Tag Archives: Australian News

Healthy eating heavy on the pocket

Healthy eating as a mantra may have gained popularity but it could be a little too heavy on the pockets of those from low income groups, Australian research says. The comparatively higher cost of eating a nutritious and balanced diet could actually drive such groups towards cheaper, processed foodstuffs with high fat, salt and sugar

Teen survives on urine in Oz outback

Canberra: A British teenage backpacker drank contact lens fluid and his own urine to survive three days lost in Australian Outback scrubland in oppressive summer heat, his mother said. Claire Derry reached the bedside of her 18-year-old son, Sam Derry-Woodhead, at Longreach Hospital in northeast Australia, where he is recovering from dehydration. She said she

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Australian senator detained at Malaysian airport

Kuala Lumpur, Feb 16 : Australian Senator Nick Xenophon was detained at a Malaysian airport  and would be deported as the immigration declared him a “security risk”, Malaysian opposition said. Xenophon had planned to meet Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, minister in charge of legislation, Nazri Aziz, and the Malaysian Election Commission officials, Anwar’s chief

Touring India is a tough challenge: Clarke

Touring India is a tough challenge: Clarke

Sydney, Feb 12:Australia captain Michael Clarke has said touring India for a Test series always remains the toughest challenge. Clarke, who left for India Tuesday morning, said the tour remains a huge challenge because the Australian team hasn’t won many matches in the sub-continent. “Touring India is as tough a challenge as I’ve had in

Assange to bid for Australian senate

Sydney: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has said he intends to run for a seat in the Australian Senate in the next elections. Plans to set up an Australian WikiLeaks party are “significantly advanced”, the whistleblowing organisation’s founder was quoted as saying by the Australian Associated Press (AAP). Assange said that “a number of very worthy

Australian business confidence slumps

Sydney: Australian business confidence slumped to its lowest level in more than three years in November, a business survey released Tuesday by National Australia Bank (NAB) showed. The NAB monthly survey found business confidence fell further to an index level of minus nine in November from minus one in October, indicating pessimists far outweighed optimists

We’re heartbroken: Oz RJs over Indian nurse’s death

Sydney: Two Australian radio hosts have said they are shattered and heartbroken following the death of an Indian nurse in Britain who fell prey to their hoax call about the Duchess of Cambridge’s pregnancy. 2Day FM radio hosts Mel Greig and Michael Christian have spoken of being “shattered, gutted, heartbroken” by Jacintha Saldanha’s death after

Australian deputy PM to visit India

Canberra: Australian Deputy Prime Minister Wayne Swan will visit India to discuss business opportunities between the two countries, his office said Monday. Swan was expected to depart for India Monday night. He will meet with India’s Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, senior government officials and business leaders. “India is an emerging economic powerhouse and one of