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

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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.

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