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Australian author detained at US airport receives apology

Canberra, Feb 25 An Australian author has received a written apology from the US after being wrongfully detained and insulted by immigration officials at the Los Angeles Airport, a media report said on Saturday.

Talks with Netanyahu constructive, says Australian leader

Canberra, Feb 24 Australia's opposition leader Bill Shorten on Friday said he has held constructive talks with visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about settlements in Palestinian territories.

Back pain ups risk of early death by 13%

Sydney, Feb 24 Suffering from lower back pain? Be careful, back pain -- approximately affecting 700 million people worldwide -- is the leading cause of disability globally and may increase your risk of dying early by 13 per cent, researchers warn.

Your body size may determine how much you sweat

Sydney, Feb 24 Sweating depends on body size, weight and not on gender, meaning that larger individuals sweat more than smaller ones during exercises in warm and tolerable conditions, a study has found, negating the conventional belief that gender influences sweat.

Australia to subsidise heroin overdose reversal drug

Sydney, Feb 24 The Victorian government in Australia on Friday said it will subsidise a drug that reverses heroin overdoses.

Australian ex-PM Netanyahu ‘torpedoing’ Middle East peace plans

Canberra, Feb 23 Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has accused Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu of torpedoing peace negotiations in the Middle East.

Church response to child abuse flawed Australian archbishops

Canberra, Feb 23 The Catholic Church's response to cases of child sexual abuse bordered on criminal negligence, Australian archbishops admitted on Thursday at a hearing of the Royal Commission that is investigating institutional responses to child sexual abuse.

Australia to host Asean special summit in 2018

Canberra, Feb 23 Australia is expected to host the Asean-Australia Special Summit in 2018, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced on Thursday.

Australians create revolutionary ‘barcode scanner’ microscope

Canberra, Feb 23 Australian engineers have created an advanced microscope using a beefed-up barcode scanner, which they believe will help doctors better analyse complex medical conditions such as cancer.

Australian postal chief quits over high salary

Canberra, Feb 23 The CEO of Australia's state-run postal service quit on Thursday, two weeks after he faced a backlash for taking a salary of 5.6 million Australian dollars ($4.3 million) last financial year.

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