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Soy protects lungs from chronic disease
Sydney, June 29 (IANS) Consuming soy milk and tofu could cut down the risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Monday, June 29, 2009 10:20:17 AM

Wheelchair gunman shot dead by police after stand-off
Wellington, June 29 (DPA) A paraplegic gunman who terrorized a suburban street by firing about random 100 shots from his wheelchair was shot dead by New Zealand police after a three-hour stand-off, police confirmed Monday.

Monday, June 29, 2009 5:33:57 AM

Two Indian students assaulted in Sydney
Sydney, June 28 (IANS) In a fresh attack, two Indian students were assaulted with a beer bottle in Sydney. Two teenagers have been arrested for the attack.

Sunday, June 28, 2009 4:38:07 PM

Cricket, a bridge over India-Australia's troubled waters
Melbourne, June 28 (IANS) Cricket has sometimes been hailed as an overhyped sport. But this is the one time when many in Australia are hoping the game will work its charm and help mend bridges with Indians.

Sunday, June 28, 2009 2:59:33 PM

Australian vocational education - big draw for Indians - under review
Melbourne, June 27 (IANS) The Australian government is conducting an audit of its rapidly burgeoning vocational sector, one of the biggest education providers for Indian students but which is also widely believed to be misused for gaining permanent residency (PR) status.

Saturday, June 27, 2009 12:22:38 PM

Eight quakes in 13 hours rattle central New Zealand
Wellington, June 27 (DPA) A series of eight earthquakes in 13 hours rattled the central region of New Zealand's North Island Saturday, seismologists at GNS Science reported.

Saturday, June 27, 2009 9:49:17 AM

Australian fans ask cricketers to behave well
Sydney, June 26 (IANS) Australian cricket fans have asked Ricky Ponting's team not to sledge, swear, cheat and spit during the Ashes series starting next month in England.

Friday, June 26, 2009 6:32:22 PM

Indian students recall horror of attacks down under
Melbourne, June 26 (IANS) Saurabh Sharma, a 21-year-student of Carrick Institute of Education, one of the largest vocational institutes in this Australian city with a strong Indian contingent, says he is lucky to be alive after being smashed up by a group of five lager louts while returning home last month.

Friday, June 26, 2009 5:57:45 PM

Shocked, saddened Australian fans remember Michael Jackson
Melbourne, June 26 (IANS) Sad day for music, said an Australian fan on learning about the death of pop icon Michael Jackson while another fondly remembered his trademark moon walk dance.

Friday, June 26, 2009 1:01:33 PM

Python helps nab thieves who stole it
Sydney, June 26 (DPA) Thieves who stole a 2-metre python from a west-coast Australian wildlife research centre earlier this week were undone by the snake itself, news reports said Friday.

Friday, June 26, 2009 10:51:55 AM

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