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Australian politicians told to prove their citizenship

Australian politicians told to prove their citizenship

Australian politicians will have to prove they are not foreign citizens under plans proposed on Monday as the conservative government grapples with a constitutional crisis that has cost it a majority in parliament.

Australia's citizenship crisis spreads, Senator under cloud

Australia's citizenship crisis spreads, Senator under cloud

Australia's widening citizenship crisis entangled a seventh politician on Friday, a key independent senator whose support is critical for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to pass legislation through a hostile Senate.

Maldives blogger stabbed to death in restive capital

Maldives blogger stabbed to death in restive capital

A liberal blogger was stabbed to death in the Maldives' capital on Sunday, his family and colleagues said, the latest media personality to be targeted in the troubled honeymoon destination.

Former Australian PMs' phone numbers accidentally published online

Former Australian PMs' phone numbers accidentally published online

The phone numbers of hundreds of Australian politicians, including former prime ministers Julia Gillard and John Howard, were available online for more than three months after an administrative error, media reported.

Australia toughens rules on politicians' expenses

Australia toughens rules on politicians' expenses

Australia toughened oversight of politicians' expenses on Friday after a senior minister quit over the purchase of a luxury flat during a taxpayer-funded trip.

Politicians wear 'pregnancy' vests to urge men to help at home

Politicians wear 'pregnancy' vests to urge men to help at home

In Japan, where women do five times as much housework as men, three male politicians have donned "pregnancy" vests in a campaign urging men to help out more at home.

Pakistan arrests Karachi mayor-elect, opposition politicians

Pakistan arrests Karachi mayor-elect, opposition politicians

Pakistani authorities on Tuesday arrested the mayor-elect of Karachi and two other prominent opposition politicians, police said, accusing them of aiding criminals and militants.

Netanyahu defends Israeli army after soldier shot Palestinian

Netanyahu defends Israeli army after soldier shot Palestinian

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended the Israeli army as controversy gripped the country over a soldier caught on video shooting a Palestinian assailant in the head as he lay on the ground.