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More than 30,000 may need to flee Sydney amid intense flooding

More than 30,000 residents of Sydney and its surrounds have been told to evacuate or prepare to abandon their homes as Australia’s largest city...

Sydney braces for flash floods as rain disaster claims at least 14 lives

Sydney was preparing for dangerous flash flooding as population centres farther north began a massive clean-up operation after record floods claimed at least 14...

Andy Murray battles into third round in Sydney

Andy Murray continued preparations for his Australian Open return with a hard-fought victory against Nikoloz Basilashvili in the second round of the Sydney Tennis...

New virus infections driven by Omicron soar in Australia

New coronavirus infections have soared again in Australia to a record of more than 32,000, just days after surpassing 10,000 for the first time. Experts...

Hundreds arrested in skirmishes during Australia lockdown protests

More than 250 people have been arrested during protests against coronavirus lockdowns in Australia and many face fines for defying health orders, authorities said. At...

Qantas furloughs 2,500 staff amid lockdowns in Australian cities

Australia’s Qantas Group says it expects Sydney’s Covid-19 lockdown to last for at least another two months and it will furlough 2,500 staff due...

Covid-19 cluster worsens in Sydney as Delta variant takes hold

A state government minister has been infected with Covid-19 and another minister is in isolation as a cluster in the Australian city of Sydney...

Spectators banned from Sydney’s New Year’s fireworks

Authorities have banned revellers from congregating in Sydney’s downtown harbourside to see the city’s celebrated New Year’s Eve fireworks due to the pandemic risk. New...

Two statues of James Cook vandalised in Sydney

An Australian state government leader said on Monday she was considering tougher laws to protect monuments after two statues of British explorer James Cook...

Cleared Australian cardinal links child abuse charges to corruption fight

Cardinal George Pell has linked his fight against corruption in the Vatican with his prosecution in Australia for alleged child sex abuse. Mr Pell was...

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