More than 1.5 billion told to stay home
More than one-fifth of the world's population has been ordered or urged to stay in their homes at the start of what could be a pivotal week in the battle to contain the coronavirus in the US and Europe.
IMF predicts 2020 global recession
The coronavirus pandemic will cause a global recession in 2020 that could be worse than the one triggered by the global financial crisis of 2008-2009, the International Monetary Fund says.
Coronavirus pandemic is accelerating: WHO
The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating and more aggressive tactics are needed to fight it, the World Health Organisation has warned.
Wall St down, Fed fails to calm virus fear
Wall Street has slipped as the still rapidly spreading coronavirus forces more US states into lockdown, eclipsing optimism from an unprecedented round of policy easing by the Federal Reserve.
Assange bids for bail amid virus outbreak
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's lawyers will lodge a bail application amid the outbreak of coronavirus in the UK.
Ex-Scottish leader cleared of sex crimes
Former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond has been cleared of committing multiple sex offences against nine women.
Pompeo in Afghanistan as peace deal stalls
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has arrived in Kabul in a surprise trip to war-torn Afghanistan, where a highly-touted peace initiative appears to have derailed amid rivalry among the country's leaders.
Australian Associated Press