Australia's conservatives secure majority government: ABC

Australia's conservatives secure majority government: ABCAustralia’s ruling conservative coalition is utilized to procure a governing majority in its shock election victory within the centre-left Labor Party, the national broadcaster ABC projected Monday. At least 77 seats will be held by prime Minister Scott Morrison’s Liberal-National coalition in the lower house, one needed to govern by itself, ABC’s election analysts projected. A number of close races round the vast island continent proved still to be formally determined together with the count by the Electoral Commission not anticipated to conclude before this week, following Saturday’s vote.

Blast injures South African tourists near Egypt's Giza pyramids

Blast injures South African tourists near Egypt's Giza pyramidsAn explosion targeting a tourist bus hurt at least 12 people on Sunday, mainly South African tourists, near a new museum being built near the Giza pyramids in Egypt, two security sources said. A third security source said that broken glass also injured four Egyptians in a nearby car, and the bus was taking 25 South African Americans from the airport into the pyramids region. Security and sources said a device comprising nails and pieces of metal had been bandied on the perimeter of the Grand Egyptian Museum, not far from the website of a blast that hit another tourist bus in December.