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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

Australia makes an attempt to fight evaporation
Sydney, Jan 6 (IANS) Vast quantities of water evaporate every year from a million or more farms and pastoral dams in Australia, the equivalent of three Sydney Harbours full of the precious resource.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009 11:41:09 AM

'Coastal tree barriers cannot halt tsunami'
Sydney, Jan 6 (IANS) A team of marine scientists has dismissed claims that coastal tree barriers can halt the might of a tsunami as 'false and dangerous'.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009 11:09:53 AM

Labelling problem children does more harm than good
Sydney, Jan 6 (IANS) Labelling children as those with learning and behavioural difficulties can be detrimental to them and their teachers as well, says a new study.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009 11:04:00 AM

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