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New Zealand's Flight of the Conchords flying high
Wellington, May 8 (DPA) New Zealand is mainly known around the world for butter and cheese, lamb and kiwi fruit and for being the country that produced Edmund Hillary, the first man to climb the world's highest peak, Mount Everest.

Thursday, May 08, 2008 10:07:56 AM

Cricket lawmakers to curb batsmen's dominance
Melbourne, May 7 (IANS) Tired of batsmen's increasing dominance in cricket, lawmakers of the game are contemplating to put a check on the use of technology.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 1:31:53 PM

Aussies watch cricket more than any other sport on TV
Sydney, May 7 (IANS) Australians love cricket more than any other game, at least when it comes to watching sport on TV, according to new research figures out Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 11:53:45 AM

41,000 facing deportation go `missing' in Canada
Toronto, May 7 (IANS) Canadian authorities have no clue on the whereabouts of 41,000-odd people who face deportation from the country.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 10:09:36 AM

India, China will be global players in tourism
Sydney, May 7 (IANS) India and China will be the new global players competing for a huge chunk of tourists, transforming the geopolitical landscape. The US, though a key factor, will have less influence, according to a study.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 9:46:59 AM

Indian designers woo Australia with chiffons and silks
Sydney, May 7 (IANS) From cricket to costumes, as everything Indian permeates the Australian consciousness, two of India's brightest new design talents - Vineet Bahl and Anupama Dayal - have attracted buyers and swayed audiences with their collections shown at the just concluded Rosemount Australian Fashion Week (RAFW) in the Harbour city.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 9:35:41 AM

Car ads don't tell whole truth about emissions
Sydney, May 6 (IANS) Ads prompting you to buy a swanky new car might not be telling the whole truth; at least not about the bit on greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, despite global concerns.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008 3:04:02 PM

Australian research offers hope to chikungunya patients
Sydney, May 6 (IANS) Researchers from the University of Canberra have identified the cell and proteins behind the arthritic inflammation caused by mosquito-borne viral diseases like Ross river virus, endemic to Australia, and chikungunya, which India is grappling with on a large scale.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008 9:29:59 AM

'Offshore angel' restored an Aussie's faith in call centres
Sydney, May 6 (IANS) The thought of your call being diverted to a call centre thousands of miles away often arouses feelings ranging from uncertainty and insecurity to sheer disdain, but for one Australian it restored his faith in call centres.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008 9:11:17 AM

IPL not beneficial to Australian cricket: Greg Mathews
Sydney, May 5 (IANS) The multi-billion-dollar Indian Premier League (IPL) was not healthy for Australian cricket as it does nothing for grassroots players though elite cricketers are paid well, according to former Test cricketer Greg Matthews.

Monday, May 05, 2008 4:39:15 PM

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