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Melbourne: City in Victoria, Australia
Melbourne is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Its name refers to an urban agglomeration of 2,080 km2 (800 sq mi), comprising a metropolitan area with 31 municipalities, and is also the common name for its city centre. The city occupies much of the coastline of Port Phillip bay and spreads into the hinterlands towards the Dandenong and Macedon ranges, Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley. It has a population of 5 million, and its inhabitants are referred to as "Melburnians".


Australian police tell Chinese to keep peace after scuffles at rally over Hong Kong

Police in Melbourne issued a warning on Saturday after small scuffles erupted between supporters and opponents of the Hong Kong protest movement during a rally attended by several hundred people from..
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Wild winds ground flights in Australia, falling tree kills woman

Major airports at Australia's two largest cities, Sydney and Melbourne, canceled flights on Friday as damaging winds swept southeastern states, killing one woman, destroying roofs and causing power..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Melbourne

Ex-Catholic cardinal’s appeal over child sex abuse to be decided [Video]Ex-Catholic cardinal’s appeal over child sex abuse to be decided

George Pell was sentenced to six years in March for abusing two choir boys when he was the archbishop of Melbourne in the 1990s.

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Australian model avoids U.S. prison sentence after fracas on international flight

An Australian model who was found guilty of assault after a fracas on a flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles avoided prison when she was sentenced in U.S. court on Monday.
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Saturday Sessions: The Teskey Brothers perform "Pain and Misery"

The soul-blues band The Teskey Brothers was founded by brothers Josh and Sam Teskey in 2008. They started out by busking and playing parties in Melbourne, Australia – and since then, they've..
CBS News - Published

Brother of Australian militant attacker pleads guilty to another plot

The brother of an Australian man who set fire to a truck laden with gas cylinders and stabbed a person to death in Melbourne in 2018 pleaded guilty on Wednesday to planning another attack in the city's..
Reuters - Published

Melbourne eliminated after draw in Asian Champions League

A pair of Australian teams earned draws in the Asian Champions League, good enough to keep one alive in the competition while eliminating the other
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One dead after shooting outside Australia nightclub, three injured

A drive-by shooting outside a nightclub in the Australian city of Melbourne inflicted "horrific injuries" that killed a security guard and wounded three men, police said on Sunday, but there was no..
Reuters - Published

Australia PM seeks new law to penalize animal rights activists

Australia's government proposed on Wednesday to criminalise some actions of animal rights protesters after activists blocked traffic in Melbourne and stormed farms and abattoirs this week to protest..
Reuters - Published

Animal rights activists arrested in Australia

Australia police arrested 38 animal rights activists on Monday after they blocked peak hour traffic in Melbourne in protests to mark the first anniversary of a film, Dominion, about factory farming.
Reuters - Published

New clues emerge of accused New Zealand gunman Tarrant's ties to far right groups

From its clubhouses in Melbourne and Sydney, the Lads Society promotes drug-free living and exercise, as well as "white resistance" and Islamophobia, according to online statements and interviews with..
Reuters - Published

Orlando airport officials in Florida sue Melbourne airport for using 'Orlando' in its name

The lawsuit asks the court to bar Melbourne's aviation board from using "Orlando" in its airport's name, advertising or promotional materials.
USATODAY.com - Published

Virgin Australia apologizes after 9-year-old unaccompanied minor spends night in airport

An unaccompanied minor had to sleep over in an airport lounge in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday night after Virgin Australia diverted his plane.
USATODAY.com - Published

Ungagged: The Cardinal Pell trials

After I spent weeks covering the trial of Cardinal George Pell in a small court room in Melbourne, a New York-based reporter for a U.S. media organization was first with the news that one of the most..
Reuters - Published

Former Vatican treasurer Pell jailed for six years for sexually abusing choir boys

Former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell was sentenced to 6 years in jail on Wednesday by an Australian court for sexually abusing two choir boys in Melbourne in the 1990s.
Reuters - Published

Australia's Cardinal Pell sentenced to six years jail for sexually abusing choir boys

Former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell was sentenced to six years in jail by an Australian court on Wednesday for sexually abusing two choir boys in the 1990s at St Patrick's Cathedral in..
Reuters - Published

Cardinal George Pell found guilty of sex offenses against teenage boys

An Australian court has found Cardinal George Pell guilty of child sex abuse. The crimes were committed against teenage boys while he was Archbishop of St. Patricks Cathedral in Melbourne. Network 10..
CBS News - Published

Media watchdog says Williams cartoon didn't breach standards

A media watchdog has ruled that a cartoon of tennis star Serena Williams which attracted global condemnation after being published by Melbourne's Herald Sun newspaper did not breach the Australian..
USATODAY.com - Published

Best of UFC 234

The best photos from the UFC 234 event in Melbourne, Australia.
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The hottest news out of UFC 234

What I'm Hearing: John Morgan of MMAjunkie is on site for UFC 234 in Melbourne, Australia and tells us what he's hearing, including a big update on the fight status of Conor McGregor.
USATODAY.com - Published

Nadal into 30th Slam semifinal; ends Tiafoe's Melbourne run

Rafael Nadal eliminated 21-year-old American Frances Tiafoe to get back to the Australian Open semifinals
USATODAY.com - Published

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