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McCormack holds onto Nationals leadership

Michael McCormack has fended off a challenge from Barnaby Joyce to remain leader of the Nationals, and deputy prime minister, following a party room ballot in Canberra on Tuesday.

Scientists closer to Hendra virus cure

Scientists are one step closer to protecting people from the deadly Hendra and Nipah viruses after successfully trialling a treatment on humans.

Weinstein accuser's panic attack in court

Jessica Mann - a key witness in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial who alleges the former movie mogul raped and sexually assaulted her on numerous occasions - has been let off the stand after she said she was having a panic attack during cross-examination.

Virus evacuation flight land in Australia

Australian citizens evacuated from Chinese city Wuhan, the epicentre of the deadly coronavirus outbreak, have landed in Western Australia's north before being quarantined on Christmas Island.