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Coronavirus can survive for 28 days on surfaces, national science agency discovers

Coronavirus can survive for 28 days on surfaces, national science agency discovers

Australia’s national science agency has discovered that SARS-Cov-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, can survive for up to 28 days on common surfaces including banknotes, mobile phone screens and stainless steel. CSIRO found the virus was “extremely robust,” surviving on smooth surfaces, when kept at 20C, which is about room temperature, and in the dark....

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Tasmanian Devils reintroduced in mainland Australia

Tasmanian Devils reintroduced in mainland Australia

Tasmanian devils have been reintroduced into the wild in mainland Australia for the first time in 3,000 years. Conservation groups released 26 of the mammals into a large sanctuary in Barrington Tops, north of Sydney. It’s thought that packs of dingoes helped eradicate them on the mainland. There are still some on the island state...

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Infected Trump greets supporters in motorcade outside hospital

Infected Trump greets supporters in motorcade outside hospital

Doctors treating President Donald Trump for COVID-19 sent conflicting signals about the severity of his condition on Sunday, hours before the president surprised supporters gathered outside the hospital with an impromptu motorcade. Trump, 74, wore a mask as he waved from the back seat of a black SUV that crawled in a caravan of vehicles...

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President Trump and First Lady Takes ‘Precautionary’ Treatment After Testing Positive For Covid-19

President Trump and First Lady Takes ‘Precautionary’ Treatment After Testing Positive For Covid-19

The country was put on edge overnight as President Trump announced that he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus, a stunning announcement that raises concerns about their health and throws the final stretch of the presidential campaign — already upended by the pandemic — even further into unknown territory. The...

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U.S. Presidential Debate Reinforces Election Fears

U.S. Presidential Debate Reinforces Election Fears

A fractious U.S. presidential debate on Tuesday night has done little to ease market worries that the results of the Nov. 3 election will be contested or uncertain, options markets showed. Futures on the Cboe Volatility Index <.VIX>, known as “Wall Street’s fear gauge,” continue to show investors bracing for market gyrations in the weeks...

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EU and Britain far apart as key week of Brexit talks begins

EU and Britain far apart as key week of Brexit talks begins

The European Union and Britain both said a post-Brexit deal was still some way off and differences persisted on Monday over putting in place their earlier divorce deal as they began a decisive week of talks in Brussels. Britain left the EU last January and is locked in negotiations on a new trade deal from...

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Cardinal Pell returning to Vatican in crisis

Cardinal Pell returning to Vatican in crisis

Cardinal George Pell, Pope Francis’ former finance minister, will soon return to the Vatican during an extraordinary economic scandal for the first time since he was cleared of child abuse allegations in Australia five months ago, a newspaper reported Monday. Pell will fly back to Rome on Tuesday, Herald-Sun newspaper columnist Andrew Bolt wrote. The...