Debris floats down the Nepean River at Jamisontown on the western outskirts of Sydney. Photograph: Mark Baker/AP

Thousands more people were moved from Sydney’s western suburbs on Monday as the area braced for further torrential in the wake of its worst flooding i(...)

A boat is loaded back on to its trailer on a flooded road at Old Pitt Town in northwest  Sydney on Sunday, March 21st, 2021. Photograph: Mark Baker/AP

Heavy rains along Australia’s east coast over the weekend have brought the worst flooding in half a century in some areas, authorities said on Sunday,(...)

Melbourne Park is currently a Quarantine Zone and only accessible by health staff, Tennis officials and players. Photograph: Getty Images

Tennis Australia has backtracked from comments made by its chief executive, Craig Tiley, that the Victorian government would foot part of the bill for(...)

 People attend a celebration of the New Year in Wuhan, China. Life in Wuhan, a Chinese city of more than 11 million, which nearly a year ago became the epicentre of the Covid-19 outbreak is returning to normal. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/EPA

Fireworks soared into the sky above the Sydney Opera House, but the harbour below was a deserted ghost town, a fittingly creepy send-off for a year th(...)

Ambulances parked outside the St Thomas’ Hospital emergency department in London on December 28th as patient demand for the service surpasses the first wave of the coronavirus crisis. Photograph: Hollie Adams/Getty Images.

The UK government will draft in the armed forces to help with coronavirus testing in schools as pressure builds on prime minister Boris Johnson to del(...)

Surfers at Bondi Beach in Sydney on Sunday. Photograph: Steven Saphore/AFP via Getty Images

Sydney was isolated from the rest of Australia on Sunday after all of the country’s states and territories imposed travel restrictions on its resident(...)

 Sydney’s northern beaches will enter a four-day lockdown as a cluster of cases in the area increased to more than 40. Photograph: Mark Baker/AP.

Italy will be placed under a nationwide lockdown for much of the Christmas and New Year holiday, prime minister Giuseppe Conte said on Friday, as the (...)

People walk past a tree in Melbourne’s central business district on Thursday. Photograph: Getty Images

Australia’s second largest city, Melbourne, has marked the 100th day of one of the world’s longest pandemic lockdowns. The Victoria state government (...)

Health authorities perform random tests for Covid-19 on passengers arriving by ship from Italy in recent days in Corfu, Greece. Photograph: Siegfried Modola/Getty

More than 20.42 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 744,649 have died, according to Johns Hopkins U(...)

File image of Dr Anthony Fauci with US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Samuel Corum/The New York Times

US infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci on Wednesday called the White House effort to discredit him “bizarre” and urged an end to the divisivene(...)

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