'Sydney's plan to take F1 Grand Prix ill-advised'
'Sydney's plan to take F1 Grand Prix ill-advised'

A plan to move Australia's Formula One Grand Prix to Sydney and run it over the city's famous harbor bridge is "ill-advised", Australian Grand Prix corporation chief Ron Walker said on Friday.

Australian cafe siege hostage killed by ricocheted police bullets

A coronial inquest into the deaths of two hostages and a gunman during a siege at a Sydney cafe was told on Thursday that one of the hostages was killed by police bullets that ricocheted from hard surfaces when they stormed the cafe.

Mitchell Marsh to play Sydney Grade Cricket
Mitchell Marsh to play Sydney Grade Cricket

Injured Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh is trying to find his way back by playing Sydney Grade Cricket from Jan 24.

Australian beaches closed after shark-sighting
Australian beaches closed after shark-sighting

Beaches on Australia's New South Wales coast remained closed for the fifth day after sharks were sighted in Newcastle.

India vs Australia: SCG to honour Hughes with bronze plaque ahead of 4th Test
India vs Australia: SCG to honour Hughes with bronze plaque ahead of 4th Test

As the Australian players prepare for an emotional return to the SCG ahead of the fourth Test against India, the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust has planned to unveil a bronze plaque in memory of Phillip Hughes, who fell to a fatal bouncer on this ground last month.

Australia's New South Wales opposition leader resigns

 The leader of the opposition in Australia`s New South Wales (NSW) state resigned Tuesday over revelations that he provided electoral help to the Sydney hostage crisis gunman Man Haron Monis, reported media.

Families of Sydney siege victims visit memorial

 The families of Katrina Dawson and Tori Johnson, who were killed in the Sydney cafe siege, visited a makeshift memorial in Martin Place Thursday.

Josh Hazlewood debut puts dad's mates in the money: Report
Josh Hazlewood debut puts dad's mates in the money: Report

Australian cricketer Josh Hazlewood`s Test debut Wednesday is set to bring joy to a group of punters who placed a 500-1 bet on him playing such a game when he was still a teenager, reports said.

Australia mourns after tragic end to cafe siege

Shocked Australians on Tuesday mourned the victims of the Sydney cafe siege as authorities investigated why its Iranian-born perpetrator remained at large despite a history of violence and extremism.

Gunman in Sydney hostage crisis was known to police: PM Abbott

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott confirmed on Tuesday that the gunman at the centre of the Sydney siege, in which two hostages were shot dead, was known to the federal police and had an "infatuation with extremism".

Sydney siege: One Indian amongst hostages in Lindt cafe

In contrary to prior reports that ruled out the possibility of any Indian being present inside the cafe, fresh inputs suggest there may be one Indian trapped in the hostage crisis in Sydney.

One gunman, undisclosed number of hostages in Sydney siege: Police

One armed man is holding an undisclosed number of hostages in a siege in Sydney, police said on Monday, adding that it was yet to be deemed a terrorism event.

Five hostages run out of Sydney siege cafe

Five people ran out of a Sydney cafe where a gunman has taken hostages and displayed an Islamic flag against the window, witnesses and police said on Monday, adding that no one has yet been harmed.

Sydney hostage crisis: As it happened
Sydney hostage crisis: As it happened

An armed man on Monday took undisclosed number of people hostage at a popular cafe in Sydney and displayed an Islamic flag with Arabic script in the window, sparking a security alert in Australia.

Court rejects appeal of five terrorists in Australia

Five members of a Sydney terrorist cell will remain behind bars after a court here on Friday dismissed their appeals filed against convictions and sentences.

Sean Abbott back in groove with stunning spell
Sean Abbott back in groove with stunning spell

Sean Abbott, who delivered the ball that killed Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, proved he was back in the groove on Friday with a stunning 6-14 as New South Wales demolished Queensland.

Sean Abbott takes two wickets on return to SCG
Sean Abbott takes two wickets on return to SCG

Australian paceman Sean Abbott took two for 53 for New South Wales on Tuesday as cricket returned to the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) two weeks after Phillip Hughes was fatally injured in freak accident during a match.

Sean Abbott returns to action at SCG
Sean Abbott returns to action at SCG

Australian bowler Sean Abbott returned to action with New South Wales on Tuesday, two weeks after bowling the bouncer at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) that led to the death of Phillip Hughes.

Sean Abbott in line for return to action at SCG
Sean Abbott in line for return to action at SCG

Australian bowler Sean Abbott, who bowled the bouncer that led to the death of Phillip Hughes, is set to return to action with New South Wales at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Tuesday.