Police vans are seen at an apartment building in Sydney, Australia, where residents have been placed in isolation overnight. It’s understood that health officials discovered several Covid-19 cases inside the building were linked. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/EPA

Authorities in Sydney extended a lockdown by four weeks on Wednesday after an already protracted stay-at-home order failed to curb a Covid-19 outbreak(...)

The New South Wales government in Australia is to step up shark surveillance and tagging efforts after a spate of attacks off the NSW north coast but has backed away from a cull

The New South Wales government in Australia is to step up shark surveillance and tagging efforts after a spate of attacks off the NSW north coast but (...)

Brothers Barry (left) and Patrick Lyttle from Ballycastle in Northern Ireland. Patrick is critically ill in an Australian hosptal after Barry is alleged to have struck him.

An Irish man was last night granted bail by an Australian court after being charged over an assault in Sydney that has left his brother in a critical (...)

Barry Lyttle  did not apply for bail and it was formally refused. Photograph: Google streetview

A 33-year-old man from Ballycastle, Co Antrim is expected to apply for bail on Monday over an alleged assault in Sydney that has left his brother in a(...)