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Last updated: Thursday, September 18, 2014 5:48:05 PM

Fans not allowed to sit Kanye West's concert
Sydney, Sep 16 (IANS) Rapper Kanye West, who wants the crowd to be on their feet when he performs, reportedly stopped his performance when two fans didn't stand up.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 8:00:04 AM

Indian-origin girl killed in Australia road crash
Sydney, Sep 15 (IANS) An Indian-origin schoolgirl was killed in a tragic car accident in Australia Monday.

Monday, September 15, 2014 9:22:12 PM

Over 49,000 vote in Fiji pre-poll
Suva, Sep 15 (IANS) More than 49,505 electors have cast their votes in Fiji, home to a large Indian-origin population, during a two-week-long pre-poll which commenced Sep 3 ahead of the first general elections in the country in eight years, media reported.

Monday, September 15, 2014 4:54:05 PM

McDonald's to phase out 'caged eggs' in Australia
Canberra, Sep 15 (IANS) Fast-food giant McDonald's has decided to phase out caged eggs from its menu in Australia within three years, following sustained pressure from animal rights activists, media reported Monday.

Monday, September 15, 2014 2:54:05 PM

Fighting IS: Australian troops reaching Middle East this week
Sydney, Sep 15 (IANS) Australian Special Forces will travel to the Middle East this week to join a US-led international coalition against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Monday.

Monday, September 15, 2014 2:22:16 PM

Australian churches favour medical marijuana
Canberra, Sep 15 (IANS) The Uniting Church has urged the Western Australian government to consider legalising marijuana for medicinal use, media reported Monday.

Monday, September 15, 2014 2:10:14 PM

Fijians safe from Ebola virus: Health ministry
Suva, Sep 15 (IANS) Fiji's health ministry has ruled out any possibility of Ebola outbreak in the island-country because of its geographical location and lack of any direct global trade with West Africa, media reported Monday.

Monday, September 15, 2014 12:40:04 PM

Fiji to mark Thanksgiving Day for peacekeepers' release
Suva, Sep 15 (IANS) Fiji will celebrate national Thanksgiving Day Sep 16 to commemorate the release of the 45 Fijian UN peacekeepers in Syria, media reported.

Monday, September 15, 2014 11:50:04 AM

Australia to send military forces to Middle East
Canberra, Sep 14 (IANS) The Australian government Sunday decided to send military forces to the Middle East as part of the international efforts to combat the Islamic State (IS) militants.

Sunday, September 14, 2014 11:24:03 AM

Tridents highly motivated for assignment, says skipper
Bridgetown (Barbados), Sep 14 (IANS/CMC) Caribbean Premier League (CPL) champions Barbados Tridents will leave from here Sunday for the Champions League Twenty20 in India, confident of defying the odds and making inroads at the lucrative tournament.

Sunday, September 14, 2014 10:48:03 AM

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