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Covid 19 coronavirus Australia: 345 cases in NSW, 21 cases in Victoria, 10 in Queensland

New South Wales has recorded 345 local cases of Covid-19, with at least 60 of those cases infectious while in the community. Two Covid-related deaths have also been reported by NSW Health, taking the death toll in the current outbreak to 36. Both were of men in their 90s. Of the new cases, 128 are […]

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Ron Brierley child sex abuse images case: What Brierley told police about images revealed

WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT Ron Brierley told police officers quizzing him over a cache of images of naked children he had saved to several devices that the pictures were “all perfectly okay” and he had downloaded them because he thought they “looked interesting”. It can also be revealed that the items he was found with included […]

Politics

COVID-19: Minister says ‘we can’t rule anything out’ on potential for restrictions in virus hotspots

A cabinet minister has told Sky News the government “can’t rule anything out” when it comes to the possibility of local coronavirus restrictions in areas that have seen cases rise sharply. Sky News analysis has found there are 28 local authority areas in England, four in Northern Ireland and two in Scotland that have COVID-19 […]

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Covid 19 coronavirus: No new community cases, one in managed isolation

There are no new Covid community cases as Auckland basks in level 1 freedoms. The Ministry of Health says that all contacts connected to the Valentine’s Day outbreak have been tested and returned negative results. Meanwhile, there is one new case in managed isolation – a passenger who returned from India through the United Arab […]

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NASA SpaceX mission: Dragon capsule docks with International Space Station

A SpaceX vessel carrying four astronauts has docked with the International Space Station (ISS). The Dragon capsule called “Resilience” by it’s crew launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and took 27 hours to reach the ISS in the early hours of Tuesday morning (UK time). The three American and one Japanese astronauts on board the craft […]

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Trump administration denies California request for more wildfire aid

FILE PHOTO: Los Angeles County firefighters keep watch on the Bobcat Fire as it burns through the night in Juniper Hills, California, U.S. September 19, 2020. REUTERS/Gene Blevins/File Photo(Reuters) – The Trump administration has denied a request by California for additional wildfire recovery relief, saying the September blazes, part of the state’s record-setting fire year, […]

Business

Coronavirus: Ryanair to cut capacity by 20% as restrictions tighten

Ryanair is cutting flight capacity by a fifth in September and October as travel restrictions to some European countries tighten. The airline said the decision came after forward bookings “notably weakened over the last 10 days” amid continued uncertainty over coronavirus case rates. It said most of the cuts would mean reductions in the frequency […]

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India passes Italy as Covid cases continue to rise

India has recorded close to 10,000 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, taking its total above that of Italy. The country now has the sixth-highest number of confirmed cases in the world, 236,657. There have been 6,649 deaths. The health system in Mumbai is on the verge of collapse while hospitals in […]

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China reports two new coronavirus cases for May 30

BEIJING (Reuters) – China recorded two new confirmed cases of coronavirus on May 30, down from four the day before, data from the country’s health authority showed on Sunday. Both cases were imported in the Chinese province of Shandong, the National Health Commission (NHC) said in a statement on its website. The NHC also confirmed […]