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Victorians urged not to panic buy meat

Victorians are being urged not to panic buy meat as the state's abattoirs cut back operations, under industry restrictions to help slow the spread of coronavirus in workplaces.

Treasury predicts bleaker economic outlook

The Morrison government has hinted that it will undertake further stimulus after Treasury painted an even bleaker outlook for the economy as a result of Victoria's tougher coronavirus restrictions imposed this week.

Leaders play down food shortage fears

Political leaders have sought to reassure Australians about the food supply amid tough new restrictions to tackle the spread of coronavirus.

Facebook launches its Tik-Tok twin

Facebook has rolled out its own version of social media rival TikTok in the United States and more than 50 other countries, embedding a short-form video service called Reels as a feature within its popular Instagram app.

Beirut hit by huge blast, at least 100 die

Lebanese rescue workers are digging through the mangled wreckage of buildings looking for survivors after a massive warehouse explosion sent a devastating blast wave across Beirut, killing at least 100 people and injuring nearly 4000.

COVID-19 claims youngest Aussie victim

Australia's youngest coronavirus victim, a man in his 30s, has died in Victoria as the state suffered its worst day, with 725 new cases and 15 fatalities.