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New Aussie PM Hopes for ‘Kinder, Gentler’ Politics

CANBERRA, Australia — Kevin Rudd has wrenched back the job of Australian prime minister from the woman who had maneuvered him out three years ago, possibly just in time to soften a crushing defeat that his party likely faces in upcoming elections. Connect With Us on Twitter Follow @nytimesworld for international breaking news and headlines. Twitter List: Reporters and Editors He was sworn in Thursday and urged fellow lawmakers to be “a little kinder and gentler” toward each other following the internal coup that ousted Julia Gillard, the country’s first woman prime minister. Rudd, a Mandarin-speaking former diplomat, forced Gillard out Wednesday in nearly the same way she ousted him in 2010….