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Move Over Kebab… Charcoal Chicken is the New Crowd favourite

You don’t need silver utensils to eat good food, and the vast array of Sydney cafes and restaurants serving dishes from all around the world is a testament to that. Sydneysiders seem to have taken a liking to the simplicity and quality of local charcoal chicken shops. Kebab shops once dominated the Middle Eastern food game, but the rise of ...

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Aftershocks as Nepal toll passes 2,200

Powerful aftershocks have rocked Nepal, panicking survivors of a quake that killed more than 2,200 and triggering fresh avalanches at Everest base camp, as rescuers dug through rubble in the devastated capital Kathmandu. Terrified residents, many forced to camp out after Saturday’s quake reduced buildings to rubble, were jolted by Sunday’s 6.7-magnitude aftershock that compounded the worst disaster to hit ...

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Angelina Jolie slams UN failures in Syria

Actress Angelina Jolie has criticised the UN Security Council’s failure to end the war in Syria, and appealed for urgent help for the growing ranks of Syrian refugees. The Hollywood star spoke on Friday at the council in her role as special envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, through which she has visited camps hosting victims of the ...

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Nepal quake kills more than 1805

Nepal’s Home Ministry says the death toll from the devastating earthquake has reached 1805. The latest toll puts the overall regional fatalities at 1865. Home Ministry official Laxmi Dhakal said on Sunday that at least 4,700 people have been injured in Saturday’s magnitude 7.8 earthquake. But the final toll from the 7.8 magnitude quake on Saturday could be much higher, ...

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Pilgrims in silent reflection for diggers

More than 10,000 Australians and New Zealanders are sitting in reverence on the shores of the Gallipoli peninsula, as a formal ceremony begins to honour the diggers who fought and fell there a century ago. A vast sea of pilgrims from both nations have gathered at the Anzac Commemorative Site to mark the 100th anniversary of the bloody Gallipoli landings. ...

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Sandra Bullock named Most Beautiful Woman

Sandra Bullock has been named the World’s Most Beautiful Woman for 2015 by People magazine, following in the footsteps of Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts and last year’s Lupita Nyong’o. The 50-year-old Oscar winner, a Hollywood veteran known for her self-deprecating humour, said she initially thought the magazine’s honour was “ridiculous”. “Real beauty is quiet, especially in this town,” she told ...

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Movie Review: Son Mektup

As it goes with history, the winner’s side of things is the one most told. The film Son Mektup (which translates to Last Letter) flips this idea around by telling the story of the Turkish army during the attacks on Gallipoli during World War 1. This idea alone is an achievement as audiences (particularly Australian ones) are usually only shown ...

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Johnny Depp back in Oz for Pirates movie

Hollywood star Johnny Depp has returned to Australia to start re-shooting the latest instalment of the Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise. Depp unexpectedly left Australia more than a month a go after injuring a hand. He was only expected to be missing for a couple of weeks, however he only arrived at Brisbane airport on Tuesday morning according to the ...

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Lights…Camera…Fashion Week!

As Australia’s biggest fashion event of the year draws to an end, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA), discussion has been circulating on the success of this year’s shows and the state of the Australian fashion industry. MBFWA took place at Carriageworks in Sydney from the 12th until the 16th of April, where fashion fanatics commenced to source out the ...

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Knights’ great start a distant memory

  Newcastle’s great start to the NRL season looks a distant memory after the Knights slumped to a third straight loss to Parramatta on Sunday. The Eels ran out 28-22 winners in an entertaining clash at Hunter Stadium to consign Rick Stone’s side to a third loss in as many games having opened the campaign with four successive wins. Two ...

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