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Sydney: Largest city in Australia
Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Located on Australia's east coast, the metropolis surrounds Port Jackson and extends about 70 km (43.5 mi) on its periphery towards the Blue Mountains to the west, Hawkesbury to the north, the Royal National Park to the south and Macarthur to the south-west. Sydney is made up of 658 suburbs, 40 local government areas and 15 contiguous regions. Residents of the city are known as "Sydneysiders". As of June 2017, Sydney's estimated metropolitan population was 5,230,330 and is home to approximately 65% of the state's population.

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Linda Burney says Australia must recognise the historical 'truth' of 26 January

Indigenous Labor MP Linda Burney has spoken about her feelings on Australia Day at Sydney's Yabun Festival.
SBS - Published

How coming out as transgender led Amy to push for global change

In the 18 months since Sydney student Amy McCarthy came out, she has made her university a more welcoming place for transgender people and advocated for more understanding of the transgender community..
SBS - Published

Videos for Sydney


Lengthy pizza raises funds for Australia firefighters [Video]Lengthy pizza raises funds for Australia firefighters

Restaurant makes 103-metre pizza yielding 4,000 slices for bushfire charity. Video credit: Instagram / @issac_eatsalot

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 01:23Published

Australia's dinosaur-era pines live on after bushfire rescue [Video]Australia's dinosaur-era pines live on after bushfire rescue

Firefighters collaborate with park services to protect pines from dinosaur period

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 01:41Published

Support dog brings smiles to Australia firefighters [Video]Support dog brings smiles to Australia firefighters

Ember, a crisis response dog, gets a cuddle during a visit to NSW Rural Fire Service headquarters in Australia

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 00:40Published

Prehistoric pines survive Australia bushfires [Video]Prehistoric pines survive Australia bushfires

Australia's Wollemi Pines survived the dinosaurs, and now firefighters have nursed them through the country's worst bushfires in generations to live another day. Emer McCarthy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

Support dog brings smiles to Australia firefighers [Video]Support dog brings smiles to Australia firefighers

Ember, a crisis response dog, gets a cuddle during a visit to NSW Rural Fire Service headquarters in Australia

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 00:40Published

Thousands of Australians protest over climate change policy as bushfires rage [Video]Thousands of Australians protest over climate change policy as bushfires rage

The bushfire crisis has piled pressure on Prime Minister Scott Morrison's conservative government to do more to combat climate change after Australia weakened its commitment to the U.N. Paris climate..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:13Published

Australia calls for another mass evacuation as monster bushfires return [Video]Australia calls for another mass evacuation as monster bushfires return

Australian authorities urged another mass evacuation across the heavily populated southeast on Thursday as a return of hot weather fanned huge bushfires. Ciara Lee reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

Bushfires won't stop Australia's Elvis festival [Video]Bushfires won't stop Australia's Elvis festival

As thoughts of Australia's fire crisis hung in the air, hundreds of hip-shaking and wig-wearing Elvis Presley impersonators and fans of the late King of Rock and Roll began their annual pilgrimage to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:34Published

'A decent guy': Funeral of firefighter killed in Australian fires [Video]'A decent guy': Funeral of firefighter killed in Australian fires

A funeral service was held on Tuesday in Sydney for a volunteer firefighter who died battling blazes in Australia.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Australian firefighters mourn colleagues killed in bushfire [Video]Australian firefighters mourn colleagues killed in bushfire

The funeral took place Tuesday for a 36-year-old firefighter killed along with a colleague on December 19 after a burnt tree fell in the path of their firetruck, causing it to roll. A third firefighter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:57Published

Australian PM attends funeral of volunteer firefighter [Video]Australian PM attends funeral of volunteer firefighter

A funeral service has taken place for volunteer firefighter Geoff Keaton, who died battling wildfires ravaging Australia. The family of Mr Keaton, firefighters and Australian Prime Minister Scott..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:37Published

Fireworks light up New Year's Eve in Asia [Video]Fireworks light up New Year's Eve in Asia

Fireworks and lights danced across Asia as countries across the continent rang in 2020.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:15Published

Wildfires trap Australians on beaches for New Years Eve [Video]Wildfires trap Australians on beaches for New Years Eve

Sydney held its lavish fireworks display on New Year's Eve, after, down the coast, thousands were left trapped on beaches by raging bushfires. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:12Published

Happy New Year Australia! Sydney welcomes in 2020 with celebratory fireworks [Video]Happy New Year Australia! Sydney welcomes in 2020 with celebratory fireworks

More than a million people descended onto a hazy Sydney Harbour and surrounding areas to greet 2020 despite the ongoing wildfire crisis.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Death toll rises and thousands shelter on beaches as Australia’s fires rage [Video]Death toll rises and thousands shelter on beaches as Australia’s fires rage

Two more people died, five others were missing feared dead and thousands were evacuated to beaches as Australia’s most devastating wildfire season on record worsened on Tuesday. Police said a father..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:54Published

Australians save animals as fires rage [Video]Australians save animals as fires rage

Wildlife animals fought for their lives as residents urged to evacuate. Olivia Chan reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

Australia's Prime Minister insists Sydney fireworks will go ahead [Video]Australia's Prime Minister insists Sydney fireworks will go ahead

Sydney's famous New Year's Eve fireworks will go ahead despite the country's wildfire crisis. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the display would show the world Australia's resilience. Firefighting..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:12Published

Comanche claims third Sydney-Hobart line honours victory [Video]Comanche claims third Sydney-Hobart line honours victory

Skipper Jim Cooney guides 'Comanche' to its third Sydney-Hobart yacht race line honours victory.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:14Published

Bushfires threaten Sydney's water supplies ahead of heatwave [Video]Bushfires threaten Sydney's water supplies ahead of heatwave

Australian authorities said on Friday they are focused on protecting water plants, pumping stations, pipes and other infrastructure from intense bushfires surrounding Sydney, the country's largest..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:59Published

Chistmas promo goes wrong in Australia [Video]Chistmas promo goes wrong in Australia

Five people were hospitalised on early Tuesday (December 24) morning when a promotional Christmas event ended in a stampede at a shopping mall in a Sydney suburb.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:44Published

Australian PM announces paid leave for public servant firefighters [Video]Australian PM announces paid leave for public servant firefighters

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday (December 24) announced four weeks of paid leave for public servants taking time off to fight fires as volunteers, during his tour to fire-affected..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:58Published

Australia's PM apologises for Hawaiian holiday as bushfire crisis continues [Video]Australia's PM apologises for Hawaiian holiday as bushfire crisis continues

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison visited the Rural Fire Service (RFS) headquarters in Sydney on Sunday, having returned from a holiday in Hawaii that drew sharp criticism as the bushfires..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:51Published

 

Bitter rivals Moore and Phelps set for Sydney Lord Mayor race

Clover Moore and Kerryn Phelps are widely tipped to contest this year's election for Sydney Lord Mayor.
The Age - Published

Sydney bookstore tells dating agencies to stop practising pickup lines on customers

A Sydney bookstore has apologised to customers who have been approached by someone practising "pickup" techniques.
SBS - Published

'New situation': record 81 days of bad air quality in Sydney

Sydneysiders experienced 28 days of hazardous air quality last year, double the total for the previous 10 years, and health experts say new policies are needed for this unprecedented length of..
The Age - Published

Aircraft fighting bushfires in Australia 'may have crashed'

A water-bombing plane may have crashed while fighting a massive bushfire in mountains near Sydney, Australian authorities said, as blazes flared across the country Thursday.
France 24 - Published

Strong winds and scorching heat reignite Australia's bushfire danger

Soaring temperatures and strong winds stoked bushfires in Australia's southeast on Thursday, with Sydney forecast to hit 41 degrees Celsius (105.8 Fahrenheit) following a few days of cooler weather.
Reuters - Published

'Australia has meant so much to me as a queer person': Sam Smith to perform at Sydney's Mardi Gras

Pop star Sam Smith will perform at Mardi Gras months after coming out as non-binary.
SBS - Published

Despite helpful rain, parts of Australia are again facing extreme fire danger

Days after severe storms and hail the size of golf balls pelted Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra, eastern Australia is again facing extreme fire danger.
SBS - Published

Health gap fees up to 10 times higher in northern Sydney than elsewhere in NSW

Australian Orthopaedic Association president Andrew Ellis said health fund talk of "greedy doctors" was far from the truth, with many good reasons for the differences in fees.
The Age - Published

Tourist alleged to have kissed toddler

A 29-year-old Indian tourist who allegedly kissed a toddler in a pram at a Sydney aquarium has been charged with sexually touching a child.
SBS - Published

Man accused of kissing toddler at Sydney aquarium

A 28-year-old man who allegedly kissed a toddler in a pram at a Sydney aquarium has been arrested and charged with sexually touching a child.
SBS - Published

Iranian Australians hold memorial for victims of downed Ukrainian passenger jet

Iranian Australians have gathered in Sydney to remember the victims of a passenger plane that was shot down by Iran's Revolutionary Guards.
SBS - Published

The Sydney suburbs with the highest rate of dog attacks

More than 2800 people have reported being attacked by dogs in the past year in NSW, with some Sydney suburbs reporting triple the average rate.
The Age - Published

NSW bushfire death toll rises to 21 after Cobargo man dies in hospital

An 84-year-old Cobargo man has died in a Sydney hospital almost three weeks after he was burned in the New Year's Eve bushfires.
SBS - Published

Wiggles take to the stage as Greg Page remains in hospital

After suffering a cardiac arrest on Friday night, performer Greg Page remained in hospital Saturday night, while the other "yellow Wiggle" Emma Watkins took his place in the Wiggles' second Sydney..
The Age - Published

'Show must go on' says Yellow Wiggle as he recovers from on-stage cardiac arrest

The original Yellow Wiggle Greg Page is recovering in hospital after he went into cardiac arrest at a bushfire benefit concert in Sydney.
SBS - Published

Yellow Wiggle Greg Page suffers heart attack during bushfire benefit concert

The original Yellow Wiggle Greg Page is recovering in hospital after he went into cardiac arrest at a bushfire benefit concert in Sydney.
SBS - Published Also reported by •The Age

Wiggles singer Greg Page collapses at bushfire relief show

Greg Page, a founder and original lead singer of the children's group, was performing in Sydney.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •The Age

Police launch murder investigation after woman, 69, found dead in Sydney flat

Police are investigating the suspicious death of a 69-year-old woman who was found in a unit in Sydney's east.
SBS - Published

Police probe suspicious east Sydney death

Police are investigating the suspicious death of a 69-year-old woman who was found in a unit in Sydney's east.
SBS - Published

Greens MP pleads not guilty over climate protest outside PM’s residence

NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge says police acted with "gross overreach" when they arrested 10 people at a climate protest in Sydney.
SBS - Published

Dark smoke from Australia fires is circling the Earth, NASA says

Even in big cities such as Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne, Australians who are accustomed to blue skies face an unprecedented problem.
USATODAY.com - Published

Madalyn Davis death: Sydney fatal cliff fall victim 'abused on social media'

"Abhorrent comments and vile opinions" have been left on Madalyn Davis's social media pages.
BBC News - Published

Bushfires trigger fears ash, debris will wash into Sydney’s water supply in downpour

Sydney’s main water reservoir Warragamba Dam has been forced to install nets to stop bushfire debris flowing into the city’s drinking supply.
SBS - Published

5,000 feral camels culled in drought-hit Australia

5,000 feral camels culled in drought-hit australia
SYDNEY: Helicopter-borne marksmen killed more than 5,000 camels in a five-day cull of feral herds that were threatening indigenous communities in drought-stricken areas of southern Australia, officials..
WorldNews - Published

Madalyn Davis death: Police review CCTV footage over Sydney cliff fall

Australian police are investigating the circumstances of how Madalyn Davis died at Diamond Bay.
BBC News - Published

Sydney incident free as lockouts repealed

Sydneysiders have been able to enter CBD venues after 1.30am and order drinks until 3.30am for the first time since 2014.
SBS - Published

Sydney council cancels Australia Day fireworks 'out of respect' for bushfire victims

A western Sydney council has cancelled it's annual Australia Day fireworks out of respect for those affected by Australia's devastating fires.
SBS - Published

Sydney police appeal for help in search for missing Malaysian nationals

Officers believe the pair are travelling together but has not been seen or heard from since mid-December.
SBS - Published

British woman Madalyn Davis dies in Sydney cliff fall

Madalyn Davis, 21, from Lincolnshire, is reported to have fallen from the Diamond Bay cliff tops.
BBC News - Published

Australian ‘megablaze’ now under control, firefighters say

australian ‘megablaze’ now under control, firefighters say
Sydney — Exhausted firefighters said they had finally brought Australia's largest “megablaze” under control on Monday, as wet weather promised to deliver much-needed respite for countryside..
WorldNews - Published

Qantas apologises after dog death on plane

When it was close to 40 degrees in Sydney, Kay Newman voiced her concerns to Qantas but was assured her dog, Duke, would only be on the tarmac briefly.
The Age - Published

ATP Cup 2020: Rafael Nadal urges tennisorganisers to compromise on one 'World Cup'

atp cup 2020: rafael nadal urges tennisorganisers to compromise on one 'world cup'
Sydney: Rafael Nadal won a revamped Davis Cup in November and he lost Sunday's final of the ATP Cup, the newest international team competition. He thinks it's too much. After walking off following..
WorldNews - Published

Novak Djokovic leads Serbia to ATP Cup glory over Spain

novak djokovic leads serbia to atp cup glory over spain
Novak Djokovic inspired Serbia to victory in the inaugural ATP Cup team event in Sydney after defeating his long-term Spanish rival Rafael Nadal in singles on Sunday before playing a pivotal role in..
WorldNews - Published

Djokovic beats Nadal & inspires Serbia to ATP Cup win

Novak Djokovic inspires Serbia to the inaugural ATP Cup as his singles win over Rafael Nadal helps his country beat Spain 2-1 in Sydney.
BBC News - Published

Lifeguards from Gaza are learning new skills on Sydney beaches

Two men from Gaza are learning new skills on Sydney beaches which may save lives back home.
SBS - Published

'Sense of urgency': One school's bold plan to get teenagers reading

Studies show more than a third of 15-year-olds have "just stopped reading". In a bid to "urgently" stem the decline, one Sydney school will make its students read novels for 20 minutes every day.
The Age - Published

Djokovic pilots Serbia into ATP final

djokovic pilots serbia into atp final
Novak Djokovic fired Serbia into the final of the ATP Cup in Sydney after defeating Russia's Daniil Medvedev. Djokovic took the opening set before word number five...
WorldNews - Published

ATP Cup: Novak Djokovic beats Daniil Medvedev to put Serbia into final

Novak Djokovic beats Daniil Medvedev to put Serbia into the inaugural ATP Cup final with a 3-0 victory over Russia in Sydney.
BBC News - Published

NSW premier promises 'no questions asked' for festival-goers using drug amnesty bins

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says there will be no questions asked if festival goers use drug amnesty bins at a major event in Sydney on Saturday.
SBS - Published

'No questions' at NSW drug amnesty bins

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says there will be no questions asked if festival goers use drug amnesty bins at a major event in Sydney on Saturday.
SBS - Published

How a humble boxing program united Redfern's Aboriginal youth and police

The Sydney suburb has a long history of tense relations between its Indigenous communities and the police, but a transformational boxing program is now marking a decade of success.
SBS - Published

Goffin upsets Nadal to keep Belgium alive in ATP Cup quarter-final

goffin upsets nadal to keep belgium alive in atp cup quarter-final
David Goffin claimed an upset victory over world number one Rafael Nadal on Friday in Sydney to keep Belgium alive in their quarter-final clash at the inaugural ATP Cup team event. ......
WorldNews - Published

US firefighters met with applause in Sydney

US firefighters were met with applause at Sydney airport as they arrived to help fight bushfires.
BBC News - Published

Thousands rally across Australia, condemning government handling of bushfire crisis

Large numbers of people gathered in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane armed with signs and placards, many baring the #sackScomo hashtag.
SBS - Published

Here's why people say they are protesting during Australia's bushfire emergency

Thousands of people have gathered at Sydney's Town Hall, and in capital cities around Australia, to demand more action on climate change as Australia faces an ongoing bushfire crisis. Here's what some..
SBS - Published

ATP Cup: Novak Djokovic puts Serbia through to semi-finals in Sydney

Novak Djokovic fights back to beat Canada's Denis Shapovalov and ensure Serbia reach the ATP Cup semi-finals in Sydney.
BBC News - Published

Australia on edge as bushfires flare up after lull

australia on edge as bushfires flare up after lull
Communities across Australia’s fire-ravaged south-east were bracing for a long day of mounting danger on Friday as thousands abandoned their homes for evacuation centres and military helicopters..
WorldNews - Published

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