Log in Sign up. Log out. Latest In World. Doctors question ventilator death rate. Fears for basic grocery item shortage. Warning over disturbing new virus stat. Shoppers get heated at Big W checkout. Pope urges solidarity amid virus sorrow PM Pope Francis' lonely Mass was a scene repeated around the world, with churches either closed or, for the few open, forcing the faithful to social distancing. Spain virus deaths rise, businesses reopen PM In Spain, people have died over the past 24 hours to Sunday, bringing the nation's cumulative toll to 16, Hongkongers flout virus rules at Easter PM Clear blue skies lured people to popular areas across Hong Kong over the long Easter weekend and many of them were without surgical masks.

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Congo records second Ebola death in days PM Congo had been due to mark an end to the second-deadliest outbreak of Ebola on record until a case was confirmed in the eastern city of Beni. Thailand reports 33 new coronavirus cases PM Thailand says it has a total of coronavirus cases after 33 new infections were recorded, and 38 people have died from the virus.

Germany's virus death toll reaches PM Germany hasconfirmed coronavirus infections and the death toll has reacheddata from the Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases shows.

Disney World to furlough 43, employees PM Disney World and Disneyland are both closed indefinitely during the coronavirus pandemic to help stop the spread of the disease, with 43, workers stood down. Bangladesh leader Mujib's killer executed PM A former military captain who took part in the assassination of Bangladesh independence leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman has been executed.

Israel's Gantz wants 2-weeks to form govt PM Israel has been without a government for over a year after three consecutive inconclusive elections left no party able to build a parliamentary majority.

France's virus death toll rises to 13, PM Nearly 14, people have died in France after contracting coronavirus but the number of people in intensive care units is starting to fall.

New Zealand is slowing spread of COVID PM New Zealand's strict isolation rules appear to be paying off with only 18 new cases recorded as the number of people recovering continues to exceed new cases.

NKorea call for strict anti-virus measures PM North Korea says it has imposed "a very stable anti-epidemic situation" thanks to its "strict top-class emergency anti-epidemic measures". Wet markets in Wuhan struggle to survive PM Merchants are reopening stalls at wet markets in China's central city of Wuhan as it lifts a months-long lockdown but it's likely they will struggle to thrive. Stay in, says Queen in first Easter speech AM The Queen has delivered what is believed to be her first Easter address, reminding people to stay apart this holiday while urging hope for the future.

Global crime down as virus keeps people in AM Crime rates are plummeting around the world as people stay home due to widespread lockdowns in place to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Spain's overnight virus death toll falls AM Spain's coronavirus death toll was in the past 24 hours, the lowest in 19 days, and has fallen for three consecutive days, with the total toll at 16, Coronavirus updates from around the world AM The coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 1. Coronavirus vaccine could be soon: Oxford AM An Oxford professor says a coronavirus vaccine could be ready the second half of this year.

Ten fun things to do after the pandemic AM Life on the inside: Ten fun things to try when once the coronavirus restrictions end. Japan calls for nightlife self-restraint AM The Japanese government is calling on people to avoid going out at night to social hotspots in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Rebels linked to Indon mine attack die AM Three rebels linked to an attack on an Indonesian gold mine have been shot dead in a clash with police in Papua. Iran begins lifting virus restrictions AM Iran's brief coronavirus lockdown is being lifted, with some government offices reopening a week after they were ordered shut.

Italy mulls how to ease virus restrictions PM Italy is beginning the process on deciding how to ease coronavirus restrictions, after five weeks of mass isolation, now that the infection rate is slowing. China reports 46 new coronavirus cases PM China's National Health Commission has reported 46 new coronavirus cases on the mainland, most of which involving travellers from overseas. Global virus death toll passesPM The US is on track to overtake Italy as the country with the highest coronavirus toll, though the true figures around the world are believed be much higher.

Beatles lyrics fetch huge price at auction PM Handwritten lyrics to Beatles hit Hey Jude by Sir Paul McCartney have sold for a huge sum at an auction marking 50 years since the band split. US government to help Italy fight virus PM US President Donald Trump has ordered a variety of measures to help Italy, where the coronavirus pandemic has claimed more than 18, lives.

Singapore latest to stop using Zoom app PM Singapore has stopped its teachers using the Zoom app after "very serious incidents", the latest country to have issues with the mass conferencing app.With Australians forced to stay home, electricity that would normally be used at work or not at all is now being tacked onto electricity bills, and with winter looming, consumers are worried.

More thanAustralians have applied to withdraw from their retirement savings after experiencing financial difficulties during the coronavirus pandemic — but women stand to lose much more. There are fears the elderly and people with disabilities will become housebound, meanwhile some drivers in their 60s and 70s find themselves in a Centrelink queue for the first time.

As pools, gyms and sports facilities shut down to comply with physical-distancing rules, Olympic and Paralympic athletes are coming up with creative ways to ensure their training programs can continue. As professional sporting bodies such as the AFL and NRL sweat on the financial cost of coronavirus, the impact on suburban and regional clubs at the amateur level should not be ignored, writes Richard Hinds.

The NRL announces it expects to restart the premiership season late next month, while the league comes under attack from one of its broadcast partners, who says it has "squandered" its finances. Editorial Policies Read about our editorial guiding principles and the standards ABC journalists and content makers follow. Learn more. Here is a selection of photos sent in by audience members from around Australia. If you have any photos that you'd like to share, send them in via the upload page.

You can take a look at more photos from across the country on our Instagramand share your own photos with us by using ABCmyphoto on Instagram. Six months after arriving at the Australian Dingo Foundation's sanctuary, Wandi the alpine dingo is living happily with his new playmate. In a bid to lift people's spirits and help them still feel connected a pastor has started 'dinner on the driveway' events, encouraging others to do the same. As Christians celebrate the Easter weekend via streaming services from empty churches, many other faiths are also having to change their religious celebration.

News explained. Who am I allowed to visit this Easter weekend with coronavirus restrictions in place? What does 'community transmission' of coronavirus mean? What are stage 4 restrictions and will we see them soon? Planning to make your own face mask? Read this first. How the coronavirus lockdown will drive up electricity costs for households With Australians forced to stay home, electricity that would normally be used at work or not at all is now being tacked onto electricity bills, and with winter looming, consumers are worried.The British Prime Minister has been discharged from a London hospital just days after leaving intensive care for treatment of persistent coronavirus symptoms.

Your web browser is no longer supported. To improve your experience update it here. Boris Johnson discharged The British Prime Minister has been discharged from a London hospital just days after leaving intensive care for treatment of persistent coronavirus symptoms.

NYC's Hart Island 'a meaningful place' for coronavirus victims' burials. Former head of William Tyrrell investigation says case is in jeopardy.

Coronavirus-infected cruise passengers land on mercy flight. Quarantined travellers struggling to get home after being let out.

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How can we stop coronavirus without total economic meltdown? Doctors plead for more flu vaccines as season approaches. Australia can feed the nation, but our growers need the water. Woman blows seven times legal alcohol limit with kids in car. Ex-Tyrrell cop Gary Jubelin shattered by criminal conviction. Strict lockdowns to continue 'at least another month' in Victoria.

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Children injured as Sydney home explodes and collapses 2 hours ago. No new cases, but worries linger over Qantas baggage handlers in SA. Queensland considering TV lessons for schoolkids. Symptoms to watch out for and what to do next. Restrictions, closures and social distancing measures. How to download the government's official app. Coronavirus ghost towns: Australian Easter services streamed online from empty churches. The Australian pantry staple most at risk from coronavirus.

Australian Easter services streamed online from empty churches. Social distancing measures to remain for up to six months. Julian Assange fathered two children while living in embassy. Government to put a 'ballast' into university finances. Ruby Princess death toll rises. Tougher quarantine enforced amid Tasmania coronavirus outbreak.Get the Android app.

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Get the iOS app. Send feedback. Have Australia and New Zealand stopped Covid in its tracks? More than 35,km 21, miles of coastline was always going to be Australia's strongest advantage in keeping coronavirus at bay, but even so, the speed Infected Antarctic cruise passengers return to Australia More than Australian and New Zealand passengers of the Antarctic cruise ship the Greg Mortimer, most of whom infected by the coronavirus, have arrived in Virgin Australia aircraft parked at Brisbane airport.

The cancellation of hundreds of domestic flights has left many passengers exiting quarantine without a straightforward route back to their home state. Virgin Australia self-service check-in kiosks stand idle at Melbourne Airport on March Australian police seize black box from cruise ship linked to coronavirus outbreak Australian police boarded the Ruby Princess cruise ship Wednesday night to gather evidence for an investigation into how thousands of passengers were Crew members quarantined on the Ruby Princess cruise ship have shared a harrowing 'satirical' video making light of the coronavirus outbreak on board.

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We need to decide with our hearts as well as our heads. A man meditates at Birrarung Marr during a partial lockdown in Melbourne on April 9. The uplifting figure that shows how Australia has flattened the coronavirus curve More people are recovering from COVID than battling the deadly illness for the first time since the pandemic struck Australia.

Australians, New Zealanders observe Easter online and in backyards With the coronavirus capsizing Easter traditions, Australians and New Zealanders spent Sunday attending church services virtually, setting up camps in Of all the booming U. They were shocked when they returned home. One of Australia's most popular professional sports could relocate to a tropical island during the coronavirus pandemic CNN — Players of one of Australia's most popular professional sports could be quarantined on a luxury island under an audacious plan being considered to Huge Australian Household Debt Threatens to Worsen Recession Thuy Pham has run two jobs for much of her working life, and a little over two years ago all that effort paid off when she realized a dream of buying her own home Australian authorities take cluster approach to contain coronavirus SYDNEY — Australian authorities will open a pop-up coronavirus testing clinic next to Sydney's Bondi Beach on Wednesday as health workers try to contain The Ruby Princess cruise ship off the coast of Sydney.

Health assessments are under way of the crew of the ship linked to more than cases of coronavirus. Two cruise ships agree to leave Australian waters as police raise hopes of resolving standoff Australian Border Force says progress is being made getting eight ships moving out of NSW waters amid coronavirus crisis.

Damp, dark and lush, they are some of the oldest ecosystems on Earth Interstate visitors will be turned back, while any Queensland residents returning from other states or territories must now self-isolate for 14 days unless they are an exempt person travelling for freight or other essential travel.

Smoke from Australia's Bushfires Killed Hundreds Smoke from Australia's disastrous bush fires killed hundreds of people and sent thousands to hospitals and emergency rooms, according to a new study. So why aren't they getting support? The majority of arts companies and casuals will get little benefit from the jobkeeper package. Australia cruise ship evictions tread coronavirus diplomacy tightrope SYDNEY Reuters - Australia is pushing foreign-flagged cruise ships to leave its territorial waters amid the coronavirus pandemic, walking a diplomatic tightrope California and Australia Wildfires: Why Firefighters Are Facing an Equipment Shortage As fire seasons get longer and hotter, it's complicating the fight against wildfires because Australia and California share equipment.

Coronavirus: What does Australia's entry ban mean for foreigners?Your web browser is no longer supported. To improve your experience update it here. News media ABC. Morrison hits back at critics of bushfire response Prime Minister Scott Morrison hit back at critics of his response to the bushfire crisis in a prickly interview on the ABC. Attorney-general grants limited protection to journalists Australia's Federal Attorney-General has granted limited protection to journalists from facing criminal charges over their reporting.

Press freedom balance up to MPs: AFP Australian Federal Police boss Andrew Colvin says it is up to legislators to ensure press freedom is protected when they make national security laws. Media executives decry 'state of secrecy' Media chiefs have warned of "creeping secrecy that shrouds Canberra" as they demand changes to national security laws criminalising journalism.

Journalist fingerprints sought months before AFP raids Two journalists were asked for their fingerprints just months before police raided the ABC's headquarters in Sydney over leaked information.

ABC launches legal action against AFP over raid of Sydney office The public broadcaster lodged an application in the Federal Court to set aside the warrant that authorised the AFP raid on June 5 and to demand the return of seized files. Police boss defends journalist raids Federal police have defended two raids on journalists as "independent and impartial" amid national and international condemnation of the operations as impinging on free speech.

Luke Foley will not sue ABC over groping allegations Luke Foley will not proceed with defamation action against the ABC or journalist Ashleigh Raper after she alleged he touched her inappropriately, sparking his political downfall. Michelle Guthrie taking ABC to court over sacking Former ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie is taking the national broadcaster to court, after being sacked halfway through her five-year contract last month.

Government moves to appoint interim ABC chair Kirstin Ferguson is currently a deputy chair, and will step in to temporarily replace Justin Milne following his resignation yesterday. Justin Milne 'never sent' email calling for journalists' sacking ABC chairman Justin Milne says he never demanded journalists be sacked but says his emails about getting rid of one need context.

ABC probe launched as embattled chairman defies calls to quit ABC chairman Justin Milne's demand a journalist be sacked is under investigation, but the public broadcaster's board is standing by him. Sacked ABC Managing Director considering legal options ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie is considering her legal options after being sacked from the national broadcaster half-way through her five-year term. Bureaucrats sanctioned over cabinet leak Federal police have found no criminality in the leaking of secret cabinet files but public servants have been sanctioned.

PM disappointed in ABC's 'lack of quality journalism' Malcolm Turnbull has expressed concern and frustration at the quality of ABC reporting, saying the national broadcaster has an "obligation to be accurate and impartial". Man acquitted of Kings Cross rape breaks silence Luke Lazarus, who was acquitted of sexually assaulting Saxon Mullins behind a Sydney nightclub, says he was "painted as a guilty man". YouTube headquarters shooter 'never hurt one ant' YouTube headquarters shooter Nasim Aghdam's parents describe being stunned by the violent attack in an emotional first interview.

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These school children are eating well thanks to these bus drivers and teachers.Get the Android app. Get the iOS app. Send feedback. Have Australia and New Zealand stopped Covid in its tracks? More than 35,km 21, miles of coastline was always going to be Australia's strongest advantage in keeping coronavirus at bay, but even so, the speed Infected Antarctic cruise passengers return to Australia More than Australian and New Zealand passengers of the Antarctic cruise ship the Greg Mortimer, most of whom infected by the coronavirus, have arrived in Virgin Australia aircraft parked at Brisbane airport.

The cancellation of hundreds of domestic flights has left many passengers exiting quarantine without a straightforward route back to their home state. Virgin Australia self-service check-in kiosks stand idle at Melbourne Airport on March Australian police seize black box from cruise ship linked to coronavirus outbreak Australian police boarded the Ruby Princess cruise ship Wednesday night to gather evidence for an investigation into how thousands of passengers were Crew members quarantined on the Ruby Princess cruise ship have shared a harrowing 'satirical' video making light of the coronavirus outbreak on board.

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We need to decide with our hearts as well as our heads. A man meditates at Birrarung Marr during a partial lockdown in Melbourne on April 9. The uplifting figure that shows how Australia has flattened the coronavirus curve More people are recovering from COVID than battling the deadly illness for the first time since the pandemic struck Australia. Australians, New Zealanders observe Easter online and in backyards With the coronavirus capsizing Easter traditions, Australians and New Zealanders spent Sunday attending church services virtually, setting up camps in Covid live updates from New Zealand and around the world on 12 April Thirteen Kiwis who have been stranded on a cruise ship near Uruguay for over two weeks have arrived in Auckland.

Follow RNZ's live blog for the latest. The Ministry of Health is giving an update on the number of new Covid 19 cases. New Zealand has reported only 18 new cases of COVID and no more deaths as strict rules on social isolation shows further signs of slowing the spread of the Of all the booming U.

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One of Australia's most popular professional sports could relocate to a tropical island during the coronavirus pandemic CNN — Players of one of Australia's most popular professional sports could be quarantined on a luxury island under an audacious plan being considered to Huge Australian Household Debt Threatens to Worsen Recession Thuy Pham has run two jobs for much of her working life, and a little over two years ago all that effort paid off when she realized a dream of buying her own home Australian authorities take cluster approach to contain coronavirus SYDNEY — Australian authorities will open a pop-up coronavirus testing clinic next to Sydney's Bondi Beach on Wednesday as health workers try to contain The Ruby Princess cruise ship off the coast of Sydney.

Health assessments are under way of the crew of the ship linked to more than cases of coronavirus.

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Two cruise ships agree to leave Australian waters as police raise hopes of resolving standoff Australian Border Force says progress is being made getting eight ships moving out of NSW waters amid coronavirus crisis.

Damp, dark and lush, they are some of the oldest ecosystems on Earth Scientists say global warming is Interstate visitors will be turned back, while any Queensland residents returning from other states or territories must now self-isolate for 14 days unless they are an exempt person travelling for freight or other essential travel. Smoke from Australia's Bushfires Killed Hundreds Smoke from Australia's disastrous bush fires killed hundreds of people and sent thousands to hospitals and emergency rooms, according to a new study.