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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 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".

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'Huge honour': firefighters front and centre for Melbourne's Australia Day commemorations

Firefighters who battled bushfires have been honoured during Melbourne's Australia Day ceremony.
SBS - Published

Australia confirms first case of coronavirus as protective masks sell out

Australia confirmed its first case of the new coronavirus on Saturday in Melbourne, with many pharmacies in the city's centre running out of protective masks despite health officials saying they are..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Melbourne

Watch: Indigenous Australians hold 'Invasion Day' rally in Melbourne [Video]Watch: Indigenous Australians hold 'Invasion Day' rally in Melbourne

This year, non-indigenous Australians were asked to give reparations in the form of a donation to the #PayTheRent campaign.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published


Australia Declares First Coronavirus Case [Video]Australia Declares First Coronavirus Case

Australia declared on Saturday its first confirmed case of China's Wuhan coronavirus. The case was found in the state of Victoria, according to reports at Reuters. The patient has been hospitalized and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

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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Barty targets success on home soil ahead of Australian Open [Video]Barty targets success on home soil ahead of Australian Open

World number one Ashleigh Barty says she's well prepared ahead of her home Australian Open after her "special" victory in Adelaide last week.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:09Published

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

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:53Published

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

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:12Published

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

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:34Published

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

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:33Published

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

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:31Published

Grand Slams in the Open era: Who has the most titles? [Video]Grand Slams in the Open era: Who has the most titles?

As players compete for the first major title of 2020 in Melbourne, we look at which players hold the most Grand Slams in the Open era.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:47Published

Will and Jada Pinkett Smith announce brand new event series, World Tour [Video]Will and Jada Pinkett Smith announce brand new event series, World Tour

Will and Jada Pinkett Smith are to produce a brand new event series titled World Tour, with the first to take place on March 14 in Melbourne, Australia.

Credit: Bang Media World     Duration: 00:56Published

Tennis stars raise money for Australia fire relief [Video]Tennis stars raise money for Australia fire relief

Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal among the stars who raise millions

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:30Published

Slovenia's Jakupovic says she couldn't breathe before quitting Australian Open qualifying [Video]Slovenia's Jakupovic says she couldn't breathe before quitting Australian Open qualifying

"It was really scary, I couldn't breathe", says tennis player Dalila Jakupovic after pulling out of her Australian Open qualifier as smoke from bushfires blanket Melbourne.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:57Published

Tennis stars raise funds for bushfire relief [Video]Tennis stars raise funds for bushfire relief

A host of tennis stars including Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams help the Nick Kyrgios inspired "Rally for Relief" raise money for Australian bushfire relief.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 03:48Published

Australian Open qualifying matches delayed due to poor air [Video]Australian Open qualifying matches delayed due to poor air

The Australian Open's qualifying matches are delayed and practice temporarily suspended due to poor air quality.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:27Published

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..

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:39Published

Federer Could Be Become Billionaire [Video]Federer Could Be Become Billionaire

Business Insider reports that Roger Federer could soon join the exclusive sportsperson's billionaire club. There are currently only three men in the club: Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, and Floyd..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

 

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..
Reuters - Published

International scientific study says your barista is making your coffee all wrong

A team of international scientists working with a Melbourne barista claim to have designed a scientifically perfect cup of coffee.
The Age - Published

Formula One to hold auction for Australian bushfire relief

Formula One, whose 2020 season starts in Melbourne on March 15, has announced an auction to help areas most affected by the Australian bushfires.
Reuters - Published

Despite helpful rain, parts of Australia are again facing extreme fire danger

Days after severe storms and hail the size of golf balls pelted Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra, eastern Australia is again facing extreme fire danger.
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Australia's bushfire-stricken east welcomes drenching rain

Intense thunderstorms with heavy rains dampened bushfires on Australia's east coast on Friday and brought relief to farmers battling years of drought, but the city of Melbourne braced for another wave..
Reuters - Published

Melbourne scientists are trying to edit quoll DNA to make them cane-toad proof

A team of Melbourne scientists are quietly trying to genetically engineer native northern quolls to make them resistant to cane toad toxin.
The Age - Published

Australian Open qualifying matches underway amid 'unhealthy' quality

Players have taken to the court for day two of Australian Open qualifying following a three-hour delay due to smoke blanketing Melbourne from bushfires.
SBS - Published

Australia 'open for business' as cool change eases bushfire threat

Australia on Tuesday urged international tourists to put aside concerns about raging bushfires after the United States downgraded a travel warning, even as thick smoke disrupted preparations for the..
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

Victorian dad Paul Browitt dies one month on from White Island eruption

Melbourne father Paul Browitt has died in hospital about a month after he and his two daughters were caught in the New Zealand volcano eruption.
SBS - Published

Whakaari volcano victim dies in Melbourne hospital, bringing death toll to 18

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.
SBS - Published

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.
SBS - Published

Coeliac disease linked to bacteria exposure

Finding by Melbourne scientists raises possibility of using probiotics or developing vaccine to prevent the disease.
The Age - Published

George Pell reportedly moved to maximum security prison following drone incident

Disgraced Cardinal George Pell has reportedly been moved to a maximum security prison after an incident involving a drone at his central Melbourne jail.
SBS - Published

Pell reportedly moved after drone incident

Disgraced Cardinal George Pell has reportedly been moved to a maximum security prison after an incident involving a drone at his central Melbourne jail.
SBS - Published

Thousands rally across Australia, condemning government handling of bushfire crisis

Large numbers of people gathered in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane armed with signs and placards, many baring the #sackScomo hashtag.
SBS - Published

'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.
SBS - Published

Melbourne child sex accused Malka Leifer 'feigning mental illness' psychiatrists tell court

Psychiatrists in Israel tasked with determining former Melbourne principal Malka Leifer's mental fitness have declared she is able to face an extradition trial.
SBS - Published

‘Thank you’: Celeste Barber's bushfire relief efforts recognised with Melbourne mural

A mural of Australian comedian Celeste Barber has been painted in Melbourne following the immense success of her bushfire relief fundraiser.
SBS - Published

'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.
SBS - Published

From the Archives, 1959: First live TV link between Melbourne and Sydney

The successful test of a direct TV link between Melbourne and Sydney made simultaneous telecasts possible. It was first used to broadcast a Sydney Test match live in Melbourne.
The Age - Published

Melbourne pair found guilty and jailed over Bali cocaine possession

Sentencing for the two Australians has been reduced to up to a year after prosecutors agreed the pair were "victims of the drug trade"
SBS - Published

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.
SBS - Published

'I will never go back': traumatized bush fire evacuees land in Melbourne

Over 1,000 residents and vacationers who had been stranded on a beach by bush fires in southeastern Australia landed near Melbourne on Saturday after a 20-hour journey on two ships, relieved to escape..
Reuters - Published

First Australian bushfire evacuees land in Melbourne

The first of thousands of residents and vacationers stranded on a beach in southeastern Australia landed near Melbourne on Saturday morning after a 20-hour journey by ship, relieved to escape..
Reuters - Published

A Melbourne bowling club is hosting women-only days for migrants

As part of Victoria’s Count Me In Too program, local women from Pakistan, India, Iraq, Syria and more are being introduced to the sport to improve health and develop social connections.
SBS - Published

New Year's Day 2020: What’s open and closed in Melbourne

Welcome to the new decade! Here's what’s open, what’s closed, and where to go in case of an emergency.
The Age - Published

All quiet in suburbs a day after bushfires licked a little too close

The situation is all calm in Melbourne's north-eastern suburbs a day after a bushfire tore through the Plenty Gorge Park.
The Age - Published

New Year's Eve fireworks to go ahead around Australia despite high fire danger

Fireworks displays in Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne are all scheduled to go ahead as planned, while Canberra has called off the celebrations due to high fire risk.
SBS - Published

Foreign minister's 'deep concern' for hunger striking Melbourne academic

Australian lecturer Kylie Moore-Gilbert has begun a hunger strike, refusing food and water, in an Iranian prison where she is being held on charges of spying.
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Foreign minister's 'deep concern' for jailed Melbourne academic amid reports of a hunger strike

Australian lecturer Kylie Moore-Gilbert has begun a hunger strike, refusing food and water, in an Iranian prison where she is being held on charges of spying.
SBS - Published

Melbourne boy cleared over alleged sexual assault on school trip

A Bialik College student who was investigated over an alleged sexual assault while on a school trip to Israel has been cleared by police and will face no charges.
The Age - Published

Melbourne academic jailed in Iran, accused of spying, goes on hunger strike

Australian lecturer Kylie Moore-Gilbert has begun a hunger strike, refusing food and water, in an Iranian prison where she is being held on charges of spying.
SBS - Published

Christmas comes early for refugee families at Melbourne toy drive

Hundreds of children from refugee and asylum seeker families have been treated to an early Christmas at a toy drive in Melbourne’s west.
SBS - Published

John Cain: A reformer lauded for his virtue

The greatest measure of Cain’s time in politics is not big changes we all remember. It's the many aspects of Victorian and Melbourne life we can’t imagine any other way.
The Age - Published

Seven men charged over 2016 death of one-punch victim Patrick Cronin

Seven men have been charged over a pub brawl in Melbourne's northeast where Patrick Cronin was fatally struck in 2016.
SBS - Published

Charges laid over 2016 death of Vic man

Seven men have been charged over a pub brawl in Melbourne's northeast where Patrick Cronin was fatally struck in 2016.
SBS - Published

Melbourne high school students interviewed over alleged assault in Israel

Israeli police are investigating the alleged assault of an Australian student while on a school trip overseas.
The Age - Published

Brawl in Melbourne court after Laa Chol’s murderer sentenced to 15 years

A fracas broke out in a Melbourne courtroom, moments after a teenager who murdered university student Laa Chol was sentenced to 20 years' jail.
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Laa Chol's murderer jailed for at least 15 years

The teenager who murdered university student Laa Chol after gatecrashing a Melbourne party will spend at least 15 years in jail.
SBS - Published

CBD Melbourne: Frydenberg, our Treasurer of letters

Props are in order for Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s office for coming up with one of the more novel ice-breaking exercises for its Christmas Party on Wednesday night: a guessing competition.
The Age - Published

Blair Cottrell loses appeal against conviction for inciting contempt, ridicule of Muslims

Convicted criminal Blair Cottrell has failed in his bid to have his conviction for inciting hatred quashed by a Melbourne court.
SBS - Published

Hate monger Blair Cottrell's appeal fails

Convicted criminal Blair Cottrell has failed in his bid to have his conviction for inciting hatred quashed by a Melbourne court.
SBS - Published

On Bhutan’s national day, its stateless find a new a home in Australia

The Bhutanese national day has been marked in Melbourne, complete with a citizenship ceremony for some of those left stateless by their former homeland.
SBS - Published

Mother starts petition to stop Hillsong Church 'proselytising' in public schools

A Melbourne mother is campaigning to ban Hillsong Church's School Tour from public schools.
SBS - Published

CBD MELBOURNE: Room at Grill'd for a Christmas bash

When Westpac found itself in Austrac’s firing line last month - courtesy of allegations the bank contravened anti-money-laundering laws 23 million times - its then chief executive Brian Hartzer..
The Age - Published

Melbourne Sikhs drive 700km through the night to deliver food to fire-affected town

A group of Sikh volunteers drove all the way from Melbourne to Braidwood, just outside Canberra, after hearing of how the recent bushfires had devastated surrounding communities.
SBS - Published

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