Amazing sea of flowers tribute to Sydney siege victims

Martin Place becomes moving floral memorial to the lives lost in the Sydney hostage crisis. Prime Minister joins mourners.

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9 reasons why Aussie spiders make the best pets

Why every Australian needs an eight-legged friend for a pet.

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Hostages killed in Sydney siege named

The two hostages who were fatally wounded when the siege was brought to a dramatic have been identified as a barrister and the manager of the Lindt café. A number of others received gunshot wounds.

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Police dramatically storm Sydney café to end siege

Apparent gunshots and explosions heard as police put end Australian hostage crisis. Injured ferried to hospital.

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Sydney hostage siege: timeline of events

Live blog of the Sydney siege hostage crisis in Martin Place, as it was being reported by Australian media.

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Sydney siege: Gunman named as radical cleric, Man Haron Monis

The man holding hostages in Sydney is known to police as being on bail, charged with over 40 serious offences.

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Five hostages now free from Sydney siege

Police have made contact with the gunman in the Sydney siege crisis and five hostages are now free.

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Radio host claims he took phone call from Sydney siege hostage

2GB talkback host, Ray Hadley, says he spoke on the phone to a hostage inside the Sydney café under siege but refused to put the call to air. He claims the gunman wanted to speak to the prime minister.

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Three hostages released from Sydney Siege café

Hostages have been seen coming out of the café at the centre of the siege in Sydney.

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Sydney siege: Witnesses describe “shocking and chilling sight”

Witnesses to the siege in Sydney’s Martin place tell of terrifying scenes.

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Sydney Opera House evacuated as Martin Place hostage siege unfolds

The Sydney Opera House has been evacuated as hostage siege takes place in the city’s CBD.

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