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Longest New Zealand glacier shrinking 500 metres a year
Wellington, April 24 (DPA) The Tasman Glacier - New Zealand's longest - is retreating at the rate of more than 500 metres a year because of global warming, a scientist said Thursday.

Thursday, April 24, 2008 12:46:55 PM

Olympic torch relay ends in Canberra, six arrested
Sydney, April 24 (DPA) Several people were arrested and minor scuffles reported between the police and protesters Thursday as the beleaguered Beijing Olympic torch relay made its way under an intense security cordon along Canberra's 16 km, steel-barricaded route to Commonwealth Park.

Thursday, April 24, 2008 12:43:19 PM

Indians scientist turns prawn waste into health food supplement
Sydney, April 24 (IANS) The all pervading stench from waste at a seafood market in the heart of Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu inspired 27-year-old Renuka Karuppuswamy to turn the stinking prawn waste into a health food supplement.

Thursday, April 24, 2008 12:38:34 PM

Olympic flame arrives in Australia
Canberra, April 23 (Xinhua) The plane carrying the Beijing Olympics flame landed in Canberra Wednesday morning for the torch relay through the heart of the city Thursday. The Air China Airbus A330, carrying the flame from Jakarta, touched down at Fairbairn Airport.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 3:19:41 PM

Loss of smell linked to post traumatic stress disorder
Sydney, April 23 (IANS) The loss of sense of smell could be symptomatic of post-traumatic stress disorder that usually afflicts war veterans, according to a study.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 12:53:36 PM

Fatigue as dangerous as booze
Sydney, April 23 (IANS) Miners working more than eight consecutive 12-hour day shifts were found to be as fatigued as if they had imbibed large quantities of alcohol, according to James Cook University study.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 12:52:44 PM

Cricket Australia praises IPL
Sydney, April 22 (IANS) CA, which is closely watching the first of its kind multi million-dollar IPL has come out in praise for the tournament, according to a report in Herald Sun.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008 7:26:29 PM

Symonds feels accepted by Indian fans
Sydney, April 22 (IANS) Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds, who was in the center of controversy during the acrimonious India-Australian series, feels he may have finally been accepted by Indian fans.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008 7:26:02 PM

Australia to consider franchise system of IPL (IPL Diary)
Sydney, April 22 (IANS) As England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) prepares to launch its own version of Indian Premier League (IPL), Cricket Australia (CA), too, can consider adopting a franchise system of the Twenty20 league.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008 7:25:34 PM

IPL is a hit in Australia
Sydney, April 22 (IANS) When sports fans talk of cricket during winters in a football loving nation, something has definitely made an impression - the Indian Premier League's Twenty20 extravaganza has Australians entranced.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008 1:36:56 PM

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