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Austria's rise of the right

Austria has been glued to a never-ending story of a highly controversial presidential election campaign since early this year.

Austria has been glued to a never-ending story of a highly controversial presidential election campaign since early this year.

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Australian PM declares narrow election victory

Australia’s prime minister has declared a narrow victory on the eighth day of vote counting in marathon federal elections.

Australia’s prime minister has declared a narrow victory on the eighth day of vote counting in marathon federal elections.

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Turnbull and Shorten in tight contest as Australia votes in general election

Voters are going to the polls in Australia in a tightly contested general election – after a period of political turmoil that has seen several changes of prime…

Voters are going to the polls in Australia in a tightly contested general election – after a period of political turmoil that has seen several changes of prime…

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Australian election campaign hijacked by police raids

Australia’s election campaign was hijacked on Friday by police raids on the Labor opposition, over a suspected leak of documents citing cost blow-outs in a multi-billion dollar broadband upgrade, spar

Australia’s election campaign was hijacked on Friday by police raids on the Labor opposition, over a suspected leak of documents citing cost blow-outs in a multi-billion dollar broadband upgrade, spar

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Australia PM Malcolm Turnbull calls early election

Australia’s conservative Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has called a surprise early election on July 2. He used a rare political tool to dissolve

Australia’s conservative Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has called a surprise early election on July 2. He used a rare political tool to dissolve

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Australian offshore detention of asylum seekers 'illegal' rules court

Papua New Guinea’s Supreme Court has ruled that Australia’s practice of detaining asylum seekers on Manus Island is illegal and must stop. Under

Papua New Guinea’s Supreme Court has ruled that Australia’s practice of detaining asylum seekers on Manus Island is illegal and must stop. Under

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Turnbull sworn in as new Australian prime minister

Australia has a new prime minister after Malcolm Turnbull attended a swearing in ceremony at Government House in Canberra. #BREAKING: Malcolm

Australia has a new prime minister after Malcolm Turnbull attended a swearing in ceremony at Government House in Canberra. #BREAKING: Malcolm

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New PM for Australia as Tony Abbott is ousted by party rival

Australia is to get a new prime minister – its fifth in eight years – after former Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull mounted a successful

Australia is to get a new prime minister – its fifth in eight years – after former Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull mounted a successful

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Australia's ex-premier Gough Whitlam dies 98

One of Australia’s most divisive but charismatic statesmen, former prime minister Gough Whitlam has died aged 98. Whitlam held office in the early

One of Australia’s most divisive but charismatic statesmen, former prime minister Gough Whitlam has died aged 98. Whitlam held office in the early

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Australia and Cambodia sign refugee 'dumping' deal

Cambodia has signed a deal with Australia to take refugees rejected by Canberra in exchange for money. The accord was sealed in Phnom Penh by

Cambodia has signed a deal with Australia to take refugees rejected by Canberra in exchange for money. The accord was sealed in Phnom Penh by

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Sri Lanka asylum seekers arrive in Australia

After weeks at sea, a group of 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers has arrived on Australian soil. The group which had set off from India spent one month

After weeks at sea, a group of 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers has arrived on Australian soil. The group which had set off from India spent one month

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Australia: PM Abbott to spend week in aboriginal settlement

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is to spend a week in an aboriginal settlement later this year to raise national awareness about the indigenous

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is to spend a week in an aboriginal settlement later this year to raise national awareness about the indigenous

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Abbott sworn in as new Australian prime minister

Australia’s newly-elected Conservative Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been sworn in at the Australian Governor General’s residence in Canberra. He

Australia’s newly-elected Conservative Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been sworn in at the Australian Governor General’s residence in Canberra. He

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Abbott heralds new era in Australia as Rudd and Labor are ousted

Australia’s conservatives are celebrating after their leader Tony Abbott was swept into office after six years in opposition. The outgoing Labor

Australia’s conservatives are celebrating after their leader Tony Abbott was swept into office after six years in opposition. The outgoing Labor

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Abbott the favourite as Australians go to the polls

Australia has gone to the polls. Voting is compulsory in the country, and 14 million people are expected to cast ballots. 150 seats in the

Australia has gone to the polls. Voting is compulsory in the country, and 14 million people are expected to cast ballots. 150 seats in the