Agence France-Presse . Melbourne

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    Late cricketer Jones farewelled in last lap of empty MCG

    Agence France-Presse . Melbourne | Updated at 06:14pm on October 07, 2020

    Former Australia batsman Dean Jones has been farewelled in a poignant final lap of an empty Melbourne Cricket Ground following his sudden death last month....

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    Big fines for infected Australians breaking quarantine orders

    Agence France-Presse . Melbourne | Updated at 11:51am on August 04, 2020

    Hundreds of coronavirus-infected people in Australia’s worst-hit state have been caught flouting stay-at-home orders, authorities said Tuesday, prompting tougher fines. The southern state of Victoria...

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    Melbourne orders compulsory masks

    Agence France-Presse . Melbourne | Updated at 10:57pm on July 23, 2020

    Anyone venturing out in Australia’s second-biggest city was ordered Thursday to wear a mask as authorities struggle to contain multiple coronavirus clusters in the country’s...

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    Global cases hit 12 million

    Agence France-Presse . Melbourne | Updated at 12:44am on July 10, 2020

    Millions of people in Australia’s second-biggest city went into lockdown on Thursday to battle another coronavirus outbreak, as the number of infections worldwide surged past...

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    Aussie teen lost on Mount Disappointment found

    Agence France-Presse . Melbourne | Updated at 11:28pm on June 10, 2020

    An autistic teen lost for two days in Australian bushland was reunited with his family Wednesday, after a hundreds-strong volunteer search than involved using Vegemite...

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    Jobless students stranded in Australia turn to handouts

    Agence France-Presse . Melbourne | Updated at 01:32am on May 30, 2020

    Australia wooed hundreds of thousands of international students to its shores with the promise of a first-class education and fun-kissed adventure, but the coronavirus crisis...

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    Arrests, conspiracy theories at Australia anti-lockdown protest

    Agence France-Presse . Melbourne | Updated at 05:03pm on May 10, 2020

    Ten people were arrested and a police officer injured Sunday at an anti-lockdown protest in Melbourne, where demonstrators claimed coronavirus was a government-engineered conspiracy designed...

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    Aussies stick with handshakes

    Agence France-Presse . Melbourne | Updated at 11:23pm on March 09, 2020

    Australia’s cricketers will continue to shake hands, coach Justin Langer said Monday, despite England enforcing a strict fist-bump only policy to prevent spread of the...

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    Dominant Australia win fifth title

    Agence France-Presse . Melbourne | Updated at 05:49pm on March 08, 2020

    A rampant Australia emphatically swept to their fifth women’s Twenty20 World Cup title Sunday, crushing India by 85 runs in front of more than 86,000...

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    Australia eye fifth T20 world title

    Agence France-Presse . Melbourne | Updated at 11:13pm on March 07, 2020

    Australian captain Meg Lanning says her team are ‘pumped’ for their defence of the women’s Twenty20 World Cup against India on Sunday with hopes high...