Latest Sydney News

Asia Today: N Zealand suspends travel bubble with Australia

Jul. 23, 2021 01:36 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand on Friday suspended its quarantine-free travel bubble with Australia for at least eight weeks due to a growing COVID-19 cluster in Sydney. New Zealand recently imposed quarantine restrictions on travelers from New South Wales,...

The Latest: Australia state declares emergency over COVID-19

Jul. 22, 2021 23:59 PM EDT

SYDNEY — An Australian state government on Friday declared an emergency due to a COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney. The New South Wales state government reported one fatality and 136 new infections in the latest 24-hour period, the biggest daily tally of new cases since the...

Crafty cockatoos master dumpster diving and teach each other

Jul. 22, 2021 22:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A few years ago, a Sydney scientist noticed a sulfur-crested cockatoo opening his trash bin. Not every resident would be thrilled, but ornithologist Richard Major was impressed by the ingenuity. It’s quite a feat for a bird to grasp a bin lid with...

Stocks climb on Wall St gains as company earnings roll in

Jul. 22, 2021 00:00 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher Thursday for a second day as optimism about an economic recovery appeared to outweigh concern over rising coronavirus cases and inflation. Market benchmarks in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul and Sydney advanced....

Tokyo, Paris, LA, Brisbane -- 2032 Olympics go to Australia

Jul. 21, 2021 07:14 AM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — How about this for an Olympic-scale list of world cities: Athens, Beijing, London, Rio, Tokyo, Paris, Los Angeles and, wait for it, Brisbane. Since the Summer Games were last hosted in Australia, at Sydney in 2000, and when they’ll return...

Brisbane picked to host 2032 Olympics without a rival bid

Jul. 21, 2021 05:36 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Brisbane was picked Wednesday to host the 2032 Olympics, the inevitable winner of a one-city race steered by the IOC to avoid rival bids. The Games will go back to Australia 32 years after the popular 2000 Sydney Olympics. Melbourne hosted in 1956. ...

Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street rebound

Jul. 20, 2021 23:56 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street rebounded and Japanese exports surged as investors tried to figure out how rising coronavirus infections will affect the global economy. Shanghai, Tokyo and Sydney advanced. Hong Kong and Seoul...

Muslims mark Eid al-Adha holiday in pandemic's shadow

Jul. 20, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Muslims around the world were observing Tuesday yet another major Islamic holiday in the shadow of the pandemic and amid growing concerns about the highly infectious delta variant of the coronavirus. Eid al-Adha, or the “Feast of Sacrifice,” is...

Australia deports commentator Hopkins for quarantine boast

Jul. 19, 2021 03:23 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Far-right British commentator Katie Hopkins was deported from Australia on Monday after she boasted on social media that she planned to breach the country's quarantine rules. Hopkins traveled to Australia to appear in a reality television...

The Latest: LA County has 5th straight day of 1,000 cases

Jul. 13, 2021 21:50 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County is reporting the fifth straight day of more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases. Health officials warned Tuesday that the more contagious delta variant of the virus continues to spread rapidly among unvaccinated people in the state. ...