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US 'terminating' relationship with WHO

With new US economic numbers highlighting the rough road ahead for a hoped-for rebound, President Donald Trump has taken aim at the World Health Organisation and China, blaming both for their roles in the pandemic's...

Twitter disclaimer on Trump's Floyd tweet

Twitter has accused President Donald Trump of "glorifying violence", attaching a disclaimer to one of his tweets about unrest in Minneapolis which it says breaks its rules.

Crossbench looks to block NSW pay freeze

The NSW government has a fight on its hands to get a 12-month public sector pay freeze through parliament, with upper house crossbench MPs vowing to block the $3 billion saving measure.

Indigenous people avoid COVID-19 so far

Australia's indigenous people have thankfully so far avoided an outbreak of the deadly coronavirus but an expert committee including medical and indigenous health groups is working to keep it out of remote communities.