Aussie court approves use of Facebook for serving lien

The Australian Capital Territory Supreme Court has approved the use of Facebook by a mortgage lender to serve legal documents to a couple who was otherwise inaccessible at their home or by e-mail. The mortgage lender had used Facebook to break the news to the couple that they have lost their home.

Rio Tinto to lay off 14,000 jobs worldwide

Rio Tinto to lay off 14,000 jobs worldwideRio Tinto, the mining giant has announced its plans to pay down $10 billion of debt by end of next year, by putting significant assets up for sale, sharply reducing capital expenditure and cutting 14,000 jobs.

Kogan to roll out world’s second Android phone

Australian electronics maker Kogan has announced plans to roll out its Agora and Agora Pro phones on January 29 - though their availability will presently be limited to Australia, the future possibilities of the new Android-powered handset, an alternative to T-Mobile’s G1, cannot be overlooked.

Prison likely for fake aircraft mechanic

SYDNEY, Dec. 5 -- A lawyer for a man who faked credentials to pass as a mechanic for Australia's Qantas airline said Thursday his client lives in a "parallel universe."

Tasimelteon may cure jet lag

MELBOURNE, Dec. 3 -- U. S. and Australian researchers say the drug tasimelteon may alleviate jet lag and sleep disorders experienced by shift workers.

Shantha Rajaratnam of Monash University's School of Psychology, Psychiatry and Psychological Medicine in Australia said tasimelteon acts on melatonin receptors in the brain.


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