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Police patrol near a house where eight children have been found dead in a Cairns suburb in far north Queensland, Australia, Friday Dec 19, 2014. Queensland state police said they were called to the home in the Cairns suburb of Manoora on Friday morning after receiving a report of a woman with serious injuries. When police got to the house, they found the bodies of the children inside, ranging in age from 18 months to 15 years.(AP Photo/Graeme Bint)

Australian woman charged with murder of 8 children

By Sun, Dec 21, 2014 12:37PM UTC Comments Off Police patrol near a house where eight children have been found dead in a Cairns suburb in far north Queensland, Australia, Friday Dec 19, 2014. Queensland state police said they were called to the home in the Cairns suburb of Manoora on Friday morning after receiving a report of a woman with serious injuries. When police got to the house, they found the bodies of the children inside, ranging in age from 18 months to 15 years.(AP Photo/Graeme Bint)

SYDNEY (AP) — Police say an Australian woman has been charged with murder in the deaths of seven of her children and her niece whose bodies were found inside her home....

Australian woman arrested in deaths of 8 children

By Sat, Dec 20, 2014 12:04PM UTC Comments Off Police block the road outside a house where eight children have been found dead the Cairns suburb of Manoora, Australia, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Police said when they got to the house, they found the bodies of the children inside the home. The victims range in age from 18 months to 15 years.(AP Photo/Graeme Bint)

SYDNEY (AP) — An woman has been arrested for murder in the killings of 8 children in an Australian home....

Australia: 8 children found dead at Cairns home

By Fri, Dec 19, 2014 1:12PM UTC Comments Off

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian police say eight children have been killed at a home in a northern Australian city....

Asian nations lose out as Australia slashes foreign aid

By Thu, Dec 18, 2014 3:27PM UTC Comments Off Asian nations lose out as Australia slashes foreign aid

To cope with poor mid-year economic predictions Australia is slashing its foreign aid by another AUS$3.7 billion after May cuts of AUS$7.6 billion. ...

Australia: PM says hostage taker was ‘deeply disturbed’

By Tue, Dec 16, 2014 2:41PM UTC Comments Off Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis was well known to police. Pic: AP.

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's prime minister says the gunman who took hostages in a Sydney cafe was "a deeply disturbed individual' known to the police but he was not on a terror watch list....

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