Sydney hostage café leaves 3 dead, including gunman

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Sydney hostage café leaves 3 dead, including gunman

Journalist and broadcaster Bobby Friedman joined Wake Up London to discuss the day's top stories in more detail. 

Sydney Siege: 3 dead after commandos storm café 

Commandos ended a 16-hour hostage situation at the Lindt café in Sydney yesterday. 

Three people were killed. One was the gunman, who was shot dead by commandos.

Four others received non life-threatening injuries, including a policeman hit in the face with pellets. 

The gunman was named as Iranian refugee Man Haron Monis, who was on bail. 

The two victims were named as café owner Tori Johnson, 34, and lawyer Katrina Dawson, 38. Mr Johnson is reported to have tried to wrestle the gun from Man Haron Monis while Ms Dawson is said to have been protecting her pregnant friend when she was shot. 

UK asks Google how to kiss and draw 

Google’s auto-fill function has long revealed much about what people really want to know - and the trust they have in a search engine. 

For the first time, Google have released the top three most popular “how to” searches from across the UK. 

The most popular search across the nation was “how to kiss”, while “how to draw” came in second. 

In London, the three most searched results were: “how to kiss”, “how to draw” and “how to meditate.”

Velvet Rolls Royce seen outside Harrods 

 A £300,000 Rolls Royce covered in an estimated £3,000 worth of velvet was seen parked outside of Harrods at the weekend. 

The covering was created by French company Velvet Car.

Twitter reacted with its usual outrage. One tweeted: “If you decide you need a velvet Rolls Royce in your life you officially have more money than sense.” 

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