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China told Mugabe to stay away from Olympic opening: Report
Sydney, Aug 5 (DPA) Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe will not attend the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics because he was told by China's Communist Party to stay away, the Sydney Morning Herald daily reported Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008 12:58:03 PM

Yeast's struggle to survive makes wine making possible
Sydney, Aug 5 (IANS) Researchers studying yeast discovered that the process that turns grape juice into wine also helps the yeast to survive and obtain essential nutrients from the fruit.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008 11:26:02 AM

New ways to mop up toxic chemicals in fire retardants
Sydney, Aug 5 (IANS) Australian researchers have developed a new kit to find non degradable toxic chemicals used for decades as fire retardants and new techniques to clean them up.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008 10:54:32 AM

Millions worldwide suffer from osteoporosis
Sydney, Aug 5 (IANS) Osteoporosis, that causes bones to become fragile, weak and increasingly fracture-prone, affects millions worldwide, says a new report.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008 10:53:29 AM

Oestrogen relieves psychotic symptoms in women
Sydney, Aug 5 (IANS) Oestrogen estradiol, when combined with anti-psychotic drugs, seems to be effective in treating women with schizophrenia, according to a new study.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008 10:28:00 AM

Scared kids risk anxiety later in life
Sydney, Aug 5 (IANS) Most children tend to relish rides on a rollercoaster or enjoy ghoulish delights of a ghost train. Those who don't are likely to face problems in later life.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008 9:55:20 AM

Australia wants to engage more with South Asia
Sydney, Aug 5 (IANS) Australia, which has been invited as an observer to the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), has welcomed the Colombo summit's declaration calling for international cooperation in the fight against terrorism.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008 9:28:20 AM

Thorpe to sue French paper for dubbing him tainted
Melbourne, Aug 4 (IANS)Swimming champion Ian Thorpe has decided to sue French newspaper L'Equipe that last year alleged that the Australian used performance-enhancing drugs.

Monday, August 04, 2008 5:13:05 PM

Slain Australian tourist's friends relieved by assailants' conviction
Sydney, Aug 4 (IANS) The close-knit community of Australia's Byron Bay town, which had been shocked by the brutal rape and murder of Dawn Emelie Griggs in India four years ago, has found some relief in the news that her assailants have been convicted.

Monday, August 04, 2008 2:50:49 PM

Scientists demystify behaviour of glass
Sydney, Aug 4 (IANS) Two scientists are one step closer to explaining the nature of glass and its transition from liquid to solid, says a study.

Monday, August 04, 2008 2:49:27 PM

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