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Australian election underway, with poll-leading Labor Party hoping for 1st win since 2007

Vote counting started in Australia's election on Saturday that will decide whether Prime Minister Scott Morrison's conservative government can defy odds and rule for a fourth three-year term.

Novak Djokovic leaves Australia after losing deportation appeal

Novak Djokovic's hopes of playing at the Australian Open were dashed Sunday after a court dismissed the top-ranked tennis star's appeal against a deportation order.

Novak Djokovic back in court to fight deportation from Australia

Novak Djokovic returned to court on Sunday to fight an attempt to deport him because of what a government minister described as a perception that the tennis star was a "talisman of a community of anti-vaccination sentiment."

Djokovic clarifies movements, 'continuing misinformation' as Australian visa saga continues

Novak Djokovic has moved to clarify how mistakes were made on the immigration document he submitted on his arrival in Melbourne last week, before his visa was revoked and then reinstated in a COVID-19 vaccination saga that has overshadowed the days leading up to the Australian Open.

Djokovic back into swing in Australia, visa questions linger

Novak Djokovic held a practice session on Tuesday, a day after he left immigration detention, focusing on defending his Australian Open title even while he still faces the prospect of deportation because he's not vaccinated against COVID-19.

Novak Djokovic wins court battle linked to COVID vaccine exemption, but saga not over

Novak Djokovic returned to the tennis court Monday for training, having won a legal battle to play in the Australian Open after his exemption from strict COVID-19 rules was questioned. But the government is still threatening to cancel his visa and deport him.

Comedy that chokes: Veep stars respond to laughing lawmaker injured while watching

An Australian lawmaker said Friday he was stunned that he had grabbed the attention of stars of the U.S. television series Veep by laughing so hard at an episode of the political satire that he choked on his sushi and knocked himself unconscious on a kitchen bench.

Australia ratifies greenhouse gas targets set in Paris

On Thursday Australia ratified its greenhouse gas emission targets agreed upon last year at the U.N. climate meeting in Paris.

MH370: Australian analysis suggests plane located within official search area

The deep sea hunt for the missing Malaysian airliner has been refocused on the southern reaches of an expansive search zone based on new analysis released on Thursday of the Boeing 777's final hours and how it might have plunged into the Indian Ocean with 239 people aboard after running out of fuel.

Australia could block Chris Brown because of criminal record

A government minister signalled Thursday that troubled R&B singer Chris Brown won't be allowed to tour Australia in December because of his criminal conviction for assaulting pop star Rihanna.