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Sydney: City in New South Wales, 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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Sydneysiders urged to stay indoors as Australian bushfire smoke blankets city

Strong winds stoked more than 100 fires across Australia's east coast on Tuesday, blanketing Sydney in hazardous smoke and prompting health warnings for the country's most populous city.
Reuters - Published

Doctors 'obliged to speak on climate risk' as smoke blankets Sydney

High temperatures mixed with changeable winds will likely spread flames in different directions and pose challenges for tired NSW firefighters.
SBS - Published

Videos for Sydney


Hazardous bushfire smoke smothers Sydney [Video]Hazardous bushfire smoke smothers Sydney

Strong winds stoked more than 100 fires across Australia's east coast on Tuesday, blanketing Sydney in hazardous smoke and prompting health warnings for the country's most populous city. Lauren Anthony..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:07Published

Smoke covers Sydney as wildfires continue to burn [Video]Smoke covers Sydney as wildfires continue to burn

Thick smoke from wildfires has shrouded Sydney and its surrounding areas, with health experts warning residents with medical conditions to remain indoors. The Sydney skyline was barely visible, with..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:46Published

Bushfires continue to burn across Australia's east coast [Video]Bushfires continue to burn across Australia's east coast

Dozens of wild fires burned across Australia's east coast on Saturday as firefighters scrambled to shore up defenses ahead of hotter weather expected next week.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:45Published

Non-stop flight from London to Sydney believed to have set record [Video]Non-stop flight from London to Sydney believed to have set record

A non-stop Qantas flight from London to Sydney is believed to have set a long-distance record for a passenger jet. The aircraft left Heathrow around 6am local time on Thursday and touched down in..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:05Published

A look inside Qantas' London-Sydney test flight [Video]A look inside Qantas' London-Sydney test flight

Qantas Airways completed a 19 -hour and 19-minute non-stop test flight from London to Sydney on Friday, as it nears a decision on whether to order planes for what would be the world's longest-ever..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:51Published

Safety the priority after WRC Australian Rally cancellation [Video]Safety the priority after WRC Australian Rally cancellation

Devastating bush fires near the Coffs Harbour-based event prove too risky, Australian Rally organisers say.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:57Published

Design unveiled for new Sydney international airport [Video]Design unveiled for new Sydney international airport

British architectural firm Zaha Hadid Architects and Sydney-based Cox Architecture have won a competition to build the new Western Sydney International Airport.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 00:56Published

Sydney braces as Australia prepares for 'catastrophic' bushfires [Video]Sydney braces as Australia prepares for 'catastrophic' bushfires

City covered by haze with authorities warning hot, windy weather could lead to fires in bushland parched by drought.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:40Published

Australia's Sydney given 'catastrophic' wildfire warning [Video]Australia's Sydney given 'catastrophic' wildfire warning

A vast area of eastern Australia has been given one of the country's most serious wildfire warnings.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:45Published

'Leave now': Australians urged to evacuate as 'catastrophic' fires loom [Video]'Leave now': Australians urged to evacuate as 'catastrophic' fires loom

Authorities in Australia's New South Wales and Queensland states have declared a state of emergency as the country's eastern region prepared for "catastrophic" fire conditions. Joe Davies reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:26Published

Australian fire authorities issue 'catastrophic warning' for first time in Sydney [Video]Australian fire authorities issue 'catastrophic warning' for first time in Sydney

Australian fire authorities issue 'catastrophic warning' for first time in Sydney

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 04:52Published

Two male penguins, Sphen and Magic, adopt second egg in Australia [Video]Two male penguins, Sphen and Magic, adopt second egg in Australia

Chick hatches after being second adopted egg of same-sex penguin couple

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 00:44Published

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

 

Hazardous bushfire smoke blankets Sydney, residents warned to stay inside

Heavy winds stirred dozens of fires across Australia's east coast on Tuesday, blanketing Sydney in hazardous smoke and prompting health warnings for the country's most populous city.
Reuters - Published

Sydney air quality plummets as NSW residents urged to stay 'vigilant'

High temperatures mixed with changeable winds will likely spread flames in different directions and pose challenges for tired NSW firefighters.
SBS - Published

'Tough day' ahead for NSW as Sydney wakes to thick blanket of smoke

Most of NSW's east coast has been classified as having severe or very high fire danger for Tuesday as the state heads into the first of two 'tough days'.
SBS - Published

NSW bushfires smoke haze blankets Sydney

Most of NSW's east coast has been classified as having severe or very high fire danger for Tuesday as the state heads into the first of two "tough days".
SBS - Published

'Significant Aboriginal heritage': Calls to block ship terminal in Sydney's Yarra Bay

Residents of Sydney's Yarra Bay, MPs and the local Aboriginal Land Council have slammed plans for a new cruise ship terminal.
SBS - Published

Severe NSW fire danger 'still bad days'

Fire danger ratings in northern NSW and Sydney will increase on Sunday, but firefighters are particularly concerned about worsening conditions mid-week.
SBS - Published

NSW bushfires: Fire on Sydney outskirts won't be contained soon

Firefighters have been back-burning through the night to contain a massive blaze before weather conditions deteriorate again.
SBS - Published

NSW bushfires: Firefighters back burn before threat rises on Sydney's north-western outskirts

Firefighters have been back-burning through the night to contain a massive blaze before weather conditions deteriorate again.
SBS - Published

Another total fire ban in place for Sydney as bushfires death toll rises to four

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian identified the fourth fire victim as Mr Barry Parsons, 58, and offered her condolences to his family in Parliament.
The Age - Published

Has #MeToo failed in Australia? It's complicated, says the woman who started it

The founder of the global Me Too movement Tarana Burke is being honoured in Sydney this week during a difficult chapter in its history. Australia’s laws are “debilitating”, she tells SBS News,..
SBS - Published

Sydney man jailed for 20 years over two-tonne drug bust

Judge reveals Jason Drollet had previously served three years in jail for cocaine importation.
The Age - Published

Sydney Sikh community treats exhausted firefighters to home-cooked meal

As the Hornsby Rural Fire Brigade finished containing a fire on Sydney's North Shore, members of the local Sikh community treated them to a much-needed feed.
SBS - Published

Sydney’s Inner West Council scraps Australia Day celebrations to recognise Indigenous Australians

The Inner West Council has voted to move festivities usually held on Australia Day and encourage constituents to attend the Aboriginal Yabun festival.
SBS - Published

Labor pressures Angus Taylor over 'doctored figures' in Clover Moore letter

Angus Taylor's use of doctored documents to attack Sydney's Lord Mayor Clover Moore over travel expenses has come under scrutiny in Senate Estimates.
SBS - Published

'Heinous crime': Two Sydney fires suspected of being deliberately lit

Authorities suspect two fires that started on Tuesday in Turramurra on Sydney's north shore and Loftus in the Royal National Park were deliberately lit.
SBS - Published

Police investigate if fire in Sydney's northern suburbs was deliberately lit

A bushfire on Sydney's upper north shore prompted an aircraft to be diverted where it dropped pink chemical retardant to douse the flames.
SBS - Published

Police investigate Sydney emergency blaze

A bushfire on Sydney's upper north shore prompted an aircraft to be diverted where it dropped pink chemical retardant to douse the flames.
SBS - Published

Aircraft combats Sydney blaze as Australians reel from bushfires

Fires raged across a swathe of Australia's east coast on Tuesday, destroying more homes and shrouding Sydney in smoke from a blaze authorities fear they will be unable to control until next week.
Reuters - Published

Chau Van Kham: Sydney man’s Vietnam terror trial a 'sham', says family

A pro-democracy group has slammed Vietnam for jailing a 70-year-old Sydney man on terrorism charges and challenged Australia on its relations with Hanoi.
SBS - Published

'A really long night': Firefighters urge vigilance as out-of-control bushfires continue to burn

A firefighter has suffered a fractured arm and suspected fractured ribs while battling a bushfire that came dangerously close to homes on Sydney's upper north shore.
SBS - Published

Firefighter suffers fractured arm, ribs battling bushfire in Sydney's upper north shore

A firefighter has suffered a fractured arm and suspected fractured ribs while battling a bushfire that came dangerously close to homes on Sydney's upper north shore.
SBS - Published

Bushfire reaches Sydney's north shore as crews battle 78 fires across NSW

At least one firefighter has reportedly entered cardiac arrest as 78 fires rage across New South Wales.
SBS - Published

Smoke from the NSW bushfires reaches New Zealand as haze blankets Sydney

Sydney residents have woken up to a hazy skyline as the state braces for catastrophic fire danger.
SBS - Published

'My mother was devastated by the loss': Remembrance Day in Sydney

Raising of the Australian flags in bright sunshine either side of the Cenotaph set the scene as the rows of white seating began to fill up.
The Age - Published

How to protect yourself and your property on a 'catastrophic' bushfire danger day

Sydney is facing catastrophic fire conditions for the first time since the current fire ratings were introduced in 2009.
SBS - Published

Meet the man who took over the Pong Su and steered it to Sydney

Nicholas Martin had a very important role in the Pong Su story, but it’s one he’s never talked publicly about until now.
The Age - Published

Catastrophic fire alert for Sydney, Hunter

The NSW Rural Fire Service has declared a catastrophic fire danger rating for Great Sydney and Hunter residents.
SBS - Published

Gladys Berejiklian declares state of emergency in NSW as more than 60 fires rage

More than 1,300 firefighters are battling raging flames across New South Wales as Sydney and the greater Hunter region brace for 'catastrophic' fire conditions on Tuesday.
SBS - Published

For the first time since ratings were introduced, NSW faces 'catastrophic' fire danger

Tuesday looms as a day of "catastrophic" fire danger for the greater Sydney and greater Hunter regions, as fire crews are still dealing with 72 fires.
SBS - Published

RFS raises Sydney fire warning to 'catastrophic'

This is the first time that catastrophic fire danger has been forecast for the city.
The Age - Published

Catastrophic fire danger forecast for NSW for first time since ratings introduced

Tuesday looms as a day of catastrophic fire danger for the greater Sydney and greater Hunter regions, as fire crews are still dealing with 72 fires.
SBS - Published

Australia battles bushfires, prepares for "catastrophic" conditions

Australian firefighters raced on Sunday to contain widespread bushfires that have left three people dead, and warned of "catastrophic" fire conditions ahead, including around the country's biggest city..
Reuters - Published

Catastrophic fire danger forecast for NSW

Tuesday looms as a day of catastrophic fire danger for the greater Sydney and greater Hunter regions, as fire crews are still dealing with 72 fires.
SBS - Published

The strategy that transformed Sydney school's NAPLAN results

A school in Sydney's west where one-fifth of year 3 students came in the bottom two bands of the NAPLAN reading test last year has now lifted all year 3 students into the middle and top bands, after..
The Age - Published

Dambusters bravery remembered in Sydney auction

By the time the third wave of Lancaster aircraft with their bouncing bombs arrived over the Ruhr Valley anti-aircraft fire was coming thick and fast.
The Age - Published

Winners of 2019 SBS National Languages Competition honoured at Sydney ceremony

The winners of the 2019 SBS National Languages Competition have been announced and honoured at a ceremony in Sydney.
SBS - Published

Sydney public school tells parents to buy $500 iPad for nine-year-olds

Parents at Rose Bay Public say the school did not give them a cheaper option and worry about making their children responsible for looking after an expensive tablet.
The Age - Published

Quanne Diec's family mortified as Vinzent Tarantino found not guilty of murder

The family of Quanne Diec say it's difficult to understand how a Sydney jury could have acquitted Vinzent Tarantino of her murder.
SBS - Published

Sydney council moves to scrap Australia Day celebrations in favour of Aboriginal Yabun festival

A local council in Sydney will vote next week on a proposal to change the way January 26 is marked to better reflect the views of Indigenous Australians.
SBS - Published

Vinzent Tarantino found not guilty of murdering Sydney schoolgirl Quanne Diec

Former nightclub bouncer Vinzent Tarantino has been found not guilty of abducting and murdering Sydney schoolgirl Quanne Diec in 1998.
SBS - Published

Calls for removal of Australian doctor from union leadership after comments about women

Pressure is mounting on Sydney obstetrician Dr Hans Peter Dietz to be removed from the doctors' union leadership committee after comments he made about women in medicine were published by SBS News.
SBS - Published

Refugee Munjed Al Muderis overcomes 'extraordinary' obstacles for NSW top gong

Sydney orthopaedic surgeon, human rights advocate and refugee Munjed Al Muderis has been named NSW's 2020 Australian of the Year.
SBS - Published

'An astonishing omission': Geoffrey Rush defamation findings challenged

An appeal by Nationwide News against Geoffrey Rush's defamation win has started in Sydney's Federal Court.
SBS - Published

Tablet interactive: Rival MCA knees-up for high flyers to get the walls talking

Dual events at one Sydney venue are causing a commotion among the country's elite.
The Age - Published

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