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Last updated: Friday, October 09, 2015 4:26:07 PM

Australian policeman guilty of driving drunk & without licence
Sydney, Sep 17 (IANS) An Australian police officer who has never held a driver's licence pleaded guilty on Thursday to high-range drunk driving after being caught by highway patrol officers in New South Wales (NSW).

Thursday, September 17, 2015 1:40:03 PM

Fiji issues tsunami advisory after Chile quake
Suva, Sep 17 (IANS) Fiji on Thursday issued a tsunami advisory after a powerful 8.3-magnitude quake struck off the coast of Chile, killing five people and prompting millions to evacuate.

Thursday, September 17, 2015 12:38:03 PM

Australian dollar hits three-week high
Canberra, Sep 17 (IANS) The Australian dollar hit a three-week high on Thursday.

Thursday, September 17, 2015 12:26:09 PM

Smith will succeed as captain: Clarke
Sydney, Sep 17 (IANS) Former Australia captain Michael Clarke believes that incumbent Steve Smith's batting won't be affected by his elevation to the top job, and insisted that the newly appointed Test skipper has been handed the reins at the best possible time.

Thursday, September 17, 2015 12:00:03 PM

Four new bee species found in Australia
Sydney, Sep 17 (IANS) Researchers have discovered four new bee species in the genus Euhesma in Australia.

Thursday, September 17, 2015 11:04:04 AM

Australian economy expected to slow: report
Sydney, Sep 16 (IANS) Australia is facing a period of slow economic growth likely to stretch into next year, according to a report released on Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 12:32:06 PM

Rare red dwarf stars to reveal how Earth was formed
Sydney, Sep 16 (IANS) Astronomers have discovered a rare collection of young red dwarf stars close to our solar system that could give us a glimpse of slow-motion planet formation.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 12:30:03 PM

Abbott allies to be sidelined in Oz cabinet reshuffle
Canberra, Sep 16 (IANS) Supporters of ousted Australian prime minister Tony Abbott were likely to lose their ministerial portfolios or have them downgraded in a cabinet reshuffle announced by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 11:06:17 AM

Australia: Snakes search for water in toilets
Sydney, Sep 16 (IANS) Snakes in Australia are hiding in toilets as a lack of rainfall in northern Queensland has them searching for water.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 7:42:18 AM

Indian-origin fraudster jailed for six years
Sydney, Sep 15 (IANS) A New Zealand court on Tuesday sentenced an Indian-origin serial fraudster to six years in jail for duping over 20 people, including his own mother, of more than $2 million, media reported.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 2:10:05 PM

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