- Where Australia's major parties stand on key election issues
SYDNEY (AP) — After a two-month campaign, Australians headed to the polls on Saturday to vote in a national election. The contest pits Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's conservative coalition, which is seeking a second three-year term, against the center-left Labor Party, which is trying to snatch back power after an extraordinarily volatile period in the nation's political history. Should Labor win, party leader Bill Shorten will become Australia's fifth prime minister in just over three years.
- Australians head to the polls in tight election contest
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — After years of political turmoil, Australians headed to the polls on Saturday with leaders of the nation's major parties each promising to bring stability to a government that has long been mired in chaos.
- The Latest: Burroughs, Gray highlight Olympic wrestling
The Latest on the Olympics ahead of the Rio Games (all times local):
- Russia men's quad sculls team banned from Rio for doping
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Russia men's quadruple sculls team was disqualified from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics for a doping violation, and replaced by New Zealand on Thursday.
- Assad: Western nations quietly collaborating with Syria
SYDNEY (AP) — Western nations publicly critical of Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime have been quietly sending security officials to collaborate with his government, Assad said in an interview broadcast Friday.
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