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Three Dead In Sydney Hostage Situation

Posted On December 15, 2014

(Sydney) -- Three people are dead after a hostage situation in Sydney, Australia.   At a press conference, New South Wales Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione remarked that two of the deceased are hostages, while the third is the gunman in the incident. He also mentioned that there are other people who were injured in the…

Activists Criticize UN Climate Change Deal

Posted On December 15, 2014

(Lima) -- Environmental activists are blasting the UN for what they are calling a weak and ineffectual climate deal. Almost 200 countries agreed on the deal early Sunday, but differences over the draft text caused the two-week talks to overrun by more than a day. While politicians agreed on the plan, activists said governments "crucially…

Gunman Holding Hostages In Sydney

Posted On December 15, 2014

(Sydney) -- A cafe in Sydney, Australia is under siege as a gunman continues to hold hostages. Despite the tense situation, New South Wales Premier Mike Baird says residents should go about their business as usual.   Five people managed to escape from the building yesterday. A black Islamic flag has been held up to…

Australia PM: Sydney Hostage Situation Disturbing

Posted On December 15, 2014

(Sydney) -- Australian police are still working to bring an end to a tense hostage situation at a Sydney cafe that began Sunday. Prime Minister Tony Abbott says the situation is disturbing.   The police's main goal is to bring the hostages out safely. New South Wales Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione says it appears no…

Commissioner: Police Want To End Hostage Standoff Safely

Posted On December 15, 2014

(Sydney) -- Australian police are still working to bring an end to a hostage situation at a Sydney cafe that began Sunday.   New South Wales Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione says it appears no one has been hurt by the gunman. Their main goal is to bring the hostages out safely. SkyNews in Australia is…