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‘Da Vinci’ formula for flattering looks

Lady Gaga signs autographs outside a hotel in Asuncion, Paraguay, on Monday. 	— AFP

An Australia-based mathematician has come up with a formula to provide women with a fool-proof flattering look, based on a ratio linked to Egyptian pyramids and Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting Mon

World's strongest beer is Scottish

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Brewers in Scotland have produced a beer with an alcohol content of 65 percent, stronger than vodka, whisky or tequila.

The appropriately named Armageddon is the kind of drink you'd expect someone to

Viv Richards joins Melbourne Stars as mentor

Batting legend Sir Viv Richards of the West Indies has been signed up by the Melbourne Stars as a mentor for the team during the second edition of the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash League.

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CA says night Test cricket inevitable


Cricket Australia today welcomed ICC's decision to approve the much-debated concept of playing day-night Test matches, and said the world body's new ruling will pave the way for day-night Tests becomi

Oz unveils Asia strategy, to teach Hindi in schools

Declaring that Asia’s rise is “unstoppable”, Australia on Sunday unveiled an ambitious plan aimed at forging deeper links with India and other booming economies of the region, including through teachi

1984 Sikh riots: Aus MP to file petition in Parliament

An Australian politician will table a signed petition in the Parliament this week which would ask the government to recognise the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in India as “genocide”.

Aussie cricketer 'counselled' after cocaine incident

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An Australian cricketer has reportedly been warned over an incident involving cocaine. According to newspaper reports here, even though the unnamed player did not test positive for drugs but admitted

Warne picks Australia to beat South Africa

Test great Shane Warne says home advantage will be the key factor in next month's cricket test series between Australia and South Africa.

Warne said very little currently separates Australia, England

Marlon Samuels to play for Melbourne Renegades in Big Bash


Hard-hitting West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels has signed up a deal to play in the second season of Australia's Big Bash League, their domestic Twenty20 tournament, for Melbourne Renegades. Samuels w

India, Oz may ink uranium deal in Oct.

Australia is close to finalise a uranium safeguards agreement with India that would allow it to sell the yellowcake to the Asian giant, foreign minister Bob Carr said on Sunday.

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