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Asylum seekers win temporary reprieve against Australia

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 17:42

Australia today said 153 Tamil asylum seekers on board a boat intercepted by customs will not be sent to Sri Lanka without 72 hours` written notice to the court as criticism mounted over the government`s hardline policy on the issue.

Australian judge agrees to being arbitrator on RIL dispute

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 17:32

The apex court had on April 29 named Michael Hudson McHugh, former judge of the High Court of Australia.

Children`s star Rolf Harris jailed for almost 6 years over sex assaults

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 02:20

Australian entertainer Rolf Harris, a household name in his homeland and in Britain who presented prime-time TV shows mostly aimed at children, was jailed for five years and nine months on Friday for assaulting young girls over two decades.

Frog`s jumping style depends on environment

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 13:26

A frog`s jump is not as simple as it seems, according to scientists who have discovered that different species adopt different leaping styles depending on their environment.

Kangaroos use tail as extra leg to walk, shows study

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 17:14

Kangaroos use their tail as an extra leg when they walk, new Australian research revealed Wednesday.

Australian central bank keeps rates on hold at 2.5%

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 11:03

Australia`s central bank kept interest rates on hold at a record low 2.5 percent Tuesday, as a resilient currency and softening commodity prices hobbled the economy`s shift away from mining.

Wimbledon 2014: Stanislas Wawrinka eases into fourth round, faces punishing schedule

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 19:13

Fifth seed Stanislas Wawrinka needed only 87 minutes to breeze through his delayed third round match against Uzbekistan`s Denis Istomin on Monday, but faces a punishing upcoming schedule.

Dominating Saina clinches Australian Open

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 01:07

Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal produced a dominating performance to lift her second title of the season, winning the USD 750,000 Star Australian Super Series after beating Spain`s Carolina Marin in the summit clash here on Sunday.

Saina Nehwal is back to winning ways

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 00:59

Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal beat Spain’s Carolina Marin on Sunday in the final to win the USD 750,000 Star Australian Super Series. Now Nehwal has become the first non-Chinese shuttler to win a women`s singles Super Series title in 2014.

Wimbledon 2014: Victoria Azarenka knocked out by Bojana Jovanovski

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 12:43

Former world number one and double Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka was knocked out of Wimbledon on Wednesday, losing in the second round to Serbia`s Bojana Jovanovski.

Austrian national arrested for illegal stay

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 16:31

A 24-year-old Austrian National has been arrested from Madhuban colony here, for illegally staying in India and his passport confiscated, police said today.

G20 lagging on growth targets: Australia

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 14:47

In February, the G20 economies vowed to boost global growth by more than USD2 trillion over five years, shifting their focus away from austerity as a fragile recovery takes hold.