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Staff at Italian hospital suspected of shirking on grand scale

ROME Doctors and nurses are among 94 hospital workers from Naples who have been placed under investigation on suspicion of repeatedly skipping work, police said on Friday.

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Thimble dropped from Monopoly board game after getting a thumbs-down

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Feb 16 2017

Tired of screen addicts, Vienna cafe says phone juice costs extra

VIENNA Grumpy waiter service is as traditional as apple strudel in Vienna, but a cafe in one of the city's most recognizable landmarks has caused disquiet with what seems to be an Austrian first: charging customers for charging their phones.

Feb 15 2017

Atlanta zoo welcomes baby cockroach 'Tom Brady'

Atlanta Falcons fans no doubt were calling Tom Brady all sorts of names after this month's Super Bowl, and now the city has a cockroach named after the New England quarterback.

Feb 14 2017

Bike-promoting Belgian minister finds own cycle stolen

BRUSSELS A Belgian minister arrived by bike to a news conference to promote cycling on Tuesday, only to find it had been stolen when he left half an hour later.

Feb 15 2017

Paris museum gets an Airbus A380 superjumbo

PARIS France honored the A380 superjumbo with a place in its national aerospace museum on Tuesday, granting it equal status with the Boeing 747 even as questions pile up over the future of the industry's biggest jets.

Arts Feb 14 2017

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