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Gillard v Rudd, Arab Idol and the Texas abortion bill: Wednesday’s news roundup

The day's news, in brief.

By Prospect Team  

Labor MPs and Senators voted in Gillard's favour, but Rudd is the party's best hope in next year's national elections


Edward Snowden has touched down in Moscow, having flown from Hong Kong on Sunday. But according to Russian authorities, the whistleblower has not yet entered Russian territory.

In Australia, the political fates of Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and the man she ousted as leader of the Labour Party in 2010, Kevin Rudd, will be decided today in an leadership contest called by Gillard. Both politicians have said they will leave politics if they lose…

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