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World Solar Challenge: Dutch university Delft wins race in Australia


Melbourne : A team from Delft University in the Netherlands has won a solar car race in the Australian outback.The university’s Nuon Solar Team was the first to arrive at the finish line in Adelaide. The 3,000km (1,800 mile) race took four days to complete.The race, which happens once every two years, started on Sunday in Darwin.Nearly 50 teams from ...

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  Sydney : This is a great initiative by the Australian Sikh Association Sydney, the biggest Sikh organization in Australia to bring different Sikh organizations together to deliberate on a very sensitive Panthik issue. Decisions taken against the verdict of so called Jathedars condoning the Sirsa Dera Sadh are enclosed. Please spare some time on the U tube. Must listen to Dr. ...

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Uber says Brisbane attack could be part of ‘coordinated assault’ on its drivers

An illustration picture shows the logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone next to the picture of an official German taxi sign in Frankfurt, September 15, 2014. A Frankfurt high court will hold a hearing on a recent lawsuit brought against Uberpop by Taxi Deutschland on Tuesday.  San Francisco-based Uber, which allows users to summon taxi-like services on their smartphones, offers two main services, Uber, its classic low-cost, limousine pick-up service, and Uberpop, a newer ride-sharing service, which connects private drivers to passengers - an established practice in Germany that nonetheless operates in a legal grey area of rules governing commercial transportation. The company has faced regulatory scrutiny and court injunctions from its early days, even as it has expanded rapidly into roughly 150 cities around the world.   REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT CRIME LAW TRANSPORT) - RTR468Z2

Sydney, Oct. 6 : Ride sharing company Uber has expressed concern over the recent attack in Brisbane, the latest in a string of violent incidents, could be part of a coordinated assault on its drivers.According to news.com.au, a group of men set upon the two drivers as they sat in their cars at Wickham Street in Fortitude Valley and River ...

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Johnathan Thurston: How rugby star daughter’s doll captivated Australia


Sydney : A dark-skinned doll brought on to the pitch at the end of the Australian Rugby League final has become the talking point of the game.The doll was carried by the daughter of Johnathan Thurston, captain of the winning team, North Queensland Cowboys.Thurston is an indigenous Australian, as was, for the first time in the league’s history, his counterpart, ...

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Nauru to end detention of asylum seekers


Sydney : Nauru’s government is promising to open up its regional centre for asylum seekers, effectively ending detention.Justice Minister David Adeang says some 600 outstanding asylum seekers’ refugee claims would be processed within the next week.It means asylum seekers will be free to move around the island, something that has been welcomed by rights groups.All people who try to get ...

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