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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 […]

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Melbourne, Australia: 74 arrested, 176 fined for participating in anti-lockdown protesters

Over 70 people were arrested in Australia’s Melbourne for violating coronavirus restrictions to attend an anti-lockdown protest. About 250 people gathered at the central Queen Victoria market, and demanded an end to lockdown in the city. Police said they arrested 74 people at Sunday’s protest, and fined 176 others. On Saturday they had arrested 14 […]

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Australia extends Melbourne lockdown for 2 more weeks

The southeastern costal city of Melbourne, Australia has extended its lockdown for two more weeks, after officials said new Covid-19 cases had not dropped enough. The restrictions would be in place until 28th September., but with slight relaxations. Single people will be allowed to form a bubble and visit each other, and the current travel […]

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Queensland closes border to New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory amid rising COVID-19 infections

The state of Queensland in Australia has extended the closure of its border to New South Wales (NSW) and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) to contain the spread of coronavirus. The order takes effect from Saturday. Queensland had earlier already shut borders with Victoria after the outbreak in Melbourne. Victoria reported 725 new infections on […]

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Man in Melbourne walks around in plastic bubble amid coronavirus

A man in Victoria, Australia, went an extra mile to save himself from coronavirus by deciding to walk on the street in a big transparent plastic bubble. According to a report published in the Daily Mail, the man was neither wearing shoes nor was he wearing a face mask inside his bubble. Further, he was […]

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Melbourne man violates lockdown, travels 32km to eat his favourite butter chicken

An Australian man travelled 32 kilometres to feast on the perfect butter chicken violating lockdown restrictions. He was caught during his trip and also fined $1,652. He travelled all the way from Werribee, which is 30km south west of Melbourne’s CBD for the specific kind of butter chicken he likes. Police have fined dozens of […]

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5 million Melbourne residents put under lockdown for six weeks

Over five million people living in Australian city of Melbourne will face severe restrictions from midnight on Wednesday to contain the spread of coronavirus. Multiple checkpoints would be set up around the city to ensure people stay at home. Victoria state police has warned to conduct random checks of vehicles on major roads. “The community […]

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Australia announces unprecedented seal down of Victoria

Australian authorities in an unprecedented announcement decided to seal off the borders of the state of Victoria. The border closure would come into effect at 11:59 pm local time on Tuesday. The 6.6 million people living in Victoria would be cut off from the rest of the country after 127 new cases were reported through […]

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Thousands join Black Lives Matter protests across Australia

Thousands of people across Australia attended Black Lives Matter protests on Saturday wearing masks and practising social distancing amid warnings from state leaders to call off the events on fears of a second wave of coronavirus infections. The rallies, dominated by a heavy police presence, were mostly peaceful. Protesters marched on the streets or gathered […]

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Four police officers ploughed by lorry after they pulled over Porsche 911 for speeding

Four Australian police officers have been killed in a crash involving a lorry in the city of Melbourne. The police chief for the state of Victoria said it was the worst loss of life in the history of the state’s police force. Officers had pulled over a car for speeding on a motorway when the […]