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Coronavirus cluster found on cargo ship in Australia

A coronavirus cluster has been detected on a freight ship berthed in the Australian west coast port of Fremantle. Six of 48 crew members from...

‘Once-in-a-decade-type’ storm lashes 1,200 kms of Western Australia’s coast

Tens of thousands of homes and businesses lost power, buildings were battered and trees were uprooted as a vast stretch of the west Australian...

Australia says it does not want trade war with China

Australia’s trade minister has said that his country does not want a trade war with China. China effectively ended imports of Australian barley by putting...

China barley tariff ‘deeply disappointing’ – Australian minister

Australia’s trade minister has described as “deeply disappointing” China’s decision to place tariffs of around 80% on Australian barley in a dispute linked to...

Some Australians tempted out as cafes and restaurants reopen in New South Wales

Many cafes and restaurants have opened again in Sydney as some coronavirus restrictions were lifted, although rainy weather and ongoing fears appeared to keep...

Queen Elizabeth discusses Covid-19 response during phone call with Australian PM

The Queen discussed efforts to combat Covid-19 during a phone call with Australian prime minister Scott Morrison. She asked about the welfare of Australians during...

Four police killed by truck after stopping speeding Porsche driver

A truck has killed four police officers who had detained a drug-affected speeding driver on an Australian motorway, officials said. The 41-year-old driver of a...

Australia to make Google and Facebook pay for news content

Global digital platforms Google and Facebook will be forced to pay for news content in Australia, the government has said, as the coronavirus pandemic...

Cleared Australian cardinal links child abuse charges to corruption fight

Cardinal George Pell has linked his fight against corruption in the Vatican with his prosecution in Australia for alleged child sex abuse. Mr Pell was...

Police question crew members of ship linked to Australia’s Covid-19 outbreak

Police wearing protective gear boarded a cruise ship to seize evidence and question crew members of the vessel linked to hundreds of Covid-19 infections...

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Johnson defends his response to coronavirus crisis as death toll passes 50,000

The UK’s coronavirus death toll passed 50,000 as Boris Johnson was accused of presiding over a government that lacked the “trust and confidence” of...

Cyprus brings forward lifting of many Covid-19 restrictions

Cyprus has accelerated the lifting of most of the country’s remaining coronavirus restrictions by three weeks, citing its consistently low infection rate since the...

Tributes for retired police captain killed during street protests

A retired police captain who died during a night of violent protests in a US state was trying to protect his friend’s pawn shop,...

Public Health England denies parts were missing from BAME coronavirus report

Public Health England (PHE) has insisted it published its review on black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups in full following claims that parts...

Reforms Needed After George Floyd’s Murder – #BlacklivesMatter

By Deborah Thomas The term 20/20 vision in optical test terms means a perfect vision. Millions use this term regularly and we are now in...
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