Eight children killed in Australia in reported mass stabbing

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Posted: Dec 18, 2014 10:30 PM

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Eight children have been killed and a woman injured, police said on Friday, during what media outlets reported was a mass stabbing in Australia's tropical northern city of Cairns.

Earlier this week, three people were killed, including the hostage taker, when heavily armed police stormed a Sydney cafe to free terrified hostages held at gunpoint for 16 hours.

(Reporting by Matt Siegel; Editing by Paul Tait)