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More than 120 killed in Pacific island tsunami
Wellington, Sep 30 (DPA) The Pacific island death toll from Tuesday's tsunami, which was triggered by a 8.0-magnitude undersea earthquake, continued to rise as more bodies were recovered from the debris of villages and tourist resorts and was set to reach at least 120, reports from the region said.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 7:31:33 PM

Samoa like a war zone, resort manager says
Sydney, Sep 30 (DPA) The manager of a Samoan resort, who was lucky to survive the tsunami that pushed waves up beaches in the South Pacific island state, said Wednesday that it could be days before all visitors were accounted for.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 6:00:43 PM

Sexually satisfied women experience greater vitality
Sydney, Sep 30 (IANS) Sexually satisfied women scored higher on psychological well-being and the vitality index compared to their sexually dissatisfied counterparts, a new study has revealed.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 4:13:01 PM

Australian swimmer Jodie Henry retires
Sydney, Sep 30 (DPA) Olympic gold medallist Jodie Henry announced her retirement from swimming Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 3:47:53 PM

Australia opt to field against Pakistan
Centurion, Sep 30 (IANS) Australian captain Ricky Ponting won the toss and opted to field against Pakistan in their must-win Group A match of the Champions Trophy at the SuperSport Park here Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 12:57:17 PM

More than 120 killed in Pacific tsunami
Wellington, Sep 30 (DPA) More than 120 people were killed when a series of tsunamis triggered by a magnitude 8.0 earthquake swept across the South Pacific, reports from the region said Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 11:37:06 AM

New Zealand names squad for World Cup qualifier against Bahrain
Wellington, Sep 29 (DPA) Blackburn Rovers skipper Ryan Nelsen will captain a full-strength New Zealand All Whites side in the first leg of their World Cup qualifier against Bahrain in Manama Oct 10 - a match coach Ricki Herbert dubbed Tuesday the nation's most important for 27 years.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 4:32:06 PM

850 new species discovered in semi-arid Australia
Sydney, Sep 29 (IANS) About 850 new species inhabiting underground water, caves and micro-caverns have been discovered in semi-arid Australia. These invertebrates include various insects, small crustaceans, spiders, worms and many others.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 11:35:24 AM

Oudin, Isner to lead fresh-faced US team at Hopman Cup
Perth, Sep 26 (DPA) The US will field a fresh generation of talent at January's Hopman Cup tennis tournament as breakthrough newcomers Melanie Oudin and John Isner represent the five-time champions.

Saturday, September 26, 2009 12:53:05 PM

'Don't promote alcohol as health tonic'
Sydney, Sep 26 (IANS) Researchers believe that alcohol is still a potentially dangerous drug and should not be promoted as a health tonic.

Saturday, September 26, 2009 10:03:19 AM

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