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Police did not confirm the nature of the mother's injuries but Australian media reported she had been beheaded during the incident in the Australian city of Sydney on Saturday night. Detective Superintendent Brett McFadden described the attack as "up there with one of the most significant, most horrific scenes police have to deal with", adding that the injuries to the victim "were extensive". The daughter was arrested outside the home of a neighbour and the four-year-old boy was taken to hospital with what police said was a minor head injury.
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Remarks by U.S. officials on China's role in the South China Sea are slanderous, its foreign ministry said on Monday, after the United States voiced concern over reports of Chinese interference with oil and gas activities in the disputed waters. China's claims in the South China Sea, through which about $5 trillion in shipborne trade passes each year, are contested, all or in part, by Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam. On Saturday, the U.S. State Department said China's repeated provocative actions aimed at the offshore oil and gas development of other claimant states threatened regional energy security and undermined the free and open Indo-Pacific energy market.