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Eight children are found stabbed to death at home

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

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Man rams car into party HQ

MADRID: A man rammed a car loaded with gas cylinders into the Madrid headquarters of Spain's conservative ruling party yesterday, police said.

Profumo Affair's Mandy Rice-Davies dies at 70

LONDON: Mandy Rice-Davies, a key figure in the 'Profumo Affair,' a scandal of sex and politics that rocked Cold War Britain, has died at 70.

Combat role for UK women by 2016...

LONDON: Women have moved a step closer to front line fighting in the British army from 2016, following a review of the current ban published yesterday.

Nobel laureate urges Nepal to protect children

KATHMANDU: Indian Nobel peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi yesterday called on Nepalese legislators to do more to protect children in the Himalayan nation, home to more than 1.6 million child labourers.

India plans nuclear insurance

NEW DELHI: India is offering to set up an insurance pool to indemnify global nuclear suppliers against liability in the case of a nuclear accident, in a bid to unblock billions of dollars in trade held up by concerns over exposure to risk.

North Korea behind Sony hack says US

WASHINGTON: The Obama administration yesterday formally accused the North Korean government of being responsible for the devastating hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, providing the most detailed accounting to date of a hugely expensive break-in that could lead to a US response.

IS mountain siege broken

ARBIL: Kurdish forces pressed their biggest offensive against the Islamic State (IS) group so far yesterday, buoyed by US reports that jihadist supremo Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi's top aide in Iraq has been killed.


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