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Cyber crime targets 5.4 mn Australians


September 6th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Sep 6 (IANS) About 5.4 million Australians were targeted by cyber crimes, which cost the country 1.65 billion Australian dollars ($1.68 billion) in the past 12 months, according ... Read more...

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Australian Squash Open concluded


August 19th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Aug 19 (IANS) After seven days of intense competition, the 2012 HI-TEC Australian Squash Open concluded at the Canberra Royal Theatre Sunday.In the women's final, defending champion Nicol David ... Read more...

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Dipika loses in semis of Australian Open squash


August 18th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Aug 18 (IANS) After becoming the first Indian to reach the semi-final of a Gold Series event, Dipika Pallikal lost out to England's World No.4 Laura Massaro in five ... Read more...

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Dipika reaches Gold Series semis, creates history


August 17th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Aug 17 (IANS) India's Dipika Pallikal recorded a straight sets win over American Amanda Sobhy at the Australian Squash Open to become the first Indian to enter the semifinals ... Read more...

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Squash: Dipika shocks Serme to enter last 8


August 16th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Aug 16 (IANS) Dipika Pallikal, the 20-year-old from Chennai, entered the quarterfinals of the Australian Open squash tournament by defeating sixth seed Camille Serme 3-11, 11-9, 11-9, 11-6, here ... Read more...

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Windies, Australia to renew ODI rivalry


July 22nd, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, July 22 (IANS/CMC) The West Indies will renew their rivalry with Australia when they head Down Under for a five-match One-Day International series next February 2013.The tour will be ... Read more...

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Australia keen on close ties with UP government


June 23rd, 2012 - 1:52 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The Australian government Friday expressed its willingness to strengthen bilateral ties with Uttar Pradesh and to transfer technology in areas like agriculture and agricultural research, ... Read more...

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Australian capital to host maiden ODI


June 8th, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Canberra, June 8 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) government announced Friday that the men's cricket team will play its first ever one-day international match here ... Read more...

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Australian woman pacer asked to chose between cricket or football


May 29th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, May 29 (IANS) Australian top woman fast bowler Ellyse Perry, who is also an international footballer, has been asked by her football club, Canberra United, to choose between cricket ... Read more...

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Australia announce diving team for Olympics


May 29th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, May 29 (IANS) Olympic champion Matthew Mitcham will be spearheading Australia's diving challenge at the London Olympic Games.Mitcham, who won the men's 10m platform four years ago in Beijing, ... Read more...

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Pakistan not to get Australian uranium: Envoy


May 18th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 18 (IANS) Pakistan is not eligible to buy uranium from Australia, outgoing High Commissioner Tim George has said."India has an exemption from the Nuclear Suppliers Group, which does ... Read more...

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Low vitamin D worsens lupus: Study


May 8th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 8 (IANS) Lupus patients may develop more severe symptoms if their vitamin D levels are low, says an Australian study.Known as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), lupus is an ... Read more...

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Thorpe’s Olympics bid fails at Australian trials


March 18th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, March 18 (IANS) Swimmer Ian Thorpe lost his chance of qualifying for the 2012 London Olympics as he failed to make the semifinals of the 100m freestyle at ... Read more...

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Australian foreign minister quits (Lead)


February 22nd, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Feb 22 (IANS) Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd Wednesday resigned, saying he no longer had the support of Prime Minister Julia Gillard.He announced his resignation at a press ... Read more...

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Australia’s foreign minister quits


February 22nd, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Feb 22 (IANS) Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd Wednesday made a sudden announcement to resign from his job.Rudd's decision comes amid leadership tensions within the Labor Party as ... Read more...

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Geoffrey Rush named Australian of the Year


January 26th, 2012 - 2:26 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 26 (IANS) Actor Geoffrey Rush has received the coveted Australian of the Year trophy from the country's prime minister.The "King's Speech" actor, who was the first Australian-born actor ... Read more...

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Lyon to fine tune skills with Warne ahead of Adelaide Test


January 18th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 18 (IANS) Australian spinner Nathan Lyon will be taking tips from spin wizard Shane Warne as he gears up for the fourth and the final Test against India ... Read more...

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Warne backs Wade as Haddin’s successor


January 18th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 18 (IANS) Australian spin-wizard Shane Warne says back-up wicketkeeper Matthew Wade should step in if Brad Haddin fails to find form in the fourth and the final Test ... Read more...

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Australians experience hottest new year since 1900


January 4th, 2012 - 8:31 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 4 (IANS) Australians have been asked to heed safety advice from authorities as much of the country swelters through what is already shaping up to be a record-breaking ... Read more...

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Cycling star Evans adopts Ethiopian boy


December 28th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Dec 28 (IANS) Australia's cycling star Cadel Evans, the Tour de France champion in 2011, is adopting a year-old Ethiopian boy with his wife, a report said Wednesday.Evans said ... Read more...

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Dhoni dismisses fitness concerns ahead of Boxing Day Test


December 24th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 24 (IANS) India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has shrugged off fitness concerns in his team ahead of the first Test against Australia, beginning here Monday, and stressed ... Read more...

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Zaheer, Ishant fit and raring to go: Laxman


December 23rd, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 23 (IANS) Ending all speculations, veteran India batsman V.V.S. Laxman Friday said pacers Zaheer Khan and Ishant Sharma are "fully fit and raring to go" in the Boxing ... Read more...

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Harris pulled himself out of contention for Boxing Day Test


December 22nd, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 22 (IANS) Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris admitted that he pulled himself out of contention for the Boxing Day Test against India, fearing that he would get injured ... Read more...

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Fletcher has addressed how to tackle mind games: Ojha


December 21st, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Dec 21 (IANS) India's left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha said that coach Duncan Fletcher has held a meeting with the team to discuss how to tackle mind games by ... Read more...

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I want to be the deciding factor, says Zaheer


December 21st, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Dec 21 (IANS) India's pace spearhead Zaheer Khan wants to make a difference this time in Australia after being let down by injuries on his previous two trips.The 33-year-old ... Read more...

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‘Touch-screen devices distract drivers’


December 21st, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Dec 21 (IANS) Portable touch-screen devices in cars distract drivers and increase the risk of accidents, Australian scientists said Wednesday.The research team was led by author Kristie Young from ... Read more...

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I am ready for Boxing Day Test: Ed Cowan


December 20th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Dec 20 (IANS) Tasmania's opening batsman Ed Cowan said he is ready for the pressure-cooker atmosphere of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) Boxing Day after smashing a century against ... Read more...

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Arthur tells Ponting and Hussey to perform or perish


December 20th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Dec 20 (IANS) Australia coach Mickey Arthur acknowledges that the presence of Ricky Ponting and Michael Hussey is important for the development of the side in transition but says ... Read more...

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Kohli, Ashwin shine for India in warm-up game


December 20th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Dec 20 (IANS) India's young middle-order batsman Virat Kohli and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin were impressive while opening batsman Ed Cowan strengthened his case for a call-up to Australia's Test ... Read more...

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Tendulkar’s personal practice assistant keeps him busy


December 19th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Dec 19 (IANS) The man who is keeping India's batting great Sachin Tendulkar busy at the nets has no credentials to warrant being part of the tour. But ... Read more...

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We will exploit Australia’s weakness against swing: Rohit


December 16th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Dec 16 (IANS) Right-handed middle-order batsman and occasional right-arm offbreak bowler Rohit Sharma has said that India will look to exploit Australia's weakness against swing bowling."I heard they are ... Read more...

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Rookie of 2007, Ishant back in Australia with excitement


December 16th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Dec 16 (IANS) India fast bowler Ishant Sharma said the fiercely fought 2007-08 series against Australia helped him emerge as a better bowler in international cricket.The 23-year-old tall, lanky ... Read more...

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Consistency will be key for India: Dravid


December 16th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Dec 16 (IANS) India's veteran batsman Rahul Dravid feels that consistency will be the key for the team in the upcoming four-match Test series against Australia, that begins Dec ... Read more...

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Indian batsmen warm up in style, Tendulkar top scores with 92


December 16th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Dec 16 (IANS) Indian batsmen warmed up for the four-match Test series in style with the top-order getting good starts while Sachin Tendulkar top scored with 92 as ... Read more...

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India will rely on swing: Zaheer


December 15th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Dec 15 (IANS) India's pace spearhead Zaheer Khan says the bowling unit will depend on swing against the struggling Australian batting that has proved vulnerable to the moving ball ... Read more...

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