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Australian bomb siege ends peacefully
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Australian police have rescued a 12-year-old girl after she was held captive for 11 hours by a man believed to be her father and claiming to have a bomb in his backpack.
Local media are linking the siege, in a legal office in Sydney, with a custody battle over the girl.