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Australian mother arrested for murder in mass killing of 8 children
An Australian mother has been arrested for murder in the mass killing of eight children who were found dead in the city of Cairns, seven of whom were hers. The eighth child was her niece.

19.12.2014 21:51

8 children stabbed to death in Australia, mother in serious condition
Eight children aged from 18 months to 15 years have been found stabbed to death inside a house in Manoora suburb of the city of Cairns in far north Queensland, police have confirmed.

19.12.2014 03:02

Australia ignored Tehran's warnings about Sydney hostage-taker - Iranian official
Iran had repeatedly warned Australia about the Islamist hostage-taker in Sydney whose 16-hour siege resulted in the deaths of two captives, before a police operation resulted in his death as well, according to a high-level Iranian official.

17.12.2014 14:22

Australia's interventionist foreign policy - time for a rethink
The tragic Sydney café siege of earlier this week, which resulted in the death of three people, raises quite a few serious questions.

17.12.2014 12:27

Sydney-style lone-wolf terror attack could happen in London – Cameron
Britain could be hit “at any moment” by a Sydney-style terror attack, David Cameron has told MPs.

17.12.2014 11:31

Heroic victims of Sydney café terrorist siege shielded pregnant friend, challenged terrorist
Two victims of the terrorist siege in the Sydney café have been hailed as heroes after it emerged that a barrister and the café manager died attempting to save others. The barrister shielded a pregnant friend and the manager tried tackling the terrorist.

16.12.2014 17:00

‘’Loon’ wolf terrorist attacks to become the norm’
Counterterrorism measures make it difficult to dispatch groups to attack the West, so terrorist organizations may stick to the strategy practiced by al-Qaeda, and call upon individual amateurs instead, Middle East expert Max Abrahms told RT.

16.12.2014 07:24

3 dead, 4 injured after police op in Sydney siege
Heavily armored police units have stormed Lindt Café and brought an end to a day-long hostage standoff in the heart of Sydney. Police said three people including gunman were killed, four more injured.

15.12.2014 15:17

​Up to 40 hostages in Sydney as police prepare for ‘days-long’ stand-off
The police siege of a Sydney café, where a gunman is holding up to 40 hostages, may last for days, officials said. The attacker is apparently a supporter of the radical Islamic State group, which Australia is fighting against in Iraq.

15.12.2014 13:01

Sydney gunman identified as Iranian-born Man Haron Monis, on bail for violent crimes
Sheik Man Haron Monis, an Islamic ‘spiritual healer’ who is facing charges of sexual assault and being an accessory to murder, has been identified as the man who has taken civilians hostage in a Sydney café, according to local media citing police sources.

15.12.2014 14:00

#Self-ish: Sydney siege selfies spark social media backlash
A hostage situation in the heart of Sydney hasn’t stopped some passers-by making light of the whole affair, snapping selfies and even knocking back booze while dozens of lives remain at risk. The behavior has sparked fierce criticism on social media.

15.12.2014 09:50

#illridewithyou: Aussies call for support, tolerance to Muslims amid hostage crisis
Australian Twitter users have shown their support for their Muslim neighbors with a spontaneous campaign, offering to ride with them on buses and trains, or give them a lift to work to ensure their safety as the Sydney hostage situation continues.

15.12.2014 10:16