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Australian state braces for scorcher amid bushfire threat
Sydney, Feb 26 (DPA) Firefighters were gearing up as soaring temperatures and strong winds predicted for Friday increased the bushfire threat for communities in the Australian state of Victoria.

Thursday, February 26, 2009 10:14:59 AM

Have patience with players, says Aussie selector David Boon
Sydney, Feb 25 (IANS) Australian cricket selector David Boon feels that the selection committee needs to be patient with the new replacements in the team as the World Champions strive to rebuild their dominance in the game.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 9:26:56 PM

Dhoni unhappy with Indian batsmen's approach
Christchurch, Feb 25 (IANS) Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni minced no words in saying that his batsmen let the side down with their carefree hitting and blamed them for losing the first of the two Twenty20 internationals against New Zealand here Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 9:12:22 PM

Brendon McCullum steers New Zealand to Twenty20 victory
Christchurch, Feb 25 (IANS) Brendon McCullum hit an unbeaten half-century as New Zealand won the first of the two Twenty20 internationals against India by seven wickets here Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 4:54:57 PM

Water vapour adds a degree to global warming
Sydney, Feb 25 (IANS) Water vapour released into the air adds one degree Celsius to global warming for every one contributed by humanity through other greenhouse gas emissions.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 2:31:36 PM

Aaron Bird suspended for illegal bowling action
Melbourne, Feb 25 (IANS) New South Wales (NSW) fast bowler Aaron Bird has been suspended from domestic cricket competition for an illegal bowling action.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 1:43:09 PM

New Zealand cricket team postpones Zimbabwe tour
Wellington, Feb 25 (DPA) The New Zealand cricket team's scheduled tour of Zimbabwe in July has been postponed until next year, it was announced here Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 10:51:36 AM

Indian students face racial abuse in New Zealand city
Wellington, Feb 25 (DPA) Indian students studying in New Zealand's southernmost city Invercargill have been targets of racial abuse and called terrorists by local people, a newspaper reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 9:38:14 AM

Legless New Zealand woman swims with 'mermaid tail'
Wellington, Feb 25 (DPA) New Zealander Nadya Vessey, who lost her legs in a childhood illness, now swims like a mermaid - thanks to Oscar-winning movie special effects wizards Weta Workshop, according to media reports Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 1:38:52 AM

Marcus North in line to make Test debut for Australia
Sydney, Feb 24 (IANS) Western Australia's (WA) captain Marcus North is on course to make his Test debut with a fine all-round performance in a tour game against the South Africa Board President's XI.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009 8:08:52 PM

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