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Australia mass stabbing leaves 8 children dead

Dec 19, 2014

Australia mass stabbing leaves 8 children dead

Eight children have been found dead at a home in the Australian city of Cairns, police said Friday. They were reportedly stabbed to death. “Cairns detectives have established a crime scene and begun an investigation into the death of eight children this morning,” police ...

Will Pakistan change course against militants?

Dec 19, 2014

Will Pakistan change course against militants?

Many wonder if the attack that killed 148 people at a Pakistani school will be a watershed in the country’s long, conflicted history with Islamic militancy. But Pakistan has had many potential turning points in the war on terrorism that at the time were ...

Dec 19, 2014

Adviser to Australian lawmaker Palmer arrested for alleged kidnapping

Australian news outlets are reporting that the media adviser to eccentric Australian lawmaker Clive Palmer has been arrested in relation to an alleged kidnapping. The Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported Friday that Andrew Crook was detained as part of an investigation into the alleged kidnapping ...

Dec 19, 2014

Executions in U.S. dip to 20-year low

Executions in the United States this year fell to their lowest point in two decades, the Death Penalty Information Center said Thursday. Looking back on 2014, the watchdog group reported 35 executions in seven states, “the fewest number put to death since 1994.” The ...

Dec 18, 2014

How Sydney hostage planned daring escape

The siege at the Sydney cafe had been going on for more than five hours on Monday, and 82-year-old John O’Brien had become convinced the gunman was insane and they would likely all end up dead. And so he made a decision, one he ...