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Apple demanded $1 billion for chance to win iPhone: Qualcomm CEO

SAN JOSE, California (Reuters) – Qualcomm sought to become the sole supplier of modem chips for Apple’s iPhone to recoup a $1-billion “incentive payment” that Apple insisted on, not to block rivals from the market, Qualcomm’s chief executive testified on Friday. FILE PHOTO: A woman checks her phone at a flagship Apple store at Iconsiam shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand November 9, 2018. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun The payment from Qualcomm to Apple – part of a 2011 deal between Apple and Qualcomm – was meant to ease the technical costs…

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What happened in the Premier League? Tottenham miss chance to narrow gap on Liverpool

Harry Kane scored his 13th Premier League goal of the season to put Tottenham in front against Wolves Tottenham missed the opportunity to narrow the gap on Premier League leaders Liverpool as Wolves fought back to defeat Mauricio Pochettino’s side. Harry Kane’s stunning strike from range had given Spurs a first-half lead, but goals from Willy Boly, Raul Jimenez and Helder Costa turned the game around. Liverpool will look to extend their advantage when they face Arsenal in Saturday’s late kick-off (17:30 GMT). Meanwhile, there were two late winners at…

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‘Canelo’ Alvarez v Rocky Fielding: Briton relishing chance to upset the odds

When Rocky Fielding opened the New York Stock Exchange Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez v Rocky Fielding Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York Date: Saturday, 15 December Coverage: Live text commentary on BBC Sport website Rocky Fielding says he will relish the chance to upset the odds and silence doubters when he takes on Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez at a venue he could once only dream of competing in. The Briton, 31, faces Alvarez at New York’s Madison Square Garden in the early hours of Sunday and BBC Sport’s pundits believe only a…

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Science 

What chance has Nasa of finding life on Mars?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDrive with Nasa’s next Mars rover through Jezero Crater It could be easier to detect the signs of ancient life on Mars than it is on Earth, say scientists connected with Nasa’s next rover mission. The six-wheeled robot is due to touch down on the Red Planet in 2021 with the specific aim of trying to identify evidence of past biology. It will be searching for clues in rocks that are perhaps 3.9 billion years old. Confirming life on Earth at that…

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Alvarez v Fielding: Briton ready to seize chance against Mexican legend

Fielding took his selfie with Alvarez at a boxing event in November 2017 Late last year, finding himself alongside boxing legend Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez at an event in Belfast, British fighter Rocky Fielding took the opportunity to grab a selfie with the Mexican great. A few months later, while on holiday in Alvarez’s homeland, Fielding was able to wow the locals with his snap of himself alongside their national hero. One man was taken aback enough to offer Fielding his car for the day, allowing him to take his young…

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Motor racing: Rule changes are a chance for all F1 teams, says Wolff

FILE PHOTO: Mercedes AMG Formula One team director Toto Wolff attends the FIA Champions news conference for FIA Prize Giving 2017 in Paris, France December 8, 2017. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) – Rule changes could give every Formula One team a chance to pull off a surprise next season, Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff said on Friday. Speaking ahead of the governing FIA’s awards ceremony in Russia, the Austrian told reporters he felt “everything is possible”. “It is almost like 2009 where Brawn identified the double diffuser. I…

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Rotherham grooming: Rapist Arshid Hussain ‘gets chance to see victim’s child’

Image caption Sammy Woodhouse’s son was conceived when she was raped by Arshid Hussain A child exploitation scandal victim has called for a law change amid claims a man who raped her has been invited to play a role in her son’s life. Arshid Hussain, who was jailed for 35 years in 2016, was told by Rotherham Council he could seek visits from the child, The Times reported. Sammy Woodhouse told Good Morning Britain she was devastated when she was informed at a court hearing. Ms Woodhouse said Hussain had…

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Strong chance of a new El Niño forming by early 2019

Image copyright NOAA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Image caption An image showing the 2015 El Niño with rising temperatures in the Pacific The World Meteorological Organization says there’s a 75-80% chance of a weak El Niño forming within three months. The naturally occurring event causes changes in the temperature of the Pacific Ocean and has a major influence on weather patterns around the world. It is linked to floods in South America and droughts in Africa and Asia. El Niño events often lead to record temperatures as heat rises from the Pacific.…

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Sri Lanka v England: Jack Leach says tourists have ‘great chance’ to win

Jack Leach will resume as nightwatchman for England on day three Second Test, Pallekele (day two) England 290 & 0-0 Sri Lanka 336: Roshen 85, Karunaratne 63, Dhananjaya 59, Leach 3-70, Rashid 3-75 England trail by 46 runs Scorecard England have a “great chance” of victory over Sri Lanka in the second Test with “any kind of a score” in their second innings, says spinner Jack Leach. Roshen Silva’s 85 helped Sri Lanka make 336 on day two, a lead of 46 runs on a pitch offering significant turn. England…

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Leicester helicopter crash: ‘Minimal chance’ of survival for five on board

Image copyright Getty Images/Facebook/Instagram Image caption (L-R): Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, Kaveporn Punpare, Nusara Suknamai, Izabela Roza Lechowicz and Eric Swaffer were killed in the crash on 27 October There was “minimal chance” for anyone to survive a helicopter crash outside Leicester City’s stadium in which five people died, an inquest has heard. Club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died alongside four others when the aircraft came down shortly after a match on 27 October. Det Ch Supt David Sandall told the inquest an intense fire stopped anyone getting in or out of the…

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