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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(...)

A member of the US secret service wears a surgical mask as  President Donald Trump arrives for a news conference on the  coronavirus in the White House on Monday. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

When the history is written of how the United States handled the global era’s first real pandemic, March 6th will leap out of the timeline. That was (...)

A barber wearing a face mask as restrictions to contain the coronavirus outbreak were relaxed in Singapore on May 12th, 2020. Photograph: Roslan Rahman/AFP via Getty Images

Coronavirus has infected more than 4.2 million people and killed more than 286,500, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University. Here are t(...)

 Rupert Murdoch:   between them, Trump and Murdoch have helped to make the US the epicentre of the pandemic. Photograph:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

The comparison of the coronavirus crisis to a war is worse than useless. But it does prompt a question: if this were a war, who should be put on trial(...)

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