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Tributes flow for victims of Sydney hostage drama
Sydney, Dec 16 (IANS) Florists in the centre of Sydney were nearly sold out of flowers Tuesday after thousands of people started leaving bouquets and flowers in tributes at Martin Place following reports that three people died in a hostage drama.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 2:40:07 PM

Shaun Marsh aims at becoming more consistent
Brisbane, 16 Dec (IANS) After working throughout the off-season with former Test great Justin Langer, Australian batsman Shaun Marsh is confident he will rectify his early-innings blues and become a more consistent international player.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 2:18:03 PM

Microbial 'signatures' can nab sexual offenders
Sydney, Dec 16 (IANS) Bacterial communities living on an individual's pubic hairs could be used as a microbial "signature" to trace his involvement in sexual assault cases, say Australian researchers.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 2:06:15 PM

Government office evacuated in Canberra after bomb threat
Canberra, Dec 16 (IANS) The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) office here was Tuesday evacuated after a suspicious package was found in a staff canteen, Canberra Times reported.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 1:52:11 PM

Australian PM lays flowers at Sydney makeshift memorial
Sydney, Dec 16 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Tuesday laid flowers at a makeshift memorial here and mourned the death of the victims of the terror attack in which three people, including the gunman, were killed.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 11:38:03 AM

Two hostages killed in Sydney cafe identified
Sydney, Dec 16 (IANS) The two people killed in a 16-hour hostage crisis in a cafe in the heart of Sydney have been identified, a media report said.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 10:50:05 AM

Gunman in Sydney hostage crisis was known to police: PM
Canberra, Dec 16 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott confirmed Tuesday that the gunman at the centre of the Sydney siege, in which two hostages were shot dead, was known to the federal police and had an "infatuation with extremism".

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 8:24:03 AM

Three confirmed dead in Sydney hostage crisis
Sydney, Dec 16 (IANS) Three people, including the gunman, another man, aged 34, and a woman, aged 38, were confirmed dead while four people were injured after a 16-hour hostage crisis -- the first terror attack in Australia -- ended early Tuesday with police storming a cafe in the heart of Sydney, authorities said.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 12:56:10 AM

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

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