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After Rajasthan Royals, Lachlan Murdoch eyes media
Sydney, June 6 (IANS) After his low-key investment in the unfancied Rajasthan Royals fetched him a multimillion-dollar windfall in the Indian Premier League (IPL), business magnate Lachlan Murdoch is eyeing rich stakes in the fast-growing and lucrative Indian media.

Friday, June 06, 2008 5:20:02 PM

Haddin doubtful for third Test, Ronchi called as cover
Melbourne, June 6 (IANS) Australia's injury woes continue with wicket-keeper Brad Haddin in serious doubt for the third Test against West Indies after he broke a finger during the first Test at Sabina Park.

Friday, June 06, 2008 3:34:34 PM

$9 million Australian food aid for Pakistan
Sydney, June 6 (IANS) Australia will provide A$9 million (US$8.6 million) to Pakistan in urgent food aid for areas close to the Afghanistan border, Foreign Minister Stephen Smith has said.

Friday, June 06, 2008 3:26:00 PM

Hard work is the mantra of Chanderpaul
Melbourne, June 6 (IANS) Unconventional to the core, Shivnarine Chanderpaul's value to the West Indies team is immeasurable and never felt more than during the ongoing series against Australia where he has successfully defanged a hostile pace attack.

Friday, June 06, 2008 3:25:10 PM

Indian student attacked, robbed in Melbourne
Sydney, June 6 (IANS) A 22-year-old Indian student was Friday attacked, drugged and robbed while waiting for a bus in Melbourne.

Friday, June 06, 2008 3:13:04 PM

Australian Army chief sued over cadet's death
Sydney, June 6 (IANS) The chief of the Australian Army is being sued over the death of 13-year-old Nathan Francis, who died after suffering a peanut allergy attack last year at a cadet camp.

Friday, June 06, 2008 3:10:47 PM

Time to blood new spinners: Warne
Melbourne, June 6 (IANS) The strong calls of comeback notwithstanding, Shane Warne has sought to downplay the growing fears of a spin void in the Australian team after his retirement, saying the young generation has enough guile in their armoury to fill his shoes.

Friday, June 06, 2008 2:48:19 PM

No end to Craig McDermott's woes
Sydney, June 6 (IANS) There is no end to former Australian fast bowler Craig McDermott's woes. After an acrimonious stint with his second wife, McDermott's financial life is in tatters now.

Friday, June 06, 2008 1:49:56 PM

Wild animals use rope bridge to safety
Sydney, June 6 (IANS) A 70-metre rope bridge strung across a busy highway in Victoria is helping locals cross over safely - only the locals in this case are wild animals.

Friday, June 06, 2008 11:06:32 AM

More than 70 arrested in Australia's biggest child-porn bust
Sydney, June 5 (DPA) Australian police investigating an international child pornography ring said Thursday they were stunned by the number of suspected paedophiles that had downloaded images from the internet.

Thursday, June 05, 2008 7:29:48 PM

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