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Australian woman charged with murder of 8 children

A woman cries  during a church service to remember eight children who were killed in the Cairns suburb of Manoora, Australia, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. Mersane Warria, 37, was charged with eight counts of murder in a bedside hearing at a hospital in the northern city of Cairns where she is recovering from stab wounds, Queensland state police said. AP

A judge on Monday rejected a plea by lawyers for an Australia woman charged with killing eight children to have the next hearing held in a mental health court.

Posted: December 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

France: Driver slams into passersby in rampage

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French authorities said a driver deliberately slammed into passersby in several spots around the southeastern city of Lyon, injuring several people and raising national concern.

Posted: December 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

7 hurt when lightning strikes near Tampa Bay game

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Officials with Tampa Fire Rescue said seven people have been taken to the hospital with minor injuries after a lightning strike in a parking lot near the Tampa Bay Buccaneers stadium.

Posted: December 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list

President Barack Obama. AP FILE PHOTO

President Barack Obama said the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he calls an “act of cybervandalism,” not one of war, against a movie company.

Posted: December 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Killings of 2 New York officers trigger backlash

From left, NYPD's Chief of Department James O'Neill, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, attend Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in New York. The previous day an armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire, killing both before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide, police said. AP PHOTO/JOHN MINCHILLO

Civil rights leaders are condemning the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressing fear that the backlash over the bloodshed could derail the protest movement that has emerged around the deaths of two unarmed black men.

Posted: December 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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