Rugby Union

Dylan Hartley ruled out of England's tour of South Africa due to concussion

Dylan Hartley has been ruled out of England's summer tour of South Africa due to concussion.

United States

California risks severe 'whiplash' from drought to flood: scientists

OSLO (Reuters) - California will suffer more volatile weather this century with a "whiplash" from drought to rain and mounting risks a repeat of the devastating "Great Flood" of 1862, scientists said on Monday.

United States

U.S. anti-Muslim hate crimes rose 15 percent in 2017: advocacy group

BOSTON (Reuters) - Hate crimes targeting U.S. Muslims rose 15 percent in 2017, the second year of increases, according to a study released on Monday by advocacy group the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Technology

Jeff Bezos once said he has Bernie Madoff to thank for his e-commerce empire

The Amazon founder and CEO left his job at a New York-based hedge fund in 1994 and set out to sell books online, driven off Wall Street in part by competition from Madoff.

World

Who is Keith Raniere? NXIVM ‘sex cult’ leader who allegedly had a sexual relationship with his ‘slave’ Allison Mack

SEX cult founder Keith Raniere has been arrested in New York after claims emerged of women being branded with his initials. The Albany-based NXIUM cult also saw women forced into having sex with Raniere, who has now been charged with sex trafficking. But

World

What is the Doomsday clock, how close to midnight is it and was the time changed for 2018?

SCIENTISTS have moved the Doomsday clock another 30 seconds closer to midnight, setting the time at 23:57 for the first time since 1953. Here’s how the clock works, why the time changes and what it means… What is the Doomsday Clock? Devised in

Africa

They stopped a Russian nuclear deal

Two South African environment champions have won the Goldman prize for stopping a Russian nuclear deal.

Technology

Netflix paid CEO Reed Hastings $24.4 million last year

Ted Sarandos, chief content officer, made $22.4 million, up from $18.9 million the prior year.

Gaming

Doom is getting another shot at being a video game movie

Netflix could be eyeing up a new Doom film adaptation, and it’s already got a ‘super cool’ director and someone from Sharknado 3 involved.

Politics

Would-be Labour MP faces the sack after claiming the murder of Jo Cox and the Manchester Arena bombing were both set-ups

A WOULD-BE Labour MP faces the sack after claiming the murder of Jo Cox and the Manchester Arena bombing were both set-ups. Mandy Richards, who was provisionally selected to fight the Tory-held marginal seat of Worcester, has tweeted a number of conspirac

World

‘Queen of media’ predicts break-up of WPP following Sorrell’s departure

Lorna Tilbian told CNBC that breaking up the advertising giant would resolve high debt and an expensive dividend.

World

Inside the sleazy Thai ‘sex holiday’ firms targeting randy middle aged Brits with ‘fresh out of school virgins and ladyboys’

SEEDY Thai websites offer western perverts package sex holidays with “fresh out of school virgins” and “ladyboys.” Sex tourism in Thailand is big business with prostitution accounting for around 10% of the country’s GDP. The Sun Online h

United States

It could pay to start booking your summer vacation this week

Fare-tracking site Hipmunk expects domestic summer airfares to be at bargain levels this week.

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