The Taliban attacked a school in Peshawar, Pakistan this morning.
The death toll has risen to 149 children, all between the ages of 9-16. More than a hundred wounded. The operation is officially over.

Please keep them and their families in your thoughts and prayers.


The siege began around 9:45 am.

Islamic Flag confirmed.

Martin Place evacuated.

ABC retail cafe selling chocolate, drinks, restaurant included.

15-20 staff. 50+ people in the building Streets are closing around instantly. Town Hall station closed.

-no confirmation if isis related-

-sydney emergency-

kidnapped/imprisoned starter sentences

“Not eating the food I give you is not going to make me give you nicer food.”
“You should be grateful I come down here and talk to you at all.”
“Listen to me or I’ll treat you even worse.”
“I picked you off the street because you were beautiful. You should feel flattered.”
“You don’t need freedom if I give you everything you need.”
“You can come out of the basement if you give me a very good reason to let you.”
“What’s this? Are you trying to get away from me? You should know better.”
“Get on your knees and pray I’ll forgive you.”
“Oh, you’re hungry? Sing me a song and you can have my leftovers.”
“Don’t cry, I’m keeping you safe down here, away from the world. You don’t need it. You only need me.”
“Freedom is a burden. You should be glad I took it away from you.”
“I bought you some new clothes. Please wear them tonight at dinner.”
“You don’t get to decide anything, understood? I make the rules and you obey them if you want to remain unharmed.”
“You’re nothing but a little doll I get to play with.”
“I own you.”
“Don’t worry, I’m not going to take away your virginity just like that. I’m saving it for something special.”
“I’m not going to kill you. Not yet.”
“If you’re good, you can shower with warm water today.”
“Crying won’t make me stop hurting you. It just encourages me.”
“You’re so young…”
“I love it when you scream, but I will only stop when you can’t scream anymore.”
“I’m sorry, I completely forgot you were still down here.”
“There’s someone coming to join me tonight. I’m sure you’ll be quiet, or I’ll have to kill my guest again and it’ll be your fault.”
“You’re going to have some company tonight. Try to think of him/her as your little brother/sister. I want you to do to him/her what I do to you, understood?”
“I’m bringing some friends along to show them how well trained you are.”
“How dare you talk to me like that. Wash your mouth, with soap. Now.”
“It’s been a pleasure watching you grow up. Your mummy and daddy would have been so proud of you.”
“I brought you some food. Now crawl over here and lick it out of the bowl like a good pet.”
“I think you should remind me why you’re worth keeping alive down here.”
“Tell me how much you love me and you can have your dinner.”

“Hello? Is anyone down here?!”
“Oh my god, what is this place? How can you still be alive? I’ll get you help! Please hold on.”
“You don’t have to hide from me. I’m trying to help you. I won’t hurt you, I promise.”
“What happened to you? How long have you been kept here?”
“Hello? Where am I?! Who are you?”
“Have you ever tried to escape? Do you think it’s possible if we work together?”
“It’s the police! Show yourself!”
“Is that really you? Oh my god, I found you, I can’t believe I found you…”


Sao Paulo Cathedral in Brazil is one of the most beautiful landmarks in the world, but on 4 September, 2015, it became marred by horror. Elenilza Mariana de Oliveira had been praying inside the Cathedral when 49-year-old Luiz Antonio de Silva held a gun to her head and dragged her to the steps out the front of the church, taking her hostage. Authorities were called and surrounded the Cathedral, unable to get a clear shot of Luiz. That was until valiant 61-year-old Francisco Rodrigues de Lima, a local homeless man who saw the horrifying scene unfold, ran and charged at Luiz. The two men fell to the ground, allowing Elenilza to escape. Enraged, Luiz pointed his gun at Francisco and shot him. This gave authorities a chance to shoot and kill Luiz. Tragically, Francisco died from the gunshot wounds he received, giving his life to save that of a complete stranger - a true testament of heroism and selflessness.

Pray For Paris

6 different shooting with kalashnikov and bombs,
More than 60 dead,
100 hostages in terrorists hands
Isis laughing and celebrating on twitter.

This is not a war game, this is real life. You don’t have a check point where you can restart your or someone else life when you shoot death to poeple. We are supposed to live our life in peace as long as we can in a civil world. We are all going through our lifes beliving in something, hoping for something better, still waiting for equality, but it seems that for every little step we catch up, for some reasons we fall back to halfway.
It’s a horror.

Say Their Names #DhakaAttack


  • Cristian Rossi, 47, businessman, married and the father of two three-year-old twins. Mr Rossi ran a clothing consultancy, with offices in Bangladesh and China. He was on a business trip to Bangladesh.
  • Nadia Benedetti also worked in the textile and clothing sector. She was managing director at Studio Tex Limited, based in London, with a branch in Dhaka.
  • Marco Tondat worked for Studio Tex Ltd. He leaves behind a six-year-old girl.
  • Adele Puglisi, 50, was manager of a textiles company. She had been due back in Italy on Saturday morning. In April 2014, according to her Facebook profile, she started working at Artsana in Dhaka as quality control manager.
  • Simona Monti, 33, had been living in Dhaka for some time and initial reports say she worked at the Holey Artisan Bakery.
  • Claudia Maria D'Antona, 56, was managing director of Fedo Trading Ltd, an Italian textile company operating in Bangladesh, where she had been living for over 20 years with her husband, Gian Galeazzo Boschetti, the only Italian attack survivor.
  • Vincenzo D'Allestro
  • Maria Rivoli
  • Claudio Cappelli.

One Italian is unaccounted for, the foreign ministry says.


  • Seven consultants for Japans’ foreign aid agency were killed. They have not been named.

One hostage survived. Tamaoki Watanabe works for Almec Corp, a Tokyo consulting firm specialising in construction projects.



  • Faraaz Ayaaz Hossain and Abinta Kabir were named as victims in the Bangladeshi media. Both been studying at Emory University in the US, but it is thought Ms Kabir may have been a US citizen
  • Ishrat Akhond was described by local media as a marketing professional.


  • The state department says one US citizen was among those killed, but gave no other details.

More than 300,000 people have signed an online petition calling for Lassana Bathily (pictured above) to be granted French citizenship. Bathily came into the spotlight about a week ago when he helped save the lives of shoppers at a kosher supermarket in Paris. As a Muslim with ties to Mali, Bathily was initially suspected of being the shooter. However, his quick thinking and knowledge of the layout of the store is credited by the survivors of the hostage situation as key to helping them make it out.

Bernard Cazeneuve, Interior Minister for France recently announced that the country will expedite Bathily’s citizenship application. 

Hero Of Kosher Grocery Siege Will Become A French Citizen

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