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Sydney: Metropolis 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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World Cup Nines: England teams make winning starts in Sydney

England's men and women both win their opening pool games at the inaugural World Cup Nines in Sydney.
BBC News - Published

Australia bars entry to Vietnamese woman for failing to declare raw pork

Australia has refused entry to a Vietnamese woman for failing to declare 10 kg (22 lb) of raw pork, seafood and poultry on arrival in Sydney, its first expulsion under a more strict biosecurity law,..
Reuters - Published

▶ Videos for Sydney

Qantas tests world's longest commercial flight [Video]Qantas tests world's longest commercial flight

Australian airline Qantas landed the world's first ultra long-haul research flight in Sydney on Sunday (October 20) after travelling 16,200 kilometres from New York. Edward Baran reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:08Published

Qantas tests 19-hour New York-Sydney route [Video]Qantas tests 19-hour New York-Sydney route

A direct flight from New York to Australia has touched down in Sydney, as part of Qantas's attempts to push the limits of commercial flight.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:22Published

Extinction rebellion protesters arrested in Sydney [Video]Extinction rebellion protesters arrested in Sydney

Over 100 protesters dressed as bees at Sydney's Hyde Park to highlight the claim that insects are under threat due to the human impact on the environment

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

Mass arrests as Extinction Rebellion kicks off global climate action [Video]Mass arrests as Extinction Rebellion kicks off global climate action

Activist group Extinction Rebellion kicked off two weeks of planned peaceful civil disobedience on Monday, prompting arrests in the UK, Australia and the Netherlands. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:39Published

Mass arrests as Extinction Rebellion takes protests global [Video]Mass arrests as Extinction Rebellion takes protests global

Activist group Extinction Rebellion kicked off two weeks of peaceful protests on Monday, with protesters gluing their hands to roads and chaining themselves to cars. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:09Published

Crocodile-spotting drone puts Australian eyes in the sky [Video]Crocodile-spotting drone puts Australian eyes in the sky

New drones designed to spot crocodiles have been unveiled in Queensland, Australia in order to better protect tourists. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:58Published

Like oceans rising: green protests sweep the globe [Video]Like oceans rising: green protests sweep the globe

Thousands have taken to the streets in cities across the globe to demand that leaders take action -- inspired by student Greta Thunberg. Lucy Fielder reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:57Published

"You'll see brutal collisions", says Samoa coach about Australia World Cup warm-up [Video]"You'll see brutal collisions", says Samoa coach about Australia World Cup warm-up

Australia's Rugby World Cup warm-up against Samoa will see "brutal collisions", says Samoa coach Steve Jackson as Australia captain David Pocock announces his retirement after the World Cup in Japan.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:26Published

 

U.S. tariffs on China are working, says U.S. Secretary of Commerce

Tariffs are forcing China to pay attention to U.S. concerns, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said in Sydney on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Lebanon court acquits one Australia bomb plot suspect: lawyer, NNA

Lebanon's military court has acquitted one of four brothers accused of planning to blow up a flight from Sydney to Abu Dhabi nearly two years ago, his lawyer said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Magpie 'monster' shot dead in Sydney following attacks

A notorious magpie was shot dead after dozens of complaints. Not everyone was happy.
BBC News - Published

Qantas to run test flights on world's longest route

The airline will track the health impacts of the 19-hour journeys from Sydney to New York and London.
BBC News - Published

Sydney stabbing suspect suffers from mental illness: lawyer

A man accused of killing a young Australian woman and wounding another in a stabbing rampage in downtown Sydney this week suffers from mental illness, providing grounds for defense against murder..
Reuters - Published

Sydney stabbing suspect charged with murder, assault: police

Australian police on Friday filed charges against a man accused of killing a young woman and wounding another in a stabbing rampage in downtown Sydney this week.
Reuters - Published

Sydney stabbing: British 'heroes' who tackled knifeman

Brothers Luke and Paul O'Shaughnessy helped to restrain a knifeman in central Syndney.
BBC News - Published

'I didn't know whether he had a gun or a vest' - ex-Bury midfielder helps restrain Sydney knifeman

Brothers Luke and Paul O'Shaughnessy helped to restrain a knifeman in central Sydney.
BBC News - Published

Knife-wielding man goes on Sydney rampage, one woman dead

A man went on a stabbing rampage in downtown Sydney on Tuesday, killing one woman and wounding another before he was restrained by members of the public, police said, adding they were not treating it..
Reuters - Published

Sydney stabbing: Dramatic video shows suspect's arrest

Video captured in central Sydney shows the moment bystanders intervened to apprehend stabbing suspect.
BBC News - Published

Woman stabbed, knife-wielding man restrained by public in Sydney

A woman was taken to hospital after being stabbed in downtown Sydney on Tuesday in what appeared to be an unprovoked attack by a man who was restrained by members of the public and then taken into..
Reuters - Published

Australian police say woman stabbed in downtown Sydney attack

A woman was taken to hospital after she was stabbed in downtown Sydney in what appeared to be an unprovoked attack by a man who has been taken into custody, police said.
Reuters - Published

Sydney incident: Police launch operation in city centre

Authorities urge people to avoid the area, amid reports of a person armed with a knife.
BBC News - Published

Australian police investigate report of armed man in downtown Sydney

Australian police are investigating unconfirmed reports of an armed man in downtown Sydney, a police spokeswoman said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Wild winds ground flights in Australia, falling tree kills woman

Major airports at Australia's two largest cities, Sydney and Melbourne, canceled flights on Friday as damaging winds swept southeastern states, killing one woman, destroying roofs and causing power..
Reuters - Published

Wendy Whiteley: The famous Sydney 'secret garden' forged from grief

Wendy Whiteley never asked permission to transform prime land - now it's a beloved public space.
BBC News - Published

Van filled with drugs crashes into police car in Sydney

Australian police recovered 273kg of methamphetamine after they tracked down the vehicle.
BBC News - Published

Drugs worth A$200m found when van hits police car

The collision outside a Sydney police station led authorities to a A$200m drug bust.
BBC News - Published

Tory MP under fire for saying Manchester lost 2000 Olympic bid because 'no-one in their right mind would spend three weeks' there

Loss to Sydney was also blamed by Downing Street aide on British 'arrogance' and 'old buffers' in charge of sporting bodies
Independent - Published

Manchester lost 2000 Olympics to Sydney 'because of arrogance and old buffers'

"No-one in their right mind would spend three weeks" in Manchester over Sydney, a future MP said in 1994.
BBC News - Published

'No-one in their right mind would go there over Sydney' - why Manchester lost out on 2000 Olympics

"No-one in their right mind would spend three weeks" in Manchester over Sydney, a future MP said in 1994.
BBC News - Published

Marcelo Bielsa: Leeds boss to miss part of Australia tour

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa could spend just 36 hours in Australia and miss his side's pre-season game in Sydney completely.
BBC News - Published

Turbulence injures 35 on Air Canada flight to Sydney

A flight from Vancouver to Sydney hits a severe patch of turbulence and is diverted to Hawaii.
BBC News - Published

Axe falls as Deutsche Bank lays off 18,000 in $8.3 billion reinvention

Deutsche Bank laid-off staff from Sydney to New York on Monday as it began 18,000 job cuts in a 7.4 billion euro ($8.3 billion) "reinvention" which will lead to yet another annual loss and knocked its..
Reuters - Published

Fortnite: Gamer admits assaulting pregnant partner during live stream

The Sydney man attacked his pregnant partner in a video that went viral on social media.
BBC News - Published

Are robots getting better at football?

Robocup 2019, the world cup for autonomous robots, has been taking place in Sydney.
BBC News - Published

Australian counter-terror police say they foiled Sydney attack plot

Australian counter-terror police said they arrested three men in raids across Sydney on Tuesday, foiling a plot inspired by militant group Islamic State for attacks targeting a range of public..
Reuters - Published

Chris Dawson: Podcast-highlighted suspect pleads not guilty to murder

chris dawson: podcast-highlighted suspect pleads not guilty to murder
Chris Dawson denies killing his wife, Lynette, in Sydney - a case that has drawn global attention.
BBC News - Published

The Bookshop: The story of Australia's oldest LGBTI bookstore

the bookshop: the story of australia's oldest lgbti bookstore
For nearly four decades The Bookshop has been a safe place, community hub and vital resource for Sydney.
BBC News - Published

Hong Kong protests against extradition law spill into Sydney

Anger in Hong Kong over a move to allow extraditions to mainland China spilled over into Sydney on Sunday, with migrants gathering for a protest and urging the Australian government to condemn the..
Reuters - Published

Fog blankets Sydney, causes flight delays

Heavy fog blanketed Sydney on Saturday morning, delaying flights, creating hazards for shipping and setting social media ablaze with moody photographs of disappearing landmarks.
Reuters - Published

China warships leave Sydney after surprise visit 'raises hackles'

Three Chinese warships sailed out of Sydney on Friday after an unannounced visit that came amid a tussle for influence between Australia and China in the Pacific.
Reuters - Published

How Sydney's pools became the envy of the world

how sydney's pools became the envy of the world
Sydney has more ocean swimming pools than any other city - a product of "unique" historic factors.
BBC News - Published

Pews and politics: Australian leaders chase elusive Christian vote as election looms

It's Thursday night training at Father Dave Smith's boxing academy, opposite the Anglican church in inner-west Sydney he has led for almost 30 years, and he's working off some frustration ahead of the..
Reuters - Published

Man died after falling out of Uber in Sydney

man died after falling out of uber in sydney
Samuel Thomas, from Hertfordshire, was halfway out of the taxi in Sydney when it drove off, an inquest hears.
BBC News - Published

Australian court finds man guilty of plotting to blow up airliner

An Australian court on Wednesday found a man guilty of plotting to blow up an Etihad Airways flight out of Sydney at the behest of the Islamic State militant group, by hiding a bomb in the luggage of..
Reuters - Published

Pushing the limits: Qantas seeks backing from pilots, regulator for record-long routes

Qantas Airways Ltd, which hopes to buy planes this year for record-breaking 21-hour flights between Sydney and London has two hurdles left to overcome: getting pilots and Australia's aviation regulator..
Reuters - Published

Homeless Australian man reunited with lost rat pet by police

homeless australian man reunited with lost rat pet by police
Lucy the rat went missing in downtown Sydney, sparking a social media search and emotional reunion.
BBC News - Published

'Time's up Tony': Australian conservatives targeted in May election

Sydney psychologist Nicola Gates is weeks away from doing something she has never done before – casting a vote for a candidate other than former conservative Australian prime minister, Tony Abbott.
Reuters - Published

Driving an electric car from Amsterdam to Sydney

driving an electric car from amsterdam to sydney
Wiebe Wakker travelled across 33 countries over almost three years to make a point about climate change.
BBC News - Published

Dutch adventurer finishes three-year electric car journey in Australia

As Wiebe Wakker turned off his car in Sydney, Australia on Sunday afternoon it marked the end of a more than three-year journey for the Dutch adventurer and Blue Bandit, his converted electric..
Reuters - Published

New clues emerge of accused New Zealand gunman Tarrant's ties to far right groups

From its clubhouses in Melbourne and Sydney, the Lads Society promotes drug-free living and exercise, as well as "white resistance" and Islamophobia, according to online statements and interviews with..
Reuters - Published

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