Mother charged with murder of eight children in Australia: Police

 The mother of all but one of eight children killed in the northern city of Cairns was charged with their murder Sunday following a bedside hearing, Australian police said.

Sydney: The mother of all but one of eight children killed in the northern city of Cairns was charged with their murder Sunday following a bedside hearing, Australian police said.

The 37-year-old mother, who remained under guard in hospital, was charged with eight counts of murder after the children`s bodies were found on Friday morning. She appeared before a magistrate at the Cairns Base Hospital, Queensland police said in a statement.