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APEC will benefit from making India member: Downer
Sydney, Sep 4 (IANS) The Asia Pacific Economic Forum (APEC) will benefit from India being a member of the organisation, which represents 21 member nations and nearly three billion people living in APEC economies, says Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007 12:06:13 PM

Play on Gandhi gets standing ovation in Sydney
Sydney, Sep 4 (IANS) The Australian premiere of 'Sammy! A Word That Broke An Empire', a play tracing Mahatma Gandhi's life, has drawn applause from hundreds of people - Indians, foreigners, young and old.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007 11:55:04 AM

Ponting, Watson in doubt for Twenty20 World Championships
Sydney, Sep 3 (IANS) Australian captain Ricky Ponting is in doubt for next week's Twenty20 World Championship in South Africa due to 'private family reasons', while Australia are also monitoring a hamstring problem for Shane Watson.

Monday, September 03, 2007 3:26:06 PM

Blood pressure drugs reduce death risk in diabetes
Sydney, Sep 3 (IANS) The largest-ever study of treatments for diabetes has shown that a fixed combination of two blood pressure lowering drugs reduces the risk of death as well as the risk of heart and kidney disease.

Monday, September 03, 2007 3:18:19 PM

Reducing blood pressure may help diabetics
Melbourne, Sep 3 (IANS) A new study suggests that reduction of blood pressure may cut down the risk of death for people suffering from type 2 diabetes.

Monday, September 03, 2007 12:53:37 PM

APEC nations back Russia's WTO bid
Sydney, Sep 3 (RIA Novosti) Russia's envoy to a 21-nation Pacific Rim economic alliance said Australia and other countries in the region support Moscow's bid to join the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

Monday, September 03, 2007 12:52:24 PM

APEC officials want the Doha Round to move forward
Sydney, Sep 3 (Xinhua) Senior officials from the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies have suggested during their annual meeting here that all-round efforts be made to move the Doha Round process forward.

Monday, September 03, 2007 12:28:05 PM

Australia refuses to comment on security agreement with US
Canberra, Sep 3 (Xinhua) Australian Defence Minister Brendan Nelson Monday declined to comment on a newspaper report that Australia and the US will sign a new security agreement during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings being held in Sydney this week.

Monday, September 03, 2007 10:59:48 AM

Climate-change activists shut down Australian power station
Sydney, Sep 3 (DPA) Climate-change protesters shut down one of Australia's biggest power stations Monday in an embarrassment to Prime Minister John Howard as he hosts a summit in Sydney that draws leaders of the US, China, Russia, Japan and Indonesia.

Monday, September 03, 2007 10:13:14 AM

Changes in Australia's skilled migration programme
Canberra, Sep 1 (Xinhua) New changes to Australia's General Skilled Migration (GSM) programme came into force Saturday that would impact international students most, Australian Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Kevin Andrews announced.

Saturday, September 01, 2007 4:16:38 PM

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