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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

Survey shows cricketers ready to sacrifice careers for IPL
Melbourne, June 26 (IANS) The Indian Premier League's (IPL) outstanding success is threatening to rock international cricket. A survey shows that more than half the players from the seven Test playing nations are ready to quit other two forms of the game for the huge money on offer in the Twenty20 format.

Thursday, June 26, 2008 1:36:01 PM

'Dr Death' to return to Australia to face charges, patients relieved
Sydney, June 26 (IANS) Justice seems closer home Thursday for the families and loved ones of former patients of India-born American citizen, Dr Jayant Patel, as he decided to forego his fight against extradition from the United States and return to Australia to face charges.

Thursday, June 26, 2008 10:53:09 AM

Cricket's greats, Australian PM bid farewell to Jane McGrath
Sydney, June 25 (IANS) Cricketing greats and Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd Wednesday joined former Australian fast bowling great Glen McGrath in bidding farewell to his wife Jane, fondly remembered as a 'beautiful and courageous' person who was an inspiration to women with cancer.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 7:30:12 PM

Star cricketers attend Jane McGrath's funeral
Sydney, June 25 (IANS) Star cricketers, along with Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, joined family members and friends to pay an emotional farewell to Jane McGrath, wife of Glenn McGrath, who died of cancer.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 1:54:50 PM

Suffering a panic attack? Go online
Sydney, June 25 (IANS) The Net has its uses, even in treating patients suffering from psychological disorders, a new study has found.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 12:39:16 PM

YouTube being used in innovative ways: Study
Sydney, June 25 (IANS) A research team that analysed 4,300 of the most popular videos on YouTube found that it is being used in new and innovative ways -- especially as a platform for amateur cultural production.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 12:37:09 PM

Extreme weather can trigger epidemics, says study
Sydney, June 25 (IANS) Climatic extremes like frequent droughts and floods, associated with global warming, can trigger epidemics that could potentially wipe out livestock or wildlife.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 11:57:09 AM

Protection does help endangered species: study
Sydney, June 25 (IANS) Researchers have come by evidence that protected fish species can bounce back rapidly from the brink, even after heavy fishing has taken its toll.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 11:55:23 AM

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