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Australia records first Omicron death, authorities stick to reopening plan

December 27, 2021 12:21 pm

The death of the patient in his 80s with underlying health conditions, marked a grim milestone for the country which has had to reverse some parts of a staged reopening after nearly two years of stop-start lockdowns, due to the fresh outbreak.

Mandatory mask rules extended in Sydney as Covid-19 cluster grows

June 22, 2021 1:07 pm

Masks will be mandatory indoors in Sydney, Australia's largest city, for another week from Thursday morning although officials stopped short of announcing further curbs as the cluster increased to 21 infections in six days.

Australia's New South Wales reports zero COVID-19 cases, fears remain over missing link

May 10, 2021 2:29 pm

Australia's most populous state on Sunday extended social distancing curbs in Sydney by a week after authorities could not find a transmission path between an infected overseas traveller and a resident in his 50s who tested positive last week.

Dozens of towns isolated by flooding in Australian state

March 22, 2021 6:48 pm

Around 18,000 people had been evacuated from flooding in New South Wales by Monday and emergency services feared up to 54,000 people could be displaced with rain forecast to continue until Wednesday.

Australia orders flood evacuations after record rainfall in Sydney

March 21, 2021 4:56 pm

Residents west of Sydney have been evacuated after unprecedented rainfall. Sixteen parts of New South Wales have been declared "disaster-ridden".

Dog stuck inside car engine rescued, firefighters win praise online

February 26, 2021 10:28 am

Sharing details of the ordeal, the Fire and Rescue NSW on Facebook said that the incident happened on the Hunter Expressway in New South Wales, Australia on February 23.

Adam Zampa hopes to push case for maiden Test call with New South Wales move

June 15, 2020 5:59 pm

Adam Zampa, who signed a contract with NSW for the upcoming season, is hoping to play more first class games since Nathan Lyon is expected to be mostly away on Test duty.

Man burned as huge wildfire forms during Australia crisis

January 11, 2020 1:12 pm

The fire crisis in Australia has killed at least 26 people, destroyed more than 2,000 homes and scorched an area larger than the US state of Indiana since September.

As drought persists, Australia restricts water use in populous state

May 28, 2019 2:19 pm

With less than 50mm of rain in May, wheat farmers in the state face a third straight year of below average production, a drain on the state's economy.

Aus scientists discover new marsupial known for 'marathon' mating sessions

February 19, 2014 10:04 am

Scientists in Australia have discovered a new marsupial species known for its over-enthusiastic mating sessions.