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Magnitude 7.6 earthquake strikes south Fiji
Wellington, Dec 9 (Xinhua) A magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck in the vicinity of the southern Fijian Islands at 0728 GMT Sunday.

Sunday, December 09, 2007 4:39:15 PM

Australia wants India, China to make tough emission cuts
Sydney, Dec 8 (IANS) India and China must set tough and binding emission targets before Australia agrees to a post-Kyoto agreement beyond 2012, says new Australian Trade Minister Simon Crean.

Saturday, December 08, 2007 4:56:14 PM

Captaincy lessons for Clarke
Melbourne, Dec 7 (IANS) Michael Clarke began learning his leadership lessons from his peers much before he was appointed captain of Australia's Twenty20 team to play New Zealand.

Friday, December 07, 2007 8:15:07 PM

Climate change to torch Australia's farms, says report
Sydney, Dec 7 (DPA) Climate change will lop 10 percent off Australia's agricultural production within 25 years, a government report predicted Friday.

Friday, December 07, 2007 11:43:06 AM

Chinese man fined for importing coral into New Zealand
Wellington, Dec 7 (DPA) A 55-year-old man has been convicted for trying to import 700 kg of coral into New Zealand. He claimed he wanted the coral to build a fishpond in his back garden, customs officials announced Friday.

Friday, December 07, 2007 10:00:37 AM

Australia name Verbeek as chief football coach
Canberra, Dec 6 (Xinhua) Australia ended their 17-month search for a permanent replacement for Guus Hiddink Thursday, by naming fellow Dutchman Pim Verbeek as the chief football coach.

Thursday, December 06, 2007 4:24:28 PM

Haneef probe will go ahead: Rudd
Sydney, Dec 6 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says the government will institute an inquiry into the failed case of Indian doctor Muhammad Haneef, back home in Bangalore after charges of terrorism against him were dropped and his visa cancelled.

Thursday, December 06, 2007 11:55:17 AM

Australia begin grooming Clarke as future captain
Sydney, Dec 5 (IANS) Widely touted as a strong future claimant to Australian Test captaincy, Michael Clarke, was Wednesday named as captain for Australia's Twenty20 international against New Zealand to be played Tuesday in Perth.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007 5:22:56 PM

Surgery may be end for MacGill's career, says expert
Sydney, Dec 5 (IANS) Australian leg-spinner Stuart Macgill faces a momentous challenge by opting for surgery on his right wrist, which is most likely to end his international career, the media reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007 3:07:58 PM

Surgery rules out MacGill for series against India (Lead)
Melbourne, Dec 4 (IANS) Australian leg-spinner Stuart MacGill will undergo surgery on his right wrist Thursday and has been ruled out for the three-match Test series against India starting Dec 26, according to Cricket Australia (CA).

Tuesday, December 04, 2007 3:30:11 PM

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