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Man critical after shark attack on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

A 59-year-old man was in a critical condition after being attacked by a shark along Australia's Great Barrier Reef on Sunday. According to local media...

Australia’s coronavirus hotspot to lift strict lockdown

Victoria, the state at the centre of Australia's second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, will move out of its strict lockdown and into its...

Australia opens quarantine-free travel bubble with New Zealand

The first flight as part of Australia's one-way travel bubble with New Zealand arrived in Sydney on Friday, with around 200 passengers allowed to...

Three whales saved from site of Australia’s worst mass stranding

Three whales were released and one died on Sunday after a new stranding at the same location as Australia's worst mass beaching of around...

Nearly 100 whales freed in Australia after mass stranding

Six more whales were rescued in a mass stranding on the west coast of Australia's State of Tasmania on Friday, bringing the total number...

Trouble in Australia’s humpback whale paradise as tourists dry up

by Duncan Murray Located just a few hours south of Sydney on Australia's scenic east coast, Jervis Bay is...

Rescuers race to save 270 stranded pilot whales in Australia as one third of...

Rescuers are racing against time to save lives as 270 pilot whales were stranded off the west coast of Australia's Tasmania and about...

Australia posts surprise fall in unemployment despite strict coronavirus lockdown

Australia's unemployment rate has posted a surprise fall despite strict lockdown measures in the nation's second biggest state. According to data...
Protesters lie down for a minute of silence in the position George Floyd was in when he died during a rally against police brutality and the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Seattle, Washington, U.S. June 2, 2020. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

Protesters clash with police in Australia as lockdown tensions flare

Hundreds of protesters clashed with police in the Australian state of Victoria on Sunday, as frustration over an ongoing COVID-19 lockdown boiled over. ...

Brazil ends gender pay gap for national teams

Members of the Brazil women's football team will be paid the same as their male counterparts, the South American country's soccer federation said...

Australia in recession for first time in almost 30 years

Australia has officially fallen into its first recession in 29 years with the biggest fall in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on record. ...

US Open results

Following are the results from opening day of US Open tennis championship in New York on Monday (prefix number denotes seeding): Men's...
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivers a press statement on the European Green Deal at the EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Dec. 11, 2019. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)

EU to participate in COVAX initiative for equal access to COVID-19 vaccine

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Monday that her institution is ready to join the COVAX Facility, a pooled procurement...
Tourists are seen at a dock in Sydney, Australia, March 10, 2020. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Australia has reached 100, Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt announced on Tuesday. (Xinhua/Bai Xuefei)

Sydney aims to wipe out virus with testing blitz

Australia's largest city Sydney launched a COVID-19 testing blitz this week in an attempt to "mop up" lingering virus infections, primarily in the city's...
VANCOUVER, April 1, 2020 (Xinhua) -- A car leaves a drive-through COVID-19 test site for health care workers in Vancouver, Canada, March 31, 2020. Several satellite sites around the cities are operating 7-day a week offering drive-through COVID-19 test. (Photo by Liang Sen/Xinhua)

Australia’s trade relationships in East Asia key to COVID-19 recovery: analyst

Australia's trade relationships with East Asian countries, primarily China, are key to helping the country recover from COVID-19, according to an analysis article released...
A Qantas airplane takes off from Sydney Airport, in Sydney, Australia, March 18, 2020. Virgin Australia airline announced Wednesday it would temporarily suspend all international flights as well as 50 percent of domestic services, in another blow to the industry by COVID-19. Australia's national carrier Qantas on Tuesday cancelled 90 percent of its international flights as well as 60 percent of its domestic capacity. (Xinhua/Bai Xuefei)

Border closure is impediment to Australia’s economic recovery – Business leaders

Australia's biggest business lobby groups have called for the nation's international borders to be re-opened to aid the economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis,...
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (R) and Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg (L) arrive to speak to the media prior to a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, 12 March 2020. Morrison announced an economic stimulus package, worth 17.6 billion Australian dollar (around 11.4 billion US dollar) for the fiscal year, to keep the Australian economy from entering into a recession due to the coronavirus epidemic. EPA/LUKAS COCH AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

Australian PM says all options being considered to contain COVID-19

Australia's prime minister called for patience and said "all of the options" were on the table to fight against coronavirus on Monday when the...
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Face masks become mandatory as Australia’s COVID-19 case numbers skyrocket

Laws enforcing the mandatory wearing of face masks in the Australian city of Melbourne were set to come into effect as of midnight Wednesday,...
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Australia to grant international students visas to restart international education

The Australian government will start granting international student visas in an attempt to restart international education, Minister for Population and Acting Minister for Immigration...
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Australian university develops 20-minute COVID-19 blood test

A simple blood samples test developed by Australia's Monash University could detect positive COVID-19 cases in about 20 minutes. Based on commonly...
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Australian finance minister to quit politics

Australia's Minister for Finance Mathias Cormann announced on Sunday that he will quit politics by the end of 2020. Cormann, one of...

Provocation to human civilization must be rejected

By Zhong Sheng   The Daily Telegraph newspaper in New South Wales of Australia recently defaced China’s national emblem, evilly associating COVID-19 with China. National emblem is...
Australia's first human trials

COVID-19 updates: Nigeria to ease COVID-19 lockdown order, Chinese COVID-19 vaccine set for human...

The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. - - - - ...

Lifeline package announced for Australia’s locked-down zoos, aquariums

The Australian government has announced a support package for the nation's zoos to help them feed and care for their animals during COVID-19 closures. ...
Australia's first human trials

Australia rolls out major phase in widespread coronavirus testing

Healthcare workers will be among the first groups of people subjected to widespread COVID-19 testing, with the aim of detecting asymptomatic carriers of the...

Medical students join Australia’s fight against COVID-19

by Duncan Murray, Hao Yalin & Guo Yang The global fight against COVID-19 has taken an unprecedented toll on health services, leaving...
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (right) and Australia's Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy speak to the media about the COVID-19 Coronavirus during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, 18 March 2020. EPA/LUKAS COCH AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

Australia moves to “community phase” of COVID-19 response

Australia has moved to the third phase, or the "community phase" of the fight against COVID-19, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Friday. ...

Australia makes progress in COVID-19 control

Australia continues to make progress in the fight against COVID-19, Health Minister Greg Hunt said Wednesday. As of Wednesday morning there have...

Qantas accused of “knowingly” exposing staff to COVID-19

Australia's leading airline has been accused of "knowingly" exposing baggage handlers to the COVID-19. The Transport Workers' Union (TWU) recently claimed that Qantas staff...
Paapa Kweku

Home workouts you can trust from Ghanaian Australian fitness coach

Paapa Kweku is a prominent health and fitness guru in Australia. He’s won bodybuilding titles and works with large companies in Australia like Mazda...