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These Cities Are 'Impossibly Unaffordable'

Hong Kong tops the list of Demographia's latest rankings, with 5 cities in top 10 located in the US

(Newser) - Think your rent or mortgage is high? Try living in one of the world's most "impossibly unaffordable" cities. Demographia's International Housing Affordability report for 2024 is out, which assesses the cost of living in 94 major markets in eight countries: the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand,...

Australia Arrests 7 Teens in 'Major Operation'

Arrests made in connection with stabbing of priest and bishop in early April

(Newser) - After a bishop and a priest were stabbed during a livestreamed church service in Sydney, Australia, earlier this month, police launched a wide-ranging investigation that led to seven boys being arrested Wednesday in what the AP calls a "major operation" by a Joint Counter-Terrorism Team made up of federal...

PM: 'Bollard Man' Hero Can Stay in Australia Indefinitely

French construction worker confronted knifeman

(Newser) - One of the heroes in Saturday's stabbing spree at a mall in Sydney, Australia has been told he is welcome to stay in the country for as long as he wants. French citizen Damien Guerot became known as "Bollard Man" after he was seen on video confronting attacker...

In Sydney, a Second High-Profile Stabbing Attack
15-Year-Old Arrested
in New Sydney Stabbing

15-Year-Old Arrested in New Sydney Stabbing

Suspect allegedly wounded a bishop, at least three other churchgoers in live-streamed service

(Newser) - The alleged assailant arrested in Monday's church stabbing in Sydney, Australia, is 15 years old, reports the BBC . Police say the teen stabbed a bishop and at least three other people during a live-streamed service, but none of the injuries are life-threatening. Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel, ordained by the...

Dying Mother Gave Her Baby to Bystanders During Attack

Family thanks men at Sydney mall who cared for infant 'when Ashlee could not'

(Newser) - The nine-month-old girl who was among the stabbing victims at a shopping mall in Sydney is recovering after surgery, family members said. The child's mother, Ashlee Good, was one of the six people killed in the attack on Saturday, the BBC reports. Witnesses said Ashlee Good, 38, passed her...

Sydney Cops Identify Suspect in Mall Stabbing Spree

Investigators say 40-year-old has a history of mental illness

(Newser) - Police in Australia on Sunday identified the assailant who fatally stabbed six people at a busy Sydney shopping center before a police officer fatally shot him. New South Wales Police said that Joel Cauchi, 40, was responsible for the Saturday afternoon attack at the Westfield Shopping Centre in Bondi Junction,...

6 Stabbed to Death in Sydney Shopping Center
6 Killed in Sydney
Stabbing Rampage

6 Killed in Sydney Stabbing Rampage

Suspect in shopping mall attack is then fatally shot

(Newser) - A man stabbed six people to death at a busy Sydney shopping center Saturday before he was fatally shot, police said. Eight people, including a 9-month-old, were injured in the attack, reports the AP . The 40-year-old suspect began stabbing people at the Westfield Shopping Centre in Bondi Junction, which is...

Celeb Blogger-Turned-Cop Charged With Double Murder

Australian officer Beaumont Lamarre-Condon accused of killing TV presenter, boyfriend

(Newser) - Police in Sydney, Australia, are investigating an alleged double murder that they believe was committed by one of their colleagues. Beaumont Lamarre-Condon, 28, has been charged with murder in connection with the disappearance of his ex-boyfriend, TV presenter Jesse Baird, and Baird's new partner, Luke Davies, a Qantas flight...

Bloody Scene of Shark Attack Was 'Completely Surreal'

Woman suffers serious leg injuries after rare ambush in Australia's Sydney Harbor

(Newser) - A rare shark attack in Sydney Harbor has a victim recovering from serious injuries. The AP reports that the woman was swimming off of Elizabeth Bay on Monday evening when she encountered a suspected bull shark. The woman, identified by Sky News as 29-year-old Lauren O'Neill, was in the...

Woman Busted for the Most Krispy Kreme of Crimes
Woman Busted for the
Most Krispy Kreme of Crimes
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Woman Busted for the Most Krispy Kreme of Crimes

28-year-old allegedly stole van filled with 10K doughnuts in Australian suburb

(Newser) - "It's a crime you just can't sugarcoat" is one of the suggested openers by the New York Times for a story about a sticky situation in Australia. The paper reports that the driver of a delivery van carrying 10,000 Krispy Kreme doughnuts stopped at a 7-Eleven...

Sydney Flight Turns Back Over Unruly Passenger

Man, 45, arrested after threatening to 'blow the plane up'

(Newser) - A commercial airline flight from Australia to Malaysia returned to Sydney on Monday after an emergency incident, reports the AP . Malaysia Airlines flight MH122 left Sydney Airport at 1:40pm for an eight-hour flight to Kuala Lumpur and landed back on the runway at 3:47pm, Nine News reported. Someone...

Here Are the Most, Least Livable Cities on Earth
This Is the
Most Livable City
in the World
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This Is the Most Livable City in the World

Vienna is No. 1 in rankings of 170+ cities worldwide; no US cities make the top 10

(Newser) - Looking to pull up roots and try to make it in an exciting new city? Head to Vienna, deemed the most livable city, or to Canada, where three cities are among the top picks on the Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Index . The EIU based its rankings of more...

This Is the Friendliest City in the World

Toronto takes the top spot in Preply's rankings; 2 US cities also make the top 10

(Newser) - Looking forward to a summer vacation, or even a relocation? Preply is out with its Community Spirit Index , which ranks more than 50 cities around the world in terms of how friendly they are to non-natives. The language learning app examined six main metrics to gather a sense of how...

Cops: Mastermind of Jewel Heist Was the Store Owner

Australia's Michel Germani allegedly orchestrated January robbery for insurance money

(Newser) - The owner of Australian luxury jewelry company Germani Jewellery claims to have designed items for Saudi and British royalty, including Princess Diana. But his biggest claim came in January, when the 65-year-old reported suffering a $2.8 million armed heist at one of his Sydney stores. According to New South...

Sydney Is No Longer Australia's Biggest City

Melbourne overtakes it for first time in a century

(Newser) - Anyone alive today may have absorbed this factoid in school: Australia's most populous city is Sydney. However, for the first time in more than a century, that answer has now changed—Melbourne has claimed the No. 1 spot in the eyes of the government, reports the BBC . For the...

'AK-47' That Prompted Panic Was Something Very Different

Police in New South Wales, Australia, say 'weapon' they found in car was actually just a bong

(Newser) - There was a bit of panic in Australia this week, after Sydney locals reported the sighting of a man carrying a frightening-looking assault rifle—but all was not what it seemed. The BBC reports that 911 calls started pouring in late Wednesday afternoon from the northwest side of the city,...

He Meant to Go to SYD, Booked Ticket to SDY

Kingsley Burnett intended to go to Australia, wound up in Montana

(Newser) - JFK. LAX. Some airport codes are burned into our collective memory. The airport code for Sydney, Australia, not so much. That turned out to be highly problematic for one New York man, who booked a flight to that city Down Under and planned to depart on a cruise from it....

Source: Police Have Theory in Saudi Sisters' Deaths

Law enforcement source says toxicology reports point to suicide

(Newser) - Interim toxicology reports suggest two Saudi sisters found dead in their beds in Australia ingested substances as part of a suicide pact. That's according to a senior police source who spoke anonymously to the Daily Telegraph . "It really does appear to be a tragic suicide," the source...

Police Perplexed by Case of Sisters Found Dead in Beds

Saudi women were found in their Sydney, Australia, apartment

(Newser) - Asra Abdullah Alsehli, 24, and Amaal Abdullah Alsehli, 23, moved to Sydney, Australia, from their native Saudi Arabia in 2017, possibly as asylum seekers, though that has not been officially confirmed. On June 7, they were found dead in their beds, each in their own bedroom, at their apartment. Sydney...

'I Pushed a Bloke. He Went Over the Edge'

Australian court hears confession in 1988 murder of American Scott Johnson

(Newser) - A man told police he killed American mathematician Scott Johnson in 1988 by pushing the 27-year-old off a Sydney cliff in what prosecutors describe as a gay hate crime, a court heard on Monday. Scott White, 51, appeared in the New South Wales state Supreme Court for a sentencing hearing...

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