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Interview with Dan Swan from Low Rent Special

Singer, guitarist and songwriter-in-chief with the Australian alt-country rockers discusses the band's latest EP with Digital Journal.

Australian Open 2014 Special

Melbourne - Melbourne Park welcomes the world’s best players to the opening tennis Grand Slam of the year. This year’s competitors are set to face scorching conditions on and off the court.

Florida police give lottery tickets on Christmas

Melbourne - Police in Melbourne, Florida, have given scratchoff lottery tickets, rather than speeding fines to Christmas Day travelers.

Listen Out 2013: Fan throws beer can at Azealia Banks, ending set

Melbourne - Reports of fans throwing a beer bottle and beer can at Azealia Banks in Sydney and Melbourne, respectively, are surfacing after her performances at the Listen Out Festival. Either fans are being rowdy, or they just don't like her.

Economist magazine releases list of world's 'Most Livable Cities'

The business and political weekly magazine 'The Economist' has released its 2013 list of the world's 'Most Livable Cities.' Compiled by the mag's 'Intelligence Unit' the list is striking in that there are no U.S. cities and most are Canadian and Aussie.

CCTV camera catches van slamming through restaurant window

Melbourne - Imagine that you are enjoying a good Thai dinner with your family, when suddenly a van smashes through the window and into your table, pushing you across the room. This happened in Melbourne, Australia on Friday.

March against Monsanto: A worldwide protest, May 25, 2013

March against Monsanto protests were held in 40 countries in the world on May 25, 2013. The message of all these protests was "Stop Monsanto" and "No more GMOs." This article will concentrate on events in Earth's southern hemisphere.

Federer shows prowess at Australian Open

Melbourne - Roger Federer appears to be well on his way to returning to the dominating form he held in 2009, handily beating Australian Bernard Tomic in straight sets in the 3rd round of the Australian Open.

'Dumb Ways to Die' video a viral hit for Melbourne's Metro

Eating superglue. Selling both your kidneys. Scratching a drug dealer's new car. These are some of the "dumb ways to die" illustrated in a cute video and song released by Melbourne's Metro Trains to promote rider safety.

Sydney and Melbourne ranked in top ten most reputable cities

The ‘Global 2012 City Reputation Index’ compiled by Australian research consultants AMR and the Research Institute, has put both Sydney and Melbourne in the top ten most reputable cities in the world.

Fur seal is sleeping it off after being rescued twice in one day

Melbourne - A fur seal is resting up at the Melbourne Zoo after stopping traffic on a busy beach road, being escorted back into the water and then making his way back to the street, falling asleep on a cycling path instead.

Australian cities in top 10 of World's most livable places

Four Australian cities have made the top ten list of the World's most livable cities. But last year's leader, Vancouver, Canada has fallen down to third place.

Australian woman's battle to save horse

An Australian woman spent three hours struggling to save her beloved horse 'Astro' after the pair got stuck in mud following an afternoon ride along the beach near Geelong.

Australian Open: Andy Murray sets up semi-final tie with Djokovic

Andy Murray progressed to the semi-finals of the Australian Open after completing a 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 win in a straight sets victory over Japan's Kei Nishikori in Melbourne.

Op-Ed: Andrew Murray — Warming up for Wimbledon?

Melbourne - No Scotsman has ever won the Wimbledon Singles Title, but none has ever had a better chance than Andy Murray. First though, there is the little matter of the Australian title.

Video: Fuel tanker bursts into flames in Melbourne

Melbourne - One person was injured and people fled in panic in a suburb of Melbourne when a fuel tanker exploded at a petrol station. The tanker had been delivering fuel to the filling station when it went up in flames, the Australian broadcaster Channel 9 reported.

Talented musicians 'Make Tracks' to promote Australia Special

The 'Making Tracks' project has taken eight talented musicians to some of Australia's iconic destinations to make location-inspired music. It is hoped the music will help travellers connect with Australia in a more spiritual way.

Parents want right to choose baby's gender

Melbourne - A married couple, still grieving the death of their newborn daughter and desperate to have another girl to add to their family of three boys, is seeking court permission to choose the sex of their next child in a test case of IVF sex-selection laws.

McDonald's terror in Melbourne, Australia

Keysborough - Young staff members at a McDonald's outlet in Keysborough, Australia are being counselled by police and other staff after being terrorised and robbed by two men carrying an axe and a machete.

First 2011 babies in Australia come into world

Melbourne - Eleven Melbourne families report babies have been born to begin 2011. They are being taken care of at the Royal Women's Hospital.

Three teens hit by train while crossing Florida rail bridge

Melbourne - The decision to walk across a rail bridge proved fatal for three teenage girls in Central Florida when a train couldn't stop in time.

Op-Ed: Liveable cities out, is it believable?

The current venue of the 2010 Winter Olympics, Vancouver, has garnered the top spot for the most liveable cities in the world. On the contrary, Harare (Zimbabwe) is the number 140 in the list and came in last.

The Melbourne Parliament: A question of relevance

The 5000 person Melbourne Parliament of World Religions has come and gone. 1000 sessions, a week of events, and the most famous religionists in the world. Yet what do we know about it? What news have we heard?

Suspected Terror Plot Foiled in Australia

Authorities in Australia, have raided several homes in the state of Victoria and arrested 4 men in connection with a possible suicide attack on an army base.

Three Babies Delivered By Paramedics In Melbourne June 1

It was a busy night for ambulance drivers in Melbourne June 1. Within three hours paramedics delivered three babies who just couldn't wait to get to hospital.

Snakes on a Qantas plane

A Qantas airplane was caused to be grounded in the city of Melbourne when airline staff failed to find four escaped pythons.

Melbourne earthquake but no injuries

Reports have emerged of an earthquake in the state of Victoria in southern Australia last night. The epicentre of the tremor was north of Melbourne.

Man smuggled two live pigeons in his tights on flight

A pigeon-smuggler on a flight from Dubai had his feathers ruffled when airport customs officers seized two live pigeons stuffed into his tights, the Australian Custom Services say. The 23-year-old man had just landed at Melbourne on a Dubai flight.

Fighter-jet Replica Crashed into Tennis Court

A replica of a fighter jet crashed into a resident's tennis court in the bayside Melbourne suburb of Mornington. Two lives including that of the owner of the aircraft were lost, though.

Hilton's 'psycho shopping' caused Drama in Australia

Paris Hilton while remaining busy in her 'psycho shopping' created a scene as Australian media describes her act as a drama. The actress is in Australia now for the promotion of Bongo 'virus'.
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