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Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull: Tony Abbott was once too drunk for Parliament

Australia's prime minister confirmed on Friday that his predecessor and intra-party rival Tony Abbott had once been too drunk to vote in Parliament, an incident that's been a poorly kept secret in political circles for eight years.

Ex-Aus PM Abbott defends comments calling for a need to 'modernise' Islam

"I am more than ready to assert the superiority of a culture that is decent and humane, and welcoming, over a culture that thinks it's right to kill in the name of God," he said in a speech in Singapore.


Minister asks Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot for leadership vote

Tony Abbott survived a leadership challenge in February when he asked colleagues for six months to turn the polls around.

ISIS worse than Nazis as they 'boast about their evil': Australia PM Tony Abbott

"I mean, the Nazis did terrible evil but they had sufficient sense of shame to try to hide it. These people boast about their evil," said Abbott.

Australia: PM Tony Abbott says 7 'jihadi' suspects stopped at airport

Reports on Thursday said that the largest single group of suspected jihadis to attempt to leave Australia were stopped at Sydney International Airport on August 12.

MH17 anniversary: PM Tony Abbott unveils permanent memorial for 38 Australian victims

The memorial, which features a plaque inscribed with the names of Australians who were killed, is set in soil that a police officer brought back from Ukraine.


Australia keen on ‘specially-tailored’ trade pact

The indication comes at a time when both the sides are preparing for the 8th round of negotiations for comprehensive economic cooperation agreement (CECA) to be held in first week of July.

Australia recalls ambassador to Indonesia after executions

Ambassador Paul Gibson will return to Australia at the end of the week, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said.

Australia PM suggests MH370 search could be scaled back

"I do reassure the families of our hope and expectation that the ongoing search will succeed," Abbott told parliament.

Police subdue knife-wielding man near Australia's Parliament

A police statement said there were no national security concerns, meaning the man is not to be taken a terrorist.

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PM Narendra Modi meets world leaders at G20

PM Narendra Modi takes on various issues like black money, corruption in G20

Australian PM Tony Abbot receives guard of honour at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was given a ceremonial reception in the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan here this morning ahead of his crucial meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


Australian PM Abbott begins India visit, focuses on better education ties

Australian PM Tony Abbott arrived in Mumbai on Thursday. Heannounced that India would join his New Colombo Plan from next year to build higher educational links.