Agence France-Presse in Canberra

Australia increased security around Parliament House on Thursday and Prime Minister Tony Abbott expressed solidarity with Ottawa after a gunman attempted to storm Canada’s legislature on Wednesday.

The royal couple, warmly received during their trip with son, George, join service remembering Australian and New Zealand soldiers killed in battle


Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard faced down a leadership challenge on Thursday, emerging victorious from a party vote after former leader Kevin Rudd made a last-minute decision not to run.