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  • ** FILE ** Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard makes a statement to the media after a leadership ballot in Canberra, Australia, March 21, 2013. (Associated Press)

    Australian D.J. fired for cracking gay joke at P.M.

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  • ** FILE ** Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard makes a statement to the media after a leadership ballot in Canberra, Australia, March 21, 2013. (Associated Press)

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  • Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard. (Associated Press)

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  • Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard. (Associated Press)

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  • Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard (Associated Press)

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  • Prime Minister Julia Gillard (second from left) is escorted Jan. 26, 2012, by bodyguards and police through a crowd of rowdy protesters following a ceremony to mark Australia's national day in Canberra, Australia. (Associated Press)

    Australian PM stumbles before rowdy protest crowd

    Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard stumbled and was caught by a security guard as riot police helped her force a path through a crowd of rowdy protesters following a ceremony to mark Australia's national day Thursday.

  • President Obama reviews the troops with Federation Guard Maj. John Cottis (left) during an official arrival ceremony on Nov. 16, 2011, at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia. (Associated Press)

    Obama insists U.S. does not fear China

    President Barack Obama insisted Wednesday that the United States does not fear China, even as he announced a new security agreement with Australia that is widely viewed as a response to China's growing aggressiveness.

  • Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is flanked by Speaker of the House John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican (left) and Senate President Pro Tempore Daniel K. Inouye, Hawaii Democrat, during her address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday. She is slated to visit the United Nations in New York on Thursday. (Associated Press)

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  • A wallaby stands on a large round hay bail trapped by rising flood waters outside the town of Dalby in Queensland, Australia Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010. Days of torrential downpours have left parts of central and southern Queensland state inundated, flooding thousands of homes and businesses, cutting off roads and forcing the entire populations of two towns to evacuate. (AP Photo/Anthony Skerman)

    Australia floods larger than Texas strand 200,000

    Military aircraft dropped supplies to towns cut off by floods in northeastern Australia as the prime minister promised new assistance Friday to the 200,000 people affected by waters covering an area larger than France and Germany combined.

  • Australian independent lawmaker Rob Oakeshott speaks Tuesday as fellow independent Tony Windsor listens during a press conference in Canberra. Prime Minister Julia Gillard's Labor Party gained the ability to form a government after the two independent lawmakers joined her coalition. (Associated Press)

    Australia's post-election nightmare ends

    Australians woke up Wednesday from an 18-day political nightmare after two independent lawmakers threw their support behind Prime Minister Julia Gillard, giving her Labor Party the parliamentary votes necessary to form the country's first minority government since World War II.

  • Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard (Associated Press)

    Australian Labor Party wins enough support to rule

    Prime Minister Julia Gillard will lead Australia's first minority government in 67 years after two independent lawmakers threw their support behind her center-left Labor Party on Tuesday, ending two weeks of uncertainty left by national elections that ended on a knife-edge.

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