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October 15, 2018 2:06 PM Harry and Meghan arrive in Australia on first official tour

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have arrived in Sydney to begin an official visit to Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. It is the couple’s first official royal tour since getting married in May. The 16-day trip coincides with the fourth Invictus Games, beginning in Sydney on Saturday, and includes dozens of official events. Prince Harry and Meghan 7

October 10, 2018 11:56 AM Serena for Aussie Open

Seven-time champion Serena Williams will be back at the Australian Open tennis tournament in 2019 having missed her title defence this year after giving birth, organisers said yesterday. The 23-time Grand Slam winner, who won on her last appearance in 2017 while pregnant, will be joined in January’s tournament by double Melbourne Park champion Victoria 9

July 24, 2018 11:11 AM Trevor Noah: Aboriginal anger as ‘disgusting’ joke resurfaces

Comedian Trevor Noah has responded to criticism of a racist joke he told in 2013 about Aboriginal Australian women, saying that he had “vowed never to make a joke like that again”. Noah, now host of The Daily Show in the US, faced a backlash after video of the joke was freshly circulated online. He was condemned by several indigenous Australians. Some called 21

March 25, 2018 8:20 AM Zimbo goalie shines in Australia

Following the media frenzy that surrounded the national team call-up of Zimbabwean footballers plying their trade overseas last year, including some who had never set foot in their motherland, B-Metro caught up with a safe pair of hands, Tando Velaphi (pictured), who plays in the Australian top-flight league. Velaphi’s father was born and raised in Zimbabwe 18

November 2, 2017 12:06 AM Universities pressured to cut Myanmar ties over Rohingya crisis

Universities across the world are under increasing pressure to break ties with institutions in Myanmar in the wake of the country’s military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. More than 600,000 Rohingya from the Southeast Asian nation have been displaced since the end of August as a result of the crisis, which has been described as a “textbook example of ethnic 146

October 11, 2017 2:53 AM Aussie Open ‘top of Serena’s mind’

MELBOURNE — Australian Open organisers said they were hopeful of a stunning return by new mum Serena Williams (pictured) in January as they raised the winners’ prize money to a bumper $3,1 million yesterday. Injured former world number ones Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, along with Kei Nishikori and Stan Wawrinka, are set to be back in action in time for the tennis 17

August 22, 2017 7:22 PM Dwyane ‘The Rock’ Johnson no longer Hollywood’s highest-paid leading man

'The Fate of the Furious' Wild Premiere Highlights and Scenes2:35 The fans were crazy for their fave stars in 'The Fate of the Furious' in New York for the fun and wild premiere of the movie. Check out this video highlight reel, including highlights from the red carpet and scenes from the movie with Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Charlize 319

June 7, 2017 2:15 AM The Latest: Former US intelligence boss offers condolences

A former U.S. intelligence official has offered his nation’s condolences to three Australians killed in attacks in London and Melbourne, Australia. Two Australians were among the seven killed in a van and knife attacks on and near London Bridge on Saturday. A Chinese-born Australian was killed by a gunman who was shot dead by police in what authorities 11

June 6, 2017 6:27 AM WATCH: Argentina superstar Lionel Messi trains in Melbourne ahead of Socceroos match

Lionel Messi and his Argentina team-mates were put through their paces by new coach Jorge Sampaoli in Melbourne on Monday as they settled in to their new surroundings. Having arrived in Australia earlier the same day, Messi and the rest of Sampaoli's squad trained at Melbourne City's base in the northern suburbs in the afternoon. The Barcelona forward 16

June 1, 2017 1:01 PM Malaysia Airlines flight turned back to Melbourne after 'threatening' passenger tried to enter cockpit

Victoria Police said the man had allegedly threatened the safety of passengers and staff before being subdued. Passengers on board the Malaysia Airlines flight turned back to Melbourne after a man made a bomb threat have spoken of their ordeal and the long wait for police to storm the plane. One fellow passenger described seeing the man behaving erratically 19