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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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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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ATP Cup: Great Britain beat Moldova to keep hopes alive, while Russia reach quarters

Britain give themselves the chance of reaching the ATP Cup quarter-finals by sweeping aside Moldova in their final group tie in Sydney.
BBC News - Published

ATP Cup: Great Britain lose to Bulgaria after Jamie Murray and Joe Salisbury defeat

Britain lose their opening ATP Cup tie after Jamie Murray and Joe Salisbury are beaten in a tense doubles match ending at 2:47am local time in Sydney.
BBC News - Published

Labuschagne hits ton for Australia against NZ

Marnus Labuschagne hits his fourth century in five Tests as Australia start strongly against New Zealand on the first day in Sydney.
BBC News - Published

World welcomes 2020, but wildfires, protests, cast a pall over some celebrations

The world celebrated the New Year on Wednesday with fireworks displays from Sydney to London, although celebrations were clouded by deadly wildfires in Australia, protests in Hong Kong and India and..
Reuters - Published

World welcomes 2020, but celebrations shadowed by wildfires, protests, Korea tensions

The world celebrated the New Year on Wednesday with fireworks displays from Sydney to London, although celebrations were clouded by deadly wildfires in Australia, protests in Hong Kong and India and..
Reuters - Published

World welcomes New Year amid wildfires and protests

The world rang in the New Year on Wednesday with spectacular firework displays from Sydney to Tokyo, although celebrations in Australia were overshadowed by deadly wildfires and the festive mood in..
Reuters - Published

Sydney mayor defends New Year's fireworks despite protests

Clover Moore said the city's celebrations would "give hope to people" as bushfires rage.
BBC News - Published

Sydney gears up for New Year's spectacle despite Australian fires

Large crowds thronged Sydney harbor on Tuesday to watch Australia's famous New Year's Eve fireworks, even as smoke from deadly wildfires turned skies in nearby coastal towns blood-red.
Reuters - Published

Head trusts officials on bushfire smoke in Sydney test

Australia's Travis Head says he is confident match officials would not put the health of players at risk if hazardous bushfire smoke impacted the third test against New Zealand in Sydney this week.
Reuters - Published

Australian wildfires threaten Sydney water supplies

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..
Reuters - Published

Australia: Several injured in Sydney Christmas balloon drop

The event saw hundreds fighting for balloons filled with prizes at a Sydney mall.
BBC News - Published

Five in hospital after balloon drop sparks stampede at Australian shopping center

Five people were hospitalized after Christmas shoppers were crushed in a midnight balloon drop of gift vouchers at a Sydney suburban shopping center.
Reuters - Published

Fight or flight: Australians grapple with difficult decision as bushfires approach

It was oppressively hot, above 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit), and the wind was picking up. Bushfires were devastating nearby towns and now threatened Yanderra, a small village with just over 600 people..
Reuters - Published

Australia's bushfires circle Sydney as temperatures soar

Catastrophic conditions fueled massive bushfires across Australia's New South Wales state on Saturday, with two blazes around Sydney burning at emergency level, while in South Australia one person was..
Reuters - Published

Bushfires hit emergency level on Sydney's outskirts; one dead in South Australia

Catastrophic conditions fueled massive bushfires across Australia's New South Wales state on Saturday, with three blazes around Sydney burning at emergency level, while in South Australia one person..
Reuters - Published

Massive bushfires send Australia's clean and green reputation up in smoke

Breathing masks are selling out in Sydney with the city enveloped in the smoke from bushfires sweeping across a large swath of Australia's east coast, damaging the country's clean and green reputation.
Reuters - Published

Two Australian firefighters die as flames circle Sydney; prime minister cuts short holiday

Two volunteer Australian firefighters died while battling blazes around Sydney, authorities said on Friday, forcing Prime Minister Scott Morrison to cut short a vacation in Hawaii as temperatures were..
Reuters - Published

Australian waterbomber helicopter dwarfed by huge wildfire

Firefighters battling huge bushfires in Australia used a waterbombing helicopter to try and douse a blaze on the outskirts of Sydney on Thursday, with aerial footage showing the aircraft dwarfed by..
Reuters - Published

Ring of fire: Australian state declares emergency as wildfires approach Sydney

Australia's most populous state declared its second emergency in as many months on Thursday as extreme heat and strong winds stoked more than 100 bushfires, including three major blazes on Sydney's..
Reuters - Published

Bushfires surround Sydney as Australia's NSW state declares emergency

Australia's most populous state declared its second emergency in as many months on Thursday as extreme heat and strong winds stoked scores of uncontrolled bushfires, some on Sydney's doorstep.
Reuters - Published

Australia's NSW declares state of emergency for bushfires

The Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) declared its second state of emergency in two months on Thursday as temperatures were set to soar above 40C (104F) and nearly 100 bushfires were burning..
Reuters - Published

Sydney trims Christmas tree with bushfire debris in poignant reminder

A Christmas tree made from charred branches and other bushfire debris has been put up in Sydney's central business district in a poignant reminder of deadly wildfires that have ravaged much of..
Reuters - Published

Australian court sentences would-be airline bombers to 76 years in prison

Two brothers have been sentenced to a total of 76 years in prison by an Australian court for planning to blow up an Etihad Airways flight from Sydney to Abu Dhabi with a bomb hidden in a meat grinder.
Reuters - Published

Australia bushfires: 'Mega blaze' destroys homes ahead of heatwave

The bushfire near Sydney prompts fresh warnings, as the nation braces for searing temperatures.
BBC News - Published

Australia's New South Wales government says 10 victims of volcano to be transferred to Sydney hospitals

Australia's New South Wales (NSW) state government said on Thursday 10 victims of the volcano eruption in New Zealand will be transferred to hospitals around Sydney.
Reuters - Published

Australia climate change: Thousands rally in Sydney amid bushfires

Demonstrators accuse the government of inaction as bushfires bring hazardous smoke to the city.
BBC News - Published

How a mega fire spread toward Sydney

Ferry services were halted, fire alarms triggered and Sydney's famous Harbour Bridge and Opera House disappeared from view in a thick, smoky haze this week.
Reuters - Published

Hazardous Sydney smoke turns up heat in Australia's climate politics

Devastating bushfires that blanketed Australia's largest city with hazardous smoke this week have heightened public anger and raised political pressure on the government to do more to tackle climate..
Reuters - Published

'It's like having 80 cigarettes a day' - Sydney smoke hampers play

The "toxic" conditions at the Sydney Cricket Ground, caused by bushfires, leaves players feeling like they have "smoked 80 cigarettes", says Australia spinner Steve O'Keefe.
BBC News - Published

New Zealand Red Cross name Australians missing in White Island eruption

A website managed by the New Zealand Red Cross on Tuesday listed 17 Australians as still missing in the White Island volcanic eruption, including a family of four from the northern suburbs of Sydney.
Reuters - Published

Sydney smoke: Residents 'choking' on intense bushfire pollution

Locals report the "worst day yet" of a haze that has sparked health problems and forced evacuations.
BBC News - Published

Ferries halted, alarms triggered as Sydney choked by bushfire smoke

Smoke from Australia's fierce bushfires settled over Sydney in still conditions on Tuesday, setting off fire alarms, and halting ferry services as famous landmarks disappeared behind some of the worst..
Reuters - Published

Australians flee as soaring temperature, winds threaten to fan fires

Residents in parts of eastern Australia evacuated their homes on Tuesday as soaring temperatures and strong winds threatened to fan bushfires in a giant blaze north of Sydney, the country's biggest..
Reuters - Published

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