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Bangalore to host ATP tournament
Sydney, May 20 (DPA) Bangalore will host a men's hard court tennis tournament September 29-October 5, replacing another Indian city, Mumbai, the governing body ATP said here Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 5:49:43 PM

New Zealand minister denies bid to topple prime minister
Wellington, May 20 (DPA) New Zealand's Trade and Defence Minister Phil Goff denied Tuesday that he would make a bid to oust the prime minister as their Labour Party faces defeat at the election due later this year.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 4:58:59 PM

Johnnie Walker golf returns to Perth
Perth, May 20 (IANS) The Johnnie Walker Classic golf championship returns to Perth, western Australia, in 2009 for the fourth time and it will be played from February 19 to 22 at the Vines Resort & Country Club.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 4:57:28 PM

Parents prefer realistic sex education: study
Sydney, May 20 (IANS) Unlike in India, most parents in Australia support comprehensive sex education programmes right from primary school.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 12:54:05 PM

First time in 30 years, no tri-series in Australia
Melbourne, May 20 (IANS) For the first time since Kerry Packer revolutionised one-day cricket in 1977-78, the Australian season will not have a triangular series. Instead, the two visiting teams New Zealand and South Africa will play head-to-head series of five matches each against the hosts.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 12:40:36 PM

Australia fails to do research on West Indian cricketers
Melbourne, May 20 (IANS) Australia admits that its normally scrupulous research on opponents has hit a snag going into this week's first Test against the West Indies.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 12:39:55 PM

Gene from extinct Tasmanian tiger works in a mouse
Sydney, May 20 (IANS) A gene extracted from the extinct Tasmanian tiger and inserted into a mouse - two widely disparate species - has, for the first time, been observed to be functional.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 12:36:23 PM

Australia, India move towards free trade deal
Melbourne, May 20 (IANS) The Australia-India Free Trade Agreement (FTA) may come through as early as next year with Australian Trade Minister Simon Crean and India's Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath Tuesday agreeing that the FTA feasibility study report would be presented to the government by the year-end.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 12:35:51 PM

Ponting rules out Warne's comeback in the Ashes
Melbourne, May 20 (IANS) Australian captain Ricky Ponting feels that spin-wizard Shane Warne is bowling as well as ever but doesn't believe the leg spin king is plotting a Test comeback for next year's Ashes.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 11:34:55 AM

Call for greater trade, investment between India, Australia
Sydney, May 19 (IANS) Commerce is increasingly becoming the byword in the Australia-India bilateral relationship as India's Minister for Commerce and Industry Kamal Nath Monday called for greater trade and investment flows between the two countries.

Monday, May 19, 2008 4:05:10 PM

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