in the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF), beating the hosts 2-1 in a tense match at Sydney Olympic Park here Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 2:24:59 PM

Innovative method can spot sleep apnoea risk by analysing photo
Sydney, Jan 14 (IANS) An innovative technique developed by a team of researchers can spot the risk of one's developing obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) by analysing digital facial photos.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 12:57:08 PM

Ledger's Golden Globe to be given to daughter Matilda
Sydney, Jan 14 (DPA) Sally Bell, mother of dead Australian actor Heath Ledger, has promised that his posthumous Golden Globe award would go to his daughter, Matilda.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 12:44:04 PM

Family hit by glacier tragedy asked to pay for car keys
Wellington, Jan 14 (DPA) When Australian Akshay Miranda, 22, was buried with his brother under a collapsing ice shelf on a New Zealand glacier, he had the keys of the family's rental car in his pocket.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 12:41:40 PM

Weak economy means lean times for skinny models
Sydney, Jan 14 (DPA) Wafer-thin women are the latest casualty of the economic downturn in Australia, modelling agency executives said Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 10:17:08 AM

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