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Australian woman arrested in deaths of 8 children

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

An Australian woman was arrested for murder in the killings of eight children, seven of whom are believed to be her own, police said Saturday. The children were found dead inside the woman’s home.

Posted: December 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Court asked to put Pemberton in regular jail, allow media coverage


MANILA, Philippines—Relatives of slain Filipino transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude asked the Olongapo Regional Trial Court to transfer Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton to a regular jail and to make the trial open to the media. In its urgent motion filed Friday, Marilou Laude said the Philippines should have primary jurisdiction over Pemberton. Based on the […]

Posted: December 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories | Read More »

Drilon urges DFA to revise VFA


Senate President Franklin Drilon called on the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday to initiate a review of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the Philippines and the United States to revise its provisions on the detention and custody of a person accused in a foreign land.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PH-US tug of war over Pemberton heats up

leila de lima

The custody of Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton should be with the Philippine government, Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said Wednesday.

Posted: December 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

6 dead, suspect on loose in US

US Home Shootings

A man suspected of going to three houses in the Philadelphia suburbs and fatally shooting six people, including his ex-wife and her 14-year-old niece, was at large Monday night (US time), and a prosecutor said investigators didn’t know where he was or how he was getting around.

Posted: December 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »