Update news Sydney
Bushfires raging to the north of the city are creating a dense haze and "hazardous" air quality.
A large bushfire that has threatened homes in Sydney is likely to have been deliberately lit, Australian authorities say.
Australian authorities have begun recovering the wreckage of a seaplane that crashed near Sydney, killing six people.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has questioned why the gunman in the Sydney cafe siege was not on the country's terror watch list.
Australian police are investigating the death of a baby, whose body was found buried under the sand at Sydney's Maroubra beach.