BBC News 19 December 2014 Last updated at 03:07

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Eight children have been found stabbed to death at a house in a suburb of Australian city of Cairns, police say.


Kurdish fighter next to vehicle destroyed by IS during advance towards Mount Sinjar. 18 Dec 2014Kurds 'break IS mountain siege'

Kurdish forces in northern Iraq say they have broken the IS siege of Mount Sinjar, claiming their biggest victory yet against the militants.

Poster for The InterviewSony hack is 'US security issue'

The cyber attack on Sony that forced a major film release to be pulled is being viewed as a national security matter, the White House says.

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