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What purpose does 98 percent of our DNA actually serve?
Sydney, Feb 19 (IANS) New research addresses a mystery that has shrouded the sequencing of the human genome - what is the purpose of 98 percent of our DNA?

Thursday, February 19, 2009 12:59:06 PM

Buy America campaign won't affect Australia: Minister
Canberra, Feb 19 (Xinhua) Australia's Trade Minister Simon Crean said Thursday that the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the US would protect the country's steel exports to the US.

Thursday, February 19, 2009 11:34:55 AM

No compensation for man cleared of murder
Wellington, Feb 19 (DPA) A New Zealand man, who spent 10 years in prison for a murder the Court of Appeal found he did not commit, was denied compensation Thursday after a lawyer's report that he probably had carried out the crime.

Thursday, February 19, 2009 11:09:00 AM

Applicants galore for Australia's dream job
Sydney, Feb 19 (DPA) An Osama bin Laden impostor and someone claiming to work for the Pope are among the 20,000 vying for the highly paid job of looking after a tropical island on the Great Barrier Reef, Australian tourism officials said Thursday.

Thursday, February 19, 2009 11:08:13 AM

Powerful quake hits New Zealand's Kermadec Islands
Wellington, Feb 19 (Xinhua) A powerful earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale struck the remote Kermadec Islands region, in northen Thursday, the New Zealand Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences (GNS) said.

Thursday, February 19, 2009 7:26:39 AM

Indian hockey team lose both matches to Australian development squad
Brisbane, Feb 18 (IANS) The Indian hockey team suffered their second straight defeat at the hands of the Australian Development squad when they were beaten 2-5 at the State Hockey Centre here Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 7:03:27 PM

India go down to Australian Development squad in hockey
Brisbane, Feb 18 (IANS) India went down 3-5 to the Australian Development squad at the State Hockey Centre here.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 6:29:05 PM

Kapur looks for a good start at Johnnie Walker Classic
Perth, Feb 18 (IANS) With good memories, young Indian golfer Shiv Kapur returns to the Johnnie Walker Classic starting here.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 6:21:38 PM

Benaud to retire from television commentary
Sydney, Feb 18 (IANS) Legendary Australian captain and commentator Richie Benaud Wednesday said he will retire from cricket commentary next year, thus ending almost 50 years of his companionship with the microphone.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 4:48:50 PM

Umpires Harper, Koertzen give thumbs-up to challenge system
Sydney, Feb 18 (IANS) Cricket's two senior umpires Rudi Koertzen and Daryl Harper have given the thumbs-up to players challenging their decisions saying that the 'review system' helps to cut down the errors.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 1:43:39 PM

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