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Turnbull ousted as Australia's prime minister

Turnbull (C). Photo: David GrayAFP/Getty Images

An inter-party squabble has seen Malcolm Turnbull forced out after three years as Australia's prime minister. He's set to be replaced by Treasurer Scott Morrison.

The bigger picture: This will be the 5th change of prime minister in Australia over the past 8 years, and the ruling Liberal Party has been fiercely divided between conservative and moderate factions. Morrison triumphed in a three way race, beating out Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and former Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton.