Australian former rugby union player Dan Palmer: ‘The longer the [Israel] Folau saga dragged on, the more I felt a responsibility to say something.’ Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

There has been an outpouring of support for Dan Palmer, the Australian former rugby union player, after he became the first Wallabies player and just (...)

A nurse swabs for Covid-19 in Melbourne. Photograph: James Ross/EPA

Ring Mayar spends all day knocking on doors in the western suburbs of Melbourne, asking residents if they have a cough, a fever or chills. Even if th(...)

Ivermectin is used to rid animals and humans of many internal and external blood-sucking parasites. File photograph: Getty Images

Could a drug discovered in the 1970s help to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic? New evidence from research in Australia shows that the anti-parasitic drug (...)

epa08356906 Workers wearing protective face masks walk at Leishenshan Hospital, in Wuhan, China. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/EPA

China is cracking down on publication of academic research about the origins of coronavirus, in what is likely to be part of a wider attempt to contro(...)

When you’re struggling to get pregnant, and find yourself doing fertility treatment in order to get that magic pink line, you don’t really let yoursel(...)

 View from a rescue helicopter as it heads toward the smoldering White Island volcano off the coast of New Zealand’s North Island. Photograph: Getty

Victims of New Zealand’s deadly volcanic eruption off White Island were covered in ash and appeared to have been badly burned, said a helicopter rescu(...)

A photograph courtesy of Michael Schade, an engineering manager from San Francisco who was one of the tourists who made it off the island just before the eruption. It shows the volcano on New Zealand’s White Island spewing steam and ash minutes after an eruption on Monday. Photograph: Michael Schade/AFP/Getty

New Zealand said on Tuesday that eight people were missing and presumed dead a day after a volcano erupted off the coast of New Zealand’s North Island(...)

Marianne Hendron with her sons, Jack (left) and Cormac Rabl

Working Abroad Q&A: Marianne Hendron, who is originally from Portadown, is chief executive of a regional women's health service in Ballarat i(...)

Australian Federal Police  investigators leave the ABC building after a raid on Wednesday. Photograph:  Bianca De Marchi/AAP/Reuters

One journalist is being investigated for reporting that several boats filled with asylum seekers recently tried to reach Australia from Sri Lanka. Ano(...)

Till Roenneberg, professor of chronobiology, says employers should ban the use of alarm clocks and instruct employees to start work only once they had had adequate sleep. Photograph: iStock

Do you set an alarm to wake you up on weekdays, then hit the snooze button at weekends because you need more sleep? If so, you could be experiencing s(...)

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