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Melbourne starts five-day virus lockdown, no spectators at Australian Open

Melbourne starts five-day virus lockdown, no spectators at Australian Open

Australia's second most populous state Victoria entered a five-day lockdown on Saturday as authorities raced to prevent a third wave of Covid-19 cases sparked by the highly infections UK variant.

Melbourne enters new lockdown, barring Australian Open crowds

Melbourne enters new lockdown, barring Australian Open crowds

Australia's second-most populous city will enter a five-day snap coronavirus lockdown, authorities said on Friday, barring spectators for much of the Australian Open tennis tournament.

Five Indian players isolated as boards investigate protocol breach

Five Indian players isolated as boards investigate protocol breach

Five India cricketers were placed in isolation while the Australian and Indian cricket boards investigate allegations of breach of biosecurity protocols after a video surfaced showing the players eating at a Melbourne ...

Melbourne lockdown lifted after zero new virus cases recorded

Melbourne lockdown lifted after zero new virus cases recorded

Australia's second-biggest city will this week exit its coronavirus lockdown following nearly four months under onerous restrictions, authorities announced Monday, after no new daily cases or deaths were recorded.

70 held at Melbourne anti-lockdown protest

70 held at Melbourne anti-lockdown protest

Authorities in Melbourne arrested more than 70 people for flouting stay-at-home orders to protest against lockdown restrictions today, with some demonstrators clashing with riot police at a market in the city.

Australia scientists to share lab-grown coronavirus to hasten vaccine efforts

Australia scientists to share lab-grown coronavirus to hasten vaccine efforts

A team of scientists in Australia said on Wednesday they have successfully developed a lab-grown version of the new coronavirus, the first to be recreated outside of China ...

One dead in shooting outside Australia nightclub, three injured

One dead in 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 suggestion yet that the attack was terror-related.

Bottas wins Australian Grand Prix for Mercedes

Bottas wins Australian Grand Prix for Mercedes

Valtteri Bottas capitalised on a late pitstop to upset his world champion team mate Lewis Hamilton and clinch the season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix for Mercedes on Sunday.

Five properties destroyed in Australian bushfires

Five properties destroyed in Australian bushfires

At least five properties have been lost in two out-of-control bushfires and more are at risk in Australia's south-eastern state of Victoria, officials said Sunday.

India praised for ‘perfect finish’ to historic Australia tour

India praised for ‘perfect finish’ to historic Australia tour

India's cricketers are being hailed a once-in-a-generation side as the World Cup looms, capping off a ‘perfect finish’ to their historic Australia tour with a maiden one-day international bilateral series victory.

Three charged over alleged Melbourne terror plot

Three charged over alleged Melbourne terror plot

Three men who allegedly plotted "chilling" terror attacks in Melbourne were charged early Tuesday, less than two weeks after a stabbing rampage inspired by the Islamic State group left two dead in Australia's second city, police said.

Melbourne attacker inspired by Islamic State: Australian police

Melbourne attacker inspired by Islamic State: Australian police

A man who set fire to a gas-laden truck in the centre of Melbourne and fatally stabbed one person before he was shot by police was inspired by Islamic State but did not have direct links with the group ...