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India born doctor asked to return to face justice
Sydney, June 15 (IANS) Queensland Prime Minister Peter Beattie has asked disgraced India-born surgeon Jayant Patel, who has been accused of gross medical incompetence in Australia, to return voluntarily from the US to face justice.

Friday, June 15, 2007 12:57:54 PM

Documentary on lesbian relationship premieres June 24
Sydney, June 15 (IANS) The world premiere of a documentary exploring the lesbian relationship between a British Indian Sikh and an Australian will be held at the Sydney Film Festival 2007's concluding day June 24.

Friday, June 15, 2007 8:30:24 AM

Blind sailors girdling the earth
Sydney, June 15 (DPA) With two years gone already, they are way off the pace of most other round-the-world sailors. But American couple Scott Duncan and Pamela Habek still have a chance of getting their names in the record books.

Friday, June 15, 2007 7:59:46 AM

New Zealand high commissioner expelled from Fiji
Wellington, June 14 (DPA) Fiji's military government has expelled New Zealand's high commissioner for 'interfering' in Fiji's affairs but said other diplomats would remain safe, according to government statements Thursday.

Thursday, June 14, 2007 1:31:10 PM

Model's mystery death captivates Australians
Sydney, June 14 (DPA) Gordon Wood and Caroline Byrne were Sydney's new-money golden couple when death intervened 12 years ago.

Thursday, June 14, 2007 7:51:44 AM

Australia and China spar over the Dalai Lama
Sydney, June 13 (DPA) China must respect Australia's democratic system and accept that exiled Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama can visit whenever he wants, Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007 1:37:01 PM

Lung damage continues even after smokers quit
Wellington, June 13 (Xinhua) Lung damage in smokers continues even after they stop smoking, says a new study, contradicting the common belief that bronchial disease ceases when smoking ceases.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007 8:08:46 AM

Australian panel's nod to kirpans in school sparks debate
Sydney, June 11 (IANS) A multicultural commission's view that Sikh schoolchildren have the right to carry the kirpan - the dagger that is among the five items of faith that Sikhs are supposed to wear - has sparked off an intense debate in the Australian state of Victoria.

Monday, June 11, 2007 12:13:20 PM

Fiji's ousted PM allowed to capital Suva
Wellington, June 11 (Xinhua) Deposed Fiji prime minister Laisenia Qarase has been allowed to travel to capital Suva after the country's highest court Monday said it was his individual right that cannot be curbed.

Monday, June 11, 2007 11:12:52 AM

Love potion for the unhappily married
Sydney, June 8 (DPA) Marriage guidance counselling sessions are sometimes fraught affairs with estranged partners quick to blame and slow to accept responsibility for a relationship that has soured.

Friday, June 08, 2007 8:27:57 AM

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