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New Zealand clamps down on graffiti
Wellington, June 20 (DPA) New Zealand stores are banned from selling spray cans of paint to under-18-year-olds and fines for graffiti tagging increased 10-fold under new laws passed in Parliament.

Friday, June 20, 2008 9:40:56 AM

Doubts over Pakistan hosting Champions Trophy
Sydney/Lahore June 19 (IANS) Serious doubts over Pakistan hosting the Champions Trophy cricket are being expressed as several players from Australia, England and New Zealand reportedly refusing to tour the strife-torn country for fear of security.

Thursday, June 19, 2008 7:36:45 PM

New technique to help predict Alzheimer's early
Sydney, June 19 (IANS) A neuroimaging scan called PiB PET can predict the onset of Alzheimer's in individuals at least 18 months earlier than all currently available diagnostics.

Thursday, June 19, 2008 2:28:00 PM

Daily commuting stressful for women: study
Sydney, June 19 (IANS) Men seem less stressed and more relaxed than women about transport options in urban settings, according to a new study.

Thursday, June 19, 2008 2:27:18 PM

Australian cricketers do not want to go to Pakistan
Sydney, June 19 (IANS) A day after International Cricket Council (ICC) president Ray Mali backed Pakistan to host the Champions Trophy allaying, security fears, several Australian players have reportedly refused to tour the strife-torn country, thus putting a question mark over the biennial event.

Thursday, June 19, 2008 2:26:24 PM

Soy-milk doesn't cause peanut allergies in kids
Sydney, June 19 (IANS) Parents need not worry about giving their children soy milk or soy-based formula. It is not likely to trigger peanut allergy, according to a new study.

Thursday, June 19, 2008 12:23:13 PM

Anoushka's debut Australia tour a sell-out success
Sydney, June 19 (IANS) Sitar prodigy Anoushka Shankar, daughter of maestro Ravi Shankar, has been enthralling audiences during her debut sell-out Australia concert tour this southern winter.

Thursday, June 19, 2008 11:14:24 AM

You've seen the film, now see the set
Sydney, June 19 (DPA) A film called 'Australia' that stars Hollywood heartthrobs Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman could be the countervailing force that draws in foreign visitors kept at bay by four-figure airfares and the Aussie dollar's blistering exchange rate against other currencies.

Thursday, June 19, 2008 9:27:47 AM

Three Sumatran tiger cubs born in New Zealand
Wellington, June 18 (DPA) A Sumatran tiger, one of the world's most endangered animals, has given birth to triplets at the Auckland Zoo, officials announced Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008 5:42:33 PM

Picasso's 'Sylvette' breaks auction record in Sydney
Sydney, June 18 (IANS) A Pablo Picasso masterpiece Wednesday fetched Australian $6.9 million, breaking an Australian art auction record.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008 5:42:09 PM

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