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Disrupted sleep may lead to declining cognitive function of elderly men

CANBERRA: Australian researchers have found that disrupted sleep for elderly men may contribute to declining cognitive functions, reported Xinhua. In a study published recently, the team from the Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health (AISH) at Flinders University in South Australia...

Fire, wind and water: The new normal in a land Down Under

WINDSOR, Australia: Seventeen-year-old Rory Kirkland has lived in Australia for three years, but he has already experienced the full range of the country's extreme weather, from searing heat to unprecedented bushfires and now floodwaters lapping the door of his...

Facebook strikes content revenue-sharing deal with Australian News Corp media company

MOSCOW: Facebook has signed a multi-year content deal with one of Australia's largest media companies, News Corp, to be able to use its materials on its own platforms following the introduction of media bargaining laws in Australia, Sputnik quoted...

Melbourne orders snap Covid lockdown, but Australian Open plays on, without fans

MELBOURNE: More than six million people were ordered into a snap, five-day lockdown Friday to contain a new coronavirus outbreak in Australia's second most populous state, forcing the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne to shut fans out. The lockdown...

Australia vows not to rush vaccine rollout, citing UK ‘problems’

SYDNEY: Under mounting pressure to speed up coronavirus vaccinations, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday said he would not take "unnecessary risks" and emulate Britain's emergency drug approval. While vaccinations are already well underway in many countries, Australia's pharmaceutical...

New Zealand to open borders with Australia next year

ANKARA: New Zealand on Monday announced that the country's Cabinet has agreed to open borders with Australia early next year, according to state-run media. The Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, has agreed in principle to establish a...

Australia’s Queensland renews bid for 2032 Olympics

SYDNEY: Officials in the Australian State of Queensland reaffirmed their bid to host the 2032 Olympic Games on Monday, after having put their effort on hold to deal with Covid-19. State Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk told reporters that plans are underway...

Australia begins production of Oxford-developed Covid-19 vaccine

SYDNEY: Australia commenced locally manufacturing a Covid-19 vaccine candidate developed by the University of Oxford from Monday, with roughly 30 million doses planned to be made, reported Xinhua news agency. Despite still undergoing clinical trials, the vaccine, which was co-developed...

SARS-CoV-2 can survive for 28 days on surfaces

CANBERRA: Australian researchers have found that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, can live for up to 28 days on common surfaces including banknotes and glass. The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) on Monday published the new research...

Australian trees with ‘scorpion-like venom’

BRISBANE (Australia): Australia is notorious for its venomous spiders, snakes and sea creatures, but researchers have now identified "scorpion-like" toxins secreted by a tree that can cause excruciating pain for weeks. Split-second contact with the dendrocnide tree, a rainforest nettle...
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Harimau Malaya can take Viets down

KUALA LUMPUR: It will be a tough, but not an impossible, mission. That was the gist of the reply from...
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