Rocks hurled at Sydney siege cafe

2015-06-03 12:04

The Sydney cafe at the centre of a deadly siege has been vandalised with police investigating Wednesday after rocks were thrown through five of its windows.

Sydney siege gunman was a 'secretive, defiant narcissist'

2015-05-25 10:56

The man who took 18 people hostage at a Sydney cafe last year was educated and erratic, secretive about his own life and public about his many grievances, and a self-obsessed fabulist who grew increasingly defiant as he edged closer to launching his deadly attack, lawyers tell an inquest.

HEADLINES: Eskom, UCT Rhodes protest & Sydney siege

In today's headlines: Eskom allegedly looks into upping electricity tariffs, UCT protests continue to gain momentum and the Sydney cafe that was under siege last year reopens. Watch.

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Sydney siege café to reopen

2015-03-17 17:55

The café in Sydney, Australia, where an Islamic State sympathiser took 18 people hostage in mid-December is set to re-open, the owners say.

2 charged with terrorism in Australia

2015-02-11 18:20

Two alleged ISIS supporters in Sydney have been charged with plotting a terrorist attack, Australian police say, the latest terrorism-related incident in the country in recent months.

2 hostages say they plotted to stab gunman in Sydney siege

2015-02-08 12:00

Two staff members of a Sydney cafe say they plotted to stab a gunman who held them hostage during a 16-hour siege in December.

Sydney cafe inquest to shed light on how hostages died

2015-01-28 08:33

An inquest into the deadly siege in which an extremist gunman held a cafe full of people captive in Sydney is set to open, amid expectation it will officially lift the lid on how two hostages died.

Sydney siege declared terrorist act for insurance claims

2015-01-15 14:51

A fatal Sydney cafe siege last month has officially been declared a terrorist incident by the government so businesses can make insurance claims.

Memorial services held for Sydney siege victims

2014-12-23 07:18

The two victims of a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe are being remembered at private memorial services, one week after a gunman took them hostage.

Lawyer for Sydney gunman gets death threats

2014-12-19 10:31

Lawyers who defended the Sydney siege gunman on a string of charges and the magistrate who bailed him have received deaths threats, officials say, amid growing anger that he was on the streets.


Sydney siege gunman may have had schizophrenia

2015-05-27 08:44

The gunman who carried out a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe may have suffered from chronic schizophrenia, a psychiatrist who had treated him tells an inquest.

'Strong sense of comradeship' as Sydney cafe reopens

2015-03-20 09:44

New South Wales state premier Mike Baird says there is a strong sense of "comradeship" in the country, as a Sydney cafe that was the scene of a siege three months ago reopened.

Scores queue for reopening of Sydney siege cafe

2015-03-20 05:43

The Sydney cafe where a gunman inspired by the Islamic State group staged a bloody 16-hour siege has reopened, with scores queuing to enter the site where two hostages died.

Abbott announces fresh security crackdown

2015-02-23 10:21

Tony Abbott has announced a national security crackdown that could deny welfare payments to people seen as potential threats, strip the passports of those with dual nationality and curb travel overseas.

‘Death cult’ responsible for Sydney siege – Abbott

2015-02-09 12:28

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has declared the cafe siege by a lone gunman in Sydney in which two hostages were killed was inspired by the Islamic State ‘death cult’.

Sydney siege hostage killed by police bullet ricochet

2015-01-29 07:35

One of the hostages held during a siege at an Australian cafe last month was killed by a ricochet of at least one police bullet that also injured three other hostages, an inquest has heard.

HEADLINES: Zuma in Davos, Soweto & Sydney evacuation

In today's news headlines: President Jacob Zuma speaks at the World Economic Forum, 39 people have been arrested in Soweto for looting and a harbor precint in Sydney goes into lockdown. Watch.

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Sydney siege declared terrorist act

2015-01-15 11:45

A fatal Sydney cafe siege last month has been officially declared a terrorist incident by the government so businesses can make insurance claims.

Court orders partner of Sydney hostage-taker jailed

2014-12-22 11:09

An Australian court has ordered bail revoked for the partner of a self-styled Sheikh who stormed a Sydney cafe at gunpoint, sparking a 16-hour hostage crisis that left three people dead.

Rights groups urge Abbott to ease up on refugees

2014-12-18 12:00

Human rights groups and politicians have urged Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott not to use the deadly siege in Sydney as a pretext to crack down on refugees.

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