Gulf Times - Sydney
Troops to enforce Sydney lockdown as Brisbane extends virus curbs

Troops to enforce Sydney lockdown as Brisbane extends virus curbs

Troops hit Sydney's streets on Monday to help enforce its prolonged lockdown, as stay-at-home orders in Australia's third-largest city Brisbane were extended to curb a worsening outbreak.

Sydney outbreak a 'national emergency' as cases spike

Sydney outbreak a 'national emergency' as cases spike

Sydney's fast-growing coronavirus outbreak has become a "national emergency," state leaders said Friday, as Australia's largest city reported another record number of new infections.

Sydney isolated from rest of Australia as Covid outbreak grows

Sydney isolated from rest of Australia as Covid outbreak grows

Sydney was isolated from the rest of Australia on Sunday after all of the country's states and territories imposed travel restrictions on its residents as a coronavirus cluster in the city grew to around 70.

Lucky baby anteater escapes birds, falls from tree into care of Australian zoo

Lucky baby anteater escapes birds, falls from tree into care of Australian zoo

A lucky echidna puggle, or baby spiny anteater, that survived an attack by birds and fell from a tree is taking its first steps as zoo keepers in Australia hand-feed the young mammal.

Concern over new Sydney cluster as Australia virus cases surge

Concern over new Sydney cluster as Australia virus cases surge

Sydney residents were warned Monday to put the brakes on partying as a new coronavirus cluster emerged at a city pub on the heels of a major outbreak in Melbourne.

Drunk driver slams into group of kids, kills 4 in Australia

Drunk driver slams into group of kids, kills 4 in Australia

A drunk driver slammed his pickup truck into a group of children in Sydney, killing two sisters, their brother and a cousin and seriously injuring three others, police alleged on Sunday.

Australians protest as bushfire haze sparks health fears

Australians protest as bushfire haze sparks health fears

Thousands of protesters rallied in Sydney on Wednesday demanding urgent climate action from Australia's government, as bushfire smoke choking the city caused health problems to spike.

Giant fire near Sydney may burn for weeks as people struggle to breathe

Giant fire near Sydney may burn for weeks as people struggle to breathe

A giant bushfire on the edge of Sydney, which has blanketed the city in smoke causing a spike in respiratory illnesses and the cancellation of outdoor sports ...

Qantas completes 'double sunrise' test flight from London to Sydney

Qantas completes 'double sunrise' test flight from London to Sydney

Qantas Airways Ltd could place an order for planes capable of ultra long-haul flights early next year, the airline's chief executive said after he completed a 19 hour

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

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

A woman was taken to hospital after being 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 custody ...

Bad driving leads to $140mn drug bust in Sydney

Bad driving leads to $140mn drug bust in Sydney

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

Lights out in Sydney for Earth Hour conservation campaign

Lights out in Sydney for Earth Hour conservation campaign

The Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge were plunged into darkness for an hour Saturday to raise awareness about climate change and its impact on the planet's vanishing biodiversity.