Liberal Tony Abbott will be the new Australia’s Prime Minister after wining todays elections defeating Labors’ leader Kevin Rudd.

Catherine Ashton, the European Union’s foreign policy High Representative, said that “a clear and strong response” must be delivered on the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime but “through the UN process.” The EU considers that “only a political solution can end the terrible bloodshed.”

Millions throughout the world are responding to Pope Francis call for a day of prayer and fasting on Saturday for peace in Syria and around the world