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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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Parents avoid jail over girl's vegan diet

The parents of a baby girl fed a vegan diet and left severely malnourished in Sydney have been sentenced to 300 hours of community service but avoided jail.
SBS - Published

Barnaby Joyce leads Sydney anti-abortion protest

Holding aloft crosses, images of Jesus and signs saying "stand for life", thousands have gathered in Sydney to protest against a bill to decriminalise abortion.
SBS - Published

Videos for Sydney

Sydney stabbing: Brits hailed as heroes for restraining suspect [Video]Sydney stabbing: Brits hailed as heroes for restraining suspect

Three British men are being hailed as heroes after helping to physically restrain a knife-wielding man Tuesday in Sydney. The man with a history of mental illness is suspected of slaying a woman in a..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:54Published

Terror probe into Sydney stabbings to resume: police [Video]Terror probe into Sydney stabbings to resume: police

New South Wales police on Wednesday (August 14) said they are continuing to investigate potential terror links of a man who went on a stabbing rampage in downtown Sydney on Tuesday (August 13), killing..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:10Published

'Instinct' helped Brits restrain Sydney attacker [Video]'Instinct' helped Brits restrain Sydney attacker

Three men who helped restrain a knife-wielding man in Sydney who went stabbing rampage in downtown Sydney said they would do it all again on Wednesday. Francesca Lynagh reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

Man restrained by public in Sydney after stabbing rampage - police [Video]Man restrained by public in Sydney after stabbing rampage - police

A man armed with a knife was restrained in Sydney's central business district on Tuesday by members of the public after a woman was stabbed and another was found dead. Mia Womersley reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:05Published

Man restrained by public in Sydney after stabbing woman - police [Video]Man restrained by public in Sydney after stabbing woman - police

A man armed with a knife was restrained in Sydney's central business district on Tuesday by members of the public after stabbing a woman, police said. Mia Womersley reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:56Published

Australian police praise Britons who detained stabbing suspect [Video]Australian police praise Britons who detained stabbing suspect

Australian police and witnesses say a knife-wielding man has attempted to stab several people in Sydney before being arrested. One woman was taken to hospital and police are investigating if the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:14Published

Moment knife-wielding suspect is apprehended in Sydney [Video]Moment knife-wielding suspect is apprehended in Sydney

Three Britons have described the “very surreal” moment they apprehended a knife-wielding man in Sydney moments after he allegedly stabbed a woman to death. Police and witnesses said the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:48Published

Deliveroo launches helicopter dining experience [Video]Deliveroo launches helicopter dining experience

Deliveroo has just launched trials of a helicopter dining experience at 1,000ft. Named ‘Roocopter One’ the vehicle will take customers above London, whilst they enjoy take out from the takeaway..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:02Published

Australia signs new NATO partnership [Video]Australia signs new NATO partnership

Australia's Defence Minister Linda Reynolds and NATO's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg sign a new joint partnership on Wednesday (August 7) to co-operate more closely. Rough cut – no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:32Published

Canadian police scale down search for teen murder suspects [Video]Canadian police scale down search for teen murder suspects

Canadian police said on Wednesday they are scaling back an intensive week-long search in the northern Manitoba wilderness for two teenagers charged with killing a university lecturer and suspected in..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

Van packed with drugs slams into Australian police car [Video]Van packed with drugs slams into Australian police car

A clumsy driver led police to a A$200 million ($140 million) drug bust in Australia on Monday (July 22) after he crashed a van laden with 270 kg (600 lb) of methamphetamines into a patrol car parked..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:59Published

At least 35 people suffer minor injuries after Air Canada flight hit by severe turbulence [Video]At least 35 people suffer minor injuries after Air Canada flight hit by severe turbulence

An Air Canada flight bound for Sydney was diverted to Hawaii on Thursday after experiencing severe turbulence. 35 people suffered minor injuries.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:56Published

Deutsche Bank Slammed For Golden Parachutes [Video]Deutsche Bank Slammed For Golden Parachutes

Deutsche Bank is being slammed for paying out millions to departing senior managers. The German bank's turbulent 14 months culminated in 18,000 jobs being cut across its offices from Sydney to New..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Australian boy falls between train and platform [Video]Australian boy falls between train and platform

The moment a boy falls into the gap between train and platform is shown on video shot earlier in 2019 but released by Sydney Trains on Tuesday. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:32Published

Australian police say arrests foiled terror plot [Video]Australian police say arrests foiled terror plot

Counter-terror police have made three arrests in Sydney that they say foiled a terror attack, and are part of an investigation into Islamic State-inspired activity. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published

A blanket of fog shrouds Sydney and disrupts flights [Video]A blanket of fog shrouds Sydney and disrupts flights

Fog engulfed Sydney's world famous harbour for the second time this month on Saturday (June 29), causing delays and flight cancellations.

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

Folau headed for court after mediation with Rugby Australia fails [Video]Folau headed for court after mediation with Rugby Australia fails

Conciliation hearing between former player Israel Folau and Rugby Australia fails, now the fullback will take his termination case to the Federal Court.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:38Published

 

Thousands protest abortion bill in Sydney

Holding aloft crosses, images of Jesus and signs saying "stand for life", thousands have gathered in Sydney to protest against a bill to decriminalise abortion.
SBS - Published

Sydney universities hiding from the facts about Chinese students

Every semester I have Chinese students in my classes who struggle to have even basic conversations with me about their homework.
The Age - Published

Don't fear the mainland Chinese students who marched in Sydney

I was fortunate I was exposed to information that challenged my pre-existing views. Many other students do not have this chance.
The Age - Published

Hong Kong activists face off around Australia

Hundreds of pro-democracy activists have gathered peacefully in Sydney in support of protesters in Hong Kong.
SBS - Published

Sydney activists back Hong Kong protesters

Hundreds of pro-democracy activists have gathered peacefully in Sydney in support of protesters in Hong Kong.
SBS - Published

Students free to study instead of sit exams

At a school in Sydney's north-west, students write their own textbooks, learn maths through stories and up to 80 per cent forgo the HSC.
The Age - Published

Michaela Dunn's death: a sad statistic in a growing Sydney trend

Young women like Michaela Dunn are increasingly working in Sydney's unregulated sex industry reports Helen Pitt.
The Age - Published

Hundreds gather in Sydney for police-heavy pro-China rally

Hundreds of supporters of pro-China groups in Sydney have rallied against Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests, calling for a "peaceful resolution" to ongoing unrest.
SBS - Published

Alleged Sydney stabber to defend murder charge

Sydney man Mert Ney intends to defend charges including murder for killing a sex worker and stabbing a woman during an alleged knife rampage in the CBD.
SBS - 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

Mert Ney will defend Sydney stabbing charges on mental health grounds: lawyer

Mr Ney's lawyer also requested medication for his client's mental health and leg injuries.
The Age - Published

Sydney man 'more extreme than IS' jailed

A Sydney man has been sentenced to five years and five months in prison after he travelled to Turkey to join IS but found it wasn't extreme enough.
SBS - 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

Alleged Sydney stabber released from hospital and charged with murder

Twenty-year-old Sydney man Mert Ney has been charged with murder, attempted murder and other offences over an alleged stabbing rampage in the city centre.
SBS - Published

Fire death unlikely self-inflicted, murder trial hears

It's likely accelerant was poured or thrown over a Sydney woman who died from burns, her husband's murder trial has been told.
SBS - Published

Sydney lawyer named as chair-wielding hero

Lawyer John Bamford has reluctantly come forward after he was filmed using a cafe chair to fend off the man accused of a Sydney stabbing rampage.
SBS - Published

'Incredible, true delight': Sydney CBD murder victim Michaela Dunn remembered

The man accused of killing a Sydney woman described by friends as "incredible" remans in hospital after he allegedly went on a stabbing rampage in the CBD.
SBS - Published

Terrifying, but not terrorism: the distinction matters in the Clarence Street tragedy

The tragic knife attack in Sydney's CBD on Tuesday may have looked, in those six minutes of chaos, like a terrorist act. It wasn't, and the distinction matters.
The Age - Published

'Sorry a million times': Sister of Sydney stabbing suspect speaks out

"I don't want to meet him. If this happened to, like, someone like family member that you know, like, you wouldn't want to go near them. Something so despicable..."
The Age - Published

Sydney stabbing suspect expected to be charged with murder over CBD rampage

A 20-year-old Sydney man is expected to be released from hospital to police custody and face charges this afternoon.
SBS - Published

Alleged Sydney CBD stabber under police guard in hospital

A man with a history of mental health issues is expected to be charged after he allegedly killed a woman and then went on a stabbing rampage in Sydney's CBD.
SBS - Published

Sydney 'heroes' describe how they tackled alleged knifeman

Sydney man Paul O'Shaughnessy, his brother Luke and friend Lee were working when they sprung into action to help stop a man wielding a knife in Sydney's CBD.
SBS - Published

SBS World News bulletin: 13/8/19

SBS News wraps-up all the national and international news including: China has accused Hong Kong protesters of showing signs of Terrorism after a sit-in which shutdown the airport, a deadly stabbing..
SBS - Published

Immigration minister to focus on regional migration, international students

David Coleman MP has said the "more skilled, the better" when it comes to Australia's migration intake during a speech in Sydney.
SBS - 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

Neighbour saw woman ablaze after scream, murder trial hears

A Sydney woman heard a blood-curdling scream before seeing her neighbour ablaze, a murder-trial jury has been told.
SBS - Published

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

A woman was taken to hospital after she was 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

Witnesses explain how they pinned down the Sydney stabbing suspect with a crate

Sydney man Paul O'Shaughnessy, his brother Luke and friend Lee were working when they sprung into action to help stop a man wielding a knife in Sydney's CBD.
SBS - 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

Major police operation underway in Sydney amid reports of stabbing

A police operation is underway in Sydney's CBD with multiple police, fire and ambulance vehicles racing to the scene amid reports of a stabbing.
SBS - 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

Australia's media executives are fronting a major press freedom inquiry today

The heads of Australia's major media organisations will appear before a parliamentary inquiry into press freedom and national security in Sydney on Tuesday.
SBS - Published

Media executives front press freedom probe

The heads of Australia's major media organisations will appear before a parliamentary inquiry into press freedom and national security in Sydney on Tuesday.
SBS - Published

Sydney man denies fire-murder of wife

A Sydney woman was seen on fire minutes after saying "my husband nearly killed me", but he says she burned herself, his murder trial has been told
SBS - Published

Man dies in Thredbo skiing accident as wild weather batters Australia’s south-east

A severe weather warning for Sydney has been cancelled but eastern NSW will continue to be battered by vigorous winds and hazardous surf over the weekend.
SBS - Published

Wild weather: Australia’s south-eastern states to shiver throughout weekend

A severe weather warning for Sydney has been cancelled but eastern NSW will continue to be battered by vigorous winds and hazardous surf over the weekend.
SBS - Published

One arrested as protesters face off outside Sydney’s conservative conference

Protesters gathered Saturday outside Sydney's Conservative Political Action Conference.
SBS - Published

'A snake': Nigel Farage celebrates the demise of Malcolm Turnbull

Nigel Farage has received a rousing reception at a major conservative conference in Sydney.
SBS - Published

A new research centre is giving fresh hope to Australians who have been paralysed for years

Restoring movement in those who have had spinal cord injuries is the goal of a new centre in Sydney, with treatment based on innovative research finding success in the US.
SBS - Published

Weather warnings in place across south-eastern Australian states

A severe weather warning for Sydney has been cancelled but eastern NSW will continue to be battered by vigorous winds and hazardous surf over the weekend.
SBS - Published

The Sydney bakery equipping refugees with the skills to thrive in Australia

At The Bread and Butter Project, refugees and asylum seekers are being given work experience to help them succeed in their new home.
SBS - Published

Serial killer Ivan Milat spends night in hospital

Serial killer Ivan Milat, who has cancer, has spent the night in a secure annexe of a Sydney hospital for what's believed to a non-life threatening issue.
SBS - Published

Justin Hemmes says Sydney's lockout laws must go

Pub and restaurant baron Justin Hemmes has told an inquiry that Sydney's lockout laws have served their purpose and it's time for them to go.
SBS - Published

Lockout laws must go: Justin Hemmes

Pub and restaurant baron Justin Hemmes has told an inquiry that Sydney's lockout laws have served their purpose and it's time for them to go.
SBS - Published

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