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Does a gene cause smoking addiction?
Sydney, April 4 (IANS) A genetic variation could prompt craving for smoking and increasing chances of lung cancer and arterial disease, according to an international study.

Friday, April 04, 2008 1:44:01 PM

Australian police are still at it on Haneef case
Sydney, April 4 (IANS) As unbelievable and unnecessary it may be, but eight months after Indian doctor Muhammad Haneef has returned home, there are still nine Australian federal police staff working full time on his bungled case.

Friday, April 04, 2008 9:01:01 AM

New 'Ice Age' is drug scourge of New Zealand
Wellington, April 4 (DPA) There is a new 'Ice Age' in New Zealand and it is the modern day scourge of the South Pacific island nation of 4.2 million people.

Friday, April 04, 2008 7:59:31 AM

Calling family commonest use of mobile phone
Sydney, April 3 (IANS) As a gadget, it has been around only a decade or so, but mobile phones have become seamlessly integrated with family life, confirms a new survey.

Thursday, April 03, 2008 12:37:03 PM

Whale, dolphin watching major income source for Pacific nations
Wellington, April 3 (Xinhua) Whale and dolphin watching is one of the fastest growing industries in the Pacific region, injecting millions of dollars into the small island nations' economies, Radio New Zealand reported Thursday.

Thursday, April 03, 2008 11:34:39 AM

Indian actor found dead in Sydney hotel
Sydney, April 3 (IANS) A 30-year-old Indian man found dead in a Sydney hotel on March 25 was an actor in British director Tim Supple's acclaimed touring production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.

Thursday, April 03, 2008 9:56:46 AM

Nostalgia and the night sky, courtesy Earth Hour (Commentary)
Switching off lights for 60 minutes in a year on a perfect spring Saturday night in Sydney, when it was neither too hot nor too cold for comfort and most offices and businesses were closed anyway, one can't help but question the contribution of the Earth Hour to the cause of climate change.

Thursday, April 03, 2008 9:04:49 AM

Australian firm wins $900 mn coal mine contracts in India
Sydney, April 3 (IANS) Australia's largest construction company, Leighton Holdings' subsidiary Thiess Pty Ltd, has won two contracts worth a total of Australian $1 billion ($900 million) over 20 years to develop and operate an open cut coal mine in India's Jharkhand state.

Thursday, April 03, 2008 8:34:52 AM

Asians fastest growing population in New Zealand
Wellington, April 2 (DPA) Asians are the fastest growing group in New Zealand's population and were expected to come close to outnumbering the indigenous Maoris in 18 years, according to government projections released Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008 1:33:18 PM

Student life may not be as carefree as it seems
Sydney, April 2 (IANS) Some university students are drowning in psychological distress and many are not seeking specialist help when they actually need it, a new study claims.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008 12:37:02 PM

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