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Eight NSW virus cases, tighter venue rules

The number of new COVID-19 cases in NSW continues to rise with all patrons who visited a western Sydney restaurant directed to get tested and self-isolate after a third case was linked to the venue.

TikTok likely to be US firm: White House

A top White House adviser says he expects TikTok to separate from its Chinese owner and operate as a US company amid growing concerns about the security of the data handled by the short video app.

US shopper pulls gun on man in mask row

An unmasked man has pulled a gun on a masked shopper and threatened to kill him during an apparent confrontation over masks at a Walmart store in the US, local authorities say.

Paradis, Ryder not needed for Depp case

Johnny Depp's former partners Vanessa Paradis and Winona Ryder will no longer be appearing as witnesses in the star's libel suit against a British tabloid newspaper that accused him of assaulting ex-wife Amber Heard, a lawyer says.

Vic records highest COVID-19 daily number

VICTORIA'S LATEST COVID-19 NUMBERSAS OF JULY 16:* 317 new cases, the 11th consecutive day of a triple-digit increase and the biggest daily total in Australia since the start of the pandemic* Two deaths confirmed since Tuesday, bringing the state's toll to 29 and the national figure to 111* 4750 cases...