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Police patrol the street in Sydney's central business district on December 24, 2014.

Australia terror plot: Two men charged after Sydney police seize machete, knife and Isis flag

Police said they believed they had stopped an 'imminent' terror attack

Australia has been on terror alert since a 16-hour siege at a Sydney cafe in December resulted in three people, including the gunman, losing their lives

Australian police foil potential terror attack after two men are arrested in Sydney

Officers found a machete, a hunting knife and a home-made Isis flag at a premises in the suburb of Fairfield

The man allegedly shot a number of shots at passing traffic

New South Wales Police video shows dramatic 'Grand Theft Auto' car chase and shootout

The armed man was eventually disarmed and arrested when a driver hit him on the busy motorway in New South Wales

Tony Abbott says he is chastened by the experience

Australia's Tony Abbott survives leadership challenge - but remains 'one dumb knighthood away from oblivion'

The leader’s grip on power has slipped since last month when he drew widespread criticism for making 93-year-old Prince Philip an Australian knight

Australia shark attack: Surfer killed after both of his legs were ripped off on Shelly beach

It is the second attack in as many days in the coastal area, though the previous attack was not fatal

Waitangi Day: New Zealanders celebrate with a London pub crawl

London Kiwis to perform the Haka just off of Parliament Square

Gaffe-prone Australian PM Tony Abbott may have see off a threat from his own backbenchers amid rumblings of discontent

Will Tony Abbott have to fall on his sword for knighting Prince Philip?

Mr Abbott’s job is under threat thanks to a revolt by his own backbenchers

Uber delivers kittens to offices in Australia but animal charities raise welfare concerns

The Blue Cross said kittens driven around in taxis would be 'traumatised'

The moment Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott winked during a serious radio phone-in last year

Tony Abbott sunglasses selfie an amusing distraction from leadership crisis

The Australian PM was photographed wearing the reflective sunglasses on a visit to a timberyard

The electoral turnaround in Queensland could now threaten the future of Tony Abbott (Getty)

Tony Abbott vows to fight against the impending leadership challenge from within his own ranks

His supporters describe the political chaos as a 'circus' and 'horror movie'

Tony Abbott addresses the national press following the Queensland election

Australian PM Tony Abbott in leadership crisis following Queensland election disaster

Australia's PM is being criticised within the party for gaffes and poor polling

A Cadbury Dairy Milk bar

Cadbury's Dairy Milk Family bar shrinks by one row in Australia but keeps price the same

Parent company Mondelez International have blamed rising production costs

Glenn Stevens, governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia

Australian currency falls as it cuts interest rate to record low

Economists suprised by move to jolt economy

The family of Australian journalist Peter Greste (L-R) mother Lois, brother Andrew and father Juris, pose in celebration with a picture of Peter Greste during a press conference in Brisbane, Australia, 02 February 2015.

Peter Greste released: Australian reporter 'won't rest' until colleagues are free, family say

The Australian left on an EgyptAir flight to Larnaca, Cyprus, after the president approved his deportation

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