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Apple launches new patent claim against Samsung and Google Android

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European news organisations bleeding money and readers are trying to avoid extinction by asking governments in France, Germany and Italy to step in and charge Google for links to stories the internet search giant has always used for free.

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The king and queen of hip-hop had filed legal papers but after planning to launch a range of baby products

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