Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has conceded defeat in his country's elections. The Conservatives led by Tony Abbott won by a landslide.
A man from the Australian state of Tasmania has been arrested on suspicion of head-butting former prime minister Tony Abbott. The conservative politician was campaigning against the legalization of same-sex marriage.
Australia's High Court has ruled that Senator Malcolm Roberts had British citizenship at the time of his nomination to parliament's upper house. Under Australian law, members of parliament cannot hold dual citizenship.
Australia will hold a non-binding postal vote on same sex-marriage in September. The vote is the end-of-the-line compromise from a tired prime minister to a people sick of the debate, as Helen Clark reports from Perth.
Nearly 8 million foreigners in Germany, many who have been residents for decades, won't have a vote to choose who leads the country they call home. Voting laws put tight limits on who can cast a federal election ballot.
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