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This afternoon has been tragic.

Three young children, all under the age of seven, and their mother, 42, were found dead inside their Melbourne home.

Police is on the case but he told the media that they have “a long way to go before we can understand and appreciate exactly what happened.”
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Here are the other headlines from the day of the news:

The House introduced and approved the articles of impeachment, but it is the Senate that has the real power here.

That is where Trump will face trial and possible punishment. If you want to know all the essential details of that process, check out this article.
Nancy Pelosi signs the impeachment article against President Donald Trump at an absorption ceremony before transmitting it to the Senate for trial on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP)

ASX and Australian dollar rise, Bitcoin stable

  • Australian stocks have closed slightly higher, ending the day 0.4 percent or 28.7 points higher at 6715 points.
  • It’s the second day in a row that Australian stocks have posted gains, with the biggest winners being in technology and mining stocks.
  • Today’s Top Stocks: Health IT Company Pro Medicus (Up 14.98%)
  • Biggest loser: lime producer ADBRI (down 4.91%)
  • The Australian dollar is currently buying 77.5 cents, a steady increase from yesterday.
  • The cryptocurrency Bitcoin has a current value of $ 48,452 per coin, after a relatively stable day for the digital currency.

The great stories of Australia

A mother and her three young children were found dead in a house in Melbourne’s northwest this afternoon, with police describing the incident as “tragic.”

Police arrived at the Tullamarine property around 12:20 p.m. today and found a 42-year-old woman, two seven- and five-year-old girls and a three-year-old boy dead in the home.

The incident occurred at Blackwall Reach on the Swan River in Bicton around 8am today.

The victim, Cameron Wrathall, was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital by ambulance with a 12-inch bite to the leg. He is undergoing surgery and is in critical but stable condition.

You can see what the heroic kayakers had to say in the video below.

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Donald Trump. (Supplied)

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This is cricket before the fourth test between Australia and India.

A poll on showed that readers weren’t overly concerned about losing it.

But in the run-up to tomorrow, Australian captain Tim Paine has been to blame for Mitchell Starc’s poor performance on day five at the SCG as the Australian bowling cartel struggled to close out the Sydney Test. You can read about it here.
And if you’re looking for something to distract yourself from the news, see if you can beat the crossword here.
OR try our quizzical, today it is all about brands after Coon Cheese changed its name to Cheer.

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