Author Archives: andrew sam

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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Minions Movie Review

It’s one of the most anticipated movies of the year and the Minions movie is finally here! It doesn’t matter how old you are ’cause true movie buffs will not judge you for seeing this flick. The Minions movie is one of the cutest animation works I have seen to date. The cute yellow minions are just too hard not fall ...

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Ed Sheeran spends a year in ARIA top ten

Ed Sheeran has spent a whole year in the top ten of the ARIA album charts. The British singer’s second album X rose three spots to No.2 in the Aussie album charts over the weekend, marking exactly 52 weeks since it debuted at No.1. The lowest position Sheeran’s record slipped to was No.10 last September but he has stayed consistently ...

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Top Hair Trends for 2015

Moving away from 2014’s focus on pretty pastels and luscious lobs, 2015 marks the coming of age of knockout colour and sculpted cuts that take you from season to season in style. So beat the winter chill and sizzle through summer with 2015’s hottest hair trends, courtesy of legendary hairdresser, John Azzi. With more than 30 years’ experience under his ...

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Taylor Swift boycotts new Apple service

Pop superstar Taylor Swift says she will not allow her latest album on Apple’s new streaming service to protest its “shocking” lack of artist compensation during a free trial period. The move by Swift, one of the most outspoken critics of streaming leader Spotify, delivers an early blow to Apple’s bid to dominate the booming sector. Swift said that the ...

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Australian Middle East Media hosts 4th Annual Gala Dinner

Over 800 people attended the Australian Middle East (AME) Media 4th annual Gala dinner held at the Bellevue in Bankstown last night. AME Media is the publisher of El Telegraph newspaper, Australia’s oldest and largest publication as well as other titles including Al Anwar, Anoujoum, the Middle East Online and El Telegraph Weekend. AME Media Chairman Mr. Wally Wehbe said, ...

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Breaking: Egypt’s Morsi gets life in jail for spying

  An Egyptian court has sentenced ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to life in prison on charges of spying for Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, and Iran. The court also confirmed death sentences against 16 other defendants on charges of delivering secret documents abroad between 2005 and 2013. The court still has to decide whether to confirm ...

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Vivid Sydney shines with record number of visitors

The world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas has broken visitation records for the third year in a row with more than1.7 million people attending the Vivid Sydney festival in 2015, NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres announced today. “Vivid Sydney promised to shine brighter than ever before and it certainly achieved that, breaking the ...

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Chris Bath to leave the Seven Network

Veteran Seven Network journalist Chris Bath has made the “tough” decision to quit the station after 20 years to explore a new chapter in her career. Bath will walk away from reading the news and fronting Seven’s flagship current affairs show Sunday Night at the end of July. “This has been a very big decision,” Bath said in a statement ...

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