Melbourne - Australia

Beagle, baby possum form 'inseparable bond' after both suffer loss

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Molly the Beagle carries a baby possum on her back.Read more

Serena turns ankle, wastes match points in loss to Pliskova

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Serena Williams wasted four match points in the loss to No. 7 seed Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic at Melbourne Park on Wednesday.Read more

Rebel Wilson has Australian defamation payout slashed

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An appeals court on Thursday slashed Rebel Wilson's record 4.6 million Australian dollar ($3.5 million) damage award to AU$600,000 ($454,000) after a magazine publisher...Read more


Fruit's pungent smell mistaken for gas leak, prompts panic

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The pungent smell of the rotten durian fruit at an Australian university library has been mistaken for a gas leak, prompting an evacuation of the building.Read more

Pacific cruise liner brawl sends guests fleeing to cabins

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A South Pacific cruise was interrupted by brawls apparently caused by a 23-member family who threw punches at other passengers, some of whom said they locked themselves...Read more

Australia cafe surcharge to raise gender pay gap awareness

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A cafe in Melbourne, Australia, is trying to raise awareness about the gender pay gap by charging male customers more than women.Read more

Australian teen's feet bloodied by mystery sea creatures

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Experts are unclear exactly what could have caused hundreds of pinholes that bled profusely from Sam Kanizay's feet.Read more

Martina Navratilova says Margaret Court is a "homophobe"

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The 74-year-old Court has been a critic of homosexuality for decades, and she expanded her comments in a Christian radio station interview this week.Read more

Four Americans among five killed as plane crashes into Australia shopping mall

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Authorities say the plane's engines failed before it crashed into the mall near the end of the runway.Read more


Federer beats Nadal in Australian final to win 18th major

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Roger Federer has won his 18th Grand Slam title and put some extra distance on the all-time list between himself and Rafael Nadal, the man he beat 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-...Read more

Serena Williams wins record 23rd major with win over Venus

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Serena Williams has won her record 23rd Grand Slam singles title with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over her older sister Venus in Saturday's Australian Open final.Read more