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New Zealand school isolates 31 swine flu suspects
Wellington, May 1 (DPA) Twenty-seven students from a New Zealand college orchestra and four teachers are being treated as suspected swine flu patients after some developed flu-like symptoms following a trip to North America, health officials said Friday.

Friday, May 01, 2009 11:13:09 AM

Australia takes tough line on female circumcision
Sydney, May 1 (DPA) Female circumcision is called female genital mutilation (FGM) in Australia and it's a crime.

Friday, May 01, 2009 7:33:53 AM

New Zealander, 75, jailed for child-sex pictures
Wellington, April 30 (DPA) A 75-year-old New Zealand man has been jailed for two years on 27 charges of possessing objectionable images, mainly of young boys in sexual poses or acts, following a tip-off from police in Germany, news reports said Thursday.

Thursday, April 30, 2009 12:31:55 PM

Asteroid spotted in outer reaches of solar system
Sydney, April 30 (IANS) An astronomy student spotted a huge rock orbiting the outer reaches of our solar system, when he was scanning the skies for potentially hazardous asteroids.

Thursday, April 30, 2009 10:43:56 AM

New Zealand fears swine flu will affect tourism
Wellington, April 29 (Xinhua) New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key warned Wednesday that the swine flu outbreak might have side-impact on the country's tourism.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 6:15:35 PM

Molecular 'pied piper' could be key to treating cancers
Sydney, April 29 (IANS) A molecular 'pied piper' within blood cells, known as 'Liar', smuggles other molecules into the cell nucleus, triggering their development and division. The discovery could be the key to treating a host of cancers and prostate problems.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 12:09:34 PM

Prehistoric bacteria holds clues to climate change
Sydney, April 29 (IANS) Researchers have stumbled on some of the oldest examples of prehistoric bacteria in Australia that may hold early clues to climate change.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 10:55:09 AM

Younis slams Australia for reporting Ajmal's action
Sydney, April 28 (IANS) Pakistan captain Younis Khan has slammed Australia for reporting off-spinner Saeed Ajmal for 'illegal' bowling action during the second One-day International cricket.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 7:05:54 PM

Australian Davis Cupper Masters recalls trip to Chennai
Sydney, April 28 (IANS) Former Australian Davis Cupper Geoff Masters Tuesday supported Tennis Australia's (TA) decision not to send the team to India, while recalling how his team decided to play the tie in Madras in 1973 despite a death threat.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 6:20:06 PM

Face masks could protect against swine flu pandemic
Sydney, April 28 (IANS) Donning a face-mask is an easy way to protect oneself from severe respiratory illnesses like swine flu when vaccines are unavailable or in short supply, according to a study.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 4:37:38 PM

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