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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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Two killed as Australian train derails

Two people were killed and 12 others were injured when an Australian interstate train derailed outside Melbourne on Thursday evening, police said.
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Two killed in Sydney-Melbourne train derailment

Two people were killed and a number of others were injured when an Australian interstate train derailed outside Melbourne on Thursday evening, police said.
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Two killed after Australia train derails [Video]Two killed after Australia train derails

An Australian XPT train travelling from Sidney to Melbourne derailed on Thursday night, resulting in the deaths of the train driver and co-driver.

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Djokovic looks ahead to Dubai Open after Australian Open win [Video]Djokovic looks ahead to Dubai Open after Australian Open win

Serb star Novak Djokovic looks ahead to the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships as the world number one returns to action following his Australian Open triumph.

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Australian PM 'angry' at General Motors decision [Video]Australian PM 'angry' at General Motors decision

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday (February 17) that he was angry and disappointed at General Motors decision to retire the Holden brand, although not surprised.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

'We're missing out on our everyday life' - Australian on cruise ship quarantined in Japan [Video]'We're missing out on our everyday life' - Australian on cruise ship quarantined in Japan

Nearly a week into quarantine on the Diamond Princess, an Australian family are passing the time as best they can while 66 more people on board tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total cases..

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Cricket heroes come together for Australian bushfire victims [Video]Cricket heroes come together for Australian bushfire victims

Some of cricket's biggest names play a charity cricket game to help raise money for Australia's bushfire victims.

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Australian cricketer Ellyse Perry excited for potential record crowd for a women's sporting event [Video]Australian cricketer Ellyse Perry excited for potential record crowd for a women's sporting event

Australian cricketer Ellyse Perry hopes that hundreds of thousands will attend the women's T20 World Cup Final

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Australians from Wuhan arrive at quarantine [Video]Australians from Wuhan arrive at quarantine

Australians evacuated out of Wuhan on Monday have arrived at Christmas Island, where they will live in quarantine for two weeks. Libby Hogan reports

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Djokovic feels 'relief' at Aussie Open win, aims for most career Grand Slams [Video]Djokovic feels 'relief' at Aussie Open win, aims for most career Grand Slams

Serbian admits that his emotions got the better of him at times during five-set victory over Dominic Thiem

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Sofia Kenin poses with Australian Open trophy [Video]Sofia Kenin poses with Australian Open trophy

First time grand slam champion Sofia Kenin poses with Australian Open trophy after beating Garbine Muguruza in the final on Saturday.

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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

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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..

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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.

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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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Australia planes collide north of Melbourne, killing four

The two light aircraft with two people on board each crashed to the ground north of Melbourne.
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Chinese gymnasts pull out of World Cup in Australia due to coronavirus travel ban

The Chinese gymnastics team entered into next week's World Cup in Melbourne has pulled out due to Australian government travel restrictions put in place to limit the coronavirus outbreak, organizers..
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Australia v England, T20 tri-series: England miss out on final after defeat

England are knocked out of the women's Twenty20 tri-series after losing to Australia by 16 runs in the final group game at Melbourne's Junction Oval.
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England miss out on women's T20 tri-series final

England are knocked out of the women's Twenty20 tri-series after losing to Australia by 16 runs in the final group game at Melbourne's Junction Oval.
BBC News - Published

England v India: Natalie Sciver makes half-century in four-wicket win

Natalie Sciver's half-century leads England to a four-wicket win over India in their third match of the T20 tri-series in Melbourne.
BBC News - Published

Djokovic must 'go up a level' to beat Thiem and extend Melbourne record

Novak Djokovic must "go up a level" to beat Dominic Thiem and win an eighth Australian Open men's singles title, says Pat Cash.
BBC News - Published

Superb Halep races into Australian Open semi-finals

Simona Halep brushes aside Anett Kontaveit 6-1 6-1 in 53 minutes to reach the Australian Open semi-finals in Melbourne.
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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..
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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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Federer finds 'super breaker' to his liking after escaping defeat

Roger Federer has never struggled for ways to win matches at the Australian Open but in beating John Millman to chalk up his 100th on the Melbourne hardcourts the 38-year-old Swiss found himself in..
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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.
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Defending champion Osaka into last 32 in Melbourne

Defending champion Naomi Osaka moves into the last 32 at the Australian Open with a straight-sets win over China's Saisai Zheng
BBC News - Published

Australia storms: Huge hail causes chaos in two cities

Melbourne and Canberra are pelted by golf-ball sized stones, causing widespread damage.
BBC News - Published

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..
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Australian Open will go ahead despite health concerns, says tournament director

Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley says the tournament "is happening" despite health concerns over Melbourne's air quality.
BBC News - Published

Smoke clears in Melbourne, organizers defend playing qualifiers

The Melbourne skies were largely clear of bushfire smoke on Thursday as Australian Open organizers defended their decision to continue playing qualifiers during two days when a thick haze enveloped the..
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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..
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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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Australian Open practice suspended and qualifying delayed over poor air quality

Australian Open practice is temporarily suspended on Tuesday and qualifying delayed by an hour due to poor quality in Melbourne caused by the ongoing bushfires.
BBC News - Published

Australia bushfires: F1 monitoring fires before start of new season

Formula 1 says it is monitoring the Australian bushfire crisis before the start of the 2020 season in Melbourne on 13-15 March.
BBC News - Published

F1 'monitoring' Australia bushfires before Melbourne race

Formula 1 says it is monitoring the Australian bushfire crisis before the start of the 2020 season in Melbourne on 13-15 March.
BBC News - Published

Australian Open: Air quality being monitored - organisers

Australian Open matches could be suspended if air quality is too bad, organisers say after Melbourne reached "very unhealthy" levels amid bushfires.
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'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..
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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..
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Fallon Sherrock wins take darts global - Barry Hearn

Fallon Sherrock's World Championship run has got people talking about darts "from New York to Melbourne", says tour chief Barry Hearn.
BBC News - Published

Australia v New Zealand: Hosts secure crushing 247-run victory in Melbourne

Australia complete a 247-run victory over New Zealand on the fourth day in Melbourne to win the three-Test series with one match remaining.
BBC News - Published

Head ton keeps Australia in control against New Zealand

Travis Head hits a century and Australia take two late New Zealand wickets as the hosts continue to dominate the second Test on day two in Melbourne.
BBC News - Published

Australian Open 2020: Johanna Konta hopeful she will play in Melbourne

Johanna Konta says she is hopeful she will be ready to play in the Australian Open after revealing the extent of a knee injury.
BBC News - Published

NZ cancel Melbourne warm-up because of heat

New Zealand cancel the opening day of their warm-up match against Cricket Victoria because of extreme heat forecast in Australia.
BBC News - Published

Reed's caddie thrown out of President Cup after he 'shoved' fan in Australia

Patrick Reed's caddie is thrown out of the Presidents Cup in Melbourne after he "shoved" a fan who had been directing abuse at his player.
BBC News - Published

Melbourne terror plot: Trio jailed for planning Christmas attack

The men had planned to use machetes and explosives to maximise casualties in central Melbourne.
BBC News - Published

Australia man gets maximum 36-year sentence for rape, murder of Israeli student

Australia's Supreme Court on Tuesday sentenced a 20-year-old man to at least 30 years in prison for rape and murder of international student Aiia Maasarwe in Melbourne this year.
Reuters - Published

UFC 243: Israel Adesanya dethrones Robert Whittaker in Melbourne

New Zealand's Israel Adesanya extends his perfect professional record to 18-0 as he dethrones UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker at UFC 243.
BBC News - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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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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

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