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  • Global report: WHO changes timeline on virus alert as cases top 11m

    UN health body says it found out about the outbreak itself, not via Chinese officials; US cases increase 53,000 on Friday; English pubs reopen Coronavirus latest updates The World Health Organization was alerted to the coronavirus crisis by its own office in China, and not by the local authorities, according to reports, as worldwide cases of Covid-19 passed 11 million and infections in the US rose by another 53,000. The UN health body has been accused by US president Donald Trump of failing to...

    the Guardian
  • Australia seeks long-range missiles in Indo-Pacific defence shift

    The country is to significantly lift military spending amid rising US-China instability, its PM says.

    BBC News
  • Earth's final frontier: the global race to map the entire ocean floor

    An ambitious project to chart the seabed by 2030 could help countries prepare for tsunamis, protect marine habitats and monitor deep-sea mining. But the challenge is unprecedented On a wall facing Vicki Ferrini’s desk hangs a giant map of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. At 6ft by 8ft, it’s the largest size available on the printer at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, where she works as a geoinformatics researcher. “I of course want it even bigger,” she says. The map is busier than a usual...

    the Guardian