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Australia election: Opposition lead in early counting

By Sat, Aug 21, 2010 6:55PM UTC

Australians chose between making a conservative male their fourth prime minister in three years or sticking with their first female leader in tight elections Saturday just two months after she took power. In early counting, the Australian Electoral Commission said the governing center-left Labor Party was trailing the conservative opposition

It comes down to WA

By Sat, Aug 21, 2010 6:42PM UTC

Just as the polls were telling us, this election is going to be extremely close, but judging by the looks on television panel members’ faces – whether or not they win this election – the Liberals look happy, and the Labor representatives – whether or not they win the election – are not.

Why did the New York Times change its Bout story? UPDATE Clarification

By Sat, Aug 21, 2010 5:51PM UTC

UPDATE: From what BP understands the original story, with mention of the royal connection, was online all of Friday where it was overtaken by the NYT’s Saturday print story (i.e the web version of the story was then replaced by the print version but the URL remained the same). The story

US denies pressuring India on Bhopal tragedy

By Sat, Aug 21, 2010 5:34PM UTC

The U.S. says it is not pressuring India to drop claims against an American corporation linked to the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, trying to cool a furor over leaked e-mails between senior officials in advance of President Barack Obama’s India trip in November. The outcry over the e-mail exchange between

Australia votes on whether first woman PM survives

By Sat, Aug 21, 2010 5:17PM UTC

Australians chose between electing their fourth prime minister in three years or sticking with their first woman leader in a tight race Saturday that pit her against a conservative male challenger just two months after she took power. Julia Gillard, a 48-year-old former lawyer with a common law hairdresser spouse,

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