By Hope NewsroomWednesday 23 Sep 2020
Today’s headlines from the Hope News team
More than 200,000 people with coronavirus have now died in the United States.
That represents about one-fifth of the global COVID-19 death toll.
Victorian health officials have revealed five more people have died of coronavirus.
There were 15 new cases recorded in Victoria in the past 24 hours.
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South Australia’s Premier says he has confidence in New South Wales’ health system to contain further outbreaks of COVID-19.
The border between the states is set to re-open at midnight tonight.
New South Wales government ministers are meeting today to discuss whether to further ease restrictions on community sport.
At the moment, only one parent is allowed to watch their child play sport.
Thousands of parents have signed a petition asking for the rules to change in time for junior sport grand finals.
Millions of people are being promised faster internet speeds under a new multi-billion dollar upgrade to the National Broadband Network.
$3.5 billion will be spent rolling out more fibre-optic cabling, to replace existing fibre-to-the node connects.
Tensions between the United States and China have taken centre stage at the annual UN General Assembly in New York.
In a pre-recorded message, US President Donald Trump said Beijing must be held accountable for failing to contain COVID-19 in the early stages of the outbreak.
In turn, Chinese President Xi Jinping has criticised anyone playing politics with the pandemic.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the country has reached a perilous turning point in the fight against the virus.
The UK has announced new health restrictions including mandatory masks in some public places, and a new curfew on pubs.
A house fire in Sydney’s north-west has lead police to a hydroponic cannabis set-up.
The Rydalmere home was badly damaged in the fire overnight but no one was hurt.
Shots have been fired at a moving vehicle at Punchbowl in Sydney’s west.
The victims say they couldn’t identify the offender or the man he was with when the shots were fired last night.
The search for a missing boy in Victoria is expected to be scaled up, almost 24 hours after he was last seen.
NASA has formally outlined its plan to return to the moon by 2024.
Under the plan, a man and a woman would take part in the first lunar surface landing with humans since 1972.