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Melbourne (Australia)

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  • Interview: Cut Copy comes to Rams Head Live

    Interview: Cut Copy comes to Rams Head Live
    Playing a prime 9 p.m. slot at Miami's Ultra Music Festival earlier this year, Cut Copy made for an odd stage presence. The electronic and dance music bacchanal attended every March by thousands of ravers and wannabe ravers is dominated by brand-name DJs...
  • Roger A. Bell, astronomy professor

    Roger A. Bell, astronomy professor
    Roger Alistair Bell, a University of Maryland professor of astronomy who specialized in the discovery of physical properties and compositions of stars, died July 1 of complications from Alzheimer's disease at the Dove House in Westminster. The Ashton...
  • Aussies suffer another costly hailstorm

     
    The National Weather Service's Sterling forecast office recorded its first (non-snow) thunderstorms of the year on Monday, and with them came some 1-inch hail.But that hail pales in comparison with the storms that have pounded parts of Australia during...
  • Scott to defend Australian titles in boost for home tour

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - World number two Adam Scott will return home at the end of the year to contest all three of Australia's marquee golf tournaments in a boost for the battling local tour. Scott won two out of the three last year on a prolonged victory...
  • Only 1 in 234 pass Melbourne's tough new taxi driver test

     
    Filed under: Government/Legal, Work, Australia In London, cab drivers undergo a grueling testing and memorization regime known ominously as "The Knowledge." Obtaining a license to drive one of the British capital's distinctive black cabs is so difficult...
  • Shakespeare's story, a smartphone's eyes, your experience

    Shakespeare's story, a smartphone's eyes, your experience
    High on my list of the top Chicago shows of 2011 was "En Route," a remarkable show created by a boutique Australian theater company called One Step at a Time Like This. Due in part to its very limited capacity — the Melbourne-based company...
  • Guangzhou getting better and better, Lippi warns rivals

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Coach Marcello Lippi has warned Guangzhou Evergrande's rivals that the Asian champions are peaking as the climax of the season approaches and said winning a fourth Chinese Super League title would be a "spectacular achievement". After...
  • Two California golf courses make list of world's 10 most exclusive

    Two California golf courses make list of world's 10 most exclusive
    Cypress Point Golf Club in Pebble Beach, Calif., and the Los Angeles Country Club were selected by Billionaire.com as two of the 10 most exclusive golf courses in the world. The website that calls itself a "lifestyle resource for ultra high net worth...
  • Australia's biggest consumer class action widened to include more banks, customers

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian law firm is widening a consumer class action case, already the country's largest, to target five major local and international banks over credit card fees worth as much as A$250 million ($231 million). Maurice...
  • 2 shot as Musikfest clears, mayor declares violence 'will not go unanswered'

    2 shot as Musikfest clears, mayor declares violence 'will not go unanswered'
    After a shooting late Tuesday night just blocks from Bethlehem's Musikfest — the second there in four days — Mayor Robert Donchez vowed the crimes "will not go unanswered" and more police will be out on the streets during the city's biggest...
  • Melbourne organizará el Gran Premio de Australia hasta 2020

    MELBOURNE Australia (Reuters) - Melbourne organizará el Gran Premio de Australia de Fórmula Uno hasta 2020 después de llegar a un nuevo acuerdo que reducirá la criticada aportación anual de los contribuyentes, según un funcionario. La carrera, que se ha...
  • Courtney Barnett insists she's not funny and hasn't released a full album

    Courtney Barnett insists she's not funny and hasn't released a full album
    Though Courtney Barnett was born and raised in Australia, the Melbourne-based musician has experienced more success stateside than in her native land, selling out a string of U.S. dates before selling out a single gig back home. “It’s kind...