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Instagram model threatens to blow up plane after being asked to pay for wine

Hannah Lee Pierson, an Instagram model, apparently threatened to blow up an aircraft that was bound for Auckland from Melbourne after being refused wine on board. The incident took place on November 7 last year. There were 72 people in the plane including children at the time of the incident. According to nzherald.co.nz, the matter […]

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Australia: Thousands protests amid widespread allegations of sexual misconduct in the country’s parliament

Thousands of people took part in marches across Australia in protest amid widespread allegations of sexual misconduct in the country’s federal parliament and growing concern that the legal system is failing women who are victims of abuse and violence. People took to the streets on Monday in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and many other towns and […]

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Australian Open fans who booed Covid-19 vaccine rollout face criticism

Fans on the stands of the Australian Open tennis finals who loudly booed the country’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout were criticised by Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack on Monday. “I don’t like booing at any event, and certainly any sporting event,” he told reporters. “This vaccine is going to get our country back to some sort […]

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Novak Djokovic thrashes Daniil Medvedev to win 9th Australian Open title

Novak Djokovic thrashed Daniil Medvedev to claim a record-extending ninth Australian Open title. The world number one’s 7-5 6-2 6-2 triumph on Sunday under the lights at Rod Laver Arena secured his 18th Grand Slam title, bringing him within tantalising reach of Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal’s all-time men’s record of 20. Djokovic used superb […]

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Australian Open 2021: Naomi Osaka clinches fourth Grand Slam title

Japan’s Naomi Osaka defeated United States’ Jennifer Elizabeth to win the Australian Open final, her fourth Grand Slam title. The 23-year-old tennis star was unbeaten in the finals after a 6-4 6-3 win in Melbourne. Osaka edged the first set when Brady, in her first Grand Slam final, paid for some glaring errors in the […]

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Hundreds take part in anti-vaccination protests in Australia, several arrested

Several people were arrested in Australia for taking part in anti-vaccination protesters ahead of the launch of the country’s coronavirus inoculation programme. Protests were held in cities including Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, with participants chanting slogans like: “My body, my choice.” The rallies were largely peaceful, but police made several arrests in Melbourne, local media […]

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Australia’s Victoria imposes 5-day snap lockdown to supress UK strain

Victoria, the south eastern state in Australia entered a lockdown for the third time in a bid to suppress an outbreak of the UK strain of coronavirus. At least 13 confirmed cases were traced back to a quarantine worker at a Melbourne Hotel. The lockdown began on Friday and will end four days later on […]

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Concerns over Australian Open tennis tournament ease as Victoria records no new COVID-19 cases

The Australian state of Victoria reported no new coronavirus cases on Saturday for the second straight day, easing concerns over the Australian Open tennis tournament due to start in Melbourne on Monday. More than 500 staff and players at the event, the year’s first Grand Slam, tested negative for the novel coronavirus on Friday in […]

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Australian Open COVID Scare: 600 players, officials and support staff forced into isolation

About 500 to 600 Australian Open players, officials and support staff have been forced in isolation after a worker at one of the event’s quarantine hotels tested positive for coronavirus. Thursday’s play at the six warm-up events at Melbourne Park has been cancelled as a result. But Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said: “At this stage […]

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Fake American leg band acquits pigeon on death row in Australia

A pigeon that Australia declared a biosecurity risk has received a reprieve after a U.S. bird organization declared its identifying leg band was fake. The band suggested the bird found in a Melbourne backyard on December 26 was a racing pigeon that had left the U.S. state of Oregon, 13,000 kilometers away, two months earlier. […]

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5 Indian cricketers put under isolation as precaution amid investigation into bio-bubble breach

Five Indian cricket players touring Australia have been put into isolation as a precaution after a video on social media showed them eating indoors at a Melbourne restaurant. Cricketers Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill, Prithvi Shaw and Navdeep Saini, all part of the Test squad would be in isolation but would be able to […]

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Lockdown of Melbourne towers due to Covid-19 BREACHED human rights laws

The lockdown of nine towers in Melbourne due to Covid-19 breached human rights laws, an ombudsman has found. About 3,000 people under police guard were confined to their housing unit from 4 July for up to two weeks, after a state government order. The residents were given no notice, meaning many people were left without […]