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Sydney Siege Victims Lauded For Their Courage And Kindness

AP | KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 12.16.2014 | World

SYDNEY (AP) — The manager of a Sydney cafe where a 16-hour siege ended in a hail of bullets early Tuesday was lauded for sacrificing his life by gra...

Gunman In Sydney Siege Had Troubled Past But Wasn't On Terror Watch List

AP | KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 12.17.2014 | World

SYDNEY (AP) — A gunman responsible for a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe was once on the national security agency's watch list — but was dropped off...

Sydney Hostage Crisis Over After Police Storm Cafe

AP | KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 12.16.2014 | World

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has laid flowers at a makeshift memorial in Sydney for the victims of a central city cafe siege ...

Tense Photos From The Sydney Hostage Crisis

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 12.15.2014 | World

An armed man entered a Lindt chocolate cafe in Sydney, Australia, on Monday, taking more than a dozen people prisoner. The hostage taker was identifie...

Hostages Held Inside Australian Cafe

Reuters | Matt Siegel and Jane Wardell | Posted 12.15.2014 | World

(Reuters) - Australian police locked down the center of the country's biggest city on Monday after an armed man walked into a busy downtown Sydney caf...

A Profile of Soprano Tony Arnold -- Guest Artist at Santa Fe Chamber Festival 2014

Sean Martinfield | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts
Sean Martinfield

Soprano Tony Arnold is a luminary in the world of Chamber Music and Art Song. Today's classical composers are inspired by her inherently beautiful voice, consummate musicianship, and embracing spirit.

Shark Diving in Sydney: I Was Bit!

Stephanie Be | Posted 05.14.2014 | Travel
Stephanie Be

There's a peace to swimming amongst sea life, and I felt more relaxed in the aquarium than I did in the pool. Phased by the creatures, I was able to stop worrying about breathing underwater and just "be."

Daring Divers Save Choking Shark

www.newser.com | Posted 02.27.2014 | Weird News

Australian divers plunged into action last week after spotting a grey nurse shark in serious need of some human help. The young shark was choking due ...

The Study Abroad Chronicles: How to Make it in Sydney, Australia

Uloop | Posted 03.10.2014 | College
Uloop

I can easily mark my five months abroad in Sydney as one of the best experiences in my life. Needless to say, it was not always rainbows and butterflies. With that in mind, I encourage you to please take my advice before you embark upon your trip to Sydney, Australia.

What If Detroit Was a Happy City?

Jon Packer | Posted 09.22.2013 | Detroit
Jon Packer

What does make a city happy? If we can understand this, it might be possible to design cities that are happier places to live, work and visit.

Blanchett, Huppert Shine as Murderous Maids

Joyce Morgan | Posted 08.11.2013 | Arts
Joyce Morgan

Mirror, mirror on the wall, Genet's The Maids is surely among the most bizarre plays of all. Cate Blanchett and Isabelle Huppert are the murderous, incestuous maids who use and abuse each other as they indulge their increasingly violent fantasies.

Top Integrative Design Tips for Quick Real Estate Sales

Candace Vorhaus | Posted 08.10.2013 | HuffPost Home
Candace Vorhaus

Add color, clear the clutter, bring up the ch'i, and attend to irregular design details for quick, profitable real estate sales.

WATCH: End Of The Rainbow For Aussie Gay Community?

Posted 04.11.2013 | Gay Voices

In Sydney, it's the end of the rainbow -- pedestrian crossing, that is. The BBC reports that many members of the Aussie city's lesbian, gay, bisexu...

A 'Homeland'-Inspired Vacation

Hopper.com | Posted 12.03.2012 | Travel
Hopper.com

With Homeland's second season premiering this past weekend amid excitement over its Emmy wins, we calculated what kind of vacation its addled but lovable heroine, Carrie Mathison, could afford to take on her (former) salary as a CIA officer.

Watch Amazing Video Of McDonald's Workers As They Save Choking Toddler

Posted 08.06.2012 | Business

Closed circuit video captured the frantic efforts by workers at a McDonald's in Sydney, Australia, last month to save a 14-month-old girl as she choke...

Nude Gallery Tours?!

Posted 03.28.2012 | Arts

Museums, through a variety of rules such as "No touching", "No pictures", "No food", and "No running", have garnered a reputation of being kind of st...

The Best Puppet Show You'll Ever See

Posted 02.06.2012 | Arts

With so many other forms of entertainment the puppet shows of today may seem like an already dead medium. However, you'd be wrong in thinking this, si...

Parking Lot Gets An Artsy Update

Posted 02.02.2012 | Arts

The parking lot is an often-overlooked part of our daily routine, seen as a jumping off point for the day or a transitory space. Despite its bland rep...

Man In Australian $1M Suitcase Mystery Charged

AP | Posted 11.25.2011 | Weird News

SYDNEY -- A man questioned by Australian police about an abandoned suitcase stuffed with nearly 1 million Australian dollars ($970,000) has been charg...

Australian Teen Escapes Burning Home (WATCH)

Posted 11.23.2011 | Home

14-year-old Hiro Shizuka from Sydney, Australia managed to escape his home just moments before it was completely engulfed in flames from a fire caused...

Man Reportedly Leaves A Million Bucks In Restaurant

AP | Posted 01.22.2012 | Weird News

SYDNEY — Police in Sydney may be close to unraveling the mystery of a man who left a lot of dough at an upscale pizzeria and cafe – nearly...

Australian Man Arrested In Fake Collar Bomb Case

AP | BRUCE SCHREINER | Posted 10.15.2011 | World

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A 50-year-old man was captured Monday while staying with his ex-wife in Kentucky and charged with breaking into an Australian ...

WATCH: Sydney As Seen In Vivid Time Lapse

Posted 10.15.2011 | Travel

Vivid Sydney is a light show but also has expanded in recent years to include public talks, live music and nighttime markets. James Zhao, who in pr...

Collar Bomb Chained To Sydney Teen Was Fake

AP | By KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 10.04.2011 | World

SYDNEY -- Police were hunting Thursday for a masked man who chained a fake bomb to a young woman's neck after breaking into her wealthy family's home ...

Bomb Reportedly Strapped To Woman's Body In Sydney

AP | KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 10.03.2011 | World

SYDNEY, Aug 4 (Reuters) - A young Australian woman was freed from a suspected bomb collared around her neck early on Thursday after 10 hours of dr...