**China Shenzhou-10 spacecraft touched down safely**
China has completed its longest manned space mission yet, marking an important step toward the goal of building its own space station.
The return capsule of the Shenzhou-10 spacecraft touched down safely early Wednesday in China's remote Inner Mongolia region. The three astronauts aboard waved and smiled for after emerging from the capsule.
During their 15 days in space, the astronauts successfully docked with and carried out other tests on the Tiangong-1 experimental space module. China hopes the orbiting lab can serve as a prototype for a permanent space station that it hopes to build by 2020.
** Kevin Rudd won Labor Party leadership**
Australia's former leader Kevin Rudd has won a Labor Party leadership vote over Prime Minister Julia Gillard, in a move expected to result in the country's first female leader quitting politics.
Mr. Rudd won the support his fellow lawmakers 57 to 45 in a caucus vote Wednesday, meaning he will lead the party into September general elections in which it is expected to suffer heavy losses.
Mrs. Gillard challenged Mr. Rudd to the snap vote earlier Wednesday, promising to resign from politics if she lost. She made no immediate comment following the vote. She is expected to resign Thursday, with Mr. Rudd replacing her as prime minister.
The move comes after Mr. Rudd's supporters were said to be preparing a separate party caucus in an attempt to oust Mrs. Gillard, who was the country's first female prime minister.
Mr. Rudd served as prime minister from November 2007 until June 2010, when was ousted by Mrs. Gillard.