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Ten die in bus fire in Fiji
Wellington, Aug 29 (DPA) Ten people, including a pregnant woman and two of her sons, died when a bus caught fire in Fiji early Friday, according to news reports from the capital Suva.

Friday, August 29, 2008 10:39:57 AM

Australia begins probe into plane crash that killed Indian
Sydney, Aug 28 (IANS) Investigations began Thursday into the mid-air collision 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.

Thursday, August 28, 2008 1:57:53 PM

Researchers develop toy-tool to distract infant burn victims from pain
Sydney, Aug 28 (IANS) Cunningly disguised as a toy, a new medical device can distract infant burns victims from excruciating pain.

Thursday, August 28, 2008 1:57:33 PM

Australian court upholds sex slave convictions
Sydney, Aug 28 (DPA) A Melbourne brothel-keeper who in 2006 became the first person in Australia convicted of possessing sex slaves Thursday lost her appeal against her 10-year jail sentence.

Thursday, August 28, 2008 1:53:37 PM

Australian youths like to blog rather than vote
Sydney, Aug 28 (IANS) Young Australians tend to exercise their democratic choice by blogging or taking part in a protest rally, rather than voting or joining a political party.

Thursday, August 28, 2008 10:18:02 AM

Sanctuaries unable to protect Indian Ocean coral reefs
Sydney, Aug 28 (IANS) Many of the sanctuaries for coral reefs in the Indian Ocean are unable to protect the reefs from the worst of climate change, a team of international scientists has warned.

Thursday, August 28, 2008 9:55:55 AM

Doing business with India, the Australian football way
Sydney, Aug 27 (IANS) Sport is what Australia excels in. Now the government is using the Australian Football League (AFL) to deepen sport and business links with India.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008 5:24:42 PM

I am deeply saddened by happenings in Orissa: Gladys Staines (Interview)
Sydney, Aug 27 (IANS) She lost her husband and sons to a mob that torched them while they were sleeping in their vehicle in India's Orissa state. Almost a decade later, Gladys Staines, the widow of Australian missionary Graham Staines, says she is 'deeply saddened' as sectarian violence again grips the state that will forever be close to her heart.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008 4:25:05 PM

Australia eyes business links with India through rugby
Sydney, Aug 27 (IANS) Sports is what Australia excels in, and it is to sports that the government is now turning to deepen business links with India.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008 3:59:44 PM

Inflight delivery for Indian mum - it's a boy!
Sydney, Aug 27 (IANS) Taking her first international flight to be with her husband in Australia, a young Indian woman Wednesday gave birth to a healthy baby boy on the flight from Hong Kong to Adelaide.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008 2:45:52 PM

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