Videographic about how pit stops can make or break a race. The 2019 season begins in Melbourne, Australia on March 17.VIDEOGRAPHICS
Clinging onto an assortment of homemade aircraft with cardboard wings, Star Wars spacecraft imitations and balloons, gleeful Australians plunge off a ramp to enjoy a split-second moment in the air — before dipping into the Yarra River during the annual Birdman Rally at the Moomba Festival in Melbourne.
A court has found Australian Cardinal George Pell guilty on one count of sexual abuse and four counts of indecent assault of two boys at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne in the 1990s. Pell was convicted at a retrial on December 11, but a wide-ranging suppression order from the presiding judge had prevented the media from reporting even the existence of court proceedings and the ensuing trials since May. The order was lifted during a court hearing on Tuesday when prosecutors decided against proceeding with a planned second trial dealing with separate allegations against Pell dating from the 1970s.
People carrying placards and posters gather at Federation Square in Melbourne to call on Thailand to release a refugee footballer who has been held for more than two months on an extradition request from Bahrain. Hakeem al-Araibi, a Bahraini footballer who was granted refugee status and residency in Australia, was arrested in Thailand in late November while on vacation with his wife.