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Sydney hostage crisis ends, both Indians escape (Roundup)
Sydney, Dec 15 (IANS) A 16-hour hostage crisis -- the first terror attack in Australia -- ended early Tuesday after police stormed a cafe in the heart of Sydney where an Iran-born cleric took some 30 people hostage and made several demands, sending shockwaves across the country.

Monday, December 15, 2014 10:48:03 PM

Infosys employee has escaped: Indian diplomat
Sydney/New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) An Infosys employee taken hostage in a Sydney cafe has escaped after police stormed it early Tuesday, an Indian diplomat said.

Monday, December 15, 2014 9:46:14 PM

Police storm Sydney cafe, free hostages, two dead
Sydney, Dec 15 (IANS) A nearly 22-hour hostage crisis in the heart of Sydney - the first terror attack on Australian soil - ended early Tuesday after police stormed a cafe amid gunfire and rescued about 30 people held captive, including an Infosys employee from Andhra Pradesh.

Monday, December 15, 2014 9:34:03 PM

Two dead as Sydney hostage drama ends
Sydney, Dec 15 (IANS) Two people were killed as police early Tuesday stormed a Sydney cafe where a gunman was holding over 30 people hostage, Xinhua reported citing television reports in Australia.

Monday, December 15, 2014 9:30:04 PM

Gunman behind Sydney hostage drama identified
Sydney, Dec 15 (IANS) The gunman who has taken over 30 people hostage, including an Indian, in a cafe in the heart of Sydney Monday has been identified as Man Haron Monis, who the Australian Muslim community leaders described as a free agent acting on his own and has no backing of the community.

Monday, December 15, 2014 9:24:04 PM

Indian team's security in Brisbane tightened
Brisbane, Dec 15 (IANS) The security around Indian cricketers, currently in Brisbane to play the second Test match of an ongoing series against Australia, was reportedly tightened here owing to a hostage crisis in Sydney.

Monday, December 15, 2014 9:14:03 PM

Police storm Sydney cafe, gunfire heard
Sydney, Dec 15 (IANS) Security forces early Tuesday stormed a cafe in the heart of Sydney where a gunman was holding around 30 hostages, triggering fierce gunfire.

Monday, December 15, 2014 9:08:09 PM

Gunman holds Indian among hostages in Sydney cafe (Roundup)
Sydney/New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) An Indian employee of Infosys was among about 30 people held hostage Monday by an armed man who stormed a cafe in Sydney's bustling business district -- in the first terrorist attack on Australian soil.

Monday, December 15, 2014 8:30:05 PM

Gunman behind Sydney hostage crisis identified
Sydney, Dec 15 (IANS) The gunman who has taken over 30 people hostage, including an Indian, in a cafe in the heart of Sydney Monday has been identified, media reported.

Monday, December 15, 2014 8:26:06 PM

Sydney hostage crisis: Australians reach out to Muslims with #IllRideWithYou
Sydney, Dec 15 (IANS) The hashtag #IllRideWithYou has been trending on Twitter in Sydney and other major cities as Australians reached out to support Muslim commuters amid the Sydney hostage crisis.

Monday, December 15, 2014 7:30:04 PM

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