NZ says everyone entering country must self-isolate

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern said on Saturday that everyone entering the country from midnight Sunday must self isolate for 14 days in an effort to contain the spread of the new ...

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern during a news conference in Christchurch, New Zealand, 13 March 2020.

Bullied Australian boy to donate $475,000 to charity

An Australian boy with dwarfism whose distress from bullying became a viral video will donate hundreds-of-thousands of dollars in donations to charity rather than a trip to Disneyland.The clip of ...

Bullied Australian boy to donate $475,000 to charity

China virus toll nears 500

The death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in China passed 490 on Wednesday, as two US airlines suspended flights to Hong Kong following the first fatality there and 10 cases were confirmed on a ...

China virus toll nears 500

The global spread of the coronavirus: Where is it?

A virus similar to the SARS pathogen has claimed 106 lives since emerging in a market in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, and spread around the world.Here are the places that have confirmed cases ...

The global spread of the coronavirus: Where is it?

Australia confirms four cases of coronavirus

Australia confirmed its first four cases of the new coronavirus in two different cities on Saturday, with the country's chief health official saying he expected more cases as Australia was a ...

Australia confirms four cases of coronavirus

China virus toll rises to 41, over 1300 infected worldwide

The official death toll from the coronavirus in China jumped on Saturday to 41 from 26 a day earlier, as local media reported a doctor on the frontline of the battle to contain the virus in Wuhan ...

China virus toll rises to 41, over 1300 infected worldwide

Waterbombing plane missing as Australia bushfires flare

A water-bombing plane was missing and feared to have crashed in Australia's southeast on Thursday, as firefighters battled a new outbreak of bushfires whipped up by scorching temperatures and strong ...

Waterbombing plane missing as Australia bushfires flare

Asian airports step up defences as China virus hits 291 people

Asian countries on Tuesday ramped up measures to block the spread of a new virus as the death toll in China rose to six and the number of cases jumped to almost 300, raising concerns in the middle of ...

Asian airports step up defences as China virus hits 291 people

Coronavirus spreading in Asia revives SARS fears

A mysterious SARS-like virus has spread around China with more than 200 diagnosed cases in the cities of Wuhan, Beijing and Shenzhen, plus two people infected in Thailand and another case confirmed ...

Coronavirus spreading in Asia revives SARS fears

Troops deployed across fire-hit Australia after horror weekend

Reserve troops were deployed to fire-ravaged regions across three Australian states on Monday after a torrid weekend that turned swathes of land into smouldering, blackened hellscapes.The bushfires ...

Troops deployed across fire-hit Australia after horror weekend
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