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Hobbit’s five armies clash in Czech forest

DOKSY, The Czech Republic: Spears crossed, swords touched and arrows flew in a Czech forest over the weekend as hundreds of fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit reenacted a major battle. More than 1,000 people, dressed in costumes…

Amazon to launch ‘Lord of the Rings’ TV show

LOS ANGELES: Amazon said Monday it had acquired the global television rights to "The Lord of the Rings," based on the celebrated fantasy novels by J.R.R. Tolkien, with a multi-season commitment. Set in Middle Earth, the adaptation will…

Hobbit was another specie separate from modern man

PARIS: Half-sized humans who lived 700,000 years ago were almost certainly the ancestors of enigmatic "hobbits" whose fossils were found on the same Indonesian isle in 2003, scientists stunned by their own discovery reported Wednesday.

‘Hobbit’ roars to top of N. America box office

Los Angeles: The latest installment of the Tolkien epic series, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," claimed the top spot at the North American box office this weekend. The second part of The Hobbit film trilogy, starring Ian McKellen…