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Burning fuel hits crowd at Australian drag-racing event

Media playback is unsupported on your device Twelve people have been injured after a competition car sprayed burning fuel over fans at a drag-racing event in central Australia. The car was doing burnouts at the Red CentreNATS competition in Alice Springs when it sent lit fuel into the crowd. Footage of the incident on Sunday showed flames reaching spectators and people scrambling away. Eleven of the 12 people treated were taken to hospital. One man, 47, suffered critical injuries. He was flown to the Royal Adelaide Hospital with burns to…

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Kent Heckenlively, US 'anti-vaxxer', denied Australian visa

A US author who bills himself as the “world’s #1 anti-vaxxer” has been denied a visa to enter Australia for a speaking tour. Kent Heckenlively had planned to visit Australia in December to call for a five-year ban on vaccinations. Medical experts, including the World Health Organization, have repeatedly said that vaccinations are safe and vital to halting infectious diseases. Australia gave bans to two other anti-vaccination advocates last month. Immigration Minister Peter Dutton confirmed that Mr Heckenlively would not be allowed to enter Australia, describing anti-vaccination advocates as “dangerous…

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Victoria's secret no more as Australian model gets first wings

If ever a model’s name made her a perfect fit to walk in the Victoria’s Secret fashion show, it’s Australian Victoria Lee. Lee will get her first set of “angel wings” later this year with the model confirmed to make her debut in the next Victoria’s Secret fashion show. Play VideoDon’t Play Up Next Martin Scorsese to produce Joker origin movie Play VideoDon’t Play Video duration 01:46 More Entertainment News Videos Previous slideNext slide Victoria’s Secret Angels prep for Paris runway Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner and other ‘Angels’ get ready…

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The Australian scientists cracking the genetic code of clinical depression

Sydney: Two-thirds of Australians with clinical depression have used multiple antidepressants to manage their condition, the nation’s largest study on depression has found. More than 10,000 adults living with the mental illness have so far enrolled in the Australian Genetics of Depression Study and researchers have released some of the preliminary data. Preliminary data from the Australian Genetics of Depression Study shows that two-thirds of Australians with clinical depression have used more than one antidepressant to try and manage the condition.  Lead investigator Professor Nick Martin at the QIMR Berghofer…

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Australian label Soulan Zee forced to withdraw Ganesha outfit after complaints

A small Australian fashion label has drawn condemnation from a leading Hindu body after it produced an outfit that featured an image of the religious deity, Ganesha. Melbourne-based Soulan Zee said on Tuesday afternoon it would withdraw the outfit from sale and its website after it received a complaint from the Universal Society of Hinduism.  An outfit by Melbourne label Soulan Zee that has been pulled from sale after the designer received complaints from the Hindu society.  Photo: Supplied The hot pink outfit included an off-the-shoulder top with flared sleeves…

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Australian teenager in hospital after sea bug attack

An Australian teenager is recovering in hospital after being bitten by multiple “mite-sized sea critters”. Sam Kanizay, 16, found his feet and ankles covered in blood after soaking his legs in Melbourne’s Brighton Beach on Saturday evening. Jarrod Kanizay said his son arrived home with what “looked like a war injury” and that his legs would not stop bleeding. The family are seeking expert opinion to identify the flesh-eating bugs. Marine biologists have said they were likely to have been sea fleas, tiny scavenging marine animals. WARNING: This article contains…

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Kendall Jenner raises eyebrows in blouse by Australian brand Bec & Bridge

Kendall Jenner is no stranger to freeing the nipple, so it came as no great surprise that the model and half-sister of Kim Kardashian-West stepped out this week in a heatwave-ridden New York with gal pal Bella Hadid in her trademark look — sans bra. However, this time Jenner, 21, caused a stir, not for her eye-catching get-up, but because the sheer red blouse she wore by Australian fashion label Bec & Bridge is not available to buy by mere mortals for another two months. “We have had an influx of enquiries over the past 24 hours since Kendall…

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