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Wuhan Lab Where Bat Bled And Urinated On Worker Could Be Coronavirus 'Ground Zero'

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Researchers believe a research facility in Wuhan where a worker's skin was exposed to bat urine and blood could be the source of the deadly coronavirus.

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Chinese Gymnasts Forced To Pull Out Of World Cup In Australia Due To Travel Ban

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The Chinese gymnastics team entered into next week’s World Cup in Melbourne, has pulled out due to Australian government travel restrictions put in place to limit the coronavirus outbreak, organisers said on Saturday.

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National

Scott Morrison Extends China Travel Ban As Coronavirus Fears Continue

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The Australian government has announced it is extending a travel ban for visitors arriving from mainland China, over ongoing fears of the potentially deadly coronavirus.

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Breaking

Coronavirus Death Toll Sees Highest Daily Spike After 242 Killed Overnight

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China has reported its highly daily death toll to coronavirus after those killed by the infection rose by more than 240 overnight.

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National

Young Melbourne Woman Diagnosed With Coronavirus 'Felt Physically Fine'

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A young Melbourne woman, who was on the stranded Diamond Princess cruise ship, has spoken of her shock after testing positive to coronavirus.

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Website Offers Free Porn To Stranded Coronavirus Cruise Passengers

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Well, this is one way to ease the boredom. A website is offering free porn to passengers stranded on a cruise ship for at least two weeks due to a coronavirus outbreak.

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Coronavirus Death Toll Soars Past 1000

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The death toll from the coronavirus epidemic in mainland China passed 1000 on Tuesday with a record daily rise in fatalities, although the number of new confirmed cases fell.

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Is China Telling Us Everything It Knows About Coronavirus?

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As the coronavirus crisis has unfolded, the heavy cost of the Chinese governance system’s favoured tools of censorship and information control has been on display.

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Scaly Anteaters Could Have Spread The Coronavirus To Humans

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China's deadly coronavirus outbreak could have spread from bats to humans through the illegal traffic of pangolins, the world's only scaly mammals, which are prized in Asia for food and medicine, Chinese researchers say.

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World

KFC And Pizza Hut Launch 'Contactless' Delivery In China To Ease Coronavirus Fears

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One of China's largest restaurant operators is trying to make sure the potentially lethal coronavirus paralysing much of the country doesn't disrupt the vital task of delivering pizza and other foods.

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Aussie Retailers Worst Hit By Coronavirus Warned It's 'Tip Of The Iceberg'

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Clothing, footwear and household goods retailers have been the worst hit as the impact of the coronavirus spreads to suppliers.

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Latest Coronavirus Evacuees Flight Will Take Aussies To Disused Mining Camp Near Darwin

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison has confirmed that Australians stuck in Wuhan will now be flown to a disused mining camp in the Northern Territory, anticipating the Christmas Island may not be able to house all evacuees.

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National

'It's Not An Excuse': How Racism Has 'Mobilised Fear And Hostility' Over Coronavirus

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With the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus globally in the tens of thousands, experts are warning of an "echo chamber of pandemic racism" emerging in response online.

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Coronavirus Whistleblower Was 'Silenced' By Chinese Government In December

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A Chinese doctor who tried to raise the alarm about the new coronavirus before it was even identified was threatened by his government to stop "making false comments".

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Coronavirus Claims Second Life Off Mainland China

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The second victim of coronavirus outside of mainland China was a 39-year-old man from Hong Kong with an underlying illness, who had visited China’s Wuhan city, the epicentre of the outbreak now under virtual quarantine.

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National

Qantas Flight Carrying Australians Fleeing Coronavirus Departs Wuhan

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The Qantas plane that will bring home hundreds of Australians stranded in the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak has departed from Wuhan, headed for Western Australia.

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World

Coronavirus Death Toll Rises To 259 As USA, Australia Announce China Travel Crackdown

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The number of deaths from a coronavirus epidemic in China has risen by 46 to 259, the country's health authority says, as the United States and other nations announced new border curbs on foreigners who have been in China.

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National

Travel Limits On Foreign Passengers, Qantas To Suspend Flights To Mainland China

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Foreign travellers who have left or passed through mainland China will be denied entry to Australia as officials try to contain the spread of coronavirus.

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National

South Australia Confirms First Coronavirus Cases, Bringing National Total To 12

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South Australia has confirmed two people have tested positive to coronavirus, bringing the national total to 12.

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World

Forget The Fear And Hype, Here Are The Raw Facts About Coronavirus

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The coronavirus has killed 249 in China, and spread to more than 9800 people globally, with the World Health Organisation declaring it a health emergency.

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National

Australia Still Waiting For China To Approve Citizen Evacuations

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The Coalition is still waiting for China to give it the green light on evacuating hundreds of Australian citizens amid the coronavirus crisis, which has now been declared a global health emergency.

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World

Fears As Number Of Coronavirus Cases Overtake SARS Epidemic

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Infections from China's coronavirus have spread to more than 8100 people globally, surpassing the SARS epidemic's total.

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National

Aussies In Wuhan Concerned About Christmas Island Plan

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Australians in Wuhan say they're unsure about the government's plan to evacuate them, with some questioning if they're better off staying put.

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National

Australia Day Diners Told They Might Have Been Exposed To Coronavirus

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A popular Melbourne restaurant has warned diners who ate at the establishment on Australia Day that they may have been exposed to the coronavirus and to look out for associated symptoms.

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People Are Wearing Plastic Bottles On Their Heads To 'Prevent' Coronavirus

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Residents in China are wearing garbage bags and cut-up water bottles over their heads in a bid to avoid being infected, as coronavirus cases explode across the country.

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Sport

Coronavirus Casts Shadow Over Matildas' Olympic Qualifiers

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The Matildas' qualification tournament for this year's Olympics are in doubt amid fresh concerns about the potentially deadly coronavirus.

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Sport

Coronavirus Sees Chinese Football Team Quarantined In Brisbane Hotel

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China's women's football team has been quarantined in Brisbane after arriving for the Olympic qualifiers, which had been moved to Australia due to coronavirus fears.

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National

Top Doctor Says More Aussies Will Be Diagnosed With Deadly Coronavirus

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Australian health authorities are warning that the country's fifth case of the deadly coronavirus won't be the last.

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World

Woman Saved From Travelling To Wuhan After Dog Ate Her Passport

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A woman who was to travel to the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak has her furry friend to thank for her abandoned trip.

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News

Four Cases Of Coronavirus Detected In Australia

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Four cases of the deadly coronavirus have been confirmed in Australia, as authorities scramble to contact passengers who shared flights from China with the patients.

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World

China Heads Into Shutdown As France Confirms Cases Of Deadly Coronavirus

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Deaths caused by the deadly coronavirus in China have risen to 26 with more than 800 infected as the government his 10 cities with transport restrictions. And now the virus has reached France.

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China Locks Down 10 Cities, Of 33 Million People, As Coronavirus Fears Grow

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As fears mount over the coronavirus spreading, China expands its lockdown to 10 cities, with a combined population of 33 million people.

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National

Chinese New Year: What The Year Of The Rat Means For You (And Your House)

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A rat isn’t most people’s animal of choice, but according to Chinese Astrology, being born in the year of the rodent isn't such a bad thing.

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World

Plane From Epicentre Of Coronavirus Outbreak Lands In Sydney

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A plane carrying passengers from the city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, has arrived in Sydney as health authorities work to contain the spread of the deadly new strain. 

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World

Death Toll Rises To 17 As China's Deadly Coronavirus Spreads

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Chinese authorities have urged people in Wuhan to avoid crowds and public gatherings, after warning that a new strain of coronavirus could spread.

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World

Deadly Coronavirus Spreads To US, Man Placed In Isolation

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Following the deaths of six people to coronavirus, a man in Washington State has been identified as the first confirmed case in the United States.

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National

First Suspected Case Of Coronavirus In Australia After Man Returns From China

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A Brisbane man has presented with symptoms of the coronavirus following a trip to China.

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Government 'Cannot Prevent' New Deadly Virus Reaching Australia

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Australians are being warned there's no guarantee a new deadly virus rapidly spreading through Asia won't reach our shores.

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World

China Confirms New Deadly Virus Is Spread Between Humans

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China has reported 200 cases of a new coronavirus strain, with President Xi Jinping saying it must be dealt with quickly as human-to-human transmission is confirmed.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Six Dead After Sinkhole Swallows Bus In City Centre

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All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

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World

WATCH: This Is What 10,000 Horses Galloping Through Snow Looks Like

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The rare sight of 10,000 horses galloping together has been captured on camera in China's north-west.

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Hunt For Husband Of Woman Found In Freezer Ends In China

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Chinese police have confirmed they are speaking to a man after his wife’s body was found in a freezer at their Sydney home on Wednesday.

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A Chinese Company Just Bought Some Of Our Biggest Milk Brands. Should We Be Worried?

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China’s buying the farm again.

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World

TikTok Responds To Censorship Claims After Viral Beauty Tutorial

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Social media app TikTok has hit back at claims it censored a teenager, who was locked out of her account days after posting a beauty tutorial which criticised China's detention of Uyghur Muslims.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Fears For 14,000 Sheep On Capsized Cargo Ship

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All the news you need to know this Monday.

Hugh Riminton

Hugh Riminton

The Hong Kongers Lost The Fight With The First Petrol Bomb

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As the smoke clears in Hong Kong, it is dawning on everyone that the protest movement has suffered a cruel defeat.

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World

'They're Inconsolable': Journalist Who Reported On China Unable To Rejoin Family In Vanuat

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Journalist Dan McGarry was refused to fly home to his family in Vanuatu on Saturday after his work permit was cancelled earlier this month.

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World

Riot Police Storm Hong Kong Uni Campus, Arresting Students Barricaded Inside

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'Thousands' of Hong Kong university students have barricaded themselves in a building and stockpiled petrol bombs, bricks and other weapons, setting fires as police storm the campus.

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World

'No Mercy': Leaked Documents Detail China's Mass Detention Policy

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Hundreds of pages of leaked documents have provided an insight into China's mass detention of ethnic minorities under the guise of combating extremism in the Xianjiang region.

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World

Chinese Woman, 67, Could Be Country's Oldest Woman To Give Birth Naturally

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A 67-year-old woman from China has reportedly become the country's oldest new mother after giving birth to a healthy baby girl.

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Turns Out China's Panda Cafe Is Full Of Dyed Dogs

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China is the undisputed home of the giant panda and now it seems the country's obsession has kicked up a notch, with one cafe owner dying dogs to look just like the national treasure.

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TV

DJ Zedd 'Permanently Banned' From China For Liking A South Park Tweet

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A popular DJ says he's no longer allowed to visit China because of his social media activity.

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Politics

Vans Shoes Tossed Out, Set On Fire Following Design Competition Backlash

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Skate brand Vans has been told to ‘Lick The Wall’ after the company blocked anti-China designs in a shoe competition, leading to widespread boycotts in Hong Kong and an #AntiVansChallenge erupting on social media.

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World

The Horror Moment A Taxi Runs Down Protesters In Hong Kong

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WARNING: Graphic Details.

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Sport

A Single Tweet Got An NBA Team Cancelled In China

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One pro-Hong Kong message, posted and quickly deleted, has landed the Houston Rockets and the NBA in a world of trouble in China.

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Cities Across China Dazzled To Celebrate National Day

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Cities across China have lit up their famous landmarks and buildings in recent days to celebrate the upcoming 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

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World

Passenger Opens Emergency Exit Because It Was 'Too Stuffy'

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A passenger waiting for her flight to take off opened the emergency exit because the cabin was "too stuffy".

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Woman Slammed For Making Son's Friends Sign 'Insane' Contract

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All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

Sam Dastyari

Sam Dastyari

Has Gladys Liu Heard Of The 'Sam Dastyari Threshold'?

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South Australian Senator Rex Patrick spoke yesterday about the “Sam Dastyari threshold”.

Christopher Pyne

Christopher Pyne

Ditching America Is A Dangerous Defence Strategy

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I’ve always liked Professor Hugh White, but his view of the movement of the geostrategic plates in the Indo Pacific and how Australia should position itself is dangerous.

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News

Brutality Of Hong Kong Protests Shown In Disturbing Video

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Warning: Graphic.

Politics

Politics

PM Shuts Downs Claims Detained Aussie Was A Spy

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Scott Morrison has rubbished claims an Australian jailed on espionage charges in China acted as a spy, as the man appealed to the PM to help him get home. 

Hugh Riminton

Hugh Riminton

Trump Is Learning A Painful Lesson About Trade Wars

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Everyone loves a war. At least in the beginning.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Teen Allegedly Killed Father, Injured Brother After Being Told To Clean Room

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All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

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Australian Activist Charged With Spying In China

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An Australian writer and democracy advocate has been formally charged with espionage by Chinese authorities after eight months of detention.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Uncle Disguised As Delivery Man Gunned Down Family Of Six

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All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

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World

'A Clear Warning': China Threatens To Intervene In Hong Kong Protest Chaos

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Hong Kong is bracing for more mass protests over the weekend as China warned it could use its power to quell demonstrations.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Human-Sized 'Monster' Penguin Discovered Across The Ditch

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All the news you need to know this Thursday.

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News

Markets Tumble As Recession Signs Spook Investors

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There have been big falls on Wall Street as recession fears gripped the market.

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Style

'We Love China Deeply': Versace Issues Apology After T-Shirt Gaffe

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Fashion house Versace has issued an apology after facing criticism from China over one of its t-shirts.

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World

Panic As America-China Trade War Sparks Major Market Decline

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Wall Street's major indexes have posted their biggest percentage drop of the year due to a fall in the Yuan after US President Donald Trump vowed to impose additional tariffs on Chinese goods.

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Why Are Protests In Hong Kong Still Going Strong?

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Thousands of Hong Kong civil servants have rallied to support protesters, with more demonstrations planned over the weekend.

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World

A 'Tsunami' In Water Park's Wave Pool Absolutely Smashed These Swimmers

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A wave pool at a popular water park turned into a nightmare, with 44 people injured after a power cut caused a tsunami-like effect.

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News

Miraculous Moment Toddler Is Saved From Six-Floor Fall

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A toddler, 3, was saved by a group of people who used a blanket to break his fall from a six-floor apartment balcony in southwest China.

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News

Uni Protest Turns Violent As Hong Kong And China Supporters Clash

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Hundreds of pro-Hong Kong and pro-China protesters have clashed at the University of Queensland, with police and security forced to break up the duelling factions.

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Sport

Here's Why People Are Booing Chinese Swimmer Sun Yang

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A controversial drug ban has come back to haunt Chinese swimmer Sun Yang, as other athletes protest his appearance at the World Championships in South Korea this week.

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World

Tube Fed Porridge Mixed With Urine: Inside An Organ Harvesting Prison

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Tony Liu escaped being killed for his organs while in prison for his religious beliefs and has spoken out against the 'evil practices'.

World

World

Xinjiang Explained: What Is Happening In China's Uighur Internment Camps?

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It's being called "cultural genocide", with detention camps in China's Xinjiang province holding an estimated 1.5 million members of a Muslim minority group.

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World

Renewed Hong Kong Protests Turn Violent As Demonstrators Try To Smash Into Legislature

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Combative protesters were trying to break into the Hong Kong legislature building Monday as a crowd of thousands prepared to start a march in that direction.

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World

'Back On Track': China And U.S. Agree To Restart Trade Talks

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The U.S. and China agreed have agreed to restart trade talks and Washington will not levy new tariffs on Chinese exports, China’s foreign ministry said on Saturday.

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News

North Korea Has A Growing HIV Problem That It Doesn't Want To Acknowledge

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A report from U.S. and North Korean HIV researchers has outlined a big issue with the infection in North Korea that has spiraled in recent years, despite the government's best attempts to deny its existence.

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World

Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Activist Released From Prison Amid Protests

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Activist Joshua Wong, who has become the face of Hong Kong’s push for full democracy, walked free from prison on Monday and vowed to join a mass protest movement demanding that the city’s Beijing-backed leader, steps down.

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World

'Sea Of Black': Hong Kong Protesters Demand Leader Step Down Over Bill

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Hundreds of thousands of black-clad protesters in Hong Kong demanded on Sunday that the city’s leader step down over her handling of a bill that would have allowed extradition to China.

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World

Bank Puts Top Economist On Leave Over 'Chinese Pig' Comments

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Global investment bank and financial services provider UBS has placed one of its leading economists on leave after comments he made sparked outrage in China and calls for a boycott.

National

National

'Jingoistic' Bias In Baby Formula Outrage Stories Unfair And Inaccurate

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China's booming demand for Australian baby formula is "good for our country", the industry said, as manufacturers push back against constant media coverage alleging that foreigners are gobbling up local supplies.

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World

Ancient Grave Discovery Shows First Humans To Get High On Cannabis

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An excavation of a 2,500-year-old tomb in China has led scientists to believe they found the earliest evidence of people using cannabis to get high.

Christopher Pyne

Christopher Pyne

The Overreaction To Those Chinese Warships Was Ignorant Paranoia

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There was more than a touch of paranoia, ignorance and ‘playing to the peanut gallery’ about last week’s reaction to the People’s Liberation Army Navy vessels' visit to Australia.

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World

Rare White Tiger Among Four Abandoned By Mother After Birth

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Four Bengal tiger cubs, including one extremely rare white cub, have been rescued after being abandoned by their mother.

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World

One Million People Protest Over Controversial New Bill

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Riot police surrounded Hong Kong’s parliament early on Monday after what had been a peaceful million-strong protest against an extradition bill descended into running clashes between police and protesters.

National

National

Who Were The 'Forgotten' Anzacs And Labourers Of The Great War?

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In the back corner of a Commonwealth cemetery on the Western Front, some graves sit slightly separated from the Allied rest.

World

World

Young And Old Remember Tiananmen In Record Numbers At Hong Kong Vigil

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Hong Kong is a bustling place – particularly the financial hub’s Victoria Park in Causeway Bay but Tuesday night tens of thousands of people gathered in silence, to mark the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

World

World

Thirty Years After Tiananmen Survivors Feel It's Their Duty To Speak Out

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The image of ‘tank man’ facing off with China’s military might or the tears from our then Prime Minister Bob Hawke as the horrors of Tiananmen square filled our television screens are hard to forget.

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National

Chinese Warships Dock In Sydney Harbour

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Three Chinese warships have sailed into Sydney Harbour.

World

World

Extradition Battle Looms On Eve Of Tiananmen Massacre Anniversary

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For decades Hong Kong has been a safe place to mark the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

Politics

Politics

Tiananmen Square: 30 Years On, And The Government Still Won't Talk About It

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Three decades ago, the Chinese Government opened fire on its own civilians, killing hundreds -- or maybe thousands -- of student protesters.

World

World

Rare Albino Panda Caught On Camera For First Time

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Chinese researchers have photographed a rare white giant panda for the first time ever in the wild.

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World

Man Saves Plummeting Child By Throwing His Body To Break Fall

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CCTV captured the extraordinary moment a man saved a child plunge from a fifth-storey window by throwing his body to break the fall.

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News

Man Scratches Face While Driving, Gets Slapped With Fine

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A traffic camera using artificial intelligence has proven to be not so intelligent after all.

National

National

Chinese Investment In Australia Drops 50 Percent In Just One Year

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Australian mining, manufacturing and real estate sectors could be the first to suffer after half of Chinese investment in Australia ceased in the last 12 months.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Man Detained For 10 Days After 'Illegally' Naming Dogs

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All the news you need to know this Wednesday.