Single women taking DIY path to motherhood

So you’re single and the bank account isn’t a bottomless pit of money, but becoming a mum is all you can think about. For 38-year-old Hannah Slootjes, there was a solution outside of visiting an IVF clinic or sperm bank.

Hokusai: the influential work of Japanese artist famous for ‘the great wave’ – in pictures

The work of Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849), one of Japan’s most prolific and enduringly popular artists, will come to Australia for the first time in a major exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria. Hokusai produced a body of work comprising some of the most recognisable and reproduced images in the history of Asian art, most notably The Great Wave off Kanagawa. Two prints of this famous image will be on show at NGV alongside over 150 of Hokusai’s artworks, including his renowned series on Mt Fuji

Hokusai is showing at the National Gallery of Victoria until 15 October

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OJ Simpson paroled by Nevada board after nine years in jail – video

Former NFL star OJ Simpson, who was famously acquitted of murder in 1995, is granted parole on Thursday after serving nine years of his 33-year sentence for a botched robbery attempt. Simpson told the four parole commissioners that he took “full responsibility” and said he “wished this had never happened”. All four commissioners voted to grant parole

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