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The black rat's blackened name

Telegraph View: It was not rats which carried the medieval Black Plague but an altogether cuter animal<p>We owe the rat an apology, it seems.<p>For centuries we have blamed the black variety, Rattus rattus, for inflicting the greatest calamity mankind has known – the Black Death of the mid-14th century, …

No club compensation for a 2022 winter World Cup: FIFA | Reuters

DOHA (Reuters) - FIFA flexed its muscles again on Wednesday when it announced that clubs will not get any compensation for losing players and suffering domestic disruption due to a 2022 winter World Cup in Qatar.<p>FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke addresses a news conference regarding the legacy …

Apple Told to Pay $533 Million for Breaching Gaming Patents

A federal jury in Texas has ordered Apple to pay $532.9 million for infringing on patents held by Smartflash LLC, in software and games delivered through iTunes, reports Bloomberg.<p>The plaintiff claimed that Apple infringed three patents related to “data storage and managing access through payment …

Arrest warrant issued for Bangladesh ex-PM

A Bangladeshi court has issued an arrest warrant for opposition leader Khaleda Zia for failing to attend hearings for graft charges, amid growing political turmoil in the country.<p>Dhaka's anti-corruption court Judge Abu Ahmed "issued the warrant against her" despite her house arrest since January, …