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Seven-year-old tops Youtube earners list

  A seven-year-old boy who reviews toys has topped a list of the highest-earning YouTube stars after making PS17.2 million ($A29.8 million). Ryan, from Ryan ToysReview, made the hefty sum for his online reviews between June 2017 and June 2018. Since launching his main channel in 2015, Ryan has amassed more than 17...

Cops turn to Twitter to return lost ring

New York City police have located a tourist couple whose unlucky marriage proposal went viral after their engagement ring fell down a Times Square subway grate. A video of the incident shared on Twitter by the New York City Police Department on Saturday collected more than 20,000 retweets, made headlines and...

Attenborough's grim warning on climate

British broadcaster and environmentalist David Attenborough has urged world leaders, meeting in Poland to agree ways to limit global warming, to get on and tackle "our greatest threat in thousands of years". Known for countless nature films, Attenborough has gained prominence recently with his Blue Planet II series, which highlighted the...

Ariana Grande shares letter on bomb blast

Ariana Grande opened up about the Manchester Arena bombing in a letter shared in her new docu-series. The popstar had just finished performing in the city for her Dangerous Woman tour in May 2017 when a suicide bomber detonated a homemade explosive device in the arena foyer, killing 22 people. In the...

Hugh Jackman launches world tour next year

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2018 file photo, Hugh Jackman arrives at the Governors Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Jackman will launch his first ever world tour next year, performing at arenas mostly reserved for pop, rock and rap stars. Jackman announced his The Man. The...

Mac Miller singles released posthumously

Spotify has released a couple of new tunes from the late rapper Mac Miller. A recording of his song Dunno and a cover of Billy Preston's 1974 hit Nothing From Nothing are part of a Spotify Singles playlist that came out on Tuesday on the streaming platform. They were recorded live...

Atwood writing sequel to Handmaid's Tale

Margaret Atwood is writing a sequel to her best-selling dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale that is set to be published next year. The 79-year-old Canadian author tweeted that the book, titled The Testaments, will be set 15 years after the final scene of the original novel from 1985. Three female characters will...

Barnes makes ARIA domestic violence plea

Australian rock star Jimmy Barnes has made an impassioned plea at the ARIAs to bring an end to domestic violence. Barnes took out the award For Best Original Soundtrack or Musical Theatre Cast Album on Wednesday, for his soundtrack to the documentary film about his life, 'Working Class Boy'. "What I wanted...

'Stop Adani': Montaigne arrives at ARIAs

Montaigne arrives at the 32nd ARIA Awards at The Star, in Sydney (AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts) Sydney singer Montaigne has arrived at the Australian music industry's night of nights with the words "Stop Adani" emblazoned across her cheeks. The 23-year-old arrived on the ARIAs red carpet on Wednesday, in a floor length, feathered...

Kidman, Jackman lead Aust Oscar hunt

Hollywood awards season is shaping up as a busy one for Australia with Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Toni Collette and short film director Charles Williams in the hunt for Oscars. NIDA graduate and former Sydney Theatre Company resident designer Fiona Crombie appears almost certain to get an invite to the Academy...