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Q&A with Rose Adam of MasterChef

Rose Adam was a contestant on Australia’s cooking show, MasterChef 2015. She successfully made it into the top 24, and much recently into the top 10. Sahar Mourad caught up with Rose to understand her experiences and the competition on a more personal level. Sahar: What inspired you to start cooking?  Rose: It was all the parties that we would have. My ...

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Disney bans selfie sticks

Selfie sticks will banned from Disney amusement parks around the world from next week. Park visitors will have to leave their selfie sticks, which people use to take photos of themselves on their mobile phones, at the bag check at park entrances and pick them up on their way out. The policy is to go into effect on Tuesday at Disney parks ...

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Abbott views Singapore anti-terror success

Tony Abbott has looked to Singapore’s experience in de-radicalisation as Australia monitors fresh terror attacks abroad and threats at home. The prime minister’s visit to Khadijah Mosque’s successful program came on his first of two days in the city-state, on a visit aimed at strengthening ties in defence and security, and trade and investment. Mr Abbott says Singapore has long-term ...

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ETW Q&A Series: Meet Rashell Habib

Rashell Habib, 30, is a Social Media Editor at news.com.au online. In the first edition of ETW’s Q&A, Rashell sat down with ETW reporter Naomi Tsvirko to discuss journalism, life and never giving up.   NAOMI: When and why did you begin writing? RASHELL: I began working as a journalist in 2005 after getting an internship at a local newspaper. I ...

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Rowling creating Harry Potter stage show

Harry Potter creator JK Rowling is working on a new stage show based on the magical franchise. The British author thrilled fans on Twitter.com by revealing she is collaborating with writer Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany to make Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a play which will be staged in London next year. Rowling insists the story is ...

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Instagram targets real-time events

Instagram has begun letting users easily tune into hot topics of the moment as the Facebook-owned image sharing service steps squarely into Twitter’s domain. Updated versions of Instagram applications released in the United States for mobile devices powered by Apple or Android software boasted Explore pages complete with trending topics and places. “The new Explore now surfaces trends as they ...

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No hope Houston’s daughter will recover

The family of Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, say they are moving her to a terminal care facility, as she remains in a months-long coma. The 22-year-old was found face down and unresponsive in her bathtub in her Atlanta, Georgia home on January 31. She was revived by emergency crews but lost significant brain function. “Despite the great medical ...

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Album Review: Hilary Duff’s Breathe In. Breathe Out.

She’s back and she’s better than ever. Lizzie McGuire star Hilary Duff, has just released her new album Breathe In. Breathe Out, and it’s sure to take your breath away! It has been eight years since Duff’s last album, and Breathe In. Breathe Out. takes you on many trips down memory lane with catchy lyrics and nostalgic tunes. The album includes 12 ...

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Queen may move out during Palace repairs

The Queen may have to move out of Buckingham Palace to allow the historic building to be refurbished at an estimated cost of STG150 million ($A304.9 million). The famous London landmark needs a total overhaul and the monarch vacating the palace while the work is carried out is one option being considered by Palace officials. The Queen spends around a ...

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Why Apple and Taylor Swift are getting back together

Hours after pop superstar Taylor Swift penned an open letter on Tumblr, declaring her latest album would not be made available on Apple Music, the tech giant reversed its decision to not pay royalties to musicians during the streaming service’s free three-month trial period. In the letter, Swift insists she isn’t asking for royalties for her own benefit. “I am thankful ...

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