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Sydney locked down for another week as Delta Covid-19 variant spreads

Sydney locked down for another week as Delta Covid-19 variant spreads

The leader of Australia's New South Wales (NSW) state on Wednesday ordered a week-long extension of Sydney's Covid-19 lockdown, warning new cases are bound to rise as the country's biggest city grapples with the highly infectious Delta variant

Australia's New South Wales reports zero Covid-19 cases, fears remain over missing link

Australia's New South Wales reports zero Covid-19 cases, fears remain over missing link

Australia's New South Wales (NSW) state reported zero Covid-19 cases for a fourth straight day on Monday, but concerns about new infections remained as the missing link in a case that has reinstated restrictions continued to elude officials.

With hugs, kisses and a drag duo, border between Australia's two largest states reopens

With hugs, kisses and a drag duo, border between Australia's two largest states reopens

Australia's two biggest states reunited in emotional scenes on Monday as the border - shut for only the second time in 101 years due to the coronavirus pandemic - reopened and the first flights since July landed in Sydney from Melbourne.

Australia closes state border for first time in 100 years after Covid-19 spike

Australia closes state border for first time in 100 years after Covid-19 spike

The border between Australia's two most populous states will close from Tuesday for an indefinite period as authorities scramble to contain an outbreak of the coronavirus in the city of Melbourne.

Australia's biggest state to ease coronavirus lockdown from May 15

Australia's biggest state to ease coronavirus lockdown from May 15

Australia's most populous state, home to Sydney, will allow restaurants, playgrounds and outdoor pools to reopen on Friday as extensive testing has shown the spread of the coronavirus has slowed sharply

'Mega fire' forms north of Sydney

'Mega fire' forms north of Sydney

Several Australian bushfires have combined to form a "mega fire" that is burning out of control across a swathe of land north of Sydney,

Bushfires rage across Australia's east and west as danger rises

Bushfires rage across Australia's east and west as danger rises

Dozens of wild fires burned across broad swaths of Australia's east and west on Saturday and firefighters scrambled to shore up defences ahead of hotter weather and stronger winds expected to bring more danger

'Hundreds of thousands' of fish dead in Australia

'Hundreds of thousands' of fish dead in Australia

"Hundreds of thousands" of fish have died in drought-stricken Australia in the last few days and more mass deaths are likely to occur, the authorities warned Tuesday.

Sri Lankan faces terror charge in Australia

Sri Lankan faces terror charge in Australia

Australian Federal Police Detective Superintendent Michael McTiernan said the charges were "serious and significant".

Helicopter pilot killed fighting Australian bushfire

Helicopter pilot killed fighting Australian bushfire

Australian Associated Press reported that the aircraft, a 1994 Kawasaki BK117, had crashed into a tree.

Shaggy sheep shorn of massive fleece in Australia

Shaggy sheep shorn of massive fleece in Australia

In a social media post that has gone viral, farmer Graeme Bowden shared pictures of the sheep he dubbed "shriek 2".

Australia has third hottest year on record in 2017

Australia has third hottest year on record in 2017

Australia endured one of its hottest years on record in 2017, the nation's chief weather service said, while it was the hottest in more than a century for the country's most populous state, New South Wales.