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Payne makes Melbourne Cup history

Michelle Payne kept her composure to claim the Melbourne Cup, becoming the first female jockey to win Australia’s biggest race on Tuesday. The

Michelle Payne kept her composure to claim the Melbourne Cup, becoming the first female jockey to win Australia’s biggest race on Tuesday. The

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McLaren medics rule Alonso out of F1 season opener in Melbourne

Fernando Alonso is to miss the F1 season opener in Australia on medical advise. The Spaniard crashed his McLaren at 215km/h while testing in

Fernando Alonso is to miss the F1 season opener in Australia on medical advise. The Spaniard crashed his McLaren at 215km/h while testing in

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Australian hospital mistakenly 'kills' 200 patients

An Australian hospital has apologised after mistakenly sending letters to doctors saying 200 patients had died. The communication should have said

An Australian hospital has apologised after mistakenly sending letters to doctors saying 200 patients had died. The communication should have said

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Wawrinka beats Nadal to win Australian Open title

Stanislas Wawrinka held firm in a match of high drama to defeat an injured Rafa Nadal 6-3 6-2 3-6 6-3 and win the Australian Open on Sunday. The

Stanislas Wawrinka held firm in a match of high drama to defeat an injured Rafa Nadal 6-3 6-2 3-6 6-3 and win the Australian Open on Sunday. The

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Li overwhelms Cibulkova to claim Australian Open

China’s Li Na weathered a feisty challenge from Dominika Cibulkova before roaring to a 7-6 (7-3) 6-0 victory to win the Australian Open on

China’s Li Na weathered a feisty challenge from Dominika Cibulkova before roaring to a 7-6 (7-3) 6-0 victory to win the Australian Open on

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Hotter longer, Australian heat wave pressuring commodities

Australia can expect even longer and hotter heat waves than the one now scorching wide swathes of the country, a climate research group said on

Australia can expect even longer and hotter heat waves than the one now scorching wide swathes of the country, a climate research group said on

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Planes collide at Melbourne Airport

Two passenger aircraft have collided at Melbourne Airport in Australia. The left wing of a Virgin Australia 737 hit the back of a Jetstar Airbus

Two passenger aircraft have collided at Melbourne Airport in Australia. The left wing of a Virgin Australia 737 hit the back of a Jetstar Airbus

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Raikkonen draws first blood in new F1 season

Formula One is back, and so is Kimi Raikkonen, the former world champion pushing the title holder, Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel into third place in

Formula One is back, and so is Kimi Raikkonen, the former world champion pushing the title holder, Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel into third place in

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Train and truck in fatal collision in Australia

One person has been killed and at least eight people injured after a passenger train collided with a truck in Melbourne, Australia. State police

One person has been killed and at least eight people injured after a passenger train collided with a truck in Melbourne, Australia. State police

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Azarenka wins Australian Open

Victoria Azarenka has beaten Maria Sharapova in the finals of the Australian Open. The final score was 6-3, 6-0. Third seeded in the competition

Victoria Azarenka has beaten Maria Sharapova in the finals of the Australian Open. The final score was 6-3, 6-0. Third seeded in the competition

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All survive light plane crash

Six people, a pilot and five sky divers, escaped serious injury after a light plane crashed east of the Australian city of Melbourne on Saturday.

Six people, a pilot and five sky divers, escaped serious injury after a light plane crashed east of the Australian city of Melbourne on Saturday.

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Melbourne's miracle multi-storey car plunge

An Australian woman is recovering in hospital after surviving a plunge from a multi-storey car park in Melbourne. Witnesses said the noise of the

An Australian woman is recovering in hospital after surviving a plunge from a multi-storey car park in Melbourne. Witnesses said the noise of the

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Day of mourning for bushfire victims

A national day of mourning has been observed in Australia for those who died in the country’s worst bushfires in living memory. A total of 209

A national day of mourning has been observed in Australia for those who died in the country’s worst bushfires in living memory. A total of 209