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New iguana species found in Fiji
Sydney, Sep 17 (IANS) A new species of iguana, found by Australian and US researchers in central Fiji, takes the number of such existing Pacific species to three.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 12:33:40 PM

Call for Australia to have referendum on republic
Sydney, Sep 17 (IANS) With leaders of the two major Australian political parties sharing the vision of an Australian head of state replacing the British monarch, the Greens Party Wednesday called for a referendum on the republic during the 2010 federal elections.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 12:32:47 PM

New technique could protect water from arsenic poisoning
Sydney, Sep 17 (IANS) An ultra sensitive technique for detecting toxic heavy metals in water has opened the way for safer use of groundwater and recycling water.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 12:28:37 PM

Glaciers in southern Alps shrinking at alarming rate
Sydney, Sep 17 (IANS) Glaciers in the southern Alps have lost 2.2 billion tonnes of permanent ice in a year since April 2007, the fourth highest annual loss since monitoring began.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 11:10:26 AM

Women in contract jobs more likely to face sexual advances
Sydney, Sep 17 (IANS) Women holding casual and contract jobs are 10 times more likely to face sexual advances than those in permanent positions, according to a study.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 11:07:59 AM

Casson searching reasons for omission
Sydney, Sep 16 (IANS) Australian spinner Beau Cassson is still wondering why he was overlooked for the India tour for novices Bryce McGain and Jason Krejza. The 25-year-old claims the selectors have not been clear with their reason for his omission.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008 7:02:20 PM

Symonds vows to return to cricket a better person
Melbourne, Sep 16 (IANS) Andrew Symonds has apologised to his Australia teammates and fans for his behaviour that drove him out of the national team and vowed to return to international cricket a better person.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008 4:10:39 PM

Australian MP wants caning back in schools
Sydney, Sep 16 (IANS) A far right parliamentarian from Australia's Queensland state has reignited the debate on sparing the rod and spoiling the child by demanding that caning be re-introduced in schools as the 'go-soft approach has failed'.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008 1:49:10 PM

Australia's India tour on, ACA says no double standards
Sydney, Sep 15 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) and its players association were at pains Monday to explain the rationale behind their decision to go ahead with the tour of India later this month irrespective of security concerns following Saturday's serial blasts in the national capital Delhi.

Monday, September 15, 2008 6:24:47 PM

Cleric among six Australians convicted on terrorism charge
Sydney, Sep 15 (DPA) An Australian cleric and five of his followers were Monday found guilty of forming a terrorist cell and face possible life terms when sentence is passed.

Monday, September 15, 2008 5:33:30 PM

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