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Australia wonders how to cope with future bushfires
Sydney, Feb 17 (IANS) While Australia is desperately seeking reasons for the demonic bushfires which singed Victoria on Black Saturday, some ominous signs have emerged.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 12:43:11 PM

People with chronic diseases more disinclined to work
Sydney, Feb 17 (IANS) Chronic diseases like depression, arthritis and asthma are likely to keep more people from work or out of the workforce, according to a report.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 12:09:00 PM

Where has the wonder economy gone, Australians ask
Sydney, Feb 17 (DPA) Lots of Australians are disobeying Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and keeping rather than spending the money he gives them to boost demand in the economy.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 8:10:48 AM

53-day fast wins Iranian asylum in New Zealand
Wellington, Feb 16 (DPA) An Iranian man who went on a hunger strike for 53 days in a New Zealand prison to highlight his request for asylum was given permission Monday to stay in the country after his third appeal, news reports said.

Monday, February 16, 2009 6:04:55 PM

Dime of prevention can save millions worth of injuries at home
Sydney, Feb 16 (IANS) Many houses are exposed to hazards that end in claims running into millions of dollars every year as well as resulting in pain and suffering to individuals and their families.

Monday, February 16, 2009 2:16:41 PM

Senior players have to stand up in South Africa, says Ponting
Sydney, Feb 16 (IANS) Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting feels that senior players in the team should stand up and lead the youngsters in the important tour of South Africa starting Feb 26 with the first Test in Johannesburg.

Monday, February 16, 2009 2:16:06 PM

Injuries a factor for Australia's bad run: Ponting
Sydney, Feb 16 (IANS) Australian Skipper Ricky Ponting believes the cluttered international scheduling is a contributing factor to the debilitating run of the World Champions.

Monday, February 16, 2009 2:12:56 PM

New Zealand teen criminals to be sent to army-style boot camps
Wellington, Feb 16 (DPA) Hardcore teenage criminals in New Zealand will be sent to military-style boot camps under a new law announced by the centre-right government Monday.

Monday, February 16, 2009 11:43:41 AM

Australia's most wanted arson suspect was volunteer firefighter
Sydney, Feb 16 (DPA) A court Monday identified Brendan Sokaluk as the 39-year-old man facing arson charges over a forest fire in his hometown of Churchill north of Melbourne that killed 21 people and burned out 36,000 hectares.

Monday, February 16, 2009 11:22:04 AM

Australia may face more fire risk next summer: Scientist
Canberra, Feb 16 (Xinhua) Australia may face even higher risk of fire next summer due to extreme temperatures, a professor told ABC Radio's A.M. programme Monday.

Monday, February 16, 2009 11:05:14 AM

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