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Symonds dubbed as Usain Bolt of fielders
Sydney, Aug 29 (IANS) Australia's specialist fielding coach Mike Young says all-rounder Andrew Symonds is Usain Bolt of fieldsmen, the best all-round athlete for strength, power and speed in cricket.

Friday, August 29, 2008 6:50:39 PM

Australian police drop terror probe against Haneef
Sydney, Aug 29 (IANS) The Australian Federal Police Friday dropped investigations in the botched up terror case against Indian doctor Muhammad Haneef that has caused it much embarrassment for over a year and cost the tax payer millions of dollars.

Friday, August 29, 2008 6:48:50 PM

'Indian students seldom breach Australian visa rules'
Sydney, Aug 29 (IANS) Indian overseas students are the second largest cohort of international students in Australia and they seldom breach immigration rules.

Friday, August 29, 2008 11:32:03 AM

New drugs will activate cancer blocking gene
Sydney, Aug 29 (IANS) Researchers are working on drugs that could activate a gene known to block the growth of cancerous cells.

Friday, August 29, 2008 10:45:12 AM

Ten die in bus fire in Fiji
Wellington, Aug 29 (DPA) Ten people, including a pregnant woman and two of her sons, died when a bus caught fire in Fiji early Friday, according to news reports from the capital Suva.

Friday, August 29, 2008 10:39:57 AM

Australia begins probe into plane crash that killed Indian
Sydney, Aug 28 (IANS) Investigations began Thursday into the mid-air collision in which Indian trainee pilot Akash Ananth died after the wing of his Cessna 150 was clipped by another plane and he crashed in the populated Cheltenham suburb of Melbourne.

Thursday, August 28, 2008 1:57:53 PM

Researchers develop toy-tool to distract infant burn victims from pain
Sydney, Aug 28 (IANS) Cunningly disguised as a toy, a new medical device can distract infant burns victims from excruciating pain.

Thursday, August 28, 2008 1:57:33 PM

Australian court upholds sex slave convictions
Sydney, Aug 28 (DPA) A Melbourne brothel-keeper who in 2006 became the first person in Australia convicted of possessing sex slaves Thursday lost her appeal against her 10-year jail sentence.

Thursday, August 28, 2008 1:53:37 PM

Australian youths like to blog rather than vote
Sydney, Aug 28 (IANS) Young Australians tend to exercise their democratic choice by blogging or taking part in a protest rally, rather than voting or joining a political party.

Thursday, August 28, 2008 10:18:02 AM

Sanctuaries unable to protect Indian Ocean coral reefs
Sydney, Aug 28 (IANS) Many of the sanctuaries for coral reefs in the Indian Ocean are unable to protect the reefs from the worst of climate change, a team of international scientists has warned.

Thursday, August 28, 2008 9:55:55 AM

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