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Australia set for turbulent times after tied vote

Sydney, Aug 24 (DPA) Chances of a fresh parliamentary election being needed to break the political paralysis in Australia rose Tuesday after vote counting showed a tie and independents likely to hold the balance of power dithered over their pick. ...
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Remains of 2,000 year-old monster rodent found

Sydney, July 25 (IANS) The remains of a giant rodent, believed to be the biggest among the species ever to have scurried on the earth nearly 2,000 years ago, have been found in East Timor. ...
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Crocodile predicts Spain to win World Cup

Sydney, July 10 (DPA) Harry, a 700-kg crocodile living in a Darwin crocodile park Saturday backed Paul the octopus in picking Spain to win the World Cup....
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Murali doesn't deserve the record: Emerson

Sydney, July 8 (IANS) Ross Emerson, the Australian umpire who in 1999 called Muttiah Murlitharan for chucking, feels the Sri Lankan spin wizard doesn't deserve to hold the record of highest wicket-taker in Tests....
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Karan Johar's film to create 200 jobs in Sydney

Sydney, Oct 28 (IANS) Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar's Hindi remake of "Stepmom" will be shot in Sydney and will create 200 jobs for people in the Australian city, said Virginia Judge, minister assisting the Premier on the Arts. ...
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Brigitte von Bulow remembers festival of lights

By Brigitte von Bulow--- Sydney (Australia), Oct. 19: India celebrated this weekend Diwali, Festival of Lights, with great enthusiasm and everywhere in the world Indians, no matter in which country now living, joined the festivities. A new Hindu year and the end of harvesting, a weekend of being together, spreading goodwill, giving each other gifts and lighting millions of oil lamps and candles....
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Turn waste into assets, says study

Sydney, Oct 5 (IANS) Millions of tonnes of waste generated by power stations, mineral processing plants and municipalities can be re-used to create fertility, health, wealth and beauty, a new study says....
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Australian swimwear designer defends her `burqini'

Sydney, Aug 13 (DPA) Australian swimwear designer Aheda Zanetti Thursday defended the full-length swimming costume she launched as the "burqini" five years ago....
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Girl saw Indian mom strangled by Australian stepdad

Sydney, Aug 5 (IANS) A nine-year-old girl walked in on her stepfather while he was strangling her mother who hailed from India, a court was told here. The man, who had met his wife in an Internet chat room and didn't want her to travel to India to donate a kidney for her sick mother, then killed his step-daughter in June last year. ...
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Australia to back foreign students if college shuts

Sydney, July 31 (IANS) Following the closure of a Sydney college where many Indians were studying, the Australian government has assured foreign students that they will be granted "a comparable place to complete their course" or a refund in fees. ...
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