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Australia in Diwali mood with lights, Bollywood and Indian food
Sydney, Oct 20 (IANS) Thousands of people, including many members of the Indian diaspora, gathered in Sydney and Melbourne over the weekend to usher in Diwali festivities that coincide with the flowering of jacarandas and ripening of mangoes in Australia.

Monday, October 20, 2008 4:14:00 PM

Too fat? Too thin? It depends on the measure
Sydney, Oct 20 (IANS) More than four in 10 parents with underweight and overweight children think they are in the average range.

Monday, October 20, 2008 10:45:53 AM

New gear will help save divers
Sydney, Oct 20 (IANS) An electronic dive buddy built by University of Auckland engineering students could help save divers and make scuba diving a much safer sport.

Monday, October 20, 2008 8:53:13 AM

5.6 magnitude earthquake hits New Zealand
Wellington, Oct 19 (Xinhua) An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale struck New Zealand's Bay of Plenty region Sunday, the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences (GNS) said.

Sunday, October 19, 2008 11:56:56 AM

Indian parents relieved as grammar returns to Australian classrooms
Sydney, Oct 18 (IANS) Indian origin parents, for whom grammar books were part and parcel of the school curriculum back home, have welcomed the news of grammar being re-introduced in Australian classrooms after 30 years.

Saturday, October 18, 2008 9:33:58 AM

Quantum whirlpools can help explain how Big Bang formed universe
Sydney, Oct 17 (IANS) Discovering exactly how the Big Bang created the universe may now be a step closer - thanks to the combined efforts of physicists.

Friday, October 17, 2008 11:09:52 AM

Software will boost airport security
Sydney, Oct 17 (IANS) New Deakin University researchers have developed an innovative software platform - believed to be the first of its kind - which allows for simulation of baggage handling systems and how they would cope with changes to airport security.

Friday, October 17, 2008 11:06:40 AM

Zaheer, Harbhajan play with Aussie passion: Steve Waugh
Melbourne, Oct 16 (IANS) Indian cricketers Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh might have got under the skin of the Australians but former skipper Steve Waugh has praised the duo, saying they play with the passion of the 'baggy greens'.

Thursday, October 16, 2008 9:07:00 PM

Benaud, Taylor pay rich tributes to Bradman
Sydney, Oct 16 (IANS) Former Australian captains Richie Benaud and Mark Taylor paid rich tributes to Don Bradman on the occasion of the legend's centenary year.

Thursday, October 16, 2008 8:04:20 PM

Assaulted India-born doctor recovers, attackers still at large
Sydney, Oct 16 (IANS) India-born doctor and former head of the Australian Medical Association (AMA) Mukesh Haikerwal has almost recovered from the savage bashing by a gang that also attacked four others in a Melbourne suburb last month, but police are yet to find the culprits.

Thursday, October 16, 2008 1:11:01 PM

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