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Sydney: Most populous city in Australia
Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Located on Australia's east coast, the metropolis surrounds Port Jackson and extends about 70 km (43.5 mi) on its periphery towards the Blue Mountains to the west, Hawkesbury to the north, the Royal National Park to the south and Macarthur to the south-west. Sydney is made up of 658 suburbs, 40 local government areas and 15 contiguous regions. Residents of the city are known as "Sydneysiders". As of June 2019, Sydney's estimated metropolitan population was 5,312,163, meaning the city is home to approximately 65% of the state's population.

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Australia evacuates journalists from China [Video]

Australia evacuates journalists from China

Two Australian foreign correspondents were rushed out of China for their safety with the help of Australian consular officials after being questioned by China's Ministry of State Security, their..

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Australian journalists flee China [Video]

Australian journalists flee China

The last two journalists working for Australian media in China have left thecountry after police demanded interviews with them, the AustralianBroadcasting Corporation (ABC) has reported. ABC’s Bill..

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A 12-Year-Old Girl Caught Gambling In Australian Casino [Video]

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(CNN) A 12-year-old girl was among three minors caught gambling at a casino in Sydney, Australia, regulators said Saturday. According to Liquor & Gaming New South Wales (NSW), the state regulator, The..

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