Updated Thursday, December 18, 2014 0:00 am TWN
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Tearful Sydney office workers and Muslim women in hijabs laid flowers Tuesday at the scene of a deadly siege, as an outpouring of grief and shock gripped the usually easy-going harbor city.
Australia's government pledged Tuesday to determine why an Iranian-born Islamist with a history of extremism and violence was able to play out a “sick fantasy” by seizing hostages in a day-long siege.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Tearful Australians laid mounds of flowers at the site where a gunman held hostages for 16 hours at a popular Sydney cafe. The siege ended early Tuesday with a barrage of gunfire that left two hostages and the Iranian-born gunman dead, and a nation that has long prided itself on its peace rocked to its core.
A flurry of loud bangs erupted early Tuesday as a swarm of heavily armed police stormed a downtown Sydney cafe where a gunman had been holding an unknown number of people hostage for more than 16 hours.
A Taiwanese woman, described only as Miss Q, reported to authorities that she received a disturbing phone call yesterday from her fiance at 10 a.m. Australia time, warning her that he feared for his life when he found that gunman had taken hostages in the Lindt Chocolat Cafe below his office.
Monday, December 15, 2014
Three people ran out a fire exit of a Sydney cafe where a gunman took an unknown number of people hostage at the height of Monday morning rush hour. Two people inside the cafe were seen holding up a flag containing an Islamic declaration of faith.
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Saturday, December 13, 2014
The Catholic Church in Australia on Friday said that obligatory celibacy may have contributed to priests abusing children, and recommended that clergy should be given “psychosexual” training.
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