Australia's foreign affairs dept evacuated over suspicious package: Police

Australia`s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in the capital, Canberra, was evacuated on Tuesday after a suspicious package was found in the building`s canteen, police said.

Sydney: Australia`s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in the capital, Canberra, was evacuated on Tuesday after a suspicious package was found in the building`s canteen, police said.

Few other details were available.

Australia is on high alert after heavily-armed police stormed a Sydney cafe early on Tuesday morning and freed terrified hostages being held there at gunpoint for 16 hours.

Two hostages and the gunman were killed, police said.

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