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I love Australia, can’t wait to come back: Oprah Winfrey


April 1st, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 01 (ANI): Oprah Winfrey, who said she felt "empty" after her visit to Melbourne, has now retracted from her statement saying she 'loves Australia' and 'can't wait to come ... Read more...

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Qantas planning ‘green’ planes that will fly using ‘rubbish’ as fuel


January 4th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 4 (ANI): Qantas is planning to use rubbish in an effort to power the airline's fleet with greener fuel, for which it will build a biofuel plant in Sydney.The airline ... Read more...

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Strauss vows to ‘grind Australia down’ to retain Ashes


October 31st, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Perth, Oct 31(ANI): England captain Andrew Strauss has vowed that his side would grind the Ricky Ponting-lead Australia team down during the upcoming Ashes series.The England team arrived in Australia on Saturday ... Read more...

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Jail inmates Down Under prone to drug, alcohol addiction


June 3rd, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 03 (ANI): Drug and alcohol addiction is common among prisoners in jails, a new study has found.Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report claims prisoners in the country have poorer ... Read more...

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Racist attacks see Indian enrolments in Australian universities fall by 40 percent


April 2nd, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr. 2 (ANI): The total number of Indian students enrolling in Australian universities has witnessed a drop of 40 percent, according to figures released by the Australian Government.The sharp fall in ... Read more...

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Iceberg, 19 km by 8 km, drifting towards Australia


December 9th, 2009 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 9 (DPA) An iceberg twice the size of Sydney Harbour is heading towards Western Australia, news reports said Wednesday. The iceberg, known as B17B and measuring 19 km by 8 km, ... Read more...

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Australian prime minister to visit India this week


November 9th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Nov 9 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd will visit India this week in a bid to forge stronger relations between the two countries, media reports said Monday. The prime minister's ... Read more...

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Australian Deputy PM’s broad Aussie accent baffles US kids!


October 9th, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, October 09 (ANI): US school children found it difficult to understand Australian Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard's accent, who is on a visit to the country to discuss green jobs and ... Read more...

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Malaysia detains 116 Indians, Sri Lankans for human trafficking


September 9th, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 9 (DPA) Malaysian immigration officials Tuesday discovered a major human trafficking syndicate when authorities detained 116 Indian and Sri Lankan citizens believed to be headed for Indonesia en route ... Read more...

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Oz `Fanatics’ claim responsibility for fire prank on English team


August 9th, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Leeds (UK), Aug.9 (ANI): Australian cricket fans have claimed responsibility for a hotel fire alarm that roused the England team from their beds the morning of their batting collapse on the first ... Read more...

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Oz trade unions want Rudd Govt. to stop banking jobs going to India


March 14th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 14 (ANI): Australian trade unions want Prime Minster Kevin Rudd to stop banking jobs going offshore, after his government rejected calls to have the deposit guarantee withdrawn from banks ... Read more...

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Michelle Williams will take care of Heaths Oscar until Matilda turns 18


March 6th, 2009 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 06 (ANI): Hollywood actress and late Heath Ledgers former lover Michelle Williams will take of his Oscar award, which will go to his daughter Matilda, until the girl turns ... Read more...

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Oz opposition leader rejects intake of Guantanamo Bay inmates


January 2nd, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Jan.2 (ANI): Australias Leader of Opposition, Malcolm Turnbull, has called on Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to immediately reverse a decision to allow former Guantanamo Bay inmates to resettle in Australia. ... Read more...

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Paris Hilton paid $600,000 for making Sydney’’s New Year Eve appearance


December 22nd, 2008 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 22 (ANI): Hollywood actress Paris Hilton has been paid a whopping 600,000 dollars for a New Year gig in Sydney.Hilton will be making an appearance at the New Year ... Read more...

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Star Wars TV series to be shot in Australia


August 4th, 2008 - 7:27 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 4 (ANI): After making the superhit Star Wars episode II Attack of the Clones and episode III Revenge of the Sith in Sydneys Fox studio, George Lucas has again ... Read more...

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1.5mln Firefox users attempt world download record


June 18th, 2008 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 18 (ANI): More than 1.5 million users of the Mozilla Firefox web browser have joined hands to attempt setting a world record for the most downloads of a software ... Read more...

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