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Sydney film festival kicks-off with `Gandhi, My Father'
Sydney, Oct 17 (IANS) Critically acclaimed Feroze Abbas Khan's 'Gandhi, My Father' kicked off the 5th Australian Indian Film Festival Wednesday at Cinema Paris in the ritzy Entertainment Quarter that houses the Fox Studios.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 4:21:46 PM

Fiji military promises elections in 2009
Wellington, Oct 17 (DPA) Fiji military strongman Voreqe (Frank) Bainimarama, who seized power in a bloodless coup last December, promised leaders of his Pacific island neighbours Wednesday that he would hold free and open elections in early 2009.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 1:09:25 PM

No information about undeclared nuclear facility in Syria: IAEA
Vienna, Oct 16 (Xinhua) The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has said it did not know about any undeclared nuclear facility in Syria, an indirect rebuke to a recent US news report.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007 10:15:57 AM

Nine quakes rattle New Zealand
Wellington, Oct 16 (DPA) A series of nine earthquakes, two of them measuring over 6 on the Richter scale, rattled residents in the lower part of New Zealand's South Island over a period of 12 hours Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007 9:10:26 AM

Australians tempted to swap Howard for newer model
Sydney, Oct 15 (DPA) John Howard has such a hold over Australians that opposition Labor Party leader Kevin Rudd's election pitch is that he's hardly any different from the prime minister and can be trusted to continue almost all the policies the conservatives have put in place over last 11 years.

Monday, October 15, 2007 1:06:23 PM

Cancer experts play chemo by colours
Sydney, Oct 15 (DPA) A dye that gives doctors a diagnostic tool by latching onto cancer cells that are responding to chemotherapy treatment could dramatically reduce hospital stays, Australian researchers said.

Monday, October 15, 2007 12:46:38 PM

India-Australia collaboration to improve wheat varieties
Sydney, Oct 15 (IANS) Indian and Australian wheat collaborators are using their skills and experiences to focus on the implementation of molecular technologies to develop improved wheat varieties for both countries.

Monday, October 15, 2007 11:03:41 AM

New Zealand police launch anti-terrorist raids
Wellington, Oct 15 (DPA) A New Zealand police anti-terrorist squad launched a series of raids Monday throughout the country on members of an armed paramilitary group, making several arrests including a militant Maori activist.

Monday, October 15, 2007 9:42:16 AM

Australian election on Nov 24
Sydney, Oct 14 (DPA) Prime Minister John Howard told Australians Sunday that he would seek a fifth term for his 11-year-old conservative government at a Nov 24 general election that opinion polls show Kevin Rudd's opposition Labor Party likely to win.

Sunday, October 14, 2007 9:58:44 AM

Public prosecution review finds flaws in Haneef's probe
Sydney, Oct 12 (IANS) Marred by embarrassing faux pas, Indian doctor Muhammad Haneef's case made international headlines in July. Today, a review into the role of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in the arrest of Haneef found that mistakes were made during the investigation.

Friday, October 12, 2007 5:02:01 PM

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