• Mr Gough Whitlam, Premier Minister Australian

    Gough Whitlam has died aged 98.

      Former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam has died aged 98. “Our father, Gough Whitlam, has died this morning at the age of 98,” Mr Whitlam’s children Antony, Nicholas and Stephen Whitlam and Catherine Dovey said in a statement this morning. “A loving and generous father, he was a source of inspiration to us and our families and [read more]

  • Ethan became addicted as a teenager and became violent and aggressive towards his mother when high. (Screenshot via Four Corners)

    This is the TV show that should be screened in every school in Australia.

      “Jake” started dealing drugs at 11 and by 15, was an ice cook and addict. Bradley pulled most of his teeth out of his head with a pair of pliers when he was high. Ethan became addicted to the drug after just one hit — and before long, was trying to bust down the door of [read more]

  • Monica Lewinsky says she loved Bill Clinton.

    “16 years ago, I fell in love with my boss. My boss was the President of the United States.”

                When your entire adult life has been defined by an ill-advised affair you had when you were 22, you are in a unique position to talk about what it’s like to have a reputation trashed by strangers. Monica Lewinsky, only best known for her affair with former US President Bill Clinton, yesterday stood to address 1000 [read more]

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    Breaking: Oscar de la Renta has reportedly died.

        Oscar de la Renta had died aged 82 years old, according to reports from ABC News in the US and other media. The iconic fashion designer — who has dressed everyone from First Ladies Clinton and Reagan to songstress Taylor Swift and, most recently, international barrister Amal Clooney — was diagnosed with cancer [read more]

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    She was 22, backpacking around the world… and 38 weeks pregnant without knowing it.

                Kate Hudson was like any other 22-year-old backpacking around Europe. The Melbourne journalism student was hopping between countries, living it up with limited funds and even fewer cares. That is, until she found out she was pregnant — and just weeks away from her due date. As blogger Sophie Shaw — [read more]

  • The Royal baby is due in April.

    Tuesday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    1. Royal Baby due date         The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have confirmed their baby is due in April next year, Kensington Palace said in an official announcement. They also squashed rumors that it could royal twins. The official statement read “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are [read more]

  • Michelle Knight speaking at the interview.

    “It wasn’t his fault.” Michelle Knight says she forgives the man who held her captive for 11 years.

    By SHAUNA ANDERSON         In a spectacular revelation the victim of kidnapper Ariel Castro has said she forgives the man who held her captive in a basement for 11 years raping and torturing her. “At first I hated him,” said Michelle Knight. Speaking to a radio host at a High School in [read more]

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    “Our young men need to stop dying at the hands of random, senseless acts of violence.”

      Joshua Hardy should still be here today. The 21 year old should have gone to uni today. He should have caught up with his mates after class. He should be counting down the weeks until the semester ends and the summer holidays begin. But Joshua Hardy is not here and his family is broken. Hardy – described [read more]

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    Bob Geldof: “One of us didn’t make it… And it was very difficult.”

          “One of us didn’t make it… And it was very difficult.” They’re the incredibly sad words from Sir Bob Geldof in the wake of his daughter Peaches’ death earlier this year. In a heartbreaking interview, Geldof has lashed out at the media and their actions following the 25-year-old’s death from a heroin overdose. [read more]

  • what happens if you don't vaccinate your child

    So you never forget another vaccination appointment. EVER.

              By JO ABI We’ve all heard the arguments against childhood vaccinations (and politely or not-so-politely ignored them) but did you know that one of the reasons many parents don’t vaccinate their children is because they forget? It’s easy to forget when you have so many other things on your mind. [read more]

  • The inquest into the death of Luke Batty will begin today

    Monday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    1. Luke Batty coronial inquest         The Victorian Coroners Court inquest into the death of 11-year old Luke Batty will begin today. Luke was killed by his father in February at a cricket oval in the Victorian town of Tyabb.  Nine News reports that State Coroner Judge Ian Gray will focus on [read more]

  • Hana we wish you all the very best.

    Hope for the little girl who cannot stop eating.

    By SHAUNA ANDERSON   She’s the little girl who can’t control her hunger. A delightful vibrant six-year old who weighs a devastating 43 kilograms. Hana Taraff has put on 23kg since Christmas after lifesaving brain surgery resulted in a side effect meaning the little girl is constantly hungry. Hana had a brain tumor removed but [read more]

  • Mo, Evie and Otis died on MH17.

    The parents of the three children killed in MH17 have released a statement.

              The bodies of the three Maslin children, who died when flight MH17 was shot down in July, arrived back on Australian soil this week. Mo, 12, Evie, 10, and Otis, 8, perished on Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 with their grandfather, Nick Norris, when the passenger plane was shot down over Ukraine on 17 July 2014. The Perth [read more]

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    Just months before she died, 17 year old Abbey wrote this poem for her father.

          Trigger warning: This post contains graphic details of child sex abuse and suicide, and may be triggering for some readers. By GRACE JENNINGS-EDQUIST “I was only a girl hiding under my sheets,” 17-year-old Abbey wrote in a poem addressed to her father. “I’m broken now, torn and ripped in pieces… I fight to repaid the [read more]

  • JUlie Bishop

    Sunday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    Australia will not send ground troops to fight the Islamic State. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has announced Australia is working to provide assistance in the fight against the Islamic State, but not yet planning on sending Australian troops to fight in Iraq. In a news conference with Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibraham al- Jaafari, Bishop said: “We’ve not [read more]

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    Sad news in the case of missing “August: Osage County” actress.

                A body, discovered on Thursday by a family-led search party near Seattle, has been confirmed as the 32-year-old “August: Osage County” actress Misty Upham. Tracy Rector, a spokesperson for Misty’s family, says that the cause of death has yet to be revealed. A statement from the Auburn Police Department says, “there [read more]

  • michelle obama bring back our girls

    Saturday’s news in less than two minutes.

        1. WHO admits Ebola outbreak should have been handled better and models “self-quarantine” after flight to Dallas. The World Health Organization has acknowledged that it should have handled the initial Ebola outbreak in West Africa better. A draft document obtained by The Associated Press showed  that the WHO blames factors such as incompetent [read more]

  • Mo, Evie and Otis died on MH17.

    MH17 victims Mo, Evie and Otis are finally coming home.

      The three Maslin children, who died when flight MH17 was shot down in July, have finally arrived back on Australian soil. Mo, 12, Evie, 10, and Otis, 8, perished on Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 with the grandfather, Nick Norris, when the passenger plane was shot down over Ukraine on 17 July 2014. The Herald Sun reports the [read more]

  • The apartment block where the girl fell.

    Friday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    1. Miracle survival     A four-year old girl has miraculously survived a 30m fall from the eighth floor of an apartment complex on the Gold Coast. The girl fell onto trees below the unit at Broadbeach after playing hide and seek with her babysitter. A witness told Nine News that the little girl crawled [read more]

  • What IS that thing?

    He had a spider burrowing itself in his chest. So. freaking. scary.

    By SHAUNA ANDERSON           Just the thought of spiders makes me hunch over a little and my eyes dart around checking there isn’t anything black hairy and wiggly in the nearby vicinity. That’s why this isn’t just scary it’s FREAKING TERRIYING. This guy went on what was meant to be the [read more]

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    All your questions about the Ebola virus. Answered.

          Four new suspected Ebola patients, including a feverish passenger removed from a plane in Madrid, have been reported by Spanish authorities. The reports follow news earlier this week that a second Texas health care worker – Amber Jay Vinson , a 29-year-old nurse from Ohio –  tested positive for the deadly virus after treating a [read more]

  • sibling bone marrow transplant

    The brave thing a 3-year-old boy did to save his sister’s life.

              By LAYLA SAADAT For most three-year-olds, the phrase ‘bone marrow transplant’ isn’t one they’d hear often at kinder. But for little Lachy Abbott, it became a reality when his bone marrow was matched to his five-year-old sister Amelia’s. Amelia was battling lymphoblastic leukemia, and was desperate for a transplant. “It was [read more]

  • Madeleine McCann

    Finally, some promising news in the case of missing Madeleine McCann.

              A British paedophile who once lived in Australia has been arrested over a child sex crime – and is expected to be questioned over the abduction of Madeline McCann. Roderick McDonald, 76, will be extradited from Malta to Britain for the rape of a separate child under 13, and will also [read more]

  • Amber Jay Vinson has been diagnosed with Ebola.

    Thursday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    1. Second Texas Ebola diagnosis     A second Texas health care worker from the hospital that treated Liberian Thomas Duncan has tested positive to Ebola. The young nurse has been identified as Amber Jay Vinson a 29-year old from Ohio. Concerns are mounting in the US after reports that she flew on a commercial [read more]

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    We need to stop this 10-year-old girl from being killed by her family.

        By GRACE JENNINGS-EDQUIST Brishna is only 10 years old and she’s survived a brutal rape. Now, she must live in fear of death too, because her relatives reportedly want to dump her little body in a river for bringing “shame” upon the family. Amnesty International reports a local mullah has been charged for the rape, while [read more]

  • thermomix 2

    It’s okay. A peace agreement could be imminent in the Thermomix War.

              It’s the kitchen-sink drama that just won’t end. Mamamia has previously reported on the “Thermomix War” that yes, is still raging in the suburbs of Australia. It started when thousands of people drank the kool aid shelled out $2000 for the very fabulous, can-do-everything, chopper-slicer-mixer-cooker Thermomix… without being told a newer, swankier model was just [read more]

  • Madeleine McCann

    Wednesday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    1. A breakthrough arrest in the case of Madeleine McCann. A paedophile who has preyed on young girls in Australia and Europe is being extradited from Malta to the UK, where he will answer questions about the case of Madeleine McCann. British man Roderick Macdonald, 76, is believed to have been in Portugal when three-year-old Mcann went [read more]

  • Daniela Poggiali

    Nurse allegedly killed 38 patients because they annoyed her.

    By SHAUNA ANDERSON       Daniela Poggiali’s colleagues often thought she was cold and calculating. But they looked past it as she was always eager to work. While they were often shocked by some of her seemingly chilling comments about their patients, they never expected this. 42-year-old Daniela Poggiali was arrested over the weekend [read more]

  • tony abbott shirtfront

    Don’t kid yourselves. Tony Abbott doesn’t use aggressive language by accident.

      We not sure if you’ve heard, but our Prime Minister is planning a face-off. A throw down. A duel. A battle. Tony Abbott is going to “shirtfront” Russian President Vladimir Putin over his handling of the shooting down of flight MH17, when the G20 Leaders’ Summit kicks off next month in Brisbane. That’s right. Our [read more]

  • Tiffany. (Photo: Screenshot via Herald Sun)

    Would you sell your family pet for $140,000?

        The Perceval family were struggling to sell their family home — so to close the deal, they threw in the family pet. It was a deal that ended up purrfectly for the Melbourne family, according to News Corp. (Warning: If you’re not into cat puns, click away now. You have been told.) The Glen Iris family auctioned their [read more]