Cardinal George Pell at the County Court of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia, on Tuesday. He was convicted of child sex abuse, but journalists who reported on the case could face jail time for disobeying a gag order.
Behrouz Boochani, a Kurdish-Iranian journalist and asylum-seeker, won two prestigious Australian literary prizes for his debut, a book composed in text messages sent from a detention center on Manus Island.
Serena Williams and Roger Federer, shown here at the Wimbledon Championships 2012 Winners Ball, are set to play each other at a mixed doubles match on New Year's Day at the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia.
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An Australian flag flies outside Bandyup Women's Prison where a woman was forced to give birth alone in a locked prison cell despite pleading for help for more than an hour, according to a newly released report.
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A refugee transit center on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, in a photo taken last year. Two class action lawsuits are seeking injunctions to transfer refugees held there to Australia and award damages to them.
The SUV driven by Saeed Noori sits in Melbourne last December, after Noori plowed the vehicle into a crowd of pedestrians. Noori pleaded guilty to murder on Friday.
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A strawberry is shown on a fork at a restaurant in Sydney in September. The tainting of supermarket strawberries with sewing needles prompted a scare across Australia; now, a farm supervisor is facing charges.
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Police are seen in Bourke St. on Friday in Melbourne, Australia. A man was shot by police after setting his car on fire and stabbing three people and killing one in the city's central business district.
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