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Australian interest rates rise as economy surges
Sydney, Nov 3 (DPA) Australia's Reserve Bank increased interest rates by 25 basis points Tuesday, the second increase in as many months, in an attempt to contain inflation as the economy emerges out of the global financial crisis.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009 12:12:05 PM

Political furore after refugees drown on way to Australia
Sydney, Nov 3 (DPA) A heated debate broke out in Australia Tuesday over the government's refugee policy after a boat carrying 39 asylum seekers sank in the Indian Ocean with 12 feared drowned.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009 9:57:00 AM

Overweight people less likely to have sex
Sydney, Nov 2 (IANS) An increased waistline is not only bad for your health but can lead to decreased bedroom activity, according to researchers.

Monday, November 02, 2009 2:32:27 PM

Boys less likely to go to university
Sydney, Nov 2 (IANS) Teenage boys are less likely to gain university entrance than their female classmates and are more likely to leave school before 17, according to a new report.

Monday, November 02, 2009 2:31:01 PM

Indians flee blast at Australian cafe
Melbourne, Nov 2 (IANS) A group of Indian men, who were sharing a flat above an Internet cafe in this Australian city, were forced to flee after an explosion early Monday morning, a media report said.

Monday, November 02, 2009 12:08:33 PM

Man of 'Indian appearance' assaults Australian shop assistants
Melbourne, Nov 2 (IANS) A man of 'Indian appearance' assaulted several female clothing shop assistants in Australia's Brisbane city, a police official said.

Monday, November 02, 2009 11:53:58 AM

23 killed as boat sinks in Indian Ocean
Sydney, Nov 2 (DPA) About 23 people were feared drowned Monday after a boat carrying 40 passengers sank in remote waters of the Indian Ocean.

Monday, November 02, 2009 9:02:37 AM

Polio victim dies after 60 years in an iron lung
Sydney, Oct 31 (DPA) An Australian polio victim confined to an iron lung respirator for the past 60 years has died, a spokeswoman for Melbourne's Thornbury nursing home said Saturday.

Saturday, October 31, 2009 3:21:21 PM

New immigration law comes into force in New Zealand
Wellington (New Zealand), Oct 30 (IANS) A new Immigration Act, which includes the use of biometrics and a single independent appeals tribunal, became a law in New Zealand Friday, a minister said.

Friday, October 30, 2009 3:42:41 PM

Dietary fibre can keep diseases at bay
Sydney, Oct 30 (IANS) Insoluble dietary fibre or roughage plays a vital role in the immune system, keeping certain diseases at bay, according to researchers.

Friday, October 30, 2009 2:53:29 PM

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