As the Sydney hostage drama entered its 11th hour, Australians took to social media to express solidarity with Muslim Australians who have faced abuse and intimidation in the country. WATCH:

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A gunman took an unknown number of people hostage inside a downtown Sydney chocolate shop and cafe at the height of Monday morning rush hour, with two people inside the cafe seen holding up a flag believed to contain an Islamic declaration of faith.

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Aussie daughters drink more than moms at same age

2014-06-27 12:05

Australian daughters in their early 20s are five times as likely to consume 30 glasses of alcohol a month compared with their mothers at the same age.

How to travel like royalty

2014-04-17 11:43

Want to travel like royalty? Here's your chance


Watch as a school of sharks follow this boat off the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia.

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Australians are getting fatter

2013-04-16 10:15

Australians are smoking and drinking less than they were five years ago but are fatter and more anxious, according to a new survey profiling the nation's health.

Alonso: Red Bull fastest in F1

2013-03-19 08:33

Despite Lotus' Kimi Raikkonen outpacing Fernando Alonso by 12.5 seconds, the Ferrari ace warned: "Red Bull is clearly the fastest car in the field."

Australian GP qualifying postponed

2013-03-16 10:02

Pouring rain and number of crashes has resulted in the qualifying round of the 2013 Australian Grand Prix to be postponed to Sunday, March 17.

Armed Oz cops crash biker dens

2013-03-13 08:52

Hundreds of heavily armed police have swooped on motorcycle gangs in Sydney and its suburb and seized explosives, guns, drugs and cash.

Webber refuses 'supporting role'

2012-12-07 11:04

Mark Webber believes he can beat his team mate in 2013. Quite a high ambition considering Sebastian Vettel's third consecutive World title win in 2012.

Australia set for modest budget surplus

2012-05-06 11:59

Australia is on track for a modest budget surplus, says Treasurer Wayne Swan ahead of the unveiling of his fifth budget for the mining-powered economy.

Arthur calls on Chappell

2011-12-17 13:56

Mickey Arthur has called on Former India coach Greg Chappell to share his insights of the Indian team with the Australian squad.

Horne out of Wales clash

2011-12-02 17:11

Australia were forced into a late change when Rob Horne was ruled out of Australia's Test against Wales with a tight hamstring.

Proteas back from the dead

2011-11-18 17:57

The Proteas have made a stirring fightback from the brink of impending disaster to end the second day of the Test on level terms.

Bowlers fight back

2011-11-18 14:45

The Proteas bowlers have fought back to dismiss three Australian batsmen after lunch in the second Test at the Wanderers.

SA set sights on series kill

2011-11-11 16:47

The Proteas have a wonderful chance to achieve a first home Test series success against Australia since 1969/70.

Schalk rooting for Azzurri

2011-10-01 13:22

Schalk Burger has admitted he'll be cheering for an Italian victory over Ireland as South Africa prepare to face the Wallabies.

Australia romp past Russia

2011-10-01 07:08

Patched-up Australia cruised into the World Cup quarterfinals after a ten-try thrashing over hapless Russia.

Marsh rescues Australia

2011-09-16 17:26

Shaun Marsh hit a gutsy 81 to steer Australia out of trouble at the start of the third and final cricket Test against Sri Lanka.

Ponting celebrates 100 wins

2011-09-03 13:41

Ricky Ponting has become the first cricketer to play in 100 Test wins after Australia defeated Sri Lanka by 125 runs.

Australia crush Sri Lanka

2011-08-20 18:02

Fast bowler Brett Lee and spinner Xavier Doherty took four wickets apiece as Australia crushed Sri Lanka to win the fourth ODI.

Australia all out for 176

2011-03-19 10:59

Paceman Umar Gul took three wickets as Pakistan dismissed defending champion Australia for 176 with more than three overs to spare.

Australia cruise past Kenya

2011-03-13 19:12

Reigning World Cup champions Australia have eased into the quarterfinals of the World Cup with a 60-run victory over Kenya.

Aus want flying start

2011-02-21 06:13

Australia would like to emulate New Zealand's thumping victory over Kenya when they face Zimbabwe in their opening match.

Strauss savours Ashes victory

2010-12-29 16:29

Andrew Strauss savoured the feeling of victory as England sealed the Ashes, but has his sights set on the number one ranking.


Video report: Gunman takes hostages in Sydney

2014-12-15 08:16

A gunman took an unknown number of people hostage inside a downtown Sydney chocolate shop and cafe at the height of Monday morning rush hour, with two people inside the cafe seen holding up a flag believed to contain an Islamic declaration of faith.

MotoGP pole: Another record for Marquez!

2014-10-18 08:00

Honda's Marc Marquez has taken his 12th pole start of the year - and so set yet another record in what is one of the most stellar careers in motorsport history.

Bacon-wrapped alligator with a chicken stuffed in its mouth

2014-05-13 16:13

Turducken for Australians.

Shark kills woman off Australia's east coast

2014-04-03 12:36

A woman was killed by a shark as she was swimming at a popular Australian beach resort. She had been swimming there for 14 years.

GM to axe 500 Oz jobs

2013-04-09 11:59

General Motors plans to shed 500 jobs in Australia because of weakening demand for its Holden (Chevrolet) Cruze and a high Australian dollar.

Hulkenberg's car woes continue

2013-03-18 09:44

Nico Hulkenberg's run of bad luck at the Australian Grand Prix continued when he was unable to even make it onto the grid for the start of the race.

Here's how F1 2013 will end...

2013-03-14 09:47

The start of the F1 season is also the time to stick one neck out... here's Wheels24's F1 writer DIETER RENCKEN's forecast for 2013.

Final leg surgery for Webber

2012-12-11 08:39

Mark Webber injured his right leg in a downhill mountain-biking accident. Now, four years later, he's had what he hopes will be the last restorative surgery.

Aussies shocked at murder

2012-09-30 11:57

Tens of thousands of people have marched through the Melbourne suburb where murdered Irish woman Jill Meagher was last seen alive.

Aus mines have insurance against lower prices

2012-03-21 14:34

Increased shipments of coal, iron ore and gas would more than make up for any fall in their value, Australian officials say.

Mickey shows Jake the way

2011-12-06 13:05

Jake White has revealed how new Australia cricket coach Mickey Arthur helped convince him to take up his post at the Brumbies.

SA's best and worst in a day

2011-11-18 22:00

The Proteas are dramatically back on track after staring uncomfortably down the barrel after day two of the second Test.

Tahir triple topples tail

2011-11-18 17:43

Imran Tahir's first three Test wickets helped dismiss Australia in the final session, on day two of the second Test.

Oz shell-shocked by collapse

2011-11-11 20:42

Australia was shaken to the core by its loss to the Proteas, leaving captain Michael Clarke questioning the team's fighting spirit.

Hashim poised to lead Proteas

2011-10-01 14:24

Gary Kirsten has confirmed that Hashim Amla will lead the Proteas in Twenty20 and ODI cricket in the absence of AB de Villiers.

Mitchell could be out of RWC

2011-10-01 07:54

Australian winger Drew Mitchell could be out of the World Cup after a hamstring injury against Russia, coach Robbie Deans has said.

Fresh strikes to hit Qantas

2011-09-26 09:37

Qantas has warned of fresh disruption after 4 000 ground staff announced their second strike in as many weeks, hitting thousands of travellers on one of Australia’s busiest weekends of the year.

Wallabies on form - Mallett

2011-09-09 16:24

Italy coach Nick Mallett rates the Wallabies as the form team of the World Cup and says his Azzurri team face a tough Test.

Harris stars in Aussie win

2011-09-03 12:08

Fast bowler Ryan Harris has claimed five wickets as Australia beat a valiant Sri Lanka by 125 runs in the first Test.

Clarke sees Oz to easy win

2011-04-09 14:25

Michael Clarke played a captains innings by smashing a century and leading Australia to victory over Bangladesh in the first ODI.

Australia cruise to victory

2011-03-16 18:20

Australia's openers put on an emphatic display as they crushed Canada by seven wickets in their Group A match on Wednesday.

Rain hits CWC showdown

2011-03-05 14:48

Australia's showdown with co-hosts Sri Lanka has been abandoned due to rain after play was halted in the 32nd over.

Disasters may reverse Aus growth

2011-02-08 07:59

A drop in coal and agricultural exports forced by Australia's flood and cyclone disasters could "thump" its economy, forcing growth into reverse, government warns.

Harris undergoes surgery

2010-12-29 15:44

Paceman Ryan Harris will undergo surgery on his injured left ankle and will be sidelined for three to four months.

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