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New Zealand radio jockey breaks world record
Auckland, July 8 (IANS) A New Zealand radio jockey broke the world record for the longest non-stop radio broadcast Thursday, but fell asleep soon after.

Thursday, July 08, 2010 7:46:02 PM

Murali doesn't deserve the record: Emerson
Sydney, July 8 (IANS) Ross Emerson, the Australian umpire who in 1999 called Muttiah Murlitharan for chucking, feels the Sri Lankan spin wizard doesn't deserve to hold the record of highest wicket-taker in Tests.

Thursday, July 08, 2010 7:05:06 PM

Seven million vegetable plants poisoned in Australia
Melbourne, July 7 (IANS) Over seven million vegetable plants were poisoned with a herbicide in an act of sabotage at an Australian nursery, leading to speculation that prices may spiral in the coming days.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010 6:26:47 PM

Dannii Minogue gives birth to boy
Melbourne, July 7 (IANS) Australian singer Dannii Minogue has become the proud mother of a baby boy.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010 3:54:19 PM

Macpherson panned for advocating rhino remedy
Melbourne, July 7 (IANS) Australian model Elle Macpherson has been criticised by animal rights groups for advocating the use of powdered rhino horn, a traditional Chinese medicine remedy which is banned worldwide by the Convention on Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

Wednesday, July 07, 2010 2:23:10 AM

Fire at Indian restaurant in Australia
Sydney, July 6 (IANS) Four people had a miraculous escape after an explosion in an Indian restaurant severely damaged the property.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010 10:36:21 AM

Facebook no to nude doll pic
Sydney, July 5 (IANS) Facebook has threatened to take action against an Australian jeweller for posting pictures of an exquisite nude porcelain doll posing with her works.

Monday, July 05, 2010 3:23:56 PM

Mike Tyson visits Mecca, Medina
Melbourne, July 5 (IANS) Former boxer Mike Tyson, who converted to Islam in the 1990s while serving his term for raping a US beauty queen, has gone on a pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina.

Monday, July 05, 2010 2:02:22 PM

Man dies watching vampire romance movie
Wellington, July 5 (IANS) A 23-year-old man's body was found Sunday night at a cinema hall that was screening the vampire movie 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse'.

Monday, July 05, 2010 10:43:49 AM

Gill finishes seventh in Asia Pacific Rally
Whangarei (New Zealand), July 4 (IANS) Overnight leader and Indian champion Gaurav Gill (Team MRF Tyres, co-driver Glen Macneall) suffered gearbox problems and eventually had to be content with seventh place among the Asia Pacific Rally Championship contenders in the Rally of New Zealand that concluded here Sunday.

Sunday, July 04, 2010 6:54:22 PM

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