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  • Sep 21, 2014
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New South Wales

Thousands isolated by Australian floodwaters

Thousands of people on Australia’s east coast were cut off on Sunday by floodwaters which have claimed two lives, while violent thunderstorms and a series of reported “mini-tornados” destroyed homes south of Sydney.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Australia firefighters race to beat heat spike

Australian firefighters raced to control a series of blazes on Thursday before a forecast spike in temperatures brings the risk of more infernos, as harrowing stories of survival emerged.

10 Jan 2013 - 4:33pm

Short Sport, December 29, 2012

French pair Armel Le Cleac'h and Francois Gabart continued to dominate the Vendee Globe around-the-world sailing marathon yesterday, with Le Cleac'h easing ahead once again in mid-Pacific Ocean.

29 Dec 2012 - 3:34am

Six degrees

Dominique Strauss-Kahn (below), who quit as chief of the International Monetary Fund in May after being accused of sexually assaulting a maid in New York's Sofitel hotel, was all smiles after being released from house arrest this month. He headed straight to an art show to celebrate his new-found freedom.

17 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

County sings praise of Sydney

The popularity of knock-off Louis Vuitton handbags and mobile phones modelled on Apple's iPhones is just one indication of the insatiable taste for cheap lookalikes among image-conscious mainlanders.

But one county government in Jiangsu has taken that obsession to a new level with its take on an iconic Australian landmark, the Sydney Opera House.

10 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Leave the big smoke behind and head for the pelican coast

Holidaying in Sydney doesn't mean you have to be confined by the city scene.

On Ettalong Beach, a massive pelican seems unperturbed by the squeals of children running along the sand. Instead, it stands in the estuary's gently lapping waters, looking for dinner.

1 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Relaxation Rooms & Suites, Hilton Sydney

What are they? The newly refurbished Hilton Sydney's Relaxation Rooms and Suites have been designed to be enjoyed as a home away from home.

10 May 2009 - 12:00am

Chinese presence growing fast as history begins to repeat itself


Drive around Australia for a while and it won't be long before you come across a Chinaman's Creek. It may reek of political incorrectness, but the place name is surprisingly common and reflects the huge numbers of Chinese who flocked to the Australian goldfields during the 19th century.

27 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Jockey to return to Australia under prisoner-transfer deal

Chris Munce to complete his sentence in a Sydney jail

Disgraced jockey Chris Munce will be allowed to return to Australia to serve out the jail term he received for his role in a tips-for-bets scandal.

1 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Why Asian works are on the agenda Down Under

It's an incongruous sight: across the neo-classical facade of Sydney's major art museum, a building designed to reflect 19th-century ideals of a temple to art and civilising values, hangs a boldly coloured banner promoting an Asian art exhibition.

24 Dec 2006 - 12:00am