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First signs of coral bleaching in Sydney Harbour: scientists
First signs of coral bleaching in Sydney Harbour: scientists

Coral bleaching has been detected in Sydney Harbour. The damaging phenomenon is blamed on warming sea-surface temperatures.

First signs of coral bleaching in Sydney Harbour: scientists
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Turkey willing to join free trade area with Customs Union

Turkey has put on the agenda an issue of establishing a free trade area with the Customs Union.

Turkey willing to join free trade area with Customs Union
'Backpackers found living in squalor' after Sydney fire
'Backpackers found living in squalor' after Sydney fire

At least 15 people, reportedly backpackers from Japan and South Korea "living in squalor" in minibuses, a shipping container and a caravan, had to be rescued from a raging Sydney fire.

'Backpackers found living in squalor' after Sydney fire
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Woman lay dead in Sydney house for nearly eight years

An elderly lady lay dead in her inner city home for nearly eight years before her skeletal remains were found, an inquest heard Thursday, in a case dubbed "the woman Sydney forgot" by local media.

Woman lay dead in Sydney house for nearly eight years
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'Nairobbery' grapples with pre-Christmas crime wave

Sydney advertising executive Patrick Richer led the typical Nairobi expatriate lifestyle, living in a home in a leafy part of the city, protected by high walls and round-the-clock security.

'Nairobbery' grapples with pre-Christmas crime wave
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Sydney's 'Asian high-roller' casino wins state backing

Gambling mogul James Packer on Tuesday said international tourists want to see man-made attractions and not spend their holidays "looking at Ayers Rock" as his plan for a $1.5 billion Sydney casino won crucial support.

Sydney's 'Asian high-roller' casino wins state backing
Opera House at 40 is Australia's top icon
Opera House at 40 is Australia's top icon

Sydney's celebrated Opera House was Thursday declared Australia's best-known icon ahead of its 40th birthday this weekend, in a report that said it was worth Aus$775 million to the economy every year.

Opera House at 40 is Australia's top icon
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Sydney set to sparkle for gay pride parade

Up to 300,000 spectators were Saturday expected to brave the rain to watch Sydney's annual Mardi Gras gay pride parade, with an emphasis on the political as the nation prepares for elections.

Sydney set to sparkle for gay pride parade
Fire breaks out at Australian nuclear facility
Fire breaks out at Australian nuclear facility

A fire broke out at a nuclear research reactor in Sydney Tuesday, but authorities said the blaze was brought under control and there appeared to be no damage to the reactors.

Fire breaks out at Australian nuclear facility
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Smartphones to light up Sydney's New Year show

Sydney's world-famous New Year's Eve fireworks will go interactive with a smartphone-powered light show, officials announced Thursday, with ambassador Kylie Minogue calling on the city to embrace.

Smartphones to light up Sydney's New Year show

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