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Cruise passengers sought after virus case

Health authorities are scrambling to track hundreds of passengers who left a cruise ship in Cambodia last week after a woman tested positive for coronavirus, heightening fears of a global spread of the disease.

GM to scrap Holden brand in Aust and NZ

Global automotive giant General Motors has delivered the final death blow to Holden, with the brand synonymous with Australian motoring to shut down by 2021.

Aussie ship passengers set for evacuation

About 200 Australians on a coronavirus-hit cruise ship in Japan will be evacuated on Wednesday to an unused workers camp near Darwin for a fresh two-week quarantine period.

PM 'angry' as Holden quits Australia

The prime minister is angry that General Motors took billions of dollars in government subsidies only to let the Holden brand die and then walk away from the Australian market.

Virus cases rise again in China

The number of reported new cases of coronavirus in China's Hubei province has risen after two days of falls as authorities impose restrictions on movement to prevent the spread of the disease which has now killed more than 1700 people.

Disability inquiry examines health care

Australians should be disturbed by the very serious problems in the provision of health care to people with cognitive disability, the chair of the disability royal commission says.

US farmer awarded $265m over weedkiller

A Missouri jury has awarded $265 million award to a peach grower in his lawsuit against herbicide providers Bayer and BASF with at least 140 similar cases heading to US courts later this year.