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Some Sydney traffic lights going into the ground for texters

Sydney - Texting and walking can undoubtedly lead to getting hit by a car if one isn't careful, and that's why Australia is experimenting with putting some traffic lights in the ground.

Op-Ed: Vivid Sydney 2016

Sydney - Vivid Sydney started out eight years ago as what may be called a look for the city, rather than a particularly interesting, diverse, cultural event. These days, it’s a mix of new elements, with a lot more intellectual grunt, themes and ideas.

Sydney premiere of ‘Looking for Grace’ Special

Sydney - Celebrities and VIPs arrived for the Sydney premiere of ‘Looking for Grace’ on the opening night of St. George open-air cinema at Mrs Macquaries Point.

Australian country singer Tori Darke returns Special

The 25-year-old singer/songwriter is back with a critically acclaimed new album, the follow-up to her 2011 debut, 'Dreams and Chances.' Digital Journal got the lowdown on 'Silver Lining,' the title of her latest effort.

Man attacking spider mistaken for domestic violence incident

Sydney - Police expected to find a man threatening to kill someone. Instead they witnessed a man's relentless pursuit of a spider.

Interview: Phil Burton of Australian vocal group Human Nature Special

One of four members of the award-winning band filled Digital Journal in on their upcoming series of shows in Las Vegas, entitled "Christmas, Motown and More!"

Damien Leith discusses his new one-man play Special

The Irish-born singer/songwriter /actor/playwright has come a long way since winning Australian Idol in 2006. He discusses his new one-man play with Digital Journal.

Op-Ed: The Politics of Denialism

Sydney - It’s a funny old world where the left-leaning commentariat, usually so stridently opposed to anything smacking of patriarchal tradition and conservatism cannot bring themselves to simply denounce islamic-inspired atrocities outright.

Foley set for New South Wales Labor top job

Sydney - Luke Foley has indicated he would focus on driving growth in Sydney’s western suburbs, support private enterprise and opt for more upbeat agenda for Labor if he gets the nod to be New South Wales’ next opposition leader.

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.

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.
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Al Nakba  Free Palestine  rally  Sydney.
Al Nakba 'Free Palestine' rally, Sydney.
Left to right: Grant Mizens  Tina McKenzie  Kylie Gauci & Sarah Stewart.
Left to right: Grant Mizens, Tina McKenzie, Kylie Gauci & Sarah Stewart.
Women in Black - Palestine vigil in front of Sydney Town Hall.
Women in Black - Palestine vigil in front of Sydney Town Hall.
Sydney Zombie Walk on Saturday  25 February 2012.
Sydney Zombie Walk on Saturday, 25 February 2012.
Mardi Gras Fair Day 2012 - Victoria Park  Sydney  Australia.
Mardi Gras Fair Day 2012 - Victoria Park, Sydney, Australia.
Al Nakba  Free Palestine  rally  Sydney.
Al Nakba 'Free Palestine' rally, Sydney.
Dangi with cheque for $5 000 for his remote village in Nepal  donated by Nova FM radio station.
Dangi with cheque for $5,000 for his remote village in Nepal, donated by Nova FM radio station.
The finale of the 30th Carols in The Domain concert in Sydney.
The finale of the 30th Carols in The Domain concert in Sydney.
Media queue up (get in line) for their pass at the media desk  the King Street side of Pitt Street M...
Media queue up (get in line) for their pass at the media desk, the King Street side of Pitt Street Mall.
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer at the 30th Carols in The Domain concert in Sydney.
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer at the 30th Carols in The Domain concert in Sydney.
People make their way home at the end of the concert  just before 11pm.
People make their way home at the end of the concert, just before 11pm.
Occupy Sydney.
Occupy Sydney.
Crowds sample coffee and other products at about 100 different stalls.
Crowds sample coffee and other products at about 100 different stalls.
Marriage equality rally.
Marriage equality rally.
Sydney Chinese new year twilight parade 2012.
Sydney Chinese new year twilight parade 2012.
Sydney Chinese new year twilight parade 2012.
Sydney Chinese new year twilight parade 2012.
Happy Chinese New Year float. Sydney Chinese New Year Parade 2012.
Happy Chinese New Year float. Sydney Chinese New Year Parade 2012.
Sydney Chinese new year twilight parade 2012.
Sydney Chinese new year twilight parade 2012.
Mr Nigan Gotsang  President  NSW Tibetan Community Inc (far-left of picture)  with demonstrators.
Mr Nigan Gotsang, President, NSW Tibetan Community Inc (far-left of picture), with demonstrators.