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Nick Lachey, wife welcome son


September 13th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 13 (IANS) Singer Nick Lachey and wife Vanessa Minnillo have become proud parents of a boy."We are incredibly proud to announce the birth of our beautiful baby ... 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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Queen Elizabeth great grandmom again


March 31st, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 31 (IANS) Queen Elizabeth has become a great grandmother once again - her grandson Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn Phillips welcomed a baby girl.According to a Buckingham ... Read more...

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Kidman replaces Weisz in ‘Railway Man’


March 3rd, 2012 - 10:13 am ICT by IANS
London, March 3 (IANS) Oscar winner Nicole Kidman has replaced Rachel Weisz in "The Railway Man" as Colin Firth's wife.Weisz was required to do additional shooting on "The Bourne ... Read more...

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Andre flies to Australia to support sick brother


February 23rd, 2012 - 4:04 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 23 (IANS) Singer Peter Andre has flown to his native Australia to support his brother Andrew who has been diagnosed with stomach cancer.The 38-year-old singer went straight to ... Read more...

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Colombia pipeline blast kills 11


December 24th, 2011 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Dec 24 (IANS/EFE) Eleven people were killed and 81 injured Friday when a gasoline pipeline exploded in the west-central Colombian town of Dosquebradas, authorities said."It's a very sad morning," ... Read more...

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Michelle Williams thinking about quitting acting


September 21st, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Sept 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) 31-year-old Hollywood star Michelle Williams has revealed that she wants a change in career. During an interview with Hobo Magazine, the “My Week With Marilyn” star ... Read more...

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Oz ex-jihad trainer fears further attacks if bin-Laden gets ‘martyr’ status


May 2nd, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, May 2 (ANI): Jack Thomas, an Australian man who had met Osama bin Laden at an al-Qaeda training camp before the 9/11 terror attacks, has welcomed his death, but expressed ... Read more...

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Chris Klein all set to star in ‘American Pie’ movie


April 19th, 2011 - 12:19 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, April 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The rep of Chris Klein has confirmed to the US Weekly Magazine that the actor would be playing in the role of another “American Pie.” The ... Read more...

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Shirley MacLaine’s UFO date with ex Oz Minister Andrew Peacock


April 17th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 17 (ANI): In a new tell-all book about her string of prominent lovers, legendary actress Shirley MacLaine has revealed that former Australian Foreign Minister Andrew Peacock, nearly "climbed the sky" ... Read more...

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Assange claims to be more popular among Aussies than any Oz PM


April 12th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 12 (ANI): Controversial Wikileaks founder Jullian Assange has claimed he is more popular among Australians that any of the country's prime ministers have been for years."If we look at Australian ... Read more...

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Just 10 yrs left to save Oz’s Great Barrier Reef: Expert


April 10th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 10 (ANI): The beautiful Great Barrier Reef in Australia might soon be a wonder that the future generation may never see.An expert has warned that time was running out for ... Read more...

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Clarke says White must target all-rounder role for Oz ODI future


April 9th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Apr 9(ANI): Michael Clarke has said that one of his first projects as the new Australian captain would be nudging Cameron White back as an effective all-rounder.White's leg-spin bowling was a ... Read more...

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Unit block in Oz is first to ban residents from smoking


April 2nd, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 2 (ANI): A Sydney unit block is believed to be the first residential building in Australia to ban smoking in all residents' homes.According to the Sydney Morning Herald, unit owners ... Read more...

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Oz Senator, hurt by April Fools’ Day pranks, vows to ban nasty jokes


April 1st, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, April 01 (ANI): To help stem the 'ever-growing annual tradition of playing practical jokes on less intelligent Australians', outgoing Victorian Senator Steve Fielding now wants to ban telling of lies on ... Read more...

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Watson to hold ‘brainstorming sessions’ with Clarke in bid to revive Oz cricket


March 31st, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 31(ANI): New Australian vice-captain Shane Watson has said that he expects to sit down with new captain Michael Clarke during the ten-day tour to Bangladesh to begin laying the blueprint ... Read more...

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New Oz captain Clarke hoping to earn respect of his doubters


March 31st, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 31(ANI): New Australian skipper Michael Clarke accepts that he has never been the most popular player among his country's cricket fans, but believes he can win over his doubters.Clarke was ... Read more...

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Oz cricketers demand 80 million dollar pay hike


March 28th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar. 28 (ANI): Australia's out-of-form cricketers are at war with their employers, Cricket Australia, after demanding an 80 million dollar increase to their payment pool.The stunning claims have forced a breakdown ... Read more...

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Mila Kunis to play witch in ‘Oz…’


March 27th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 27 (IANS) Actress Mila Kunis is set to star as a witch in Disney's "Oz, The Great And Powerful".Kunis will star as Theodora, who starts out as a ... Read more...

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Haddin confident of retaining Oz wicketkeeper-batsman position


March 27th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 27(ANI): Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin reckons that his impressive World Cup campaign has tightened his position as first-choice wicketkeeper in all formats.Haddin's grip on the wicketkeeper-batsman position had looked uncertain ... Read more...

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Oz MP’s bid to microchip, castrate sex offenders rejected


March 24th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 24 (ANI): A Queensland MP's call to microchip and castrate convicted child sex offenders, has been rejected by child protection advocates.Sunshine Coast MP Peter Wellington suggested the measures during a ... Read more...

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Home ministry warns India-Oz WC quarterfinal a possible terror target


March 24th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar.24 (ANI): An advisory from the Indian home ministry sent to police has warned that terror groups Al-Qaeda and Lashkar-e-Toiba may be planning strikes against cricket stadiums, particularly during the ... Read more...

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McLaren scraps car’s radical exhaust system days before Oz Grand Prix


March 23rd, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar. 23 (ANI): McLaren bosses have scrapped the car's radical exhaust system just days before the season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on Sunday.The duo's Woking outfit has been forced ... Read more...

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Robber crash-tackled by naked man in Oz


March 22nd, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 22 (ANI): A man in Australia chased a robber almost 200 metres down the street and then crash-tackled him to the ground in nothing but his birthday suit.Ryan Dein, from ... Read more...

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Alonso predicts Ferrari to be most reliable F1 team in lead up to Oz Grand Prix


March 21st, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 21(ANI): Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso has declared his team as the most reliable Formula One team heading into Sunday's season-opening Australian Grand Prix."We've had a very good pre-season. We're the ... Read more...

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Ethically sourced chocolate a big hit in Oz


March 20th, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar 20 (ANI): Sales of ethically sourced chocolate in Australia have seen incredible growth of more than 1,500 percent in the past two years.The sales figures for 2010 showed that Australians ... Read more...

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Afridi says Pakistan has “capability and firepower” to defeat Oz on Saturday


March 18th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Mar 18 (ANI): Pakistan cricket Captain Shahid Afridi has said that his team has the "capability and the firepower" of defeating Australia in Saturday's World Cup match.Australia, bidding for a fourth ... Read more...

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Oz PM Julia Gillard to attend royal wedding


March 17th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar 17 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has confirmed she will attend the wedding of Britain's Prince William to his fiancee Kate Middleton next month.Gillard and her partner Tim ... Read more...

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Ponting apologises for ball throwing tantrum in Oz-Canada tie


March 17th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Mar. 17 (ANI): Australian captain Ricky Ponting has apologized for losing his temper during his team's World Cup match against Canada here on Wednesday.Ponting's irritation at his team's inability to dismiss ... Read more...

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Oz Govt.condemns murder of Indian in Sydney


March 14th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 14 (ANI): The Australian High Commission on Monday extended its sincere condolences to the family and friends of 24-year-old Indian student Tosha Thakkar who was murdered in Sydney last ... Read more...

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Oz publican promises to shout Prince William a beer during visit


March 9th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 9 (ANI): A publican in Australia has promised to shout Prince William a beer if he ever drops by his hotel in flood-affected Victoria.Prince William will be visiting Queensland's ... Read more...

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Faster broadband services threaten creating “digital ghettos” among ethnic communities in Oz


March 9th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Mar 9 (ANI): Australia's Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) has warned that faster broadband services could make ethnic communities more isolated by creating "digital ghettos".The multicultural and multilingual broadcaster expressed its concern ... Read more...

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James Franco pulls out of upcoming film ‘While We’re Young’


March 8th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 8 (ANI): James Franco has reportedly dropped out of upcoming drama 'While We're Young,' which was due to begin filming in New York in June (11).Franco is said to ... Read more...

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Oz minister treats bet claims involving Australian team with caution


March 2nd, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 2 (ANI): Australia's Sports Minister Mark Arbib has asked to treat with caution reports about a betting probe into the Australian cricket team's slow start in a World Cup match. ... Read more...

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Cameron White knows he needs runs to cement Oz ODI spot


March 1st, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar. 1 (ANI): Australian and Victorian all-rounder Cameron White knows that he has to stand up and deliver the goods expected of him, if he wants to retain his spot in ... Read more...

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