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David Hussey eyeing Test spot for India tour
Melbourne, Sep 3 (IANS) After his successful stint in Indian Premier League (IPL), David Hussey wore the tag of a specialist in the format. The Australian wants to prove himself in Tests as he eyes a berth for the series against India next month.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008 5:08:49 PM

Chappell to head Australian cricket's centre of excellence
Sydney, Sep 3 (IANS) Former Indian coach and one of Australia's cricket greats, Greg Chappell, has been appointed as the head coach of the Cricket Australia Centre of Excellence (COE) in Brisbane.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008 1:53:11 PM

Paramedic found guilty of sexually assaulting accident victims
Wellington, Sep 3 (DPA) A 35-year-old paramedic was found guilty Wednesday of indecently assaulting a schoolgirl in the back of an ambulance that was taking her to hospital after a car crash, news reports said.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008 12:27:25 PM

Sharjah ruler pardons 133 prisoners
Dubai, Sep 3 (IANS) The ruler of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, has pardoned 133 prisoners on the occasion of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008 11:44:13 AM

Depressed truck drivers more prone to accidents
Sydney, Sep 3 (IANS) Depression or casual employment among truck drivers may greatly increase the chances of accident, a study based on their mental health has affirmed.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008 10:36:07 AM

Australian school apologises to Sikh boy
Sydney, Sep 3 (IANS) A private school in Brisbane has apologised to a 12-year-old Sikh boy it had refused to admit earlier this year because his turban breached the uniform code.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008 10:26:20 AM

Little fossils show how cooling oceans increased life forms
Sydney, Sep 3 (IANS) Microscopic tooth-like fossils have helped scientists correlate cooling climate and increasing biodiversity in ancient oceans 500 million years ago.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008 10:25:33 AM

New software cuts waiting time at hospitals
Sydney, Sep 3 (IANS) A new software package, developed by researchers, helps hospital or emergency staff anticipate the rush of patients hour by hour for the day or the next week, even on holidays with varying dates, such as Easter.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008 10:23:22 AM

Changes in sea ice cover could threaten krills
Sydney, Sep 3 (IANS) Future changes in sea ice cover could threaten krills, which play a key role in the southern ocean food chain and is a source of nourishment for many whale species.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008 10:13:14 AM

Choosing IPL over national team can cost Symonds dear
Sydney, Sep 2 (IANS) Amid talks of Andrew Symonds quiting international cricket and depending on the Indian Premier League (IPL) for his livelihood, IPL commissioner Lalit Modi said that players who take premature retirement do not have any place in the tournament.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008 10:27:13 PM

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