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SYDNEY | The Latest: Vehicle in Australian attack held gas cylinders

SYDNEY  — The Latest on a knife attack in Melbourne (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Australian police say a pickup truck that caught fire in the country’s second-largest city contained several barbeque gas cylinders and was part of an apparent terrorist attack. Police said the driver got out of the vehicle, which then caught fire, … Continue reading SYDNEY | The Latest: Vehicle in Australian attack held gas cylinders

MELBOURNE, Australia | Australian golf Jarrod Lyle dies after long cancer battle

MELBOURNE, Australia — Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle has died after a long struggle with cancer. He was 36. “It breaks my heart to tell everyone that Jarrod is no longer with us,” the golfer’s wife, Briony Lyle, said in a statement Thursday. “He passed away peacefully at 8.20 p.m. last night having spent his final … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | Australian golf Jarrod Lyle dies after long cancer battle

MELBOURNE, Australia | Australian golfer Lyle, 36, to have palliative care at home

MELBOURNE, Australia — Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle has opted not to seek further treatment in his long fight against leukemia and will receive palliative care at home, his family announced late Tuesday. The 36-year-old Lyle, who won twice on the Nationwide Tour in 2008, was first diagnosed with leukemia as a teenager and suffered recurrences … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | Australian golfer Lyle, 36, to have palliative care at home

MELBOURNE, Australia | Australian golfer Lyle to receive palliative care at home

MELBOURNE, Australia — Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle has opted not to seek further treatment in his long fight against leukemia and will receive palliative care at home, his family has announced. The 36-year-old Lyle, who won twice on the Nationwide Tour in 2008, was first diagnosed with leukemia as a teenager and suffered recurrences of … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | Australian golfer Lyle to receive palliative care at home

MELBOURNE, Australia  | Rebel Wilson back in Australian courts in defamation appeal

MELBOURNE, Australia  — Rebel Wilson has applied to Australia’s highest court to increase the comic actress’s payout from a defamation case against a magazine publisher. The 38-year-old, best known for parts in the “Pitch Perfect” and “Bridesmaids” movies, was awarded in September an Australian record 4.6 million Australian dollars ($3.5 million) in damages. A Victoria … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia  | Rebel Wilson back in Australian courts in defamation appeal

MELBOURNE, Australia | Rebel Wilson has Australian defamation payout slashed

MELBOURNE, Australia — An appeals court on Thursday slashed Rebel Wilson’s record 4.6 million Australian dollar ($3.5 million) damage award to AU$600,000 ($454,000) after a magazine publisher appealed the amount of its payout in a defamation case. The 38-year-old Australian comic actress, best known for the “Pitch Perfect” movies and “Bridesmaids,” was not in the … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | Rebel Wilson has Australian defamation payout slashed

MELBOURNE, Australia | Australian cardinal to face 2 trials on sexual abuse charges

MELBOURNE, Australia — Australian Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Vatican official to be charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis, will face two trials on sex crime allegations spanning decades, a court heard on Wednesday. Pell appeared for an administrative first hearing in the Victoria state County Court, where he will be tried … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | Australian cardinal to face 2 trials on sexual abuse charges

MELBOURNE, Australia  | The Latest: Cardinal Pell has court appearance Wednesday

MELBOURNE, Australia — The Latest on Cardinal George Pell (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Cardinal George Pell has been ordered to appear Wednesday in the Victoria state County Court where he will eventually stand trial. Under his bail conditions, Pell cannot leave Australia, contact prosecution witnesses and he must give police notice of any change … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia  | The Latest: Cardinal Pell has court appearance Wednesday