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New Zealanders snapped up cheap airfares after data error
Wellington, Jan 16 (DPA) Nearly 650 New Zealanders snapped up super cheap airfares as low as 50 New Zealand dollars (about $27) for flights to Europe in September after a data input error on the website of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, a report said Friday.

Friday, January 16, 2009 10:33:38 AM

Dubious honour for top seeds in Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 15 (IANS) World No.1 Rafael Nadal, as expected, is the top seed in the Australian Open men's singles tennis championship. But it may well prove to be a dubious honour as only few top seeds in the past have gone on to win the championship.

Thursday, January 15, 2009 8:27:43 PM

Federer in Kooyong Classic tennis final
Melbourne, Jan 15 (IANS) Swiss star and World No. 2 Roger Federer overcame a stiff resistance from Spaniard Fernando Verdasco to scrape through the final of the Kooyong Classic.

Thursday, January 15, 2009 8:10:34 PM

No Australian seeded for the second successive Grand Slam
Melbourne, Jan 15 (IANS) It is for the second time in a row that no Australian tennis player has been seeded either for the men's or women's singles in a Grand Slam even as Australian Open begins here Monday.

Thursday, January 15, 2009 8:05:30 PM

Indian hockey team reach Australian Youth Olympic Festival final
Sydney, Jan 15 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team trounced Great Britain 6-1 in the second league match of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) to book a final berth in the four-nation tournament here Thursday.

Thursday, January 15, 2009 6:34:48 PM

Clarke fit for first one-dayer against South Africa
Sydney, Jan 15 (IANS) Australian vice-captain Michael Clarke, who has been nursing an injury on his right thumb, has been declared fit to play against South Africa in Friday's first one-day international match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

Thursday, January 15, 2009 2:39:52 PM

Nadal, Jankovic head Australian Open seedings
Melbourne, Jan 15 (IANS) World No 1s Spaniard Rafael Nadal and Serbian Jelena Jankovic have been given the top billing in the men's and women's singles at the $15.5 million Australian Open tennis starting here Monday.

Thursday, January 15, 2009 2:16:05 PM

Retina unravels deadly secrets of brain malaria
Johannesburg, Jan 15 (IANS) The retina in the eye of patients with cerebral malaria has provided scientists with vital clues into why it is so deadly.

Thursday, January 15, 2009 2:13:43 PM

Philippoussis apologises for sorry showing
Adelaide, Jan 15 (DPA) Australian Mark Philippoussis Thursday apologised for a miserable performance at the World Tennis Challenge, as the two-time Grand Slam finalist made a timid return to the game.

Thursday, January 15, 2009 2:04:23 PM

Turkish stores in New Zealand refuse to serve Israelis
Wellington, Jan 15 (DPA) A Turkish Muslim café owner who refused to serve two Israeli women as a protest over the conflict in Gaza had clearly breached their human rights, New Zealand's Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres said Thursday.

Thursday, January 15, 2009 1:48:23 PM

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