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Sydney News

Australia terror attack prompts worldwide travel warning

Washington, D. C. - Tuesday's counterattack on a Sydney cafe that freed 15 hostages has prompted the United States to issue a worldwide travel alert advising its citizens traveling abroad to extra careful.

Op-Ed: Sydney — curb marathon reporting on hostage-taking

Sydney - Australian authorities are restricting some information on the latest terrorist hostage-taking, and getting cooperation from the media. The Sydney event ended after 17 hours with the gunman and at least two hostages dead.

Nightmare before Christmas in Sydney

Sydney - It is one of the most popular cafes on a thoroughfare that is thronged at this time of year with festive shoppers, in addition to everyday office crowds and tourists.

Adam Lambert and Queen joined onstage by Lady Gaga

Adam Lambert and rock band Queen played a show in Sydney, Australia, this past Wednesday, August 27, and they had a special musical guest onstage with them. Lady Gaga.

Review: Echosmith sounds refreshing on their 'Cool Kids' single Special

Alternative-pop group Echosmith is taking the radio station airwaves by storm thanks to the success of their breakthrough single "Cool Kids."

'Face reality:' Malaysia sets funerals for missing jet passengers

Sydney - The first memorial service for passengers on board the missing Malaysian Airlines jet is scheduled to be held tomorrow in Australia, nearly two months after the disappearance and apparent crash of the flight.

Wealthy Australian suburbs have low vaccination rates

New research shows that wealthier Sydney, Australia suburbs are where parents are more often found to object to vaccinations for their children.

Sydney police crackdown on shoplifting in lead-up to Christmas Special

Sydney - Sydney police have charged 98 people during the five-day ‘Operation Lightfingers’ Sydney shoplifting blitz at major retail centres.

Listen Out 2013: Fan throws beer can at Azealia Banks, ending set

Melbourne - Reports of fans throwing a beer bottle and beer can at Azealia Banks in Sydney and Melbourne, respectively, are surfacing after her performances at the Listen Out Festival. Either fans are being rowdy, or they just don't like her.

NSW Police seek info after child abducted in Chester Hill, Sydney

Sydney - The eight-month-boy who was abducted from Chester Hill overnight has still not been located. About 8:30pm, (Thursday 25 July 2013), a 24-year-old man armed with a knife forced his way into a house on Kenthurst Place.

‘Sydney moderns: Art for a new world’ exhibition opens Special

Sydney - The ‘Sydney Moderns: Art for a new world’ exhibition will run from 6 July to 7 Oct 2013 at the Art Gallery of NSW. It features more than 180 early modern works from Australian artists in the 1920s and 1930s.

Final Day of the Sydney Monorail Special

Sydney - There were long queues as people tried to ride the Sydney Monorail for one last time on its final day of operation. The monorail infrastructure will be removed to make way for a new convention centre at Darling Harbour.

Launch of 60th Sydney Film Festival, Australia Special

Sydney - NSW Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Hospitality and Racing and Minister for the Arts, The Hon. George Souris launched the Sydney Film Festival at Customs House on 8 May at an event attended by those involved in the Australian film industry.

Rescue search continues for cruise-ship couple missing overboard

Sydney - A couple is reported to have fallen overboard off the coast of Australia while on a luxury Carnival Spirit cruise. A major sea and air search off Australia's New South Wales mid-north coast has been launched.

‘DIY’ or 'guerilla' rainbow crossings appear across Sydney Special

Sydney - After the removal of the Rainbow Crossing at Taylor Square on Oxford Street in the heart of Sydney's gay and lesbian district on Wednesday night, a week ago, reports have emerged of ‘DIY’ rainbow crossings appearing around Sydney.

Sydney Opera House lit up in blue for World Autism Awareness Day Special

Sydney - On 2 April the Sydney Opera House was lit up in blue to mark the sixth annual United Nations World Autism Awareness Day.

Police address media after shootings in western Sydney Special

Sydney - Detective Superintendent Arthur Katsogiannis, Commander, State Crime Command (SCC) Gangs Squad and Operation Apollo addressed the media at Sydney Police Centre, Goulburn Street, Surry Hills in relation to the shootings over the weekend in Western Sydney.

World Naked Bike Ride Sydney Special

Sydney - The World Naked Bike Ride Sydney assembled at the southern end of Centennial Park before cycling into the Sydney CBD, via Anzac Parade and Oxford Street. Cars stuck in traffic tooted their horns and members of the public cheered on the naked cyclists.

Inaugural Sydney Top Gear Festival Special

Sydney - The inaugural Sydney Top Gear Festival takes place this weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park, Eastern Creek in Sydney’s west close to Blacktown.

Young and old got naked in the 'Sydney Skinny' swim (video)

Sydney - The first "Sydney Skinny" nude ocean swim was held on Sunday, with around 1,000 daring people, from young to elderly, participating for a good cause.

Inside Sydney’s Mardi Gras Fair Day 2013 Special

Sydney - The Mardi Gras Fair Day was held at Victoria Park, Sydney on Sunday 10 February 2013, from 10am to 7:30pm and marked the start of the Mardi Gras festival season.

Mardi Gras season official launch with raising of rainbow flag Special

Sydney - Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore officially launched the 2013 Sydney Mardi Gras season, with the raising of the rainbow flag at Sydney Town Hall.

Rally in Sydney against benefits change for single parents Special

Sydney - Rallies were held across Australia in a national day of action to protest against low-income single parents being moved from the Parent Payment Single welfare payment to the greatly reduced Newstart Allowance.

Photo Essay: Sydney celebrates Australia Day Special

Sydney - Sydneysiders celebrated Australia Day on 26 January 2013, marking the 225th anniversary of the arrival of the first fleet in Port Jackson – Sydney’s harbour, with events taking place at various locations across the city.

Sydney experiences its hottest day on record Special

Sydney - Sydney recorded a record high of 45.8 degrees Celsius (114.44 degrees Fahrenheit) in the city, at 2:55pm, beating the previous high of 45.3 degrees set on 14 January 1939.

Annual 'No Pants Subway Ride' in Sydney Special

Sydney - The annual no pants subway ride took place in Sydney today. Those taking part boarded the train at Central Station on platform 16 at 12:43 p.m. and caught the train to North Sydney before disembarking and travelling back to Central Station.

Rubbish dumped outside Salvation Army stores costs them money Special

Sydney - At a press conference today, Salvation Army Chaplain Major Robert Sneller urged the community to stop dumping unusable donations and rubbish outside Salvo stores this holiday season.

Video: Fireworks around the world celebrate the entry of 2013

As the world turned, bringing 2013 to each country, fireworks lit the sky in incredible displays. Despite austerity, many major cities represented in the video offered pyrotechnic extravaganzas. Let us hope for peace and prosperity in the new year.

Spectacular video of Sydney's New Year fireworks

Sydney - While many of us are still waiting for the New Year to start, Sydney is already living in 2013. They held a spectacular firework extravaganza to mark the event.

Photo Essay: Inside Sydney’s New Year’s Eve firework celebrations Special

Sydney - With only about three days to go before Sydney’s New Year’s Eve firework celebrations the media were given a sneak preview behind the scenes.
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Sydney Zombie Walk on Saturday  25 February 2012.
Sydney Zombie Walk on Saturday, 25 February 2012.
Storm Waters (left) and Charisma Belle (right). Mardi Gras Fair Day 2012 - Sydney.
Storm Waters (left) and Charisma Belle (right). Mardi Gras Fair Day 2012 - Sydney.
Ban Live Exports - Sydney Rally. Sunday 15 April 2012.
Ban Live Exports - Sydney Rally. Sunday 15 April 2012.
Dangi with the life-size cake of himself.
Dangi with the life-size cake of himself.
Sydney Chinese new year twilight parade 2012.
Sydney Chinese new year twilight parade 2012.
New Year’s Eve fireworks director Fortunato Foti (left) with daughter  18-year-old Elena (centre) ...
New Year’s Eve fireworks director Fortunato Foti (left) with daughter, 18-year-old Elena (centre) speaking to the media with producer Aneurin Coffey (right) at White Bay, Berth 3, Robert Street, Rozelle, in Sydney’s inner-west.
Marriage equality rally.
Marriage equality rally.
 Mr Fair Day  contestants.
'Mr Fair Day' contestants.
Hoopla Festival  Darling Harbour  Sydney  Australia. Easter long weekend 2012.
Hoopla Festival, Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia. Easter long weekend 2012.
Al Nakba  Free Palestine  rally  Sydney.
Al Nakba 'Free Palestine' rally, Sydney.
Sydney Chinese new year twilight parade 2012.
Sydney Chinese new year twilight parade 2012.
Al Nakba  Free Palestine  rally  Sydney.
Al Nakba 'Free Palestine' rally, Sydney.
Sydney Chinese new year twilight parade 2012.
Sydney Chinese new year twilight parade 2012.
Mardi Gras Fair Day 2012 - Victoria Park  Sydney  Australia.
Mardi Gras Fair Day 2012 - Victoria Park, Sydney, Australia.
There was a celebratory cake to mark the bicentenary.
There was a celebratory cake to mark the bicentenary.
Paralympic athletes.
Paralympic athletes.
Ban Live Exports - Sydney Rally. Sunday 15 April 2012.
Ban Live Exports - Sydney Rally. Sunday 15 April 2012.
Sydney Zombie Walk on Saturday  25 February 2012.
Sydney Zombie Walk on Saturday, 25 February 2012.
Those attending the Australian Les Misérables premiere in Sydney walk along the red carpet to get t...
Those attending the Australian Les Misérables premiere in Sydney walk along the red carpet to get to the State Theatre.
A speaker a the Al Nakba Free Palestine rally.
A speaker a the Al Nakba Free Palestine rally.