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Thousands watch topless parade in New Zealand
Wellington, Aug 20 (DPA) Thousands of spectators turned out to watch about 30 topless women take part in a so-called Boobs on Bikes parade through Auckland's main street Wednesday after a judge rejected a city council bid to stop it.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008 1:44:34 PM

Ethanol blend petrol cut emissions only negligibly
Sydney, Aug 20 (IANS) Use of five and 10 percent ethanol blend petrol was found to cut emissions only marginally in a project undertaken by Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008 1:44:01 PM

Australian Football League plans to expand into India
Melbourne, Aug 19 (IANS) The overwhelming success of the Indian Premier League has made the Australian Football League (AFL) turn to India for all the right reasons.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 4:36:33 PM

Electronic sound system improves classroom results
Sydney, Aug 19 (IANS) Researchers have found that connecting teachers to a sound system can dramatically improve pupils' test results and reduce classroom disruption.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 2:51:15 PM

Bacteria may help farmed lobsters ward off infection
Sydney, Aug 19 (IANS) A beneficial bacteria, which wild rock lobster larvae host naturally, could help their farmed cousins ward off infections and remove a large barrier to commercial production.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 11:34:36 AM

Body clock controls glow-worms' light
Sydney, Aug 19 (IANS) Tasmanian cave glow-worms are energy conservationists, which switch off lights at night-time, according to a discovery made by Queensland University researcher.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 10:57:44 AM

New Zealand judge approves 'Boobs on Bikes' parade
Wellington, Aug 19 (DPA) A New Zealand judge ruled Tuesday that a planned parade of topless women on motorcycles down the main street of the country's biggest city Auckland can go ahead, news reports said.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 10:21:04 AM

Indian students making most of Australian scholarships
Melbourne, Aug 19 (IANS) As Australian education degrees get greater recognition in India, students are availing themselves of the many scholarships awarded by the Australian government to pursue further studies and research in universities across the country.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 10:12:11 AM

Sydney residents oppose Buddhist monastery development
Sydney, Aug 19 (IANS) A Buddhist society's plans to build a temple in south-western Sydney is facing an outcry from residents, coming as it does close on the heels of the recent furore over a proposed Islamic school in suburban Sydney.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 9:26:51 AM

Australia concerned about troops' safety following Musharraf's resignation
Sydney, Aug 19 (IANS) Australia Tuesday expressed concern over the safety of its troops in Afghanistan following the resignation of President Pervez Musharraf and recent political developments in Pakistan.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 9:04:02 AM

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