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Backpackers offered special Australian visa to help with bushfire recovery

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Backpackers will be granted special Australian visa benefits to help rebuild the areas hit hardest by the bushfire crisis. Alan Tudge, the...
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Drought-causing Indian Ocean phenomenon linked to climate change – scientists

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A climactic phenomenon in the Indian Ocean that causes drought in Australia has been linked to climate change. In a study published...
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Up to 90 percent of “insurance” koala population wiped out by Australian bushfires

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As many as 90 percent of the koalas on Kangaroo Island off the coast of South Australia (SA) could perish during catastrophic bushfires in...
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Over 100 native species in need of urgent help following Australian bushfire crisis

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The Australian government has released a list of 113 animal species hit hardest by the nation's bushfire crisis. The list, which was...
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Australia to commit to long-term emissions target

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Australia will commit to a 2050 emissions reduction target at November's United Nations (UN) climate change conference in Britain. Angus Taylor, minister...
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Unemployment rate for Australian refugees “unacceptable” – Alan Tudge

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The Australian Government has flagged overhauling English training for refugees in a bid to reduce the "unacceptable" unemployment level in the community. ...
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Australian deputy PM faces leadership crisis after minister’s resignation over scandal

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Australia's governing Coalition has faced a leadership crisis after the agriculture minister stood down on Sunday over an ongoing sports grants saga. ...
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China reports 5,974 confirmed cases of new coronavirus pneumonia, 132 deaths

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Chinese health authorities announced Wednesday that 5,974 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus had been reported in 31 provincial-level regions by...
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WHO publishes clinical care guidance for suspected novel coronavirus cases

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The World Health Organization (WHO) published on Tuesday interim clinical care guidance for hospitalized patients and for mildly ill patients at home who are...
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Germany confirms three more novel coronavirus cases

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Three more cases of infection with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Germany's Bavaria, local health authorities announced on Tuesday evening. All...
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Novel coronavirus pneumonia cases in Taiwan rise to seven

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Two individuals were confirmed to be infected with pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus, raising the total confirmed cases in Taiwan to seven, the...
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Novel coronavirus outbreak may reach peak in one week or about 10 days

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The novel coronavirus outbreak may reach its peak in one week or around 10 days, renowned Chinese respiratory expert Zhong Nanshan said Tuesday in...
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Bushfire poses “most serious” fire threat since 2003 to Australian capital

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A bushfire in the south of Canberra is recognized as the most serious bushfire threat to the Australian capital since 2003, according to local...
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WHO chief confident in Chinese epidemic prevention and control ability

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The chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tuesday said the WHO speaks highly of the decisive measures the Chinese government has taken and...

TCM useful in treating patients with new coronavirus pneumonia

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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), combined with Western medicine, can play an active role in treating patients with pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV),...
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Indonesia’s Sinar Mars Group donates US$14.4 million to aid China coronavirus control

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APP (China), a subsidiary of Indonesia-based Sinar Mars Group, donated 100 million yuan (14.4 million U.S. dollars) on Monday to help curb the outbreak...
Doctor Xu Fei introduces the treatment of a patient at the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University in Nanchang, east China's Jiangxi Province, Jan. 27, 2020. The patient of the novel coronavirus pneumonia has been cured and discharged from the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University on Monday. He is the first coronavirus-infected patient that was cured in Jiangxi Province. (Xinhua/Peng Zhaozhi)

China sends 6,000 medics to Hubei in virus fight

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China has sent nearly 6,000 medical workers from across the country to Hubei Province in the fight against the novel coronavirus outbreak, a health...
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China reports 4,515 confirmed cases of new coronavirus pneumonia, 106 deaths

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Chinese health authorities announced Tuesday that 4,515 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) had been reported in 30 provincial-level regions...
Doctor Xu Fei introduces the treatment of a patient at the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University in Nanchang, east China's Jiangxi Province, Jan. 27, 2020. The patient of the novel coronavirus pneumonia has been cured and discharged from the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University on Monday. He is the first coronavirus-infected patient that was cured in Jiangxi Province. (Xinhua/Peng Zhaozhi)

Wuhan hospitals receive over 15,000 fever patients daily

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The number of fever patients in central China's Wuhan saw an increase, with over 15,000 during peak hours over the past few days, said...
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Germany confirms first novel coronavirus case

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Germany confirmed the first case of the novel coronavirus infection Monday night, according to the health authorities of Bavaria. The Bavarian health...
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Ghana’s main airport on high alert over coronavirus outbreak

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Health authorities at Ghana's main Kotoka International Airport (KIA) are on high alert over the outbreak of coronavirus in some Asian countries, an official...
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First novel coronavirus case detected in Sri Lanka

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A female Chinese national who arrived in Sri Lanka recently from Hubei Province has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the island's Health Promotion...
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Cambodia confirms first case of novel coronavirus – Mam Bunheng

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A Chinese man from the central Chinese city of Wuhan was confirmed as the first person in Cambodia infected with the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV),...
Doctor Xu Fei introduces the treatment of a patient at the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University in Nanchang, east China's Jiangxi Province, Jan. 27, 2020. The patient of the novel coronavirus pneumonia has been cured and discharged from the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University on Monday. He is the first coronavirus-infected patient that was cured in Jiangxi Province. (Xinhua/Peng Zhaozhi)

Patient with coronavirus pneumonia discharged from Jiangxi hospital

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A patient diagnosed with the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) pneumonia was discharged from a hospital in east China's Jiangxi Province on Monday, marking the first...
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Fifth case of novel coronavirus confirmed in Australia

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Five people across Australia are confirmed to have contracted the novel coronavirus with a newly confirmed case in the State of New South Wales...
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Close contacts of coronavirus-infected patients to be better watched

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Chinese health authorities on Monday urged strengthening community-level management of people who have been in close contact with confirmed and suspected coronavirus-infected patients. ...

Funds, supplies donation appeal for curbing pneumonia outbreak in China

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The All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese has made a donation appeal for funds and supplies for helping curb the outbreak of pneumonia caused...
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Control, monitoring movement of people crucial to curb pneumonia outbreak

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Chinese health authorities said on Monday that the control and monitoring of the flow of people is the top priority of the community-based efforts...
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China allocates US$44 million for coronavirus control in Wuhan

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China's top economic planner has allocated a total of 300 million yuan (about 44 million U.S. dollars) to support Wuhan's battle against the novel...
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5 cases of new coronavirus confirmed in U.S.

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Five people in the United States, all of whom visited the central Chinese city of Wuhan, have been infected with the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV),...