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Exit poll from Israel’s general election for the two main parties is neck and neck. But with seventy percent of the votes counted, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to have edged ahead. The central election committee puts his Likud Party in the lead with 23.73 percent. Isaac Herzog’s Zionist Union is on 19 percent.
Aid agencies have begun flights to the Pacific island state of Vanuatu but flooding has prevented some planes landing. People on the island of Tanna say food is running low. The cyclone caused widespread devastation. The UN has revised down the official death toll to eleven.
Indonesia has formally ended the search for debris for the Air Asia plane that crashed in the Java Sea in December. All 162 passengers and crew were killed. Rescuers found a large part of the plane and its flight data recorders but at least 50 bodies are still missing.