Updated Tuesday, December 16, 2014 0:05 am TWN
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.
Friday, December 12, 2014
Australia's jobless rate hit a 12-year high in November, data showed Thursday, as more people looked for jobs in a softening economy hurt by falling commodity prices and weak Chinese demand.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Australia bowed to international pressure and pledged AU$200 million (US$165 million) to the U.N.-backed Green Climate Fund Wednesday to mitigate the impact of global warming on poor countries.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Australia's government accused the Islamic State (IS) group of using foreign fighters as “cannon fodder,” as the number of Australians killed while fighting alongside militants in Syria and Iraq rose to 20.
Monday, December 8, 2014
Saturday, December 6, 2014
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