Cairns stabbing: Eight children murdered

Kristian Silva 8:21 PM   Eight Cairns children have been stabbed to death and another woman is in hospital with injuries.

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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 11:53 PM   The children chased each other under candle light, grins on their faces, laughter in the air.

Cairns stabbing: eight children dead in Manoora home

Cairns stabbing

Danielle Cronin 10:46 PM   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.

Amy Remeikis 1:00 AM   Queensland has many dates etched in its collective heart.

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

A photo obtained by the QT shows fast bowler Ishant Sharma, batsman Virat Kohli and Indian

1:00 AM   THE Indian cricket team has eaten a vegetarian lunch provided by Indian Mehfil restaurant on the Vulture St footpath after being dissatisfied with the food on offer inside the Gabba

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.

Bandidos president arrested over theft


Kim Stephens 8:54 PM   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.

Kidnap accused released on bail

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

Kim Stephens 6:25 PM   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

Premier Campbell Newman says a culture of sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, bullying and intimidation is not acceptable in any workplace.

Amy Remeikis 5:17 PM   A disturbing culture of sexual harassment and misconduct, bullying and intimidation in Queensland's professional fire service has been revealed.

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Logan terror suspect Omar Succarieh granted bail

Omar Succarieh after his arrest in September.

Kristian Silva 12:14 PM   A Brisbane man charged with extortion and terror-related offences has been granted bail, but he will remain in custody.

Labor sacks a candidate for Lytton

Labor has sacked its candidate for Lytton, Daniel Cheverton.

Amy Remeikis 11:37 AM   Labor has sacked one of its candidates after accusations emerged he had acted "inappropriately" towards a female colleague.

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Your Weekend December 19-21, 2014

Carols on the Beach in Surfers Paradise.

11:30 AM   There's no doubt final Christmas shopping will be high on the agenda this weekend, but there are still plenty of other things to see and do in the lead up to the holiday.

Jaimi Lee Kenny drinks 16 ciders, then drives

Jaimi Lee Kenny and her  solicitor Chelsea Emery leave court.

Janine Hill 8:56 AM   The eldest daughter of former golden couple Lisa Curry and Grant Kenny has become one of 1650 people caught for drink-driving on Queensland's Sunshine Coast this year.

Man charged with murder over alleged Roma stabbing

Police at the scene of the Cairns stabbing.

Kristian Silva 7:41 AM   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

Queensland Treasurer Tim Nicholls.

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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School leavers turn to phones to get OP scores

Former Ferny Grove State High School captain Max Crane.

Cameron Atfield   With schoolies over for the class of 2014, attention turns to OP scores.

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Terror accused's brother in court

The scale of justice.

Johanna Marie   Logan man sticks up middle finger and swears at prosecutor.

Crime and Corruption Commission charges pair with licence fraud

scales justice

Cameron Atfield   The Crime and Corruption Commission has charged a man and a woman with official corruption over an alleged fraudulent drivers' licence scheme.

Start date unclear for Cairns mega casino Aquis

Casino developers say the Aquis project would employ 20,000 ongoing staff.

Kristian Silva   A start date for a proposed $8.15 billion mega casino and resort in Cairns remains unclear, after the developer's plan to acquire the nearby Reef Casino fell through last month.

Queensland cops seize 35kg cannabis, $108k cash


Nearly 30 people have been charged after Queensland detectives dismantled a drug trafficking network south of Brisbane.

Queensland's deficit higher and growth lower than predicted

Queensland Treasurer Tim Nicholls' mid-year fiscal and economic update has painted a grimmer than expected picture for the state.

Amy Remeikis   A higher than predicted deficit and lower growth rate - things aren't as rosy for the Queensland economy as the government had hoped.

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Storm pounds Gold Coast

Hail, lightning and powerful winds hit the Gold Coast on Tuesday afternoon. Nine News

Violent storm lashes city

A violent storm swept quickly across Brisbane on November 27, causing widespread damage.

Qld research could save soldiers' lives

Scientists developing a drug to help troops critically wounded on battlefield.

New honour tolls for CQ flying ace

One of Queensland's most important historical figures will be honoured in Italy next year.

Schoolies 2014: It's not all about the children

Our hearts are full of pride for our kids, but there's a part which feels a little heavy.

Photos could hold key to coral health

Qld researchers analysing half a million photographs in a bid to understand coral.

Obama puts Qld tourism tagline back on map

"Beautiful one day, and then perfect the next" - US President a tourism operator's dream.

G20 protesters burn Australian flag

Indigenous protesters set fire to the Australian flag at Roma Street Parklands on Sunday.

Barack Obama's "Brisbane speech" in full

US President Barack Obama gives a rousing speech at the University of Queensland during the G20 summit

Brisbane comes of age, again, with G20

Bravo, Brisbane. Your tag as a “new world city” has been justified.

Push to keep Brisbane sign

Having a permanent Brisbane sign is "under discussion" with plans to "create a better city" after the successful G20 summit.