Australian PM Tony Abbott gets request from French counter-terror unit

The head of the elite counter-terrorism unit that broke a January terrorist siege in Paris has asked Australian prime minister Tony Abbott to put him in touch with the team that faced a similar challenge in Sydney the month before.
The head of the elite counter-terrorism unit that broke a January terrorist siege in Paris has asked Australian prime minister Tony Abbott to put him in touch with the team that faced a similar challenge in Sydney the month before.
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MORE of Australia’s cropping zones have received their autumn break in the past week, with good falls across much of NSW. MORE of Australia’s cropping zones have received their autumn break in the past week, with good falls across much of NSW.
AFTER years in the doldrums, beef is back on the property investor's shopping list and farmland price signals are showing signs of revival. AFTER years in the doldrums, beef is back on the property investor's shopping list and farmland price signals are showing signs of revival.
AUSTRALIAN commodity prices are being buffered by the falling Australian dollar to an extent not seen since 2008, says the NAB. AUSTRALIAN commodity prices are being buffered by the falling Australian dollar to an extent not seen since 2008, says the NAB.
FARMERS have lodged a written complaint about PETA's latest campaign which features a fake lamb covered in blood and cuts. FARMERS have lodged a written complaint about PETA's latest campaign which features a fake lamb covered in blood and cuts.
Former lawyer for Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran claims he negotiated a 1 billion rupiah bribe for judges to give the Bali nine duo a prison term. Then they asked for more money, and it fell apart.
3:11 AM Former lawyer for Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran claims he negotiated a 1 billion rupiah bribe for judges to give the Bali nine duo a prison term. Then they asked for more money, and...
Myuran Sukumaran has painted what could be his last self portrait: a torso with a palm-sized black hole over the heart dripping with blood.
3:08 AM Myuran Sukumaran has painted what could be his last self portrait: a torso with a palm-sized black hole over the heart dripping with blood.
12:45 AM So many words could be used to describe the way the Western Bulldogs played in the first half of Sunday's game that it was little wonder most of the Adelaide players had a 'hang on,...
26 Apr 15 Rohan Connolly has his say on the AFL weekend that was. Join the conversation from midday on Monday.
26 Apr 15 Dale Finucane knew he was in the Country side - just no one bothered to tell the Melbourne Storm forward he would be doing it in the No. 8 jersey.
26 Apr 15 South Sydney's mixed start to the season has continued after squandering a 12-point lead to lose 30-22 to a resilient Canberra side.
26 Apr 15 Of all the comments made by Melbourne Vixens' coach Simone McKinnis after Sunday's unconvincing 56-52 defeat of the bottom-placed Tactix, there was a single, recurring message. It was a...
26 Apr 15 Charities have urged Australians to donate to earthquake relief efforts after thousands were killed and many more were injured when a 7.9 magnitude quake struck Nepal.
26 Apr 15 Sydney FC have missed out on the Premier's Plate but have secured second place going into the finals.
26 Apr 15 More than 300 Australians in Nepal are still unaccounted for after Saturday's earthquake.
26 Apr 15 Australia have named for four debutants for the Anzac test on Friday night.
26 Apr 15 A decade after she last pulled on the green and white jersey of Tuggeranong United, Matildas goalkeeper Lydia Williams is back at her junior club to continue her recovery ahead of the...
26 Apr 15 Matt Moylan is in a three-way contest for the NSW fullback's spot but did himself no harm on Sunday
26 Apr 15 The result was as expected; the manner far less emphatic than predicted. Melbourne Vixens beat perennial struggler the Mainland Tactix 56-52 at Hisense Arena on Sunday, but with a...
26 Apr 15 If ever Melbourne City coach John van 't Schip is going to earn his wages it will be over the next few days as he tries to turn his inconsistent side around in time to be competitive in...
Sydney Thunder young gun Jake Doran believes his performances for the Australian under-19 cricket team in the recent series against England proved he could play under
26 Apr 15 Sydney Thunder young gun Jake Doran believes his performances for the Australian under-19 cricket team in the recent series against England proved he could play under "stress".
26 Apr 15 Football Federation Australia will fully co-operate with a NSW police investigation into crowd disturbances involving Western Sydney Wanderers' fans on Saturday night but says the club...
26 Apr 15 Follow the action live from Etihad Stadium as the Bulldogs host the Crows to close out round four.
26 Apr 15 Adam Ashley-Cooper could be one of the earliest beneficiaries of the Australian Rugby Union's landmark new selection policy. But would he leave the south of France to answer the call?
26 Apr 15 Sam Reid took a massive step forward into the Sydney Swans midfield on Saturday night and was the catalyst for a remarkable AFL recovery.
26 Apr 15 SBS presenter Scott McIntyre has been sacked from the broadcaster after posting a series of comments about Anzac Day on Twitter that were described as "inappropriate and disrespectful".
26 Apr 15 World champion sprinter Cate Campbell has endorsed Swimming Australia's move to bypass the role of high-performance manager and beef up the remit of head coach Jacco Verhaeren before...
26 Apr 15 Follow the action live from the Gabba as Brisbane host the Eagles.
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i don't want to sound like a climate change fool but remember the2ky bug, never happened.
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Finer wool producers are finally starting to be paid for a superior product so we hope it
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If anyone thinks that Coles will give away 50 million for nothing is either living in fairy land
AFTER years in the making, the Kimberley Cattlemen's Association (KCA) has officially become an operational incorporated body.25 Apr 15 AFTER years in the making, the Kimberley Cattlemen's Association (KCA) has officially become an operational...
DESPITE environmentally sensitive areas (ESAs) covering a large part of the State’s most valuable agricultural land, the Department of Environmental Regulation (DER) has only issued seven warnings for clearing them in the past 10 years, most of them in Perth metropolitan area.24 Apr 15 DESPITE environmentally sensitive areas (ESAs) covering a large part of the State’s most valuable agricultural land,...