An 11-hour standoff with a man who threatened to detonate an explosive device in a suburban Sydney, Australia, law office came to an end Tuesday night with the man being taken into custody, police said.
The couple enjoy a V.I.P. tour of the Featherdale Wildlife Park
A 50-year-old man accused of strapping a suspected explosive device around the neck of an 18-year-old woman near Sydney, Australia, earlier this month was arrested Monday more than 9,000 miles away, Australian law enforcement officials said.
For 10 long hours, the teen sat still as a bomb squad gingerly worked to remove a suspicious device strapped around her neck.
An ash cloud from a Chilean volcano is drifting around the world for a second time, grounding flights in Australia.
An ash cloud drifting around the world for a second time after spewing from a Chilean volcano more than two weeks ago is once again grounding commercial jets and stranding passengers in Australia.
The world's top-ranked women's tennis players, Caroline Wozniacki and Vera Zvonareva, have crashed out of the Australian Open warm-up event in Sydney in their opening matches.
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After spending 125 days traveling over 8,000 nautical miles, the Plastiki is preparing to reach Sydney, its final destination, on Sunday.
Sunday afternoons aren't often reserved for fighting. Not so this weekend in Sydney, Australia, where the Ultimate Fighting Championship charges onto its fifth continent boasting the second quickest sellout in its history.
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Royce Smith planned to visit Sydney, Australia, during spring break to attend an arts festival and work on a book, when he found an unbelievably good fare on American Airlines' Web site: A round-trip ticket from Wichita, Kansas, to Sydney for just $1,198.
World number one Serena Williams came from a set and 5-2 down to beat Avarane Rezai of France to reach the final of the WTA tournament in Sydney on Thursday.
Forget spray-painting crude symbols under the cover of night. Colorful knitters armed with needles and skeins of yarn are unleashing their own brand of colorful guerrilla art to breathe new creativity and spirit into the machismo of urban art.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Philippa McDonald reports on terror trial convictions in Sydney.
AuBC's Karl Hoerr reports on a dust cloud that disrupted air and ferry traffic in Australia's largest city.
A massive dust storm swept through parts of Australia on Wednesday, bathing the city of Sydney in a reddish haze.
The Australian cruiser met the disguised German vessel in the waters off western Australia two years after the two became enemies in World War II.
Australia's navy Monday opened two weeks of hearings into the World War II sinking of the cruiser Sydney II, an effort to formally close the book on the country's worst naval disaster.
Unbeknownst to her parents, Sydney Kirk tried a little medical experiment on herself when she was in the eighth grade. For a day or two, every so often, she stopped taking her drugs for her attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder.
A 15-year-old Australian girl returned from studying abroad to learn that her entire family had been bludgeoned to death in their sleep, in what police on Monday call a targeted attack.
Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic got his preparations for this year's opening grand slam back on track with a commanding straight sets win over Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu in Sydney.
The area of Jervis Bay and its surrounds lies about 150 kilometers south of Sydney, in New South Wales, Australia. It's renowned for its stunning coastline. Check out CNN editor David Challenger's photo gallery.
The super-yachts of the super-rich could soon become super-green.
The label on the package claimed that it contained T-shirts and baby toys.
Despite anguished cries of "Murder!" and "Shame!" from protesters who thought it could still be saved, wildlife officials on Friday euthanized the animal, which had strayed into the waters off north Sydney nearly a week ago
Moments have defined the Olympic Games as much as individual accomplishments. Take a look at 10 snapshots in time that transcended sport and have become a part of history.
An abandoned baby whale that has been trying to suckle from yachts in an Australian harbor appeared to be weakening Wednesday as wildlife workers considered ways to save it.
Benedict won over many of the country's cynics, even if his anti-materialism message clashed with Sydney's hedonism
Pope Benedict XVI used some of the strongest language yet in his apology for the sexual abuse of children by Australia's Roman Catholic clergy
Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday offered his strongest public statement yet on sex abuse against minors by Roman Catholic priests, apologizing to victims and calling the abuse "evil."
Among those who have traveled thousands of miles to the Pope's youth jamboree in Australia are humble believers who have saved and sacrificed for years
Pope Benedict XVI urged religious leaders of all kinds to unite against those who use faith to divide communities
Pope Benedict XVI lands in Sydney for World Youth Day celebrations. Seven Network's Chris Reason reports.
For many years, I looked forward to riding the Indian Pacific across the length of southern Australia, from Sydney to Perth. At 2,700 miles, it's one of the world's longest train trips. But when I searched for concrete information on what to expect, I found it hard to locate. Now that I've made the journey, here's the information I wish I'd had.
Out of Australia comes the story of a big fish out of its normal waters. Experts have their doubts, but there's one mighty frightened fisherman down under
When it comes to making movies, Australia would appear to have it all.
At the closing ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympics Juan Antonio Samaranch, the International Olympic Committee president, declared that the Games had been the best ever.
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Sydney's Opera House and Harbour Bridge went dark on Saturday night to raise awareness of climate change.
• Kate Walsh, modeling a chic dress while leaving her Sydney hotel. The Private Practice star is Down Under to promote her television show.
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With airports from New York to Sydney getting upgrades, Travel + Leisure picks our favorite restaurants, bars, lounges, shops and spas.
This month, CNN Business Traveller hunts out the attractions on Sydney's greatest feature: its harbor. Admire the Sydney Opera House, take a ferry across the waters, fly up the coast by seaplane or tackle a hair-raising summit of the Sydney Harbor Bridge.
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David Beckham overcame an injury scare to score a trademark free-kick, but his LA Galaxy side were beaten 5-3 by Sydney FC in an exhibition match on Tuesday.
Nicole Kidman testified Monday that she was "really, really scared," reduced to tears and fearing a car accident after paparazzi pursued her two years ago.
The world's biggest jetliner ever built completed its first commercial flight on Thursday, a new chapter in air transportation.
Airbus CEO Tom Enders joins CNN to discuss the arrival of the world's largest passenger jet.
Police tightened security Sunday as senior officials from Pacific Rim nations began meetings to prepare for a summit of regional leaders that will tackle trade and global warming.
APEC security angers Sydney
It's not just a mood ring for your mocha. This coffee lid from Australia, which changes color with the temperature of your beverage, is also a hot seller.
The first known pirated copy of "The Simpsons Movie" to make it onto the Internet was tracked to a home raided by Australian police Friday, authorities said.
New HIV infections still dramatically outpace efforts in poor nations to bring treatment to patients, health officials said
If you think traveling overland on a bus from London to Sydney sounds like something exclusively for 20-something backpackers, think again.
The Scene spent the day in Sydney with director Baz Luhrmann. Do you have a favorite hangout in Australia's premier city? What do you think of Baz's work? Send us your thoughts and ideas and we'll post your comments here.
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Sunkissed, stylish and naturally beautiful, Sydney is the city equivalent of an A-list celebutante, its flashy good looks and party-centric vibe enticing all to come hither, drawn like paparazzi to a press launch.
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And so it ends.
It was the tragedy that stunned Australia a decade ago: 35 innocent men, women and children gunned down by a disturbed young man in the forbiddingly beautiful setting of Port Arthur, an isolated 19th century prison on the island of Tasmania.
A board game glorifying race riots that gripped Sydney's beaches nearly a year ago might be banned to prevent further violence, Australian authorities said on Tuesday.
Sydney FC produced an upset 2-1 win over Egypt's Al Ahly to finish fifth at FIFA's Club World Championship.
Australian police say some of the people arrested in a terror crackdown last week had been stopped and questioned near the country's only nuclear reactor in December last year.
Australian police expect to make more arrests as part of a counterterrorism swoop which saw 17 men held in custody Tuesday after raids in Sydney and Melbourne.
Australian police are drawing up an evacuation plan for Sydney's central business district in the event of a terrorist attack as part of new security powers following the London bombings, officials on Monday.
Australia's biggest city, Sydney, has again been named the world's best city by readers of the U.S. magazine Travel and Leisure.
You might say a "battle royale" is shaping up Down Under.
She sits in a German bank, staring at the secret documents she just ripped from a safety deposit box -- documents that unravel a critical chapter of her past, part of the story of who she is.
Lleyton Hewitt has decided upon a different Australian Open build-up as he bids to become the first home winner in 29 years.
Defending champions Serbia and Montenegro were eliminated from the men's Olympic volleyball tournament after a thrilling encounter with Russia.
A United Airlines flight carrying 246 passengers to Los Angeles was forced to return to Sydney after a bomb threat police later described as a hoax was found written on an air sickness bag.
The 2004 Olympic torch has arrived in Australia -- host of the 2000 games -- for the start of a mammoth relay journey spanning 33 cities in 27 countries on five continents.
Australia's famous beaches could become non-smoking zones following a ground-breaking decision by a Sydney suburban council.
It almost seems redundant to say there's a new video game based on the TV show "Alias." The popular spy drama is already closer to a video game than almost anything else on television. The show's hyper-stylized fight scenes, cloak-and-dagger intrigue and zippy music score are common in many an action game.
Australian authorities have launched three separate inquiries into circumstances surrounding the death of an Aboriginal teenager and the subsequent rioting in a Sydney suburb.
Fifty police officers have been injured in Sydney following a night of rioting sparked by the death of an Aboriginal youth.
Greg Rusedski put his off-court problems aside to beat Argentina's Juan Ignacio Chela in the first round of the Sydney international.
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