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Ousted Fiji PM returns to capital after nine months
Wellington, Sep 1 (DPA) Former Fiji prime minister Laisenia Qarase, who was ousted in a bloodless military coup in December 2006, returned to the capital Suva Saturday after nine months in exile on an outlying island.

Saturday, September 01, 2007 1:48:01 PM

White House spokesman to leave, insists no cancer link
Washington, Sep 1 (DPA) White House chief spokesman Tony Snow has said he is resigning, the latest departure among US President George W Bush's top aides before his term ends in January 2009.

Saturday, September 01, 2007 9:13:58 AM

Sydney's APEC meeting struggles for agenda, fashion
Sydney, Sep 1 (DPA) The big talking point as Sydney prepares to host 21 Asia-Pacific leaders is what outfit Australia will embarrass them with for the obligatory group photograph.

Saturday, September 01, 2007 8:45:55 AM

Stringent changes proposed to Aussie skilled migration visa
Sydney, Aug 31 (IANS) Changes coming into effect on Saturday will put overseas students applying for an Australian General Skilled Migration (GSM) visa to a more stringent test. They will require greater understanding of the English language and a professional year of work experience.

Friday, August 31, 2007 8:51:52 PM

Swimmer Thorpe gets clean chit over doping charge
Sydney, Aug 31 (IANS) Australia's anti-doping body has cleared five-time Olympic swimming champion Ian Thorpe of using banned performance-enhancing drugs, according to reports published in Friday's edition of The Australian newspaper.

Friday, August 31, 2007 1:47:44 PM

Indian cabbie denied bail over murder bid
Auckland, Aug 31 (IANS) An Indian taxi driver in New Zealand, jailed for five years for planning to kill a Hindu priest who he believed was his wife's lover, has been denied bail.

Friday, August 31, 2007 12:53:44 PM

Australia, India to undertake joint FTA study
Sydney, Aug 31 (IANS) Australia and India have agreed to undertake a joint feasibility study into the merits of a free trade agreement (FTA) between the two countries, Federal Minister for Trade Warren Truss announced Friday.

Friday, August 31, 2007 12:18:32 PM

New South Wales premier to lead trade mission to India
Sydney, Aug 30 (IANS) New South Wales Premier Morris Iemma Thursday announced he would lead a business and education mission to New Delhi and Mumbai this November.

Thursday, August 30, 2007 12:18:16 PM

Contribution of migrants from Indian subcontinent hailed
Sydney, Aug 30 (IANS) A granite plaque commemorating the contribution of migrants from the Indian sub-continent to Australia has been installed at the roof garden of the New South Wales state parliament.

Thursday, August 30, 2007 8:51:30 AM

Young female prisoners face greater risk of death
Melbourne, Aug 29 (IANS) A study by researchers in Australia has found that young female prisoners face greater risk of early death than male prisoners of their age.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007 2:53:44 PM

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