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Election to be before September 21: Milne

Greens leader Christine Milne says there are only several plausible dates for a Federal election this year.

Mandela critical, but stable

Former South African President Nelson Mandela remains in a critical condition but is now stable.

Boston suspect indicted

A U.S. grand jury has returned a 30-count indictment against the surviving suspect in the deadly Boston Marathon bombings.

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Rudd sworn in as PM after leadership ballot

Kevin Rudd has been sworn in as Australia’s new Prime Minister.

Mandela reportedly on life-support

There are widespread reports this morning Mandela has been placed on life-support.

US Supreme Court rules in favour of gay couples

The U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a landmark victory for gay rights.

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Windsor & Oakeshott to retire from Parliament

Independent MP Tony Windsor has announced he won’t be contesting his NSW seat of New England at this year’s Federal Election.

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Government attempts to push legislation through

The Federal government will continue to attempt to pass two key pieces of legislation today, as the sitting of the 43rd parliament nears the end.

Obama announces climate change policy

US President Barack Obama has announced his policy on climate change for the US.

Putin confirms Snowden is in Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin has confirmed former US spy agent and whistleblower Edward Snowden is in Moscow.