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Australian PM urges unity after surviving leadership challenge

Embattled Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull narrowly survived a leadership challenge as discontent with his rule boiled over

Australia elections: Rudd concedes defeat to Abbott

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said he will step down as Labor leader because voters punished the party for internal warfare.

Rudd sets September 7 poll date

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd called a September 7 general election on Sunday, barely six weeks after he toppled former leader Julia Gillard.

Australia PM Julia Gillard: It will be easier for the next woman

A teary-eyed Julia Gillard conceded to her Labour Party rival Kevin Rudd, and talked about what her term as prime minister might mean for other women.

Rudd resignation signals showdown with Gillard in Oz

The resignation of Australia's Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has stoked speculation the country's government could be plunged into a new crisis.

Gillard ‘most unpopular Australian leader in 40 years’

A year after she ousted previous Labour leader Kevin Rudd, only one in four Australians say they would vote for her.

Task team probes resource tax for SA

It was Kevin Rudd's downfall in Australia, now the ANC takes a hard look.

Australia blames US over WikiLeaks

Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd on Wednesday said the US, not WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, was to blame for the leak of secret cables.

Australia gets first woman PM after shock party coup

Wales-born lawyer Julia Gillard became Australia's first woman prime minister on Thursday after the once-popular Kevin Rudd fell to a party coup.

Australian mining tax may boost Rudd’s appeal

Australia's plan to hit mining projects with a new tax might have upset resource companies, but it could prove popular with voters.

Rudd defends ‘robust’ language after F-word tirade

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Sunday said he would not apologise for using swearwords in front of his colleagues.

Prime ministers wager their ties on rugby grudge match

Prime ministers Kevin Rudd and John Key have made a friendly bet tied to the outcome of the Tri-Nations rugby Test between Australia and New Zealand.

Australian prime minister gives four-letter verdict on Gordon Ramsay

Kevin Rudd on Wednesday needed just two four-letter words, and the odd shorter word, to convey his view of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.

Protesting pensioners strip in Melbourne

Protesting pensioners brought traffic to a standstill in Australia's second-largest city on Friday when some stripped to demand more money from the government. The scantily clad seniors braved the autumn weather in a 150-strong protest against this week's federal budget, which offered them little despite a Aus$21,7-billion surplus.

MDC: Mugabe preparing for violence

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai declared himself the clear winner on Saturday of a presidential election and accused Robert Mugabe's ruling party of preparing for a "war" against the people. "The result is known, that the Movement for Democratic Change [MDC] won the presidential and parliamentary election," Tsvangirai said.

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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