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New Zealand relaxes visa rules for migrants' families
Wellington, Oct 12 (DPA) New Zealand is to relax entry visas for parents and grandparents of immigrants, Immigration Minister David Cunliffe announced Friday.

Friday, October 12, 2007 11:21:36 AM

Sledging aside, cricket is 'funny'
Sydney, Oct 12 (IANS) Verbal duels, or sledging, have dominated this whistle-stop India tour by the Baggy Greens, but Australian actor-writer-producer Brendan Cowell is heading for India Sunday to make a feature film about the funny side of cricket.

Friday, October 12, 2007 10:02:17 AM

Sydney big hit with tourists
Sydney, Oct 11 (IANS): Sydney may sometimes be harshly judged as a materialistic, selfish and brash city, but conceited it should be. As, yet again, the city of blue skies and golden beaches was ranked the world's top city in an international tourist poll conducted by US travel magazine Conde Nast Traveller.

Thursday, October 11, 2007 3:58:00 PM

Penguins have pals too, researcher says
Sydney, Oct 11 (DPA) Penguins pick their best friends for fishing trips rather than teaming up randomly once they get going and are in the ocean, an Australian researcher said Thursday.

Thursday, October 11, 2007 10:15:52 AM

Brett Lee unhappy with new ball change rule
Sydney, Oct 10 (IANS) Australian paceman Brett Lee is unhappy with the new rule which makes it mandatory for the ball to be replaced after 35 overs in one-day internationals.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 3:16:48 PM

Fiji goalkeeper denied New Zealand visa due to military link
Wellington, Oct 10 (DPA) New Zealand will not let Fiji's goalkeeper into the country for a World Cup qualifying match this weekend because of his links to the country's military rulers, who ousted the elected government in a December coup, it was reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 2:33:27 PM

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

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