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These photos of The Mountain from 'Game of Thrones' and his tiny girlfriend have baffled Instagram users

Photos of The Mountain from "Game of Thrones" and his Canadian girlfriend have fascinated Instagram users. He is 6 foot 9 inches, while she is reportedly just 5 foot 2 inches.

Google is opening a new AI research centre in China

Google is opening a new artificial intelligence centre in China. There is a fierce battle for AI talent taking place between the world's biggest technology companies.

Tillerson's new North Korea strategy praised by China and Russia -- but undermined by Trump

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson seemed to lay out a new strategy on North Korea on Tuesday, but the White House followed with a vague statement that seemed to dispute him.

A baby was born with her heart outside her chest -- but has survived thanks to 3 risky operations by 50 doctors

A baby born with her heart outside her chest has survived in a "miracle." Vanellope Hope Wilkins was given less than a 10% chance of survival.

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Yellen's farewell at the Fed has become more complicated

The Federal Reserve is widely expected to raise interest rates on Wednesday, and chair Janet Yellen is set to hold her final press conference. Less certain is what the Fed forecasts for 2018.

All the 'Star Wars' movies, ranked from worst to best

It's now become a yearly discussion. Where does the latest "Star Wars" movie rank all time? With Disney releasing a "Star Wars" movie every year for the foreseeable future, the ranking of all the movies in the franchise has become one of…

The Fed is about to raise interest rates again -- here's how it happens, and why it matters

The Federal Reserve is set to raise its benchmark interest rate again on Wednesday. The Fed adjusts the interest rates that banks charge to borrow from one another, which is eventually passed on to consumers.

Here's a super-quick guide to what traders are talking about right now

Dave Lutz, head of ETFs at JonesTrading, has an overview of today's markets. US markets are trading near all-time highs after Doug Jones wins the special election in Alabama.


78 years ago, the British won a surprise victory over Nazi Germany in the first major naval battle of World War II

World War II got off to a bad start for the British. About two weeks after Poland surrendered to Germany at the end of September - succumbing to a month of the Nazi blitzkrieg - the British battleship HMS Royal Oak was sunk by a U-boat,…

Here's how many calories are in this year's trendiest foods

Google just released its list of the most-searched terms this year. Items from fast-food chains like McDonald's,Taco Bell, and Starbucks were often paired with the search term "calories."

The 10 top-trending actors on Google in 2017 were largely notable for reasons other than acting

Google's list of the top-trending actors of the year contains several names that weren't particularly notable for their acting output. Meghan Markle topped the list after her engagement to Prince Harry became a prominent search item.

Google reveals the 10 most popular pro sports teams in searches during 2017

Google has released its top-trending searches of 2017 as part of their "Year in Search 2017." The Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, New England Patriots, and Atlanta Falcons all reached the championship games in their respective leagues…

The top-trending TV show on Google this year was a Netflix series about teen suicide -- here's the full list

Google has released its "year in search" for 2017, and the top-trending TV show in the US was a controversial teen drama from Netflix. This year, the top TV shows included ABC's "Bachelor in Paradise," which had a scandalous shut down over…

5 financial choices that will haunt your money for life

Everyone makes financial mistakes, but some people know how to work their way out of them. When it comes to money, bad decisions can pile up and affect you for the rest of your life. Fortunately, these mistakes can be avoided - and even…


Trump says Roy Moore lost because 'the deck was stacked against him'

President Donald Trump tweeted that defeated Senate candidate from Alabama, Roy Moore, had the deck stacked against him in Tuesday's election. Trump added that he originally had pushed for a different candidate because he knew Moore would…

A show about rescued dogs and neglected ponies has 130 million views on Facebook, and it could be coming to a TV near you

The Dodo's animal-focused show "Comeback Kids. Animal Edition" is the most popular show on Facebook Watch based on overall views, views per episode and shares per episode.

PMQs: Jeremy Corbyn accuses May of presiding over a homelessness crisis

Corbyn blames Conservatives for "national disgrace" of rising homelessness. The Tories continue to "neglect working-class communities," Corbyn said in PMQs.

AUSTRALIAN STOCKS ON HOLD Here's what you need to know

Australian stocks closed marginally higher. Today’s scoreboard. ASX200. 6,023.90 +10.70 +0.18% All Ordinaries. 6,103.10 +10.00 +0.16%

The top 10 Google searches by Australians in 2017

Australians in 2017 took to the web to search for enlightenment on fidget spinners, the same sex marriage vote, Cyclone Debbie, Beef Stroganoff and political tension in North Korea.

This chart shows iPhone X adoption has overtaken the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

Apple stopped releasing first weekend iPhone sales figures with the iPhone 7, making it hard to tell how the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus are selling.


Apple is investing $390 million into a company that makes chips for the iPhone X and AirPods

Apple announced that it's investing $US390 million (£292 million) into Finisar, a company that builds special chips for some of its products. This is the second round in a larger $US1 billion (£750 million) investment plan which first saw…

10 things you need to know before the opening bell

Here is what you need to know. The Federal Reserve meets. The US central bank is widely expected to raise its key interest rate by 25 basis points to a range of 1.25% to 1.50% at the conclusion of Wednesday's meeting.

One of the most in-form strikers in European football nailed a must-see Beckham-style goal from 40 yards

Radamel Falcao has nailed a long-range goal that David Beckham would have been proud of. The AS Monaco striker scored from just outside the centre circle during a French league cup match on Tuesday evening.

MPs demand the power to vote down Theresa May's Brexit deal

Labour, Green, Lib Dem and SNP MPs rally outside Parliament ahead of crucial amendment 7 vote. MPs will vote whether Parliament should get a meaningful vote on any final Brexit deal.

How an erratic sleep schedule affects your ability to lose weight -- and the exact time you should go to bed to get results

A new survey by Forza Supplements has linked sleep patterns to weight loss. Sleeping for at least 7.5 hours each night makes you less likely to snack.


Meghan Markle is spending Christmas Day with Prince Harry and the Queen at Sandringham

Meghan Markle will spend Christmas Day with fiancee Prince Harry and the rest of the royal family, according to Sky News. Kensington Palace reportedly confirmed that the unmarried couple would break tradition by spending the holiday…

There is a new chapter in Harry Potter's story -- and it was written by artificial intelligence

An artificial intelligence tool read all of the "Harry Potter" books and automatically generated a new, self-written chapter out of what it learned.

4-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome has failed a drug test and could face a lengthy ban from the sport

Renowned British cyclist Chris Froome has failed a drugs test. The four-time Tour de France winner's urine sample during the Vuelta a España in September contained twice the permitted level of salbutamol, a legal asthma drug.

Ethics watchdog: Facebook, Google, and Twitter should be prosecuted for illegal content

Facebook, Google, Twitter, and other web firms are likely to face new sanctions in the UK about hosting abusive content on their platforms. The government's ethics committee has recommended that prime minister Theresa May sues the web…


A former CBA financial planner who forged client signatures and cost the bank more than $2.2 million has escaped conviction

A former senior Commonwealth Bank financial planner who pleaded guilty to forging 33 documents over 30 months while working at the Broadbeach Commonwealth Bank branch on the Gold Coast has escaped conviction and been fined just $3,000.

'The gap has narrowed': UK unemployment is close to a record low -- and wage growth is finally picking up

UK unemployment rate stays at joint record low of 4.3%, with 26,000 fewer people out of work. However, employment numbers fall - 56,000 fewer people in work than in the previous data period, the ONS says.

Revenue at online estate agent Purplebricks jumps 150% -- as analysts question results 'riddles'

Purplebricks said group revenue for the six months to October 31 to was up 150% to £46.8 million, while UK revenue was up 118% to £39.9 million. million,

15 of the best Australian photos from Getty Images in 2017

Getty Images has unveiled its Year In Focus 2017 Collection, a roundup of the most defining images from the year. The photo business has selected a handful of the most striking images taken in Australia, highlighting some of the biggest…

There's suddenly a glimmer of hope for Australia's beleaguered retail sector, but there are still plenty of reasons for caution

After a pretty bleak September quarter, there's suddenly a glimmer of hope for Australia's beleaguered retail sector. Retail sales, after a very weak run, rose by 0.5% in October, the largest percentage increase since May.