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Wed 12 Aug 2020

‘CATASTROPHIC’: Mystery virus case sparks NZ lockdown

‘CATASTROPHIC’: Mystery virus case sparks NZ lockdown

After 102 days without coronavirus, New Zealand has confirmed four cases in one family, with no known source.

Tue 11 Aug 2020

Putin announces virus vaccine

Putin announces virus vaccine

Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced the country has developed the first vaccine offering immunity from coronavirus.

‘Substantial chance’ of election fiasco in America

‘Substantial chance’ of election fiasco in America

The person in charge of America’s electoral system has warned there is a high risk that election night will end without a winner being declared.

Meghan and Harry blame Palace staff for royal feuds

Premium Content Meghan and Harry blame Palace staff for royal feuds

The explosive new book Finding Freedom has revealed how Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s night nurse was sacked just two days into caring for their son Archie.

Trump roasted over weird WWII Spanish flu claim

Trump roasted over weird WWII Spanish flu claim

US President Donald Trump has been mocked online over a weird gaffe he committed during today’s White House media briefing.

How these nations defeated COVID-19

How these nations defeated COVID-19

Only a handful of countries around the world have successfully managed to defeat COVID-19. Here’s how they did it.

Prince Andrew dragged deeper into Epstein child sex scandal

Premium Content Prince Andrew dragged deeper into Epstein child sex scandal

A Jeffrey Epstein accuser claims the Duke of York has “crucial information” on the paedophile financier’s associates.

‘So wrong’: School’s extreme virus measure

‘So wrong’: School’s extreme virus measure

A Thai school has introduced plastic isolation pods for pupils – but the drastic virus measure has been compared to keeping “kids in a cage”.

Trump evacuated over White House shooting fears

Trump evacuated over White House shooting fears

US President Donald Trump was abruptly pulled out of today's media briefing by security after reports of shots being fired near the White House.

'Horrendous' explosion flattens homes

'Horrendous' explosion flattens homes

A major gas explosion has destroyed at least three homes in Baltimore. Firefighters said at least one woman had been killed.

Lebanon’s entire govt to resign over blast

Lebanon’s entire govt to resign over blast

Lebanon’s entire government was expected to resign on Monday after fury on the streets following a massive chemical explosion that rocked the city.

Mon 10 Aug 2020

Grandma’s awkward ‘ugly baby’ reaction

Grandma’s awkward ‘ugly baby’ reaction

A grandmother was filmed reacting to a photo of an “ugly baby” – but the “hilarious” clip has divided many, with some branding it “cruel”.

‘Incredibly volatile’: Bitcoin’s COVID boom could be doomed

Premium Content ‘Incredibly volatile’: Bitcoin’s COVID boom could be doomed

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are having a comeback thanks to unstable economic markets across the world. But is the high just setting investors up for a sharper fall?...

Harry will celebrate birthday with new ‘father figure’

Premium Content Harry will celebrate birthday with new ‘father figure’

When Prince Harry turns 36 next month, he won’t be celebrating with the royal family, as reports emerge that his close friend “had doubts” about Meghan Markle.

Promising vaccine may head overseas

Premium Content Promising vaccine may head overseas

A promising Australian vaccine for COVID-19 now in human trials has not received any money from the Australian government.

‘Too far’: China’s massive miscalculation

‘Too far’: China’s massive miscalculation

Key generals have attacked Xi Jinping for squandering China’s big chance. They say his tactics have ruined their chances of world domination.

Separated at birth for secret experiment

Separated at birth for secret experiment

When Ellen and Melanie found out they were twins at 23 they were elated — until they discovered the cruel real reason for their separation.

Doctors warn of new coronavirus symptom

Doctors warn of new coronavirus symptom

As researchers work to find out more about COVID-19, they are uncovering more symptoms – and the latest is super common.

Sun 9 Aug 2020

‘People are idiots’: Truth of Ellen backlash

‘People are idiots’: Truth of Ellen backlash

The Ellen DeGeneres hate-storm keeps rolling on. But maybe she’s not actually the villain people are making her out to be.

Donald Trump flees reporters again

Donald Trump flees reporters again

Donald Trump has once again cut a media conference short, turning and walking away from the lectern after copping a tough question.

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