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Emergency teams sent to tackle Australia’s worst virus outbreak in ag...

07 July, 2020 9:40 am 9:40 am

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia has sent defence and emergency medical teams, usually deployed to disaster zones, to aged care homes in the city of Melbourne to help contain the country’s worst outbreak of the coronavirus. Another hotspot, in inner-city Sydney, forced a senior adviser to Prime Minister Scott Morrison into self-isolation, but the prime minister … Read More

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Oil prices drop on demand recovery fears amid US virus surge

07 July, 2020 10:07 am 10:07 am

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Oil prices fell around 2% in early trade on Tuesday on worries that new clampdowns on businesses to stem surging coronavirus cases in California and other US states could threaten the nascent recovery in fuel demand. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude CLc1 futures slid 84 cents, or 2.1%, to $39.26 a … Read More

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Australia to lock down 300,000 in Melbourne suburbs after coronavirus spike

07 July, 2020 10:05 am 10:05 am

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Authorities will lock down around 300,000 people in suburbs north of Melbourne for a month from late on Wednesday to contain the risk of infection after two weeks of double-digit rises in new coronavirus cases in Australia’s second most populous state. Australia has fared better than many countries in the pandemic, with … Read More

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Four people dead after mid-air plane crash in Australia

02 February, 2020 11:11 am 11:11 am

MELBOURNE (Web Desk) – Four people are dead after two twin-engine planes collided mid-air at Mangalore, about 120 kilometres north of Melbourne. According to the foreign media, one of the planes was carrying a trainee pilot and instructor who had taken off from Mangalore airfield shortly before the collision, which happened about 11:25am. The other … Read More

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Kvitova beats Sakkari to make quarter-finals in Melbourne

01 January, 2020 10:54 am 10:54 am

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Petra Kvitova came from a set down and took full advantage as her Greek opponent Maria Sakkari’s self-belief drained away to advance to the Australian Open quarter-finals with a 6-7(4) 6-3 6-2 victory on Rod Laver Arena on Sunday. Seventh seed Kvitova looked second best early on against Sakkari, who was backed … Read More

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Teenager Gauff ends Osaka’s title defence in Melbourne

01 January, 2020 6:25 pm 6:25 pm

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Coco Gauff continued her dream run at the Australian Open on Friday when the 15-year-old knocked out defending champion Naomi Osaka 6-3 6-4 in a stunning upset to reach the fourth round. Osaka was the third former women’s champion to bow out at Melbourne Park on Friday after her immediate predecessors Caroline … Read More

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Nadal eases into third round of Australian Open

01 January, 2020 8:31 pm 8:31 pm

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal passed up a good few chances for an earlier finish to his night before muscling his way into the third round of the Australian Open with a commanding 6-3 7-6(4) 6-1 victory over Argentine Federico Delbonis on Thursday. The match lacked nothing in quality power tennis but was almost entirely … Read More

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Smith falls but Australia push to 336-5 in Boxing Day Test

12 December, 2019 8:29 am 8:29 am

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – New Zealand paceman Neil Wagner denied Steve Smith his first century of the home summer but Australia’s batsmen dug in to push to 336 for five at lunch on day two of the Boxing Day Test on Friday. Middle order batsman Travis Head reached his eighth half-century and was 57 not out … Read More

Melbourne, Australian firefighters, Christmas Day, bushfires, weather, sacrificing

Australian firefighters spend Christmas Day containing blazes; temperatures...

12 December, 2019 10:01 pm 10:01 pm

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australian firefighters used cooler conditions on Christmas Day to try and contain bushfires ahead of hot, dry weather later in the week, as leaders and communities thanked them for sacrificing time with their families over the holidays. In the state of New South Wales (NSW), which saw entire towns devastated by fires … Read More

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Australian Open prize pool jumps to $49 million, biggest gains for early ro...

12 December, 2019 11:01 pm 11:01 pm

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The prize pool for the 2020 Australian Open has been boosted by 14% to A$71 million (37.9 million pounds), organisers said on Tuesday, with the biggest gains for players exiting in the early rounds. Players losing in the first round of qualifying at the year’s first Grand Slam will take home A$20,000, … Read More

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Murad Saeed’s father arrested in Australia: sources

12 December, 2019 11:52 pm 11:52 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Saeedullah, father of Federal Minister for Communication Murad Saeed, has been arrested in Australia on Monday. According to the sources, Murad Saeed’s father was arrested at Melbourne airport over incomplete documentation. It was reported that the minister’s father reached in Australia on student visa. Saeedullah could not satisfy the immigration officials … Read More

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Australian bushfires kill three, destroy at least 150 homes

11 November, 2019 9:03 am 9:03 am

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Three people have died, four are missing and at least 150 homes have been destroyed as bushfires rage across eastern Australia, authorities said on Saturday. The New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) confirmed two people had been killed by a fire near Glen Innes, more than 550 km (340 miles) … Read More

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Osaka books maiden Australian Open quarter-final spot

01 January, 2019 12:20 pm 12:20 pm

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – US Open champion Naomi Osaka said she drew inspiration from Stefanos Tsitsipas’s shock win over Roger Federer after booking her maiden Australian Open quarter-final spot with a grinding 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over Anastasija Sevastova on Monday. The Japanese fourth seed had to come back from a set down for a second … Read More

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Chahal, Dhoni script India’s ODI series victory in Australia

01 January, 2019 6:12 pm 6:12 pm

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored his third successive half century to guide India to a seven-wicket victory in the series-deciding third one-day international against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday. Dhoni, who was dropped twice in his innings and could have been run out too, made 87 not out … Read More