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Last updated: Thursday, October 20, 2016 1:22:06 PM

Australia's iconic gum trees could be used to create jet fuel
Canberra, Sep 19 (IANS) Australian scientists believe they may soon be able to use the country's iconic gum trees to develop enough renewable jet fuel for up to 5 per cent of the world' s aviation industry.

Monday, September 19, 2016 8:58:04 AM

Controversial Australian senator hires ex-Trump advisor
Canberra, Sep 17 (IANS) A controversial Australian senator has hired a former advisor to US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Saturday, September 17, 2016 8:14:03 AM

Pacer Thakur's efforts go in vain as Aussies wrest advantage
Brisbane, Sep 16 (IANS) Shardul Thakur sent the selectors who dropped him from the Test squad against New Zealand a message by picking up three wickets for 71 runs though his effort went up in smoke as Australia A took a handsome 150-run lead against India A in Brisbane on Friday.

Friday, September 16, 2016 3:12:04 PM

African faces deportation for infecting Australian women with HIV
Sydney, Sep 16 (IANS) An African acrobat accused of having unprotected sex with several women while being infected with HIV-Aids had his Australian permanent residency cancelled and faces deportation, a media report said on Friday.

Friday, September 16, 2016 1:36:05 PM

Englishman Graeme Hick named Australia's batting coach
Sydney, Sep 15 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) on Thursday appointed former English batsman Graeme Hick as the national side's specialist batting coach till 2020.

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:52:04 PM

Australia to charge children under new anti-terror laws
Canberra, Sep 15 (IANS) Children as young as 14 years of age will be charged as adults under new counter-terror laws introduced in Australia's parliament on Thursday.

Thursday, September 15, 2016 8:48:03 AM

Australian government must prepare for return of Aussie IS jihadists: terror experts
Canberra, Sep 14 (IANS) Australian security experts fear the inevitable fall of Islamic State (IS) could result in the attempted return of up to 100 Australian jihadists fighting in Iraq and Syria.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 7:38:04 AM

Women prefer men with beards for long-term relationships
Sydney, Sep 13 (IANS) Women find men who wear full beards more suitable for long-term relationships, suggests new research.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 2:32:05 PM

Australia plans referendum on same sex marriage
Canberra, Sep 13 (IANS) To approve the legalisation of same sex marriage the cabinet of Austarlian government agreed to call for a referendum on February 11, even without the support of the Labor party opposition.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 10:54:04 AM

Iconic Coca-Cola sign in Australia sells for $75,000
Sydney, Sep 13 (IANS) An Australian auction to sell off a massive iconic Coca-Cola signage in Sydney has come to an end with over $75,000 received from local and overseas bidders, authorities said on Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 8:44:05 AM

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