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A Pakistani leg-spinner to play for Proteas
Sydney, Feb 19 (IANS) South Africa will soon have a Pakistani leg spinner in their side to strengthen their spin department.

Thursday, February 19, 2009 8:09:20 PM

'Benaud has tremendous influence on people'
Sydney, Feb 19 (IANS) Former Australian captain and commentator Richie Benaud who announced next summer as his last behind the microphone, has been hailed as a legend by his colleagues and one who holds a strong influence on people.

Thursday, February 19, 2009 8:08:29 PM

Australian police to combat 'curry bashing'
Melbourne, Feb 19 (IANS) In an effort to counter attacks on international students, mostly of Indian origin, police in this Australian city are asking the young expatriates to moderate their social behaviour and not to speak loudly in their native language.

Thursday, February 19, 2009 5:21:39 PM

Clarke doubtful for practice match in South Africa
Sydney, Feb 19 (IANS) Persistent back injury has put Australian vice-captain Michael Clarke in doubt for Friday's tour match against South Africa President's XI.

Thursday, February 19, 2009 2:59:19 PM

Heavy cricket schedule may delay Clarke's wedding
Sydney, Feb 19 (IANS) Australian vice-captain Michael Clarke's wedding with his model girlfriend Lara Bingle might be delayed because of heavy cricket schedule this year.

Thursday, February 19, 2009 2:47:44 PM

McGain escapes punishment for missing team flight
Sydney, Feb 19 (IANS) Australian spinner Bryce McGain was spared the rod despite missing the team flight to South Africa Monday.

Thursday, February 19, 2009 1:11:35 PM

What purpose does 98 percent of our DNA actually serve?
Sydney, Feb 19 (IANS) New research addresses a mystery that has shrouded the sequencing of the human genome - what is the purpose of 98 percent of our DNA?

Thursday, February 19, 2009 12:59:06 PM

Buy America campaign won't affect Australia: Minister
Canberra, Feb 19 (Xinhua) Australia's Trade Minister Simon Crean said Thursday that the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the US would protect the country's steel exports to the US.

Thursday, February 19, 2009 11:34:55 AM

No compensation for man cleared of murder
Wellington, Feb 19 (DPA) A New Zealand man, who spent 10 years in prison for a murder the Court of Appeal found he did not commit, was denied compensation Thursday after a lawyer's report that he probably had carried out the crime.

Thursday, February 19, 2009 11:09:00 AM

Applicants galore for Australia's dream job
Sydney, Feb 19 (DPA) An Osama bin Laden impostor and someone claiming to work for the Pope are among the 20,000 vying for the highly paid job of looking after a tropical island on the Great Barrier Reef, Australian tourism officials said Thursday.

Thursday, February 19, 2009 11:08:13 AM

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