MELBOURNE Australia's second-most populous state of Victoria declared a state of disaster on Sunday and imposed a nightly curfew for the capital Melbourne as part of its harshest movement restrictions to date to contain a resurgent COVID-19. | Video
MELBOURNE A small plane which crashed shortly after takeoff on a flight from a remote airstrip in Papua New Guinea to Australia last week was overloaded with more than 500 kg (1,100 lb) of cocaine, police said on Saturday.
MELBOURNE People in Melbourne must now wear masks when leaving their homes as Victoria, Australia's second most-populous state, marked two weeks of triple-digit increases in new coronavirus infections on Sunday.
MELBOURNE, July 19 People in Melbourne must now
wear masks when leaving their homes as Victoria, Australia's
second most-populous state, marked two weeks of triple-digit
increases in new coronavirus infections on Sunday.
MELBOURNE Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Saturday delayed the opening of parliament for several weeks as the new coronavirus continued spreading through the country's two most populous states. | Video
MELBOURNE, July 18 Australian Prime Minister
Scott Morrison sought on Saturday to postpone an early-August
sitting of parliament, saying the increased community
transmissions of the novel coronavirus in the country's two
most-populous states have made it too risky.
MELBOURNE Australia's Victoria state marked a week of triple-digit increases in new coronavirus infections on Sunday, while a community outbreak in neighbouring New South Wales (NSW) has put the state on high alert.
MELBOURNE, July 12 Australia's Victoria state
reported 273 new cases of the coronavirus and another COVID-19
death on Sunday, marking a week of triple-digit increases in
infections, as state authorities battle fresh outbreaks of the
With promises of extra financing for small businesses and more jobs as a severe economic downturn looms, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Sunday launched her party's campaign ahead of September general election. | Video
MELBOURNE The premier of Australia's second-most populous state, Victoria, defended on Sunday his decision to put nine public housing towers in a complete lockdown as coronavirus cases continue to rise in Melbourne's suburbs.