World News

Tue 31 Mar 2020

Airlines charging tourists $12,000 to leave Australia

premium_icon Airlines charging tourists $12,000 to leave Australia

Camilla Dalla Chiesa says she is stranded in Sydney and is desperate to return home to Italy, even though the COVID-19 death toll is 11,591 and rising.

Aussie expat’s dire warning on social distancing

premium_icon Aussie expat’s dire warning on social distancing

An Aussie musician living in Dubai has opened up about the extreme measures the city is taking to deal with the coronavirus crisis, saying she fears Australia is not...

17 family members infected with COVID-19 at funeral

17 family members infected with COVID-19 at funeral

A mother has died and another relative is seriously ill after members of the same family became infected with coronavirus after attending a funeral.

Truth about viral Italy coffin photo

Truth about viral Italy coffin photo

It’s an arresting image, shared tens of thousands of times on Facebook, showing coffins of virus victims in Italy - there’s just one problem.

Mystery of Meghan’s final Instagram post

Mystery of Meghan’s final Instagram post

Overnight, Meghan and Harry posted their final message to their Sussex Royal account – but two very important words were conspicuously absent.

‘We’re scared’: Kiwi sisters step up where PM won’t

premium_icon ‘We’re scared’: Kiwi sisters step up where PM won’t

Sorely disappointed at the lack of support being offered to Kiwis on the Gold Coast, sisters Awhi Gray and Marama Gray are taking matters into their own hands.

Unproven drugs approved to fight virus

Unproven drugs approved to fight virus

Two antimalarial drugs that have shown promising results in small anecdotal studies have been granted emergency approval for millions of doses across the US.

Virus could cause global food shortage

Virus could cause global food shortage

The UN says panic buying across the world could lead to a food shortage in April and May.

Chinese wet markets still selling bats

Chinese wet markets still selling bats

Thousands of people have started to flood back into Chinese wet markets, with bats, rabbits and dogs still on offer despite the coronavirus outbreak.

Italy death toll adds 812 but cases slide

Italy death toll adds 812 but cases slide

Italy has recorded a decline in new coronavirus infections but this may be partly explained by a reduction in the number of tests done.

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