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Apple, Qualcomm face decisive trial in global chips brawl

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Apple Inc. and Qualcomm Inc. have spent two years fighting around the globe over how much the chipmaker can charge for iPhones that use its patented technology, with neither landing a decisive blow. That could change with a trial starting...

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Martin Winterkorn, ex-VW chief, charged by Germany in diesel emissions scheme

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German prosecutors on Monday charged Martin Winterkorn, Volkswagen’s former chief executive, with aggravated fraud for his role in the automaker’s...

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Organigram revenue soars in first full quarter of recreational sales

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Cannabis producer Organigram Holdings Inc. swung to a loss of $6.4 million in its latest quarter as its revenue soared...

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Dog owners are much happier than cat owners, survey finds

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The well-respected survey that’s been a barometer of American politics, culture and behaviour for more than four decades finally got around to the question that has bedevilled many a household.Dog...

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Chelsea player Danny Drinkwater charged with drunk driving

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Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater has been charged with drunk driving after crashing his car into a wall after a night out. Cheshire Police in northern England say Drinkwater was arrested...

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Eclecticism of Savannah’s music fest took in Bach, bluegrass and beyond

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Question: What do Mauritania, Cuba. Argentina, Sweden, Inner Mongolia, Hungary, Finland, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Mali, Ireland, and Benin have in common? Answer: They were all represented at this year’s...

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Mummified mice found in husband and wife’s tomb in Egypt

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By Philip Whiteside, international news reporter Dozens of mummified mice have been found in a newly discovered tomb belonging to a husband and wife in Egypt. The burial chamber was...

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Dog undergoes surgery after swallowing video game

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A dog has undergone life-saving emergency surgery after swallowing a video game. Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rocco was taken to vet charity PDSA's Glasgow Shamrock Street Pet Hospital after he began vomiting and could not eat. An X-ray of the four-year-old dog showed a rectangular-shaped object in his small intestine that turned out to be a Nintendo DS cartridge.Owner Sean Johnston,...

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Mummified mice found in husband and wife’s tomb in Egypt

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By Philip Whiteside, international news reporter Dozens of mummified mice have been found in a newly discovered tomb belonging to a husband and wife in Egypt. The burial chamber was located after authorities came across a group of grave robbers attempting to secretly dig in an area of archaeological importance. Image: The mummified remains of the owners of the tomb...

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Thousands sign online petition to save ‘Flintstone’ house

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By Zayneb Benyoucef, news reporter Nearly 20,000 people have signed an online petition in a bid to save a "Flintstone" home at the centre of a planning row.The house, an architectural homage to 1960s cartoon The Flintstones, has been a landmark in Hillsborough, California, since it was built in 1976. However, the addition of colourful mushroom ornaments and dinosaur sculptures...

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Pope warns football fans against calling Messi ‘God’

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By David Mercer, news reporter He's arguably the greatest footballer to ever play the game but fans shouldn't call Lionel Messi "God", according to the Pope.The Pontiff says using the term to describe the Barcelona star is theoretically "sacrilege" and has warned supporters against doing it. Asked about the subject on Spanish television channel La Sexta, Pope Francis said: "In...

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Skrillex dubstep ‘could protect against mosquitoes’

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A study has found a track by Skrillex, the electronic artist known for his dubstep music, could be an effective way to protect against mosquitoes.Insect and disease scientists from around the world played the electronic music to yellow fever mosquitoes (aedes aegypti) to investigate the effects. The team said: "Sound and its reception are crucial for reproduction, survival, and population...

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$10 charge for driving on the ‘Crookedest Street in the World’

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The thousands of tourists who drive down San Francisco's famous crooked street each year could soon have to pay for the privilege.Local residents have long complained that Lombard Street feels more like an overcrowded amusement park than a neighbourhood thoroughfare. During the summer an estimated 6,000 people a day visit the 600-foot-long street.Now city officials have announced a bill that...