Pipe bombs sent to Obama, Clintons, CNN

Crude pipe bombs targeting Hillary Clinton, former president Barack Obama, CNN and others have been intercepted in a rash of attacks two weeks before nationwide elections that could reshape US Congress and serve as a referendum on the first two years of President Donald Trump’s presidency.

Saudi prince vows justice over Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has vowed to bring the killers of dissident writer Jamal Khashoggi to justice, describing the case as ‘painful, horrible and unjustified’ in his first public speech since the start of the crisis.

South Carolina waiting for US lotto winner

The number of billionaires in South Carolina may have doubled overnight – at least before taxes – after a lottery ticket sold in the state won the $US1.5 billion ($A2.17 billion) Mega Millions lottery jackpot.

EU moves to ban 10 single-use plastics

European Union lawmakers have moved to ban widely-used, throw-away plastics such as straws and cotton buds, and put a greater burden on manufacturers to recycle in an effort to clear up ocean pollution.

Schwimmer cheekily joins UK thief debate

Actor David Schwimmer has responded after social media users drew attention to an alleged thief who bears a resemblance to his character in the US sitcom Friends.