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In Australia, Sydney siege inquiry continues amid grief, questions
In Australia, Sydney siege inquiry continues amid grief, questions

As the investigation of Sydney’s deadly hostage siege continued Tuesday, thousands of Australians paid tribute to the victims, pouring out their grief and leaving flowers near the crime scene at a busy downtown pedestrian thoroughfare. Initial reports suggested that the gunman, an Iranian-born self-declared Muslim cleric named Man Haron Monis, acted as a lone wolf. He died in the siege’s violent end, along with two hostages. But authorities were closely holding details of the inquiry and treating it as a national security matter. As Australians were asking why Monis, who had numerous run-ins with the law and was charged with being an accessory to the 2013 killing of his...

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