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Cruise ships ordered out of Qld waters

All cruise ships anchored in Queensland waters will leave by Wednesday as the state continues to crack down on movements to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Tropical Cyclone Harold lashes Vanuatu

In Vanuatu, homes have been destroyed and livelihoods ruined by Tropical Cyclone Harold, which passed through the country's northern islands as a category-five system bringing devastation.

NSW social distancing stays until vaccine

Social distancing rules will be a "way of life" until a coronavirus vaccine is found even though the number of new COVID-19 cases continues to stabilise in NSW.

Shark kills ranger off Qld island

A young Queensland ranger fatally mauled by a shark in front of his work mates was thrilled to have landed his dream job, his school community says.