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Olympic GB cycling: Kenny sprints to gold


August 7th, 2012 - 3:11 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Britain's Jason Kenny sprinted to victory at the Olympic velodrome Monday, beating France's Gregory Bauge in the men's sprint final.Kenny had earlier broken the Olympic ... Read more...

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Australian minister’s daughter held in drug case


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, July 23 (IANS) The 20-year-old daughter of a minister in Australia's Queensland state has been arrested and charged with possession of drugs, a media report said Monday.Alex Davis is ... Read more...

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Sex worker sues motel for refusing room


July 23rd, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, July 23 (IANS) A sex worker in Australia's Queensland state has sought $30,000 in compensation from the owners of a motel for refusing her a room after they became ... Read more...

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India get berth in hockey Champions Trophy


July 20th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) India, who were stripped as last year's Champions Trophy host, have surprisingly been given a slot in this year's tournament as the International Hockey Federation ... Read more...

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Madonna cancels Australian tour


July 19th, 2012 - 7:56 am ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) Pop star Madonna has called off plans to tour Australia for the first time in nearly 20 years.The 53-year-old had provisionally booked a number of ... Read more...

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9-year-old Australian offered contract by Barcelona


July 17th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, July 17 (IANS) Spanish giants Barcelona have recruited an Australian nine-year-old who made an instant impact with the club.The Daily Telegraph reported that Zak Gilsenan was offered a contract ... Read more...

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Hamilton wants Moscow F1 night race


July 15th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton wants a Singapore-style night race on the streets of Moscow, the 2008 world champion said in the Russian capital Sunday.Russia ... Read more...

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Lee’s international career in numbers


July 13th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 13 (IANS) Australian fast bowler Brett Lee, who announced his retirement from international cricket Friday, played for his country for 13 years.Lee played in 76 Tests, 217 One-Day ... Read more...

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Australian cricket team to play Afghanistan next month


July 2nd, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, July 2 (IANS) World No.1 ODI team, Australia will play the emerging Afghanistan in the Middle East next month in the latest step that recognises Afghanistan's increasing importance in ... Read more...

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Gaga posts racy picture on Twitter


June 27th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, June 27 (IANS) Singer Lady Gaga likes to surprise her fans with wacky things. This time she has posted a racy picture of her in a lacy lingerie and ... Read more...

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Katich was one of Australia’s best: Waugh


June 12th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, June 12 (IANS) Former Australian opening batsman Mark Waugh has paid rich tributes to Simon Katich, who Tuesday announced his retirement from first class cricket, saying he should be ... 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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Goodrem felt trapped in relationship


May 29th, 2012 - 8:58 am ICT by IANS
Melbourne, May 29 (IANS) Singer Delta Goodrem has revealed she felt trapped in her seven-year relationship with Brian Mcfadden and was desperate to break free.Goodrem called off her engagement to ... Read more...

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Chinese student held with 59 iPads


May 3rd, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 3 (IANS) A Chinese student was arrested after he tried to smuggle 59 iPads into Shanghai from Australia, on the same day the company put its new tablet ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing champion Spinks dies at 74


April 28th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 28 (IANS) Britain's Olympic boxing champion Terry Spinks has died after a long illness at 74.Spinks, who won an Olympic boxing gold medal at the 1956 Melbourne Games ... Read more...

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Hendry cruises into second round of China Open


March 27th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 27 (IANS) Seven-time world champion Stephen Hendry edged Martin Gould 5-4 to set up a second-round clash with "the Melbourne Machine" Neil Robertson in the 2012 World Snooker ... Read more...

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Karthikeyan makes the starting grid of Malaysian GP


March 24th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Sepang (Malaysia), March 24 (IANS) Indian Formula One driver Narain Karthikeyan has made the cut for the Malaysian Grand Prix after lapping his HRT within 107 percent of the fastest ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks’ Assange to run for Australian senate


March 17th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will run for a seat in the Australian Senate in eletions due next year despite being detained in Britain, the organization ... Read more...

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Australia boasts of an urine powered restaurant


March 16th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Melbourne, Mar 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A restaurant in Australia uses the pee of customers to generate energy for the facility’s use. The owners’ eco-consciousness moved them to use 100 recyclable materials to ... Read more...

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Gene that makes men aggressive found


March 8th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 8 (IANS) The "macho" gene which makes men behave more aggressively than women under stress has been discovered.They say this one gene could explain why men have a ... Read more...

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Karthikeyan hits track as HRT unveils 2012 car


March 6th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Barcelona, March 6 (IANS) India's Narain Karthikeyan finally got behind the wheels of a Formula One car 13 days before the season's first race as HRT unveiled their new car ... Read more...

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Sahara Force India ties up with fashion-brand Hackett


March 5th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Sahara Force India Monday announced that London-based fashion brand Hackett will be the team's official supplier for the 2012 season beginning March 18 at Melbourne. ... Read more...

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HRT fails to get car ready for pre-season testing by Karthikeyan


March 3rd, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Narain Karthikeyan will have to wait till the Formula One season opener in Melbourne to get his hands on the HRT's new car with the ... Read more...

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Designer jeans worth $1 mn stolen from warehouse


February 27th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Feb 27 (IANS) Thieves in Australia have stolen designer jeans worth about one million Australian dollars (over $1 million) from a Sydney warehouse.According to police, the theft occurred in ... Read more...

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Australian chef creates world record for tallest pancake stack


February 27th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Melbourne, Feb 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An Australian chef has broken the record for the world record for the highest pancake stack. Guinness Record officials looked on as Andy Wrobel from Melbourne ... Read more...

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Cricket Australia to cut down on number of central contracts


February 24th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Feb 24 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) is planning to cut down the number of central contracts handed out to players as a part of its new Memorandum of Understanding ... Read more...

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Andy Wrobel creates World Record for the tallest stack of pancakes


February 21st, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, Feb 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Australian chef Andy Wrobel has been entered into the Guinness Record Books after he managed to stack pancakes 76cm high. With that feat, Andy’s name will ... Read more...

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Injury rules out Mitchell for rest of season


February 17th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 17 (IANS) Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has been ruled out of cricket for months with a bone stress injury in his lower back, and he will miss the ... Read more...

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Harris considering retirement from Test cricket


February 17th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Feb 17 (IANS) Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris is contemplating retiring from Test cricket as injuries take a toll on his body.Harris, voted one of the best fast bowlers ... Read more...

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We’ll race Karthikeyan entire season: HRT


February 17th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) India's Narain Karthikeyan was handed a permanent driver's slot with the HRT Formula One team on the strength of his showing in the Indian Grand ... Read more...

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Bracken to sue CA over knee injury


February 9th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Feb 9 (IANS) Former Test fast bowler Nathan Bracken will be suing Cricket Australia (CA) for $1 million over a knee injury that ruined his career.Bracken, who played five ... Read more...

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David Hussey not giving up Test hopes


February 8th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Feb 8 (IANS) Australia's ODI and Twenty20 specialist David Hussey said he is still not giving up the hope of bagging his maiden baggy green.The 34-year-old Hussey said the ... Read more...

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Paes aiming to win Olympic medal in doubles


February 3rd, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) India's veteran tennis player Leander Paes, a singles bronze medallist in Atlanta, has set his sights on winning his second Olympic medal in the doubles ... Read more...

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Warner’s switch-hit can become popular in Tests: Hussey


February 2nd, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Feb 2 (IANS) Australia's Twenty20 specialist David Hussey feels that his team mate David Warner's switch-hit is a phenomenon that could become a prominent Test cricket shot.Th left-handed Warner ... Read more...

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Greatest match of my life: Djokovic


January 30th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 30 (IANS) World No.1 Novak Djokovic believes the Australian Open final victory over Spaniard Rafael Nadal was the greatest of his life and the match would be ... Read more...

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