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 1. Scott Morrison sworn in as Australia`s Prime Minister

Scott Morrison has been sworn in as Australia`s Prime Minister, 11 days after retaining the position in the country`s general election.
He was sworn in by Queen Elizabeth`s official representative in Australia, Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove, at a ceremony in the capital, Canberra. Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack was also sworn in. 
Morrison`s revamped Cabinet, which includes a record seven women, and Australia`s first Aboriginal federal Cabinet member had also taken the oath.
2. Maldives ex-leader Nasheed elected as new Speaker
Former President of Maldives Mohamed Nasheed has been elected as the new speaker of Majlis or Parliament.
Mr. Nasheed received the support of 67 MPs in 87 member parliament during a secret ballot held last night during first sitting of the new parliament. His rival and former speaker Qasim Ibrahim received 17 votes.
Earlier, Mr. Nasheed, who leads the Maldives Democratic Party (MDP) was unanimously nominated for the post of the speaker by its newly elected MPs.
Another MDP MP Eva Abdulla has been elected for the post of deputy speaker. 

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