Cairns stabbing: mother arrested over deaths

Cameron Atfield 1:53 PM   The mother of seven of the eight children found dead in a Cairns home yesterday has been arrested over their deaths, according to police.

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Cairns stabbings: Charges against mother appear likely

The mother of seven of the eight kids killed in Cairns has been arrested and is being kept under police guard in hospital.

Cameron Atfield 9:17 PM   Charges againts a Cairns mother who has been arrested over the suspected murders of seven of her children, along with her niece, appeared increasingly likely on Saturday afternoon.

Father's heartache to learn daughter among children killed in Cairns home

Police cars outside the crime scene.

Cleo Fraser 6:43 PM   He should be celebrating his daughter's 14th birthday but a Cairns father is instead grief-stricken and in shock, trying to make sense of her tragic death.

Father and sons missing in outback Queensland

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Cairns stabbings: Acting Premier Tim Nicholls visits scene

CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 20:  Yodie Batzke who is a Cairns comunnity advocate speaks to the media at a press conference near the home of a multiple stabbing in the suburb of Manoora on December 20, 2014 in Cairns, Australia. Eight children have been found dead and a 37-year-old woman is in hospital with chest injuries at a home in North Queensland. The children, aged 18 months to 14 years have reportedly been stabbed and the women has been arrested for murder.  (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

Cameron Atfield 4:11 PM   Police have continued to question a mother of seven over the stabbing deaths of her seven children and a niece, as the Cairns community continued to grapple with the enormity of the mass killing.

Cairns stabbing: death of eight children casts pall over Queensland city

The trinkets for eight children found dead in Cairns on Friday.

2:31 PM   Under a tree in a Cairns park lay dozens of Christmas presents that the recipients will never open.

Cairns stabbing: Family's relatives attend candlelit vigil

A candlelight vigil is held in the street where eight children died in a multiple stabbing in the suburb of Manoora.

Cameron Atfield 12:57 AM   The children chased each other under candle light, grins on their faces, laughter in the air.

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Cairns stabbing: eight children dead in Manoora home

Cairns stabbing

Danielle Cronin   Eight children are dead in a home in far north Queensland. Live coverage with all times in AEST.

Cairns stabbing: The tragic events that scarred Queensland

Police on the scene of the multiple stabbings.

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Cairns stabbing: When words aren't enough to convey the grief

Toys and candy canes were left among floral tributes near the home where eight children were found dead in the Cairns suburbs of Manoora.

Natalie Bochenski 1:00 AM   No words can truly describe the effect learning of the deaths of eight children has on the body.

Indian cricketers eat out after Gabba food fails to appeal

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Police embarrassed as Brisbane terror suspect Omar Succarieh wins bail

Omar Succarieh after his arrest in September.

Kristian Silva 1:00 AM   Police have been left red-faced after failing to explain why bail shouldn't have been granted to a man charged with extortion and supporting a terrorist organisation.

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Kim Stephens   The Queensland police anti-bikie squad has claimed a big scalp, arresting the national president of the Bandidos in Victoria over a Sunshine Coast theft.

Cairns stabbing: Eight children murdered

Police at the crime scene in Cairns.

Kristian Silva   Eight Cairns children have been stabbed to death and another woman is in hospital with injuries.

Kidnap accused released on bail

Andrew Crook, Clive Palmer's media adviser, leaves Brisbane Watchhouse.

Kim Stephens   Clive Palmer is the innocent victim of circumstance in an elaborate kidnapping plot alleged to have been partly orchestrated by his media adviser Andrew Crook, police say.

Queensland fire service's culture of shame

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Amy Remeikis   A disturbing culture of sexual harassment and misconduct, bullying and intimidation in Queensland's professional fire service has been revealed.

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Neuroscientist accused of falsifying research granted bail

UQ researcher Bruce Murdoch outside Brisbane Magistrates Court.

Kim Stephens   A former University of Queensland neuroscientist accused of falsifying his research will return to court next year to face 17 fraud charges after having his bail extended on Friday morning.

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Logan terror suspect Omar Succarieh granted bail

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Kristian Silva   A Brisbane man charged with extortion and terror-related offences has been granted bail, but he will remain in custody.


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Jaimi Lee Kenny drinks 16 ciders, then drives

Jaimi Lee Kenny and her  solicitor Chelsea Emery leave court.

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Man charged with murder over alleged Roma stabbing

Police at the scene of the Cairns stabbing.

Kristian Silva   Police have laid murder charges after a man was allegedly stabbed to death in the South West Queensland town of Roma.

Tis the season for MYFEO

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Amy Remeikis   Government says it's beginning to look a lot like surplus.

Pregnant woman goes missing in Brisbane

Missing woman Maria Formentera.

A 29-year-old woman reported missing from Nundah has been located safe and well, police say.

Ferouz's father 'overjoyed' at refugee deal

Baby Ferouz, with his mother.

Amy Remeikis   "I have never known such joy in my whole life," says asylum seeker.

Taskforce Argos officers 'frightened' by frequency of online predators

Queensland police warn parents about online predators after string of arrests.

Kim Stephens   Queensland police are thwarting at least one online sex predator targeting children each week, a regularity they have described as disturbing.

Senior judge questions lack of women at Bar

Women counsel appeared in 11.85 per cent of all Court of Appeal appearances in 2014.

Amy Remeikis   Women still under-represented, says state's second most senior judge.

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