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Recent articles by Belinda:

"I felt like such a freak": Teresa Palmer's doctors seemed 'excited' by her pregnancy loss.

Hollywood star Teresa Palmer shares what it was like to learn she had experienced a rare form of pregnancy loss, and the poor way doctors handled it. → Read More

Hunter's parents left him with a trusted babysitter. Within 90 mins, he was dead.

Babysitter Daniel Cameron, 15, has been sentenced for the murder of Hunter MacIntosh in New Zealand. But a key question remains: why did he do it? → Read More

We're experiencing another wave of Me Too. And these are the men we can't look away from.

Ansel Elgort, Justin Bieber and Chris D'Elia have all been accused of sexual assault within a matter of days. They deny the claims. So why now? → Read More

Within hours, 4 Riverdale stars were accused of sexual assault. Then an accuser backflipped.

Several tweets were posted accusing Cole Sprouse and other members of the Riverdale cast of sexual assault. Hours later, one accuser admitted it was a lie. → Read More

An ode to Melissa Leong, the hero of MasterChef's redemption story.

An ode to Melissa Leong, the hero of MasterChef's redemption story. The show is enjoying popularity and ratings it hasn't seen in years. → Read More

"I am not a spy": Australian Kylie Moore-Gilbert is trapped in Iran's most notorious prison.

After more than 21 months, Australian academic Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert remains behind bars in Iran, having been convicted of espionage in a secret trial. → Read More

Ms Dhu died in prison after failing to pay fines. A six-year fight means no one else will.

A six-year fight following the death in custody of Yamatji woman Ms Dhu has brought about law reform in Western Australia. Here's her story. → Read More

BLM activist Toyin went missing after being assaulted. On Saturday, she was found dead.

BLM activist Oluwatoyin 'Toyin' Salau was found dead a week after disappearing following a sexual assault. Here's what we know. → Read More

A definitive ranking of who will win MasterChef Australia 2020.

Who will be the Australian MasterChef 2020 winner? Here's our very scientific prediction, based on the MasterChef Australia available spoilers. → Read More

How to have a conversation with someone who says, 'There was no slavery in Australia.'

Prime Minister Scott Morrison claimed on 2GB that Australia never had slavery. Here's a simple outline of why that's not true. → Read More

Thomas the Tank Engine, chocolate and a gut instinct: How William Callaghan was found.

Here's how Victorian bushman, Ben Gibbs, managed to find William Callaghan, the teenager with non-verbal autism who went missing at Mt Disappointment. → Read More

"Fill my seat with a black candidate." Why some jobs are offered exclusively to minorities.

Affirmative action, or "positive discrimination", is designed to create fairness in employment. But how does it work, and why is it important? → Read More

The sad irony of George Floyd having COVID-19 when he died.

The results of a second autopsy of George Floyd have revealed he survived coronavirus, only to fall victim to another disease: systemic racism. → Read More

How to have a conversation with someone who keeps saying 'All Lives Matter'.

People are responding to the Black Lives Matter movement by arguing 'all lives matter'. Here's how to explain to them why they shouldn't. → Read More

'I can't breathe.' Australia had its own George Floyd moment. His name was David Dungay.

The family of David Dungay, an Aboriginal man who died in custody, have offered their solidarity to those protesting George Floyd's death in the U.S. → Read More

A charismatic cult leader and 918 dead: the story behind the phrase 'drink the Kool-Aid'.

The phrase 'drink the Kool-Aid' has a tragic true story. Here's how cult leader Jim Jones caused the mass murder-suicide known as the Jonestown massacre. → Read More

"This shouldn't be normal in 2020": Obama's poignant response to George Floyd's death.

Former US President Barack Obama has issued a statement about George Floyd, the black Minneapolis man who died during an arrest by a white police officer. → Read More

This week is Reconciliation Week. Australia marked it with a shameful bang.

Rock shelters in Juukan Gorge in Pilbara region of Western Australia have been destroyed by mining giant Rio Tinto. During Reconciliation Week... → Read More

"I can't see the logic": The reopening process isn't making sense to the fitness industry.

In most Australian states, pubs and restaurants have been allowed to reopen before gyms. But are gyms really less safe when it comes to coronavirus? → Read More

Vivien thought she'd fallen for a millionaire. P.I. Julia Robson uncovered the truth.

In the podcast Chasing Charlie, private investigator Julia Robson shares her seven-year hunt for a sinister conman, who trapped and scammed several women. → Read More