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'Can't let this slide': Anger grows over smoke haze play at Open

Jan 16, 2020 - 7:35 PM

'The more I think about the conditions we played in... the more it boils my blood,' says British player Liam Broady as the Australian Open qualifiers continue despite toxic smoke from bushfires

MAKING A STAND. Liam Broady says the officials’ decision to continue play is like 'a slap in the face.' Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images/AFP

Bushfire smoke disrupts Australian Open buildup

Jan 15, 2020 - 11:59 AM

Dramatic scenes of players dropping to their knees and choking due to the smoke forced Australian Open organizers to suspend action in the qualifying rounds

HEALTH CONCERNS. Players like Eugenie Bouchard of Canada needed medical attention during the qualifiers. Photo by Michael Bradley/AFP

Philippine retirement system among worst in the world

Oct 21, 2019 - 12:28 PM

The 2019 Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index says the retirement system of the Philippines is among the most sustainable, but greatly suffers in terms of integrity and adequacy

Taylor Swift pulls out of Melbourne Cup gig

Sep 22, 2019 - 11:16 AM

The group The Campaign for the Protection of Racehorses praise the singer's decision to pull out of the event

PH teen gymnast Carlos Yulo bags gold in Australia

Feb 23, 2019 - 6:20 PM

The 19-year-old rules the men's floor final in Melbourne for his first World Cup gold medal as a senior

WITH A BANG. Carlos Yulo opens his 2019 gymnastics campaign on a high note. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler

Australian charged with sending dangerous parcels to diplomatic missions

Jan 10, 2019 - 3:27 PM

Police allege Savas Avan sent 38 parcels containing a dangerous substance to consulates and embassies in Melbourne, Canberra, and Sydney

File photos from Wikipedia, Shutterstock

Suspicious packages delivered to diplomatic missions in Australia

Jan 09, 2019 - 1:51 PM

'The packages are being examined by attending emergency services,' the Australian Federal Police says in a statement

New Australian Open heat policy to counter oven-like conditions

Dec 29, 2018 - 12:18 PM

A heat stress scale will be used for the first time at a Grand Slam to prevent players from fainting and suffering exhaustion

In the last Australian Open, tennis players like France's Gael Monfils struggled to play in extreme heat. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

3 charged over alleged Melbourne terror plot

Nov 20, 2018 - 2:09 PM

Police say the men are 'certainly inspired by ISIS,' but have no known links to a specific organization

AFTER NOVEMBER 9. This file photo shows a burnt vehicle at the crime scene following a stabbing incident in Melbourne on November 9, 2018. Less than two weeks after, 3 men who allegedly plotted 'chilling' terror attacks in Melbourne were charged on November 20. File photo by William West/AFP

ISIS-aligned groups warn of more attacks after Melbourne rampage

Nov 15, 2018 - 2:52 PM

'Australia, don't think you are away from our attacks,' reads one poster, which shows a photo of a vehicle the Melbourne attacker set alight during his November 9 attack

RAMPAGE. A burnt vehicle is pictured at the crime scene following a stabbing incident in Melbourne on November 9, 2018. Photo by William West/AFP

The week in photos: November 3-9, 2018

Nov 10, 2018 - 4:27 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

VICTORY PARADE. Russian cadets march during a military parade at Red Square in Moscow on November 7, 2018, to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the 1941 historical parade when Red Army soldiers marched past the Kremlin walls towards the front line to fight Nazi Germany troops during World War II. Photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP

One dead, two hurt in stabbing rampage in Melbourne

Nov 09, 2018 - 4:38 PM

Police shoot the knife-wielding man who went on a stabbing rampage in the city center

With new Melbourne route, can Cebu Pacific replicate Sydney success?

Aug 15, 2018 - 8:28 AM

The Philippine-based budget carrier's Sydney record will be hard to beat

WELCOME TO MELBOURNE. The first flight 5J049 arrives in the Tullamarine Airport. Photo courtesy of Cebu Pacific

Vienna topples Melbourne in 'most liveable city' ranking

Aug 14, 2018 - 12:43 PM

It is the first time a European metropolis has topped the annual chart compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit which identifies the best urban playgrounds to live and work in

VIENNA. Austria's Vienna at sunset. File photo from Shutterstock

Pope aide Pell to stand trial on multiple sex abuse charges

May 01, 2018 - 9:02 AM

(UPDATED) 'Not guilty,' the top aide to Pope Francis says loudly and without hesitation when asked his plea, a stance he has taken since first being charged last year

POPE'S AIDE. Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell speaks to the media at the Quirinale hotel in Rome on March 3, 2016. File photo by Andreas Solaro/AFP

Hello halo: Thong-like safety device divides F1

Mar 20, 2018 - 11:41 AM

The halos protect drivers from flying debris following the fatal crashes of Jules Bianchi at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix and Justin Wilson in an IndyCar race in 2015

PRE-SEASON TESTING. Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel driving at the Circuit de Catalunya in Montmelo on the outskirts of Barcelona during the first day of the second week of tests for the Formula One Grand Prix season. Photo by Lluis Gene/AFP

Movie reviews: All 5 Sinag Maynila 2018 feature length films

Mar 17, 2018 - 8:55 AM

Movie critic Oggs Cruz gives his take on the films shown in this year's Sinag Maynila festival

PAL to add more flights to Melbourne, shift to nonstop Brisbane service

Mar 07, 2018 - 8:10 PM

The flag carrier boosts its flights to the two Australian cities, citing high demand

One historical sex charge against Vatican finance chief withdrawn

Mar 02, 2018 - 11:25 AM

Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell, who denies all the claims, faces a crucial 4-week hearing starting in Melbourne on Monday, March 5, to determine if he stands trial

GEORGE PELL. Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell (C) arrives under heavy police protection for a hearing at the Melbourne Magistrates Court in Melbourne on July 26, 2017. File photo by Mal Fairclough/AFP

Cebu Pacific to launch direct Manila-Melbourne flight

Feb 27, 2018 - 3:50 PM

The new route will begin on August 14 this year, with an introductory seat sale ongoing from February 27 to March 3

Man dies after Melbourne car attack

Dec 30, 2017 - 3:37 PM

Afghan-Australian Saeed Noori is accused of ploughing his car through a busy intersection earlier December

MELBOURNE. Police and emergency personnel work at the scene of where a car ran over pedestrians in Flinders Street in Melbourne on December 21, 2017. Photo by Mal Fairclough/AFP

Tropical storm Vinta, Ferry sinks in Quezon, Pimentel on Canada trash | Evening wRap

Dec 21, 2017 - 8:13 PM

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19 hurt as car driven into crowd in Melbourne – police

Dec 21, 2017 - 4:14 PM

(UPDATED) Witnesses say people were thrown through the air after being hit by the vehicle, which did not appear to be trying to slow down as it 'mowed everybody down'

MELBOURNE. Police and emergency personnel work at the scene of where a car ran over pedestrians in Flinders Street in Melbourne on December 21, 2017. Photo by Mal Fairclough/AFP

Serena Williams sorts out baby teething issues, hints at return

Dec 20, 2017 - 12:38 PM

Serena Williams posts a photo of an open court as the Grand Slam is only 4 weeks away

MOMMY PROBLEMS. Serena Williams solves baby problems while hinting on coming back for the 2018 Australian Open. File photo by Peter Parks/AFP

Police foil Australia New Year's Eve 'terror plot'

Nov 28, 2017 - 8:09 AM

(UPDATED) An Islamic State (ISIS) sympathizer planned to buy a gun and kill as many revelers as possible on New Year's Eve in Melbourne's popular Federation Square, police allege

TARGET. A photo taken April 2, 2010 shows a part of Federation Square (R), and St Paul's Cathedral (L) in Melbourne. William West/AFP

Maranao in Melbourne helps bring MSU students back to school

Aug 06, 2017 - 7:02 AM

A PhD student at the University of Melbourne starts BalikMSU to encourage students displaced by conflict to finish their education

TRUE MARANAO. PhD student Elin Anisha Guro started BalikMSU to bring normalcy back to the lives of students in Marawi City. Photo by David Lozada/Rappler

Cerita Richard Kyle mudik sekaligus liburan ke Melbourne

Jul 04, 2017 - 11:47 AM

Selama satu minggu Richard Kyle rehat dari aktivitasnya di Indonesia dan mengunjungi keluarga dan teman di Melbourne

MELBOURNE. Selama satu minggu, Richard Kyle menghabiskan waktu berlibur sekaligus mudik ke Melbourne, Australia. Foto dari akun Instagram @richo_kyle

Catholic Church rallies behind Pell after sex charges

Jun 30, 2017 - 11:59 AM

The George Pell I know is a man of integrity in his dealings with others a man of faith and high ideals a thoroughly decent man says Archbishop of Sydney Anthony Fisher

SUPPORT. Australian Cardinal George Pell looks on as he makes a statement at the Holy See Press Office, Vatican City on June 29, 2017 after being charged with historical sex offenses in a case that has rocked the church. Pell says he will return to Australia to face sex abuse charges. Photo by Alberto Pizzoli/AFP

Drama penyanderaan di Melbourne, pelaku tewas

Jun 06, 2017 - 9:12 AM

ISIS mengklaim aksi penyanderaan ini

Seorang petugas polisi berjaga setelah penyanderaan di Kota Melbourne, Senin (5/6). Foto oleh Mal Fairclough / AFP

Lorenzana, House of Representatives, Malaysian Airlines | Midday wRap

Jun 01, 2017 - 12:59 PM

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American in Cebu gets 12 years for child abuse, but he's at large

Apr 28, 2017 - 7:54 PM

Wayne Melbourne Littlefield remains at large after going into hiding while his case was being tried Another suspect Australian Norman Johnson Henry is still at large and has not been tried in court

AT LARGE. Wayne Littlefield has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for child abuse in Cebu. Photo courtesy of the International Justice Mission

5 dead as plane crashes into Melbourne shopping center

Feb 21, 2017 - 8:58 AM

UPDATED The twin engined Beechcraft plane veered just after take off into a shopping center that was still closed next to Essendon Fields airport near Melbourne

A general view shows damage to the building after a Beechcraft plane crashed into a shopping centre just after tack-off from the Essendon airport in Melbourne on February 21, 2017. Mal Fairclough/AFP

Trump heads to Florida to reconnect with his base

Feb 18, 2017 - 11:58 PM

Following a grievance filled press conference that raised questions about his temperament the real estate mogul is getting back to basics and back on script

TRUMP AT BOEING. U.S. President Donald Trump addresses a crowd during the debut event for the Dreamliner 787-10 at Boeing's South Carolina facilities on February 17, 2017 in North Charleston, South Carolina. Sean Rayford/Getty Images/AFP

Australia tangkap pelaku pengibar Bendera Bintang Kejora di KJRI Melbourne

Jan 31, 2017 - 3:54 PM

Pelaku seorang pria berusia 42 tahun tidak ditahan setelah ditebus dengan uang jaminan

KIBARKAN BENDERA. Seorang pria (diduga bukan WNI) menerobos dan mengibarkan bendera di dalam bangunan KJRI Melbourne pada tanggal 6 Januari. Foto diambil dari screen shoot Facebook Izzy Brown

Dela Rosa, GMA-7, Trump | Evening wRap

Jan 20, 2017 - 8:48 PM

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3 dead, 20 hurt as car rams Melbourne shoppers

Jan 20, 2017 - 5:07 PM

The trail of violence takes place barely a kilometer half a mile away from Melbourne Park where the world s top tennis stars were playing the opening Grand Slam of the year in a city teeming with tourists

CAR ATTACK. Emergency servicemen and police are seen on Bourke Street after a car plowed into pedestrians in the centre of Melbourne on January 20, 2017. Photo by Peter Parks / AFP

Pemerintah Indonesia kecam aksi pengibaran bendera Bintang Kejora di KJRI Melbourne

Jan 07, 2017 - 3:50 PM

Saat ini polisi sedang memburu pelaku karena telah melakukan penerobosan ke gedung KJRI Melbourne

PAPUA MERDEKA. Demo oleh Gerakan Pembebasan Papua Barat di Melbourne, Australia, Agustus 2012. Foto oleh Nichollas Harrison/Wikipedia

Christmas Day terror plot foiled in Australia – police

Dec 23, 2016 - 8:20 AM

3rd UPDATE Police say those detained planned to use explosives knives and guns to attack busy locations including Melbourne s Flinders Street train station Federation Square and St Paul s Cathedral

TARGET? A file photo taken on April 2, 2010 shows Melbourne's Flinders Street Station. William West/AFP

Kolaborasi Indonesia dan Australia untuk memajukan industri fashion

Oct 27, 2016 - 3:58 PM

Dua desainer Australia turut memamerkan koleksi mereka di JFW 2017 Sedangkan desainer Indonesia Anandia Putri akan tampil di Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival 2017

INDUSTRI FASHION. Menteri Luar Negeri Australia Julie Bishop (ketiga dari kiri) ikut menghadiri pagelaran Jakarta Fashion Week (JFW) 2017 pada Rabu, 26 Oktober di sela kunjungan singkatnya di Jakarta. Foto dari JFW 2017.

Australia's Port of Melbourne sold for $7.3B

Sep 19, 2016 - 4:58 PM

An Australian led consortium with Chinese investment wins a 50 year lease on the nation s biggest container and cargo port for Aus 9 7 billion US 7 3 billion the latest maritime asset to be privatized

PRECIOUS CARGO. A file photo taken in Melbourne on August 31, 2004 shows a container ship being unloaded at the Port of Melbourne. William West/AFP

Kena penalti, Rio Haryanto harus start dari posisi buncit

Mar 19, 2016 - 4:01 PM

Kualifikasi Rio Haryanto di Sirkuit Albert Park Melbourne Australia tidak berjalan lancar Tapi semua bisa diperbaiki saat seri pertama Formula 1 digelar pada Minggu 20 Maret

Pembalap Tim Manor Racing Rio Haryanto berpose di mobilnya usai jumpa pers di Jakarta, Senin, 14 Maret. Foto oleh M. Agung Rajasa/ANTARA

Sesi latihan di Melbourne, Rio Haryanto alami insiden dengan Romain Grosjean

Mar 19, 2016 - 2:35 PM

Mobil Rio Haryanto menabrak kendaraan pebalap Romain Grosjean dari tim Haas ketika akan keluar menuju ke pit line

embalap tim Manor Racing F1 asal Indonesia Rio Haryanto bersiap melakukan sesi latihan pada seri perdana Formula 1 2016 di Sirkuit Albert Park Melbourne, Australia, Jumat, 18 Maret. Foto oleh Manor Grand Prix Racing/ANTARA

Target debut Rio Haryanto di F1 Melbourne: 15 besar

Mar 15, 2016 - 10:23 AM

Target manajer Rio Haryanto: Hanya selesaikan balapan tanpa kendala

Rio Haryanto siap jalani debut F1 di Melbourne, Australia. Foto dari Twitter/@ManorRacing

FOTO: Desainer Muslimah Indonesia gelar ‘fashion show’ di Melbourne

Mar 10, 2016 - 6:31 PM

Restu Anggraini di ajang VAMFF 2016

Djokovic overcomes Simon in 5-set thriller to reach Australian Open quarters

Jan 24, 2016 - 6:07 PM

World number one Novak Djokovic needed 5 sets before finally putting away Frenchman Gilles Simon to set up a quarters showdown with Kei Nishikori

QUARTERS DATE. Novak Djokovic clinched his spot in his 27th straight Grand Slam quarterfinals, but it didn't come easily. Photo by Made Nagi/EPA

Serena says she's lonely, but loving Melbourne

Jan 24, 2016 - 5:36 PM

Asked what she had learned about herself while in Melbourne for the Australian Open she replied: I think I hate being by myself

SERENA IN AUSTRALIA. Even 21-time Grand Slam champions need company. File photo by Josh Albelda

WATCH: Rousey scuffles with Holm at UFC weigh-in

Nov 14, 2015 - 12:27 PM

Challenger Holly Holm and champion Ronda Rousey clash during the weigh in ahead of their UFC bantamweight title fight

SCUFFLE. Ronda Rousey (left) and Holly Holm scuffle during a face-off after the weigh-in for their UFC bantam weight title fight. Photo by JULIAN SMITH/EPA

Michelle Payne is first female jockey to win Melbourne Cup

Nov 03, 2015 - 3:02 PM

It s a fairytale victory for Payne who has fought back from life threatening race injuries and also battled prejudice in what she called such a chauvinistic sport

HISTORY. Prince of Penzance (right) ridden by Australian jockey Michelle Payne crosses the finish line winning the Melbourne Cup. Payne makes history as the first female jockey to win the tournament. Photo by JOE CASTRO/EPA

[Dash of SAS] What regulated sex looks like

Sep 30, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Sex work is legal and a highly regulated industry in Melbourne Australia Can you imagine it?

Melbourne keeps crown as world's most liveable city

Aug 19, 2015 - 12:22 PM

Melbourne comes out on top of the annual Liveability Ranking study of 140 cities for the 5th year