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Thick bushfire smoke blankets Sydney

Smoke from Australia's bushfires blanketed Sydney on Tuesday, creating unhealthy air quality conditions for locals -- which measured 11 times the "hazardous" level in some parts of the city.

Sydney faces 'catastrophic' fire threat

Two Australian states are bracing for a day of "catastrophic" risk as firefighters battle over 100 deadly active bushfires that have produced clouds of smoke seen as far away as New Zealand.

Qantas test 19-hour flight completed

Australian airline Qantas has completed the longest non-stop commercial passenger flight, researching the potential impacts of ultra-long haul flights on pilots, crew and passengers.

Flying 10,200 miles in nearly 20 hours

And we have takeoff. A research flight set to test human limits on long-haul flights during what will be the first commercial flight to travel non-stop from New York to Sydney has departed John F. Kennedy International Airport.

At 19 hours, it's the world's longest flight

Regular nonstop flights between the east coast of Australia and London or New York could soon become a reality -- and in preparation, Australian airline Qantas has announced the first of three test flights will takeoff this Friday.

Melbourne to Sydney: Why you should take the coastal drive

While it's possible to fly from Melbourne and Sydney in an hour and even drive the 878 kilometers in a (long) day, inland via the Hume Highway, there's a far more captivating way to journey between the Victoria and New South Wales state capitals.

Sydney sees heaviest rainfall in years

Heavy rainfall flooded roads and train stations across Sydney on Wednesday as Australia's largest city suffered its heaviest November downpour in 34 years.