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Oil spills from drilling rig off Australia
Sydney, Aug 22 (DPA) Oil spilled from a drilling rig 690 km west of the Australian city of Darwin Saturday as a cleanup operation was beginning to get underway.

Saturday, August 22, 2009 1:23:37 PM

Want to relieve stress? Use grass spray
Sydney, Aug 21 (IANS) Are you feeling stressed? Have you ever wanted to bottle the green fresh aroma of a forest? Now you can as researchers have developed a new 'eau de grass' spray.

Friday, August 21, 2009 4:25:23 PM

Australian deputy PM to visit India
Sydney, Aug 21 (IANS) Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard will visit India later this month to take its relationship with New Delhi to 'a higher level'.

Friday, August 21, 2009 11:50:33 AM

Migrating to New Zealand for work gets tougher
Hamilton (New Zealand), Aug 20 (IANS) Making it tougher for migrant workers to come to New Zealand, a new policy called Supplementary Seasonal Employment (SSE) has been put in place by the immigration authorities here.

Thursday, August 20, 2009 4:00:18 PM

Pigeon species recovers from brink of extinction
Sydney, Aug 19 (IANS) Scientists surveying Chatham Islands, housing endangered pigeons, were pleasantly surprised to discover that the birds had recovered from the brink of extinction.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009 4:57:20 PM

Easy online access could doom retailing business
Sydney, Aug 19 (IANS) Researchers have warned of a surge in online trading and 'anti-retail movement' that could doom retail outlets over the next 10 years.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009 4:51:34 PM

Rare micro-organisms detected in volcanic zone
Sydney, Aug 19 (IANS) New research has uncovered rare micro-organisms in the Taupo Volcanic Zone (TVZ) of New Zealand that have not been found elsewhere in the world.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009 1:24:53 PM

Laser ultrasound helps determine dental health
Sydney, Aug 19 (IANS) Dentists can now size up the mineral content of tooth enamel non-invasively with the help of laser-generated ultrasound, says a new study.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009 10:54:55 AM

Australia making tougher rules to protect foreign students
Sydney, Aug 19 (IANS) The Australian government is bringing in tougher rules to protect international students from dubious operators, a minister told parliament Wednesday. The move follows a string of attacks on Indian students and reports of overseas students being exploited.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009 10:27:55 AM

Australia signs multibillion-dollar LNG deal with China
Sydney, Aug 18 (DPA) Australia will supply China with liquefied natural gas (LNG) worth 50 billion Australian dollars (US $41 billion), officials said Tuesday. It's Australia's largest resources deal ever, double the size of the LNG supply deal sealed last week with India.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 10:00:34 PM

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