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Last updated: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 2:04:04 PM

Public vote on same-sex marriage in Australia sets "dangerous" precedent
Canberra, Aug 22 (IANS) A former Australian High Court justice on Monday warned against setting a "dangerous" precedent by having a citizen-decided plebiscite on the future of same-sex marriage in the country.

Monday, August 22, 2016 9:16:03 AM

Posting fake on Facebook can make you stressed, depressed
Sydney, Aug 21 (IANS) If you do not portray your true self on Facebook, be warned as you may experience social alienation and fall prey to high stress, anxiety and depression soon.

Sunday, August 21, 2016 4:22:04 PM

Australians to vote on same-sex marriage in February 2017
Canberra, Aug 21 (IANS) Australians will head to the polls in February 2017 to vote on legalising same-sex marriage.

Sunday, August 21, 2016 10:16:05 AM

Music-loving ape releases debut single for World Orangutan Day
Canberra, Aug 19 (IANS) An orangutan at an Australian zoo has released its debut single by interacting with a music-making application aimed at raising awareness for World Orangutan Day.

Friday, August 19, 2016 8:38:04 AM

Australian hockey legend Dwyer bids adieu
Brisbane, Aug 18 (IANS) Australian hockey icon Jamie Dwyer on Thursday penned an emotional message after his 16-year- long trophy-laden illustrious career ended with the loss against the Netherlands in the Rio Olympic Games.

Thursday, August 18, 2016 6:50:05 PM

How Sun, Moon helped construct historic British standing stones
Sydney, Aug 18 (IANS) The earliest standing stone monuments of Britain were constructed specifically in line with the movements of the Sun and Moon, 5,000 years ago, a new research has suggested.

Thursday, August 18, 2016 4:20:05 PM

New images show abuse in Australian youth detention centres
Sydney, Aug 18 (IANS) A month after reports of abuse of minors in youth detention centres in the Northern Territory of Australia, new images taken by security cameras of a youth detention centre in Queensland state showed abuses against juvenile detainees.

Thursday, August 18, 2016 3:14:04 PM

5.8-magnitude quake rocks Australia
Canberra, Aug 18 (IANS) A 5.8 magnitude earthquake rattled Australia's central and north Queensland on Thursday, officials said.

Thursday, August 18, 2016 3:02:11 PM

Australia's elderly population increases by 20%
Canberra, Aug 18 (IANS) Australia's elderly population has increased by almost 20 per cent over the last five years, officials revealed on Thursday.

Thursday, August 18, 2016 12:56:03 PM

Australian newspaper readership sinks to all-time low
Canberra, Aug 18 (IANS) Newspaper readership in Australia has sunk to an all-time low, according to a new study released on Thursday.

Thursday, August 18, 2016 11:40:06 AM

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