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Last updated: Monday, March 18, 2019 5:06:07 PM

Chris Hemsworth shares selfie with quokka
Canberra, March 18 (IANS) Actor Chris Hemsworth took to Instagram, sharing a photograph of himself and an "epic" animal he said he'd encountered in Australia.

Monday, March 18, 2019 5:06:07 PM

World's oldest semen still viable, say researchers
Sydney, March 17 (IANS) A 50-year-old frozen semen from a ram, believed to be the oldest in the world, is still achieving high fertility rates with the successful impregnation of 34 living sheeps, according to researchers from the University of Sydney.

Sunday, March 17, 2019 5:24:03 PM

Youth rams Australian mosque gates, shouts abuses
Sydney, March 17 (IANS) A youth rammed his car into the gates of a mosque in Australia's Queensland and shouted offensive remarks at the worshipers inside, police has said.

Sunday, March 17, 2019 12:18:05 PM

Aussie senator egged over anti-immigration stance
Canberra, March 16 (IANS) Far-right Australian Senator Fraser Anning who blamed the New Zealand terror attack on Muslim immigration was egged at an event in Melbourne city on Saturday and slammed by the country's politicians for his comments.

Saturday, March 16, 2019 6:46:04 PM

New Zealand set to ban semi-automatic weapons
Auckland, March 16 (IANS) New Zealand will ban semi-automatic rifles, Attorney-General David Parker said on Saturday and was greeted loudly by a crowd here on vigil after the horrific killing of 49 people in Christchurch shootings

Saturday, March 16, 2019 9:38:04 AM

Australian senator flayed over views on NZ shooting
Queensland (Australia), March 15 (IANS) An Australian Senator has drawn flak for blaming "Muslim migration" for the New Zealand mosque massacres that left at least 49 people dead.

Friday, March 15, 2019 10:14:03 PM

Students protest against climate change across globe
Canberra, March 15 (IANS) Thousands of schoolchildren across the world, inspired by 16-year-old Swedish environment activist Greta Thunberg who has been nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, abandoned their classrooms on Friday to demand action on climate change as part of a global youth campaign.

Friday, March 15, 2019 6:40:06 PM

How to boost businesses in times of evolving tech
Sydney, March 15 (IANS) Focussing on the science behind what makes some start-ups thrive and others fail, Australian researchers have unveiled a new lab that will use cutting edge neuroscience to advise how businesses can thrive in a world of constant technological change.

Friday, March 15, 2019 3:54:05 PM

Australian IS bride's request to return rejected
Canberra, March 14 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday rejected an Islamic State (IS) bride's request to return home, saying she had to face the consequences for her actions.

Thursday, March 14, 2019 12:54:05 PM

'Gender disparity in education, healthcare in India'
Sydney, March 13 (IANS) Nearly 54 per cent young women in India are not in education, employment or any kind of training, which is 15 times higher compared to young women and men worldwide, suggesting fewer opportunities for the fairer sex to enter the workforce, finds a Lancet study.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 9:40:06 PM

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