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WHO to probe virus response

The World Health Organisation says an independent review of the global coronavirus response will begin as soon as possible, and it received backing and a hefty pledge of funds from China.

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Global study quantifies massive cost of smoking

Smoking costs the global economy more than $US1 trillion ($A1.4 trillion) a year, and will kill one third more people by 2030 than it does now, according to a study by the World Health Organisation and the US National Cancer Institute.