Describing himself as a "wartime president" fighting an invisible enemy, President Donald Trump has invoked rarely used emergency powers to marshal critical medical supplies against the coronavirus pandemic.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced an initiative to help people cope with the mental stress of the coronavirus pandemic and celebrate those on the front line of the crisis.
Australians have been told not to leave the country and non-essential indoor gatherings of more than 100 people have been banned as the government imposes unprecedented restrictions to stem the coronavirus spread.
Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden has made a direct appeal to the young supporters of rival Bernie Sanders after moving closer to the nomination with big primary victories in three states.
The Territory Alliance political party that was formed less than six months ago by former Country Liberal chief minister Terry Mills has seized opposition status in the Northern Territory.
The "worried well" have been urged to steer clear of special coronavirus testing facilities in Adelaide after a surge in people scared they may have the disease.
A scorned Sydney doctor has been jailed - then released on bail pending appeal - after bombarding a former lover with 6000 text messages and running a hate campaign against his new girlfriend.
Coronavirus could potentially linger on surfaces for days, health experts say, adding more urgency to the need for better hygiene standards.
An additional three hospitals in Queensland will now be able to complete viral testing for COVID-19.
Stop hoarding.That's the blunt message from the prime minister to Australians in response to the mass panic buying sparked by the coronavirus.