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Victoria (Australia): State in Australia
Victoria is a state in south-eastern Australia. Victoria is Australia's smallest mainland state and its second-most populous state, making it the most densely populated state. Most of its population lives concentrated in the area surrounding Port Phillip Bay, which includes the metropolitan area of its state capital and largest city, Melbourne, Australia's second-largest city. Victoria is bordered by Bass Strait and Tasmania to the south, New South Wales to the north, the Tasman Sea to the east, and South Australia to the west.

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Preliminary investigations wrap up at scene of deadly Victoria train derailment

Investigators spent Saturday sifting through the wreck of a train derailment that killed two people north of Melbourne.
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Probe into fatal Vic train derailment

Speed may have been a factor in the derailment of a Melbourne-bound train where the driver and pilot were killed.
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Videos for Victoria (Australia)


Djokovic crosses fingers for clean air at Melbourne Park [Video]Djokovic crosses fingers for clean air at Melbourne Park

Defending champion Novak Djokovic hopes the worst of the Melbourne air pollution was behind them

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Federer expects tough challenge from Johnson [Video]Federer expects tough challenge from Johnson

Roger Federer thinks his first round opponent at the Australian Open, Steve Johnson will provide an early test

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Nadal surprised to still be on top of the game [Video]Nadal surprised to still be on top of the game

World number one says his passion for the game has enabled him to keep playing

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Defending champion Osaka - "Last year I was fearless" [Video]Defending champion Osaka - "Last year I was fearless"

Defending Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka feels in a different mental place to last year

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Wozniacki prepares for final tournament [Video]Wozniacki prepares for final tournament

Caroline Wozniacki admits that she is ready for new challenges as she begins her final tournament as a professional

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Australian Open organisers on alert for return of bushfire smoke [Video]Australian Open organisers on alert for return of bushfire smoke

British star Johanna Konta says conditions in Melbourne haven't been ideal

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Support dog brings smiles to Australia firefighters [Video]Support dog brings smiles to Australia firefighters

Ember, a crisis response dog, gets a cuddle during a visit to NSW Rural Fire Service headquarters in Australia

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Support dog brings smiles to Australia firefighers [Video]Support dog brings smiles to Australia firefighers

Ember, a crisis response dog, gets a cuddle during a visit to NSW Rural Fire Service headquarters in Australia

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Australian Open matches delayed by smoke [Video]Australian Open matches delayed by smoke

The Australian Open qualifying matches were delayed in Melbourne on Tuesday because of bushfire smoke. Questions have been raised about the poor air quality as bushfires continue raging across the..

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Australian Wildfires Believed to Have Affected Almost 500 Million Animals [Video]Australian Wildfires Believed to Have Affected Almost 500 Million Animals

Since September 2019, uncontrollable fires have ravaged Australia, displacing both humans and animals in New South Wales and Victoria.

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Bushfires rage out of control across southeast Australia [Video]Bushfires rage out of control across southeast Australia

Bushfires burned dangerously out of control on Australia's east coast on Saturday, fueled by high temperatures and strong winds that had firefighters battling to save lives and property, and..

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Australia Urges Residents And Tourists To Flee As Fire Spreads [Video]Australia Urges Residents And Tourists To Flee As Fire Spreads

Australians were urged on Friday to evacuate parts of the eastern states of Victoria and New South Wales. The call to action is in an effort to help residents escape bushfires that are expected to burn..

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Australian troops brought in to fight bushfires [Video]Australian troops brought in to fight bushfires

Authorities have called on residents and tourists to evacuate coastal towns along Australia's east coast ahead of extreme heat forecasts for the weekend. In the southeast, troops will support..

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Australia wildfires: Mass evacuations on 'high risk day' for Victoria [Video]Australia wildfires: Mass evacuations on 'high risk day' for Victoria

Thousands of residents and tourists have been told to leave the East Gippsland region in the Australian state of Victoria as scorching temperatures fan bushfires.A total fire ban is in place across the..

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Site of deadly train derailment in Victoria was 'awaiting maintenance'

Victoria's rail union says the section of track where a train derailed on Thursday, killing two people, needed maintenance.
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Two dead after Sydney-to-Melbourne train derails

A Sydney-to-Melbourne train has derailed in Victoria.
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Victoria's education regulator launches investigation into St Kevin's College

An elite Melbourne school will be investigated by the Victorian Registration & Qualifications Authority over its management of child abuse risks.
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His home and school were destroyed by bushfires, but Jake is proving resilient

Children from Clifton Creek Primary in rural Victoria have begun the new year in temporary facilities after fires devastated the region. Here, ten-year-old Jake Brunswick and his family tell SBS News..
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Victorian firefighters to get 2.5 per cent pay increase

The Victorian government has struck a deal to give all Metropolitan Fire Brigade and Country Fire Authority career firefighters a 2.5 per cent pay increase.
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'Double whammy': coronavirus and bushfires put Australian businesses at risk of collapse

Australian tourism operators in the Victorian coastal town of Lakes Entrance say the government’s ban on travellers has exacerbated the impact bushfires have had, leaving many struggling to make ends..
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'Just killed all of our koalas': Helen Oakley's emotional discovery of koala massacre

Helen Oakley witnessed the immediate aftermath of a logging operation at a blue gum plantation near Cape Bridgewater in Victoria, saying many koalas were killed and injured.
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'Lobsters overboard' as China bans live seafood trade over coronavirus fears

Fishers across the Victorian coast are stranded holding up to 10,000 lobsters in seawater storage tanks on boats and in processing facilities after China shut down its live animal trade over..
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Fresh coronavirus cases in Victoria and SA takes Australian total to 11

Victorian health authorities have confirmed a fourth case of the deadly coronavirus, while two South Australia has confirmed more cases.
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Melbourne resident confirmed as tenth Australian coronavirus case

Victorian health authorities have confirmed a fourth case of the deadly coronavirus.
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Victorian minister calls for Bettina Arndt to be stripped of her OAM honour

Victoria's Attorney-General Jill Hennessy has written to Australia's governor-general, asking him to overturn men’s rights activist Bettina Arndt's Order of Australia.
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Fifth Australian coronavirus case confirmed as Chinese death toll rises

Five people across Australia, including four in NSW and one in Victoria, have now been confirmed to have contracted the new coronavirus.
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Australia declares first confirmed case of coronavirus

Australia declared on Saturday its first confirmed case of the Wuhan coronavirus in the state of Victoria, with the patient hospitalized in a stable condition in a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria health..
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Australia's first coronavirus case confirmed in Victoria

Victorian health officials have confirmed a 50-year-old Chinese national has coronavirus.
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Victorian firefighter Bill Slade farewelled

Forest Management firefighter Bill Slade, who died in Victoria's East Gippsland bushfires has been farewelled by hundreds of mourners including premier Daniel Andrews and Opposition Leader Michael..
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Storms and floods pose a threat to bushfire-ravaged towns in Victoria

Bushfire-ravaged Victorian communities have been warned of flood risk as up to 70 people are expected to fly back to Mallacoota to reunite with family members.
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'That's not us': Rural Victorian town rallies together after local couple's flying of Nazi flag

Dozens of people in Beulah have gathered in a symbol of peace and inclusivity, after a local couple raised a Nazi flag above their property.
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Emergency warning issued for French Island as dozens of fires continue to raze Victoria

Saturday evening saw an emergency warning issued for a blaze burning out of control on French Island, Victoria's largest coastal island.
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Calm Vic weather before unstable weekend

Low intensity thunderstorms will hit the north east region while showers in East Gippsland unload little rainfall on Friday.
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Heavy rain is posing a threat to fire-ravaged Victorian regions

Flash-flooding and large hail from thunderstorm sweeping the state in a eastern direction are likely to cause damage across fire-affected areas.
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Victorian bushfire death toll rises to five as smoke plays havoc across state

Smoke blowing in from the bushfires still raging in Victoria has forced the closure of one of Melbourne Airport's runways.
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Smoke forces Australian Open to delay qualifying matches again

Smoke from the Victorian bushfires has forced Australian Open organisers to delay the start of play on day two of qualifying.
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Victoria announces inquiry as Morrison government pushes for fire royal commission

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced a state-based review into the bushfires and questioned what a national inquiry would examine.
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'Disgusting behaviour': Daniel Andrews slams Nazi flag at private property in rural Victoria

The flying of a Nazi flag on a private property in regional Victoria has been labelled "disgusting" by Premier Daniel Andrews.
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Melbourne smothered in smoke as Australian bushfires burn despite cool change

Australia's devastating bushfire season is far from over despite cooler weather this week, Victorian state officials warned on Tuesday as Melbourne was blanketed by hazardous smoke.
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NZ volcano victim dies in Vic hospital

One of the three victims of last year's New Zealand volcano eruption in Melbourne's Alfred hospital has died, taking the official toll to 18.
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Two Vic fires burn at emergency level

Monday marks the start of a week of milder conditions across Victoria that will help firefighters strengthen containment lines in ravaged areas of the state.
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'Great sadness': Victorian firefighter dies while battling Omeo blaze

The death toll from Victoria's bushfire crisis has risen to four after a firefighter died battling a blaze in the state's alpine region.
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Weary Victorian residents are savouring an extended fire reprieve

While an emergency warning remains for a fire near Mt Hotham, the government has confirmed the Victorian state of disaster will end at midnight Saturday.
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Grape fears for northeast Vic wineries

Wineries in Victoria's bushfire-ravaged northeast worry their grapes could be unusable after being tainted by smoke from the blazes.
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Vic fire threat escalates with cool change

Authorities have warned people in Victoria's northeast and East Gippsland region to stay alert through the evening as the bushfire threat escalates.
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'Strong, visible' police presence as climate rallies kick off amid bushfires

Organisers of a climate protest in Melbourne's CBD on Friday night have resisted calls from Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews to postpone their event.
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Get out by 7:50pm: Vic residents warned

People in Victoria's bushfire-ravaged northeast and East Gippsland regions have been told to evacuate before conditions deteriorate.
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Vic fire activity ramps up, more warnings

More Victorians have been told to leave their homes now as more alerts and emergency warnings have been issued in the state's east.
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Vic fire activity, defence help ramps up

Victorians in the state's fire-ravaged east are bracing for another day of severe to extreme fire danger with challenging weather conditions added to the mix.
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Victoria bushfires: Australian Navy comes to the rescue of the pub with almost no beer

A pub in bushfire-stricken Mallacoota could have become the pub with no beer, but locals won't be left without a coldy thanks to a navy delivery of fresh kegs.
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Navy delivering beer to fire-hit Vic town

A pub in bushfire-stricken Mallacoota could have become the pub with no beer, but locals won't be left without a coldy thanks to a navy delivery of fresh kegs.
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'Selfish and reckless': Victorian government criticise climate protest on day of fire danger

Organisers of a climate protest in Melbourne's CBD on Friday night have resisted calls from Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews to postpone their event.
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Victorian bushfires: 'State of Emergency' extended, third music festival cancelled

The State of Disaster covers Victoria's East Gippsland, the Alpine Region and the state's north-east.
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Vic fire danger 'not over by a long shot'

Extreme fire conditions are forecast to return to Victoria on Friday, and the premier is urging people to remain vigilant and heed warnings.
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Dad-of-two forest worker takes Victorian bushfire death toll to three

A Forest Fires Management worker killed in a road accident has been confirmed as a victim of Victoria's bushfires, taking the state's death toll to three.
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Call for real-time air quality reporting as smoke continues to blanket Australia

It comes as the number of ambulance call-outs for asthma increased in NSW and Victoria.
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More than 300 residents trapped as Victorian bushfire evacuations stall

Thick smoke is likely to blanket Melbourne for days as bushfires continue to tear through the state's east, where all missing people have been found.
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Daniel Andrews tells people to stop donating food and clothes for bushfire crisis

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says no more clothes and food donations are needed.
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