PM Scott Morrison approved reopening Christmas Island after a legislative defeat in Parliament allowed refugees and asylum seekers detained in existing offshore centres to travel to Australia for medical treatment.
The former treasurer in Malcolm Turnbull's government was sworn in as the country's prime minister after he defeated Peter Dutton in a vote to lead the Liberal Party.
Peter Dutton resigned from cabinet after losing a leadership challenge against prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, who had called for the vote after weeks of speculation and falling opinion poll ratings.
Barnaby Joyce who has campaigned on "family values" and who has been married for 24 years, is facing calls from within his own party to step down following an extramarital affair.
Colombia's upcoming elections might be turning into another referendum on the peace deal with the FARC.
It is already legal to possess, consume, or grow cannabis in Canada for medicinal purposes but if governing Liberal Party has its way it will be legal to consume it for recreational use.
Australian politics gives alarming signs as right-wing nationalist movements dominate the political sphere with their anti-immigrant rhetoric reinforced by Islamophobia.
Thomas Mair tells court his name is 'Death to traitors, freedom for Britain' as he appears in court charged with the murder of British lawmaker Jo Cox.
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