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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

Middle East likely to experience more rainfall: Australian researcher
Sydney, Aug 18 (IANS) Fears of climate change sparking food shortages and water wars in the Middle East seem unlikely, with a new study suggesting that rainfall will be abundant in key parts of the region.

Monday, August 18, 2008 3:17:20 PM

Journeys by train safer than travel by car
Sydney, Aug 18 (IANS) People who travel by car face a 10-fold greater risk of serious injury than those who travel by train in terms of the distance covered, according to a new report.

Monday, August 18, 2008 2:57:02 PM

Mining giant Billiton posts $15 bn profit
Sydney, Aug 18 (DPA) The world's biggest miner, BHP Billiton, Monday posted a record annual profit for the seventh year in a row.

Monday, August 18, 2008 2:33:50 PM

Renewable energy will remain daydream without global cooperation
Salzburg, Aug 18 (IANS) India needs to multiply its power output five times in the next 22 years. The current plan is to do this largely through thermal plants. But that will accelerate climate change, which can 'gravely disrupt our economy', as the prime minister said in his Independence Day speech. What's the solution?

Monday, August 18, 2008 9:24:36 AM

Under-14 rugby team from India making waves in Australia
Sydney, Aug 17 (IANS) An under-14 rugby team from Orissa is going places, winning matches against seasoned state and territory teams around Australia.

Sunday, August 17, 2008 2:09:04 PM

Missing Australians rescued from New Zealand mountain
Wellington, Aug 16 (DPA) Six Australian mountaineers trapped in bad weather while climbing New Zealand's Southern Alps were airlifted to safety Saturday by a search and rescue helicopter.

Saturday, August 16, 2008 10:09:00 AM

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