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Australia moves further towards extraditing Dr 'Death' Patel
Sydney, Oct 10 (IANS) Australia is moving towards the final stages of extraditing from the US India-born Jayant Patel who has been linked to 87 deaths of patients he treated between 2003 and 2005 at a Queensland hospital.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 2:21:24 PM

'Global climate change has crossed danger threshold'
Sydney, Oct 9 (DPA) The UN climate change report to be released next month will show that greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have already reached dangerous levels, Australia's pre-eminent conservationist said Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007 6:10:48 PM

Drink tea for stronger bones, suggests study
Sydney, Oct 9 (IANS) Drinking tea regularly, known to have several health benefits, may be good for the bones too, say researchers in Australia.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007 11:01:04 AM

Fiji military lifts martial law
Wellington, Oct 6 (DPA) Fiji's military rulers, who have governed the country since taking over in a bloodless coup last December, lifted martial law Saturday, it was reported from the capital Suva.

Saturday, October 06, 2007 9:39:03 AM

World-weary Lonely Planet founders take a hike
Sydney, Oct 6 (DPA) Lonely Planet guidebook tycoons Tony and Maureen Wheeler met on a park bench in London 35 years ago. They were soon gallivanting across Europe and Asia and into the business folklore of Australia. This month, ostensibly to spend more time travelling, the publishers of a quarter of the world's English-language guidebooks sold to BBC Worldwide a majority stake in their $86 million Melbourne publishing company.

Saturday, October 06, 2007 8:48:13 AM

Doctor shortage in Australia leads to fast-tracking overseas applicants
Sydney, Oct 5 (IANS) The shortage of doctors in Australia is so critical that the authorities are resisting compulsory checks on medicos trained overseas lest they fail the test, a study has revealed.

Friday, October 05, 2007 9:55:21 AM

'Gandhi, My Father' to kick off Australian film festival
Sydney, Oct 3 (IANS) Feroze Khan's 'Gandhi, My Father' will kick off the fifth Australian Indian Film Festival (AIFF) in Sydney on Oct 17.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007 2:08:59 PM

Gandhi's teachings remembered on International Day of Non-Violence
Sydney, Oct 2 (IANS) As Mahatma Gandhi's banner fluttered in the light spring breeze, the sound of drums resonated through the Wynyard Park in the heart of Sydney, heralding the first United Nations International Day of Non-Violence celebrations Tuesday to mark the birth anniversary of the apostle of peace and non-violence.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007 6:13:41 PM

At least 30 dead in Myanmar, Australia says
Sydney, Oct 2 (DPA) At least 30 pro-democracy protesters have been killed in Myanmar's crackdown on dissent - three times the official figure, Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007 3:20:00 PM

Australia rejects military general as Myanmar's Canberra envoy
Sydney, Oct 2(DPA) Australia Tuesday rejected Myanmar's nomination of an army general as the Southeast Asian country's envoy to Canberra. The snub is in response to the brutal treatment of protesting Buddhist monks and their pro-democracy supporters.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007 2:19:50 PM

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