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From TheJournal.ie Melbourne eases lockdown as virus cases decline Australia

Melbourne eases lockdown as virus cases decline

The Australian state of Victoria reported only two new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday and no deaths.

Clarke shines as New Zealand overpower Australia at packed Eden Park

The All Blacks scored four tries to bounce back after last week’s Bledisloe draw.

From The42 Rugby Australia boss takes swipe at New Zealand following Sunday's 'wondrously ironic' draw Rivalry

Rugby Australia boss takes swipe at New Zealand following Sunday's 'wondrously ironic' draw

‘All year we’ve been told that we can’t compete…’

From The42 Play continues 10 minutes after hooter as All Blacks and Australia play out draw in Bledisloe Cup opener Round 1

Play continues 10 minutes after hooter as All Blacks and Australia play out draw in Bledisloe Cup opener

It finished 16-16 between the sides at the end of an awesome contest.

From TheJournal.ie Babies being born without wisdom teeth due to rapid evolution, scientists say Evolution

Babies being born without wisdom teeth due to rapid evolution, scientists say

A study has found that humans are evolving at a faster rate than at any point in the past 250 years.

From The42 Christmas row defused as All Blacks' clash with Wallabies is rescheduled Sorted

Christmas row defused as All Blacks' clash with Wallabies is rescheduled

New Zealand Rugby was up in arms when the initial schedule of the four-nation tournament was released.

From The42 New Zealand-Australia relations at 'lowest ebb' as Kiwis go it alone for Super Rugby 2021 Aotearoa

New Zealand-Australia relations at 'lowest ebb' as Kiwis go it alone for Super Rugby 2021

There could still be some cross-Tasman element to the schedule next year.

From TheJournal.ie Lone whale rescued from among hundreds of carcasses in Australia's worst mass beaching Tasmania

Lone whale rescued from among hundreds of carcasses in Australia's worst mass beaching

The country’s largest-ever mass stranding saw around 470 pilot whales become stuck in Tasmania.

From TheJournal.ie Overnight curfew in Melbourne to be lifted after almost two months as Covid-19 cases drop Australia

Overnight curfew in Melbourne to be lifted after almost two months as Covid-19 cases drop

People will still be confined to within five kilometres of their homes, however.

From TheJournal.ie Family remembers 'courage' of Irishwoman Ciara Glennon, after her murderer's guilty verdict Australia

Family remembers 'courage' of Irishwoman Ciara Glennon, after her murderer's guilty verdict

Ciara Glennon’s father Denis gave an emotional statement after Bradley Edwards was found guilty of murder.

From The42 NZR fuming as TRC schedule would see All Blacks miss Christmas with their families Not Happy

NZR fuming as TRC schedule would see All Blacks miss Christmas with their families

The fixtures for the 2020 Championship were revealed but the Kiwis expressed their frustration.

From TheJournal.ie 70 whales rescued from Australia's worst mass beaching as 380 carcasses to be removed Tasmania

70 whales rescued from Australia's worst mass beaching as 380 carcasses to be removed

Another 20 whales could potentially still be saved today and vets are considering euthanising another four.

From TheJournal.ie 200 more whales found on Australian coast with death toll from mass stranding expected to rise Australia

200 more whales found on Australian coast with death toll from mass stranding expected to rise

It the largest mass stranding ever recorded in the island state of Tasmania.

From TheJournal.ie Race to save 200 whales in Australian harbour after 90 die when they got stuck Tasmania

Race to save 200 whales in Australian harbour after 90 die when they got stuck

Two large pods of long-finned pilot whales became stuck on sandbars in Macquarie Harbour.

From TheJournal.ie Irish men acquitted of murdering homeless pensioner in Sydney Court

Irish men acquitted of murdering homeless pensioner in Sydney

They both had pleaded not guilty to the murder and said they had responded to an attack by the man.

From The42 New Zealand confirm two Bledisloe Cup tests with Australia next month Game On

New Zealand confirm two Bledisloe Cup tests with Australia next month

The NZ government have relaxed Covid restrictions to allow the Wallabies arrive for games on 11 and 18 October.

From TheJournal.ie Australia reports no virus deaths for first time in two months Coronavirus

Australia reports no virus deaths for first time in two months

50 new Covid-19 cases were reported nationwide – down from peaks above 700 in late July and early August.

From TheJournal.ie Mining company boss to quit over destruction of ancient Aboriginal site Rio Tinto

Mining company boss to quit over destruction of ancient Aboriginal site

The destruction of the site, to expand an iron ore mine, has prompted waves of anger.

From TheJournal.ie Australian journalists flee China over arrest fears Tensions

Australian journalists flee China over arrest fears

The reporters were forced to take refuge with Australian diplomats.

From TheJournal.ie Melbourne to remain in lockdown until end of October Victoria

Melbourne to remain in lockdown until end of October

Health officials recorded 63 new cases in Victoria today.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook threatens to block sharing of news stories in Australia Australia

Facebook threatens to block sharing of news stories in Australia

The company said Australian legislation would force it to pay arbitrary and theoretically unlimited sums for content.

From TheJournal.ie Australian police seek four Irish nationals after man's ear partially severed in stabbing Sydney

Australian police seek four Irish nationals after man's ear partially severed in stabbing

A man and woman have already been charged in connection with this incident.

From TheJournal.ie Australia virus cases drop after lengthy Melbourne lockdown Coronavirus

Australia virus cases drop after lengthy Melbourne lockdown

Melbourne residents are currently enduring a raft of restrictions including an overnight curfew.

From TheJournal.ie Australia's prime minister says any Covid-19 vaccine should be 'as mandatory as you can possibly make it' Coronavirus

Australia's prime minister says any Covid-19 vaccine should be 'as mandatory as you can possibly make it'

Scott Morrison made the comments after Australia reached a deal to manufacture a “promising” vaccine in development.

From The42 Super Rugby goes from world's best to unholy mess Stalemate

Super Rugby goes from world's best to unholy mess

Governing body SANZAAR insists it still has a part to play, even though Australia and New Zealand have left it out in the cold on discussions about Super Rugby’s future.

From TheJournal.ie Australian surfer hailed a 'hero' after punching shark to save wife Port Macquarie

Australian surfer hailed a 'hero' after punching shark to save wife

The man repeatedly punched a shark until it released his wife’s leg.

From The42 Australia set for 2027 Rugby World Cup bid boost thanks to dual-awarding system RWC

Australia set for 2027 Rugby World Cup bid boost thanks to dual-awarding system

The United States are in the running to host the 2031 event and Australia hope that will help them secure the prior tournament.

From TheJournal.ie Australia's worst-hit state beginning to flatten the curve after tougher restrictions implemented Victoria

Australia's worst-hit state beginning to flatten the curve after tougher restrictions implemented

Non-essential businesses are shut and an overnight curfew is in effect in Melbourne as part of the restrictions in Victoria.

From The42 World Cup bid chief warns Australian rugby could become ‘third-tier sport’ Warning

World Cup bid chief warns Australian rugby could become ‘third-tier sport’

Executive bid director Phil Kearns feels the nation is in dire need of a chance to stage the global contest in 2027.

From TheJournal.ie 'State of disaster' and strict curfew declared in Melbourne amid growing coronavirus outbreak Covid-19 This post contains videos

'State of disaster' and strict curfew declared in Melbourne amid growing coronavirus outbreak

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews blamed the continuing rise in cases on people flouting stay-at-home orders.

From TheJournal.ie Australia marks deadliest day of coronavirus pandemic so far Covid-19

Australia marks deadliest day of coronavirus pandemic so far

Thirteen deaths and 723 confirmed cases of Covid-19 were recorded in Victoria State alone.

From The42 Russia pushes forward with Putin-supported bid to host the 2027 Rugby World Cup Campaign

Russia pushes forward with Putin-supported bid to host the 2027 Rugby World Cup

Australia are the current favourites to host the tournament.

From TheJournal.ie Australia hits record daily increase with 501 new Covid-19 cases New Cases

Australia hits record daily increase with 501 new Covid-19 cases

Most of the cases were reported in Victoria state.

From TheJournal.ie Concern over new Sydney pub cluster as Australia virus cases surge Pubs

Concern over new Sydney pub cluster as Australia virus cases surge

Three pubs were closed after being linked to outbreaks or failing to comply with social distancing requirements.

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19: Australia to slash quota of citizens who are allowed re-enter the country Melbourne

Covid-19: Australia to slash quota of citizens who are allowed re-enter the country

Australia closed its international borders to all but returning citizens and permanent residents in late March, but a quota on numbers is in place.

From TheJournal.ie World snowboarding champion Alex Pullin dies while spearfishing in Australia Alex 'Chumpy' Pullin

World snowboarding champion Alex Pullin dies while spearfishing in Australia

“His enthusiasm was infectious and his impact on Olympic sport can’t be overstated.”

From TheJournal.ie Shoppers in Melbourne strip the shelves ahead of midnight lockdown Lockdown

Shoppers in Melbourne strip the shelves ahead of midnight lockdown

Australia yesterday confirmed a further 134 infections in the past 24 hours.

From TheJournal.ie Melbourne goes back under lockdown after worrying spike in virus cases Covid-19

Melbourne goes back under lockdown after worrying spike in virus cases

Australia will also effectively seal off the wider state of Victoria from the rest of the country.

From TheJournal.ie Australia to close border between Victoria and New South Wales after virus spike Clusters

Australia to close border between Victoria and New South Wales after virus spike

Victoria – home to more than 6.6 million people – announced a record 127 new cases today.

From TheJournal.ie South Africa reports record daily increase in coronavirus cases Africa

South Africa reports record daily increase in coronavirus cases

More than 11 million people around the world are now known to have been infected since the pandemic began.

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