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Winds close Wellington airport after people blown over
Wellington, June 29 (DPA) A storm with gale force winds and Antarctic temperatures caused the cancellation of at least 25 flights in and out of Wellington International Airport Sunday because officials said it was not safe for passengers or air crew to walk onto the tarmac.

Sunday, June 29, 2008 2:45:50 PM

Brad Haddin on way home with a broken finger
Sydney, June 28 (IANS) Australian wicket-keeper-batsman Brad Haddin will be heading back home from the West Indies tour with a broken finger.

Saturday, June 28, 2008 5:34:43 PM

Clarke hails Ponting as a 'great leader'
Sydney, June 28 (IANS) Australian vice-captain Michael Clarke has hailed skipper Ricky Ponting as 'the greatest leader in the world'.

Saturday, June 28, 2008 5:33:07 PM

Is Tendulkar the next best to Bradman?
Sydney, June 28 (IANS) By any stretch of imagination Sir Donald Bradman was the greatest batsmen ever to walk the earth. Statistics give a decent enough idea while comparing sportsmen of different eras, but Bradman, like his fool-proof and compact technique, has kept his statistical graph so high that no batsman could get anywhere near his staggering figures.

Saturday, June 28, 2008 5:32:02 PM

Ponting fined for showing dissent over umpire's decision
Dubai, June 28 (IANS) Australian captain Ricky Ponting has been fined 30 percent of his match fee for showing dissent over an umpiring decision in the second one-day against the West Indies in Grenada Friday.

Saturday, June 28, 2008 1:46:14 PM

Border's baggy green cap auctioned for A$29,000
Sydney, June 27 (IANS) Former Australian cricket captain Allan Border's baggy green cap has fetched A$29,000 (US $27,832) at a sports memorabilia auction.

Friday, June 27, 2008 1:21:49 PM

Australian court rules in favour of mosque in Cairns
Sydney, June 27 (IANS) Upholding the right to freedom of religion as an integral part of the Australian community, the Queensland Planning and Environment Court has cleared the way for the first mosque to be constructed in Cairns in the state of Queensland.

Friday, June 27, 2008 10:34:33 AM

Raymond snaps up world's finest wool at record price
Sydney, June 26 (IANS) India's worsted suiting company Raymond Ltd bought the world's finest wool bale at a record price of A$247,480 ($237,475 or about Rs.10 million) at an auction here Thursday.

Thursday, June 26, 2008 5:51:07 PM

Crocodile for a drinking buddy!
Sydney, June 26 (IANS) Buffaloes, horses, frogs and even cane toads have propped up at a dusty outback highway pub in Australia's Northern Territory, but to find a saltwater crocodile as a drinking buddy came as a shock even for regulars at the Noonamah Tavern.

Thursday, June 26, 2008 4:00:44 PM

Loss of forests spells death of bio-diversity
Sydney, June 26 (IANS) The earth is losing 15 million hectares of tropical forests every year -- something that could sound the death-knell of rich bio-diversity areas and human well-being.

Thursday, June 26, 2008 2:14:15 PM

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