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Sydney siege: TV hostage interviews won't affect inquest

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Sydney siege ends: PM Tony Abbott visits Martin Place memorial

There were corporate workers on their breaks, tourists who had just arrived in Sydney, parents who had travelled long distances on trains with …

Sydney siege ends: More than 16 hours of terror for captives

The staff and customers could not have understood why Monis disabled the automatic glass doors, so nobody else could enter.<p>They had no clues to his …

Sydney siege survivors from all walks of life, bound together by tragedy

Bondi student and Lindt Cafe worker Jarrod Hoffman was one of the first to flee the cafe early on Tuesday morning.<p>The 19-year-old's friends stayed up …

Hostages in the Sydney cafe siege: 'We’re not getting out of here'

Exclusive: As the hours dragged on and their captor became more erratic and his fury more frightening, hostages began to despair. They complied with demands they made videos, begged for release and then ran for their lives<p>• Man Haron Monis: fringe figure whose crime record and erratic behaviour …

Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis: the unlikely violent extremist

Man Haron Monis unnerved many of the people he knew in the 18 years he spent in Australia. But few believed he could be responsible for anything like the marathon siege that ended with two dead hostages early on Tuesday morning.<p>Indeed the competing identities he claimed – self-styled peace …

Sydney siege: Abbott to ask why ‘sick’ gunman remained at large

Tony Abbott, the Australian prime minister, has said his national security team needed to look into why a self-styled Islamist activist with a troubled history was allowed to be at large, as witnesses paid tribute to the two hostages who died in the Sydney cafe siege.<p>He said officials were seeking …

Sydney siege: Australian Muslim woman explains why she kept her children at home following attack

A Muslim Australian woman has told of her sadness, frustration and fear following the fatal siege at Martin Place in Sydney, explaining why she kept …