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Can handwriting reflect heart condition?
Melbourne, Nov 19 (IANS) Handwriting can reveal whether a person has a heart condition, indicates a new study in Britain though some scientists disagree.

Monday, November 19, 2007 1:25:50 PM

New Zealand troops to stay in Afghanistan until 2009
Wellington, Nov 19 (DPA) New Zealand will continue to deploy about 130 soldiers and police on reconstruction, training and peacekeeping operations in Afghanistan until at least September 2009, Prime Minister Helen Clark announced Monday.

Monday, November 19, 2007 11:53:09 AM

Australian polls point to defeat for Howard
Sydney, Nov 19 (DPA) Victory for Kevin Rudd's Labor Party in next weekend's general election would overturn a tradition in Australia that competent governments don't get voted out, Prime Minister John Howard said Monday.

Monday, November 19, 2007 11:06:03 AM

Australia puts a price tag on its pain
Sydney, Nov 19 (IANS) Can you put a price tag on pain? Apparently you can. A new study in Australia estimates that pain in the country costs Aus $34.3 billion (US$30.7 billion).

Monday, November 19, 2007 10:04:08 AM

Ball hit by Gilchrist for historic 100th six goes missing
Sydney, Nov 18 (IANS) Adam Gilchrist, who became the first man to reach the three figure mark in terms of career sixes in Test cricket, is now searching for the very ball he sent soaring into the orbit for his historic 100th six in the Bellerive Oval stadium in Hobart.

Sunday, November 18, 2007 1:58:40 PM

Australians focus on climate ahead of elections
Sydney, Nov 18 (DPA) Australian Labor Party leader Kevin Rudd Sunday said signing the Kyoto Protocol on climate change would be his very first act if elected to government when Australians go to the polls Nov 24.

Sunday, November 18, 2007 1:21:17 PM

Australia minister flags tough visas for overseas doctors
Sydney, Nov 17 (IANS) It will become more difficult for overseas-trained doctors to get an Australian work visa if Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews, who has drawn much flak since the failed case against Indian doctor Muhammad Haneef, has his way.

Saturday, November 17, 2007 5:39:49 PM

Australian team on business, education mission to India
Sydney, Nov 16 (IANS) Premier Morris Iemma of New South Wales (NSW) is leading a high-level business and education mission to India and China to generate new investment opportunities for the state in the world's emerging economic superpowers.

Friday, November 16, 2007 1:46:13 PM

Shacking up is a recipe for solitude
Sydney, Nov 16 (DPA) It used to be called 'living in sin' but few Australians these days frown on couples who live together outside marriage. Recent research suggests it might be a good idea to start frowning again.

Friday, November 16, 2007 8:13:22 AM

Truce between Warne and Muralitharan as trophy unveiled
Sydney, Nov 15 (IANS) The two leading Test wicket takers, Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan, Thursday unveiled the perpetual cricket trophy named in their honour, brushing aside reports of tensions between them.

Thursday, November 15, 2007 5:21:50 PM

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