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Round-the-world teenager's voyage over before it began
Sydney, Sep 9 (DPA) A 16-year-old Australian bidding to become the youngest ever round-the-world solo sailor was limping back to Australia's east coast Wednesday after damaging her 10.4-metre yacht in a collision with a 63,000-ton cargo ship.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009 10:03:09 AM

Australian PM to visit India in November
Sydney, Sep 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Kevin Rudd will visit New Delhi later this year, a minister said Tuesday, adding that there is a 'desire on the part of both India and Australia to strengthen and broaden the relationship'.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009 1:28:44 PM

Breakthrough could help reverse devastating childhood disease
Sydney, Sep 8 (IANS) A breakthrough by scientists could open the way to developing drugs to reverse the effects of a devastating childhood illness known as mitochondrial disease.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009 12:25:59 PM

New Zealand currency at odds with weak growth prospects
Wellington, Sep 8 (DPA) New Zealand's recession may be over, but the country's strong currency which has recently surged to a 12 month high against the US dollar was at odds with its low growth outlook and interest rates, Finance Minister Bill English said Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009 10:03:08 AM

No dents as Samoans switch to driving on the left
Sydney, Sep 8 (DPA) Church bells rang out across Samoa as the island nation joined its South Pacific neighbours in driving on the left of the road instead of keeping to the right as former colonial master Germany did a century ago.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009 10:02:17 AM

Samoans ready for road rage as Pacific paradise shifts lanes
Sydney, Sep 7 (DPA) Samoa's 20,000 motorists were bracing for road rage Monday as the South Pacific island nation switches to driving on the left after keeping to the right in the 100 years since it was a German colony.

Monday, September 07, 2009 1:59:21 PM

We have learnt from Indian doctor Haneef case: Top Australian official
Sydney, Sep 7 (IANS) The Australian police have learnt from the case of India-born doctor Muhammad Haneef who was mistakenly detained on terror charges, incoming Federal Police (AFP) Commissioner Tony Negus said Monday.

Monday, September 07, 2009 12:26:50 PM

Drugs may halt stress signals from travelling to the heart
Sydney, Sep 7 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a new way to halt the brain from sending stress signals that raise the heart rate.

Monday, September 07, 2009 11:11:05 AM

Saturated fat in certain foods can spur Alzheimer's
Sydney, Sep 7 (IANS) Certain foods high in saturated fat can increase the likelihood of developing Alzheimer's disease, says a new study.

Monday, September 07, 2009 10:59:47 AM

Two Indian students held for sexual assault in Australia
Melbourne, Sep 6 (IANS) Two Indian students have been arrested for sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl on a train here.

Sunday, September 06, 2009 4:33:44 PM

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