China’s ominous new threat to open fire

For the first time, China has explicitly granted permission to its coast guard to fire on foreign vessels, a move that could create volatility in contested waters. For the first time, China has explicitly granted permission to its coast guard to fire on foreign vessels...

Andy Murray’s dramatic Aus Open exit

Quarantine troubles after contracting COVID-19 have conspired to cripple Andy Murray’s hopes of competing in the Australian Open. Former world No. 1 Andy Murray said he had decided against competing in the Australian Open after failing to find a “workable quarantine” following his recovery from...

China bat lab open to Aussie scientist

An Australian scientist trying to discover the origin of the coronavirus has been promised access to a Wuhan lab that’s leading the world in the study of bat-borne viruses. NSW Health Pathology director Dominic Dwyer, who is on a World Health Organisation research mission to...