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Australia

Australians vote in cliffhanger election

Polls closed in Australia's most populous states where Saturday's national elections are expected to be won or lost, with the outcome between conservative leader Malcolm Turnbull and Labor challenger Bill Shorten too close to call.

A short warm up sets up the main event.The 22 teams competing in this year's tour de france 'parade' through the French village of 'Sainte Mere Eglise'. Some 20-thousand cycling fans have come to see them start t he race. But the party atmosphere is somewhat restrained. SOUND UP Messieurs - a cheval!"SONORE 1 (homme francais, 16 secs)la france est touche par les manaces qu'on connait. donc, dans le cadre de ces menaces de ce qu'on peut etre confrontre, nottament pour les evenements sportifs ou des epreuves en tout cas qui permettent un afflux massive de populations, il y a toute une disposition operationnelle qui requit pour assurer la securisation de ces personnes. France has been hit by a number of threats, which is the reality what we're dealing with.Especially when there are sporting events -- or any time when you have mass crowds gathered -- there's a whole operation we have to put in place to keep people safe. SONORE 2 (homme francais, 12 secs)Nous avec les chevaux ca nous permit de passer partout ou pe une voiture de gendarmerie ne passe pas. on peut aller dans la foule. cela passe plutot bien."By horse riding we can go all over the place, to places where cars can't.We can roam freely among the crowds.It works well."not only are thousands of police officers here __the country's anti-terror unit is at the event for the first time ever. Over the course of the race, it's estimated some 12 million people will be on the sidelines,....to cheer the riders on.

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ISRAEL- PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES

Quartet calls for end to Israeli settlement construction

Israel should stop building settlements, denying Palestinian development and designating land for exclusive Israeli use that Palestinians seek for a future state, the Middle East peace "Quartet" said Friday in an eagerly awaited report.

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SAUDI ARABIA

Saudi Arabia introduces e-bracelets for Hajj pilgrims

Saudi Arabia will introduce electronic identification bracelets for all pilgrims to Mecca, Saudi media said on Thursday, as part of a safety drive a year after the annual Islamic rite suffered its deadliest disaster in a generation.

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Video: Cuba moves into the Internet age

Internet access in Cuba, the least connected country in the Americas, remains severely restricted in the wake of the lifting of the US embargo. The government is now taking steps to try and get the country online.