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New Zealand reports first swine flu deaths
Wellington, July 4 (DPA) Three people have died of swine flu in New Zealand, the Ministry of Health announced Saturday, reporting the country's first fatalities from the H1N1 virus.

Saturday, July 04, 2009 9:51:03 AM

Muralitharan set to sign for Victoria Bushrangers
Melbourne, July 3 (IANS) Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan is all set to sign for Victoria Bushrangers for the Twenty20 Big Bash and play as local hero at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), the same venue where 14 years ago he was labelled a chucker by umpire Darrel Hair.

Friday, July 03, 2009 2:17:35 PM

Lee unlocks secret of reverse swing; stakes claim for Ashes selection
Melbourne, July 3 (IANS) Australian speedster Brett Lee boosted his selection chances for the first Ashes Test starting Wednesday at Cardiff with a burst of five for 21 in 40 balls in a practice match against Englad Lions at Worcester.

Friday, July 03, 2009 1:51:15 PM

Woman drops sex complaint against former minister
Wellington, July 3 (DPA) A woman who complained to police about an unwanted sexual encounter with a former New Zealand minister has dropped the case, police said Friday.

Friday, July 03, 2009 12:50:40 PM

Global warming could raise sea level by five metres: Scientist
Wellington, July 2 (DPA) New evidence shows that if global warming melts the West Antarctic ice sheet, sea levels around the world could rise by up to five metres, a New Zealand scientist said Thursday.

Thursday, July 02, 2009 12:37:25 PM

Better diet helps diabetics improve blood sugar control
Sydney, July 2 (IANS) Providing intensive dietary advice improved blood sugar control in type 2 diabetics even when they were arguably on the best available medication, according to the latest research.

Thursday, July 02, 2009 11:49:39 AM

Fiji regime extends emergency powers till end of the year
Wellington, July 2 (DPA) Fiji's military regime has extended emergency powers, which ban political meetings and criticism of the government, until the end of the year, according to reports from the capital Suva Thursday.

Thursday, July 02, 2009 10:22:46 AM

Thomson calls Ponting a 'crap' skipper
Melbourne, July 1 (IANS) Former Australian pacer Jeff Thomson pulled a barbed shaft at compatriot Ricky Ponting, calling him a 'crap' skipper with few supporters in the country.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009 7:16:27 PM

More Indian students killed than Australia government admits: Report
Melbourne, July 1 (IANS) Australian coroners have suppressed the details of the death of over 50 international students, nearly half of them from India, in 2008 'amid evidence the death toll is higher' than the government has admitted, a media report said Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009 6:22:32 PM

Pietersen warns Aussies of their reverse swinging bowlers
Melbourne, July 1 (IANS) England's star batsman Kevin Pietersen Wednesday asked Australians to be wary of their reverse-swinging bowlers who scripted the baggy green's downfall in the 2005 Ashes.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009 6:05:57 PM

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