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New Zealand thief gives contact details before taking money
Wellington, Aug 17 (IANS) A thief provided his name and contact details to a store clerk in New Zealand's Christchurch city 'before grabbing money from the cash register in full view of the store's eight surveillance cameras'.

Monday, August 17, 2009 10:53:03 AM

'Hussey in serious trouble'
Melbourne, Aug 15 (IANS) Former Australian batting greats Dean Jones and Mark Waugh feel that Mike Hussey is under immense pressure to save his place in the side.

Saturday, August 15, 2009 6:02:55 PM

Murder accused faked brain tumour in Australia
Sydney, Aug 14 (IANS) An Australian man accused of killing three of a family in 2003 had faked a brain tumour and claimed he had only six months to live, in an attempt to gain sympathy and access to the family, a court in Brisbane was told.

Friday, August 14, 2009 3:56:52 PM

Indian student faces deportation from Australia
Melbourne, Aug 14 (IANS) Indian student Shivendra Singh, who is suffering from severe depression after being the victim of three armed robberies, is being 'threatened with deportation', a media report said Friday.

Friday, August 14, 2009 1:42:20 PM

Australian lecturer sought sex, cash to hike marks: Report
Melbourne, Aug 14 (IANS) A law lecturer at Melbourne's Victoria University is alleged to have solicited and received 'bribes in the form of sexual favours and money from some female Asian international students' to improve their marks, a media report said Friday.

Friday, August 14, 2009 1:22:32 PM

Mind drugs very effective against cancer too
Sydney, Aug 14 (IANS) People taking medication for schizophrenia seem to have lower cancer rates, which has prompted new research on whether anti-psychotic drugs could help treat some major cancers. The results are very promising as these mind drugs are many times more effective at killing cancer cells than drugs currently in use.

Friday, August 14, 2009 10:14:59 AM

Australian swimwear designer defends her 'burqini'
Sydney, Aug 13 (DPA) Australian swimwear designer Aheda Zanetti Thursday defended the full-length swimming costume she launched as the 'burqini' five years ago.

Thursday, August 13, 2009 4:09:11 PM

Brisbane's Punjab Place to retain its name
Sydney, Aug 13 (IANS) Punjab Place, a street in the Australian city of Brisbane, would continue to keep its name after a petition to change it led to criticism.

Thursday, August 13, 2009 2:16:47 PM

Scientists may have discovered new cure for cancer
Sydney, Aug 13 (IANS) Scientists have isolated the structure of a cell signalling receptor in the blood system, which when damaged causes cancers like leukaemia.

Thursday, August 13, 2009 12:54:01 PM

Good looks don't sell if customer is a woman
Sydney, Aug 13 (IANS) Female customers are less likely to buy an item from a shop if they feel the sales girls are more attractive than they are, according to a study.

Thursday, August 13, 2009 12:34:44 PM

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