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by FRIDAY November 8 Hollywood icon, James Dean, is due for a cinematic resurrection after it was announced that the actor has been “cast” in a Vietnam war drama about military dogs.  According to the Hollywood Reporter, directors Anton Ernst and Tati […]

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by Tuesday, October 8 Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson has demanded the return to the UK of an American diplomat’s wife who fled after a teenager died when his motorcycle and her car collided on a country road. Police said that the […]

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by Friday, October 4 A police employee has suddenly turned on colleagues at the Paris headquarters building, killing four of his co-workers. He was eventually shot dead.  It is believed the attack began in the police building and then continued in a […]

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by THURSDAY, October 3 American research has shown that food beats pats and praise when it comes to motivating your pet dog. Encouraging your dog with food rewards is the easiest and most effective way to train them say researchers. “Using treats […]

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by MONDAY September 23 Stars from some of your favourite TV and streaming series converged at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles today for the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards. Game of Thrones, Chernobyl and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel were the big winners […]

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by THURSDAY  August 22 Brazilians were plunged into afternoon darkness after the worst rainforest fires in history ravaged the Amazon Forest.  The largest city on the American continent, Sao Paulo, has been covered in vast plumes of smoke from massive forest fires […]

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by MONDAY, August 19 A woman in the US has had the surprise of a lifetime, after she gave birth to triplets after attending the hospital for what she thought were kidney stone pains.  The mother from South Dakota told KOTA-TV that […]

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by TUESDAY, August 13 Canadian police have confirmed that the two bodies found in northern Manitoba last week are those of the teenagers suspected of killing a Sydney man and his American girlfriend.  Police said Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky apparently took […]

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by MONDAY August 12 Jeffrey Epstein has died of an apparent suicide in his jail cell, prompting an additional federal investigation into his death along with one already examining allegations of sexual abuse and conspiracy against him.  Epstein, a wealthy financier accused […]

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by THURSDAY, August 8 A Queensland mother of three has died from the flu, with her husband sharing his grief just hours after her death to warn others about how quickly the virus can take hold.  Jacinta Foulds, 35, had flu symptoms […]

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by AUGUST 6, TUESDAY  Australia’s Olympic hurdles gold medallist Sally Pearson has announced her retirement, less than a year out from the 2020 Tokyo Games.  In recent years the 32-year-old has battled persistent injury problems in recent years.  In a statement, Pearson […]

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by MONDAY, August 5 Two mass shootings that killed 29 people in Texas and Ohio have reverberated across the United States, as Democratic presidential candidates call for stricter gun laws with some accusing President Donald Trump of being a white nationalist.  Dozens […]

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by TUESDAY JULY 30  Australia has become the latest country to join the emerging lab-grown meat industry which has been dominated by food-tech start-ups in Europe, Israel and California’s Silicon Valley.  Two Australian companies, Heuros in Canberra and VOW in Sydney, are […]

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by THURSDAY JULY 25 Australia’s first model with Down syndrome, who reached international fame has returned home for what her mother is calling a “full-circle moment”. Brisbane-born, Madeline Stuart has modelled on runways across the world, appeared in Vogue, started her own […]

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by MONDAY JULY 22 Ariarne Titmus has become the first Australian woman to claim the world 400 metre title since Tracey Wickham in 1978, pulling off a boilover victory that snapped Ledecky’s staggering winning streak.  On the opening night of the eight-day […]

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by FRIDAY JULY 12  A Brisbane teenager has become the second-youngest person to swim the English Channel twice in one day, swimming 68 kilometres in 22 hours.  17 year old, Brianna Thompson, lost a layer of her tongue and suffered from severe […]

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by MONDAY JULY 8 Actor Cameron Boyce, known for his roles in the Disney Channel franchise “Descendants” and the TV show “Jessie,” has died at 20 years old. His death was confirmed to ABC News by his family Saturday night.  A statement […]

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by Monday June 17 An unknown virus is causing one of the country’s most unique animals to go blind. Lumholtz’s tree kangaroos are only found in a small pocket of rainforest in far north Queensland, with most Australians not even knowing they […]

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by MONDAY June 10 Australian sports star Erin Phillips said she fled in “complete fear” after being only metres away from a suspected shooter during an LGBT pride parade in Washington DC. Thousands were taking part in the parade when a man […]

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by THURSDAY,  MAY 30 A mother killed in a fiery crash with her four children posted a heartbreaking message on Facebook before she died. Charmaine Harris McLeod, from the southern Queensland city of Hervey Bay, wrote on the page for her local […]

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