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Former Somali leader Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has won the presidency again in voting by parliamentarians in an airport hangar protected by blast walls from Islamist insurgents whom he must now fight for a second time.The 66-year-old, who ruled from 2012 to 2017, reversed the previous election to defeat incumbent Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed by 214-110 votes on Sunday in a third-round run-off whose result was confirmed about midnight.
Labor's housing policy is "total chaos" and shows they haven't learned during their time in opposition, the deputy prime minister says.Campaigning in Darwin on Monday, where the Nationals hope to snag Lingiari from retired long-term Labor MP Warren Snowdon, Barnaby Joyce likened Labor's election bid to a children's game.
The super ‘flower’ moon of May rose behind the ancient temple of Poseidon in Greece. This full moon is a supermoon, according to the almanac, and coincides with a total lunar eclipse, highly visible in the western hemisphere, which will turn the moon a reddish-brown.
Finland's President Sauli Niinisto has confirmed his country will apply for membership of the NATO military alliance.Sunday's announcement came after Niinisto and Prime Minister Sanna Marin said on Thursday they both favoured NATO membership, in a major policy shift prompted by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
AAP/Mick TsikasToday we are running two longer articles looking at the men who are vying to be the next Australian prime minister. You can read Paul Strangio’s profile of Anthony Albanese here. Revealing insights into Scott Morrison’s political character and tactical approach are coming through as the prime minister finds himself on the ropes towards the end of this campaign. In last Wednesday’s final debate between the two leaders, when they were asked to speak to the other’s strengths, Morriso
The Australian share market has closed modestly higher, putting together a two-day winning streak for the first time this month.The benchmark S&P;/ASX200 index closed on Monday up 17.
Payton Gendron, 18, is alleged to have shot dead 10 people in a 'racially motivated' attack. Find out more.
Next year's New Zealand election looms as a brawl over climate policy after the opposition National party signaled stark disagreement with the government's emissions reduction plan.On Monday, Jacinda Ardern's government released a plan four years in the making, from its introduction of the Zero Carbon Act in 2018.
Telephone voting for the federal election will be available for voters who test positive for COVID-19 from 6.New rules have been introduced allowing people in isolation to cast their vote over the phone.
A passenger on a Delta flight was shocked to find the stranger next to her taking photos of her feet. Find out how she reacted.
European stock indexes opened lower on Monday, after oil prices slid and riskier currencies took a hit during the Asian session as unexpectedly weak economic data from China highlighted fears about a slowdown in growth.China's April retail sales plunged 11.
ShutterstockIt would be hard to find someone who’s visited Copenhagen or Amsterdam and complained about too many bikes. And you don’t tend to hear a lot of moaning about too much public transport in Singapore or Hong Kong. Talk to someone after a trip to Los Angeles, Moscow, Rome or Mumbai, however, and you will almost certainly get an earful about the horrendous traffic. The vast differences in such experience lie in how local and national governments invest their transportation funds. It alway
A Lyft driver kicked out two passengers from his car after a woman made racist comments, leading the other passenger to go on a racist tirade. Source: Facebook/James W. Bode
NSW Police is trying to curb an escalating gang turf war in Sydney, with 60 officers joining a new taskforce targeting organised crime groups believed to be behind a spate of recent murders.Thirteen people have been killed in gang violence in Sydney's west and southwest over the past 18 months.
Glen Worrell underwent more than two decades of conversion practices aimed at changing his sexual orientation which, he says, left him in a cycle of guilt and shame.The 54-year-old is among those calling for Tasmania to join Victoria, Queensland and the ACT in banning the "therapy".
Scott Morrison has dismissed suggestions the Australian economy faces the risk of a recession at a time when figures this week could see the unemployment rate fall below four per cent.Recent volatility in global financial markets has been sparked by fears the US Federal Reserve will overshoot on lifting interest rates to combat heated inflation pressures in the US.
Natalie Barr, Ally Langdon blow up at Scott Morrison, Barnaby Joyce. Source: Sunrise
Turkey's foreign minister says Sweden and Finland must stop supporting terrorist groups in their countries, provide clear security guarantees and lift export bans on Turkey as they seek membership in NATO.Speaking after a NATO foreign ministers meeting in Berlin, Mevlut Cavusoglu said he met his Swedish and Finnish counterparts and all were seeking to address Turkey's concerns.
The woman stunned passersby with the act. Find out more.
Two Melbourne gamers have been charged with match fixing at an Esports tournament after a year-long Victoria Police investigation.A betting agency alerted police to suspicious activity linked to matches in the League of Legends Pro League tournament in June 2021.