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Three dead as Australia-bound refugee boat explodes
Sydney, April 16 (DPA) Three people died, two went missing and dozens were injured in an explosion Thursday aboard a boat carrying asylum seekers whom the Australian Navy was escorting to Christmas Island.

Thursday, April 16, 2009 2:39:41 PM

Octopus venom can treat allergies, cancer
Sydney, April 16 (IANS) An understanding of the structure and mode of action of venom found in all octopuses, cuttlefish and some squid can help design drugs for conditions like pain management, allergies and cancer.

Thursday, April 16, 2009 1:45:49 PM

Damage to muscle activates healing process
Sydney, April 16 (IANS) Damaged muscles often heal themselves within a week in most people, according to a discovery by researchers.

Thursday, April 16, 2009 1:43:13 PM

Upright position during childbirth means shorter labour
Sydney, April 16 (IANS) Women who prefer to give birth by kneeling, standing or sitting upright, rather than lying down, have significantly shorter labour, according to a new systematic review by Cochrane Researchers.

Thursday, April 16, 2009 1:32:46 PM

EU expresses disappointment over Fiji situation
Wellington, April 16 (Xinhua) The European Union (EU) said Thursday that developments in Fiji were unacceptable and called on the interim Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama to honour the commitments his government pledged to the international community.

Thursday, April 16, 2009 1:04:10 PM

Snakes in a plane ground Qantas flights
Sydney, April 16 (DPA) Qantas Airways took a Boeing 737 out of service after four pythons slithered out of their cage in the cargo hold during a flight from Alice Springs to Melbourne, Australia's largest carrier said Thursday.

Thursday, April 16, 2009 8:53:17 AM

No news is news in censored Fiji
Wellington, April 16 (DPA) In a satirical jibe at stringent censorship imposed by Fiji's military government, the Daily Post newspaper has been filling the space with some no news.

Thursday, April 16, 2009 3:51:27 AM

UBS to cut 8,700 jobs after announcing more losses
Zurich, April 15 (DPA) The Swiss banking giant UBS Wednesday said it will take a first quarter loss of almost 2 billion Swiss francs ($1.7 billion) and will cut 8,700 jobs worldwide by 2010.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 1:47:02 PM

Fiji devalues currency by 20 percent
Wellington, April 15 (DPA) The central bank of Fiji, where the military government rules under emergency powers, devalued its currency by 20 percent Wednesday, warning citizens that the move would increase inflation.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 11:27:48 AM

Fiji military leader defiant over clampdown
Wellington, April 15 (DPA) Fiji's military ruler Voreqe Bainimarama Wednesday defiantly defended his clampdown on freedom of speech, saying he wanted no opposition to his plans to abolish the existing electoral system based on race.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 10:40:43 AM

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