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Urgent review ordered into background of Sydney siege gunman

An urgent review has been ordered by the Australian government to answer a number of "obvious questions" about what could have been done to prevent the deadly siege at a Sydney café.

It comes as police in Sydney revealed they fought to keep gunman Man Haron Monis, who went on to kill two hostages in a 16-hour siege, in custody - but were overruled by the courts, police chiefs have revealed.

The 50-year-old gunman, who died as police stormed the building, was implicated in a string of serious crimes but had still been granted bail.

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Cameron pays tribute to 'murdered' Sydney hostages

David Cameron

Prime Minister David Cameron has paid tribute to the hostages "murdered" in the siege in Sydney, Australia.

Speaking before the Liaison Committee, Mr Cameron said: "In Australia there are tales of extraordinary bravery and sacrifice that are now being told about what happened in that cafe.

"I think that's what we'd expect from the people of that remarkable and great country and our thoughts are with them".

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