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Muslim students in Britain boycotting lectures on evolution


November 27th, 2011 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 27 (IANS) A growing number of Muslim students at a leading British university are avoiding lectures on evolution, saying it is contrary to the creationist ideas stated in ... Read more...

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Crocodile ‘given bikini wax and pedicure’


November 21st, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Darwin, Nov 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An Australian spa has gotten into the news after they gave one lucky crocodile a real treat. The spa did a complete ‘bikini wax procedure’ on the ... Read more...

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Hic! Tipsy parrots nursing hangover


November 4th, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 4 (IANS) Dozens of parrots in Australia had to be hospitalised as they had got drunk. Now, vets are curing their hangover.Sixty drunk birds were taken to an ... Read more...

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Vijender in semifinals of Arafura Games


May 10th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) India's Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh outpunched Jeremy van Diemen of Australia 18-6 to reach the semifinals of the Arafura Games in Darwin.With this win, ... Read more...

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Malinga quits Test cricket to prolong ODI, T20 career


April 23rd, 2011 - 8:13 am ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Apr. 23 (ANI): Injury-prone Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga on Friday quit Test cricket in a bid to prolong his career in one-day internationals and Twenty20 matches.Malinga recently attracted controversy ... Read more...

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Stone tools helped human hand evolve unique features


March 9th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 9 (IANS) Increased use of stone tools by our ancestors helped the human hand evolve unique characteristics.Past research has borne out the existence of features in the bones ... Read more...

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Oz soldiers freeze sperm for wives, girlfriends in case they’re killed


February 27th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 27 (ANI): Australian soldiers are freezing their sperm for wives and girlfriends in case they are killed in Afghanistan, according to a report.According to the Herald Sun, 39 soldiers have ... Read more...

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Sydney is Australia’s worst city, say inhabitants


January 22nd, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 22 (ANI): Despite its charms, ranging from the iconic Opera House, the beautiful harbour and ready access to numerous beaches, Sydney has been named Australia's worst city by its own ... Read more...

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World’s fastest solar car produces same power as toaster uses!


January 7th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 7 (ANI): An Australian car-which produces power equivalent to that consumed by a household toaster-has officially been named the world's fastest solar-powered vehicle zooming at 88km/h.The current record is 10km/h ... Read more...

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World’s fastest solar car has power of household toaster!


January 7th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 7 (ANI): An Australian car-the produces power equivalent to a household toaster-has officially been named the world's fastest solar-powered vehicle zooming at 88km/h.The current record is 10km/h above the previous ... Read more...

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Santa given security pat-down at Maningrida airport


December 24th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 24 (ANI): It looks like even Santa can't escape the law.Waiting to greet him at Maningrida airport Tuesday were two police officers, according to The Northern Territory News.The police ... Read more...

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Chandan Roy Sanyal Out, Sudip Mukherjee To Star In ‘Mushrooms’


November 24th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
The Sri Lankan director was impressed with Sudip Mukherjee’s work in films like ‘Kantataar’ and ‘Hello Kolkata’. It is being said that Sudip will also perform the stunts required for his ... Read more...

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Hollywood Actor Darwin Shaw To Star In Bengali Film ‘Mushrooms’


November 23rd, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Darwin Shaw explains that Vimukthi Jayasundara, the director of ‘Mushrooms’ has been a friend of his since the duo met in Sri Lanka, this year. But little did he know that ... Read more...

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Lighting throws Oz woman across the room


November 18th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 18 (ANI): Amid the storm that hit Darwin yesterday, a woman was thrown across the room by lightning.The lightning appeared to strike in several places in Farrell Cres, where an ... Read more...

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Did aliens create Drumstick - the four-legged chick?


October 25th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 25 (ANI): A man was travelling through the Northern Territory's top alien hotspot when his chicken hatched - and it was four legged.According to the Northern Territory News, owner Kevin ... Read more...

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Barefoot Oz fisherman steps on croc while fishing, gets bitten


October 24th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 24 (ANI): An Aussie fish farmer got bitten when he stepped on a crocodile while out fishing barefoot in saltie-infested waters.However, champion crab wrangler Bill Boustead, in his mid-60s, said ... Read more...

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Australia’s Crocodile Dundee pub is up for sale


October 12th, 2010 - 10:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, Oct 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The owner of an Australian pub where the movie “Crocodile Dundee” was shot in 1986 is offering the place for sale.The owner has run the place for ... Read more...

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Oz man proposes to girlfriend with ad on realestate.com.au


October 1st, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 1 (ANI): An Aussie man sent a marriage proposal to his property manager girlfriend through an ad on realestate.com.au.Frankston woman Hayley Smith was confused, shocked and finally excited when ... Read more...

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Birds use camouflage feathers to attract mates: Study


September 21st, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 21 (ANI): A new study has found that patterned feathers, apparently used for camouflage in birds, are also vital for attracting a mate and keeping away the rivals.University of Melbourne ... Read more...

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Vatican Astronomer: Aliens with souls are living among the stars


September 18th, 2010 - 2:56 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Vatican City, Sep 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A senior Vatican Astronomer, Dr. Guy Consolmagno just stopped at confirming that aliens exist somewhere in the galaxy. Dr. Consolmagno said he would baptize an alien ... Read more...

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‘A champion team will always beat a team of champions,’ warns Hussey


September 12th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town, Sep 12(ANI): Victoria Bushrangers skipper David Hussey insists that Mumbai Indians' shock defeat in their opening Champions League match was a reminder to his team that having a highly ... Read more...

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Brisbane man finally spots ‘UFO’ after 30yrs of waiting


August 31st, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 31 (ANI): A man from Brisbane has finally spotted 'UFO', after spending 30 years on searching for one.Erik Black, 49, who has been interested in UFOs since he was a ... Read more...

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Victorian cricketers, John Butler band survive Qantas jet crash scare


August 31st, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Aug 31 (ANI): Cricket Victoria has confirmed that a squad of 17 players, including the Australian band John Butler Trio (Cameron White, David Hussey and Peter Siddle), were on Qantas flight ... Read more...

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Injury-plagued Oram says World Cup is his ‘carrot’ to nix his ‘R’ word fears


August 28th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Auckland, Aug 28(ANI): New Zealand all-rounder Jacob Oram will be sidelined for the rest of this year after he has a knee surgery next week, but he remains determined to be fit ... Read more...

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Injured Oram to undergo surgery next week


August 27th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Aug 27 (ANI) New Zealand all rounder Jacob Oram will undergo surgery on his injured knee next week after an MRI scan revealed damage to his patellar tendon, which probably rules ... Read more...

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Siddle’s pace in nets eye opening: Shipperd


August 26th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 26 (ANI): Victoria's coach Greg Shipperd has said that Peter Siddle's "pace in the nets has been eye-opening".Siddle is the star attraction at a three-day Twenty20 tournament in Darwin that ... Read more...

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Oz man ‘punches horse in head’ in wild brawl


August 22nd, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 22 (ANI): A brawl in downtown Darwin landed a police officer in hospital after a man allegedly attacked a horse, punching it in the head a number of times.Police ... Read more...

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Crocodile predicts Australian PM’s win in polls


August 20th, 2010 - 3:25 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 20 (IANS) A saltwater crocodile has picked Australian prime minister as winner of federal election in a snap poll in Darwin Thursday, a media report said. The 4.9 metre crocodile named ... Read more...

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Oz woman goes nude after full-on fistfight over a man


August 19th, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 19 (ANI): A woman in Australia stripped naked in front of dozens of people having breakfast at a popular Darwin restaurant after she and another woman had a full-on fist ... Read more...

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Crocodile Harry predicts Oz PM’s win in Aug.25 polls


August 19th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra (Australia), Aug. 19 (ANI): -- An enormous saltwater crocodile named Harry has picked Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard as the winner of the federal election in Darwin of Australia on August ... Read more...

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Ex-Oz batsman Ferguson eyeing India ODIs


August 11th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 11 (ANI): Young batsman Callum Ferguson, who has been out of the Australian squad for almost a year with injury, is eyeing upon the Australia's tour of India in October ... Read more...

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Black Caps all-rounder Oram wants his No.6 national spot back


July 23rd, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Manawatu (New Zealand), July 23 (ANI): Big hitting Kiwi all-rounder Jacob Oram is reportedly working hard at the nets in a bid to reclaim the No.6 spot in the Black Caps batting ... Read more...

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Oz restaurant owner tells diner mums to ‘keep their legs closed’


July 23rd, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 23 (ANI): A Darwin restaurant owner is facing flak over suggesting a group of mothers that they "keep their legs closed" after one of them brought her 11-week-old baby to ... Read more...

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Peter Ingram to replace Ryder in New Zealand team


July 22nd, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Jul 22 (ANI): New Zealand has included Central Districts opener Peter Ingram in the cricket squad for next month's tri-series in Sri Lanka.Ingram replaced Jesse Ryder in the 14-man ... Read more...

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Injured Ryder ruled out of Sri Lanka tour


July 21st, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Jul 21 (ANI): New Zealand opener Jesse Ryder has been ruled out of the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka as he is still recovering from an elbow injury.Ryder injured ... Read more...

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