Can hobbits swim? 'Mordor under the sea' found off Australia

Today in news best suited for sneaky little Hobbitses and Shire-folk, scientists unveiled a map of a faraway volcanic realm that has a distinct look of Mordor about it. Unfortunately for any ring bearers, the molten landscape has probably been hidden unde


What is the government shutdown?

It will affect millions of Americans


Revealed: Ministers Spend Millions 'Pestering' Firms To Export As Brexit Looms

Liam Fox is using taxpayers cash to target ads at firms he once called 'lazy'.


Failing to switch energy supplier costs millions of UK households £1,500 over past six years

Ofgem figures show that more than a third of UK households have remained with the same gas or electricity provider for five years

Life & Style

Inside the niche world of equestrian show jumping, the elite sport reserved for the world's wealthiest and most competitive kids

For those who can afford to participate, show jumping offers millions of dollars of prize money and international glory.

United States

UMass gets Chan Zuckerberg grant for scientific project

The University of Massachusetts has received a $5.5 million grant from a philanthropy founded by the man behind Facebook and his wife to create a way to search millions of scientific research articles.

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Jacob Rees-Mogg wants tax relief for billionaire Brexit donors

MPs across the House of Commons have backed a law change that will create millions of pounds of tax relief for wealthy donors to the Leave and Remain referendum campaigns


Government shutdown predicted to increase weapons costs for the Pentagon

The potential shutdown could cost hundreds of millions of dollars for the Pentagon, or even billions government-wide in terms of legal disputes over...


Motorists of the world take heart: even popes get flat tires

LIMA (Reuters) - Pope Francis may have divine inspiration but not divine inflation: on Friday he suffered what millions of ordinary people have to deal with -- a flat tire.


Every time Trump flies to his New Jersey golf club, it costs taxpayers more than $15,000 an hour

Trump's trips to Mar-a-Lago and his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey have already cost millions of dollars.


Trump's Attacks On Women Worldwide Mean The Resistance Is Global

The president took a pen and signed a death warrant for millions of women around the world - but we won't be gagged


Who's affected by a shutdown: By the numbers

If Congress can't agree on a plan to fund the federal government before time runs out, a shutdown is expected to affect millions of Americans.

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$6 million in chips stolen in Wynn casino heist

Police in the Chinese gambling hub of Macau are hunting for millions of dollars in casino chips after they were stolen -- allegedly by a croupier.

United Kingdom

Millions of Brits ‘overwhelmed’ by heavy workload, busy social calendar and cash worries

MILLIONS of Brits are ‘overwhelmed’ by mounting work pressures, busy social calendars and financial worries, a study has found. Research revealed two thirds feel a constant sense of dread caused by the stress of their day-to-day lives. More t


Russian minister warns against reviving Nazis at exhibition

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has opened an exhibition on the Holocaust in the former Soviet Union, saying the world has "a sacred duty" not only to commemorate the millions of victims "but to do everything in our power to prevent such tragedies

United States

LAPD spent millions on 'green' electric BMWs used for joyrides to nail salons, day lunches: report

Two years after the LAPD touted a multimillion-dollar purchase a fleet of eco-friendly electric BMWS, officers are mostly using the cars for personal trips to grab lunch and, in one case, visit a nail salon, according to a local report.

United Kingdom

White-collar crime still a ‘major problem’ with just 12 insider trading convictions in past five years

WHITE-COLLAR crime is still a “major problem” with only 12 insider traders convicted in the past five years despite strong indications of foul play. An investigation by The Times reveals that a large number of investors could potentially be


Darabont files new lawsuit against AMC Networks over 'The Walking Dead'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Frank Darabont, a key creator behind "The Walking Dead," on Thursday filed a second lawsuit against AMC Networks Inc, claiming to have been deprived of tens of millions of dollars of additional profit from the hit cable TV series.


Britain agrees to pledge millions for border security measures in France

French President Emmanuel Macron won a significant victory Thursday when he and British Prime Minister Theresa May announced that Britain would pay for new border measures in France.


A surprisingly small amount more money per month is all it would take to make us happier

A poll of 2,000 adults revealed money really can buy you happiness - but in contrary to common belief we don't need millions to put a smile on our faces


South Korea Wants To Ban Crypto Trade, While Government Officials And Big Banks Make Millions

At least one financial regulatory employee was allegedly banking on the cryptocurrency craze through insider trading and big banks made millions of dollars last year on commissions.


A Year Ago, They Marched. Now a Record Number of Women Are Running for Office

One year ago, millions of women protested in the streets. Now there are more women running for office than ever before.


FA chiefs admit VAR teething problems ‘inevitable’ after Chelsea penalty controversy against Norwich in FA Cup

ENGLISH football’s first VAR controversy left FA chiefs admitting that teething problems always were inevitable. Ref Graham Scott was castigated by Chelsea fans when he booked Willian for an extra-time “dive” in the third round repla


Residents' fury over £2m bill to replace Grenfell-style cladding

Residents in a privately-owned high-rise block with the same cladding that was used on Grenfell Tower may be forced to pay millions for replacement panels to be installed.


Old-Age Safety Net Frays for Millions of Americans

Long-term-care insurance was supposed to help pay for nursing homes, assisted living and personal aides. Now, though, the industry is in financial turmoil, causing misery for many of the 7.3 million people who own a long-term-care policy.

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