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Taxpayers could pay for Monis funeral

Taxpayers could pay for Monis funeral

Taxpayers, including the hostages held at gunpoint by Man Haron Monis, may have to foot the bill for his funeral arrangements if no one comes forward to claim his body.

Tennis: Nadal ready for Australian Open

Tennis: Nadal ready for Australian Open

Rafael Nadal has declared his Australian Open preparations on track after recovering from appendix surgery.

Queensland battered again by storms

Southeast Queensland is mopping up after being battered by a line of intense thunderstorms that cut power to more than 27,000 homes and businesses.

Siege victims' families to plan funerals

Siege victims' families to plan funerals

As flowers pile up in tribute to the Sydney siege victims, their families now face the heart-breaking task of organising funerals before Christmas.

Fire crews aided by milder conditions

Firefighters will take advantage of milder conditions on Friday as they fight two blazes raging in Victoria's northeast.

Football: Moss signs new deal with Phoenix

Football: Moss signs new deal with Phoenix

Wellington Phoenix goalkeeper Glen Moss has rebuffed approaches from other suitors to sign a two-year extension with the A-League club.

One person unaccounted for in Vic bushfire

One person unaccounted for in Vic bushfire

One person is missing in central Victoria and people living in the north east have been warned they are in danger as bushfires continue to burn out of control in the state.

Suspect arrested after Melbourne stand-off

A man wanted for questioning over a fatal stabbing has been arrested after an eight-hour stand-off with police in Melbourne.

Sydney siege: Slain hostages named

Sydney siege: Slain hostages named

A mother-of-three and the manager of the Sydney cafe have been named as the two hostages killed in a 16-hour standoff which ended in gunfire early this morning.

Copycat siege in US 'guaranteed'

Copycat siege in US 'guaranteed'

A terror act similar to the deadly Sydney Lindt cafe siege will soon take place in the US, a former high-ranking CIA official says.

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