National News

Charles hails Commonwealth virus response

Prince Charles has paid tribute to the courage shown throughout the Commonwealth in response to the coronavirus pandemic, in a broadcast to air hours before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle talk about stepping down from royal duties.

Returning Federer to face Chardy or Evans

Roger Federer will face the winner of the match between Jeremy Chardy and Dan Evans in the Qatar Open next week in his first competition in more than a year.

California Disneyland allowed to reopen

California health officials have given Walt Disney Co's Disneyland and other theme parks the go-ahead to reopen at limited capacity from April 1 after a closure of almost a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Italy passes 3 million coronavirus cases

Italy has surpassed three million confirmed coronavirus cases, with Friday marking the third straight day this week that daily new caseloads exceeded 20,000 cases.

Huge quakes hit off NZ, tsunami fear over

A powerful series of undersea earthquakes have struck northeast of New Zealand, but tsunami waves that forced many people on the country's North Island to flee to high ground passed without causing substantial damage.