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Whale, dolphin watching major income source for Pacific nations
Wellington, April 3 (Xinhua) Whale and dolphin watching is one of the fastest growing industries in the Pacific region, injecting millions of dollars into the small island nations' economies, Radio New Zealand reported Thursday.

Thursday, April 03, 2008 11:34:39 AM

Indian actor found dead in Sydney hotel
Sydney, April 3 (IANS) A 30-year-old Indian man found dead in a Sydney hotel on March 25 was an actor in British director Tim Supple's acclaimed touring production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.

Thursday, April 03, 2008 9:56:46 AM

Nostalgia and the night sky, courtesy Earth Hour (Commentary)
Switching off lights for 60 minutes in a year on a perfect spring Saturday night in Sydney, when it was neither too hot nor too cold for comfort and most offices and businesses were closed anyway, one can't help but question the contribution of the Earth Hour to the cause of climate change.

Thursday, April 03, 2008 9:04:49 AM

Australian firm wins $900 mn coal mine contracts in India
Sydney, April 3 (IANS) Australia's largest construction company, Leighton Holdings' subsidiary Thiess Pty Ltd, has won two contracts worth a total of Australian $1 billion ($900 million) over 20 years to develop and operate an open cut coal mine in India's Jharkhand state.

Thursday, April 03, 2008 8:34:52 AM

Asians fastest growing population in New Zealand
Wellington, April 2 (DPA) Asians are the fastest growing group in New Zealand's population and were expected to come close to outnumbering the indigenous Maoris in 18 years, according to government projections released Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008 1:33:18 PM

Student life may not be as carefree as it seems
Sydney, April 2 (IANS) Some university students are drowning in psychological distress and many are not seeking specialist help when they actually need it, a new study claims.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008 12:37:02 PM

Even your own garden vegetables can be toxic
Sydney, April 2 (IANS) Many people grow fresh vegetables in their own backyards, believing them to be healthier and cleaner than market produce. But in some cases these greens can be toxic, says a new study.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008 10:08:59 AM

Recycled water is safe to use, says study
Sydney, April 1 (IANS) Recycled water has not caused illness anywhere in the world and is safe to use, according to a new study.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008 2:42:46 PM

Informal workspaces are more fun
Sydney, April 1 (IANS) Some offices are more relaxed and fun, where people laugh a lot - and this is a result of their organisational structure and culture, says a new study.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008 2:29:35 PM

New Zealand minister's prank fools news agencies
Wellington, April 1 (DPA) New Zealand Conservation Minister Steve Chadwick's April Fools' prank Tuesday embarrassed two news agencies which used a bogus press release saying her department had trained rats to find rare native frogs.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008 1:30:33 PM

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