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Twenty hurt after man sets fire to Australia bank

More than 20 people were hurt today, some seriously, after a man apparently set fire to a branch of the Commonwealth Bank in Australia, police said.

Australia's oldest surviving Test player Len Maddocks dies

Australia's oldest surviving Test player Len Maddocks dies

He played 112 first-class matches, representing Victoria and Tasmania.

Recently-developed 4D technology may aid treatment for lung ailment, reveals research

A team of Australian researchers have come up with a four-dimensional lung scanning technology that can transform treatment for respiratory problems.

Man arrested in Australian counter-terror raids

Australian police arrested a 31-year-old man on Saturday in counter-terror raids in southern Victoria state, saying they believed they had interrupted something "quite serious".

Vatican cardinal denies attempts to cover up child sex abuse

 A high-ranking Vatican official said on Wednesday he should have done more to stop the sexual abuse of children in the Catholic Church, acknowledging that he was told of at least one priest "misbehaving" with boys at an Australian school.

Bushrangers drop Glenn Maxwell for missing recovery session

Bushrangers drop Glenn Maxwell for missing recovery session

The Bushrangers have dropped a bombshell by handing Glenn Maxwell one-match team suspension.

Matthew Wade, Aaron Finch fined for breaching CA's code of behaviour

Matthew Wade, Aaron Finch fined for breaching CA's code of behaviour

Victorian skipper Matthew Wade and opening batsman Aaron Finch have been fined for breaching Cricket Australia’s Code of Behaviour.

Glenn Maxwell can be the best in the world: Aaron Finch

Glenn Maxwell can be the best in the world: Aaron Finch

As Glenn Maxwell looks to stake his claim for the Test team via this summer's Matador One-Day Cup, his Victoria and Australia colleague Aaron Finch believes that the all-rounder has the potential to be the best player in the world.

This Swedish woman is in love with Norway`s mass murderer

She calls him by his first name, sends him letters every week, promises to wait for him. It could be any love story but Victoria`s heart belongs to a mass murderer: Anders Behring Breivik.

Australia grants fund to prevent bushfires

The Australian government on Monday allocated USD 2 million to prevent deadly bushfires from ravaging rural Victorian communities.

Australia backs turning Northern Territory into seventh state

Australian political leaders on Thursday backed the establishment of the country`s seventh state -- the Northern Territory -- by mid-2018, with Prime Minister Tony Abbott conceding the national flag could be changed.

Smoking ban triggers prison riot in Australia

 Around 300 prisoners in Australia`s Victoria state staged a protest on Tuesday, a day before a state-wide ban on smoking in prisons comes into effect.

One-take thriller 'Victoria' sweeps German film awards

German heist film "Victoria", shot in one single take in more than 20 locations in central Berlin, won top honours at the German Film Prize on Friday, taking best picture and five categories in one of the world`s most lucrative film awards.

Australian state to act tough against drunk drivers

 Australia`s Victoria state will adopt a zero tolerance policy towards drunk drivers, with harsh new laws to be introduced from August 1.

Teen `well advanced` in alleged bomb plot: Australia police

 Australian police said Sunday a teenager charged with a terrorist bomb plot was "well advanced" in plans to target a public event, adding they were investigating whether he was radicalised or recruited online.

Climate change poses serious threat similar to terrorism: PM

Climate change poses serious threat to island nations like Seychelles as terrorism to the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said as he expressed India's deep commitment to combat global warming.

PM Modi accorded ceremonial reception at State House in Seychelles

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was accorded a ceremonial reception at the State House here on Wednesday.

India considers Seychelles as trusted friend, strong strategic partner: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India considers Seychelles as trusted friend, strong strategic partner in a speech in Victoria in the Seychelles' capital.

PM Modi receives warm welcome by Indian community in Seychelles

On the first leg of his three-nation tour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on late Tuesday arrived in Seychelles and received a warm welcome by Indian community.

Survivors of Australian bushfire get $235 mn in biggest class action

Survivors of one of Australia`s deadliest wildfires won compensation of AUD 300 million (USD 235 million) in a pre-trial settlement on Friday, bringing to a close the country`s costliest series of class action lawsuits.