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Suspicious package at Australia's iconic Opera House leads to evacuation

SYDNEY - Australia's world-famous Sydney Opera House was evacuated after a suspicious package was found, television channels reported on Monday, soon after gunmen were reported holding hostages in the center of the city.
A police operation was already underway in the central business district of Sydney after hostages were being held inside a cafe, where a black flag with white Arabic text could be seen in the window.
A spokeswoman for New South Wales police could not immediately confirm the reports.
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