KONFRONTASI - A man armed with a kitchen knife has stabbed nearly a dozen children at a kindergarten in southern China, wounding at least three of them seriously.
Local authorities said on Wednesday that the man "sneaked into" the school in the southern autonomous region of Guangxi Zhuang mid-afternoon and stabbed the children before being detained at the scene by police.
State broadcaster CCTV said on social media that the assailant allegedly climbed a wall to enter the facility.
KONFRONTASI - Australian police say a woman arrested for killing eight children in Queensland has been charged with their murder.
The 37-year-old woman, identified by local media as Mersane Warria, was charged with eight counts of murder in a bedside hearing at the Cairns Base Hospital on Sunday, Queensland state police said.
The suspect, who has not been formally named by the police, is recovering from stab wounds in the hospital under police guard.
KONFRONTASI-Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in a northern Australian city on Friday, police said.
Queensland state police said they were called to the home in the Cairns suburb of Manoora on Friday morning after receiving a report of a woman with serious injuries.
When police got to the house, they found the bodies of the children inside. The victims range in age from 18 months to 15 years.
KONFRONTASI-Three children in a kindergarten in a northern Chinese town were killed when the building collapsed, the official Xinhua News Agency said.
The children died on Saturday after they were rushed to a hospital with severe injuries, Xinhua said.
A man who answered the phone at the local county government of Yongqing in Hebei province on Sunday confirmed the three deaths to the Associated Press news agency but declined to give more details or his name.
Xinhua said three other children were injured and the cause of the collapse was under investigation.
KONFRONTASI - The ISIL Takfiri militants have posted a new propaganda video online which shows young boys undergoing military training to become militants.
The footage, which emerged on YouTube and other sites on Monday, depicts three dozen boys learning martial arts, how to disarm or capture an enemy fighter, and how to bear brute force.
The video shows that physical abuse of children by their instructors is part of their training with an adult trainer punching and kicking boys in their sides, legs, and abdomens while they recoil.
KONFRONTASI - The ISIL terrorist group is exploiting children as young as ten years old in territories captured by the Takfiri militants in Iraq and Syria, the UN says.
“Children as young as 10, 12 years old are being used in a variety of roles, as combatants, as messengers, spies, guards, manning checkpoints,” Laurent Chapuis, the UNICEF regional child protection adviser for the Middle East and North Africa, said on Sunday.