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Australian law teacher jailed for baring buttocks in court
Sydney, April 20 (DPA) An Australian law lecturer was jailed Monday for contempt of court after pulling down her trousers and baring her buttocks to the presiding judge.

Monday, April 20, 2009 1:49:05 PM

Australian minister loses portfolio after traffic fines
Sydney, April 20 (DPA) Tom Koutsantonis resigned Monday as South Australia state's road safety minister after it leaked out he had been fined 30 times for running red lights and other traffic offences.

Monday, April 20, 2009 12:28:33 PM

Raw tomatoes may not be as healthy as you think
Sydney, April 20 (IANS) Tomatoes eaten raw might not be so healthy, says a new study, because our digestive tract can only process a tiny amount of lycopene, an antioxidant found abundantly in tomatoes.

Monday, April 20, 2009 11:22:14 AM

Indian-born doctor on trial for manslaughter in Australia
Sydney, April 20 (DPA) US doctor Jayant Patel was Monday committed to stand trial in Australia for the deaths of three of his patients in a Queensland hospital in what police allege was bungled surgery.

Monday, April 20, 2009 9:59:58 AM

Australia to appeal against Chennai as Davis Cup venue
Melbourne, April 19 (IANS) Tennis Australia (TA) Sunday confirmed that it would challenge the International Tennis Federation's (ITF) decision to retain Chennai as the host for the India-Australia Davis Cup Asia-Oceania Group I tie.

Sunday, April 19, 2009 5:33:01 PM

Australia mulling boycott of Davis Cup tie
Melbourne/New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The decision of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) to retain Chennai as the venue of India-Australia Davis Cup tie has not gone well with Tennis Australia (TA) and might prompt a boycott from the 28-times champion.

Saturday, April 18, 2009 8:02:52 PM

Gloomy weather tends to sharpen memory
Sydney, April 18 (IANS) Our memory performs better when the weather is gloomy, rather than bright and sunny, suggests a new study.

Saturday, April 18, 2009 1:36:22 PM

New technology to help doctors image lungs
Sydney, April 18 (IANS) New technology pioneered by Australian researchers will help doctors image a patient's lungs and respiratory diseases.

Saturday, April 18, 2009 10:49:34 AM

Fiji's military regime tightens hold on power
Sydney, April 17 (DPA) Fiji's military regime strengthened its grip on power Friday with the swearing-in of the interim indigenous affairs minister and former military forces commander as vice president, said news reports from the capital Suva.

Friday, April 17, 2009 3:25:24 PM

Kids want to be Spiderman and mermaid, educationist unhappy
Sydney, April 17 (DPA) A ballerina, Spiderman, a vet, a train driver and sometimes even a sea lion: these are the jobs that toddlers see themselves in when they grow up.

Friday, April 17, 2009 7:53:23 AM

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