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Fraser apologises for ‘racist’ comments

Australian sporting icon Dawn Fraser has apologised “unreservedly” for offending Nick Kyrgios and his family with comments that they had described as nasty and racist. Fraser faced a storm of criticism on Tuesday after suggesting Kyrgios and fellow tennis star Bernard Tomic should set a better example or go back to where their parents came from. She later issued a ...

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Fraser out of line and racist: Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios says Australian sporting icon Dawn Fraser’s call for him to set a better example or go back where his parents came from is blatantly racist. The tennis star’s mother also lashed out at the “nasty racist attack”, saying Olympic swimming great Fraser was out of line and un-Australian. Fraser said on Tuesday morning she was disgusted by Kyrgios’ behaviour and ...

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Abbott views Singapore anti-terror success

Tony Abbott has looked to Singapore’s experience in de-radicalisation as Australia monitors fresh terror attacks abroad and threats at home. The prime minister’s visit to Khadijah Mosque’s successful program came on his first of two days in the city-state, on a visit aimed at strengthening ties in defence and security, and trade and investment. Mr Abbott says Singapore has long-term ...

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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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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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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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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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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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