Latest News Wires Sydney cafe hostage victims remembered for courage, kindness

The manager of the cafe and a local attorney were both killed during the rescue operation by Australian authorities early Tuesday morning, Sydney time.

By , Associated Press

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The manager of a Sydney cafe where a 16-hour siege ended in a hail of bullets early Tuesday was lauded for sacrificing his life by grabbing the gunman's shotgun, an act that reportedly helped bring the standoff to an end and saved the lives of most of his fellow hostages.