Julia Gillard, the Australian prime minister hailed as a feminist icon after a fiery speech against "sexism and misogyny" in politics, was dumped from office by her own party Wednesday.The country's ... more 
Julia Gillard, the Australian prime minister hailed as a feminist icon after a fiery speech against "sexism and misogyny" in politics, was dumped from office by her own party Wednesday.The country's first female leader lost a dramatic political gamble by calling a leadership vote in a bid to end internal dissent in her Labor Party, which polls suggest is heading for defeat in imminent elections. Australian gaming firm Echo Entertainment has submitted plans for a $1 billion expansion of its Star casino in Sydney, including an option that would allow rival Crown Ltd to open a VIP-only casino. In a country synonymous with larger-than-life mining tycoons and Outback heroes, the geeks are quietly inheriting the earth. less 
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Wed, Jun 26, 2013 11:34 AM EDT