Watch: Upbeat Hillary Clinton rejects hug from Donald Trump stand-in during US election debate preparations

A top aide to Hillary Clinton has shared a rare insight into debate preparations during last year's election, tweeting a video which shows the candidate practicing how to reject a hug from Donald Trump. 

Philippe Reines, Mrs Clinton's political consultant, wrote in the tweet, "Not easy to avoid the unwanted Trump hug, sometimes it even takes practice..."

The tweet then finished with, "A favourite moment from debate prep (9/24/16)"

In the video, Mrs Clinton and Mr Reines, who played the role of Donald Trump during the debate preparations, can be seen practicing introductions on a mock stage for an upcoming debate. 

Mrs Clinton tries to avoid the hug by trying to initiate a handshake but Mr Reines tries to force a hug upon her as she tries to run away, with Mrs Clinton's staff bursting into laughter.

The former secretary of state re-tweeted the video, writing, "I burst out laughing when I saw this video this morning. Hope it brightens your day." 

Video: Man caught trying to 'kill' mannequin with a hammer in US police sting

A man appears to have fallen into a carefully laid trap by US police who were trying to catch the person that allegedly killed two homeless people as they slept on the street.

In footage released during the court case yesterday, Shane Schindler, 30, can be seen approaching a rubber mannequin that has been dressed up by police in a hooded jumper and black boots, before being covered in a floral blanket.

Mr Schindler then paces near the decoy, before repeatedly striking it with a hammer on February 22, according to reports from the Las Vegas Review Journal.

The 30-year-old quickly seems to realise that he has just struck a mannequin and not a real person as he walks off with a confused look on his face.

The waiting police then spring into action, ordering Mr Schindler to the ground and arresting him on a concealed weapons charge and later attempted murder.

Mr Schindler has pleaded not guilty to the charges saying he knew it was a dummy before delivering the two blows.

The case is ongoing.


Watch: 'Really important the truth comes out' - actor Rebel Wilson appears relaxed ahead of defamation trial

Hollywood movie star Rebel Wilson has appeared in a Melbourne court ahead of her defamation trial against the publishers of Woman's Day, due to begin next week.

The Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect actor has just flown in from the United States for today's pre-trial hearing at the Supreme Court of Victoria.

She is suing Bauer Media for defamation over a series of magazine articles she says cost her movie roles by portraying her as a liar.

Fronting media outside the courtroom she seemed relaxed and eager to get on with the trial "I just think its really important the truth comes out in this matter and I'm really excited to get started with it finally," she said.

She also showed her trademark humour is still intact quipping, "Thanks for coming out, it can be very dry inside the courtroom".

Ms Wilson will begin giving evidence on Monday.

The Australian actress appeared outside a Melbourne court today ahead of her defamation case against the publishers of Woman's Day.