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Australia name 42-member swimming squad
Wellington, March 30 (Xinhua) Canberra: Australian Swimming has nominated a 42-member team for the Beijing Olympics, with Grant Hackett being appointed captain. The Australian swimming team set eight world records at the selection trials in Sydney this week, according to the Australian Associated Press.

Sunday, March 30, 2008 5:12:11 PM

Former discus world champion qualifies for Beijing (Olympics Snippets)
Wellington, March 30 (Xinhua) New Zealand's former discus world champion Beatrice Faumuina has secured the national discus title and her place at the Beijing Olympics, Radio New Zealand reported Sunday.

Sunday, March 30, 2008 5:11:25 PM

26 cities around the world dim lights for Earth Hour
Sydney, March 29 (DPA) Sydney Saturday became one of 26 cities around the world urging householders and businesses to turn off their lights for an hour to raise awareness that generating electricity is a big contributor to the greenhouse gases that are causing climate change.

Saturday, March 29, 2008 3:28:47 PM

Not tea for two, just one for tea
Sydney, March 28 (DPA) Sarah Eggleton is a Sydney archetype - 40 years old, a graduate with a good job and happily single. She buys sexy lingerie, likes the idea of romance, but has decided against a permanent relationship let alone marriage and a family.

Friday, March 28, 2008 10:59:07 AM

Out of love, out of home
Sydney, March 28 (DPA) A wonderful thing about research is its capacity to blow apart received notions. Consider home ownership.

Friday, March 28, 2008 10:00:34 AM

Kiwi IPL recruits get deadline from board
Auckland, March 27 (IANS) New Zealand's Indian Premier League (IPL) contracted players have been given a deadline of May 1 to join the national team for the tour of England.

Thursday, March 27, 2008 4:18:44 PM

Marketing mavens ambush Sydney's Earth Hour
Sydney, March 27 (DPA) It's easy to poke fun at Sydney's Earth Hour, a 60-minute pause this Saturday night when Australia's biggest city is to dim a little as some of its householders and businesses turn off lights and electrical appliances.

Thursday, March 27, 2008 7:58:06 AM

Australia urged to sell uranium to India
Sydney, March 26 (IANS) The Kevin Rudd-led government's firm resolve not to export uranium to India will put Australia out of step with the approach of the other leading nations, says one of India's most distinguished diplomats.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008 7:35:12 PM

Matthew Mott assistant coach of Kolkata IPL team
Sydney, March 26 (IANS) India Premier League (IPL) team Kolkata Knight Riders has roped in New South Wales (NSW) coach Matthew Mott as the assistant to chief coach John Buchanan.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008 3:39:43 PM

IPL Mumbai team signs Australian Luke Ronchi
Melbourne, March 26 (IANS) Indian Premier League's (IPL) shopping spree from Australia seems unabated and the latest to sign up is West Australian batsman Luke Ronchi who was picked by the Mumbai franchise.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008 2:39:08 PM

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