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Some 400 register for China virus evac

The federal government is trying to deploy officials into the locked down Chinese city of Wuhan where around 400 Australian citizens have registered for evacuation from the epicentre of the deadly coronavirus.

Welfare recipients to report actual wages

Welfare recipients could soon be required to report their actual fortnightly earnings to Centrelink, instead of providing a calculation based on their wage and hours worked.

Brazil downpours displace 30,000

Over 30,000 people have been displaced by heavy rains in southeast Brazil that also killed 54 people and left 18 missing.

Bodies recovered from Bryant crash site

The pilot of Kobe Bryant's ill-fated helicopter was flying too low to be monitored in fog, air traffic controller recordings show, as coroner's investigators said they had recovered three bodies from the crash site and were searching for more remains.

Ten Qld students face weeks in quarantine

Ten students currently flying back from China will spend two weeks in quarantine at their Brisbane boarding school to manage any risk of them spreading the deadly coronavirus.

Eight killed in Alabama marina fire

A massive fire that killed at least eight people and destroyed dozens of boats in an Alabama marina spread so rapidly by the wind that "we didn't have time to do nothing," said one resident who survived but lost his brother in the cold water.

Qld MP disgusted by hoax virus warning

A Queensland MP is livid about a fake health warning telling people to stay away from Brisbane suburbs with large Chinese populations due to the coronavirus threat.

Iraq unrest persists, two dead

Unidentified gunmen have shot dead two protesters in the southern Iraqi city of Nassiriya after security forces began a crackdown on months-long demonstrations against the country's largely Iran-backed ruling elite.