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A Microsoft-TikTok tie-up would allow the US tech company to enter a market dominated by rivals such as Facebook, Google’s YouTube and Twitter.

Microsoft will press ahead with talks to buy TikTok’s US operations from the video app’s Chinese owner ByteDance despite US president Donald Trump’s r(...)

A medical worker enters the Epping Gardens aged care facility in the Melbourne suburb of Epping on Thursday as the city battles fresh outbreaks of Covid-19. Photograph: Getty Images

Australia’s hardest-hit state will make face coverings compulsory after reporting a new daily high of 723 confirmed coronavirus cases. Masks have bee(...)

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to the media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra. Lukas Coch/EPA

Australia will pump a further A$20 billion (€12 billion) into supporting jobs, as central bank chief Philip Lowe warned of a drawn out recovery while (...)

US vice-president Mike Pence speaks during coronavirus briefing. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty

More than 60,500 new COVID-19 infections were reported across the United States on Thursday, according to a Reuters tally, setting a one-day record as(...)

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 woman reacts after she being hit with pepper spray deployed by police against protesters  in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Photograph: Dale de la Rey/AFP via Getty Images

China has warned Britain it would retaliate if London goes ahead with a plan to offer a pathway to citizenship to up to 3 million Hong Kong residents (...)

 A young vendor sells facemasks on a street near a restricted area sealed by the authorities in Lahore, Pakistan on Thursday, as Covid-19 coronavirus cases continue to rise. Photograph:  Arif Ali/AFP

More than 9.6 million cases of coronavirus have been recorded worldwide with more than 489,920 deaths, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins(...)

 Australian prime minister Scott Morrison  revealed a ‘state-based’ cyber attack targeting Australian government and businesses. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/ Australia and New Zealand Out/ EPA

A “sophisticated state-based actor” has been attempting to hack a wide range of Australian organisations for months and had stepped up its efforts rec(...)

 AFL games are currently being held with no spectators due to the coronavirus outbreak. Photograph: EPA

Australia will allow crowds of up to 10,000 at small stadiums to watch sport as part of plans to ease social distancing restrictions in July, the cou(...)

 US president Donald Trump said he would postpone a G7 summit he had hoped to hold next month until September or later and expand the list of invitees to include Australia, Russia, South Korea and India. Photograph: Saul Loeb / AFP via Getty Images

Donald Trump has postponed the G7 summit until after the summer and pledged to invite Russia and several other nations to expand the membership beyond(...)

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