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New coronavirus outbreak spreads in China

A new virus outbreak in the city of Wuhan has spread to other parts of China, with six people confirmed dead, to the alarm of global health authorities and financial markets.

Victoria braces for a new weather spin

Victoria is bracing for severe fire danger after two stormy days brought rain to fire-affected areas as well as a trail of further destruction.

Is it time for Australia to do a Megxit?

Is it time for Australia to do a "Megxit" and break away from the British monarchy?Two decades have passed since the 1999 referendum and the Australian Republican Movement is launching a new campaign for a homegrown head of state.

Climate change poses financial crisis risk

The world's central banks have been told they must take responsibility for climate change if they are to stave off a systemic financial crisis, with a price on carbon pointed out as an effective policy.

Coronavirus: origins, action, symptoms

CORONAVIRUSORIGINS AND SPREAD* The World Health Organisation began responding to cases of unexplained pneumonia in Wuhan, central China, on December 31, 2019.