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    Getting a COVID-19 test? Don't believe the myths and conspiracy theories about how PCR test kits work
     13 July 2020
    While testing is ramping up to detect COVID-19, misleading information is circulating social media about how — and whether — the tests detect the virus.
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    Three space missions heading to Mars, from NASA, China and UAE
    13 Jul: Three new spacecraft are launching to Mars this month and each of them will test new technologies in the race to reach the Red Planet next year, on a quest to find evidence of past life. We explain the missions and why July is the month to travel.... more
    Disney reopens Florida theme parks as state smashes US record for new coronavirus cases
    13 Jul: Florida records 15,299 new coronavirus cases in a single day, shattering the record set by California less than a week ago and more than New York's worst day in April.... more
    New South Wales taxpayers no longer paying entire hotel quarantine bill for returning Australians
    12 Jul: Taxpayer in New South Wales will no longer be paying the entire bill for returning Australians in hotel quarantine, with arrivals now to be charged up to $3000 each... more
    In world news headlines -
    12 Jul: In world news headlines -... more
    How young people are adapting to the challenges of living through a pandemic
    12 Jul: From job losses to mental health issues, COVID-19 has been particularly brutal for young people. We asked them how they’re adapting to the world shutting down just when life is supposed to begin.... more
    Vanuatu feeling the pinch as coronavirus pandemic keeps tourists away
    12 Jul: Vanuatu's picturesque beaches and turquoise waters would normally be busy with tourists at this time of year — but due to the coronavirus pandemic, they're empty.... more
    Victorian healthcare workers continue to face shortages of PPE as coronavirus cases ramp up
    11 Jul: Healthcare workers continue to struggle to get hold of personal protective equipment and fear they may be facing even more shortages as cases climb and the Victorian Government recommends everyone in the state starts using masks.... more
    Islamic State never needed a caliphate to keep menacing the world. Now it's regrouping
    11 Jul: The fall of Islamic State's 'caliphate' was seen by many as the moment the world conquered the terrorist group. But experts warn the militants are quietly recovering from their defeat, with grand plans for a resurgence.... more
    UFC's Fight Island to showcase Australian champion Alexander Volkanovski
    11 Jul: Some of the UFC's biggest names, including Australian champion Alexander Volkanovski, are isolated on an island in Abu Dhabi and about to go hell for leather in the octagon.... more

     Most Popular Recent International News
     22 Jun: This woman's photo was used in a hoax campaign against Black Lives Matter. Then the internet fought back ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
     25 Jun: NASA simulates what sunsets look like on other planets and moons +++++++++++++++++++++
     19 Jun: Uncle Ben's, Aunt Jemima and Mrs Butterworth's products to get new look to remove racial stereotyping +++++++++++++++
     29 Jun: Singleton High School teacher apologises after racist classroom rant +++++++++++++++
     03 Jul: UK police hack encrypted phone chat network to arrest 'untouchable' criminals ++++++++++
     06 Jul: The woman who absconded from an Auckland managed isolation facility will face a charge of breaching the Covid-19 Public Health Response Act +++++++++
     22 Jun: Thailand had the world's first coronavirus case outside China. Here's how it avoided disaster ++++++++

     International NewsLinks
      13 Jul: Windies beat england in first test in southampton (RadioNZ)
      12 Jul: Brexit: britain's border checks to get £705m boost (BBCWorld)
      12 Jul: World champion short track speed skater lara van ruijven dies aged 27 (NZ Herald)
      12 Jul: The beths kick off their new zealand tour in auckland (Stuff.co.nz)
      10 Jul: Australia halves international arrivals to contain covid-19 coronavirus (RadioNZ)
      10 Jul: Nz banks' credit losses to rise to 12x 2019 level - s&p (NZ Herald)
      10 Jul: Flights from asia to cnmi september at earliest (RadioNZ)
      10 Jul: Nz should take 'middle ground' on hong kong - law expert (RadioNZ)
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