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Last updated: Sunday, September 23, 2018 4:46:08 PM

Shilpa Shetty faces racism at Sydney airport
Sydney, Sep 23 (IANS) Actress-entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty Kundra on Sunday alleged that she faced an unpleasant experience for being "brown" at the Sydney airport over her cabin luggage. Upset by an official who was curt, she says people's tone must not change with preference to colour.

Sunday, September 23, 2018 4:46:08 PM

Tiger sharks killed following attacks in Australia
Canberra, Sep 22 (IANS) Australian authorities on Saturday caught and killed two tiger sharks, just days after a 46-year-old woman and a 12-year-old girl were attacked by sharks within 24 hours.

Saturday, September 22, 2018 2:28:03 PM

Scientists identify earliest known animal 558 mn years ago
Canberra, Sep 21 (IANS) A new study has revealed that the earliest confirmed animal in the geological record lived 558 million years ago.

Friday, September 21, 2018 9:00:04 AM

Australian outlet fined for underpaying non-English-speaking staff
Canberra, Sep 21 (IANS) An Australian fast-food outlet was fined A$72,000 ($52,500) for underpaying their non-English-speaking staff, authorities said on Friday.

Friday, September 21, 2018 8:54:04 AM

New nano-filter cleans water 100 times faster: Scientists
Canberra, Sep 21 (IANS) Australian scientists said on Friday that they have developed a nano-filter that can clean contaminated water 100 times faster than the current technology, pointing to better access to the crucial resource worldwide.

Friday, September 21, 2018 8:42:05 AM

Australian government's Barrier Reef funding higher than requested
Canberra, Sep 21 (IANS) The Australian government has awarded the Great Barrier Reef Foundation (GBRF) funding worth 90 times more than what was requested, it was revealed on Friday.

Friday, September 21, 2018 8:42:04 AM

World's first 2Gbps capable data call achieved
Sydney, Sep 20 (IANS) In a significant development, Ericsson, Telstra and Qualcomm have successfully completed the worlds first 2Gbps capable 4G data call using the live commercial network in Queensland, Australia.

Thursday, September 20, 2018 4:40:04 PM

Australian woman critical after shark attack
Canberra, Sep 20 (IANS) An Australian woman was in a critical condition on Thursday after being attacked by a shark.

Thursday, September 20, 2018 8:22:04 AM

Australian students use robotics to design room that changes shape
Sydney, Sep 19 (IANS) Combining machine learning and kinetic architecture, a team of computational design students in Australia have developed a unique origami-style meeting room that can learn human behaviour and change shape in response to the behaviour of people.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 4:34:04 PM

Strawberry saboteurs may face 10-15 years in jail: Australian PM
Canberra, Sep 19 (IANS) People responsible for putting needles into strawberries or posting online fake images of sabotaged fruits may face 10-15 years in jail, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday following a fruit contamination scare that has alarmed the country.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 3:22:21 PM

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