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Ripley writer Patricia Highsmith's eccentricities revealed in the Sydney Theatre Company's Switzerland

Elissa Blake She bred snails, hated eating and was a notorious racist. One of literature's most unusual writers comes to life in a new stage production.

NUSHIP Canberra on its way from Melbourne to Sydney

NUSHIP Canberra  will be redesignated HMAS Canberra at the commissioning ceremony.

David Ellery NUSHIP Canberra is on its way to Sydney, where she is due to be commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy.

Protesters heard on the world stage

Tim Barlass Large-scale protests have become familiar at meetings of global leaders.

'We're alive': Sydney father and daughter missing after Nepal blizzard phone home

Megan Levy A Sydney father and daughter who were feared missing after a deadly snowstorm and avalanche in Nepal have phoned home to say they are safe and well.

Sydney house prices push families north to Queensland

for sale.

Bellinda Kontominas As Sydney house prices skyrocket and traffic congestion worsens, some enterprising workers are moving north to seek the lifestyle they want in Queensland while continuing their careers in NSW.

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My Secret Sydney: Dan Hong

Dan Hong at Mr Wong

Nicole Elphick Top chef Dan Hong reveals where he dines and shops in Sydney.

Reserve Bank questions lenders over spiralling property markets in Melbourne and Sydney

House prices have grown so much that first home buyers

Gareth Hutchens and Simon Johanson The Reserve Bank has become so concerned about overheating property markets in Melbourne and Sydney that it is openly questioning whether bank lending practices are "conservative enough".

Kingsford Kenny keeping the Sydney Swans' cheer cheer alive

Red, white and true: Kenny Williams at training at the SCG this week.

Lucy Cormack Some call him the father of the Sydney Swans, others say he’s the club’s biggest fan. But whatever his title, Kenny Williams is red, white and bloody serious about supporting the Swans.

NSW Police and AFP joint counter-terrorism operation in Sydney

Supplied image of police during the execution of search warrants across Sydney's north-west suburbs, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Authorities have raided a string of homes and made several arrests as part of counter-terrorism operation in Sydney. PHOTO: NSW POLICE MEDIA

A police operation in Sydney took place on Thursday as a result of a joint counter-terrorism operation involving the NSW Police and Australian Federal Police (AFP).

Terror raids: The rising fear in Sydney's suburbs

Terror

Tom Allard Deeply disturbing for Australians is that it appears beheadings, reserved until now for the benighted battlefields of Syria and Iraq, were to be unleashed on the streets of its major cities.

My Secret Sydney: David Gaunt

Nicole Elphick Gleebooks co-owner David Gaunt leads readers on a tour of his favourite Sydney sights.

Sydney man arrested in terrorist raids conspired with senior ISIL figure Mohammad Baryalei, court hears

Omarjan Azari under police guard at Sydney's Central Local Court.

Paul Bibby A 22-year-old south-west Sydney man arrested during the anti-terrorism raids allegedly conspired to commit a "horrifying" terrorist act with a man believed to be the most senior...

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Live: Anti-terrorism raids across Sydney and Brisbane

Terrorism

Sophia Phan, Amy McNeilage, Megan Levy Hundreds of police have carried out pre-dawn counter-terrorism raids across Sydney and Brisbane on Thursday. Follow all the latest news as it develops.

Sydney Symphony conductor defends working on 'anti-Semitic' opera in New York

Bhakthi Puvanenthiran Protesters say a New York production of The Death of Klinghoffer, an opera about the murder of disabled Jewish American Leon Klinghoffer, a passenger on a cruise liner seized by the Palestine...

Members of Street Dawah preaching group feature heavily in Sydney's counter-terrorism raids

Wanted terrorist Mohammad Ali Baryalei working for the Street Dawah movement.

Rachel Olding Several of the young men detained during sweeping counter-terrorism raids in Sydney have been involved in a Muslim street preaching group that has been banned...

Prayers during Eid al-Adha in Sydney

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 04: SistersDouha (L) and Fatima El-Assadxc Eid al-Adha is a time to celebrate with family and friends. It's also a time to dress up. . Prayer service at the Mosque overflowed into the street. Prayers  at Lakemba Mosque during Eid al-Adha// at Paul Keating Park in Bankstown during Eid al-Adha on October 4, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  Eid al-Adha, also known as 'Festival of the Sacrifice' is a Muslim holiday that celebrates the prophet Ibrahim for his willingness to sacrifice his own son at the order of Allah.  (Photo by Michele Mossop/Getty Images)

Prayers in Lakemba and Bankstown during Eid al-Adha in Sydney. Eid al-Adha, also known as 'Festival of the Sacrifice' is a Muslim holiday that celebrates the prophet Ibrahim for his willingness to...

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Private Sydney: Barbra Streisand's glamorous Instagram debut unleashes vitriol

Barbra Streisand

Andrew Hornery First of all, let me just put a disclaimer out there – I am a BIG fan of Barbra Streisand (no real surprises there, eh?), and I have nothing against cute dogs.

Maps clue to Sydney bomb plot, police suspect

Maps showing Sydney and Newcastle targets were reportedly found at the Pullenvale home of Daniel Fing (pictured).

Stephen Ryan Kristian Silva, Rory Callinan He has blown up a love rival's car and survived an attempt on his life. Now Queensland police investigating whether Newcastle man Daniel Fing was behind something even more sinister: plotting a mass...

Illegal cigarettes 'easy' to obtain in Sydney, say teens

Police seized 500,000 illegal cigarette sticks as seven businesses were raided as part of investigation into counterfeit tobacco trade.

Eryk Bagshaw Despite aggressive anti-tobacco legislation, teenagers are still purchasing illegal original branded cigarette packets, claiming that the original packaging makes them “cooler.”

Girl, 9, who shot instructor at Arizona range lived in Mosman, Sydney

Arizona investigators have released video showing the moments leading up to the fatal shooting of a shooting instructor by a 9 year-old girl.

Sophia Phan The 9-year-old girl from New Jersey who accidentally shot dead her instructor lived in Australia before moving to the United States with her parents.