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Paris time lords extend Greek deadline - by a second

PARIS - By pure chance, Greece will gain fractionally more time to meet a midnight deadline on Tuesday to pay its IMF debts - thanks to a move by international time arbiters in the Paris Observatory to add one second to the world's clocks.

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Disney bans selfie sticks at theme parks over safety concerns

ORLANDO, Fla. - Walt Disney Co will ban selfie sticks starting next week at its theme parks around the world, the company said on Friday, joining a growing list of attractions that restrict the camera accessories for safety reasons.

Entertainment, 26 Jun 2015

Oregon men hospitalized, recovering after rare beaver attack

PORTLAND, Ore. - Two Oregon hikers who were assaulted by a beaver after they climbed onto its dam have been hospitalized for injuries incurred during the rare attack, law enforcement officials said on Friday.

U.S., 26 Jun 2015

Watch out for aggressive, big bird, Britons told

LONDON - Police in central England have warned locals to beware of a large, aggressive bird which has gone on the run saying it posed a "very real threat to the public".

25 Jun 2015

German robbers chased away by shopkeeper wielding vacuum cleaner

BERLIN - A German shop assistant in a late-night convenience store chased away two armed robbers demanding money with the hose of a vacuum cleaner she was using to clean her shop in Berlin's Neukoelln district, police said on Wednesday.

24 Jun 2015

Colorado man wakes to find black bear nibbling ankle: local paper

DENVER - A resident of a Colorado mountain town woke from a nap on his deck to find a black bear nibbling his ankle, but later rejected a request by wildlife officials to put a trap on his property, a local newspaper reported on Tuesday.

U.S., 23 Jun 2015