Members of the Melbourne Fire Brigade (MFB) prepare to take food parcels to residents in a locked down public housing estate in Melbourne. Photograph: William West/AFP via Getty

Melbourne began a six-week lockdown on Thursday following a spike in new coronavirus cases, as states around the country tightened internal borders to(...)

A demonstrator waves a pro-independence Catalan Estelada flag tand The Black Flag of Catalonia during a protest  in Barcelona.  Photograph: Angel Garcia/Bloomberg

Protesters and police clashed late on Tuesday in Barcelona during rallies against the jailing of nine Catalan separatist leaders. The tense confront(...)