Gulf Times - Sydney
Sydney school crash driver 'deeply sorry' for tragedy

Sydney school crash driver 'deeply sorry' for tragedy

The incident unfolded at the Banksia Road Public School on Tuesday when the car ploughed into a wooden classroom building with 24 students inside.

Two children die as car ploughs into Australia classroom

Two children die as car ploughs into Australia classroom

The tragedy occurred at the Banksia Road Public School when the car smashed into a wooden classroom building not long after lessons started.

'Fluffy' the great white shark heads back to sea

'Fluffy' the great white shark heads back to sea

A baby great white shark that stunned onlookers when it washed up on a popular Sydney beach was released back into the ocean Tuesday after spending the night in an aquarium.

More than 80,000 hit Sydney streets for City2Surf fun run

More than 80,000 hit Sydney streets for City2Surf fun run

More than 80,000 runners took part in Sydney's annual City2Surf race on Sunday, with 2016 champion Harry Summers defending his title in 42 minutes and 16 seconds, media reported.

Sydney homeless 'tent city' packs up after new law

Sydney homeless 'tent city' packs up after new law

A homeless tent city in the heart of Sydney was being dismantled Friday, after political wrangling over the plight of those sleeping rough in winter sparked criticism and new laws.

Minnesota probes Australian woman's fatal shooting by police

Minnesota probes Australian woman's fatal shooting by police

Officials in Minnesota on Monday were investigating why an Australian woman was shot and killed over the weekend by a police officer responding to a call the woman made about a disturbance outside her home.

Australian man has thumb surgically replaced with toe

Australian man has thumb surgically replaced with toe

An Australian man whose thumb was severed in a cattle herding accident has had a big toe surgically removed and transplanted onto his hand to replace the lost digit.

Sydney to erect barricades to prevent vehicle attacks

Sydney to erect barricades to prevent vehicle attacks

Sydney will install concrete barricades in a prominent pedestrian-only thoroughfare to mitigate against the risk of a vehicle attack by extremists, Australian police said, after recent incidents in Europe and the United States.

Man charged over Australia flight scare

Man charged over Australia flight scare

Passengers on an Australian domestic flight left the plane via an emergency exit Tuesday after a man allegedly left a threatening note in the toilet in what appears to be a prank.

Australian police 'did not act fast enough to deadly siege'

Australian police 'did not act fast enough to deadly siege'

Australian police failed to respond quickly enough to the threat posed by a gunman responsible for a 16-hour siege at a Sydney cafe in 2014 in which three people including the hostage-taker were killed, a coroner said.

Australian government to build Sydney's second airport

Australian government to build Sydney's second airport

The Australian government said on Tuesday it will build a A$5bn ($3.76bn) second international airport in Sydney, ending decades of indecision on the project which private investors deemed too risky and expensive.

Tech billionaire buys Sydney mansion for record price

Tech billionaire buys Sydney mansion for record price

Tech billionaire Scott Farquhar has bought a Sydney waterfront mansion for an Australian record Aus$75mn (US$56mn), a report said on Monday, after the owners resisted selling the 1863-built home to developers.