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DA: Children in California home were strangled, waterboarded

DA: Children in California home were strangled, waterboardedFAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors allege in court documents filed Wednesday that the 10 children rescued from a Northern California home were punched, kicked, strangled, shot with a BB gun and subjected to waterboarding by their father and their mother did nothing to stop it.



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Man accused of torturing his 10 children fires back from jail

Man accused of torturing his 10 children fires back from jail“I'm not perfect. No one is perfect. But I am not an animal. I am not a torturer. And I'm not a monster,” Jonathan Allen says. He and his wife Ina Rogers are being accused of abusing and neglecting their ten children.



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Prosecutor: Children tortured "for sadistic purposes"

Prosecutor: Children tortured "for sadistic purposes"FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Children removed from a squalid California home described acts of intentional abuse that resulted in puncture wounds, burns, bruising and injuries consistent with being shot with a pellet gun, authorities said Monday.



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10 children rescued from California home after abuse investigation

10 children rescued from California home after abuse investigationThe mother has been charged with child neglect while her husband has been charged with nine counts of torture and six counts of child abuse. They both deny any abuse took place.



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Four children found dead with mother and grandparents in Australia's worst mass shooting since Port Arthur

Four children found dead with mother and grandparents in Australia's worst mass shooting since Port ArthurFour children have been found dead along with their mother and grandparents in the worst Australian mass shooting since the Port Arthur massacre. The three generations of the same family were found with gunshot wounds Friday at a rural property in southwest Australia in what has been described as a "horrific" suspected murder-suicide.  In a crime that has shocked the nation, Katrina Miles and her children aged eight to 13 were found dead at the home of her parents-in-law, Peter and Cynda Miles, who were well known and respected in the community. Cynda was killed, as was another male, identified by some media as Peter.  All seven had moved Osmington, a village of fewer than 700 people near the tourist town of Margaret River, to grow fruit three years ago. Police did not confirm their identities and would not comment on the possibility of murder-suicide, but said they are not looking for a suspect. Police forensics investigate the death of seven people in a suspected murder-suicide in Osmington Credit: Richard Wainwright/AAP Image Officers were called to the quiet property by a male at 5am on Friday and found five people inside the house and two adults outside, as well as two firearms. All seven were said to be residents of the property at Osmington, a small town about 160 miles south of Perth, known for its wineries and resorts. The state’s police commissioner, Chris Dawson, said the shooting was “horrific” but confirmed they were not looking for suspects, suggesting it was a murder-suicide. "The loss of any life is tragic, but four children and three adults, this is a significant tragedy," he said. “I don’t think any other words can describe how tragic this is. This will be a very large-scale and detailed investigation." She apparently said on Facebook a month ago that she  believed she was being stalked by someone close to her. Meg Janes, a 68-year-old local resident, said she heard a series of gunshots early in the morning and assumed that someone was shooting kangaroos. The shots, she said, had “quite a long gap between them”. “Something woke me up around 4am,” she told the PerthNow website.  “I heard quite a few gunshots and at the time I didn’t take much notice of it. I got up and went to the toilet and I thought, ‘That’s a bit strange, that’s an odd hour to be shooting kangaroos’. It wasn’t until I saw the police that I thought, ‘Hang on a minute’.” Ms Janes said of the family: “We’d swap plants and seedlings from time to time. They’re really nice people… It’s a huge shock for everyone.” Pamela Townshend, the president of the local  Margaret River-Augusta shire, said the dead family was well-known in the tight-knit community. “Everyone is totally shocked. It is just so sad. It’s just overwhelming,” she told The West Australian. “[Osmington] is a very small community. Everyone knows everyone. This family, if it is who we think it is, is very embedded in the local community.” Felicity Haynes, another resident, said the family moved to Osmington from the town of Margaret River, about 12 miles away, for the seclusion and quiet of rural life. The incident was the worst mass shooting in Australia since a 1996 massacre by a deranged gunman at Port Arthur, a former convict jail in Tasmania, which left 35 people dead. That shooting prompted an overhaul of Australia’s gun laws, including an amnesty which resulted in the destruction of about 700,000 privately-owned firearms. #UPDATE: Police have addressed the media, as seven are feared dead in Margaret River mass tragedy. @hansinclair9 is #LIVE at the scene. #9Newspic.twitter.com/6itT6vCmpV— Nine News Sydney (@9NewsSyd) May 11, 2018 Gun crime in Australia fell sharply after strict controls were introduced in response to a mass shooting in 1996, when a lone gunman killed 35 people in Tasmania. That prompted the government to buy back or confiscate a million firearms and make it harder to buy new ones. Australia has banned all semi-automatic rifles and all semi-automatic and pump-action shotguns, and has a restrictive system of licensing and ownership controls. While there have been some mass killings since Port Arthur, the latest killings could prove to be the single biggest incident of gun-related deaths since 1996. Police said they went to the property after getting a telephone call. "The reason police went to the property was from a telephone call which we've recorded," said Dawson, who would not comment on the identity of the caller. He said police and other specialists would be at the scene for several days at least. "This will be a very large scale and detailed investigation," he said. 



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Florida Mom and Her 2 Children Die After Their Car Hits Alligator on Interstate 95

Florida Mom and Her 2 Children Die After Their Car Hits Alligator on Interstate 95Amber Stanley and 2-year-old Autumn and 4-year-old Jack burned to death after their car strikes a gator.



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Indian villagers take revenge after three children killed by dogs

Indian villagers take revenge after three children killed by dogsAngry Indian villagers killed 13 stray dogs after three children were mauled to death by the animals on the same day, officials said Wednesday. Villagers in Khairabad in Uttar Pradesh state took the law into their own hands after being gripped by panic over daily attacks that according to media reports have now left 14 children dead since January. The three children, all aged under 12, were killed by packs of dogs in separate incidents on Tuesday as they collected mangoes in fields outside the village.



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Kentucky Governor Blames Teacher Protest For Inevitable Assault Of Children Left Home Alone

Kentucky Governor Blames Teacher Protest For Inevitable Assault Of Children Left Home AloneKentucky Gov. Matt Bevin slammed protesting teachers with an outrageous



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US attacks Moscow over suspected Syria chemical attack: 'Pictures of dead children mean nothing to countries like Russia'

US attacks Moscow over suspected Syria chemical attack: 'Pictures of dead children mean nothing to countries like Russia'The US has launched a scathing attack on Russia’s role in propping up the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad with the country’s ambassador to the United Nations saying Washington “will respond” to a suspected chemical attack in Syria, regardless of whether the UN acts or not. As Russia claimed first there was no evidence of a chemical attack in the Damascus suburb of Douma and then said the US had helped anti-Syria militants “stage” the incident which killed potentially dozens, the UN ambassador Nikki Haley, said the US was ready to act alone if necessary.



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Search for missing children in California crash continues amid new evidence

Search for missing children in California crash continues amid new evidence“I’m to the point where I’m no longer calling it an accident,” said a Mendocino County Sheriff. “I’m calling it a crime.”



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