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Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull: played hardball with his challengers, but seemingly in vain.  Photograph: Mick Tsikas/EPA

In the end, politics always comes down to the numbers. Australia’s ruling Liberal-National coalition used its one-vote majority in the lower house of (...)

Cambodia’s prime minister Hun Sen  prepares to cast his vote in a general election on Sunday in whicn is party claims ti have won all 125 seats in parliament. Photograph:  Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images

The ruling Cambodian People’s Party has claimed victory in all 125 seats up for grabs in the country’s election after a vote – in which the main oppos(...)

A monument for victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 downing over Donetsk in Ukraine. Photograph: Alexander Ermochenko/Reuters

Russia faced international calls to accept responsibility for the downing of Flight MH17 on Tuesday, four years after the Malaysia Airlines jet was bl(...)

Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull and Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop speak to the media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

Australia has become the latest country to expel Russian diplomats in a show of support for Britain over the Salisbury nerve agent attack. Prime mini(...)

Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull (centre) says his deputy prime minster Barnaby Joyce did not tell him he was in a a sexual relationship with a subordinate. Photograph: AP

Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull says he would sack any minister in breach of his new ban on sexual relationships with staff, and is not sur(...)

Australian deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce: revealed to hold New Zealand citizenship and may be ineligible to sit in parliament under the Australian constitution, which disqualifies dual nationals. Photograph:  Lukas Coch/EPA

Australia and New Zealand have become embroiled in an extraordinary diplomatic spat over claims the New Zealand opposition colluded with the Australia(...)

A diver swims on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Photograph: AP

The United Nations cultural heritage body Unesco urged Australia on Saturday to accelerate efforts to save the Great Barrier Reef, saying long term ta(...)

 Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop at a  breakfast meeting in Dublin. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Ireland is set to benefit from Australian companies seeking access to the EU after Brexit, Australia’s foreign minister has said. Julie Bishop told (...)

Australia’s foreign minister Julie Bishop with US secretary of state Rex Tillerson in Washington last week. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

The Trump administration will honour a commitment by the United States to resettle 1,250 refugees from Australia’s offshore detention sources, the Au(...)

In Russia Garry Kasparov, former world champion turned vocal opponent of Vladimir Putin, tweeted simply: ‘Winter is here.’ Photograph: Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images

Around the world some far-right and rightwing nationalist leaders have been reacting with glee to Donald Trump’s election as US president, while other(...)

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