- The Guardian 22:40December 11, 2019New Zealand volcano disaster: confirmed death toll rises to eightTwo more Australians are named among the dead as the father of one victim questions whether his son was fully informed of the risksTwo more people have died from injuries sustained during the eruption of New Zealand’s White Island volcano, bringing the confirmed death toll from the disaster to eight.Seven of those confirmed dead are Australians and one a New Zealander, tour guide Hayden Marshall-Inman. Continue reading...
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- Guardian 05:09December 11, 2019Hanna Cormick: the performance artist who's allergic to the worldThe actor and acrobat’s severe immunological conditions make it risky to share space with an audience. Bringing her new show to Sydney, the bushfire smoke presents another problemHanna Cormick is allergic to the industrialised world. When the Helsinki-born, Canberra-raised actor, acrobat and contortionist is exposed to everyday items such as plastic, pesticides, cigarettes, perfumes, some food odour or even the ink in a book, she is prone to not only hives, throat swelling and anaphylaxis but “very violent” seizures too.The seizures “look like I’ve lost consciousness and my whole body is jerking and moving about on its own”, she explains. They are caused by mast cell activation syndrome, an immunological condition that forces Cormick to spend most of her life in a sealed “safe” room in her mother’s Canberra house. Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 20:11December 10, 2019Sydney looks like a smoke-drenched apocalyptic nightmare. It's all because of a 'perfect storm' of factors.AP Photo/Rick Rycroft Sydney has been blanketed in thick smoke on and off for the past few weeks due to severe bushfires surrounding the city.
The current period of poor air quality in New South Wales is both the "longest" and "most widespread" on record.
While climate change is playing a role in creating extreme bushfire conditions, a "perfect storm" of factors has led to Sydney's smoky state.
In addition to the abnormal bushfire conditions, two atmospheric systems are driving winds through Australia's hot interior.
Visit Insider.com for more stories. Hazy smoke choking the city, which works its way even into air-conditioned apartments, ash falling from the sky, shirts used as makeshift filters and a bright red sun – is this the new summer norm for Sydney?
As bushfires rage around the New South Wales, ensconcing Sydney from all sides, strong winds have blown a blanket of smoke over the city, bringing "hazardous" air quality and a general feeling that this is something largely unprecedented.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Taylor Swift is the world's highest-paid celebrity. Here's how she makes and spends her $360 million.See Also:Here's how much money you have to earn to be considered rich in 42 major US citiesGiorgio Armani just bought a $17.5 million penthouse in NYC. Take a look at how one of the richest men in fashion spends his fortune, from a 213-foot yacht to homes in Italy and the Caribbean.Trump's new major trade deal looks a lot like NAFTA. Here are key differences between them.
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- The Guardian 09:41December 10, 2019Sydney's air 11 times worse than 'hazardous' levels as Australia's bushfires rageBuildings evacuated as fire alarms triggered and ferry fleet groundedSydney disappeared behind a thick layer bushfire smoke that blanketed the city and pushed air quality 11 times higher than considered “hazardous” on Tuesday, while Australia’s weary firefighters faced what authorities warned were the potentially “lethal” combination of high temperatures and heavy winds.Across Sydney, buildings were evacuated regularly as fire alarms were triggered at random. During the morning commute, the sound of the ferries using their fog horns due to the poor visibility filled the area surrounding the harbour before the entire fleet was finally grounded. Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 15:57December 8, 2019I just visited Australia for the first time, and it wasn't just the beaches and BBQ that showed me why it was voted the destination of 2020Insider/Rachel Hosie Australia was just named Travel + Leisure's Destination of the Year for 2020.
As someone who recently returned from visiting the country for the first time, I'm not even remotely surprised by its latest accolade.
I only spent a fortnight in the country — in Sydney and Melbourne, which are two very different cities — but it was enough to make it abundantly clear to me why everyone should visit Australia.
From the beaches to the brunch, here are 14 reasons everyone should plan a trip to Australia in 2020.
Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Australia is hardly an under-the-radar destination.
Popular with all sorts of tourists, from backpackers to pensioners from across the world, the country offers something for everyone.
In November 2019, Australia was announced as Travel + Leisure's Destination of the Year for 2020.
That same month, I visited the country for the first time, and despite only visiting Australia's two main cities, Sydney and Melbourne, it was immediately clear to me why it won its latest accolade.
Here are 14 reasons you should visit Australia.1. The coastline.
The Bondi-Coogee coastal walk in Sydney is a tourist essential for a reason: it's stunning. You walk along rugged cliffs looking down at clear blue sea and crashing waves.
2. The beaches. Whether you prefer something quiet and secluded ...
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- Huffington Post UK 11:53December 6, 2019NSW Fires: Apocalyptic Pictures Show Sydney Choking In Smoke
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- New York Times 11:47December 6, 2019Australia Burns Again, and Now Its Biggest City Is ChokingIn Sydney, fresh air and ocean breezes have long been treated as a daily birthright. Not anymore.
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- New York Times 11:12December 6, 2019Australia Burns Again — and Now, Its Biggest City Is ChokingIn Sydney, fresh air and ocean breezes have long been treated as a daily birthright. Not anymore.
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- The Guardian 09:05December 6, 2019NSW fires live: three bushfires merge north of Sydney – latest updatesGospers Mountain, Paddock Mountain and Little L Complex fires overlap, and there are now nine emergency warnings in NSW as fire conditions worsen along Australia’s New South Wales and Queensland coasts 6.02am GMT For tomorrow, there is a severe fire danger warning in place for the New England and northern slopes of New South Wales.There is a very high fire danger warning in place for the far north coast, greater Hunter, greater Sydney region, central ranges, and north western.The Bureau of Meterology hasn’t yet issued its warnings for Queensland tomorrow. 5.55am GMT The Paddocks Run and Little L fires have dropped to watch and act, bringing down the number of emergency warning level fires to seven.Watch and Act - Paddocks Run and Little L (Singleton LGA) These two fires have dropped to Watch and Act alert status due to reduced fire activity. #nswfires #nswrfs pic.twitter.com/RZvy7V72zX Continue reading...
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- Guardian 20:00November 21, 2019Mia Wasikowska on Judy & Punch and gendered violence: 'How do you break that cycle?'The actor’s new film – a feminist take on the puppet show – is a dark revenge tale for the #MeToo ageMia Wasikowska is distracted. Her eyes flicker between me and the doorway at the boutique cinema where we meet in Sydney, as patrons bustle out. She’s hyperaware of the flurrying chaos; it’s clear she feels more comfortable in the quiet.“I always find it trippy when I do press at home … I feel almost too relaxed and I’m not in the mode of doing this,” the Canberra-born actor says, waving her hand at the general surroundings. “You know,” she pauses. “It’s nice.” Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 08:32November 19, 201913 photos show Sydney under a blanket of smoke as bushfires continue to ravage the regionMark Kolbe/Getty Images Sydney, Australia's most populated city, is being choked by a thick blanket of smoke from nearby brushfires.
At least six people have died since the fires started, and more than 420 homes have been destroyed in the past two weeks alone.
Pictures of the city show Sydney's most iconic areas covered by a thick, gray layer. Australia's most populated city was covered with a thick blanket of smoke on Tuesday as bushfires in nearby regions continue to cause devastating damage to Australian communities and wildlife.
A series of major wildfires have hit Australia's eastern coastal states of New South Wales and Queensland. As of 4 p.m. local time on Tuesday, there were several major bushfires burning in New South Wales, the nearest one in Gosper's Mountain located some 200 kilometers (125 miles) from Sydney.
According to the New South Wales air quality control index, areas in Sydney's north-west and east reported "hazardous" levels of pollutants in the air. The government warned that conditions would be "unhealthy for sensitive people, and could cause symptoms, especially in people with heart or lung disease."
The heavy smoke made Sydney the 12th worst city in the world for air quality, behind global hubs with notoriously bad air quality like Delhi, Mumbai, and Mongolia's capital of Ulaanbaatar.
According to the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, in addition to the smokey haze, Sydney was also experiencing a heatwave with temperatures soaring to 34 degrees Celsius (93 degrees Fahrenheit).
Sydney is home to around 5 million people, equal to roughly one-fifth of the country's population of 25 million.
Here are 13 pictures that show Sydney under siege as fires continue to rage in the distance. The entire Sydney skyline was clouded by smoke on Tuesday.
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New South Wales remains under severe or very high fire danger warnings.
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In Sydney's Central area, tall skyscrapers were barely visible in the distance.
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- The Guardian(UK) 23:18November 18, 2019Sydney smoke: city covered in thick haze as more than 50 bushfires burn across NSWPeople with asthma or respiratory illness should stay inside, health authorities warn Sydney has woken up to a thick blanket of smoke over the city as New South Wales heads into the first of two “tough days” this week, with temperatures likely to rise to the 40s and little-to-no rainfall forecast.Most of the state’s east coast is under severe or very high fire danger ratings, with more than 50 bushfires burning, of which 28 remain uncontained. Continue reading...
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- Huffington Post UK 11:27November 15, 2019Qantas' Direct London To Sydney Flight Makes History As World's Longest Non-Stop Trip
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- Huffington Post UK 19:12November 13, 2019Bushfires: What Causes Them?
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- Huffington Post UK 13:06November 13, 2019Australia Bushfires: Millions Of Acres Left Destroyed
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- Guardian 05:52November 13, 2019Cases challenging mobile phone detection cameras could clog NSW courts, MPs warnLegislation that reverses onus of proof described as ‘a dangerous precedent’New South Wales courts could be flooded with tens of thousands of cases every year if the NSW government moves ahead with plans to roll out cameras that use artificial intelligence to detect drivers using their mobile phones, a parliamentary committee has warned.The state parliament is considering legislation that would allow mobile phone detection cameras to be placed around NSW to capture drivers using their mobile phones while behind the wheel. The government estimates that there were at least 158 casualties on NSW roads between 2012 and 2018 involving mobile phones. Continue reading...
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- Guardian 04:09November 13, 2019Steamrollers, explosions, and 'cartoon violence': the artistic eruptions of Cornelia ParkerThe launch of her first major show in the southern hemisphere sees the UK artist trying to disrupt the cosy and suburbanCornelia Parker is softly spoken and bird-like; an artist who peppers her conversation with nervous little laughs. Yet her work is all about blowing things up.Over her career, the Turner prize-shortlisted English artist, who was appointed an Order of the British Empire in 2010, has made a name treating objects with what she terms “cartoon violence”. Silver cutlery has been crushed with a steamroller. A garden shed has been blown to smithereens. Wedding rings have been stretched. And stretched. And stretched. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian 02:35November 13, 2019NSW and Qld fires: bushfire conditions worsen in Queensland amid some 'relief' in New South Wales – liveCatastrophic fire conditions in New South Wales ease, but dozens of bushfires remain burning with two at emergency level. In Queensland, 60 fires are burning with strong winds and temperatures in mid-30s forecast to make for hazardous conditions• Factcheck: are greens really stopping bushfire hazard reduction? • Open thread: tell us how you’re affected by the fires • Sydney suburb in the pink after surviving bushfire emergency• If you are in a bushfire affected area stay tuned to your local emergency broadcaster. Full alerts can be found here for NSW and here for Queensland 11.35pm GMT Four alleged breaches of the NSW total fire ban have occurred this week, according to NSW police. The first was a 27-year-old man who lit a small campfire at Wallacia in Sydney’s west on Monday to boil water for tea, AAP reports. He extinguished the flames when authorities arrived and was fined $2200. 11.27pm GMT Despite the cool change, #Fire Danger Ratings remain elevated in northeast #NSW. In at risk areas stay alert and prepared. For the latest weather warnings: https://t.co/HjiBavhofB For the latest #NSWRFS fire information and on how to prepare: https://t.co/OgsJTM2FV4 pic.twitter.com/b0vYIFaWHa Continue reading...
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- Flashbak 01:50November 13, 2019Incredibly Stylish Mugshots From The 1920s“Money lost – little lost. Honour lost — much lost. Pluck lost – all lost” ― E. W. Hornung, Raffles: The Amateur Cracksman These mugshot portraits – we’d call them pictures but their style demands more – are part of 2500 “special photographs” taken by New South Wales Police Department photographers between 1910 and … Continue reading "Incredibly Stylish Mugshots From The 1920s"
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- Flashbak 19:14November 12, 2019Sydney Illuminations (1908 -1925) – Australia Welcomes the United States Great White Fleet in a Blaze of LightsThe Australian National Maritime Museum has these terrific pictures of ‘Sydney Illuminations’, when ships, buildings and the quay were lit up to hail visiting vessels. The 1908 visit of the United States Great White Fleet was “Magnificent! Splendid! Beautiful!”, the battleships lined from bow to stern in “dazzling brilliance”. For the International Fleet Review, new … Continue reading "Sydney Illuminations (1908 -1925) – Australia Welcomes the United States Great White Fleet in a Blaze of Lights"
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- The Guardian 03:06November 12, 2019NSW and Qld fires: Sydney region faces 'catastrophic' bushfires danger – liveNew South Wales residents prepare for catastrophic fire conditions across Greater Sydney, Hunter and Illawarra/Shoalhaven with strong winds and high temperatures forecast as dozens of bushfires continue to burn across Queensland and Australia’s east coast• NSW fires: almost 600 schools closed today amid catastrophic bushfire conditions • Catastrophic fire danger: what does it mean?• If you are in a bushfire affected area stay tuned to your local emergency broadcaster. Full alerts can be found here for NSW and here for Queensland 12.01am GMT The Sydney protest also heard a message from Sian, a schoolgirl on the north coast, who lost her home and said the fires were unlike anything we’ve seen before.“The fire was unstoppable,” she said. “I’ve heard from those who stayed, of walls of flame 40 metres high. It was catastrophic. 12.01am GMT About 1,000 protesters gathered outside Sydney’s Parliament House on Macquarie Street for a hastily convened demonstration demanding urgent climate action this morning. Protesters carried signs reading: “Scientists were wrong: it is much worse” and “If now is not the time to talk about the climate emergency, when the hell is?” Continue reading...
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- Huffington Post UK 15:34November 11, 2019Australian Bushfires: Pictures Show Devastating Impact Of Deadly Blaze
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- The Guardian 03:02November 11, 2019NSW and Qld fires: Berejiklian declares state of emergency amid 'catastrophic' bushfire conditions – liveFears for Sydney and the Hunter with conditions set to worsen on Tuesday, while dozens of bushfires continue to burn across Australia’s east coast 12.02am GMT Meanwhile, Sydney radio host Alan Jones has blamed The Greens for the bushfire conditions, referencing a supposed lack of backburning. The 2GB host said there was in fact “room for a bit of politics” in looking at the causes of the current crisis. Let me just say here: I’m not too sure what government can do in the light of this. It is a frightening spectacle. But I do say it is room for a bit of politics as far as I’m concerned. Natale, the Greens leader, talks about it being a ‘climate emergency’. No, Mr Di Natale, you and your mob won’t allow, and you’re full of these local government areas where there’s fuel on the floor, can’t be cleared, we take too long, and now he’s running for cover and saying it’s a ‘climate emergency’ 11.53pm GMT Western Australian farmer, and 2010 Australian rural woman of the year, Sue Middleton is the latest regional Australian to take aim at deputy PM Michael McCormack’s comments earlier today. McCormack had said linking climate change to worsening bushfires was “woke capital-city greenies ravings”.Business gets it, insurance industry gets it, banks get it, markets get it, resellers get it, smart farm consultants get it, state govt gets it, WA National party gets it. We get it. The charities and fire services get it. This isn't about urban vs rural aust. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian 10:49November 10, 2019NSW and Queensland fires: Sydney to face catastrophic fire danger for first timeMore than 130 bushfires continue to burn, with three people dead and 150 properties destroyed, and conditions set to worsenThe greater Sydney region will face catastrophic fire danger on Tuesday for the first time since the rating was introduced and fire authorities say conditions in other parts of New South Wales could also be set to worsen.The warning was issued as more than 80 fires continued to burn in the north of the state late on Sunday. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian 03:21October 30, 2019Hundreds of koalas feared burned alive in out-of-control bushfire near Port MacquarieBlaze around Lake Innes and Lake Cathie in northern NSW has destroyed more than 2,000 hectares and spread smoke haze to SydneyHundreds of koalas are feared to have died in an out-of-control bushfire in northern New South Wales which has raged unchecked for days in the heartland of their prime habitat.The blaze, reportedly caused by a lightning strike near Port Macquarie, has burned more than 2,000 hectares, including an important koala breeding ground. Continue reading...
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- New York Times 00:00October 25, 2019A Chapter Is Closing at Uluru. But There’s More to This Australian Story.While banning climbing at the iconic rock is a once-unthinkable victory for an Aboriginal people, they still face material hardship and a measure of resistance.
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- Business Insider 23:22October 21, 2019How architects use feng shui to design famous buildingsFeng shui about creating harmony by finding ways to connect manmade things with nature through design.
Architects from around the world have made major design decisions based on feng shui.
Some of the popular buildings that were inspired by feng shui principles are the Louvre Museum, the Sydney Opera House, Columbus Circle, and more. Visit Insider.com for more stories. The following is a transcript of the video.
Narrator: 1990. The famous Bank of China building became the newest addition to the Hong Kong skyline with its sharp, pointed edges. Soon after the building was opened, the bank next door reported huge losses and two other businesses filed for bankruptcy. Those businesses specifically blame the design of the Bank of China building for causing this catastrophe. Why? Because with those sharp edges, that building shirks the principles of feng shui, supposedly cutting through the skyline's good fortune. It may seem like superstition, but architects from around the world have made major design decisions based on feng shui, decisions that we can see and that may even affect our lives.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:How Sperry boat shoes are madeHow Nalgene makes its water bottlesHow protein bars are made
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- Huffington Post UK 11:26October 20, 2019Longest Ever Non-Stop Passenger Flight Lands In Sydney, More Than 19 Hours After Leaving New York
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- Speedhunters.com 04:00October 17, 2019Time Crunch: Under Pressure At WTACIt was getting late. It was time to find some garlic chicken and recharge some batteries. As I rolled back through pit lane to leave SMSP last night, I spared a thought for those fighting issues in their garages. Under Suzuki is no stranger to WTAC’s Royal Purple Pro class, and he returns to Australia […]
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- Flashbak 21:45October 11, 2019A Youth Without a Future? – Australian Teenage Life in 1949The Australian magazine PIX had already covered the newfangled teenagers in 1946. Three years later they had another look and this time spent the article complaining about the creeping Americanism. Despite the WW2 US forces that had been stationed in Australia now gone the Australian teenagers, like most throughout the world, looked towards American for … Continue reading "A Youth Without a Future? – Australian Teenage Life in 1949"
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- New York Times 12:00September 21, 2019Sydney Is for the Birds. The Bigger and Bolder, the Better.Australia’s largest city has a rare superpower: It turns urbanites into bird people, and birds into urbanites. Interacting with the huge avian population is a daily adventure and (mostly) a delight.
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- Huffington Post UK 17:39September 20, 201919 Climate Strike Pictures That Show How Massive Protests Really Are
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- Flashbak 13:36September 20, 2019The Women of “The Women” Relax on Sydney’s Tamarama Beach in 1939 Mary Haines learns from a gossipy manicurist that her husband, Stephen, is having an affair with a shop-girl named Crystal which soon ends her marriage. So begins Clare Boothe’s The Women, which was a huge hit on Broadway in 1936 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, where it ran for 657 performances with an all-female … Continue reading "The Women of “The Women” Relax on Sydney’s Tamarama Beach in 1939"
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- Flashbak 22:46September 19, 2019Wonderful Photos of Early Australian Bike CultureThe archive of the State Library of New South Wales has curated these marvellous pictures of Australians enjoying the freedom of bicycles.
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- Flashbak 10:51September 7, 2019“The Future is Ours” – Sydney Teenagers in 1946A report about teenagers in Sydney Australia in Pix Magazine - July 1946
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- Flashbak 11:18August 26, 2019The Tattooed Venus and the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Sydney 1937In 1937 Fred Harris had a small shop in Sussex Street, Sydney. Sailors provided most of the canvases for Fred’s skin paintings but he also tattooed horses on jockeys, flowers on legs and women with beauty spots. Among the more popular tattoos were Australian flags and Kangaroos for sailors of the visiting American Fleet. The … Continue reading "The Tattooed Venus and the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Sydney 1937"
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- The Guardian 06:05August 17, 2019Sydney stabbing accused Mert Ney to defend charges 'on grounds of mental illness'Bail formally refused as Ney appears before Parramatta court The man accused of murdering a woman in a Sydney unit before stabbing another woman in the CBD will defend the charges on the grounds of his mental health.Mert Ney, 20, was on Friday night charged with murder, attempted murder, wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, intentionally choking with recklessness and common assault. Continue reading...
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- Observer 14:00August 16, 2019Cate Blanchett Is Selling Her Secluded Vanuatu Island Beach Retreat for $1.45 MillionShe bought the vacation home in 2011.
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- The Guardian 08:19August 14, 2019Michaela Dunn identified as victim who died in Sydney stabbing attackThe family of the 24-year-old woman, whose body was found in a Clarence Street unit after Tuesday’s rampage, asked for privacyThe woman murdered in a vicious knife attack in Sydney has been named as Michaela Dunn.The 24-year-old was allegedly killed at an apartment on Clarence Street in city’s CBD on Tuesday by Mert Ney, a 20-year-old who police say had a history of mental health issues. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian 07:15August 14, 2019Family of Sydney CBD stabbing accused apologises 'a million times' to victimsA relative of Mert Ney said family had been devastated by the killing of a young woman, confirmed they were not religious A young relative of Mert Ney, who allegedly killed one woman and stabbed another in Sydney on Tuesday, has said she wants to “say sorry a million times” to his alleged victims, and never wants to speak to him again.On Wednesday, the young woman, who was visibly shaken and declined to give her name and age spoke to media who had swarmed Ney’s home in western Sydney. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian 02:12August 14, 2019Sydney stabbing: Mert Ney faces murder charge after CBD rampagePolice search family home of 20-year-old suspect, who has spent night in hospital What we know so far about the Sydney CBD knife attack A man who allegedly killed a woman in Sydney’s central business district before attacking others on a busy city street is expected to be charged with murder on Wednesday.Officers have been searching Mert Ney’s family home in Marayong in Sydney’s west after Tuesday’s violent rampage, as well as another address at Blacktown. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian(UK) 12:00August 13, 2019Sydney stabbing: one woman killed and one injured in 'terrifying carnage'Police say 21-year-old suspect from western Sydney was carrying information on extremist ideologies when arrested in CBDAs it happened: man had history of mental illness, police sayWhat we know so far about the Sydney CBD knife attackA man who allegedly stabbed a woman to death in Sydney’s central business district before attacking others on a busy city street with a butcher’s knife was arrested carrying information about terrorist attacks and extremist ideologies on a USB drive.But police say the man did not have any known links to terror groups, and that he acted alone. The attacks are not being treated as a terrorist attack, the New South Wales police commissioner, Mick Fuller, said on Tuesday night. Continue reading...
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- Huffington Post UK 09:56August 13, 2019Sydney Stabbing: Three British Men 'Helped Take Down Knifeman'
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- The Guardian 07:49August 13, 2019Sydney police incident: reports of armed man in CBD – liveNSW police are telling people to avoid area with operation under way around King and Clarence streets 5.49am BST Dramatic footage of the incident shows the young man walking across the city street, waving a knife and jumping on to the bonnet of a car. The car drives forward and he rolls off the back before walking away, followed by members of the public.He screams: “shoot me, fucking shoot me in the fucking head, shoot me, I want to fucking die.”Just witnessed incredible bravery from members of the public and @FRNSW officers chasing down a man on a stabbing rampage in Sydney’s CBD. He is now under arrest. @7NewsSydney pic.twitter.com/wNKatejHVp 5.38am BST An Uber driver, Leon, told 2GB that a shirtless man covered in blood and carrying a knife, had leapt across the bonnet of his car on Clarence Street. The man was being chased by police and firefighters, he said. The man appeared to be aged 23 to 24 and looked like he was “on something”. Continue reading...
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- Flashbak 19:21August 11, 2019Wonderful Photographs of Sydney Fifty Years AgoThese pictures of Sydney are courtesy of Graham Cosserat – his wonderful photographs can be found here.
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- Huffington Post UK 12:19July 23, 2019Drug Mule Moving Meth Crashed Right Into Police Cars
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- The Guardian 03:38July 17, 2019Lunar eclipse 2019: from Australia to the UK, stargazers enjoy bright side of the moonPhotographers from Sydney to Brasilia capture July’s stunning partial lunar eclipseStargazers around the world have enjoyed a view of a global lunar eclipse, delighting people from Dehli to Dublin.The partial eclipse was visible in nearly every part of the world except for North America and the polar climes of Greenland and northern Russia. Continue reading...
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- Guardian 09:50July 15, 2019Newly opened WestConnex tunnel missing from Google Maps, causing confusion in SydneyMotorists sent up the garden path as controversial M4 East tunnel from Homebush to Haberfield fails to display Google Maps is working to resolve an issue where Sydney’s newly opened WestConnex M4 East motorway – part of Australia’s largest transport infrastructure project – does not display on its map.The 5.5km tunnel, from Homebush to Haberfield, opened on Saturday after controversy over its impact on health, traffic and the mandatory acquisition of homes. Continue reading...
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- Huffington Post UK 13:04July 12, 2019‘Bodies On The Ceiling’: 37 Air Canada Passengers Injured In Extreme Turbulence
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- Flashbak 12:09June 27, 2019Colour Photos of Sydney and New South Wales, 1965-1967In 1966 Robert Menzies, Australia’s longest-serving Prime Minister retired and was succeeded by Harold Holt. It was the year that the Beaumont children were abducted during a visit to Glenelg Beach in Adelaide and never seen again. On 7 April – New South Wales repealed the Sunday Observance Act, allowing theatres and cinemas to open, sporting … Continue reading "Colour Photos of Sydney and New South Wales, 1965-1967"
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