17 May 2014

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Apple, Google Call Truce in Smartphone Patent War (22)
By Agence France-Presse on 06:34 pm May 17, 2014 San Francisco. Google and Apple, the two technology titans behind the world's top smartphone platforms, called a truce Friday in a long-running patent war. "Apple and Google have agreed to dismiss all the current lawsuits that exist directly between the two companies," the companies said in a joint statement.
Record Balkan Floods Claim at Least 20 Lives (19)
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Record flooding in the Balkans left least 20 people dead in Serbia and Bosnia and is forcing tens of thousands to flee their homes, authorities said Saturday. Meteorologists say the flooding is the worst since records began 120 years ago and is due to a three-month amount of rain that fell on the region in just three days.
Utah lawmaker wants to return firing squads for executions (12)
Utah state Representative Paul Ray, right, says he believes a firing squad is a more humane form of execution. Pictured left is the execution chamber at the Utah State Prison. A lawmaker from Utah wants to return firing squad to the state as a method of execution following a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma last month. Paul Ray, a Republican member of the Utah House of Representatives, says firing squads are a more humane form of execution.
Apple and Google end smartphone litigation (20)
Technology giants settle string of lawsuits over phone operating systems Apple and Google had filed dozens of counter suits against one another in relation to their respective phone operating systems Photo: Getty By Telegraph staff 11:16AM BST 17 May 2014 Comments Apple and Google have agreed to end all outstanding litigation between them relating to smartphones in what is a major breakthrough for the two technology giants.
BC-SOC-English Summaries (18)
by Associated Press BC-SOC--English Summaries Associated Press - 17 May 2014 14:38-04:00 BC-SOC--English Summaries Summaries Saturday from English football (home teams listed first): England FA Cup Arsenal 3, Hull 2 Arsenal: Santi Cazorla (17), Laurent Koscielny (71), Aaron Ramsey (109). Hull: James Chester (4), Curtis Davies (8). Halftime: 1-2. England League Two Playoffs Southend United 2, Burton Albion 2
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