Home Topics Melbourne

Melbourne

Serena Williams

Serena Williams looking to turn the clock back in Rome before Roland Garros bid

Serena Williams returns from injury in Rome next week looking to get back to winning ways as she prepares her bid to match Margaret Court’s record of major singles titles at the French Open later this month.
Spot the error in the $50 note. AAP

46 million Australian $50 notes circulated with spelling error

A batch of 46 million new Australian 50-dollar notes currently circulating has the same word misspelled three times, local media reported on Thursday.
Julian Assange gestures to the media from a police vehicle on his arrival at Westminster Magistrates court on Thursday in London, England.

Julian Assange’s father calls on Australia to bring him home

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's father on Sunday called on Australia to bring his son home, saying he was shocked to see his son's condition after his arrest in London last week.
Tim Cahill

Former Australia skipper Tim Cahill ends playing career

Former Australia captain Tim Cahill has announced his retirement from football at the age of 39 to focus on a career in media and coaching.

Journalists face possible jail for Cardinal’s trial reporting

Dozens of Australian journalists could face prison or a fine for allegedly breaching a reporting ban on the trial of Cardinal George Pell.
MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – MARCH 22: Serena Williams of the United States in action during her match against Rebecca Peterson of Sweden during Day 5 of the Miami Open Presented by Itau at Hard Rock Stadium on March 22, 2019 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP / Michael Reaves / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / A

Miami Open: Serena Williams withdraws, Naomi Osaka crashes out

Naomi Osaka crashed out of the third round of the WTA and ATP Miami Open on Saturday as Hsieh Su-Wei exacted revenge for a painful Australian Open defeat with a 4-6, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 victory.
Hamilton clinches record eighth pole in Melbourne Australia

Lewis Hamilton on pole for the 8th time in Melbourne

Mercedes’ world champion Lewis Hamilton snatched a record-extending eighth pole position at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Saturday.

Court jails Cardinal Pell for child sexual abuse in Australia

Cardinal George Pell has been jailed for six years after being convicted of sexually abusing two boys in Australia.

Convicted Australia cardinal sentence to be broadcast live

Disgraced Australian Cardinal George Pell, convicted over child sex crimes, will get a second chance to clear his name this June, a court official said Wednesday, if a judge grants his appeal.
Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison has told recently freed Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi that he is not too far away from obtaining Australian citizenship.

Bahraini refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi becomes Australian citizen

Bahraini refugee and footballer Hakeem al-Araibi became an Australian citizen following a ceremony in Melbourne on Tuesday.
INDIAN WELLS, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 09: Naomi Osaka of Japan during a change of ends against Kristina Mladenovic of France during their women’s singles second round match on day six of the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 09, 2019 in Indian Wells, California. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images/AFP

Naomi Osaka turns tables on Kristina Mladenovic, Venus Williams rallies at Indian Wells

World number one Naomi Osaka launched her Indian Wells WTA title defense with a 6-3, 6-4 victory in a grudge match against Kristina Mladenovic on Saturday.
Herald Sun cartoonist Mark Knight has caused international outrage with a cartoon of tennis great Serena Williams

Media watchdog rules controversial Serena Williams cartoon ‘not racist’

A controversial cartoon of American tennis star Serena Williams widely condemned as "racist" and "sexist" did not breach media standards, an Australian press watchdog has ruled.
Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison has told recently freed Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi that he is not too far away from obtaining Australian citizenship.

Australian citizenship ‘not far’ for freed Bahraini footballer

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison has told recently freed Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi that he is not too far away from obtaining Australian citizenship.
Pascoe Vale Hakeem al-Arabi

Hakeem Al-Araibi returns to Australia from Thailand after detention

Refugee footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi has returned home to a celebrity welcome in Australia hours after the threat of extradition to Bahrain was lifted.
Naomi Osaka of Japan speaks during a press conference at the Hong Kong Open tennis tournament on October 8, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - Anthony WALLACE

Naomi Osaka sacks coach Sascha Bajin

World tennis number one Naomi Osaka has split from her coach Sascha Bajin just 17 days after completing back-to-back Grand Slam victories at the Australian Open.
Hakeem al-Araibi leaves the criminal court in Bangkok on 4 February. Sakchai Lalit-AP

Thailand to free refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi

A football player and refugee whose detention in Thailand sparked an outcry will be freed after Bahrain withdrew its extradition request, officials say.
Israel Adesnaya defeated Anderson Silva at UFC 234. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

UFC: Israel Adesanya beats Anderson Silva at UFC 234 to win title shot

Nigerian Boxer Israel Adesanya is the No.1 contender for the UFC’s middleweight title after beating Anderson Silva on Sunday morning.
Bahraini football player Hakeem al-Araibi is brought to a court in Bangkok in December [Gemunu Amarasinghe-AP]

Thailand receives Bahrain request for detained football player

Thailand officially received a request from Bahrain to extradite a detained football player who has refugee status in Australia.

Recent Stories

National Judicial Council | NJC

NJC commends President Buhari for accepting Justice Onnoghen’s retirement

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for accepting the voluntary retirement of the immediate past Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen.

Uche Secondus urges President Buhari, APC not to muzzle parliament

As lawmakers elect principal officers of the 9th National Assembly today, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, has warned President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC, not to muzzle the legislature and other arms of government.
Serge Gnabry

Serge Gnabry fuels Leroy Sane rumours ahead of Estonia clash

Bayern Munich winger Serge Gnabry said on Monday he would ‘love’ to see Germany teammate and Manchester City star Leroy Sane join him at Allianz Arena.
Senator representing Ondo North District in the National Assembly, Ajayi Boroffice, has accused the state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, of masterminding the petition against his emergence as lawmaker-elect at the election tribunal for Ondo State.

Senator Boroffice withdraws from race for deputy senate president

Senator Ajayi Boroffice says he has withdrawn from the race for Deputy Senate President of the 9th National Assembly in deference to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Police arrest man for allegedly killing student in Enugu

The police in Enugu State has arrested a suspect, Monday Nnaji, for allegedly killing a secondary school boy, Great Nwobodo, in Amodu community, Nkanu West Local Government Area of the state.