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Stories with place: Melbourne
  • Smoking ban seems cause of 15-hour Australian prison riot 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 8:56 pm

    MELBOURNE, Australia - Australian authorities on Wednesday ended a 15-hour prison riot involving up to 300 inmates in Melbourne suspected to have been triggered by a ban on smoking.

  • French-born winger Novillo extends A-League contract 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 2:35 am

    MELBOURNE, Australia - French-born winger Harry Novillo has extended his short-term contract with the A-League's Melbourne City by two years.

  • Ex-Australia striker Josh Kennedy retires from football 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 3:30 am

    MELBOURNE, Australia - Former Australia striker Josh Kennedy, who played the majority of his football career in Germany and Japan, announced his retirement Friday following a 15-year career.

  • Malaysia Airlines jet makes emergency landing in Australia 
    Updated: Jun-12-15 2:57 am

    CANBERRA, Australia - A Malaysia Airlines passenger jet made an emergency landing at Melbourne airport on Friday after instruments indicated an engine fire, officials said.

  • Vatican's No. 3 fights allegations in Australian abuse probe story has photos
    Updated: Jun-04-15 9:19 am

    SYDNEY - Cardinal George Pell has been dogged for years by allegations that he mishandled the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis in his native Australia, and now the scrutiny is more intense than ever. Australia's latest inquiry is as high-level as it gets, and since Pell is now the Vatican's third-most-powerful official, the same can nearly be said for him.