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'No mechanical fault in plane in which Indian pilot crashed'
Sydney, Oct 22 (IANS) A preliminary investigation report Wednesday found no indication of mechanical fault with the aircraft in which Indian trainee pilot Akash Ananth died after the wing of his Cessna 150 was clipped by another plane and he crashed in the populated Cheltenham suburb of Melbourne in August.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 1:30:04 PM

Corals mate with other species to survive
Sydney, Oct 22 (IANS) Faced with a dire shortage of mates of their own kind, corals may be able to cross-breed with certain other coral species to avoid extinction, suggests a new study.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 11:23:10 AM

Genes in wild grasses could help crops resist rust
Sydney, Oct 22 (IANS) Researchers have identified new sources of stem and leaf rust resistance in wild grass relatives of wheat, sourced mostly from the 'fertile crescent' of the Middle East. The discovery may lead to major increases in wheat production worldwide.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 10:54:44 AM

Macadamia tree can reduce more greenhouse gases
Sydney, Oct 22 (IANS) Macadamia trees store more carbon than others and can be used to remove excess greenhouse gases from the earth's atmosphere, according to a new research project.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 10:53:58 AM

Australian media scathing of Ponting's men
Sydney, Oct 22 (IANS) 'Outbatted, Outbowled, Outcaptained', 'Era of domination at an end' - the Australian media was scathing Wednesday in its criticism of the world champions' dismal show Tuesday at the second Test against India at Mohali on the outskirts of Chadigarh. Having been 'humbled, it's time to be humble', one paper wrote.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 10:49:16 AM

Australians warm to prime minister going khaki amid crisis
Sydney, Oct 22 (DPA) Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd needed something to give his poll ratings a pep and it came in the ghastly form of a stock market meltdown that wilted the pension plans of millions of Australians.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 8:58:39 AM

Cricket fans bemused as Australians crumble
Sydney, Oct 21 (IANS) As India trounced the once invincible Australia to stage a historic victory in Mohali, cricket fans here were bemused to see their heroes crumble with such ease.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 6:38:10 PM

Australia opens exam centres in India to recruit doctors
Sydney, Oct 21 (IANS) Australia is set to open five examination centres in India to recruit overseas trained doctors, desperately needed to meet the acute shortage of medical professionals in the country.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 11:31:22 AM

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

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