Arts & Culture

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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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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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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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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