Kevin Rudd, the Labor prime minister of Australia, has been forced out and will be replaced by Julia Gillard. Laborites hope the ousting of the unpopular “Krudd” will save the party from electoral defeat at the next elections.
In other news, General McChrystal has been relieved of his command in Afghanistan, thanks to his inexplicable decision to make disparaging remarks about members of the Obama administration to a Rolling Stone interviewer. Meanwhile, five women have resigned from Al Jazeera to protest the Islamic news service’s hijab dress code.
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