Formula One Pit Stops

Videographic about how pit stops can make or break a race. The 2019 season begins in Melbourne, Australia on March 17.VIDEOGRAPHICS

Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix

Videographic illustrating the Australian Grand Prix circuit in Melbourne. The 2019 season roars into life on Sunday.VIDEOGRAPHICS

Disgraced Cardinal Pell sentenced to six years in jail

Disgraced Australian Cardinal George Pell is sentenced to six years in jail for child sex crimes in a Melbourne court, with a minimum period of three years and eight months to be served. SOUNDBITE

Australia’s most senior Catholic arrives at court for sentencing

The van thought to be carrying Australia’s most senior Catholic, George Pell, arrives at a Melbourne’s County Court for sentencing. IMAGES

Aussies jump into river with flying devices

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.

Formula One Pit Stops

Videographic about how pit stops can make or break a race. The 2019 season begins in Melbourne, Australia on March 17.VIDEOGRAPHICS

Top pope aide Cardinal Pell convicted of child sex crimes

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.

Australia: Cardinal George Pell leaves court

Cardinal George Pell leaves the County Court of Victoria court after prosecutors decided not to proceed with a second trial on alleged historical child sexual offences in Melbourne. IMAGES

Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi arrives in Australia

Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi makes a triumphant return to Australia landing in Melbourne, ending a two month ordeal that saw him jailed in Thailand and threatened with forced return to his native Bahrain.. IMAGES of Hakeem al-Araibi’s arrival

Australian demo urges Thailand to free refugee footballer

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.