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Detectives work at the scene of a stabbing attack at a home in Cairns, northern Queensland

Mass stabbing tragedy in OZ

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.


Teen accused of raping four children

East London police are investigating the alleged rape of four boys by a 14-year-old neighbour. The alleged incident took place last Fridayalong the banks of a stream in dense bush near Cambridge location.


Tragic end for three friends

Three children who drowned while playing in an unused quarry outside Queenstown on Tuesday afternoon died while desperately trying to save one another.

A Liberian woman looks at an Ebola sensitization mural in Monrovia, Liberia 06 October 2014. Figures released from the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) indicate the death toll from Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone has exceeded 3,400. In neighbouring Sierra Leone, 121 deaths from Ebola were recorded in one day, according to government health statistics compiled by Sierra Leone's Emergency Operations Centre, bringing the total number of deaths to 678 on 05 October 2014, up from 557 the day before.  EPA/AHMED JALLANZO

Ebola takes its toll on children

HUNDREDS of children have been killed by the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa, yet for the thousands spared, the grim struggle for survival has only just begun.

Court and Handcuffs

Wife of “Springs Monster” barred from seeing children

The wife of the “Springs Monster” is not allowed to see her children the Springs Magistrate’s Court ruled today.

Court and Handcuffs

Call to deny bail in child rape case

Groups petition court to oppose release of accused FOUR groups joined forces to petition a court not to grant bail to a 60-year-old man accused of raping his 10-year-old niece.


Strawberry Field in a jam

Moms express dismay at children’s playground closure EAST London moms are devastated at the upcoming closure of Strawberry Field children’s playground and party venue in Beacon Bay.


Drive to expose youth to theatre

WITH the realisation that most children in South Africa do not have access to theatre, ASSITEJ SA, in collaboration with its partners recently launched the “Take a Child to the Theatre Today” global campaign, under their Theatre4Youth project.

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