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More than 8000 virus deaths in Germany

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany has increased by 431 to 178,281, data from the Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases shows.

Bushfires royal commission starts hearings

THE NATIONAL ROYAL COMMISSION INTO AUSTRALIA'S UNPRECEDENTED BUSHFIRES STARTS HEARINGSWHAT IS IT?* The official name is the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements.

Trump returns to golf as virus toll rises

US President Donald Trump has played golf for the first time since he declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency more than two months ago, leading to the shutdown of much of American society.

NSW govt eyes opening gyms, beauty salons

The NSW government has flagged the "imminent" re-opening of gyms and beauty salons as the state over the next two weeks prepares for a landmark easing of COVID-19 restrictions.