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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".

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As unrest deepens, Hong Kongers eye exits from Vancouver to Melbourne

As protests in Hong Kong stretch from summer into autumn with little sign of resolution, a surge in migration applications suggests more locals are making plans to leave the special administrative..
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Vienna holds off Melbourne to top EIU ranking of most liveable cities

Vienna has held off Melbourne to retain the top spot on the Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Index for 2019, further strengthening its reputation as the world's most pleasant city,..
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Videos for Melbourne

Like oceans rising: green protests sweep the globe [Video]Like oceans rising: green protests sweep the globe

Thousands have taken to the streets in cities across the globe to demand that leaders take action -- inspired by student Greta Thunberg. Lucy Fielder reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:57Published

Clijsters sets sights on 2020 comeback after seven-year absence [Video]Clijsters sets sights on 2020 comeback after seven-year absence

Seven years after announcing her second retirement, Kim Clijsters prepares to return to tennis.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:42Published

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.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:25Published

 

Australia end United States' 78-game basketball winning streak

United States suffer their first loss in 13 years after a shock defeat by Australia in a World Cup warm-up in Melbourne on Saturday.
BBC News - Published

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..
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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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Climate change: How hot cities could be in 2050

Edinburgh will feel like Paris and Leeds could be as warm as Melbourne, according to a study.
BBC News - Published

Surgeons in Australia have reversed hand and arm paralysis

The pioneering surgery at Austin Health Centre in Melbourne has been described as potentially having a life-changing impact.
BBC News - Published

Uber takes its flying taxi ambitions to Australia

uber takes its flying taxi ambitions to australia
Melbourne will become a pilot city for Uber's air taxi service, with test flights due to begin in 2020.
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Courtney Herron: Melbourne woman killed in 'horrendous bashing'

courtney herron: melbourne woman killed in 'horrendous bashing'
Courtney Herron died in a "particularly horrendous attack" in a Melbourne park, police say.
BBC 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

Barry Humphries: Top comedy prize renamed after transgender row

barry humphries: top comedy prize renamed after transgender row
Melbourne's comedy festival distances its top award from controversy-hit comedian Barry Humphries.
BBC News - Published

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..
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Melbourne nightclub shooting leaves four injured, two critically

melbourne nightclub shooting leaves four injured, two critically
Police say two men are in a critical condition after a shooting outside the Love Machine nightclub.
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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..
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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.
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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

Fart bullying case: Engineer contests A$1.8m court ruling

fart bullying case: engineer contests a$1.8m court ruling
David Hingst says his boss at a Melbourne firm caused "stress" by breaking wind six times a day.
BBC News - Published

Charlie Whiting: F1 race director dies aged 66 on eve of season-opener in Melbourne

charlie whiting: f1 race director dies aged 66 on eve of season-opener in melbourne
Charlie Whiting, the head of Formula 1 for governing body the FIA and one of the most influential people in the sport for decades, dies aged 66.
BBC News - 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

Airbnb host admits manslaughter after killing guest over unpaid bill

airbnb host admits manslaughter after killing guest over unpaid bill
Jason Colton admits manslaughter after his guest in Melbourne couldn't afford to pay his bill.
BBC News - Published

Melbourne car rampage: James Gargasoulas jailed for six murders

melbourne car rampage: james gargasoulas jailed for six murders
James Gargasoulas ploughed a car into pedestrians in Melbourne, killing six and injuring dozens.
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'I love Australia', refugee Bahraini footballer declares as he arrives home from Thai prison

A refugee Bahraini footballer who was held in a Thai prison for more than two months at the Gulf state's request arrived in his adoptive hometown of Melbourne on Tuesday, television pictures showed, to..
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Australian supporters cheer refugee Bahraini footballer freed from Thai jail

A refugee Bahraini footballer, who was held in a Thai prison for more than two months at the Gulf state's request, arrived in the Australian city of Melbourne from Bangkok on Tuesday, Australian..
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Bahraini footballer arrives in Australia after release from Thailand: TV

A refugee Bahraini footballer, who was held in a Thai prison for more than two months at the Gulf state's request, arrived in the Australian city of Melbourne from Bangkok on Tuesday, Australian..
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'He is a free man': refugee Bahraini footballer heads home to Australia

A refugee Bahraini footballer with residency status in Australia boarded a flight for Melbourne early on Tuesday after Bahrain dropped its bid to have him extradited from Thailand, bringing to an end a..
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Adesanya beats Silva at UFC 234 after Whittaker pulls out with 'severe abdominal injury'

adesanya beats silva at ufc 234 after whittaker pulls out with 'severe abdominal injury'
Israel Adesanya beats Anderson Silva at UFC 234 in Melbourne after Robert Whittaker pulls out of his middleweight title defence against Kelvin Gastelum.
BBC News - Published

Highlights: Serena Williams knocked out of Australian Open by Karolina Pliskova after holding match points

highlights: serena williams knocked out of australian open by karolina pliskova after holding match points
Serena Williams misses four match points as Czech seventh seed Karolina Pliskova wins the final six games to reach the Australian Open semi-finals in Melbourne.
BBC News - Published

Tsitsipas reaches Australian Open semi-finals

tsitsipas reaches australian open semi-finals
Stefanos Tsitsipas beats Roberto Bautista Agut in four sets to continue his superb run in Melbourne and reach the Australian Open semi-finals.
BBC News - Published

Barty eyes revenge against Kvitova in last eight

barty eyes revenge against kvitova in last eight
Ashleigh Barty could become Australia's first female semi-finalist in Melbourne for 35 years when she takes on Petra Kvitova on Tuesday.
BBC News - Published

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