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Australia’s prime minister Malcolm Turnbull attends a press conference in Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesday. Photograph: Mark Graham /AFP/Getty Images

Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull clung to power on Wednesday as rebel Liberal Party deputies pressed for a second leadership contest just a(...)

Barnaby Joyce: he had to resign in October from parliament when it emerged he was entitled to New Zealand citizenship through his father. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/AAP/via Reuters

Australia’s deputy prime minister, Barnaby Joyce, has rarely been far from the headlines since he was first elected to parliament in 2004. Mostly they(...)

Australia’s then health minister Sussan Ley pictured in August with prime minister Malcolm Turnbull. Ms Ley, who added the third “s” to her name to, in her words, make her life more exciting, resigned on Friday amid controversy over her expenses. Photograph: David Moir/EPA

There are some certainties about January in Australia. It will be very hot, cricket will dominate television - and there will be political intrigue. (...)

A young boy flies a kite on the Mediterranean beach in Tel Aviv. Photograph: Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images

An overnight storm has given way to clear skies and warm sunshine, drawing crowds to the beachfront. It’s Saturday, so much of Tel Aviv has closed dow(...)

Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd announces the federal election for September 7th. Photograph: Mark Graham/ Bloomberg

Australia’s prime minister Kevin Rudd says that the country’s federal election, to be held on Saturday, September 7th, is about who Australians can tr(...)