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More Australians on cruise ship have virus

Four Australians are among more than 60 newly-confirmed coronavirus cases aboard a quarantined cruise ship docked at Yokohama, Japanese authorities have confirmed.

Nationals rift widens as MP quits party

The Nationals have been plunged deeper into turmoil with a backbench MP quitting the party and becoming deputy speaker against the government's wishes.

Three clubs confirm NRL Nines squads

North Queensland have unveiled Jason Taumalolo as skipper for this week's NRL Nines in Perth, but have resisted the temptation to unleash prized recruit Valentine Holmes.

Murder accused could not find boy's pulse

A driver accused of murdering a teenager and injuring four others by deliberately running them down in an act of vengeance has cried while testifying in a Perth court, describing how she failed to find a pulse on the boy.