Australia

Cairns battling against dengue type three

The north Queensland city of Cairns is fighting against strain of dengue type three. 161 cases were recorded in Cairns whereas nine cases have also been reported in Townsville.

Grandfather Does Jail Time For Spreading HIV

Australian Judge David Parsons sentenced Michael John Neal, 50, a Coburg grandfather to 18-years and nine months' in prison, without being able to go on parole for 13-years and nine months, for deliberately trying to infect others with the HIV virus.

Preterm female babies may be helped by Omega-3 fatty acid

In a latest study, the researchers have found that omega -3 fatty acids in either formula or breast milk could boost the brain functions of preterm female babies.

Australia fishes for tourists with dream-job bait

Sydney - Australia on Tuesday launched a variant of the Nigerian internet scam it hopes will entice foreign tourists to its sandy shores.

In job advertisements placed worldwide, the successful applicant would get a six-figure salary and rent-free luxury accommodation for being part-time caretaker of a paradise island on the Great Barrier Reef.

Lance Armstrong rules Australian race victory "unrealistic"

Sydney  - Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong said Monday he would make an unlikely victor in next week's comeback ride in Australia's Tour Down Under.

"I think it would be unrealistic to expect a victory," the 37-year-old Texan told reporters in Adelaide following a four-hour training stint.

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