Siege gunman 'caught on camera' video

Vision believed to be of Man Haron Monis walking in Martin Place ahead of Monday's fatal siege.

12:08 PM  Cameras overlooking Sydney's Martin Pl appear to show gunman an hour before the hostage crisis begins.

Victim 'has made our city smell like flowers'

Daughter leaves touching note at Martin Pl

Partner's tribute to siege victim

Tori Johnson, killed in the siege in Martin Place.

12:17 PM  The air is filled with the perfume of flowers. Tori Johnson would love it, his partner says.

700 fragments of MH17 victims

The wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH 17, believed to have been shot down by Ukraine separatists in July.

Family of British student who died on MH17 reveal hundreds of body parts have yet to be identified.

Priest runs rescue on Facebook

Martin We-en posted this and other photos of Clara Sowei Manu to Facebook to organise a life-saving mission.

10:51 AM  Martin We-en didn't need to pray for the youths and helicopter he needed to save a woman in labour.

Kiwi denied bail video

Kiwi bar manager Philip Blackwood has been detained in Burma.

Trial date set for Kiwi bar manager accused over ''offensive'' Buddha images in Myanmar.

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australia

'I love you mum': Dawson's daughter's note

MOURNING: Relatives of Katrina Dawson gather in Martin Place on Thursday.

Among thousands of public tributes made to victims of the Sydney siege, there was a very personal one.

#illridewithyou turned into song video

In the aftermath of one of Sydney's darkest days, there was a spot of colour.

The hostage that eluded siege gunman

Siege's missing seven minutes video

americas

Blind boy's punishment outrage

Blind since birth ... Eight-year-old Dakota Nafzinger.

School in US apologises to the family of a blind student whose cane was replaced with a swimming pool noodle after he allegedly misbehaved on the bus.

Hack linked to North Korea

US investigators again saying North Korea behind cyber attack on Sony's Hollywood studio.

A South Carolina judge has tossed a conviction of avblack teen executed in 1944.

Teen pardoned after 70 years

At 14, George Stinney Jr. was convicted of murder by an all-white jury and executed. Seventy years later, he has been exonerated.

europe

700 fragments of MH17 victims

The wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH 17, believed to have been shot down by Ukraine separatists in July.

Family of British student who died on MH17 reveal hundreds of body parts have yet to be identified.

Putin offers no solutions to rouble's slide

President Vladimir Putin assures Russians the economy would rebound after rouble's dramatic slide.

Resource rich area ... A congressional delegation and the Secretary of the Navy walk around the Seawolf class submarine USS Connecticut after the boat surfaced through through Arctic sea ice in 2011.

Denmark stakes its North Pole claim

In time for Christmas, Denmark has claimed Santa Claus's home - the North Pole.

middle east

Pakistan to pursue militants

FACES OF THE VICTIMS: Some of the scores killed in the attack on the army-run school in Pakistan.

Pakistan's prime minister says his government "will not rest until every terrorist is killed".

Taliban kill over 140 gallery video

Taliban gunmen storm a Pakistan military-run school, killing at least 141 people, mostly children.

GRIM SCENE: A Pakistani Army soldier walks through a in a blood-covered area a day after a Taliban massacre.

A trail of carnage after massacre video

Scattered shoes, broken eyeglasses and trails of blood mark the scene where 148 students and teachers were killed.

asia

Kiwi denied bail video

Kiwi bar manager Philip Blackwood has been detained in Burma.

Trial date set for Kiwi bar manager accused over ''offensive'' Buddha images in Myanmar.

Indonesia prepares firing squad

Indonesia has asked that other nations respect its legal processes as it prepares to carry out the death penalty

PARADISE AS USUAL: Tourists deserted Phuket after the 2004 tsunami, but have since returned in droves.

Paradise as usual in Phuket

Tourists shunned Thailand for a year after the 2004 tsunami, but that didn't stop them returning in droves.

africa

Boko Haram kidnap over 100 women, children

Boko Haram abductees

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped more than 100 women and children and killed 35 people.

Ebola delays Liberia elections

Ebola has killed nearly 3200 people this year in Liberia, and many question whether elections can be held at all.

'Maasai Olympics'

The end of lion hunting gallery

The Maasai community are trading lions for medals in an attempt to end an enduring tradition.

south pacific

NZ rebuilds ties to Fiji

NORMALISING RELATIONS: Defence minister Gerry Brownlee, seen in a file photo, is in Suva for talks with his Fijian counterparts.

New Zealand is rebuilding defence ties to Fiji, with aerial surveillance and officer training set to resume early next year.

Kiwi's clean out pleases

Kiwi trumpets a clean out of corrupt cops during his retirement speech as boss of Tonga's troubled police force.

gavel

Fiji drops sex-assault case

After a lengthy investigation, Fiji authorities won't prosecute resort employee accused of sexually assaulting girl staying in hotel with NZ family.

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Siege gunman 'caught on camera'

Cameras overlooking Sydney's Martin Pl appear to show gunman an hour before the hostage crisis begins.