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Peter Dutton: how the ‘minister for misery’ has defied his detractors

The former home affairs minister has consistently been underestimated throughout his political career As often as he has been loathed, Peter Dutton has been underestimated. He was not supposed to win his seat of Dickson in 2001, when he ran against the prominent shadow minister Cheryl Kernot, and with polls showing Labor set for a landslide election win. In the ...

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Australian PM set for showdown with party critics as crisis deepens

Senior frontbenchers resign and government suspends parliament as Malcolm Turnbull fails to quell Liberal party revolt Australia is on the brink of ushering in its sixth prime minister in a decade after the incumbent, Malcolm Turnbull, promised to hold a meeting of the Liberal party on Friday to see if he still commands the support of a majority of his ...

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Camp Bestival cancelled after heavy rain and high winds

Heavy rain and high winds have put an end to Camp Bestival music festival. Organisers of the event at Dorset’s Lulworth Estate announced the closure of the arenas on social media on Sunday afternoon. They said they were “utterly devastated and heartbroken” to have made the “tough decision” after being advised not to reopen them for safety reasons. The team added its ...

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Ahed Tamimi, Palestinian viral slap video teenager, freed in Israel

A Palestinian teenager who was filmed assaulting an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank has been freed after eight months in jail. Video showing Ahed Tamimi slapping and kicking the soldier outside her home in Nabi Saleh last year went viral. For Palestinians, she became a symbol of resistance to Israeli occupation, but many Israelis see her as a ...

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Russian outcry over prison brutality video

Handcuffed and helpless, Yevgeny Makarov is held face down on a desk as more than a dozen prison officers take it in turn to beat him. They punch the soles of his feet first, then thrash them with truncheons. This is no frenzied, spontaneous attack. The methods are calculated to cause maximum pain. The guards have to rest, exhausted, between ...

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California fire: Deadly blazes continues to grow

California’s deadliest current wildfire is getting larger, officials warn, despite thousands of firefighters battling it. “Erratic winds” and dry conditions have caused the Carr fire to grow early on Sunday, firefighters said. It is one of eight major wildfires currently burning in the state. The fire, in the Shasta County in northern California, has killed six people so far, including ...

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Angelina Jolie Channels Meghan Markle’s Style at Royal Event

Angelina Jolie may have been inspired by Meghan Markle‘s style when she attended a royal service in London. The 43-year-old Oscar-winning actress looked regal in a cowl bateau neck, knee-length eggshell Ralph & Russo couture dress and a matching fascinator, gloves and pumps at the Service of Commemoration and Dedication, marking the 200th anniversary of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George, at St Paul’s Cathedral on ...

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The Real Housewives of Dallas Season 3 Trailer Has an Instantly Iconic LeeAnne Locken Moment

LeeAnne Locken, a gift that keeps on giving, is back for The Real Housewives of Dallas season three. And, this should come as no surprise, she’s serving the drama up real good. LeeAnne, who returns alongside everyone from season two: Cary Deuber, Stephanie Hollman, Brandi Redmond, D’Andra Simmons and Kameron Westcott, wastes no time giving viewers the best moment in the season three trailer (above). “I’m exhausted! ...

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Inside Khloe Kardashian’s 34th Birthday Party

Family, friends and poolside fun—sounds like the perfect combination for celebrating Khloe Kardashian‘s 34th birthday. The reality star and new mama marked her special occasion on Wednesday with a dinner party for a group of familiar guests. Attendees included her famous sisters Kim Kardashian, Kendall Kennerand Kylie Jenneras well mom Kris Jenner, twin BFFs Malika Haqq and Khadijah Haqq and beau Tristan Thompson. The soirée appeared to be a sweet, low-key gathering ...

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Billie Lourd Honors Carrie Fisher With Leia Hairstyle at Dodgers Star Wars Night

The Force was strong with Billie Lourd as she paid tribute to her mother at Dodger Stadium on Friday. The 25-year-old Scream Queens star threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the start of the Los Angeles Dodgers-San Francisco Giants game, which was also the former team’s annual Star Wars Night, and wore her hair in double buns, a nod to her late mom Carrie Fisher‘s character Leia. Lourd, ...

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