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BEIJING (China Daily/ANN): China has bought the world time in the fight against the novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak, according to an internationally renowned virologist.BEIJING (China Daily/ANN): China has bought the world time in the fight against the novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak, according to an internationally renowned virologist.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Families, firefighters and politicians gathered in a solemn public ceremony in Sydney on Sunday to honour the 25 people killed in recent bushfires that tore through the country's most populous state.
HONG KONG/TOKYO (Bloomberg):Key gauges for manufacturing in Australia and Japan fell while early export orders for South Korea showed a slump in Chinese demand. Data from China showed car sales sank 92 per cent in the first half of February while its Commerce Ministry said trade and inbound investment would take an increasing hit from the epidemic.
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A week shy of his 18th birthday, climate activist Luke Wijohn is planning to take down New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in a general election later this year, having been selected by the Green Party to contest her constituency.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will hold a wide-ranging enquiry into the causes of recent bushfires that killed 33 people and razed an area the size of South Korea, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday.
Staff at Phu Kradueng National Park in Loei province are working around the clock to build additional firebreaks to prevent the recurrence of bushfires as the dry season approaches.
BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN): Staff at Phu Kradueng National Park in Loei province are working around the clock to build additional firebreaks to prevent the recurrence of bushfires, as the dry season approaches.
SYDNEY: Millions of dollars were raised and tens of thousands of people rocked out on Sunday at Sydney's largest stadium for a star-studded bush fire relief concert. Some 75,000 people attended the Fire Fight Australia concert at ANZ Stadium in Sydney.
(Reuters) - World markets started shrugging off the worst of the coronavirus impact last week and stock markets have since reached record highs. China's announcement that new cases of the so-called COVID-19 detected on Tuesday were at their lowest since Jan 30 has only consolidated those gains.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's deadly wildfires have opened up a small window of opportunity for the country to break a decade-long impasse on climate policy, as some politicians and big business push for major change.