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  • Australian newscaster breaks down on air when learning she knew woman killed in Sidney siege on Tuesday
    Australian newscaster on air: Breaks down realizing friend was Sydney fatality
    An Australian newscaster breaks down on the air after finding out while reporting the news that a woman killed in the Sydney siege on Tuesday was someone she knew. The heart-wrenching show of raw emotions offered a realistic window into the pain...
  • Sydney cafe siege ends
    PBS gun poll backfires; stories from Sydney, Philly may explain why
    A PBS “Newshour” poll launched Sunday appears to be backfiring big time against the gun prohibition lobby – coincidentally on the heels of Saturday’s “I will not comply” rally in Olympia – and news reports...
  • Australian terrorist killed after 16-hour siege
    Australian terrorist killed after 16-hour siege
    Two out of 17 hostages were killed before Australian police were able to take down an Iranian-born gunman, Man Haron Monis, 50, invaded the popular Chocolat Café in Sydney and forced customers to hold a flag with an Islamic declaration of faith in...
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    Aussie authorities 'unsure' of terrorist's motivation
    Islamic jihad isn't something the Australian nation or her people are unfamiliar with. Between the 2002 and 2005 Bali Bombings which killed almost 100 Aussies, as well as the recent breaking up of a Jihadist plot to kidnap citizens off the...
  • Hostage taken out on stretcher
    Jihadist hostage-taker enabled by Australian gun laws
    An Islamic gunman who took Sydney cafe employees and customers hostage is among the three people reported dead after automatic weapon-wielding police using flash grenades stormed the building early Tuesday morning Australian time, Fox News is...
  • Sydney Police Hostage Situation
    Terror down under: Hostages in Sydney cafe
    Law enforcement officials are still on the scene of the Lindt Chocolate Cafe in Sydney, Australia, engaged in an intense stand off with a man holding several hostages. Police have placed parts of Sydney's Central Business District on lockdown...
  • Sydney, Australia is the scene of an ongoing hostage situation at a chocolate shop.
    Three hostages flee Sydney Lindt Chocolate Shop
    Sydney, Australia is the site of an ongoing hostage situation that began in Martin Place, the heart of Sydney's financial district, according to ABC News on Sunday. The Lindt Chocolate Shop, where the hostages are being held, is near numerous...
  • IUCN Conference 2014
    Call to protect 17% of land and 10% of oceans from Sydney and WPC
    The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Parks Congress (WPC) 2014 has concluded in Sydney, Australia, with the release of ‘The Promise of Sydney' which outlines an agenda for the protection of the earth's...
  • Germany celebrate world cup
    Socceroos to take on Germany
    Australia will be taking on the World Champions, Germany, Football Federation Australia announced on Tuesday. The match will take place at the Fritz-Walter Stadion in Kaiserslauten on March 25th.It will be Australia’s first match following...
  • 2015 Women's World Cup draw
    Matildas handed tough draw for 2015 World Cup
    Yet again Australia have been handed an incredibly difficult draw in a World Cup as the 2015 Women's World Cup draw was completed at Ottawa on Saturday afternoon. Being ranked tenth in the world did Australia no favors as they will face two...
  • Quality Hotel
    Room Report: Quality Hotel Airport Hotel Melbourne, Australia
    Arrival Experience: This budget-friendly hotel is a short distance away from Australia's second busiest airport. Guests need to have the hotel's phone number on hand to call the property to organize the complimentary pickup. Overseas...
  • Michael Cullen
    Michael Cullen explores darkness and misery on 'True Believer'
    Though 2014 is coming to a close there's still time to catch up on the new music you missed out on. For anyone who enjoys an air of misery and mystery to their songs then it's time to meet Michael Cullen. Cullen, born in Australia, isn'...
  • Shark photobomb at Australia surfing competition goes viral
    Shark photobomb: Australia surfing event visitor makes viral splash online
    A shark photobomb at an Australia surfing competition was shown to the event’s officials and that is all the proof they needed to shut down the event for a short period to give the shark a few minutes to move along. The shark breached the...
  • Shark photobomb Australia: Look out for that shark! Close call in ocean picture
    Shark photobomb Australia: 7 foot spinner shark a surprise scare in hit snapshot
    A shark photobomb in Australia had people watching the surfing competition in utter awe this week. A photographer said that she was simply observing people hit the ocean waves when she suddenly captured a 7 foot spinner shark riding the surf as...
  • Baby body found on beach in shallow grave: Found by two kids digging in sand
    Baby's body found on beach: Kids find decomposed 'very small infant' in sand
    The body of a baby has been found by two kids digging at the beach. The children who found the infant’s naked body in a shallow grave in the sand are between the ages of five and seven. They were at the beach for junior lifeguard training,...