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Australia ruling party endorses gay marriage
Labour Party backs issue but allows MPs to vote with their conscience should same-sex marriage bill come to parliament.
Last updated: 03 Dec 2011 08:15 GMT
Australia passes landmark carbon price laws
Putting a price on emissions is one of the biggest economic reforms in a decade, giving impetus to global climate talks.
Last updated: 08 Nov 2011 04:02 GMT
Australian PM unveils new cabinet
Julia Gillard reshuffles government, appointing preceding prime minister Kevin Rudd to post of foreign minister.
Last updated: 11 Sep 2010 08:44 GMT
Rudd names Australia cabinet
Line-up includes first woman deputy PM and minister to tackle climate change.
Last updated: 29 Nov 2007 07:06 GMT
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Gunning down the taxmen of Somalia
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Down and out in upscale Japan
Tokyo government claims its homeless population has hit a record low, but analysts - and the homeless - beg to differ.
3D printing and the future of disaster relief
3D printers can cheaply construct homes and could soon be deployed to help victims of catastrophe rebuild their lives.
Protecting Mongolia's parent-less children
Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
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Sistine Chapel for rent: Is nothing sacred?
What happens to the Caucasus when Russia stumbles
Will France take Sarkozy back?
Western fascination with 'badass' Kurdish women
Bashir's calculated diplomatic dance
Big rethink for counterterrorism
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