Four arrested in alleged airplane bomb plot
30 July 2017 | 7:30 am
Anti-terrorism raids carried out across Sydney have thwarted an alleged plot to bring down an aircraft, according to Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
26 Dec 2020
Sydney's Bondi beach -- normally packed with dressed-up surfers celebrating Christmas -- looks much emptier this year as the threat of a growing cluster of cases in northern Sydney keeps the crowds away.
6 Jan 2021
The finishing touches are being put on a glitzy show at the Sydney Opera House, as the venue prepared to host an opera crowd for the first time since March. "The Merry Widow" will open on Tuesday to masked audiences up to 75 percent capacity, in a sign of hope for a performing arts industry crippled by the pandemic
28 Mar 2021
Residents west of Sydney have been evacuated after unprecedented rainfall. Sixteen parts of New South Wales have been declared "disaster ridden."
2 Apr 2021
President of FIFA Gianni Infantino names host cities for 2023 Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
28 May 2021
Stargazers in Sydney cast their eyes skyward to witness a rare "Super Blood Moon", as the heavens align to bring an extra-spectacular lunar eclipse. The first total lunar eclipse in two years will happen at the same time as the Moon is closest to Earth, in what astronomers say is a once-in-a-decade show.
29 Jun 2021
Sydney's usually bustling harbourside restaurants are shuttered and the streets deserted as a lockdown has been extended across Australia's largest city over the Delta coronavirus variant.
30 Jun 2021
The two men got lost in a forest after an encounter with a deer, prompting a phone call to police. Once found, the pair were fined for breaking stay-at-home orders by traveling outside Sydney.
13 Jul 2021
Police guard the entrances of a Sydney apartment block where nine people have tested positive for Covid-19. The building was placed under strict lockdown, as authorities step up efforts to curb a coronavirus outbreak. Residents put up signs reading "send beer" and "where is the vaccine?" in the buildings' windows. Australia's latest Covid-19 outbreak began in mid-June and has since grown to 767 cases.
14 Jul 2021
Australia's largest city will remain in lockdown until at least July 30. South Korea has tightened its restrictions after daily COVID cases have reached record levels. Follow DW for the latest coronavirus news.
23 Jul 2021
Sydney's iconic harbour and city streets are nearly deserted as Australia's largest city reported another record number of new infections. The recent rise in cases has prompted a decision by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to suspend the quarantine-free travel bubble between the two countries for at least eight weeks.
27 Jul 2021
Thousands of protesters march through Sydney railing against lockdowns, with protesters pelting mounted police with a plant pot and bottles in one of several clashes. Police made dozens of arrests from the largely unmasked protest, with chants of "freedom" and banners challenging the stay-at-home orders.
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Abubakar Yusuf, an informal Nigerian trader, said he was scared to get a COVID-19 shot after hearing the country had stocks of expired vaccines. That changed, however, when health authorities destroyed more than a million expired doses last month.
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In this edition we meet the 93-year-old artist who is one of the last survivors of the Nazi death camps. Saved by a Soviet doctor in 1945, Shelomo Selinger lost his memory for several years, but through love, art and sculpture he managed to get it back. As part of this special programme for Holocaust Memorial Day that honours the 6 million Jews murdered and the countless others killed under Nazi persecution, our team met up with him in Paris.
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We look to the Mexican papers as journalists there protest after a high-profile journalist is murdered outside her home. Antwerp customs officials sound the alarm on what they call a greater security threat than terrorism: the international drug trade. Also, French rugby star Antoine Dupont graces the cover of GQ France. Finally, Taylor Swift finds surprising support in Chile's president-elect after she's criticised by former Blur frontman Damon Albarn!
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The US Justice Department has charged four Chinese nationals over a global hacking campaign, which took aim at dozens of companies, universities and government agencies in the United States and elsewhere.
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The US Supreme Court is expected to rule on Mississippi's 2018 abortion law. The decision could upend long-established abortion rights across the country. DW met a Kentucky activist who says she'll continue to fight for a woman's right to decide.
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Joe Biden says he isn't ruling out personal sanctions on Russian President Vladimir Putin if he invades Ukraine. The threat from the US president comes as tensions between Moscow and the West continue to heat up. On Tuesday, the third instalment of US military equipment landed in Ukraine and more than 8,000 American troops stationed in Europe have been placed on standby.