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Khloe Kardashian celebrates six-month pregnancy mark

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Published: 16:15 EST, 2 January 2018 | Updated: 16:49 EST, 2 J..

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By Louise Saunders For Dailymail.com

Published: 16:15 EST, 2 January 2018 | Updated: 16:49 EST, 2 January 2018

She finally confirmed she was expecting her first child last month after weeks of speculation.

And Khloe Kardashian proved impending motherhood suits her perfectly as she celebrated hitting the six-month mark in her pregnancy by posting two sweet snaps on her Instagram page on Tuesday.

The reality star, 33, showed off her beautiful baby bump in a form-fitting LBD as she shared a kiss with basketball player boyfriend Tristan Thompson, 26.

Bumping along: Khloe Kardashian  celebrated hitting the six-month mark in her pregnancy by posting sweet snaps on her Instagram page on TuesdayBumping along: Khloe Kardashian  celebrated hitting the six-month mark in her pregnancy by posting sweet snaps on her Instagram page on Tuesday

Bumping along: Khloe Kardashian celebrated hitting the six-month mark in her pregnancy by posting sweet snaps on her Instagram page on Tuesday

Knock their socks off in a bustier dress by House of CB

We've got so many things to look forward to this year– at the top of our list will be the newest addition to the ever-growing Kardashian klan.

Within a few short weeks of announcing her pregnancy, Khloe has begun to debut her (much anticipated) sense pregnancy style.

She certainly didn't let her baby-bump get in the way of going all out (sartorially speaking) during the holidays. And yet again today, she knocked our socks off in this figure hugging dress by House of CB.

This bust enhancing bustier dress is very reminiscent of Kim's dress she wore to the VMA's in 2016. We loved it then and we love it now.

The good news is that you can get your hands on this sizzling LBD by clicking right to House of CB. But if you fancy a shop around before heading to your wallet then take a look at the roundup below. Forever 21 and AliExpress have both got options that will do the trick! Or splurge on a designer piece by Dolce & Gabbana.

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With the Cleveland Cavaliers star tendering caressing her growing tummy, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians favorite looked utterly smitten as she puckered up in front of the camera.

Alongside the sweet shot, Khloe simply wrote: 'Mom and dad.'

A second snap let the Good American designer take center stage as she proudly placed a hand over her bump.

Khloe wore a luxurious fur coat draped off her shoulders and had her blonde locks teased into pretty corkscrew curls.

She wrote: 'Officially 6 months.'

'Mom and dad': The reality star, 33, showed off her beautiful baby bump in a form-fitting LBD as she shared a kiss with basketball player boyfriend Tristan Thompson, 26'Mom and dad': The reality star, 33, showed off her beautiful baby bump in a form-fitting LBD as she shared a kiss with basketball player boyfriend Tristan Thompson, 26

'Mom and dad': The reality star, 33, showed off her beautiful baby bump in a form-fitting LBD as she shared a kiss with basketball player boyfriend Tristan Thompson, 26

Khloe revealed her worries and excitement over becoming a first-time mother as she talked about ringing in the New Year on Instagram on Sunday.

The reality star posted her Best Nine Instagram collage of 2017, which included one shot of her baby bump, two shots of her niece North West, four, two self shots, and four with her love Tristan .

She captioned it with a lengthy message which read: 'Top nine of 2017!! 2017 you've been good to me but I can NOT wait for 2018!!

'Honor the past year by celebrating your joys, mourning your losses, and shaking your head at the wonder of it all! We, as people, tend to spend a lot of time and attention watering the weeds.

'And then, we’re growing the weeds rather than watering the flowers and rejoicing! I have worked hard on being a positive person. I want to reflect and be grateful for all of the beauty that I have experienced this past year.

Reason to celebrate! Khloe revealed her worries and excitement over becoming a first-time mother as she talked about ringing in the New Year on Instagram on SundayReason to celebrate! Khloe revealed her worries and excitement over becoming a first-time mother as she talked about ringing in the New Year on Instagram on Sunday

Reason to celebrate! Khloe revealed her worries and excitement over becoming a first-time mother as she talked about ringing in the New Year on Instagram on Sunday

'We all have drama in our lives so let's rejoice in the positives and not dwell on the negatives. This past year has been full of love, blessings and happiness!

'Lord knows I'm grateful for the place I am in in my life! I tell Him daily but I can not begin to explain my excitement for everything new in 2018!!

'Nerves and anxiety are an underestimate, [understatement]. I'm thankful to have a beautiful support system in place to help me celebrate New chapters! New experiences!

'New beginnings! I'm trusting the magic of NEW this 2018! Reflection is a beautiful thing but don't dwell on your past too deeply. Stay on course and in a positive mind frame! 2018 is yours! God bless!'

Khloe finally confirmed her pregnancy in December in a touching Instagram post of her baby bump after months of speculation.

Mama to be! The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star finally confirmed her pregnancy in December in a touching Instagram post of her baby bump after months of speculationMama to be! The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star finally confirmed her pregnancy in December in a touching Instagram post of her baby bump after months of speculation

Mama to be! The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star finally confirmed her pregnancy in December in a touching Instagram post of her baby bump after months of speculation

Alongside the photograph, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star said having her first child is her 'greatest dream realized'.

Khloe wrote: 'My greatest dream realized! We are having a baby! I had been waiting and wondering but God had a plan all along. He knew what He was doing.

'I simply had to trust in Him and be patient. I still at times can't believe that our love created life!'

The reality star then turned her attention to her boyfriend of just over one year, who already has baby son Prince, one, with ex-girlfriend Jordan Craig

She wrote: 'Tristan, thank you for loving me the way that you do! Thank you for treating me like a Queen!

'Thank you for making me feel beautiful at all stages! Tristan, most of all, Thank you for making me a MOMMY!!!

Loved-up: Khloe and Tristan went public with their romance in September 2016, and the beauty has been vocal about her desire to become a mother (pictured in June 2017)Loved-up: Khloe and Tristan went public with their romance in September 2016, and the beauty has been vocal about her desire to become a mother (pictured in June 2017)

Loved-up: Khloe and Tristan went public with their romance in September 2016, and the beauty has been vocal about her desire to become a mother (pictured in June 2017)

'You have made this experience even more magical than I could have envisioned! I will never forget how wonderful you've been to me during this time! Thank you for making me so happy my love!

'Thank you to everyone for the love and positive vibes! I know we've been keeping this quite but we wanted to enjoy this between our family and close friends as long as we could privately. To enjoy our first precious moments just us.

'Thank you all for understanding. I am so thankful, excited, nervous, eager, overjoyed and scared all in one! But it's the best bundle of feelings I've ever felt in my life!'

Khloe and Tristan went public with their romance in September 2016, and the beauty has been vocal about her desire to become a mother.

The starlet documented her fertility struggle with ex-husband Lamar Odom, 38, during numerous episodes of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

Happy news: The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star said having her first child with Tristan is her 'greatest dream realized'Happy news: The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star said having her first child with Tristan is her 'greatest dream realized'

Happy news: The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star said having her first child with Tristan is her 'greatest dream realized'

The former couple famously tied the knot in 2009, just weeks after they met.

Khloe split from the former basketball player in December 2013, but later called off the divorce in October 2015 following Lamar's near-fatal drink and drugs overdose at a brothel in Las Vegas.

The reality star later filed again in May 2016, and the divorce was finalized in December 2016.

Khloe is not the only member of the Kardashian-Jenner family to be expecting a new addition in 2018.

Kim Kardashian, 37, and her rapper husband Kanye West, 40, will welcome their third child, a daughter, via surrogate any day now.

The youngest member of the family, Kylie Jenner, 20, is pregnant with her first child with rapper beau Travis Scott, 25.

Tough time: The starlet documented her fertility struggle with ex-husband Lamar Odom, 38, during numerous episodes of Keeping Up With The Kardashians (pictured in June 2012)Tough time: The starlet documented her fertility struggle with ex-husband Lamar Odom, 38, during numerous episodes of Keeping Up With The Kardashians (pictured in June 2012)

Tough time: The starlet documented her fertility struggle with ex-husband Lamar Odom, 38, during numerous episodes of Keeping Up With The Kardashians (pictured in June 2012)

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Sydney seaplane crash: Exhaust fumes affected pilot, report confirms

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The pilot of a seaplane that crashed into an Australian river, killing all on board, had been left confused and disorientated by leaking exhaust fumes, investigators have confirmed.

The Canadian pilot and five members of a British family died in the crash north of Sydney in December 2017.

All were found to have higher than normal levels of carbon monoxide in their blood, a final report has found.

It recommended the mandatory fitting of gas detectors in all such planes.

British businessman Richard Cousins, 58, died alongside his 48-year-old fiancée, magazine editor Emma Bowden, her 11-year-old daughter Heather and his sons, Edward, 23, and William, 25, and pilot Gareth Morgan, 44. Mr Cousins was the chief executive of catering giant Compass.

The family had been on a sightseeing flight in the de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver plane when it nose-dived into the Hawkesbury River at Jerusalem Bay, about 50km (30 miles) from the city centre.

The final report by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) confirmed the findings of an interim report published in 2020.

It said pre-existing cracks in the exhaust collector ring were believed to have released exhaust gas into the engine bay. Holes left by missing bolts in a firewall then allowed the fumes to enter the cabin.

“As a result, the pilot would have almost certainly experienced effects such as confusion, visual disturbance and disorientation,” the report said.

“Consequently, it was likely that this significantly degraded the pilot’s ability to safely operate the aircraft.”

The ATSB recommended the Civil Aviation Safety Authority consider mandating the fitting of carbon monoxide detectors in piston-engine aircraft that carry passengers.

It previously issued safety advisory notices to owners and operators of such aircraft that they install detectors “with an active warning” to pilots”. Operators and maintainers of planes were also advised to carry out detailed inspections of exhaust systems and firewalls.

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Australia unlikely to fully reopen border in 2021, says top official

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Australia is unlikely to fully open its borders in 2021 even if most of its population gets vaccinated this year as planned, says a senior health official.

The comments dampen hopes raised by airlines that travel to and from the country could resume as early as July.

Department of Health Secretary Brendan Murphy made the prediction after being asked about the coronavirus’ escalation in other nations.

Dr Murphy spearheaded Australia’s early action to close its borders last March.

“I think that we’ll go most of this year with still substantial border restrictions,” he told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on Monday.

“Even if we have a lot of the population vaccinated, we don’t know whether that will prevent transmission of the virus,” he said, adding that he believed quarantine requirements for travellers would continue “for some time”.

Citizens, permanent residents and those with exemptions are allowed to enter Australia if they complete a 14-day hotel quarantine at their own expense.

Qantas – Australia’s national carrier – reopened bookings earlier this month, after saying it expected international travel to “begin to restart from July 2021.”

However, it added this depended on the Australian government’s deciding to reopen borders.

Australia’s tight restrictions

The country opened a travel bubble with neighbouring New Zealand late last year, but currently it only operates one-way with inbound flights to Australia.

Australia has also discussed the option of travel bubbles with other low-risk places such as Taiwan, Japan and Singapore.

A vaccination scheme is due to begin in Australia in late February. Local authorities have resisted calls to speed up the process, giving more time for regulatory approvals.

Australia has so far reported 909 deaths and about 22,000 cases, far fewer than many nations. It reported zero locally transmitted infections on Monday.

Experts have attributed much of Australia’s success to its swift border lockdown – which affected travellers from China as early as February – and a hotel quarantine system for people entering the country.

Local outbreaks have been caused by hotel quarantine breaches, including a second wave in Melbourne. The city’s residents endured a stringent four-month lockdown last year to successfully suppress the virus.

Other outbreaks – including one in Sydney which has infected about 200 people – prompted internal border closures between states, and other restrictions around Christmas time.

The state of Victoria said on Monday it would again allow entry to Sydney residents outside of designated “hotspots”, following a decline in cases.

While the measures have been praised, many have also criticised them for separating families across state borders and damaging businesses.

Dr Murphy said overall Australia’s virus response had been “pretty good” but he believed the nation could have introduced face masks earlier and improved its protections in aged care homes.

In recent days, Australia has granted entry to about 1,200 tennis players, staff and officials for the Australian Open. The contingent – which has recorded at least nine infections – is under quarantine.

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Covid: Brisbane to enter three-day lockdown over single infection

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The Australian city of Brisbane has begun a snap three-day lockdown after a cleaner in its hotel quarantine system became infected with coronavirus.

Health officials said the cleaner had the highly transmissible UK variant and they were afraid it could spread.

Brisbane has seen very few cases of the virus beyond quarantined travellers since Australia’s first wave last year.

It is the first known instance of this variant entering the Australian community outside of hotel quarantine.

The lockdown is for five populous council areas in Queensland’s state capital.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the measure on Friday morning local time, about 16 hours after the woman tested positive.

Ms Palaszczuk said the lockdown aimed to halt the virus as rapidly as possible, adding: “Doing three days now could avoid doing 30 days in the future.”

“I think everybody in Queensland… knows what we are seeing in the UK and other places around the world is high rates of infection from this particular strain,” she said.

“And we do not want to see that happening here in our great state.”

Australia has reported 28,500 coronavirus infections and 909 deaths since the pandemic began. By contrast, the US, which is the hardest-hit country, has recorded more than 21 million infections while nearly 362,000 people have died of the disease.The lockdown will begin at 18:00 on Friday (08:00 GMT) in the Brisbane city, Logan and the Ipswich, Moreton and Redlands local government areas.

Residents will only be allowed to leave home for certain reasons, such as buying essential items and seeking medical care.

For the first time, residents in those areas will also be required to wear masks outside of their homes.

Australia has faced sporadic outbreaks over the past year, with the most severe one in Melbourne triggering a lockdown for almost four months.

A pre-Christmas outbreak in Sydney caused fresh alarm, but aggressive testing and contact-tracing has kept infection numbers low. The city recorded four local cases on Friday.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s government has pledged to start mass vaccinations in February instead of March as was planned.

Lockdown interrupts ‘near normal’ life in Brisbane

Simon Atkinson, BBC News in Brisbane

At 8:00 today I popped to the local supermarket for some bread, milk – and because it’s summer here – a mango. I was pretty much the only customer.

When I went past the same shop a couple of hours later it was a different story – 50 people standing in the drizzle – queuing to get inside as others emerged with bulging shopping bags. “Heaps busier than Christmas,” a cheery trolley attendant told me. “It’s off the scale”.

Despite the “don’t panic” messages from authorities, pictures on social media show it’s a pattern being repeated across the city.

While shutdowns are common around the world, the tough and sudden stay-at-home order for Brisbane has caught people on the hop here after months of near normality.

But while such a rapid, hard lockdown off the back of just a single case of Covid-19 will seem crazy in some parts of the world, I’ve not come across too many people complaining.

And I don’t think that’s just because Aussies love to follow a rule. This is the first time the UK variant of the virus has been detected in the community in Australia.

And nobody here wants Brisbane to go through what Melbourne suffered last year. Even if it means going without mangoes.

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