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New Zealand treated me like terrorist, says Pakistani writer
Wellington, May 17 (DPA) Pakistani writer Mohammed Hanif, who won a British Commonwealth writers' prize for his first book, said Sunday he was treated like a terrorist by customs officials when he arrived in New Zealand.

Sunday, May 17, 2009 5:08:06 PM

Tait slams CA for losing central contract
Melbourne, May 16 (IANS) Speedster Shaun Tait lashed out at Cricket Australia (CA) after losing his central contract, saying it has come as a 'bit of a kick in the teeth'.

Saturday, May 16, 2009 2:36:34 PM

Strong quake rocks New Zealand islands
Wellington, May 16 (Xinhua) A strong earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale Saturday jolted the Kermadec Islands in New Zealand, officials said.

Saturday, May 16, 2009 8:49:57 AM

Shane Watson's Ashes hopes revived
Sydney, May 14 (IANS) Australian all-rounder Shane Watson's Ashes prospects have been boosted by the news that his groin injury is only minor, but he still faces an anxious wait to see if the selectors are prepared to pick him without seeing him bowl.

Thursday, May 14, 2009 6:24:40 PM

Picked your nose? You've found the key to heart disease
Sydney, May 14 (IANS) The substance that makes snot green holds the key to halting progression of heart disease, says a new study. What scientists have to do is to control the green substance with nitroxides, it adds.

Thursday, May 14, 2009 11:07:01 AM

Genes determine transsexuality
Sydney, May 14 (IANS) The largest ever genetic study of transsexuals has established a link between gender identity and a gene involved in modifying the action of sex hormone testosterone.

Thursday, May 14, 2009 10:57:42 AM

Swine flu created in lab accident, says Australian scientist
Sydney, May 14 (DPA) A Canberra researcher reckons the swine flu virus could have been created inadvertently by scientists working with eggs to grow new viruses and test new vaccines.

Thursday, May 14, 2009 7:04:08 AM

Snip of hair can nail criminal now
Sydney, May 13 (IANS) A snip of human hair, recovered from a crime site, would now be enough to nail its perpetrator, thanks to a new technique developed by researchers.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 9:23:26 AM

More than 99 percent teachers bullied in Australia
Sydney, May 13 (IANS) One often hears about bullying among school kids, but an online survey has shown more than 99.6 percent of their teachers also face bullying by principals and executives.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 8:51:08 AM

Found: 25 new genes that may trigger diabetes
Sydney, May 12 (IANS) An international team of scientists has identified more than 40 genes, including 25 new ones, that could be factors in triggering type-1 diabetes.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 2:54:57 PM

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