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Time out in the sun can halt onset of myopia
Sydney, Jan 7 (IANS) Just spending two to three hours outdoors daily is a great way of halting short sightedness or myopia, which is fast spreading among urban children worldwide.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009 4:12:49 PM

Underground barriers to stop toxic waste from contaminating water
Sydney, Jan 7 (IANS) Thousands of garbage dumps are quietly leaking a toxic brew of old and sometimes deadly chemicals into the water consumed or used by millions of people.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009 2:57:35 PM

Parents' odd hour shifts don't upset kids
Sydney, Jan 7 (IANS) While a single parent's shift work may upset children, couples working odd hours don't seem to have a negative impact on their teenagers.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009 2:13:55 PM

Women who set husband afire charged with murder
Sydney, Jan 6 (IANS) An Australian-Indian woman who set her husband's genitals afire for alleged infidelity has been charged with murder.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009 10:31:25 PM

Smith would be tempted to bat if need arise: Arthur
Sydney, Jan 6 (IANS) South African captain Graeme Smith would be tempted to come out to bat with his broken hand if it means the Proteas win or draw the third Test against Australia on the fifth day Wednesday, said coach Mickey Arthur.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009 9:28:14 PM

Djokovic unruffled despite Brisbane shock loss
Brisbane, Jan 6 (DPA) Novak Djokovic's upcoming defence of his Australian Open title was plunged into chaos Tuesday as the Serb crashed out 4-6, 4-6 against Latvia's Ernests Gublisin in his opening match at the Brisbane International tennis.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009 5:01:41 PM

Scoreboard: Australia vs South Africa, Day Four, Third Test
Sydney, Jan 6 (IANS) Scoreboard on the fourth day of the third and final cricket Test between Australia and South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground here Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009 5:01:16 PM

Ponting's declaration sets up an intriguing finish in Sydney
Sydney, Jan 6 (IANS) Australian captain Ricky Ponting set-up an exciting finale to an engrossing series against South Africa with a sporting declaration that left the visitors score 314 runs on the fifth day of the third and final Test to snatch their world number one ranking.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009 5:00:55 PM

Italy stun France in Hopman Cup comeback upset
Perth, Jan 6 (DPA) Italy's Simone Bolelli and Flavia Pennetta staged an upset against France's Gilles Simon and Alize Cornet at the Hopman Cup's mixed doubles Tuesday, earning a 2-1 victory which keeps both teams in with a chance to reach the Friday final.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009 4:17:42 PM

Parents gave baby ecstasy pill
Sydney, Jan 6 (DPA) A baby who was given half an ecstasy tablet by her holidaying parents went into cardiac arrest and needed to be put in a coma to save her life, a court in Australia was told Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009 11:50:53 AM

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