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Australia: Police criticised for tactics in deadly Sydney cafe siege

The findings into the December 2014 tragedy that shocked the nation followed intense scrutiny of New South Wales police tactics, which have been blasted by families of those who died.

May 24, 2017, 09:16 AM IST

Sydney siege gunman partner to stand trial for murder

 The former partner of the 2014 Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis has been committed to stand trial for the murder of the latter`s ex-wife, a media report said on Monday.

Aug 03, 2015, 10:55 AM IST

Sydney siege gunman may have had schizophrenia: Inquest

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

May 27, 2015, 11:23 AM IST

Coronial inquest into Sydney cafe siege opens

The coronial inquest into the Sydney's Martin Place siege, in which more than a dozen people were taken hostages by a self-styled cleric, formally opened here this morning.

May 25, 2015, 09:26 AM IST

Australia honours victims of deadly siege as Sydney cafe reopens

A Sydney cafe that was the scene of a siege three months ago reopened on Friday with plaques honouring two victims killed during the 16-hour standoff, which prompted tighter Australian immigration controls and a review of anti-terror laws.

Mar 20, 2015, 09:58 AM IST

Sydney siege gunman's partner drops court appeal

 The partner of Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis on Thursday abandoned an appeal against her 2013 conviction for helping him send offensive letters to the families of the dead Australian soldiers.

Mar 12, 2015, 12:48 PM IST

Sydney siege victims recount ordeal: 'Do I stab him? What if I miss?'

 Victims of the Sydney siege spoke of their ordeal in interviews with commercial television networks, media reported Monday.

Feb 09, 2015, 13:26 PM IST

Report on Sydney cafe siege gunman due in February

The Iranian-born gunman who took 17 people hostage in a Sydney cafe had "taken advantage of our system", Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Wednesday, saying he had received an official report into the tragedy.

Feb 04, 2015, 17:03 PM IST

Report on Sydney cafe siege gunman due this month

The Iranian-born gunman who took 17 people hostage in a Sydney cafe had "taken advantage of our system", Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Wednesday, saying he had received an official report into the tragedy. 

Feb 04, 2015, 13:54 PM IST

Australian cafe siege hostage killed by ricocheted police bullets

A coronial inquest into the deaths of two hostages and a gunman during a siege at a Sydney cafe was told on Thursday that one of the hostages was killed by police bullets that ricocheted from hard

Jan 29, 2015, 05:42 AM IST

Sydney siege declared terrorist act for insurance claims

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

Jan 15, 2015, 11:31 AM IST

Uber `truly sorry` for hiking prices during Sydney siege

Popular web-based taxi firm Uber on Wednesday said it was "truly sorry" for hiking prices as frightened people fled an armed cafe siege in Sydney last week.

Dec 24, 2014, 13:11 PM IST

Australia's New South Wales opposition leader resigns

 The leader of the opposition in Australia`s New South Wales (NSW) state resigned Tuesday over revelations that he provided electoral help to the Sydney hostage crisis gunman Man Haron Monis, reported media.

Dec 23, 2014, 14:56 PM IST

Sydney siege victims remembered as floral tributes removed

Mourners paid emotional tributes to victims of the Sydney cafe siege Tuesday as volunteers and workers removed a giant sea of flowers laid in their memory amid plans for a permanent memorial.

Dec 23, 2014, 08:39 AM IST

Sydney siege: 'Victim Tori Johnson's funeral to be celebration of his life'

Family members and partner of Sydney siege victim Tori Johnson plan his funeral to be a "positive reflection" of his life. Johnson`s funeral will be held Tuesday.

Dec 22, 2014, 14:27 PM IST

Sydney siege gunman's body released

The body of Sydney hostage-taker gunman Man Haron Monis was released by the New South Wales coroner Monday following completion of his autopsy.

Dec 22, 2014, 12:34 PM IST

Court orders partner of Sydney hostage-taker jailed

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

Dec 22, 2014, 11:31 AM IST

Death threats to Sydney siege gunman`s lawyers, magistrate

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

Dec 19, 2014, 10:06 AM IST

Indian says getting better every day after Sydney siege

Viswakanth Ankireddy, an Indian IT worker who was held hostage during the Sydney cafe siege on December 15, said on Thursday that he is getting better day-by-day with his wife's support.

Dec 18, 2014, 14:37 PM IST

Why Sydney siege gunman failed to manipulate social media?

One hostage the Sydney siege gunman failed to take this week was social media.

Dec 18, 2014, 12:58 PM IST