Eight children found stabbed in indigenous area of Australia

Eight children ranging from babies to teenagers were found dead at a home in the Australian city of Cairns on Friday, police said, reportedly in a gruesome mass stabbing that comes just days after a deadly siege in Sydney.

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Tens of people die in Ukraine urban warfare

Heavy shelling hit residential neighborhoods in Ukraine’s rebel stronghold of Donetsk and government forces fought street battles in other towns on Wednesday as they sought to crush a four-month-old separatist rebellion

The forces of the Western-backed Kiev government are steadily … Read the rest

Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels hit Christian village

by Karin Laub and Zeina Karam

Al-Qaida-linked rebels have launched an assault on a regime-held Christian village in the densely populated west of Syria and new clashes erupted near the capital, Damascus – part of a brutal battle of attrition … Read the rest