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President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the Rose Garden of the White House on Tuesday. Photograph: AP

President Donald Trump’s decision to halt US funding to the World Health Organisation has triggered heavy criticism at home and abroad for depriving t(...)

Philip Lynch emigrated to Australia in 1983.

Here in Tasmania foreboding and wariness is permeating everywhere. Terms like self-isolation and social-distancing have effortlessly slid into everyda(...)

A woman wears a protective mask  in front of Tower Bridge  in London. There have now been 5,683 diagnosed cases in the UK and 281 deaths. Photograph: Alex Davidson/Getty

A further 47 people have died in the United Kingdom after testing positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of deaths to 281, the British go(...)

Photograph: David McNew/AFP via Getty Images

Oil prices fell for a third session on Wednesday to be down about 17 per cent so far this week as the outlook for fuel demand darkened amid travel and(...)

Chinese sales clerks wear protective masks in Beijing. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

The US Senate has passed an $8.3 billion funding Bill to help state and local governments combat the spreading coronavirus, as public health experts o(...)

A man wearing a protective suit decontaminates a primary school where a child was diagnosed with coronavirus in Thessaloniki, Greece. Photograph: Dimitris Tosidis/EPA

No country should make the “fatal mistake” of assuming it will be spared the Covid-19 coronavirus, the World Health Organisation said on Thursday, as (...)

FILE PHOTO: A man snorkels in an area called the "Coral Gardens" near Lady Elliot Island, on the Great Barrier Reef, northeast of Bundaberg town in Queensland, Australia, June 11, 2015. REUTERS/David Gray/File Photo

The Great Barrier Reef, the world’s biggest coral system, lies off Australia’s Queensland coast. The state’s massive coal reserves and expanding minin(...)

An ambulance enters the main gates of the San Lazaro Hospital in Manila, where a 44-year-old man from Wuhan died from coronavirus. Photograph: Maria Tan/AFP/Getty Images.

A man in the Philippines has become the first person outside China to die from the outbreak, while the overall death toll has risen above 300 and the (...)

People queue to buy face masks from a shop in Hong Kong as a preventative measure following a virus outbreak which began in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Photograph: Philip Fong/AFP/Getty Images.

Several countries have closed their borders to arrivals from China as countries around the world raced to contain the coronavirus outbreak amid a risi(...)

The fires could rage in Australia for a couple more months. But the greater fears must be longer term.

The book The Lucky Country was written about Australia in the 1960s, and since then the label has stuck. For anyone slogging their way through a Briti(...)

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