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Mussolini's air raid bunker to open to the public

ROME - Benito Mussolini's personal air raid shelter is opening to the public, 74 years after Italy's former fascist dictator started building a network of fortified underground rooms to protect himself and his family from wartime bombing.

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Australian returns home from holiday with spider in stomach

SYDNEY - An Australian man had a spider removed from his stomach after it burrowed its way into his body and survived for three days before being removed.

17 Oct 2014

Topless activist fined for exhibitionism in attack on Putin wax figure

PARIS - A Ukrainian activist belonging to topless feminist group Femen was convicted for exhibitionism by a Paris court on Wednesday for having attacked a statue of Russian President Vladimir Putin at a wax museum in the capital.

15 Oct 2014

German police find record heroin haul in truckload of gherkins and garlic

DUESSELDORF Germany - Police have found Germany's biggest-ever stash of heroin, with an estimated street value of 50 million euros ($60 million) (37.04 million pound), hidden in a truckload of pickled cucumbers and garlic.

09 Oct 2014

Sausage, Greece's 'protest dog', dies of heart attack

ATHENS - Sausage, the ginger mongrel who became famous for appearing at anti-austerity protests and barking at riot police at the height of Greece's debt crisis, has died of a heart attack, local officials said on Thursday.

09 Oct 2014

McGinley even angled for advantage with fish tank

GLENEAGLES Scotland - Such was the meticulous attention to every detail during Paul McGinley's victorious campaign as European Ryder Cup captain, the Irishman even made careful plans for the fish tank in the team room.

Sport 29 Sep 2014