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Ruling party ousts Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and elects Australia's first female leader

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Ruling party ousts Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and elects Australia's first female leader....

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  5. 157 people survive sinking of asylum seeker boat off Indonesia; 3 dead, dozens feared missing

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  6. Australia says PNG asylum solution having an effect

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  7. Media report: Australian troops investigated for allegedly cutting hands off dead Afghan

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  8. Australian candidate apologises for lewd website

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  9. Leader's gaffe during Australian election campaign: No one is 'suppository of all wisdom'

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  10. Australian ministers in Indonesia for boatpeople talks

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  1. 2-time Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd quits politics, ending speculation over 3rd bid

    Kevin Rudd, who twice won and lost the leadership of Australia's government during the past six years, is quitting politics.Rudd first became prime minister after le...

  2. Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd appointed Australia's foreign minister

    SYDNEY (AP) — Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was named Saturday as Australia's new foreign minister, a high-profile and coveted posting that will be seen as a cons...

  3. Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to fly to US in new foreign minister role

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd will visit the United States within days of being sworn in Tuesday in his new role as Australia's foreign...

  4. Australian PM on defensive over asylum seekers

    Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was forced onto the defensive on the key election issue of asylum seekers Saturday, three weeks ahead of national polls, with cr...

  5. Poll bounce for 'changed' Australia PM Rudd

    Australia's newly reinstalled Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is a changed man since his first stint in the job, his deputy Anthony Albanese said, as a national poll showe...

  6. Australia's ruling party ousts Kevin Rudd , installs first woman prime minister

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's ruling Labor Party ousted Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Thursday in a sudden, stunning revolt that also delivered the country i...

  7. Australian PM faces battle as election campaign begins

    Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Monday launched the first day of Australia's election campaign faced with a poll showing his personal support has slumped and the Murdoc...

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