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Justin Wm. Moyer 2:20 AM Journalist Matthew Keys, who prosecutors say illegally leaked the username and password needed to hack into the Los Angeles Times to the hacking group Anonymous may end up serving 25 years in prison.
Jewel Topsfield 2:11 AM Indonesia appears to be moving towards an annual figure for the import of live cattle with an upbeat Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce announcing "I know the outcome but I am not going to say what it is" following a meeting in Jakarta.
Anne Gearan and David Nakamura 1:39 AM US presidential candidate would not support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) based on what she knows of the deal so far.
Sarah Kaplan and Fred Barbash 11:33 PM At the far reaches of the planet, where Earth's magnetic field is weak and the stars seems somehow closer than normal, dancing, multi-colored flares of light stream across the sky.
Jeffrey Heller 9:36 PM Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has banned Israeli cabinet ministers and legislators from visiting a sensitive Jerusalem holy site where rising tensions have spilled over into a wave of Palestinian attacks.
9:17 PM The Waitarere Four Square supermarket is most likely busy on Monday night. It's a hub for the little beach village on New Zealand's lower North Island, where the population fluctuates between 500 and 800.
Lindsay Murdoch 8:53 PM A video posted on Facebook shows nightclub security guards viciously kicking and punching two tourists in the latest attack on foreigners on the Thai resort island.
8:41 PM A Saudi woman who posted a video of her husband groping the family maid on social media may face jail under the country's defamation laws, according to a report in a Saudi newspaper.
5:39 PM News Corp chief's tweet suggests that US President Barack Obama isn't a "real black president".
Saffron Howden 3:00 PM A massive, global coral bleaching event is underway which could affect 38 per cent of the world's reefs by year's end, including the Great Barrier Reef, scientists have revealed.
Laila Bassam and Tom Perry 1:58 PM Moscow and Tehran have agreed Russian warplanes will support Iranian, Syrian and Hezbollah forces on ground, source says.
Peter Holley 12:22 PM It sounds like an underdog story plucked from the pages of a yet unwritten Walt Disney screenplay — and in some ways, it is.
12:21 PM Iran's Supreme Leader has banned any further negotiations with the US, putting the brakes on moderates hoping to end Iran's isolation.
Lindsay Murdoch 12:17 PM Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has vowed to lead Myanmar behind the scenes if her party wins elections next month, signalling a post-poll power struggle with the country's entrenched military rulers.
11:49 AM Two police officers involved in the mistaken arrest of James Blake, including one who allegedly crash-tackled the former professional tennis player, are to face an administrative trial.
Jewel Topsfield and Amilia Rosa 11:39 AM A 66-year-old Australian woman is being investigated by Bali police over the possible illegal adoption of three Indonesian children.
Ernie Suggs 10:26 AM When a man posted a selfie with a co-worker's son to Facebook, it became a magnet for racist comments. Now his mother, their employer, and her supporters on social media, have hit back.
Colleen Jenkins 8:50 AM South Carolina grappled with the damage wrought by record rainfall, as the death toll from widespread flooding rose to 15 and residents braced for more evacuations in areas near swollen waterways and dams across the state in the south of the US.
Richard Winton 8:00 AM Just when you thought Bill Cosby couldn't be in any more trouble, a woman has sued him, alleging the legendary comedian drugged and sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in 2008.