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Last updated: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 12:18:04 PM

Joe Jonas asks for 12 puppies on tour rider
Sydney, Aug 11 (IANS) Singer-actor Joe Jonas likes to have a canine cuddle before his performances.

Thursday, August 11, 2016 8:00:04 AM

Want a better memory? Eat Mediterranean diet
Sydney, Aug 10 (IANS) A Mediterranean diet can improve your cognitive function, reduce chances of Alzheimer and improve heart conditions, shows a new study.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 4:16:05 PM

Aussie reseacher's study may lead to new cancer drugs
Sydney, Aug 10 (IANS) The inner workings of a group of proteins that help to switch critical genes on and off during blood-cell production may lead to the development of new and improved cancer drugs, new research at an Australian university has revealed.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 2:26:04 PM

Online video games may boost teenagers' intelligence
Sydney, Aug 10 (IANS) While spending hours on Facebook or other social media sites can lead to bad results in school, playing video games may not have such adverse effects. A new study has found that online video games can even sharpen math, science and reading skills in teenagers.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 10:54:03 AM

Papers reveal abuse at Australia's offshore detention centre
Canberra, Aug 10 (IANS) More than 2,000 leaked reports detail widespread abuse and trauma among children and women at Australia's offshore detention centre for asylum seekers on the Pacific island of Nauru.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 9:52:03 AM

Make Eggs & Bacon Bay into vegan Apple 'n' Cherry, says Fryer
Sydney, Aug 9 (IANS) Animal rights organisation PETA has asked authorities to change the name of Eggs and Bacon Bay, in the island of Tasmania, to a vegan alternative, reports said on Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016 3:56:04 PM

Australian woman faces trial for raping nine-year-old boy
Sydney, Aug 9 (IANS) A West Australian woman has been charged with raping a nine-year-old boy between October and November last year, the media reported on Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016 1:08:05 PM

Foreign doctors to be denied Australian work visas
Canberra, Aug 9 (IANS) A radical proposal submitted on Tuesday by Australia's Department of Health would ban overseas-trained medical practitioners from applying for visas to work in the country.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016 1:06:04 PM

'MH370 fell out of sky after engine failure'
Canberra, Aug 9 (IANS) Australian defence scientists who analysed signals from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have revealed the Boeing 777 fell very fast before crashing into the Indian Ocean off the coast of Western Australia.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016 9:34:05 AM

Man ordered to pay $150,000 for defamatory Facebook post
Sydney, Aug 8 (IANS) A district court judge in Australia's New South Wales state has ordered a man to pay $150,000 in damages for writing a defamatory Facebook post that ruined a motel owner's life.

Monday, August 08, 2016 10:08:04 AM

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