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Malcolm Turnbull To Become Australia’s Prime Minister

Malcolm Turnbull To Become Australia’s Prime Minister

  Australia is to have a new prime minister after Malcolm Turnbull ousted PM Tony Abbot as leader of the Liberal Party. The former communications minister received 54 votes to defeated PM Abbot 44 votes at the leadership ballot held at a meeting of liberal MPs late on Monday. However, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop retained

Sydney Siege Ends as Police Raid Café

Australian police stormed the cafe where a self-styled Muslim cleric had been holding hostages early Tuesday, ending a crisis that had shut down central Sydney for hours. “Sydney siege is over,” New South Wales police announced on Twitter. Police have not commented on casualties in the raid, but Australian media reported that some people may

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