Police in the Australian state of Victoria have announced sexual abuse charges against Cardinal George Pell, the pope's finance chief. At the Vatican on Thursday, Pell said he would return to Australia to fight the charges.
Cows graze near Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia. China has replaced the United States as the second-largest foreign owner of agricultural land in Australia. (The UK is No. 1.)
Australian soccer players (in yellow) observe a moment of silence for the victims of last week's London attacks prior to a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Saudi Arabia's national team on Thursday in Australia.
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"I have been ordered to say that Lord Bigglesworth believes he was put on this earth to be decorative and be worshipped by his human slaves," writes Gina Brett of Cat People of Melbourne.
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John Clarke, a comedian and political satirist beloved in Australia and New Zealand, has died at age 68. He's seen here in an undated photo provided by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.