Former Australian PM Bob Hawke. File Photo/AFP
Bob Hawke, one of Australia's longest serving prime ministers, died on Thursday just days ahead of a federal election, the opposition Labor party said.
Hawke, 89, served from 1983 to 1991 and counted floating the Australian dollar among his crowning achievements.
"With his passing, the labour movement salutes our greatest son... and Australians everywhere remember and honour a man who gave so much to the country and people he cared for so deeply," Labor leader Bill Shorten said in a statement.
In the crucial Australian state of Queensland, Arthur Plate says he will turn his back on mainstream politics when he steps into the ballot box later this month. Instead, the retired miner will pick between a pair of right-wing populists.
Donald Trump called his supporters the “silent majority” and the “forgotten man and woman” in the 2016 campaign. Hillary Clinton called them “deplorables.” Talking heads and commentators, lacking any sense of reality or civility, use words like “racist,” “bigots,” “idiots,” “homophobes,” “misogynists” and the like to describe
A rampant Australia defeated Pakistan by 20 runs in the fifth ODI to complete a 5-0 clean sweep in the five-match series in Dubai on Sunday.
Sudan's military council and protest leaders on Saturday signed a hard-won "constitutional declaration" that paves the way for a transition to civilian rule.
A fire broke out on two floors of a building in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital here, leading to panic among the people in the premier medical institution, officials said on Saturday.
The 2019 teenagers, one for each year, lined up playing the tambourine-like Rapa'i and singing a song that recounts the history of Islam in the southeast Asian country. This year, participants were selected from 140 villages in Aceh province's Blangpidie district to train for weeks for the independence day celebration.
A photographer collaborating with AFP said he saw a man leaving the site of the blast, carrying the bloody corpse of a young girl, her hair streaked with blood. A rescue worker carried the dust covered body of a second child, he added.