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No formal suspects yet in Cairns tragedy

THE investigation into the deaths of eight children in a Cairns home is in the early stages, with police unable to disclose a cause of death yet. Full News here – NEWS.com.au | National Breaking News

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Sydney siege: inside the terrifying hostage drama

Sydney siege: inside the terrifying hostage drama In the early hours of Tuesday morning, Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis was wide awake and agitated, the father of one hostage says. Joel Herat, 21, has told his family Monis was starting to herd the frightened hostages into separate groups inside … Full News here – Read […]

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Latest Sydney raids not linked to siege

NSW and federal police have conducted raids in Sydney as part of an ongoing counter-terrorism operation, in which two men were arrested on Monday. Full News here – NEWS.com.au | National Breaking News

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Eight kids found dead at Cairns home

A 20-YEAR-OLD man has arrived at his Cairns home to find his eight siblings, ranging in age from 18 months to 15 years, dead in what is understood to have been a mass stabbing. Full News here – NEWS.com.au | NSW/ACT

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Sydney Siege May Have Been 'Preventable,' Australia's Tony Abbott Says

Sydney Siege May Have Been 'Preventable,' Australia's Tony Abbott Says SYDNEY — Australia's prime minister said Thursday that a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe may have been preventable, as the chorus of critics demanding to know why the gunman was out on bail despite facing a string of violent charges grew louder. Full News […]

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Gunman’s wife faces review of her bail

“I want to know whether every aspect of her being on bail has been examined in all possible detail,” said NSW A-G Brad Hazard of the murder case against Amirah Droudis (pictured today). Full News here – Daily Telegraph | NSW and ACT

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Australia a ‘nation of victims’, deadly Sydney siege unlikely in Texas, says pro-gun senator Leyonhjelm

Australia is a “nation of victims” with citizens unable to properly protect themselves with weapons, pro-gun crossbench senator David Leyonhjelm says. Full News here – Government And Politics RSS Feed from 702 ABC Sydney

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Sydney siege victims remembered as 'selfless' and 'devoted'

Sydney siege victims remembered as 'selfless' and 'devoted' A well-respected barrister and mother of three, and the manager of the Lindt café where the 16-hour standoff took place were the two hostages killed in a dramatic siege in Sydney. Bankers and lawyers were among the 17 people held captive by a gunman at … Full News […]

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Asylum seeker babies to remain

THIRTY-one babies born to asylum-seeker parents in Australia will be allowed to stay on the mainland as part of a one-off arrangement. Full News here – NEWS.com.au | The Nation

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Tori Johnson's aunt says father 'couldn't speak' of son's death

Tori Johnson's aunt says father 'couldn't speak' of son's death The family of Lindt cafe manager Tori Johnson, who was killed in the Sydney siege, said they "couldn't speak" after they received the phone call informing them of his death. Mr Johnson, 34, and fellow hostage Katrina Dawson, 38, were killed when … Full News […]

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Community gathers at Sydney cathedral to remember Sydney siege victims

Hundreds of Sydney residents and community leaders gathered at St Andrews Cathedral last night for a memorial service for the victims of this week’s Martin Place cafe siege. The Lindt Cafe manager Tori Johnson, and lawyer Katrina Dawson, died after being held for more than 16 hours by the gunman. Full News here – Community […]

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Drone strikes counterproductive, says secret CIA report

Drone strikes and other “targeted killings” of terrorist and insurgent leaders favoured by the US and supported by Australia can strengthen extremist groups and be counterproductive, according to a secret CIA report published by WikiLeaks. Full News here – The Sydney Morning Herald National Headlines

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Sydney’s ‘Diana’ plan for sea of flowers

THE NSW Government is seeking advice from London on how they composted the tens of thousands of flowers laid after Princess Diana’s death in 1997 following the outpouring of grief for siege victims. Full News here – NEWS.com.au | NSW/ACT

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Sydney siege: Gunman Monis had illegal firearm, say police

Sydney siege: Gunman Monis had illegal firearm, say police The man who took 17 people hostage in a cafe in Sydney on Monday was carrying an illegally owned firearm, Australian police have said. PM Tony Abbott said on Wednesday that he wanted to know how Man Haron Monis was able to get a gun licence … […]

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Hazlewood earns more comparisons

Josh Hazlewood may be compared with Glenn McGrath but he achieved something the fast bowling great never could on Test debut. Full News here – The Sydney Morning Herald National Headlines

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