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PM optimistic about IS defeat

Malcolm Turnbull is optimistic about the defeat of Islamic State on battlefields in Iraq and Syria, following briefings with top US defence and security officials.

Actress wins case over kid taken from Aust

A British actress has won a family court fight London with her former Australian partner over their child.

Actor Pitt under 'investigation'

US actor Brad Pitt is under investigation over an "incident in an airplane," a Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) spokesperson told dpa - but not by the police.

Michelle Obama's passport posted online

An image purported to be a scanned copy of US first lady Michelle Obama's passport was leaked online alongside personal emails said to belong to a low-level White House staffer who worked with Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

Democrats accuse Russia of election hacks

The top Democrats on the US Senate and House of Representatives intelligence committees are accusing Russia of trying to influence the November 8 election via computer hacking, and are calling President Vladimir Putin to order a halt.

500m Yahoo accounts hacked in 2014

Yahoo Inc says information for at least 500 million user accounts was stolen from its network in 2014 by what it believed was a state-sponsored actor, a theft that appeared to the biggest cyber breach ever.

US police won't release shooting video

Police in Charlotte have no plans to release a video showing the fatal shooting of a black man by officers that has sparked two nights of violent protests in North Carolina's largest city.

Source AAP

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