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  • Myanmar trial over 'Buddha insult'
    A New Zealander and two Burmese men plead not guilty to charges of insulting Buddhism with a flyer for a bar event in Myanmar.
    BBC News.  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:16:03 GMT.
  • No Major Backlash After Sydney Siege, but Muslims Are Fearful
    After the hostage standoff, Australian Muslims worry that the country is one attack away from reversing their growing but tenuous acceptance in the wider population.
    By Thomas Fuller and Michelle Innis.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:21:11 GMT.
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  • VIDEO: Burmese 'Buddha insult' trial starts
    The BBC's Jonah Fisher looks at the back ground to a trial in Myanmar, also known as Burma, in which a New Zealander and two Burmese men are accused of insulting Buddhism.
    BBC News.  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:06:20 GMT.
  • Australian PM says cafe siege 'horrific wake-up call'
    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Dec. 18 admitted Sydney's cafe siege was "a horrific wake-up call" as details emerged of the final minutes of the standoff which left the gunman and two hostages dead.
    Hurriyet.  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:33:00 +0200.
  • Abbott: Sydney Cafe Attack May Have Been Preventable
    Australia's prime minister says this week's deadly cafe attack in Sydney was a "horrific wake-up call" for authorities and may have been preventable. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:13:04 -0500.
  • Australian Government Faces Questions Over Sydney Gunman
    On Wednesday, Prime Minister Tony Abbott asked why Man Haron Monis had been dropped from a terrorism watchlist around 2009 and had been granted permanent residency.
    By Thomas Fuller and Michelle Innis.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:29:10 GMT.
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  • Australian PM promises investigation into Sydney siege, gunman's history
    A gunman responsible for a deadly siege in a Sydney café was once on the national security agency's watch list — but was dropped off it years ago for reasons that remain unclear, Australia's prime minister said Wednesday.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 01:45:10 EST.
  • Abbott Vows Probe Into Sydney Cafe Siege
    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is promising an investigation into how a deranged Iranian-born man with a history of violence and extremism was allowed to carry out this week's deadly cafe siege in Sydney. ...
    Voice of America.  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:37:11 -0500.
  • Australia mourns after tragic end to cafe siege
    Australians are in shock after the Sydney cafe siege as authorities investigate why its perpetrator remained at large despite a history of extremism.
    Mail & Guardian.  Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:51:03 +0200.
  • Australian Police End Sydney Cafe Siege
    Australian police ended a 16-hour stand-off at a Sydney cafe on December 15, storming the premises after a series of loud bangs. Shortly before, a number of hostages fled the building. ...
    Radio Liberty.  Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:24:00 +0000.

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