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Sporting stadiums converted into quarantine camps, police guarding medical stockpiles and schools temporarily shut down are some of the actions authorities are prepared to take if Australia succumbs to a major coronavirus outbreak

The controversy surrounding the "sports rorts" scandal engulfing the Morrison government has spread beyond Federal Parliament to the $58 million revamp of North Sydney's ageing public pool.

Hillary Clinton may be no fan of Bernie Sanders, but she says she will support him if Democrats choose him to run against Donald Trump later this year

Mining giant Rio Tinto says it will invest $1.5 billion over five years in initiatives to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its global operations and become carbon-neutral by 2050 | @NickToscano1 

Animal welfare groups and an expert in laboratory animal welfare have called for more transparency over the use of animals in medical research after a trio of baboons escaped in Sydney's inner west

Asia reported hundreds of new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, including the first US soldier to be infected, as the United States warned of an inevitable pandemic, and outbreaks in Italy and Iran spread to more countries

The race to become the next Malaysian prime minister is shaping up as a contest between Mahathir Mohamad and Anwar Ibrahim - two men who have alternated as allies and enemies for more than two decades | @jamesmassola 

Breaking: Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova, a five-time grand slam winner, has announced that she is retiring from professional tennis at the age of 32.

The remains of a teenager who had been missing for two days have found in the lions' enclosure at a safari park in Pakistan, officials said.


China has replaced the head of its Hong Kong Liaison Office, the most senior mainland political official based in the Chinese-controlled territory, following more than six months of often-violent anti-government protests in the city

Foreign Minister Marise Payne has released a statement urging police and protesters to find a peaceful outcome | @fergushunter 

Incredible - and frightening - photos are emerging from Mallacoota, a small town in the East Gippsland region of Victoria, where about 4000 people are sheltering near water, protected by CFA tankers. Visit @theage 's live blog for updates: #vicfires 

Beijing kept the world in the dark as coronavirus spread

Sydney schoolboys take down Martin Shkreli, the 'most hated man in the world'.

Harper Lee, 88, to release second novel 50 years after To Kill a Mockingbird.

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“I know very well that the Chinese Communist Party can never be trusted. Once I go back, I will be dead.” Wang “William” Liqiang. Read more about China's Spy Secrets and why this Chinese spy has risked his life to defect.