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Apple told to pay $302 mn in damages to US patent firm

Apple told to pay $302 mn in damages to US patent firm

San Francisco, Oct 3:A court has ordered Apple to pay $302.4 million to Nevada-based patent holding and security software company VirnetX for “infringing two patents related to Apple’s FaceTime communication application”. According to a report in Ars Technica, the jury in Tyler, Texas, found that the Cupertino-based tech giant “infringed on two patents related to

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Australia to offer new five-year visas to migrants’ families

Canberra: The Australian government on Saturday (Sep 24)launched a new five-year visas for families of migrants in a bid to reduce decade-long waiting list seeking permanent residency. The move was made after the government became aware of frustrations surrounding the current visa programme, Assistant Minister for Immigration Alex Hawke said. Currently, if family members of


Man charged with committing terror attack in Australia

Sydney, Sep 11: A man inspired by the Islamic State (IS) was charged with committing a terror attack as well as an attempted murder of a 59-year-old man in Sydney, Australia on Sunday. New South Wales (NSW) police said the man was charged after another man was found with multiple stab wounds outside a home at

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Islamic State threatens Australia in its new magazine

Beirut, Sep 6: A new Islamic State magazine on Tuesday threatened to carry out attacks at several Australian landmarks. Rumiyah, published in seven languages has singled out Australia for terrorist attacks, naming in a chilling message the famous Bondi beach in Sydney, the Sydney Cricket Ground and the Melbourne Cricket Ground as their next targets.


Sikh contestant in popular UK bakery show racially abused

London, Sep 3: A 28-year-old Sikh contestant on this year’s Great British Bake Off disclosed that he suffered racial abuse after appearing in the first two episodes of the hit BBC show. Rav Bansal said he was asked whether he was a “P—” by a stranger who referred to the “not-so-British Bake Off”, The Telegraph


Adani’s Australian coal project cleared, work from 2017

Mumbai: Adani Enterprises on Aug 29 said it has overcome one of its last legal hurdles over the $16.5 billion dollar Carmichael coal project in Australia’s Queensland state, and said construction will begin next year. The country’s Federal Court dismissed an appeal by the Australian Conservation Foundation that had argued that the authorities had failed to

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Young girl pulled alive from earthquake rubble in Italy; toll 241

Amatrice: A rescue team pulled a 10-year-old girl alive from the rubble of a house in town of Pescara del Tronto, 18 hours after it was flattened by a devastating earthquake in Italy’s central Apennines. The schoolgirl, named Giulia, was rescued late on Wednesday (Aug 24) amid cheering but 90 percent of the earthquake victims


Australians to vote on same-sex marriage in February 2017

  Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is expected to inform members of the Liberal National Party (LNP) of the new timeline for the vote at a party meeting in September, officials said on Aug 21. A February plebiscite on the issue would break Turnbull’s election promise that the Australian people would vote on the issue in


Health warnings in Tasmania over deadly fatal paralytic poisoning

Melbourne, Aug 15: Authorities in Australia’a Tasmania state are urging people to stop consuming seafood due to the risk of potentially-fatal paralytic poisoning. Mark Veitch, Tasmania’s acting director of public health, released a statement late Sunday night warning Tasmanians and tourists to heed the “very real” threat to health, which has come due to an algal