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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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5SOS star returns to stage after burns

5 Seconds Of Summer star Michael Clifford has returned to the stage to play another show at London’s Wembley Arena just 24 hours after a pyrotechnic display at the venue set his hair on fire. The Australian band played its second of a planned three gigs at the arena on Saturday night, but the concert was abandoned when guitarist Clifford ...

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NSW Premier Mike Baird’s Ramadan Message

NSW Premier Mike Baird has released a special message to mark the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan. During Ramadan, Australian Muslims are expected to abstain from food and drinks, and other comforts from dawn to dusk. In a message directed at El Telegraph Weekend readers, Mr. Baird encourages all Muslims to invite people from all faiths to join them in ...

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Baby boy for Cumberbatch and wife

British actor Benedict Cumberbatch and wife Sophie Hunter have become parents. The news caps a fine week for the British actor, 38, who was named a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to the performing arts and charity. A spokesman for the couple, who wed earlier this year, said: “Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are delighted to ...

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Kate joins Queen’s birthday event

The Queen has celebrated her official birthday with the pomp and pageantry of the Trooping the Colour ceremony. The event also saw the Duchess of Cambridge carry out her first official engagement since the birth of Princess Charlotte six weeks ago. Joined by all the adult senior royals, the monarch inspected 1100 soldiers of the Household Division at Horse Guards ...

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Legal doubts arise over citizenship move

The Abbott government’s plans to strip citizenship from dual nationals involved in terrorism could be unconstitutional, the Australian Greens say. Greens senator Penny Wright says the proposed laws, which are expected to give Immigration Minister Peter Dutton discretion to revoke citizenship of Australians deemed to be working with terrorists, are a serious mistake. “The decision to remove a person’s citizenship ...

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Trés Chic: Thousands attend Paris’ dinner in white

More than 13,000 people have turned out in Paris for the 27th edition of “Diner en blanc” (Dinner in white) – a pop-up picnic where attendees dress to the nines entirely in white. The diners were armed with white tables and chairs, and on Thursday packed out public areas of the Tuileries Garden and the Palais Royal, locations that were made public ...

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