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Released Taliban hostages speak out for the first time

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2017 Adelaide Fashion Festival | Studio 10

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Spring Racing Fashion Trends | Studio 10

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Lisa Wilkinson’s daughter posts sweet tribute to mum online

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Italy's Gucci bans fur, seeks alternatives

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'Australians need a pay rise': Bill Shorten calls for grand bargain on wages

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Mother who killed son 'because he looked like his father' jailed for 33 years

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Five top tips for negotiating a pay rise
ASKING for a pay rise is awkward, but this expert says your boss is probably just as nervous as you. Here’s how to pull it off. ASKING for a pay rise is incredibly awkward. Considering Australians are currently stuck in the lowest level of wages growth in at least two decades — with pay packets increasing an average of just 1   Read More ...
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Woman weds prince she met at nightclub
Just like Tasmanian real estate agent Mary Donaldson, Ariana Austin bagged herself a prince after meeting at a bar. The 33-year-old American wed Joel Makonnen, the great-grandson of Ethiopia’s last emperor Haile Selassie, in a lavish ceremony on September 9 in the US. reports Mr Makonnen, known as Prince Yoel, hit on Ms Austin with a cheesy pick-up line at a Washington DC nightclub in December 2005   Read More ...
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The violent childhood memory that drives Tracy Ellis to help women
Tracy Ellis's most vivid childhood memory may be the night her mum didn't have dinner ready for the man she was living with. "He tied a rope around her neck, he dragged her outside, he tied her to an old garden chair and he threw her into the middle of a bonfire," Tracy recalls without a pause. And then the gravity of what she's just said hits her   Read More ...
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Author Elizabeth Gilbert on women's beauty in literature
at Beautiful women aren't the only women who deserve to have stories written about them, says Elizabeth Gilbert. Subscribe more Talkfest podcasts at.   Read More ...
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Facebook looks set to add a CV function, but will employers and job seekers embrace the idea?
Facebook is continuing its quest to be the one website to rule them all with reports it is trialling a CV function for job candidates. But digital communications experts question just how popular the resume feature will be. Social media director for The Next Web, Matt Navarra, this week from a web developer who tipped him off to the new function popping up on her profile   Read More ...
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Frances Abbott reveals her strict bodybuilding diet
THE daughter of former PM Tony Abbott is “reverse dieting” after her first bodybuilding comp. We asked her everything about her strict lifestyle. Frances Abbott may be the daughter of a former Prime Minister, but she's busy carving a bodybuilding career of her own! Footage: @notanotherfitnessblogger via Instagram FRANCES Abbott has weighed almost every piece of food she’s eaten during the past three months   Read More ...
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Chris Hemsworth Kicks Back and Ditches His Shoes at a Fancy Australian Restaurant
Chris Hemsworth let loose while at an expensive restaurant in his native Australia on Monday night. The star was all dressed up in a suit as he enjoyed a post-premiere meal at Sydney eatery, Sake, one of the city’s top Japanese restaurants. “Signs of Ragnarok #666. Even in the $$$$ restaurants this OG keeps it rizzle. #Ragnarok @chrishemsworth #iKnewHeWasMaori,” Waititi wrote in the caption   Read More ...
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Released Taliban hostages speak out for the first time
Canadian Joshua Boyle, 34, and his American wife Caitlin Coleman, 31, were abducted five years ago while “backpacking” in Afghanistan. Ms Coleman was pregnant at the time, and the couple went on to have three more children while they were held captive by the Haqqani network. They were rarely given any information about the outside world. However, one titbit fell through the cracks when they were forced to participate in a proof-of-life video prior to their release   Read More ...
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2017 Adelaide Fashion Festival | Studio 10
Our fabulous fashionista Jess Rowe takes us behind the scenes of the . Studio 10 | 8:30 AM - 12 PM weekdays on Channel TEN Network Ten’s morning show Studio 10 is hosted by Sarah Harris, Joe Hildebrand, Jessica Rowe, Ita Buttrose and Denise Drysdale, along with Jonathan Coleman and reporter David (Robbo) Robinson. Subscribe to the 'Studio 10' Channel here: Like & comment 'Studio 10' on Facebook: Follow & tweet 'Studio 10' (@studio10au) on Twitter: Follow & double tap 'Studio 10' (@studio10au) on Instagram: Tag us using the hashtag: Check out biographies of our hosts & more info about the show here: Watch full episodes of 'Studio 10' here: Join our LIVE studio audience at our studio in Pyrmont in Sydney, Australia   Read More ...
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Spring Racing Fashion Trends | Studio 10
Wendy El-Khoury from Wedded Wonderland takes us through some stunning outfits perfect for the Spring racing season Studio 10 | 8:30 AM - 12 PM weekdays on Channel TEN Network Ten’s morning show Studio 10 is hosted by Sarah Harris, Joe Hildebrand, Jessica Rowe, Ita Buttrose and Denise Drysdale, along with Jonathan Coleman and reporter David (Robbo) Robinson. Subscribe to the 'Studio 10' Channel here: Like & comment 'Studio 10' on Facebook: Follow & tweet 'Studio 10' (@studio10au) on Twitter: Follow & double tap 'Studio 10' (@studio10au) on Instagram: Tag us using the hashtag: Check out biographies of our hosts & more info about the show here: Watch full episodes of 'Studio 10' here: Join our LIVE studio audience at our studio in Pyrmont in Sydney, Australia   Read More ...
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Lisa Wilkinson’s daughter posts sweet tribute to mum online
THERE is one person who won’t mind her mum not doing 3am starts anymore — her daughter Billi — as she made clear in this sweet tribute. LISA Wilkinson’s daughter has posted a sweet tribute to her mum online, saying she “can’t wait” to see her at the breakfast table after she quit morning television.   Read More ...
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Police confirm body found near Anglesea was missing woman Elisa Curry
The 43-year-old from Surrey Hills was last seen on Grand Final weekend at her Victorian holiday house on Aireys Street, Aireys Inlet about 10pm. The night she disappeared Mrs Curry had watched the AFL match with a friend and also messaged her husband, David Curry about the result. He had taken their children to the football and did not arrive at the beach house until 9am the next day   Read More ...
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Marcia Hines says Weinstein saga a ‘damn shame’ but understands why women are only speaking out now
FORMER Australian Idol judge Marcia Hines has spoken out against Harvey Weinstein, saying she understands why women haven’t told their story until now. AUSTRALIAN music legend Marcia Hines has spoken out against Harvey Weinstein, saying it’s a “damn shame” that no one has spoken up against him until now. Hines, who was discovered in the US by Harry M. Miller as a teenager, said she was saddened to hear of the allegations — but admits she’d heard of the horrors actors and singers experienced from the Hollywood ‘casting couch’ very early in her career   Read More ...
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APS job churn sees ACT with highest rates of non-permanent employees
Higher turnover of governments, hiring freezes and public service efficiency dividends are driving up temporary, contract and casual employment in Canberra, with the ACT recording the highest share of contingent job vacancies in a new report. The latest Kinetic Super contingent job index found the ACT's rate of non-permanent, full time jobs was 40.5 per cent, relative to all job opportunities   Read More ...
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How the fashion world has been shaken by Weinstein allegations
In the days since broke the story of allegations of decades of harassment and assault by Harvey Weinstein, torrents of heart-wrenching stories have poured forth from at least 30 women who say they were victimised by Weinstein. So have unstinting condemnations from many who worked with Weinstein or benefited from their relationship with him, both in film and in Democratic political circles   Read More ...
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Man stabbed outside his Mitcham home after investigating strange noises
A man has been stabbed in a random gang attack outside his own home in Melbourne's east. The 34-year-old man went to investigate noises outside his Mitcham home about 2.15am on Monday. He was confronted by four men, who chased him down Cooke Road, before assaulting him and stabbing him several times in the legs. The victim's wife took him to Box Hill Hospital where he remained in a stable condition on Monday afternoon   Read More ...
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'I’m still here. He’s not.' Hanson hits back at Peter Garrett jibes
Midnight Oil frontman Peter Garrett has never been shy about pushing a political message onstage but is copping it back just as hard over his latest comments on Pauline Hanson and the Gold Coast. The One Nation leader and Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate hit back at the former environment minister on Monday, throwing his tumultuous political career back in his face   Read More ...
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The Commercial Radio Awards red carpet was the sleeper hit of the fashion season
Whoever coined the insult, "You have a face for radio", would be eating their words after Australian radio's night of nights over the weekend. For an event celebrating the talents of people more accustomed to working in casual clothes – Alan Jones notwithstanding – the stars of the airwaves turned in the sleeper hit red carpet of the season on Saturday night   Read More ...
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Single women choosing 'freedom, independence' over relationships with men
Is a relationship holding you back? Fewer people in Australia are getting married and more are getting divorced. And women in particular seem to be finding the positives in experiencing life's adventures solo. A study released earlier this year in the Journal of Women's Health which involved 80,000 women showed overall they became healthier when divorcing or separating from their husbands   Read More ...
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India's women still struggling for equality after court bans controversial 'triple talaq' divorce law
Tucked in a far corner of this predominantly Muslim locality called Jama Masjid in the capital New Delhi, Najma, 35, is busy educating three young girls in her non-descript two-room shanty. The girls, mostly in their teens, are being told of the pitfalls of getting married early and how an education is important. There is a new bounce in her step and one senses even a new purpose   Read More ...
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'This was a bit of a haven': After 45 years, Baggy's boutique to exit Chapel St
In a sea of discount chemists and kebab shops, it can be easy to forget that Chapel Street, South Yarra, was once the pinnacle of Melbourne fashion. Among its major players was Rachel Silverman, of Baggy's boutique, who in the 1980s and 1990s was considered one of the city's retail trailblazers. Since it opened in 1972, first as a menswear boutique before relaunching as womenswear a couple of years later, Mrs Silverman supported the emerging designers of the day – names including Carla Zampatti, Trent Nathan and Prue Acton – often before other retailers would stock them   Read More ...
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Fashionably footloose kick off spring carnival in style at Caulfield Guineas
Caulfield Guineas is traditionally a day when the fashion takes a back seat to the group 1 racing but on Saturday, the style gave the four-legged stars a run for their money. As fashion's first real test of what's to come for the spring carnival, racegoers took advantage of the mild weather and relatively relaxed dress code to experiment with bold prints and floaty silhouettes   Read More ...
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Socialites keep Karl Stefanovic on his toes at ladies luncheon
He's well used to the trials and tribulations of live breakfast television, but Karl Stefanovic met his match emceeing the second annual ladies luncheon in aid of The Royal Hospital for Women at Bistro Moncur on Friday afternoon. Try as he might, the jovial Today show host, who was accompanied by his girlfriend Jasmine Yarbrough, had his hands full as he tried to quieten the chattering, well-heeled Woollahra socialites, including PR maven Roxy Jacenko, Real Housewives of Sydney's Nicole O'Neil and her mother Maud Gazal, lifestyle influencers Kyly Clarke and Terry Biviano, Harper's Bazaar editor Kellie Hush and charity queen Skye Leckie   Read More ...
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Josh Dugan thanks woman who 'saved' him and wants to use mental health struggles to help others
Josh Dugan has gone public to thank the woman who "saved him" after a year of scrutiny and vicious criticism of his behaviour and on-field displays. And now Dugan wants to dedicate the next phase of his career and life to saving others. Jordan Danielle has been by his side through the tough times and Dugan says that without her he dreads to think where he may be   Read More ...
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Tradie envy: The behavioural economics of DIY skills
The latest Nobel laureate for economics would love this: the tradie skills we wish we had aren't the ones we'd most like to use. Go figure. Richard Thaler's path to the Nobel Prize began by noticing people did not behave rationally in their choices, contrary to conventional economic dogma. And so it seems to be in a survey about tradie envy   Read More ...
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Kate Waterhouse leads the fashion pack at The Everest
It's the richest turf race Sydney has ever seen with a total prize pool of $10 million, so it was only fitting that racing royalty Kate Waterhouse led the fashion pack at The Everest in Randwick on Saturday afternoon. The daughter of top trainer Gai Waterhouse paid tribute to the white and baby blue dress code in a strappy Dion Lee number with a pleated skirt   Read More ...
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Not guilty verdict for ex-boyfriend who stabbed 'love of his life' to death
A Norwegian man has been found not guilty of the murder or manslaughter of "the love of his life" whom he stabbed multiple times with a kitchen knife at their Queensland home. Thomas Lysgaard stabbed Aaron Joseph Stewart six times in the chest during an argument about money and the division of property. The 8cm-long blade pierced Mr Stewart's heart and lungs, causing him to bleed to death shortly after the attack on April 4, 2015   Read More ...
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Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa jokes about 'raping beautiful women' on HBO show
Footage has emerged of Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa joking that one of the perks of the show is that he gets to "rape beautiful women". Momoa was taking part in a 2011 Comic-Con panel discussion when he made the comments, which drew laughter from the crowd but not from co-star Lena Headey. The American actor, who plays Khal Drogo on the long-running HBO fantasy show, said filming rape scenes was an enjoyable aspect of working on the series   Read More ...
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Italy's Gucci bans fur, seeks alternatives
Italy's Gucci will stop using fur in its designs from next year, joining a growing number of fashion houses looking at alternatives after coming under pressure from animal rights activists and changing consumer tastes. Gucci, part of Paris-based luxury group Kering, has paraded models down the catwalk in luxurious fur coats in the past and creative director Alessandro Michele brought in loafers and sling-backs lined with kangaroo-fur two years ago   Read More ...
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Women and Indigenous employees hurt by job insecurity in ACT public sector
Indigenous employees and staff with disabilities are among those worst affected by job insecurity within the ACT public service, the main public sector union says. On Thursday the government's employment committee held public hearings for an ongoing inquiry into the use of "insecure" working arrangements within the territory. Insecure work, or non-ongoing employment, refers to the use of casual or temporary working arrangements such as the use of contractors or labour hire staff   Read More ...
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Sydney's peacocks set to shine at the summit of style, The Everest
While four-legged athletes, like She Will Reign, will have the opportunity to win $10 million in prizemoney, two-legged punters at Saturday's The Everest will have the opportunity to take home more than $20,000 in cash and products, just for getting dressed. The Fashion Chute is an Australian Turf Club event and concept which aims to revolutionise and democratise the hallowed horse racing tradition of Fashions on the Field   Read More ...
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'I am your submissive': Texts reveal relationship between Pajich murder accused
Details of the relationship between two women accused of murdering Perth teenager Aaron Pajich have been revealed in court as a police officer tasked with analysing the pair's mobile phones continued to give evidence on Thursday. Trudi Lenon, 43 and Jemma Lilley, 26, are on trial in the Supreme Court of Western Australia accused of murdering the 18-year-old and burying him underneath a freshly laid concrete slab in their backyard on June 13, 2016   Read More ...
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'Australians need a pay rise': Bill Shorten calls for grand bargain on wages
Unions, business and the federal Parliament should come together and strike a "radical" grand bargain that would deliver a much-needed pay rise for ordinary Australians, Labor leader Bill Shorten says. Mr Shorten's call to arms on the need to address low wage growth was delivered in the inaugural address to the John Curtin Research Centre dinner in Melbourne on Wednesday night   Read More ...
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Mother who killed son 'because he looked like his father' jailed for 33 years
A mother who killed her three-year-old son "because he looked like his father" has been sentenced to at least 33 years in jail, while her partner has been given a prison sentence of at least 30 years. The 43-year-old woman and 48-year-old man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were found guilty of murder in the New South Wales Supreme Court in April   Read More ...
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Accused ex-boyfriend murderer killed out of anger, court hears
A Norwegian man accused of the stabbing murder of his ex-boyfriend attacked out of anger and wasn't defending himself, a crown prosecutor has told a jury. Thomas Lysgaard, 39, has pleaded not guilty to murdering Aaron Joseph Stewart at their Spring Hill home in inner Brisbane on April 4, 2015. While giving evidence on Wednesday he told the Brisbane Supreme Court he "did not mean to hurt Aaron" but had been "drunk and scared"   Read More ...
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Australian woman admits to driving without a licence for 23 years
A video of a woman in Australia admitting to never having had a driver's licence is going viral. The lady was stopped by a traffic policeman as she was driving her deceased husband's car. When the officer asked her for her driver's licence she said she didn't have one. He then suggested she gets a licence before going in front of a judge   Read More ...
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'Australians need a pay rise': Bill Shorten calls for grand bargain on wages
Unions, business and the federal Parliament should come together and strike a "radical" grand bargain that would deliver a much-needed pay rise for ordinary Australians, Labor leader Bill Shorten says. Mr Shorten's call to arms on the need to address low wage growth was delivered in the inaugural address to the John Curtin Research Centre dinner in Melbourne on Wednesday night   Read More ...
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Carla Zampatti pays homage to the 'renewed confidence' of women with new collection
Carla Zampatti is not like other fashion designers. In a world full of synthetic and ill-fitting garments made by fast fashion houses, she is the Queen Elizabeth II of the local ragtrade - a quiet revolutionary with a love of heavy fabrics. On Wednesday, still basking in the glow of her golden jubilee from a few seasons ago, she showed her loyal subjects why expertly tailored clothes, like one of her famous pant suits, are a worthy investment for modern women   Read More ...
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Georgina Chapman wants divorce from Harvey Weinstein
Just days after Harvey Weinstein said his wife, Marchesa fashion designer Georgina Chapman, was standing by him, Chapman now says she has chosen to leave her husband. Chapman said in a statement to People magazine, "My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions. I have chosen to leave my husband. Caring for my young children is my first priority and I ask the media for privacy at this time   Read More ...
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How ANSTO's chief stopped women taking lower-paid jobs
Something strange was going on at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO). Its chief executive Adi Paterson was noticing that when its female researchers and scientists were taking time off to have babies, upon their return they were taking lower-paid jobs. Dr Paterson, one of the leaders of the Male Champions of Change in STEM program, decided that wasn't going to keep happening   Read More ...
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