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The US. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis is stepping down in February, the latest in a series of senior figures to leave the White House. In his resignation letter, Mr Mattis says he's resigning so Donald Trump could appoint someone whose views align more closely with his own. The departure comes a day after Mr Trump announced he was withdrawing troops from Syria.

US prosecutors have charged two Chinese nationals over a massive hacking campaign to steal data from major entities, including the US Navy and the space agency NASA. Authorities allege the hackers worked in association with China's Ministry of State Security to target commercial secrets in Europe, Asia and the United States. Australia's cyber security adviser says it's a wakeup call for the country to lift cyber protections.

The damage bill from a hailstorm in New South Wales is expected to reach millions of dollars, with the insurance council declaring it a catastrophe. A series of intense and rapidly moving cells pounded Sydney, the system also hit the central coast and inland areas early evening. Almost 40 thousand homes across the city were left without power, and hundreds of calls were made to the SES for help.

The Melbourne Renegades have opened their Big Bash League season with a four wicket win over the Perth Scorchers in Melbourne. The Scorchers, who are three time champions, were dismissed for just 103. The Renegades cruised to victory, reaching the target with more than four overs to spare.

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