And turning now to Australia.
Thousands of people have come out to pay tribute to the TWO hostages who died after a 16-hour-long siege at a cafe in Sydney, earlier this week.
At a memorial service on Wednesday, Archbishop Anthony Fisher said 34-year-old cafe manager Tori Johnson had tried to wrestle the weapon from the gunman which triggered the police raid.
This as 38-year-old lawyer and mother of three Katrina Dawson, was shielding a pregnant friend from the gunshots.
Later, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott acknowledged that a new, tough national security law that passed in October had failed to prevent the hostage crisis.