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Coronavirus Australia live news: Morrison's focus shifts to skills and productivity as stimulus nears end – latest updates

Coronavirus Australia live news: Morrison's focus shifts to skills and productivity as stimulus nears end – latest updates

Cooperation with the states and unions will be needed to spur growth, the PM will say at the National Press Club today‘The cliff’: what happens when Australia’s coronavirus stimulus runs out of
FBI investigating Ahmaud Abery shooting as possible hate crime, lawyer says

FBI investigating Ahmaud Abery shooting as possible hate crime, lawyer says

Attorney for family of black jogger shot by white men says federal authorities are looking into prosecutors and police in caseThe FBI is investigating the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, a black jogger, by
Dominic Cummings refuses to resign or apologise for lockdown breach

Dominic Cummings refuses to resign or apologise for lockdown breach

Press conference raises more questions but Boris Johnson gives full backing to adviserCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe crisis that has engulfed the government over
Kentucky lockdown protesters condemned for hanging effigy of governor from tree

Kentucky lockdown protesters condemned for hanging effigy of governor from tree

Incident at conservative rally draws backlash from Democrats and RepublicansPolitical leaders in Kentucky have condemned rightwing protesters against the state’s measures to fight the coronavirus,
Two die in separate incidents on Cornish coast

Two die in separate incidents on Cornish coast

Teenage girl died after boat overturned in Wadebridge, and man died in Treyarnon BayTwo people died in separate incidents along the Cornish coast on bank holiday Monday.Devon and Cornwall police were
Why glass frogs have see-through skin becomes clear in study

Why glass frogs have see-through skin becomes clear in study

While colour of body changes little, legs are more translucent to help amphibians to blend inThe mystery of why glass frogs have see-through skin has been solved, scientists say: the unusual feature
'Feels good to be out of my house': Biden lays Memorial Day wreath in Delaware

'Feels good to be out of my house': Biden lays Memorial Day wreath in Delaware

Wearing face mask, former vice-president takes break from two months of isolation Joe Biden left his Delaware home to lay a wreath on Monday to mark Memorial Day, emerging from a two-month
WHO halts hydroxychloroquine trial for coronavirus amid safety fears

WHO halts hydroxychloroquine trial for coronavirus amid safety fears

Malaria drug taken by Trump could raise risk of death and heart problems, study showsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe World Health Organization has said it will
Climate change in deep oceans could be seven times faster by middle of century, report says

Climate change in deep oceans could be seven times faster by middle of century, report says

Uneven heating could have major impact on marine wildlife, as species that rely on each other for survival are forced to moveRates of climate change in the world’s ocean depths could be seven times
Welfare recipients facing five-month delays to exit cashless debit card scheme

Welfare recipients facing five-month delays to exit cashless debit card scheme

Data shows that of the 859 application lodged since September, only 30 have been accepted A cashless debit card “opt out” scheme introduced last year to allow people to exit the controversial program
Trump spends Memorial Day weekend golfing and insulting female politicians

Trump spends Memorial Day weekend golfing and insulting female politicians

President tweets and retweets personal attacks against Pelosi and Abrams as US approaches 100,000 coronavirus deathsCoronavirus – latest global updatesEven by Donald Trump’s standards, it was a wild
'Busy as Notting Hill carnival': Botany Bay residents bemoan packed Kent cove

'Busy as Notting Hill carnival': Botany Bay residents bemoan packed Kent cove

Large groups of day-trippers ignore social distancing on hot bank holiday weekendCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA beach on the south coast has been “as busy as Notting
German court rules against Volkswagen in 'dieselgate' scandal

German court rules against Volkswagen in 'dieselgate' scandal

Carmaker must pay compensation to motorist who bought minivan fitted with emissions-cheating softwareVolkswagen has lost a landmark legal battle in Germany’s highest civil court over compensation for
Burundi ruling party candidate wins election amid rigging claims

Burundi ruling party candidate wins election amid rigging claims

Evariste Ndayishimiye is declared winner with 69% of voteA ruling party candidate, handpicked by the outgoing president, has won Burundi’s first competitive election since a decade-long civil war
Global report: Europe eases out of lockdown as Memorial Day draws big US crowds

Global report: Europe eases out of lockdown as Memorial Day draws big US crowds

Southern European countries prepare for shortened tourist season as Japan lifts state of emergency in Tokyo Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMadrid and Barcelona reopened
UK crowds enjoy the May sunshine as lockdown eases – in pictures

UK crowds enjoy the May sunshine as lockdown eases – in pictures

As coronavirus restrictions ease across the UK, people have been filling parks and beaches to make the most of the warm weatherCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Continue
Trump threatens to move Republican convention if North Carolina won't allow packed arena

Trump threatens to move Republican convention if North Carolina won't allow packed arena

President targets Democratic governor days after state’s highest daily increase in coronavirus casesCoronavirus – latest global updatesDonald Trump has threatened to move the Republican party’s
Marie Antoinette's travel bag fetches nearly £40,000 at Paris auction

Marie Antoinette's travel bag fetches nearly £40,000 at Paris auction

Embroidered serviette used during coronation also went for several times its estimate A travel bag belonging to Marie Antoinette has sold for more than five times its estimate in an auction of royal
Palestine cuts off all ties with Israel and US: is it a bluff?

Palestine cuts off all ties with Israel and US: is it a bluff?

Mahmoud Abbas says all agreements with US and Israel are void but others call move a cry for helpIt was a speech intended to define a new era. In a final, do-or-die attempt to block what appeared to
The scientific race to understand Covid-19

The scientific race to understand Covid-19

In the five months since the world learned about Covid-19, it has killed hundreds of thousands of people. In that time, what have scientists found out – and what do they still not know?This episode