News Solo engagement: Star Wars spin-off finally gets a title 2017-10-17T17:35:28.000000000+00:00 The film, which will be released in 2018, has been named Solo: A Star Wars Story. Islamic State defeated in de facto Syrian capital Raqqa 2017-10-17T17:24:14.000000000+00:00 US-backed forces in Syria claimed they had full control of the Islamic State's onetime capital of Raqqa on Tuesday, suggesting an end to the militants' presence in their most symbolically important stronghold. Jesus Campos, Vegas security guard shot before rampage, appears to have vanished 2017-10-17T15:32:59.000000000+00:00 The story seemed straightforward: The unarmed security guard approached Stephen Paddock's room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, distracting the gunman and potentially saving lives. ASIC Ironman Greg Medcraft has proved a hard act to follow 2017-10-17T14:42:15.000000000+00:00 The story goes that ASIC chairman, Greg Medcraft, was about to hand in his badge as Australia's top corporate cop in April last year – with just one week left in office – when he heard his tenure was being extended another 18 months. When a government hears only what it wants to hear 2017-10-17T14:35:33.000000000+00:00 Politics and reliability drown out Finkel and planet concerns Simon Birmingham's reform agenda is creating uncertainty for HSC students 2017-10-17T14:35:12.000000000+00:00 School leavers seeking university places for next year had to start making decisions well before the government announced its reforms in May. New ASIC boss wants to be nimble and inquisitive 2017-10-17T14:34:25.000000000+00:00 James Shipton says success for him will be a nimble, proactive and inquisitive corporate regulator. As the new chairman of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission it is a massive ambition. Deadly tropical Storm Ophelia batters Ireland 2017-10-17T14:27:15.000000000+00:00 At least three people have died as Tropical Storm Ophelia battered Ireland's southern coast on Monday, knocking down trees and power lines and whipping up 10-metre waves. Donald Trump mocks Mike Pence: 'He wants to hang all gay people' 2017-10-17T14:24:59.000000000+00:00 US President Donald Trump joked his Vice-President wanted to "hang all gay people". Newcastle teenager dies after reports of assault at Lambton Pool 2017-10-17T14:20:10.000000000+00:00 A teenage boy has died and an investigation is under way after an incident at Lambton Swimming Pool on Tuesday afternoon.