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Malcolm Turnbull sworn in as new Australian PM

Canberra, September 15: Malcolm Turnbull, an urban former investment banker who supports marriage equality and action on climate change, was sworn in as 29th Australian prime minister on Tuesday, a day after defeating long time rival Tony Abbott in a leadership spill.

The Liberal Party voted in a secret ballot late on Monday and ousted Abbott as the leader of the senior party in a ruling conservative coalition in favour of Turnbull.

Turnbull took the oath read out by the governor general, Sir Peter Cosgrove, before heading to parliament for question time,sources said.

VP Venkaiah Naidu meets Greek PM

Brussels : Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu held a meeting with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at the European Union headquarters on the sideline...

In Imran's Naya Pakistan, wear dupatta to enter govt building

New Delhi : Punjab Civil Secretariat in Pakistan's Lahore has denied entry to women without a headscarf or dupatta upon ministerial orders. The diktat...

US merges embassy, consulate general in Jerusalem

Washington : United States Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo announced the merging of the US Embassy and US Consulate General in Jerusalem into a s...

VP Naidu meets Portuguese PM in Brussels

Brussels : Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, who is in Brussels ahead of the 12th Asia-Europe meeting (ASEM) summit, held a bilateral meeting withPort...