• 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]

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    Fight for Ryder, the 3-year old with four months to live.

              By ISABELLE MCKENZIE Ryder was having nose bleeds for a year and a half before we went to the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. Every doctor turned us away saying that he must have been picking nose! I knew it couldn’t be that straight forward — his nose had been [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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    “The letter to my ex-wife on the day of our divorce.”

              By MICHAEL CHESHIRE An open letter, to my ex-wife on the first day as your ex. Well, today our 20 year marriage ended in courtroom 2-D. To be honest, it was surreal. When we came to this decision months ago, I felt like the world had ended. In truth, I [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]

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    ‘Winning’ Bachelorette Sam responds to the news that Blake and Louise are ‘official’

              Last week, ‘winning’ Bachelorette Sam sent messages asking Bachie Blake (her former fiance) and finalist Louise (her friend) to share their side of the growing rumours that they were together. And she got…*crickets*… Now Sam has her answer. And she got it via her Twitter feed on Friday when Woman’s [read more]

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    5 times Lisa Wilkinson has rocked the style classics this month.

    Last week, Virginia Trioli shared a letter that she had received from a fan, pointing out that she was “in need of a makeover”. What Virginia’s pen pal failed to appreciate was that morning breakfast presenters are style icons in this country. When they wear something on the tv, these hosts tend to cause a designer stampede. [read more]

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    Em Rusciano: “I hate play dates. Tell me I’m not the only one”.

          By EM RUSCIANO. I have a confession to make, yes another one. I am not a fan of “play dates” after school. Aside from that, I am even less of a fan of the term “play date” because it gives me the heebie geebies. Like it is some kind of weird pretend [read more]

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    Meet the 120 friends you probably don’t need in your life anymore.

            By BERN MORLEY. What would you do if Facebook disappeared tomorrow? Would it shatter your world or like me, would it almost come as a welcome relief? Because lately, I’ve been starting to see it as less of a friendly online community and more of, well, a troublemaker. There are so [read more]

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    This case of lice is so extreme, it will make your flesh creep.

      By THE GLOW A shocking video has emerged of  a mother combing hundreds of lice out of her daughter’s infested hair. The girl appears to be around 7 years old.  Warning: this video is graphic and unpleasant Experts have said that this is an extreme case of head lice, and it would have taken months of [read more]

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    Bachelor and ‘confirmed’ new love are ON THE RUN.

            Bachie Blake and his (almost confirmed) new girlfriend, Louise Pillidge, have had to flee a tropical island. Well…kind of. The pair were today escorted by police as they made their escape through Thailand airport to an unknown location (thought to be another Thai island). Because newfound fame. (And also because, DRAMA). No, they’re not auditioning for [read more]

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    “Congratulations, you’re skinny enough to fit in the clothes! Join the club.”

      Brandy Melville is having a moment in the United States. Brandy Melville is an Italian brand that set up stateside five years ago. It makes cheap, on-trend clothes for teen girls. Kind of like a Supre or a Cotton On here in Australia. But Brandy Melville has a very disturbing strategy that makes them [read more]

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    Hero, Shocker and Whinger of the week.

      Welcome to Mamamia Rogue’s Shocker, Hero and Whinger of the Week. You guys know the deal, but if not here’s a bit of a refresher: Each week, we pick the biggest Shocker, Hero and Whinger from the last seven days. Shocker is whatever moment or person left our jaws on the floor. Hero is [read more]

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    4 and a half of the best things to do in Christchurch.

        By DIMITY KIRKWOOD Whenever I pictured New Zealand, 100 sheep flashed before my eyes. Obviously this automatically made me ready for a nap and the thought of travelling to the actual country left my mind immediately. So for the one moment when I forced myself to ignore the sheep and really consider going there, I [read more]

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    Voulez Vous: ‘My work is so melancholy – people are surprised when they see me smiling’

        By ELISSA RATLIFF “I paint, I draw, I write, and I photograph the world around me. I am inspired by the beautiful, the ugly, the evanescent. I am forever striving to emulate the wonder and fragility which the subject emits. Exploring the intangible and indescribable, to try and pin down the mystery of [read more]

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    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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    One of our favourite Buffy stars just got arrested (and married)

                A Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan favourite has been arrested today, spending several hours in jail after being charged with damaging property and resisting arrest. E News! reports Nicholas Brendon, who played Xander- one of Buffy’s best pals on the cult tv show – was detained in Boise, Idaho on Friday night after police [read more]

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    The second episode of the Mamamia podcast is here.

              If you listened to the podcast last week, thank you so much. In just 5 days, we cracked the Top 20 podcasts in Australia, and we are so thrilled. If you missed the debut episode of the Mamamia Out Loud podcast, we’ll chuck in a download link below so you [read more]

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    A couple had sex in the Big Brother house. Or so we’ve been told.

            If the rumours are to be believed, two Big Brother contestants have finally bumped bits. A special source has coyly told The Daily Mail today that muscle-bound intruder Leo and bubbly blonde Skye have “gone all the way” in the Australian Big Brother house. If Big Brother’s answer to Barbie and [read more]

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    Ghosting. When you leave a party and never say goodbye.

              By ALISSA WARREN. I was a professional at leaving parties, lunches, baby showers, dinners. Everything. When I’d had enough, I left. Vanished. Pft. INTO THIN AIR. Call it what you will. Ghosting. Phantom. Disappearing. Smoke-bombing. I was one of the best. But I’ve stopped. Sort of. When did we become [read more]

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    What ever happened to the sixth apartment on The Block?

          It’s been almost a week now since the gut-wrenching finale of The Block Glasshouse, when everyone discovered that renovations are expensive and don’t leave you with a lot of money in the bank. You’ll recall that the final auctions, which saw brother-duo Simon and Shannon Voss rake in an impressive $335,000 profit, also left [read more]

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    Spring Racing Fashion at the 2014 Caulfield Cup.

              The day that marks the official start of the Spring Racing Season for 2014 is finally upon us. The Caulfield Cup is one of the world’s richest thoroughbred races. Though you wouldn’t know that this show was about wealthy horses… We’ll be updating you throughout the day with pics of our favourite [read more]

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    A statement from Mia Freedman.

    By MIA FREEDMAN This morning I read some media headlines and hundreds of tweets that said a public figure had compared paedophiles to gay people. If true, it’s the kind of story we would jump to cover on Mamamia. We have a proud and fierce reputation for advocating for marriage equality and we are champions of [read more]

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    Drop everything and watch Brad Pitt (sort of) breakdance.

      He’s no stranger to the odd stunt or two, but this week Jimmy Fallon brought the moves to this dance-off. And so did Brad Pitt. The two had a pretty impressive breakdance-off (or at least their body doubles did) on this week’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. And it all took place [read more]

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    “I thought I caught a child sex offender outside a primary school, I still don’t know if I did the right thing.”

            By ANNA JAMES. It’s probably the one of the most confronting situation a person can deal with: face to face with a child sex offender. And there it happened – 9am on a Tuesday morning. Like every other Tuesday morning, I was hightailing it to the train station, gulping an Up and [read more]

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    The Joy Project: 365 photos in 365 days.

      By SARAH NORTON 365. That’s how many photos Ginger Unzueta wants to take. One for every day of the year. Unzueta, who is a photographer, wife and mum, has created a photography project celebrating the simple joys of everyday life. The aim of her venture, called the Joy Project (365), is to post a picture or series [read more]

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    ‘Ebola Craft’ on Etsy is the reason why we can’t have nice things.

      Etsy is the homemade arts and crafts mecca that has the power to make even the most disciplined of us procrastinate for hours. You can get your face put on a pillow! Someone can make a terrarium with a little you inside! There are inspirational quotes in frames! FRAMES! And now, because clearly in [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]

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    Caught on camera: a nanny’s chilling attack on twins

      Warning: This post contains details of child abuse and the content and video may be distressing for some readers. A US nanny caught on camera allegedly abusing one-year-old twins under her care has been arrested after the sickening footage went viral. Dana Cash, 34, was hired by a family from Fontana, California to look [read more]