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Plastic to fuel Sydney-London flight

In a first-of-its kind attempt, an Australian pilot plans a 16,898 kilometre historic trip from Sydney to London using fuel produced entirely from plastic waste. Forty one-year-old Jeremy Rowsell’s flight will be powered by five tonnes of discarded packaging, waste collected from rubbish dumps and — using a pioneering technique — melted down into 1,000

Indians migrated to Aus 4,000 yrs ago, genes show

Indian genes had got mixed with that of Australian aboriginals more than 4,000 years ago — centuries before the Europeans colonized Down Under. Dingo, the Australian wild dog, may have also been an Indian export besides stone tool technologies that changed the way Australian aboriginals lives their lives. Latest scientific evidence published has found that

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

What impedes Australia, India ties?

While there has been a flurry of visits to India by high-powered Australian trade delegations and politicians, observers are baffled by the slow pace at which the bilateral ties are growing. Australian analysts blame India’s political culture for not only the stunted Australian-Indian ties but also for the slowing economic growth of the South Asian