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AACTAs 2017: Dose of old-world glamour returns to red carpet

What a difference a week makes. After the ARIAs red carpet left many fashion lovers scratching their heads, Australia’s stars of the screen left their musical mates for dust at the annual Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards in Sydney on Wednesday. These were the best looks:  Melina Vidler If you didn’t know the label Bronx and Banco before, you do now. The star of 800 Words was styled by man of the moment, Donny Gallela, in a golden gown oozing old-world Hollywood, complete with plenty of sparkle and…

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Fury will 'not play a character' if he returns to boxing

Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury says he will refuse to “play a character” if he returns to boxing. Fury, 29, has signed an advisory deal with management firm MTK Global as he hopes to end two years of inactivity. He expects to hear from UK Anti-Doping in December regarding a failed test in June 2016 which is blocking his return. “Of all the things I’ve been called – a bigot, a sexist, a homophobe – I may have been those but the one thing I’m not is a drugs…

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Former refugee to top model: Ajak Deng returns the favour

As a child she fled a war in Sudan, spent three years in a Kenyan refugee camp where her mother died of malaria and moved to Australia with her seven siblings as a refugee – and while Ajak Deng has gone through more in her 27 years than most should ever have to endure in a lifetime, she has a wholly “glass half full” approach to life. Now one of Australia’s top models, having walked for the likes of Givenchy, Lanvin, Chloe, Jean Paul Gaultier and Valentino, Deng has signed on to be the…

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Doctor Who: Tom Baker returns on camera for 1979 Shada serial

Media playback is unsupported on your device Tom Baker has made a surprise appearance on camera as Doctor Who, donning his trademark stripy scarf in a newly-released episode. The 83-year-old actor has returned to complete the unfinished story Shada, filmed in Cambridge, 38 years after it was abandoned. The parts not filmed in 1979 will be completed with animation and Baker’s voice, but he has also filmed a scene. It will be his first return to the role since a brief Children in Need cameo. Baker, the fourth Doctor, played…

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Geldof returns Dublin honour in protest over Aung San Suu Kyi

Bob Geldof has said he will return his Freedom of the City of Dublin in protest against the Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who also holds the award. Mr Geldof said “her association with our city shames us all”. Ms Suu Kyi has faced heavy criticism over her failure to address allegations of ethnic cleansing against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims. More than half a million Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh following recent violence. Mr Geldof, the musician and founder of Live Aid, said in a statement: “Her association with our…

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