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Some attacks on Indians are 'racial', police in Australia admit
Sydney, June 9 (IANS) The police chief of Australia's Victoria state Tuesday admitted that some of the attacks on Indian students in this country are 'racially motivated' - as maintained by the victims of a series of crimes.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009 6:09:18 PM

Symonds knows he has no place in Australian team
Sydney, June 9 (IANS) Andrew Symonds has come to terms with the sad realisation that he no longer fits into the Australian cricket team.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009 4:47:18 PM

Indian students protest after more attacks
Sydney, June 9 (IANS) About 200 Indian students Monday night protested against perceived police apathy after two Indian men were attacked by ethnic Lebanese in the western Sydney suburb of Harris Park.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009 8:30:22 AM

New Zealand develops swab test for lung cancer risk
Wellington, June 9 (DPA) New Zealand researchers have developed a mouth swab test to predict smokers' risk of getting lung cancer, news reports said Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009 6:46:27 AM

Foul-mouthed man dies after being gagged
Wellington, June 9 (DPA) Michael James McGrath, 51, died after being gagged with duct tape because he was being 'foul-mouthed and disrespectful' during a drinking session with flatmates, New Zealand police said Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009 6:36:43 AM

Indian-origin man named Australian envoy to India
Sydney, June 8 (IANS) In an apparent move to placate India, Australia Monday named Indian-origin Peter Varghese, considered the country's top spy, its next envoy to New Delhi.

Monday, June 08, 2009 8:24:41 PM

Australia names Indian-origin man as next envoy to India
Sydney, June 8 (IANS) In an apparent move to placate India, Australia Monday named Indian-origin Peter Varghese as the next envoy to India. Varghese is considered the country's top spy as the head of the Office of National Assessments (ONA).

Monday, June 08, 2009 7:46:20 PM

Australia names top spy as next envoy to India
Sydney, June 8 (IANS) Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith Monday named Peter Varghese as the next envoy to India. Varghese is considered the country's top spy as the head of the Office of National Assessments (ONA).

Monday, June 08, 2009 6:35:38 PM

Twenty20 success will not kill Test cricket: Franklin
Auckland, June 8 (IANS) New Zealand all-rounder James Franklin rubbishes suggestions that Twenty20 could one day rule cricket, surpassing Test matches.

Monday, June 08, 2009 3:59:28 PM

Member accuses MCC of being closed and undemocratic
Sydney, June 8 (IANS) Australia's largest and reputed sporting club -- Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) -- has been accused by one of its most prominent members of being a closed and undemocratic old boys' retreat that has lost touch with the modern world.

Monday, June 08, 2009 1:33:44 PM

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