Royal engagement: Kate Middleton ‘thrilled’ over the engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Royal engagement: Kate Middleton ‘thrilled’ over the engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

THE Duchess of Cambridge said she’s “absolutely thrilled” for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as she stepped out in London a day after her brother-in-law’s engagement was announced. Discussing Monday’s happy news, the Duchess said: “William and I are absolutely thrilled. It’s such exciting news. “It’s a really happy time for any couple and we wish them all the best and hope they enjoy this happy moment.” Camera IconCatherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, spoke about the latest royal engagement when visiting a London museum. Picture: AFP.Picture: AFPHer comments came the…

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Turnbull's leadership on same-sex marriage a 'failure', Nationals MP says

Turnbull's leadership on same-sex marriage a 'failure', Nationals MP says

Posted November 29, 2017 01:01:52 Nationals MP Andrew Broad has accused Malcolm Turnbull of ignoring conservatives in the same-sex marriage debate, saying there has been “a clear failure of leadership”. Key points: Conservatives failed in their bid to amend the bill last night Andrew Broad is a staunch opponent of same-sex marriage He says the Prime Minister did not consult Conservatives enough before allowing the introduction of the private members’ bill Conservatives failed in their bid to amend the bill last night, and it is now expected to pass the…

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Cassette tapes making comeback

Cassette tapes making comeback

Updated November 28, 2017 22:44:26 Video: Stella Donnelly has released her debut EP on cassette. (7.30) Related Story: Movieland, the video store that hasn’t been killed by the internet Related Story: Forget nostalgia, these analog artists are looking to the future You may have thought the cassette tape was dead, relegated to the dustbin of history. And good riddance. Who in their right mind would want to turn the clock back and resurrect it? Young, independent artists around Australia do, releasing their music on cassette as well as digitally. For…

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Embattled Don Burke loses support of high-profile defender

Embattled Don Burke loses support of high-profile defender

Updated November 28, 2017 20:14:51 Video: Women claim Don Burke sexually harassed them (7.30) One of Don Burke’s high-profile female defenders who wrote a statement supporting the embattled TV star has backtracked on her comments, saying he is not the man she once knew. Key points: Author Jackie French initially provided a statement saying she never saw “any hint of sexual harassment, nor heard gossip about any” But Ms French today said in an email to journalist Tracey Spicer that “the man that you uncovered is not the one ……

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Russia loses contact with new weather satellite

Russia loses contact with new weather satellite

Image copyrightReuters Image caption The Soyuz-2 spacecraft with Meteor-M satellite was launched from VostochnyRussia has lost contact with a weather satellite just hours after its launch from a new cosmodrome. “Contact has not been established because it is not on its planned orbit,” the space agency Roscosmos said. The Meteor-M satellite was carried on a Soyuz rocket. The launch was at 14:41 (05:41 GMT), from Vostochny cosmodrome in Russia’s far east. It is only the second launch from the base, which opened last year. Smaller satellites were also on board….

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