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One in eight Australians is poor: Report

Canberra: More than 2.2 million Australians - or one in eight - are living below the internationally accepted poverty line used to measure financial...

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef loses half of coral cover

Washington: Australia's Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest coral reef system, has lost half of its coral cover in the past 27 years, a...

What travellers do to shun other commuters

London: Commuters on a train employ all kinds of tactics to avoid interaction with other travellers. These include the “hate stare” or one that...

Australia’s medal count to fall in London: Study

Sydney: Australia's medal tally from Beijing Games to London will be bad to worse, a new study has revealed. A study conducted by the Tuck...

Australia, a desirable place to work: Survey

Singapore has moved up two spots to become the world's fourth most desirable place to live and work, while the US, Britain and Australia...

Obese women receive lower starting salaries

Sydney: Obese women are more likely to be discriminated against when applying for jobs and also receive lower starting salaries than their slim colleagues,...

Money can buy happiness if you know how to spend

People spending money to enjoy different experiences in everyday life, such as days out or concert tickets, are happier than those who spend on...

Indian immigrants retain their identities

Washington: Indian and Vietnamese immigrants become "Americanised" over time through social activities, but still retain their identities, say researchers after studying the two communities...

Most people go online for no reason!

Melbourne: According to a new study, about 75 per cent of Internet users, including most young adults, log on to the web for no...

Living in a city makes you fat, infertile

London: Babies born in cities face a number of health problems, as more and more people are shunning pastoral life to stay in urban...

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