Coral bleaching has been detected in Sydney Harbour. The damaging phenomenon is blamed on warming sea-surface temperatures.
Turkey has put on the agenda an issue of establishing a free trade area with the Customs Union.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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