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  • Metro stations to be named after 'Game of Thrones' series in Melbourne

    Metro stations to be named after 'Game of Thrones' series in Melbourne

    Australia's Melbourne city has decided to name metro stations after places that feature in the Game of Thrones series, authorities said on Tuesday. The Victorian state government revealed that the stations will be named through a public vote. The series' author......

    September 12, 2017
  • Melbourne most liveable city; Karachi, Dhaka among the least

    Melbourne most liveable city; Karachi, Dhaka among the least

    Melbourne is the most liveable city in the world, followed by Austrian capital, Vienna and Canada's Vancouver in the second and third place respectively, reveals a survey. According to the Global Liveability Report compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU),......

    August 16, 2017
  • Focus: Destination Australia

    Focus: Destination Australia

    In an effort to highlight places of interest in countries across the world, their varied culture, economy and history, The Statesman brings to you a Weekly Focus on countries with which India shares diplomatic ties and friendship. This week's focus is on Australia. Know all about......

    August 6, 2017
  • Australian state prepares for drought after driest June

    Australian state prepares for drought after driest June

    The Victorian government in Australia is preparing to enter into drought after an unusually dry winter, it was revealed on Wednesday. According to a new threshold introduced by Premier Daniel Andrews, Victoria begins preparations for drought when dams sink to......

    July 19, 2017
  • Vidya Balan returns as ambassador of Indian Film Festival of Melbourne

    Vidya Balan returns as ambassador of Indian Film Festival of Melbourne

    Actress Vidya Balan has returned as the brand ambassador of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne where 60 films will be screened this year. The 13-day festival is scheduled from 10 August and ‘diversity’ is the central theme of the......

    June 27, 2017
  • Australian PM terms Melbourne hostage crisis a 'terrorist incident'

    Australian PM terms Melbourne hostage crisis a 'terrorist incident'

    Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Tuesday termed the Melbourne hostage crisis as a "terrorist incident", as police launched a probe into the attack claimed by the Islamic State that left two men dead and three officers injured. Turnbull said there......

    June 6, 2017
  • Man shot dead in Melbourne siege

    Man shot dead in Melbourne siege

    A man was shot dead by police on Monday after a hostage situation at an apartment complex in Australia's Melbourne city ended, the media reported. The deadly stand-off began shortly after 4 p.m. when emergency services responded to reports of......

    June 5, 2017
  • Malaysia Airlines plane forced to return to Melbourne

    Malaysia Airlines plane forced to return to Melbourne

    A Malaysia Airlines plane was forced to return to the Melbourne airport after a man who claiming to have a bomb tried to enter the cockpit of the aircraft, police said on Thursday. Flight MH128 from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur,......

    June 1, 2017
  • Adele enjoys record-breaking tour of Australia

    Adele enjoys record-breaking tour of Australia

     Grammy winning singer Adele broke records in every city she visited during her eight-concert tour in Australia. Adele sold as many as 600,000 tickets during her tour Down Under, which included the biggest single concert ever held on Australian soil......

    March 23, 2017
  • Five die as plane crashes into Melbourne shopping centre

    Five die as plane crashes into Melbourne shopping centre

    A light aircraft exploded on Tuesday in a "massive fireball" with police saying none of the five people aboard survived as it smashed into a shopping centre near the Australian city of Melbourne. The Beechcraft plane veered just after take-off......

    February 21, 2017
  • New IS video targets Australia

    New IS video targets Australia

    The video shows confronting images of beheadings, corpses and missiles in the Middle East before cutting to a shot of Melbourne's cityscape.

    November 18, 2016
  • Malaysia-bound AirAsia X plane ends up in Melbourne

    Malaysia-bound AirAsia X plane ends up in Melbourne

    A Malaysia-bound AirAsia X plane which took off from Sydney ended up in Melbourne instead after the pilot entered the aircraft's wrong longitudinal position, safety officials said on Wednesday. The Airbus A330-300 left Sydney en route to Kuala Lumpur on March......

    September 7, 2016