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Australian committee opposes uranium sale pact with Russia
Sydney, Sep 18 (IANS) An Australia parliamentary committee Thursday urged the federal government to delay ratifying an agreement on uranium sales to Russia amid concerns over the country's nuclear programme.

Thursday, September 18, 2008 6:33:55 PM

Melbourne pub under fire over 'no underwears' promotion
Sydney, Sep 18 (IANS) A pub in Melbourne's posh St. Kilda suburb is facing criticism from women's groups, the hotel industry and the state government for offering free drinks to women who would remove their underwear.

Thursday, September 18, 2008 4:37:41 PM

Melbourne pub criticised for asking women to remove underwear
Sydney, Sep 18 (IANS) A pub in Melbourne's posh St. Kilda suburb has come under fire from women's groups, the hotel industry and the state government for offering free drinks to women who would remove their underwear.

Thursday, September 18, 2008 3:58:04 PM

Traumatic brain injury claims thousand lives every year
Sydney, Sep 18 (IANS) Traumatic brain injury accounted for 980 fatalities and 22,700 hospitalisations in 2004-2005, costing the exchequer $184 million, an Australian report said.

Thursday, September 18, 2008 3:54:45 PM

Bangladeshi cabbie convicted of raping teen in Sydney
Sydney, Sep 18 (IANS) A Bangladeshi student and part-time taxi driver has been convicted of raping an 18-year-old passenger and faces a maximum jail term of 14 years.

Thursday, September 18, 2008 2:41:40 PM

New technology to nail cheap textile imitations
Sydney, Sep 18 (IANS) Cheaper imitations of high-value fabrics have spelt ruin for many established textile brands. Imitations are so good that it is difficult to tell the genuine from the fake.

Thursday, September 18, 2008 1:49:38 PM

Happiness is a matter of perception: study
Sydney, Sep 18 (IANS) People tend to judge your level of happiness on the basis of the picture you've chosen to represent yourself to the world, according to a study.

Thursday, September 18, 2008 1:44:54 PM

Referees inured to abuses from players, spectators
Sydney, Sep 18 (IANS) Players hurling expletives at referees during World Cup soccer matches are a fairly common sight, but TV watchers might wonder how clubs manage to engage these whistle blowers on their payrolls.

Thursday, September 18, 2008 12:46:05 PM

Humour makes for high levels of job satisfaction
Sydney, Sep 18 (IANS) Having a good laugh at the workplace contributes to high levels of job satisfaction, according to a latest study.

Thursday, September 18, 2008 12:29:20 PM

Politicians do keep promises, sometimes
Sydney, Sep 18 (IANS) Major New Zealand political parties serving in the government between 1972 and 2005 honoured at least half of their pre-election promises, with some administrations being nearly 90 percent true to their word.

Thursday, September 18, 2008 12:28:44 PM

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