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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 9,993 km2 (3,858 sq mi), comprising a metropolitan area with 31 municipalities, and is also a common name for its city centre. The city occupies much of the coastline of Port Phillip bay and spreads into the Hinterland 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".

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Australia's Victoria state announces record virus numbers [Video]

Australia's Victoria state announces record virus numbers

Australia's Victoria state has announced a new record 725 Covid-19 cases, and15 deaths, on Wednesday. Victoria’s capital city Melbourne is preparing forall non-essential businesses to close as new..

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Australia's Melbourne to close retail [Video]

Australia's Melbourne to close retail

Australia's second-biggest city Melbourne already under night curfew announced fresh restrictions on industries on Monday, including retail and construction, as it steps up desperate efforts to contain..

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Coronavirus: Melbourne under curfew as Australia's Victoria state imposes new lockdown [Video]

Coronavirus: Melbourne under curfew as Australia's Victoria state imposes new lockdown

Sweeping new coronavirus restrictions were imposed from Sunday night, after a disaster was declared in the virus-hit Australian state.View on euronews

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Coke-Filled Aircraft Crashes, Reveals Links To Mob [Video]

Coke-Filled Aircraft Crashes, Reveals Links To Mob

CNN reports a light aircraft overloaded with cocaine crashed on take-off on its way to Australia. Police say the crash exposed a Melbourne-based crime syndicate and led to the arrest of five men with..

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Australia extends support amid COVID-19 outbreak [Video]

Australia extends support amid COVID-19 outbreak

The Australian government announced on Tuesday it will spend A$16.8 billion to extend its wage subsidies for businesses hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Libby Hogan reports.

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Australia to halve number of returnees [Video]

Australia to halve number of returnees

Australia will halve the number of citizens allowed to return home from overseas each week, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday, as authorities struggle to contain a COVID-19 outbreak in the..

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Melbourne begins second stint of lockdown after coronavirus spike [Video]

Melbourne begins second stint of lockdown after coronavirus spike

The entire Australian city of Melbourne and its surrounding area saw a return of lockdown measures on Thursday following a recent surge of coronavirus cases.About five million people living in the..

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Australia's second-largest city Melbourne reimposes lockdown [Video]

Australia's second-largest city Melbourne reimposes lockdown

Starting on Wednesday, millions of Melbourne residents are going back into lockdown due to a resurgence in coronavirus infections.

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Melbourne: Thousands in public housing towers asked to lock down [Video]

Melbourne: Thousands in public housing towers asked to lock down

New coronavirus cases discovered in Australian city, as thousands of public housing residents are ordered to stay at home.

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F1 returns: A lap of the Austrian Grand Prix [Video]

F1 returns: A lap of the Austrian Grand Prix

Facts and figures ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix as Formula One makes its long-awaited return. It's been more than three months since the season was meant to kick off in Melbourne, with the..

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Australia to start door to door Covid-19 testing after spike [Video]

Australia to start door to door Covid-19 testing after spike

Australian health workers plan to go door to door, testing over 100,000 residents in a coronavirus hotspot in Melbourne.

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ATP and WTA Tours announce August resumption [Video]

ATP and WTA Tours announce August resumption

The men's ATP Tour and women's WTA Tour issue revised calendars for the resumption of professional tennis after the shutdown caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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'No rush' for ICC to make decision on T20 World Cup, Richardson says [Video]

'No rush' for ICC to make decision on T20 World Cup, Richardson says

Australia bowler Kane Richardson has backed the International Cricket Council’s move to hold off on deciding the fate of the T20 World Cup. The tournament, hosted by Australia, is due to kick off in..

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