Sydney welcomes in 2018 with annual fireworks spectacle
31 December 2017 | 5:00 pm
Sydney hosts its annual fireworks spectacle to welcome in the New Year.
9 Jan 2021
Britain's Brexit transition period is over; the country has left the EU's Customs Union and Single Market. Friday's public holiday meant little cross-Channel freight traffic and none of the much-feared border queues.
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
23 Jan 2021
Taiwan has called off its largest Lunar New Year lantern festival for the first time, as authorities rush to stem a Covid-19 cluster in one of the few places to survive the pandemic largely unscathed.
13 Feb 2021
Cool or cringe? The US ambassador to Vietnam has produced an unusual Lunar New Year message to the country - in the form of a rap. Career diplomat Daniel Kritenbrink rhymed his well wishes to mark Tet, the most important annual holiday for Vietnamese.
13 Feb 2021
Wuhan residents enjoy festive lantern decorations in parks and light shows along the Yangtze River on the eve of Lunar New Year.
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.
4 hours ago
Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Saturday.
7 hours ago
Ayomide Sotubo talks about why Frank Lampard deserves a sack by Everton and previews the Man City vs Arsenal, Napoli vs Roma, Girona vs Barcelona, and Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad.
8 hours ago
US Defense Secretary Austin has said Germany would continue to exercise leadership, despite Berlin not yet approving its Leopard 2 tanks for delivery to Ukraine.
8 hours ago
Father Victor Ntambwe is not content with just reciting psalms during mass on Sunday mornings in Congo's capital. With presidential elections just months away, he has more earthly concerns.
8 hours ago
Kurds living in Sweden are concerned over an agreement reached between the Swedish and Finnish governments and Turkey, which has threatened to block the two countries from joining NATO over their alleged harboring of Kurdish militants.