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Lack of power 'horrifying': Assange father

Separated by bulletproof glass 20 metres away, John Shipton can do nothing but smile or wave as his son stares down a possible extradition to the US and 175 years' imprisonment.

Woolworths underpayments rise, profit dips

Woolworths' staff underpayments have jumped to $315 million across a larger number of employees than initially thought, with the figure potentially rising further once a review into the nine-year scandal is complete.

Virgin reduces fleet, forecasts virus hit

Virgin Australia is slashing its Tigerair fleet and cutting back on flights to rein in costs as the coronavirus cruels demand for leisure destinations and its budget airline's routes.

US braces for threat of virus outbreak

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has alerted Americans to begin preparing for the spread of coronavirus in the United States after infections surfaced in several more countries.

German driver injured 61 at carnival

Security has been stepped up at some German carnival processions after a local man ploughed his car into a parade, injuring 61 people, including 20 children.

WikiLeaks password 'leaked by journalists'

Thousands of classified US diplomatic files obtained by WikiLeaks were only made public after the password to unlock the trove was published in a book, Julian Assange's lawyer says.

Global stocks pause after virus shakeout

Global stock markets have stabilised on Tuesday after a wave of early selling petered out and Wall Street futures managed a solid bounce after the previous day's sharp sell-off on fears about the spreading coronavirus.

Global coronavirus cases top 80,000

The World Health Organisation has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it.